Beauty Products Worth The Splurge

I wish I could say that I’m not a sucker for pretty packaging but I am, and there’s no denying that some of the more costly beauty products out there also boast some of the most lust-worthy packaging. Let’s face it though, if I’m going to fork out a wad of cash on a high-end product I need it to be worth it. Stunning packaging and a brilliant product? Now that’s what I’m talking about. You may want to hide your wallet, because here are 4 high-end products that are completely worth the splurge:


   Burberry eyeshadow in ‘Pale Barley’

I’ve heard quite a few people dub this medium brown, golden shadow as the only eyeshadow you’ll ever need (bold claim, I know) so naturally I wanted to get my hands on it.

Pale Barley has some light shimmer to it but absolutely no visible chunks of glitter and more of a pearlescent, satin finish. It applies evenly, the payoff is great and honestly I think this shade would flatter just about every skin tone.

On me this shadow is a happy mix of warm and cool tones and it’s my go-to shadow whenever I’m in a rush and just want to quickly sweep something over the lid.

Worn alone and blended out, Pale Barley is one of those dynamic shadows that make it look like you’ve used multiple shades even though you’ve only used one.



 Tom Ford lipstick in ‘Indian Rose’-

First off, can we just take a minute to appreciate the embossed ‘TF’ on this? Guys, I think this lipstick is prettier than I am.

My one and only Tom Ford lipstick, I wanted to get a shade that I could wear in any season and Indian Rose is my answer to that. It’s a neutral rosy pink that’s a little deeper than what I normally go for but it still flatters my fair skin.

The formula is creamy and though the wear time isn’t phenomenal, the strong pigmentation of this lipstick means you only need one swipe to get a good colour payoff (personally I think that helps me justify the price because my god these cost a bomb.)

If you’re new to Tom Ford lipsticks I think this shade would be a safe bet to start out with.

  By Terry Ombre Blackstar in ‘Misty Rock’

These shadow sticks in general are impeccable quality (they’re the but Misty Rock in particular is a stunning mauve taupe shadow and one of those stand out ‘you can’t dupe it’ shades.

Formula-wise this shadow stick is incredibly creamy so it glides onto your eyes like butter- I’d actually say this is the creamiest eyeshadow I’ve ever tried and by far the easiest to apply and blend out.

Misty Rock also has a ‘wet look’ effect to it which means you get this glistening, mauve taupe shimmery (but not too shimmery) effect that’s extremely flattering, especially on brown eyes in my opinion.

Applying this is a cake walk as well, just swipe the shadow stick all over your lid and then use any fluffy brush to soften up the edges. That’s it.


         Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm-

I should start off by saying that I’m freakishly picky when it comes to lip balms and I enjoy applying them just about as much as I enjoy eating brussels sprouts (oh god no) but I’ve been using this Dior lip balm for 2 years now and it continues to be my lip saviour.

A thick, rose-scented hydrating balm, this is the only product I’ve found that actually heals my lips when they’re extremely dry or chapped. Whenever my lips get really dry I’m prone to getting cold sores (lucky me)
but with using this I thankfully haven’t had a cold sore for months now.

I don’t wear this during the day because it can leave a slight white cast but I apply a thick layer before bed and I wake up with plump, well moisturised lips. I can’t recommend this enough if you struggle with dry or chapped lips.


What are your favourite high-end products?

161 comments so far.

161 responses to “Beauty Products Worth The Splurge”

  1. A high end beauty splurge is what we all need every once in a while. I am also a sucker for pretty packaging. The Tom Ford lippie looks to be gorgeous and the engraved initials adds such a great touch. I haven't tried anything from this brand as yet so I will def be adding this lipstick to my wishlist.

    Keisha xo

    • I couldn't agree more Keisha, sometimes we just need to treat ourselves. The Tom Ford lipstick is honestly like a work of art, I actually use the lipstick backwards just so that I don't wipe off the embossed 'TF!'

  2. iI adore the Creme de Rose balm & am hanging out to try the Creme Abricot for nails & cuticles. Those 2 shadows you mentioned have me seriously considering a splurge. Loving your blog xx Lauren

  3. May Cho says:

    These are all such beautiful products and sound amazing! I don't own any high-end, luxury beauty products just because I don't feel the need for them, but looking at these and hearing about them, ahh!


    • If you don't feel the need to buy any then definitely hold on to your cash I'd say! If you do feel like splurging one day though, I'd obviously highly recommend all of these products 🙂

  4. I really need to save up money for the Tom Ford lippy!

  5. SassynClassy says:

    Such a lovely post.I would love to come back to your blog and looking forward for your next post!

    Maybe we can follow each other.
    Lots of Love.

