For the past month, when I am not filming or attending an event, I have been keeping it simple. While I have been keeping it simple, I find the products I consistently reach for are quite pricey. Some are my favorites and some I find I am using because of how much I spent on the products. Here is the breakdown on my current most reached for high end makeup products.
The Chantecaille just skin tinted moisturizer at $69 before tax is quite the splurge for a barely there everyday tinted moisturizer. However, I find I would rather spend more money on a product that I wear everyday all over my face than on anything else in my makeup routine. Why? Because when I am applying something all over my skin on a daily basis, I want to make sure the product is also infused with skincare. I have always been a stickler for good skincare, but as I get older I am very concerned with what type of base I am applying on my skin. The just skin tint, is just that. A beautiful slight tint to minimize any redness and make you look naturally beautiful. The SPF is not enough in my opinion for any major sun exposure or sunny climates, but for the inside of hospitals and offices, it should be fine in the winter time. I do like that it is a physical SPF, just wish it was a SPF 30, which I always recommend. The product is hydrating, yet does not make my oily t-zone shiny. It seems to know just what my skin needs. I’m afraid this splurge has become a necessity in my daily routine.
While I was picking up the Chantecaille Just Skin Tint, I wear the shade nude, I stumbled across this recent release. The new Chantecaille ‘Cheek Gelee’ in Happy. When I bought mine, it was the first day of it’s release and I just had to give it a try. I was surprised at the $39 price tag considering this is the brand of $70 tinted moisturizers and mascaras. You get quite a bit of product for $39 and the universally flattering shade is a beautiful, hydrating tint. The formula is perfect. You get all the benefits of cream and jelly products, but with no residue. Lucky this new love affair will last me quite some time.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette $58 is all the rage and I honestly have to say I don’t know why I own this. I originally purchased the full size of dim light and felt nothing for the powder. Then the adorable trio palette came out, I bought it. Again I felt nothing. Starting to sound like Diana from A Chorus Line. Finally, I stumbled across the Hourglass flagship store on Abott Kenny and decided to customize my own palette. Nothing. At this point, I am just using this palette because I spent $58 on these powders. I know people love these powders, but I don’t really know how they truly make your makeup better. To me I do not see a difference at all. My custom palette include the shades: Diffused Light, Luminous Light, and Mood Light.
The coveted Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer at $70 is probably the most expensive concealer out there. Let me know in the comments if it’s not. This concealer is sworn by many makeup artists and celebrities. This is defiantly a YouTube made me do it purchase. I have to say, while I do love this concealer and enjoy the versatility, wear time, and coverage of the product, it really isn’t necessary. There are plenty of concealers out there that can do the job. If you want a slightly more affordable one, which I think is neck and neck with the Cle de Peau, I would recommend trying the Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer $32, this was my holy grail concealer for years and writing this post makes me think I’ll pick it up after I use up the Cle de Peau one.
The Hourglass Arch Pencil $32 in soft brunette is a repurchase. Now that they have expanded the color options, this is one of my favorite quick brow products. I do wish it was easier to sharpen and that the spooley at the end was slimmer, but the waxy angled pencil is great for a brow on the go.
What are some of your high end must haves? What would you like to see me test out on my channel?