Sunday, August 19, 2012

High End Beauty Haul

Though I don't own very many high end makeup products, I do tend to splurge on ones that seem worth the price. Some of my favorite brands that are on the more expensive side of things include: MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Dior, Chanel, and Burberry. I recently visited our local Blue Mercury and Nordstrom stores and came away with three lovely products that I know I will get a lot of use out of and enjoy.



The first item I bought was this NARS eyeshadow duo in Kuala Lumpur which retails for $34 (USD). One of the best parts of buying nicer brands is the wonderful effort they put into the packaging. All three of these products are proof of that and it is something that can truly be appreciated. In the picture above, the colors look a bit lighter than they truly are but you can get a better idea of what they look like on the NARS website where they describe the colors as a 'rose gold and boysendberry infused with gold.' On the left is a peachy nude color and on the right is a deep purple tone. They both have a nice shimmer to them and apply nicely. I have light green eyes so these colors will really help them to stand out in any makeup look.



After struggling to find the Chanel Illusion D'ombre long wear shadow in the shade Emerveille, I decided to try this similar shade by Bobbi Brown. This long wear cream shadow is in the color Beach Honey and is pretty close in color to Emerveille but retails for $24 (USD) when compared to the Chanel shadow which retails for $36 (USD). This cream shadow applies like a dream and is just the most lovely champagne color with a perfect amount of shimmer. It sits nicely on the lid and stays on all day. This will definitely become a staple in my makeup bag.



Speaking of makeup bag staple, this was a repurchase from Dior and is one of my all time favorite products. The Diorskin Amber Diamond pressed shimmer powder is a perfect highlight but can also be used as eye shadow with a smaller brush on the individual colors. Again, the compact packaging is lovely and has a mirror for precise application. I personally do not love products that have a heavy glitter look to them, but the amount of shimmer in this powder is absolutely amazing for subtle highlighting.

Are you a fan of any high end makeup products? Let me know what you've tried and what you think of them in the comments below. I'll let you know how I get on with the shadows long term and maybe they'll end up in future beauty favorites posts!

:: katie golightly x

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8 comments:

  1. Dior Amber Diamond is my dream. I wish, I wish, I wish!

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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    1. it is pretty wonderful and it takes an awful lot of use to actually ever hit pan. to me, it was worth the price since it lasts so long and is so unique. thanks so much for the comment. i love your blog!

      katie x

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  2. the Nars palette looks great! Love the colours.
    Dior amber diamond is one of my favourites high-lighters, absolutely love it.
    xx-B
    http://thegreyclover.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yes the NARS colors are lovely and i really wanted something to compliment my green eyes so i was happy to find that one. the amber diamond compact is something i will probably keep in my collection until i am super wrinkly haha. thanks for stopping by, i love and follow your blog!

      katie x

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  3. I usually like to use Chanel products! Great blog! Would you want to follow each other!?

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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    1. yes i've been trying to find that chanel cream shadow for a while but was having no luck since it's so popular. i generally do like the chanel line although i find their nail polishes chip a little faster than other brands. your blog is lovely! i will add you to my follow list and thank you in advance if you choose to do the same!

      katie x

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  4. The NARS eyeshadow duo looks really nice, I might have to buy myself one :) x

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    1. NARS has so many lovely eye shadow duos. i think the one i want to try next is the Isolde duo which is really bronzy and beautiful. i would recommend investing in a few! let me know if you try one and what you think of them!

      katie x

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