  6. Cyra says:

    Great products !

  7. Mercy F says:

    I love most Burberry products and this eyeshadow palette makes me smile.

  8. Trang Do says:

    Great products! Love them all!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  9. Charlotte says:

    'I think this lipstick is prettier than I am' Don't be silly but it's prettier than me haha! I love the design and shade you've got!
    Charlotte //

    • haha no way! Indian Rose is a really lovely shade though, I looked at a lot of the 'blogger favourite' shades but in real life I thought they were a little ugly :

  10. Fa nny says:

    I really want to try some Burberry's eyeshadows, I have to say, though, that I'm not the biggest fan of the By Terry Ombre Blackstar's formula as it isn't long-lasting enough, at least on me! I didn't know this Dior Crème de Rose lip balm, but it sounds interesting and what a lovely packaging!

    • Oh that's so unfortunate to hear, maybe it depends what eyeshadow primer you use before hand? I know for me if I don't use a really strong primer then all my shadows just slip and slide all day.

  11. Cherie Koh says:

    I personally wouldn't buy any of these (I'm a freak when it comes to high-end makeup, because I break out so easily/sensitive skin) but I really like the look of Pale Barley… ahh cult products, just love the look of all these. I do own like *one* Chanel lipstick, I bought it with my first "paycheck" so that's more of a proud heirloom rather than anything haha!

    Cherie | sinonym

    • A product heirloom sounds brilliant as well though! I'm a little iffy about Chanel products because I feel like they use a lot of fragrances? I haven't had an adverse reaction to any of these products though, thankfully!

  12. There's no thinking about it – that lipstick is DEFINITELY prettier than I am!!!!!! Ha ha

    xx ♥ La Coco Noire

  13. Erin Russell says:

    I swear once I have the money I will be buying myself a tom ford lipstick! I have even settled on the colour Sable Smoke, its the one I want. Now, I just need to win the lottery to buy it lol 😛

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  14. Anika H says:

    I've heard amazing things about the Tom Ford lipsticks! Definitely adding it to my wishlist.

    Anika |

  15. alittlekiran says:

    Misty Rock is stunning, but Kiko's Golden Brown is quite similar and such a steal. I really want Indian Rose, great photos and awesome post xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

  16. I am the same way- very very picky when it comes to picking my lip balm and I also absolutely love Dior's Creme de Rose! Definitely worth the splurge!

    Thirteen Thoughts

  17. Tom Ford's lipstick is absolutely gorgeous , love it
    also check out my blog

  18. Wow I would love to try the lip cream, I had never heard of that before it looks lovely. Gemma x

  19. Katie Mills says:

    Both of the eyeshadow shades look gorgeous! I'm not sure if I could splurge a lot on a lipstick, even $17 for a MAC one seems steep to me haha but the shade is lovely x

  20. I have Pale Barley in my Sephora Loves list but I am unable to find Indian Rose. Seems like I can only find the new TF lipsticks…I think I need to source it from other site.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  21. So many things to say about this post! Love! First off, I need all of these products especially the Tom Ford and the Burberry Eyeshadow. I have always wanted to dabble into these two brands but have never known which shades to go for. Also if you love the dior lip balm please try the By Terry Baume de Rose. Amazing!

    lots of love, Jane
    Marble and Rose

    • Thanks for all the love Jane! I think a lot of people compare the By Terry lip balm to the Dior one so I should definitely check out that By Terry one for myself, I'll probably love it 🙂

  22. Ana Matres says:

    Amazing picks! I definitely need to try out the By Terry shadow sticks, they look great and from your description they seem pretty nice quality too. The Burberry eyeshadow sounds also like something I would love. I will need to splurge on them soon!

    Many kisses,

  23. Beautylymin says:

    I need Pale Barley in my life! That Tom Ford lippy is beautiful xx


  24. I've wanted to get a Tom Ford lipstick for ages but have never known which shade to choose, at that price I don't want to make a mistake! I'll give Indian Rose a swatch next time I'm at a counter, it looks like a gorgeous colour!
    Brigitte x |

    • I was the exact same, obviously you can't try them in store either (I mean you can but you know, germs!) so I was really nervous to pick a shade. I lucked out with Indian Rose!

  25. Oooh these products are absolutely gorgeous – love a few high-end items when they're worth it and these colours /products look beautiful and perfect for everyday!

    Stunning photos and I'm loving the new layout and writing – so cute!

    Hope you're well and looking forward to the weekend!

