5 Favorite High-End Products

Happy Hump Day! I am so excited we are only one week away from Halloween. Cannot wait to put together my costumes! Anyway, I had a wedding this past weekend and realized just how important my high-end favorites are. Now let me tell you, I love CVS with a passion for a number of my makeup staples (brow gel, mascara, powder), but there are a few things that I find personally really make a difference when it comes to spending extra money.

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Smashbox Primer Water: This stuff is incredible, especially as we transition into the cooler months in the midwest. I like this because it makes my skin a little tacky for makeup to adhere to but also adds a little extra moisture. It also smells incredible and is lasting much better than I anticipated, so I think it’s worth the price

Too Faced Chocolate Bar: I got this for Valentine’s Day from my parents and cannot say how much I love it. I think it’s not only great for neutrals but also has a few pops of color. The large shade on the bottom is also a gorgeous highlight. I think one reason people are drawn to high-end products is because they are unique and the cocoa scent in these eyeshadows is definitely a luxurious bonus.

Bite Lipstick: This will be the first lipstick (ever?) I go through completely. Most go bad or I lose before I finish them, but this is going strong. The food-grade quality of these lipsticks makes sure you’re safe and the formula is so comfortable on the lips. Worth the splurge.

Beauty Blender: I used to just use my BB to apply foundation/concealer and then end there. I watched a few videos from people who attended Mario Dedivanovic’s Master Class who said Mario goes over the skin with a BB after each layer. I started doing this and think that my makeup all looks much more seamless. This little sponge is a miracle worker.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette: I cannot sing this palette’s praises enough. I know it’s crazy pricy, but a year later and it’s still going strong with almost daily use. I use the lightest shades to set my under eyes and bring an all-over glow to the face. I use the bronze shade to warm up my overall complexion. It is so natural looking and makes the skin glow.



  1. October 21, 2015 / 10:45 am

    Oh my goshhh that two faced chocolate bar! It looks gorgeous. Think that’s going to have to go on my Christmas list. Xx

    • October 21, 2015 / 11:36 am

      Definitely! Hope Santa helps you out! 😉

  2. October 21, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I agree with all your favorites !!! All winners 🙂

  3. October 23, 2015 / 10:19 am

    I have a mini of the primer water and I want to try it out but I know it has fragrance but not a lot, so I am conflicted because fragrance is horrible for your skin but it may not be enough to irritate my skin, have you noticed any irritation or breakouts from the primer water?

    • October 23, 2015 / 11:02 am

      It’s extremely light and it’s never irritated my skin. I have extremely sensitive skin and even have eczema on some parts of my body (but not my face). I would say give it a try on your arm to test but I would assume you’ll be ok on your face

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