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Is it Worth it? 6 Luxury Makeup Items That You Need

BY JENNY JUNG

Dior, Chantecaille, YSL and more - luxury makeup items that are really worth your money.

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15 DEC - 2022

This one is for the true makeup fanatics who live and breathe beauty!

One of the first luxury makeup products that I splurged on was the Dior Addict Lip Glow, and I absolutely loved it to bits! Since then, my luxury makeup journey has taught me many things. For instance, just because a product has an expensive price tag, doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to love and use them. Today, I wanted to address some of the more underrated or silent beauty products from the luxury line that needs your attention.

These are the top luxury beauty items that are truly worth your time and hard earned money.

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Chantecaille Future Skin Cushion Skincare Foundation

The Chantecaille Future Skin Cushion Skincare Foundation is the original Future Skin, but on steroids. If you are looking to try a cushion foundation in a fail-proof formula, this is the one to go for.

One of the reasons why this foundation has such a high price tag is due to the fact that it includes a refill. This is quite common for cushion foundations. In any case, the Chantecaille cushion foundation is packed with powerful skincare ingredients that also contributes to the price.

The botanical film former gives this foundation an incredibly smooth finish that shields the skin from dust and environmental aggressors. Plus, the bionymph peptide stem cells extract will smooth fine lines over time with prolonged wear.

Unlike the original Future Skin, the cushion iteration has a soft matte finish with a fuller coverage that leaves your skin looking naturally perfected. Furthermore, the puff application that pushes the foundation into the skin melts the formula into the complexion with a smooth and lightweight finish.

Perfect for on the go, if you love a quick and easy product, cushion foundations are the way to go.

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Chantecaille Future Skin Cushion Skincare Foundation, $220 NZD.

Armani Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick

The Armani Lip Maestro is a liquid lipstick that does not set like the traditional liquid lipstick. This means that you get a long lasting satin-matte finish that won’t dry out throughout the day. Re-applying is a breeze and the pigmentation is out of this world considering how lightweight this formula is.

There isn’t anything quite like the Lip Maestro on the market, especially because of the unique shade range. From neon oranges to burnt plums and brick reds, you are bound to find a colour that you don’t already own.

My favourite shade is 214. A deep muted coral with pink undertones- I love using it on its own or with a neutral lip liner for an amplified nude shade.

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Armani Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick, $72 NZD.

Rae Morris Brushes

Rae Morris is a world renowned makeup artist and her brushes are used by some of the biggest names in the industry. If you are a brush whore, like myself, and you believe in the power of tools, Rae Morris brushes are an absolute must.

Don’t forget that your products are only as powerful as tools. Using the right brushes can truly change the experience that you have with a product. The Rae Morris brushes will satisfy your luxury cravings while delivering top quality brushes that will stay by your side for decades.

Rae Morris brushes are synthetic as they are crafted with micro crystal fibres. As a result, these brushes are incredibly durable and work very well with powder and liquid formulas. Despite the brushes being synthetic, you can expect extremely soft bristles that will hold its shape due the shape memory technology.

Treat yourself to a Rae Morris brush and you will never regret it! Although it may take some time to collect a substantial number of Rae Morris brushes, each one will give you a sense of accomplishment! These are some of my most treasured makeup items that really make me feel proud of myself.

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Rae Morris Brushes & Magnetic Display.

Dior Mono Couleur Couture High Colour Eyeshadow

If you are familiar with the Dior eyeshadow palettes, forget what you think you know about Dior eyeshadows. Unlike the shadows from Dior’s popularised palettes, the Mono Couleur Couture High-Colour Eyeshadows has one of the best eyeshadow formulas on the market.

You can find the full range at your nearest Dior retailer. However, Sephora stocks a limited number of shades from the line so that you can redeem the points for a VIP reward. Wherever you find them, the Dior single shadows are an absolute must.

These single shadows are incredibly soft and pigmented and they blend like an absolute dream. While the mattes are extraordinarily buttery, the shimmery shades have a unique micro-pearl and glitter formula that is very unique. Pearl star in particular is a white glittery shade that you can use to top off any look for that sparkle. If you are looking for something different, Rouge Trafalgar is a vibrant brick shade that is perfect for an autumn or spring smokey eye.

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Dior Mono Couleur Couture High Colour Eyeshadow, $62 NZD

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Candy Glaze

The YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Candy Glaze is one of the best lippies on the market. Although it is technically a tinted lip balm product, the Candy Glaze is unique due to its intense gloss factor and high pigmentation. Coupled with the fact that the shade range is incredibly diverse compared to its other tinted lip balm counterparts, the Candy Glaze is truly worth its dear price tag.

My personal favourite shades are Burgundy Temptation, Pink Satisfaction and Nude Pleasure. I love how the Candy Glaze doesn’t end up tinting the lips a hot pink after reapplication. If this is a familiar problem to you, definitely check out the Candy Glaze.

Don’t forget about the beautiful packaging!

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YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Candy Glaze, $69 NZD.

Pat McGrath Eyeshadow Palettes

Last but not least, we have to mention the Pat McGrath eyeshadows. It’s true, there is nothing quite like them anywhere else on the planet. Full bodied pigmentation, exceptional blendability, mesmerising shimmers and glitters- Pat McGrath is at the top of the eyeshadow game.

These days, eyeshadow colour stories have been uninspired, boring and lacklustre. However, Pat McGrath palettes are arranged with innovation, style and imagination. Presented in a number of formulas including matte, satin, glitters and duochromes, each palette is equipped with a little bit of everything.

Opening a Pat McGrath Eyeshadow palette is like opening the doors to makeup heaven. The Mothership Palettes are especially luxurious due to its acrylic packaging that is sturdy and high quality.

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Pat Mcgrath Eyeshadow Palettes.

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