Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Princess Tag: My favorite high end products




Hello Everyone!
For those of you who aren't familiar, the "Princess Tag" is your favorite high end/ luxury products. I like both high end and drug store makeup but every now and then it is fun to splurge on a luxury beauty product! I thought this would be an appropriate post due to the fact that tomorrow is black Friday and there will be some great sales!!  Here are my favorites:

1. Foundation: My favorite high end foundation at the moment is the YSL Touche Eclat foundation. I love the natural finish. The coverage is light to medium but I find that it is buildable. The staying power isn't great but I always use setting powder which helps make it last longer. For the best results, I apply this with my fingers or with my beauty blender. I purchased this at Sephora and the price is $55.00.




2. Concealer: I think my favorite high end concealer is the Bobbi Brown concealers and correctors. They are so pigmented and cover flawlessly. I use the BBU palette in my pro kit which is all of her correctors and concealers in one palette. I do not own an individual concealer so I will post a picture of what the individual one looks like. You can purchase this at Sephora or and Bobbi Brown counter. The price of the individual size is $33.00 and you get a concealer (left) and a setting powder (right). The price of the BBU Palette is $250.00 and $150.00 with the pro discount. I love these products and I highly recommend them.
Bobbi Brown - Creamy Concealer KitBBU Palette

3. Powder: My favorite powder at the moment is Make Up Forever Pro Finish Powder Foundation. I love this powder because it helps set my makeup and it adds coverage. I also like this powder because when I apply it to the skin it does not look to powdery. You can apply this product dry for a light application or wet for a fuller application. This product is fairly new to me and it has quickly become a staple! I purchased this at Sephora and it was $36.00.  They also have an amazing color range which is great.


4. Bronzer: My favorite high end bronzer is Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder "Medium". This is by far the best contouring product out for fair-medium skin tones. It is a cool toned brown which is the absolute perfect color. It does not make your skin look orange at all! The annoying part about this product is that it is kind of hard to find. I will link you to Nigels Beauty Emporium which is where I ordered the product from. As you can see I tried to depot this product and it cracked. I am so happy with this product and it is a staple in my personal makeup kit and in my professional kit! The price of this product is $44.00.



5. Blush: My favorite blush (and this is a recent discovery) has to be NARS blushes. I know I am late in this discovery but I recently purchased the Guy Bourdin blush palette and I have fallen in love with every color. The colors are just pigmented enough to add a warm flush to the skin but not so pigmented that I place a streak of color across my face. I purchased this palette at Sephora but it seems it is sold out at the moment. If you are lucky enough to find it in store then definitely pick it up! If not then buying any individual blush from NARS will do! You can purchase them at Sephora for $29.00 a piece. The shade "Orgasm" (yes I know...) is a very popular choice!







6. Highlighter: My favorite highlight at the moment is actually from the NARS palette above. The shade is "Devotee" and it is the perfect shade for my fair skin. I do not believe that this shade is sold individually but I have heard that the shade "Albastross" by NARS is pretty similar.


7. Eye Shadow: My favorite high end eye shadow at the moment is Marc Jacobs "The Lolita" palette. I love the variety of matte shades and shimmery shades this offers. This product is very pigmented and lasts a long time on my eyes. This palettes comes with 7 shades. It is $59.00 and I purchased it at Sephora.




8. Eye Liner: My favorite eye liner would be Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eye liner. I have never found another eye liner that lasts as long as this one. I have actually fallen asleep wearing this and when I woke up it was perfectly in tact. It is pretty incredible stuff! It is $19.00 and it comes in like 12 shades!  You can purchase this on the Urban Decay website or at Sephora.
 
Urban Decay - 24/7 Waterproof  Liquid Eyeliner



9. Mascara: My favorite high end mascara is a tie between Diorshow Blackout and Lancome Hypnose Drama. Diorshow Blackout is great because it adds volume instantly. I love how black it is and it does not flake. I dislike how quickly it builds onto itself. I feel like sometimes I end up with like 3 lashes because it gets so chunky. Lancome Hypnose drama is great because it builds on itself nicely with out getting chunky on my lashes. I love the shape of the brush and the packaging as well. If I had to choose one it would probably be the Diorshow Blackout. I think I have the method of applying it down now and it really is a great mascara! It sells for $25.00. I bought this at Sephora.



10. Lipstick: I have to be honest with this one and say I am not sure. I have not tried a ton of high end lipsticks. I will give you a list of some good ones but I just can't pick an absolute favorite high end lipstick at the moment.

*Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick  (great range from neutral to bright)
*Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color  (great neutrals)
* MAC (amazing color range as well as tons of different finishes)
* Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars (amazing for bright colors)


I will try and narrow it down to one but I can not make any promises :)


These are some of my favorite high end products! I hope this will be helpful on your black Friday shopping day!! :)

-Hope

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