When it comes to high end beauty products, it takes me a long time to actually purchase any of them. I often find out about them from bloggers or bloggers, and then go to the shops to test them out at least two or three times before purchasing them.
When I comes to these two first products, I had been eyeing them for ages, and just couldn’t get myself to pick them up since they were so much more expensive than what I usually use. However, the Laguna Bronzer from Nars has so many amazing reviews and is such a staple in the blogger/vlogger world, that in the end I caved. I don’t regret it one bit because it has become a daily essential for me, and works so well with my skin tone. Not only that, but I love popping it into my bag because the mirror is so big so it’s perfect when topping up my makeup after work.
The Nars Orgasm Blush is another one that I’ve heard some great reviews about, but it looked so shiny in the shop that at first I wouldn’t even try it on. It wasn’t until someone helping me at Space NK insisted I try it on that I fell in love. For almost a week I came it at every lunch hour and tried it on, just to make sure that by the end of the day I still liked how it looked. I did. It’s a much darker shade of pink when applied to the skin, and a lot less shimmery that I expected it to be. I simply leaves a slight highlighted finish which I have now become obsessed with.
This next product was highly influenced by In The Frow’s Youtube channel. Her makeup tips often work well for me since I am quite pale, and her go to lipstick has been the Mac Creme Cup for years now. I think I first saw her talk about it back in 2013, and she still wears it in her videos quite regularly. I’ve been looking for a nude lipstick for a while, but they often wash me out and make me look a little sickly, whereas this colour is very pink and girly, so it gives a bit more life to my face, while still looking quite nude. I would highly recommend this to anyone struggling to find a nude lip, and it’s great for an everyday look.This one is a bit less of an everyday look for me, but a great way to transform my face when I’m going out after dinner. The Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella is a bright, scarlet red, with a very slight blue undertone to it. It is easy to apply, doesn’t need a liner and lasts forever! Never chaps my lips either. I definitely think I will be bringing this one out very regularly when it comes to Christmas time!
Back to Mac, this eyebrow pencil absolutely saved my life! I struggle so much to find an eyebrow colour that suits me, that I relied on a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow for years! Since my eyebrows are completely blonde, I need a shade that matches my hair without looking too orange. I came across the Mac Veluxe Brow Liner in Strawberry Blonde one day by complete coincidence, and have never looked back. One side is a pencil and the other is a spoolie to brush it out. Comes in lots of shades and very easy to apply.
Finally, this last one is the Charlotte Tilbury Miracle Eye Wand. I was very unsure about this because I don’t usually touch up the skin under my eyes, always a little scared that it will look too cakey. This product however, is so soft and blends perfectly into the skin (it was also recommended by my mom). There are only 5 shades though, so I was quite lucky that shade 1 matches my skin perfectly. One side has a very soft eye cream that is meant to even out the skin, and the other side is a concealer that evens and brightens up the skin perfectly.
Hope you liked my top high end products, let me know what yours are!