Walking into Sephora or any department store’s beauty section can be intimidating. With a plethora of products, brands, colors, reviews and prices, it can be nearly impossible to find the right purchase, but we can help! If you’re in the market to invest in a few of the highest-quality cosmetics, here is the breakdown you’ve been looking for. Not only will these products provide the coverage or pigment you’re looking for, they’ll also last through a number of uses. Or if you have a makeup lover on your holiday gift list, any of these options are the ultimate Christmas surprise. From face to lips, here are 10 high-end makeup products that are definitely worth the splurge!
A beautiful makeup look is dependent on a flawless foundation, bronzer and blush application. These products, although pricey, make creating the perfect canvas ultra easy and will bring attention to your most beautiful features. For youthful, glowing skin with a warm wash of cheek color and a touch of radiance, try out these high-end face products.
La Mer is known for their high-end products, and this Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation does not fall short. Its silky, weightless formula creates a natural long-lasting finish while softening the appearance of wrinkles and vanishing blemishes and imperfections. It also includes SPF 20 to help shield the face from harmful sun damage. This, by La Mer, is available in 10 shades for $110. Details here. Image: Sephora
For a pop of subtle color, this YSL Beauty blush is unbeatable. It features two flattering shades for creating a radiant, luminous and naturally flawless finish. The color is consistent throughout, and because it is made with ultra-thin particles, it’s almost impossible to accidentally apply a stripe of intense color. This, by YSL Beauty, is available in eight shades for $48. Details here. Image: Sephora
Famous for his stunning bronzers, Tom Ford’s cream cheek color is the easiest way to achieve a naturally sun-kissed look. This oil-free cream product instantly brightens and adds depth to the face, leaving a gorgeous luster and radiant finish. This, by Tom Ford, is $68. Details here. Image: Sephora
Highlighter can be easily overdone and often picks up on skin’s texture and imperfections. This palette by Hourglass, though, uses a high-tech, soft-focus powder that utilizes photoluminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. Each shade is universal and will provide skin with a youthful, glowing finish. This, by Hourglass, is $62. Details here. Image: Sephora
Once the face is set, it’s time to let the eyes shine. Whether you’re on the search for an all-in-one palette, an easy-to-use-and-travel-with set or a single shadow that provides effortless application, these options make it all possible. Plus, since these products are the best of the cosmetic best, they’re incredibly smooth, easy to blend and intensely pigmented. These are also a fantastic gift for that makeup-obsessed loved one!
Everything you need in one palette
This palette is meant for the makeup connoisseur. It is definitely an investment, but you’ll get 18 intensely pigmented, easy-to-blend shades in a variety of matte and shimmering finishes. It includes four crystal eyeshadows, nine creamy mattes, three metallic and two duo-chromes with silky-soft textures for creating numerous looks for any occasion all from one palette. This, by Natasha Denona, is $169. Details here. Image: Sephora
Everyday go-to palette
If something a bit smaller and easier to travel with is what you’re looking for, this everyday use palette by Tom Ford is top-notch. It contains four complementary shades that deliver incredible color and outstanding adhesion. This, by Tom Ford, is available in 10 colors for $85. Details here. Image: Temptalia
For an extra-easy, one-swipe application, this shadow stick by Bobbi Brown is a beauty-community favorite. It’s made with a creamy, long-wear formula that glides onto lids and dries down to a flexible, waterproof finish that highlights, defines and basically does it all! This, by Bobbi Brown, is available in 13 shades for $30. Details here. Image: Sephora
Don’t forget the lips! We’ve found three of the top lip products for the holidays, date night and everywhere in between, including the perfect go-to shade that will keep lips looking naturally gorgeous throughout the entire day. Not only will these lip shades provide an easy-to-apply coat of even pigmentation, they’ll also last for hours, ridding you of that “Does my lipstick look okay?” worry. Make a statement with these high-end lip products.
This product is much more than just a lip color. Created by premier fashion and shoe designer Christian Louboutin, this dramatic lip lacquer delivers intense color, long-lasting shine and brilliant dimension. For the makeup lover, this also doubles as gorgeous vanity decor — it’s a collector’s item! Consider this one of the best gifts available for that makeup-obsessed friend of yours. This, by Christian Louboutin, is available in eight shades, including this Rouge Louboutin, which mimics the iconic red sole for $85. Details here. Image: Sephora
Need an everyday nude color that will enhance your lips’ natural flush? This Tom Ford two-in-one lipstick features a pop of pink color infused with passionfruit oil for a luminous, moisturized and youthful finish. It provides a soft veil of lightweight color that will last through the day and night. This, by Tom Ford, is available in six shades for $55. Details here. Image: Sephora
Stand out this season with this gorgeous deep holiday hue. YSL Beauty’s Vinyl Cream Lip Stain provides highly pigmented color with an intense shine that won’t dry out lips and will last over 10 hours. The deep burgundy shade is ideal for celebrating the holidays stylishly. This, by YSL Beauty, is available in 16 shades for $36. Details here. Image: Sephora
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