Normally, I don’t like to spend too much money on my makeup products (especially right now, since I don’t have any disposable income, I have to be very careful what I choose to drop my money on). That being said, there are a handful of higher-end products that I absolutely cannot shake. No matter how broke I am, I will save for months to be able to afford these goodies. I hope this article is helpful for you in your own makeup endeavors!
True Velvet Lipstick – Velvet Ribbon | Lisa Eldridge | £26.00
Should I realistically have spent £26.00 on another red lipstick? Probably not. But damn, I seriously couldn’t help myself when I watched John Maclean’s review of the Lisa Eldridge True Velvet lipsticks. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Lisa Eldridge, she is a highly successful English makeup artist, business woman, author, and YouTuber, and her high-end lipsticks are constantly sold out. With that being said, I was so excited when I checked her website over winter break and saw that her True Velvet lipsticks were back in stock, so I did go ahead and order one on the spot! This lipstick is amazing because it has an actual velvet texture, and it has an absolutely gorgeous finish on the lips. Furthermore, it lasts all day when I wear it, so I really feel like I’m getting my money’s worth. If you’re looking for a new red lipstick, I highly recommend this one.
Insta-Grip Jelly Primer | Dermablend | $33.00
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog for a while, you probably know that I am a die-hard fan of the e.l.f facial primers. However, since my skin has been especially oily lately and I had some extra cash to spare over winter break, I decided to try out this super mattifying primer by Dermablend instead. Needless to say, I’m absolutely obsessed with it. I’ve never used a product that had such a sticky, gooey texture before, but once you apply it to your face, the foundation sticks like a wonder. Of course, $33 for a face primer is kind of pricey, but if you also have extremely oily skin, I would say this product is totally worth it.
Stay All Day Eyeliner | Stila | $22.00
I have been using this eyeliner since I first started wearing makeup in 8th grade, and to this day, it’s one of my favorites. If you struggle with making your eyeliner precise, I would highly recommend this product for its precise, pointy felt tip. It’s also very opaque, so a little bit of product goes a very long way (something I appreciate when buying expensive makeup). I’ve been going strong with the same tube of eyeliner since August, so for $22, there isn’t really much for me to complain about.
Brush Bath | IT Cosmetics | $20.00
This is a product I received for Christmas a few years ago, and since I started using it, I have NOT been able to stop buying it. To be honest, before I tried this product, I probably never would have gone out of my way to buy it, but it really is phenomenal. To use this product, all you have to do is spray it into your brushes and wipe off the excess shadow with a towel. That’s it! It works amazingly and quickly, and it helps me ensure that all of my brushes are as clean as they can be. Even better, one bottle can usually last up to a full year, so it’s a great investment for me.
Full Coverage Foundation| Becca Cosmetics | $44.00
Lastly but certainly not least, this was my die hard favorite foundation for about two full years. Unfortunately, I had to stop buying it for now because it’s so ridiculously expensive, but it’s extremely high-quality and it applies like a dream. If you’re looking for a full-coverage foundation that will last all day and keep you looking snatched and popping, this is the foundation for you. Of course, it does come with a hefty price tag, and if I’m being totally honest, the bottle does not last as long as I would like it to (then again, I did use it every single day). Nonetheless, it’s a solidly great foundation with a great shade range, so if you have the money to spend, I highly recommend Becca Cosmetics.