As I was rearranging my makeup drawer to make room for my most recent purchases, I found myself appreciating all the wonderful makeup I already owned. This post will cover my absolute favourite high end makeup products. I don’t use all of these products every day. But the quality of them is like nothing else, and I have never found a cheap alternative.
1. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – $62.00
Too faced have amazing quality products so I was not surprised by the high standard of this foundation. This is my favourite foundation of all time. Its dewy, medium coverage is super buildable and leaves the skin looking so healthy and natural. I only need one pump to give my whole face a medium-full coverage, meaning the product will last me quite a while – what’s not to love?
Available at: Mecca Maxima
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Taupe – $38.00
This brow crayon is so fine and imitates the hairs like nothing I have ever used. It creates natural looking brows to die for! The colour Taupe is the perfect neutral-ashy colour for my blonde hair. It lasts all day without smudging but is also easy to correct if you make a mistake (we’ve all been there).
Available at: Sephora and Hairhouse Warehouse
3. Benefit Hoola Bronzer – $51.00
Not only is this bronzer amazing quality, with a perfect cool undertone, but it also comes with a great contouring brush. I will never purchase another bronzer again (okay, that is
probably definitely a lie) now that I have been united with this amazing product. It is the perfect colour for both contouring and bronzing and it seems to work on many skin tones.
Available at: Myer and Sephora.
4. Mac Pro Longwear Concealer – $32.00
This is not a concealer for the faint hearted… It is super full coverage but relatively light weight. A little bit of this goes a long way… like I mean one pump of this concealer is almost too much – but boy, does it look good. It makes any blemish disappear and lasts all day/night provided that you set it with a powder. This is a must have in everyone’s makeup bag.
Available at: Myer and David Jones.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette – Light to Medium – $70.00
I was very reluctant to splash cash on this palette, but after seeing it mentioned on almost every beauty blog that I laid eyes on, I caved – and I have not regretted it since. The palette is very pigmented, so a light hand is necessary – but it blends flawlessly and lasts all day.
Available at: Sephora and Hairhouse Warehouse.
6. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed – Moonstone – $60.00
I know, I know… the price seems ridiculous for something that you only use on a night out with the girls, or when your face is looking a little dull. But trust me, the finish of this highlighter is like no other. Its got the perfect sheen to it, it’s natural, visible and just simply beautiful. So if you are all about that glowing skin, this is the product for you.
Available at: Sephora and some beauty boutiques.
7. MAC Prep and Prime Fix + – $27.00
So this product is very generously priced considering all that it can be used for. I use this to set my face, prime my face, freshen up my foundation, blend products and apply eyeshadow. With this product, anything is possible. The best thing about it is if you have an eyeshadow that you love, but the colour payoff just isn’t there… spray a bit of this product on your brush, and the pigment is instantly intensified.
Available at: Myer and David Jones.
8. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – Translucent – $60.00
This product is amazing. It sets your foundation leaving a flawless finish. It is also brightening, so it is great to set the under eyes. It doesn’t dry out my skin (and my skin is pretty dry) and it lasts all day/night, keeping your foundation in position and stopping it from running down your face in even the most challenging climates. It’s pricey, but it will last quite a while and is totally worth it.
Available at: David Jones.
That’s it for my absolute favourite high end beauty products.