    Layla xx

  26. Chantalle says:

    Ahhhh such gorgeous products! I have heard so many amazing things out Pale Barley on nearly every blog I read so you could say I am definitely intrigued! I've been lusting over TF lipsticks for the longest time, and this one looks like such a beautiful shade! I also have to agree with Misty Rock, it is one of my faves xx

    Chantalle |

  27. Fionna C says:

    the burberry and tom ford products have such amazing packaging ughhhh i dieeeee. i do want to try one of tom ford's lipsticks though since i'm such a lipstick fanatic. but the price

  28. I have always wanted to get something from Tom Ford. Maybe I should? Great post darling.

    Dakota D.

  29. Keri H says:

    These look so lovely!! I don't really splurge on beauty products but I can't wait for the day I am able to 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

    • I've only recently started to do a few splurges here and there, usually when I'm on holidays as I'm already in such a good mood- that's when I tend to get a little spendy too…

  30. First of all, your photography is absolutely beautiful, and secondly, I totally second you on Tom Ford lipsticks… they're my fave!


  31. Iwarra says:

    These products seem great. I would like to get my hands on TF lipstick, heard from a lot of people they're so good. Thanks for your recommendations 🙂
    Ivona from

  32. Callia says:

    I absolutely adore Tom Ford lipsticks! Haven't tried Indian Rose though… My fav is Purple Noon. 🙂

  33. they look so lovely. I've heard so many good things about Tom Ford lipsticks, but damn they're pricy!


    Tamara –

  34. Nothing beats super luxurious beauty products and all of these look and sound amazing! 🙂

    Loren |

  35. SweetAsMae says:

    I've wanted to try one of the By Terry Ombre Blackstars for so long! They're super expensive in NZ but I'm willing to fork it out because of the beautiful shades and stunning packaging. Lovely post xxx

    Mae ♥

  36. Katherine L says:

    I'm totally a sucker for packaging as well. The Burberry line is so freaking nice, that I find myself buying things that I definitely don't need. Love this post, and your pictures are amazing!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

    • Agreed, Burberry packaging gets me every time. Their eyeshadows come in a little velvet burberry pouch which I think is such a nice detail.

      Thank you so much Katherine, I'm really happy you liked this post 🙂

  37. affecionada says:

    Misty Rock really is so uniquely beautiful – it's one of my favorites! Pale Barley's a good one, too. Charlotte Tilbury's Filmstar Bronze & Glow is another I'd add to the list. Beautiful photos!

    Jen | affecionada

  38. veebz boo says:

    How pretty is your photography!! Also these products all look insane – I'm also a huge fan for packaging and just high-end products in general. That Tom Ford lipstick though, I mean how gorgeous does that look. I've been tempted to buy things from Tom Ford so many times, but managed to stay away. I think it's time though because that lipstick looks stunning. I'm really loving some of Charlotte Tilburys' products at the moment. Her contour and highlight palette, as well as her blushes are gorgeous. – Natural Pretty Daytime Glam Tutorial

    • Ah thank you! Personally I really want to try a few more products from Tom Ford as well, it's just the price that always throws me. I'd love to try some more CT bits as well but we don't have any counters in Aus and I'm so hesitant to buy things like blushes online!

  39. When you splurge on a product, it is better worth it and be more than fancy packaging right? Indian rose is a timeless colour, it is perfect for day and night so I'm sure it is worth the every penny you spend! I don't have any of them, I am just lusting over them 🙂

    Ela BellaWorld

  40. Terri says:

    Great post, love that misty rock colour!


  41. hey, I spotted you on Tanya's blog and decided to check your blog out! I have enjoyed reading it and decided to say hi! You can also check mine out if you've got any time!

  42. Nice post! Personally, I'm more of a bargin huntee who likes to go for cheaply-priced, reasonable quality items. However, I do like Burberry's range( my older brother had worked there and sometimes after work,he'd bring home a few of Burberry's designer clothes range that were either given to him free-of-charge or at a reduced price.

    Ps: Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    BBB xxx

  43. I love a good high-end product. Don't get me wrong, a good bargain from the drugstore is my jam as well haha but I have recently been purchasing more expensive items and exploring high-end brands. I love these recommendations & will definitely take note 😉
    On the other hand, I got a little gift card to Boots so a little drugstore haul might be coming up 🙂
    xox Nadia

  44. Tania Bunic says:

    Such a great selection. I really need some TF in my life x

  45. Gabrielle says:

    Tom Ford lipstick will forever have me swooning, both due to the shades and the packaging! haha 🙂 Indian Rose looks like a beautifully feminine and subtle pink; perfect for this time of year!

