Between the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and a few gift cards I needed to use up, I didn't feel too guilty these past few weeks splurging a bit on some high-end products I've been dying to get my hands on for a while. Some are repeat offenders that I can't live without and others are new to my makeup bag but most definitely coveted.
1] NARS Domination Cheek Palette : This was one of those saw it, could't stop thinking about it, gotta have it products that I grabbed during the Nordstrom sale. Laguna is an all time favorite of mine and I have actually never worn Orgasm before (shock of all horrors), so this palette made perfect sense. The light and bright pink color (Mistinguette) is absolutely gorgeous as well and I have used it just as much, if not more than Orgasm. While the Nordstrom sale is over, you can still snag this one over on the NARS site itself. It is limited edition, so hurry!
2] NARS Sheer Glow Foundation : This has been on my "beauty products to buy" list for ages. It seemed that every time I stepped foot into a makeup store I was convinced to buy another foundation even though I had come in wanting the NARS Sheer Glow. When my Esteé Lauder Double Wear Light began to get low I knew exactly what foundation I wanted to try next. The color match is flawless and the application is beautiful. (Even though NARS recommends using your hands to apply, I find that I prefer using a buffing brush.) While the title says "Sheer Glow" the formula itself gives the perfect amount of coverage and isn't too dewy or too matte. It's that right in-between formula I have found myself reaching for nine times out of ten.
3] YSL Touche Éclat Highlighter Pen : Need I say much about this one? A cult classic, I learned at the YSL counter this product is sold every ten seconds around the world. Yep, that's right...every ten seconds. I use this most days under my eyes, in the corners of my eyes, my brow bone, and my cupids bow. It does a fantastic job of illuminating within and not making you look "shimmery" like some highlighting products can do.
4] YSL Glossy Stain #9 : This is another product I've been lusting over for a while; and yes it is the closest I have ever come to feeling like Cara Delevingne via a YSL add. I could go on for ages about this lip stain. It is literally everything I could ever ask for in a bold lip. The applicator of the wand is amazing and applies bright colors like a dream, the formula is beautiful, the color is rich, and it has the most incredible staying power. I need this in every color they make.
5] Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief : A definite favorite, I've been using this product for a few months now and I couldn't have finished my jar at a more perfect time. Nordstrom featured this oversized jar and travel tube (not pictured) as an incredible deal during their sale. I couldn't have planned the timing to repurchase it better if I tried. I use this product at night and in the morning. The formula is gel-like and never sticky making it easy to crawl into bed at night or put on my makeup right after applying. This product won't be leaving my makeup collection for a long, long time.
What are some of your cult beauty favorites? What high-end products do you love and/or lust over?