Buying makeup is an expensive hobby, especially when it comes to high end brands. Luckily for us, the makeup industry is expanding and the quality of drugstore makeup is vastly improving; giving us the option to spend less on expensive brands and settle for high street dupes instead. Although the high street is quickly catching up with the higher end brands, there are still some products out there that are worth paying that extra bit of money for.
Here’s our list of high-end products that are genuinely worth the money:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - £32.50
Finding the perfect high-end foundation that suits your skin tone can be both difficult and expensive; and in some cases, the more options a brand offers the harder deciding on your shade gets. When buying Estée’s Double Wear Foundation, use Slapp to find your match and make the process a whole lot easier. As well as coming in a wide range of shades, Double Wear provides a long-lasting, full-coverage finish, that is guaranteed to stay in place all day without fading. This is the UK’s bestselling foundation for a reason and is definitely a makeup essential worth the money.
MAC Prolongwear concealer - £18.00
This impressive concealer comes in a lightweight formula, whilst delivering a full coverage finish, that is perfect for highlighting under the eyes. Unlike other concealers, MAC Prolongwear can be trusted to stay in place for up to 15 hours without creasing or fading. The range includes sixteen different shades and is the perfect concealer to help you achieve a flawless, dewy finish.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - £17.00
Matte lips are definitely on trend right now and these liquid lipsticks are the best of the best. The lightweight formula, which contains vitamin E and sunflower seed wax, dries into a super matte finish and lasts up to 24 hours. They are completely transfer-proof, meaning you don’t have to worry about smudging when it comes to eating or kissing because these bad boys do not budge. Available in 26 highly-pigmented shades, these gorgeous lipsticks are definitely worth the investment.
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara - £20.50
This is the UK’s bestselling mascara and it is easy to see why. The longwearing formula creates thick, jet black lashes and the brush, which is specifically designed to grab your eyelashes by the root, separates the lashes, to create a volumizing false-lash effect.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette - £39.00
The Luxury Palettes by Charlotte Tilbury are available in ten different colour schemes, and contain four highly pigmented eyeshadows, both matte and shimmery. These palettes are small and compact, yet contain such high-quality shadows; these are perfect for creating a dramatic night eye look.
Laura Mercier Translucent powder - £29.00
This lightweight setting powder has recently become a favourite within the beauty community since the rise of the ‘baking’ trend. The loose, silky powder contains French talc which is seriously soft. Perfect for setting concealer under the eye or highlighting underneath the cheekbones to intensify your contour, this cult classic now comes in Medium/Dark, as well as the original translucent.
MAC Strobe Cream - £25.00
This illuminating moisturiser from MAC’s In The Spotlight collection, is a go-to product if you’re aiming for a bright and dewy finish. Made with potent botanicals, antioxidants and iridescent pearl particles, MAC’s strobe cream hydrates the skin and can either be used with makeup as a primer to help achieve a flawless look, or just as a moisturiser to brighten up a bare face.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer – £24.50
When it comes to this bronzer, the phrase ‘simple yet effective’ comes to mind. Without any trace of shimmer, Hoola is a completely matte bronzer in a warm-toned brown shade which is perfect when it comes to contouring fair to medium skin tones, or warming up darker skin. It’s extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way, meaning you get great wear and really do get your money’s worth.