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Best Luxury Beauty Products | Worth the Splurge

I recently posted on Instagram about a few of my current best luxury beauty products and felt the need to expound here. These are all best-in-class favorites and things I can't stop reaching for, some newer but most are staples.

Best Luxury Beauty Products

Clockwise from left: Dior Rosy Tan Palette| Estee Lauder Modern Mercury
May Lindstrom The Problem Solver | ByTerry Ombre Blackstars
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine "Saga" | YSL Fusion Ink Foundation 

First up we have an old favorite, but something that I haven't been able to part with in my many declutter upheavals - Dior's Rosy Tan Palette (discontinued, I'm sorry! But Ambre Nuit is a very close dupe). This perfect blend of taupes and pinks is one of the better performers in Dior's palette lineup. They've been known for some baaaaad eyeshadow launches over the past few years but this one doesn't disappoint. The browns are all neutral in tone and the pink adds some oomph to the center lid. Or wear as a halo in the crease above the brown. Easy!

Next up is Estee Lauder's Modern Mercury Highlighter from last year's Victoria Beckham collab. Can someone tell my why on earth Estee hasn't made this formula permanent? Each time their powder gelee formula comes around it sells out quicker than the last. I'm convinced it's some kind of raw material shortage. The formula is an absolute stunner, just total blendable perfection. The tone in this is unfortunately too deep for my NW15-20 skintone, though that hasn't stopped me from bathing it in it. The glow. The gloooooowww.

May Lindstrom's Problem Solver mask was a winter splurge and a damn good one at that. This massive tub houses an impressive 8.45 oz in a powder form, which is genius for a clay. You mix a tablespoon with water an marvel as it foams and warms on the face. While the warming spices may be a tad irritating to sensitive types, I'm not bothered by it. The blend of fuller's earth and rhassoul clay is a nice one-two punch for pre or post-breakout days that really does leave my skin feeling clear, soft and bright the morning after.

I've waxed on and on about ByTerry's Ombre Blackstar shadow sticks - the powerful longevity, creamy formula and insane sparkle all make for one impressive formula that I will continue to repurchase. It's a shame so many colors in this line are so dark/smokey/opposite of my every day. I own every neutral and am hungry for more!

Chanel's Saga Lipstick is one that I have to stop myself from using daily. I've always found Boy to be a little too nude for me, and err on the pink side of lipsticks so the color is perfect. I really do enjoy the rouge coco shines and will be buying more next year, so long as I can clear out a good chunk of my lipstick collection this year (that reminds me - have you seen my video on the Products I'm Using Up in 2017?).

Last up is YSL's Fusion Ink Foundation. For those of you full coverage lovers who hate the feel of a traditionally "heavy" foundation, this one's for you. Light as a feather with the coverage of something so, so much heavier. This formula can be finicky with certain application methods (it hasn't worked well with all of my flat-top buffing brushes) but it works beautifully with a BeautyBlender or my trusty Sephora Pro Airbrush #55.

Any luxury favorites worth mentioning? What are you currently using? Share!

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