Six beauty products worth the splurge

Hello babes! Even though I am still studying and do not have a big budget to spend on money, I do like to spend a bit more on higher-end make-up once in a while. I also really enjoy seeing which (more) expensive products other bloggers/vloggers like, so I thought I’d share with you 6 products I think are worth splurging on. Keep reading to find out which products I recommend!

Before we get started, I do want to mention that these products are not the highest-end or most expensive products that are on the market, but just general products that you spend a more on than drugstore products.

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Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream

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If you have followed me for a while, you know this is one of my all-time favorite skincare/bodycare products. This product retails for 28£ on CultBeauty for 50ml. I do think this is a bit more expensive than my usual products, but you can use it for so many things. I use it on wounds, sunburns, chapped lips, dry or broken skin or just as handcream.

The product itself has a very thick cream consistency, an orangey color and a weird scent, I find personally. I do not know what to compare the scent with, but I kind of got used to it so it doesn’t really bother me anymore. It works really well, so that’s all that matters!

Glow Recipe watermelon glow sleeping mask

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I bought this mask when I was in the US, and I paid 45$ for 80ml. At CultBeauty it retails for 40£.

It has a really thin, watery texture. It is so watery that you cannot even feel it is on your finger, so you really have to look when you dip your finger in. It comes with a small plastic spoon, that I recommend using to get product out of the jar, for hygienic reasons and also because you can actually see it on the spoon (whereas you cannot feel it when you put your finger in there).

The mask is such a good hydrating mask. It contains AHA and Hyaluronic Acid, so it will help hydrate and plump your skin, but also exfoliate at the same time. So when you first put it on, it slightly tingles (the ticklish kind, not the painful kind). I put this about once a week, or when I really need some hydration. I apply this before I go to bed and when I wake up the next morning my skin feels as soft as a baby’s butt!

Colorescience brush-on sunscreen 

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I also discovered this product when browsing the US Sephora website. I was looking for a sunscreen that I could apply over make-up, and I came across this brush-on sunscreen, which has kind of gotten my usual face sunscreen now. This retails for 65$  or on the Dutch site of the company, for 72,95€, which is A LOT for sunscreen. However, you get many uses out of it, there is a range of color shades so it gives a bit of coverage and also can be used as a touch up powder for your foundation or even as a mattifying powder.

Hourglass Ambient lighting palette

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This palette retails for 62$ at the US Sephora website or 59£ at CultBeauty. The palette contains 3 different powders, and they all have different colors. There is one matte color and 2 shimmer colors. I use these powders as highlighters, setting powder or all-over powders, and they always give me a great result. The two darker shades won’t always work for really light skin though, so if you have extremely fair skin, I recommend just looking into Hourglass singles.

Guerlain L’Or Radiance primer

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This primer is one of my all-time favorite primers. It retails for 61,90€ at Ici Paris XL, or 74$ at the US Sephora site. This primer makes most of my foundations look extremely good, even the really cheap ones. I feel like it plumps up the skin a bit, hydrates it and just makes your skin a nice canvas to put foundation on. I also really like the luxurious feel of the primer – I mean, it has gold flakes in there!!

Natural Self facial roller

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I only got this last week, but I feel like it has made such a difference already. I use this every morning and evening to massage my skincare into my skin. It helps with absorbing the products and at the same time, it relaxes facial muscles. I will write a full blogpost on this product once I’ve tried it out longer, but so far I am a fan.

I bought this for 35€ on their website. I know you can probably find cheaper skincare tools on the market, but I wanted to buy from this company because it is a Belgian company and where possible, I do think you should try to buy local/from smaller businesses.

 

Hope you liked this post! Let me know what you think in the comments. What is one product you found worth splurging on?

Saskia

 

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5 thoughts on “Six beauty products worth the splurge

  1. FebruaryCircus says:

    I love the 8 Hour Cream by Elizabeth Arden! I have been using it since I was a teen. It’s one of my all time favorites as it works for so many things. The scent is indeed peculiar, a bit pharmaceutical.

    • Saskia says:

      Yes, the scent weirds me out as well, but it is such a good product that I don’t really care. I only discovered it last year I think, but I can already tell this is going to be repurchased many times. X

  2. miablogss says:

    I’d love to see a post about the face roller as it seems like an interesting product and is something I’ve never seen on the market before! I love your blog posts xx

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