  46. Artdicted 2 says:

    Wow, how pretty is Indian Rose XD
    Nati xx

  47. Wanna buy this Tom Ford lipstick too ^^. Some beauty products are just worth the price ^^.

    ♥ Sara from

  48. Joyce Pak says:

    Oh these look way too pretty! I really want to try that rose lip salve, I frequently get overly dry lips and really need something to cure it quickly

    Characters & Carry-ons

    • Sounds like the Dior lip balm would work really well for you then. Often when my lips are really dry (and I mean to the point where it's painful) that lip balm is the only thing that fixes it!

  49. I really want to get a Tom Ford product!

    Dakota D.

  50. Absolutely love this post. I have the By Terry Ombre Backstar in Bronzemoon and love it to bits. This Tom Ford lip colour looks perfect too, I love the look of this pink shade plus Burberry's pale barley has been on my wishlist for ages x

  51. melis tugay says:

    oh i LOVE all these suggestions, I'm a big fan of dior rose lip balm myself, it's so moisturizing. i haven't tried any TF products yet, but i heard great things, definitely will look into it! thanks for sharing dear, great reviews

    xx Melis

    • Thanks Melis! I'm so happy you enjoyed this post 🙂

      Personally I would love to try a couple more TF products, mainly because I've heard really good things about them as well.

  52. Megan Denton says:

    I've heard great things about these Tom Ford lipsticks…. I adore the packaging!

    Denton & Lou 

  53. Love those Tom Ford lipstick! xo, Sophia from

  54. Gemma Magpie says:

    I don't own any of these, but I so want to try Pale Barley as it looks so beautiful! xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  55. That lipstick is gorgeous! Will be splurging on a couple of those next payday!
    a life of a charlotte

  56. Laura Scott says:

    The colour of the Tom Ford lipstick is delicious! I have a Tom Ford lipstick which will be featured in an up and coming beauty post, the quality really is lovely.

    Burberry do impress and I think their collection is very sophisticated indeed.

    ByTerry is a swoonful brand, gorgeous products and impressed by every single one of them and don't get me started on Dior! My day cream has literally just run out *cries* and it was wonderful.

    Great picks and shades from some brilliant brands.

    Laura xo

  57. These photos are gorgeous! The Tom Ford lipstick looks so gorgeous. I love the packaging!

    – Maya at

  58. I love the eyeshadow shade, I've been really liking the blushed tones as eyeshadow these past couple of days… I think splurging yourself ones and awhile is good especially when you know you deserve it! 🙂 xx


  59. Serein Wu says:

    Thanks for the share!! These all look really good!!!


  60. Especially the lipstick looks fantastic!
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  61. Oh wauw they look amazing!
    I have never tried Tom Ford before but I think it would be a beautiful brand.
    I love Burberry too, especially the lipsticks!

  62. Jenny D. says:

    The By Terry ombré black star eyeshadow pencils look gorgeous! I've been wanting to try them for so long!

  63. Ahh I'm on a spending ban, but this post is making it very hard haha. I want to try all of these products, but especially Tom Ford Indian Rose. I can't say no to a beautiful lipstick!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  64. GleeOfLife says:

    I have wanted to try the lippy for a while, is it worth the price tag?

    • If you've been wanting a Tom Ford lipstick for a while then I'd say yes, but if you're not really fussed with the brand itself and you're purely after the shade then I'd say save your money and look elsewhere. Then again, the shade itself is gorgeous!

  65. mika says:

    I own all of these except the Dior balm and love them to bits! Definitely agree they are worth the splurge! Tom Ford hasn't let me down most times, only a few couple of times (which has been heartbreaking…). Love this post!


  66. Two products in here that I love (the eyeshadows) and two that have been on my wishlist for the longest time! There are so many stunning shades in the Tom Ford range but you're right if I was going to splurge it would have to be on one I'd get a lot of wear out of!

    Ash / The Beauty Collection

  67. Every single one sounds amazing!! I'm totally in! I'll spend the money 🙂

    Mel |

  68. I literally bought Pale Barley today so I'm so glad it was worth the price tag 🙂 can't wait to try it now!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  69. Kookii Chan says:

    The By Terry shadow sticks look so good! Maybe next time if I wanna splurge I shall on that
    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

  70. Nicole Hurst says:

    I love that Tom Ford lipstick, such a gorgeous colour!!
    Nicole xx

  71. Great post. I almost could have written this! Misty rock and diors lip balm and both beautiful and well Tom fords Indian rose was a recent purchase and it's fast becoming a daily fave xx Bean's Beauty Blog

  72. Sofiaa Dot says:

    I neeeeeeed to try that By Terry shadow!! It looks amazing!!! xx

  73. I love the Tom Ford lipstick in India Rose, for my darker complexion it looks really pretty, because most nudes are too light for my skin tone.
    The Dior lip balm is also my favourite lip product to carry around. So nourishing and best of all the packaging is gorgeous! x

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