Worth The Splurge?

Whenever I read about beauty products I always want to know are they really worth it? Because you can always like something without believing it warrants its price tag. Especially if those items are on the high-end spectrum and today I'm talking about 6 high-end beauty buys and cracking whether they're worth it or not? And these are all products that I proclaim my love for on a regular basis but if I were to buy them again would I splurge on them? 

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TOO FACED SHADOW INSURANCE: An eyeshadow primer isn't something that's essential for everyone but if you suffer from either oily lids or discolouration. Then I've found that they can make all the difference to how your eyeshadow behaves and stays. This particular product has been discontinued but there are similar in the Too Faced line and for a budget option apparently Maybelline have something too. When worn alone this helps to make the lid a uniform tone and then when worn underneath shadow it helps prolong wear time as well as give more dimension to cheaper shadows. 

WORTH IT? YES 

BAREMINERALS BARE SKIN CONCEALER*: It takes a lot to tear me away from my beloved Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer which has reigned supreme in my beauty stash for years. Concealer is one of those products that never filled me with excitement because its main purpose is to cover up things that you don't want to show. The BareMinerals BareSkin concealer is one of the best base products I've used in years. When used in combination with your favourite foundation it's so easy to achieve a flawless finish with minimum effort. The formulation is creamy but the coverage is thick and can cover up just about anything. The only downside to this is that it tends to gather around the lid so requires cleaning regularly so the product is being wasted.

WORTH IT? YES

CLARINS OMBRE IRREDESCENT EYESHADOW*: This eyeshadow from last years Clarin's Spring collection has been a firm favourite in my makeup bag ever since it was released. It's a beautiful shimmery taupe shade that is a little different from my go to traditional champagne offerings and the formulation is absolutely dreamy. It's buttery soft to apply, looks incredible on the lid and is long lasting. But at £19 for a single shadow, no matter how beautiful I do think the price point is a little steep. Because of course, you can shadows from MAC for less which are just as good in terms of quality. 

WORTH IT? NO

EBORIAN CC CREME*: This is a base product that I always talk about because it's one of the best tinted moisturisers/alphabet creams that I've ever used and the finish rivals some of my favourite foundations but it has the benefits of a skincare product. However, it's one of the most expensive base products that I own and being on the closer side to £50 I do think that's just too much for one product. Of course, it totally depends on your budget but personally, if I was spending that much money then I'd probably go for a base that could be used in a more versatile way. 

WORTH IT? NO 

MAC MINERALIZE SKIN FINISH NATURAL: Years ago in the blogging world, this was one of the only powders that people deemed to put on their face. So obviously I had to try it and it was one of the first high-end products that I ever bought. There is no denying that it's a great powder, it's finely milled, adds a small amount of coverage and can be manipulated so that if you so wanted to then you could use it alone as a base. However, there are so many more powders on the market that can do so much more for the skin than this and the shade range is better. 

WORTH IT? NO

NARS BLUSHER:I'm a blusher snob and generally find that cheap products don't stand the test of time on my cheeks and wear away pretty quickly. Not to mention the cheap chalky formulation can make the skin look terrible. Nars are a brand that is known for their dreamy powder formulations and everything you've heard is true. If you're someone who just wants one great blush that can go with everything, is easy to apply and long lasting then go to Nars. You won't be disappointed! I always think that even if you use a blush every day it will still probably take you a good 6 months to a year to get through so your cost per use is pretty low compared to other beauty products like concealer and foundation. 

WORTH IT? YES

What high end beauty products are worth it to you?

R x

Rebecca WarrinerBeauty