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:
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.
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.
These shadow sticks in general are impeccable quality (they’re the bomb.com) 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.
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.