Before I indulge in a makeup purchase, I typically search the internet to see if it really is worth the dollar. Some products excel in quantity by providing great value for money and some (Tom Ford) will always be worth the splurge because the shade, consistency or packaging just can’t be beaten.
I have a drawer filled with disappointing products that just didn’t work for me and so today, I’m talking about what’s actually worth the money! As you can see from the photos, each of these products have been well loved in my makeup drawers for over a year thus, my opinion is an informed one.
Tom Ford Blush
First on my list is the Tom Ford Cheek Colour in Ravish – I did a full post about this last year if you want a more detailed review. TF blushes contain 8g, which is amazing and the powder has a buttery consistency that blends into the makeup effortlessly. Not only is Ravish a really versatile shade that compliments a nude or red lip, it also lasts all day and so for £48 it really is worth the splurge.
Another blush from TF that is worth the money is Pink Sand from the Soleil collection. This compact is a hybrid between a cream highlight and a cream blush and looks absolutely stunning blended across the high points of the cheeks. It’s illuminating and provides a beautifully pigmented pink flush that melts into the skin. At £52, this is slightly more spendy than the powder blush but it has such a unique finish that gives such a luxuriously radiant glow and you can’t really put a price on that… can you?
I feel like Guerlain is a really underrated brand, I rarely see any coverage of it on social media and yet some of my favourite products are from this French sensation! The Météorites Compact contains a radiance enhancing and light reflecting powder unlike anything I’ve ever tried. Its colour corrective shades blur imperfections and create a delicate halo of luminous light. I particularly enjoy using it with a fan brush to set my under eye. For 10g of product, this retails for £38 and is worth every penny.
Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer
The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer has been a regular in my makeup bag for over 3 years. It’s a high coverage, pigmented and creamy foundation/concealer that creates the most flawless finish. Mixed with your favourite skincare, you can create a dewy tinted moisturiser with personalised coverage. Lightly blended under the eye, your dark circles will be perfectly concealed and at just £38 for 18g, this product is the best makeup money I’ve ever spent.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Lipstick
When I need a matte lipstick, I know I can count on Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution. I have 5 shades and I can honestly say that no other matte formula compares. My favourite is Lost Cherry, but The Queen and Pillow Talk are equally as divine. This creamy lippy has a hydrating and long lasting formula that is so comfortable to wear. Going matte never felt so good and at £24 you might as well buy 3.
Makeup Forever and Chanel Bronzer
Two of my favourite bronzers are the Makeup Forever Pro Fusion Bronze and the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Colour. Pro Fusion is a waterproof formula with a slight shimmer; it’s perfect for those beachy days as it glides effortlessly over the face and creates a natural glow. The Chanel Les Beiges is so finely milled and has such a natural finish, you’ll look like you’ve just got back from Ibiza. At £28 for 11g, the MF Bronzer is a buildable dream I never go a day without and the Chanel Les Beiges is a makeup bag must-have, well worth the £42 price tag.
There really is nothing worse than beauty buyers regret and so I hope sharing the products that I believe are well worth the money will help you to avoid any spendy sorrow!