High-end makeup, my guilty pleasure, my downfall, my addiction. You will be the death of my bank account.
I couldn’t narrow down to just products, the post would never end. So, I’m going to talk brands for the most part.
I didn’t always buy high-end products, my obsession began about 3 years ago when my husband bought my first Tarte Christmas Giftset. Before that I would window shopping Sephora’s website, hardly braving a trip to the actual store. Once I got my hands on the one gift set, more was the follow. I could resist the temptation no longer. All the blog reading and YouTube video watching wore me down and now I’m hooked.
Prior to that, my experience with high-end products was limited to the Clinique skincare and perfume my grandmother used and my mother’s Estee Lauder makeup she wore on special occasions. I lost my mom at 20 and with that, I lost a lot of my femininity being left without a strong female presence in my life. It took me a few years to regain it and find myself again. I’d always had the passion for all things cosmetic but it laid dormant for a long time. Discovering the online Beauty community changed everything. Suddenly, I was no longer looking through the window of Sephora I was shopping there, and somehow found me in the aisles.
Since then Tarte has been kind of special to me. It was one of the first truly nice things I’d owned in a very long time and it opened the floodgates to the high-end world.
Then came Urban Decay. The Vice 2 Palette and The Naked 2. The Vice 2 reminded me so much of a Merle Norman Palette my mom had when I was little, the shades were almost the same and similar packaging even. Then I swatched it and that was all she wrote. Since then I’ve acquired a few more of Urban Decay’s palettes and products I’ve yet to be disappointed. The texture, pigmentation, and color payoff is outstanding.
Nars is a brand I love. The quality is exceptional. It’s everything I expect from a high-end brand. They’re sleek and sexy, yet professional with a naughty twist. I look forward to growing my collection.
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review and Demo
Kat Von D. Makeup that speaks to my soul. The product names reference all the things I love, from music to literature. I mean, she has an eyeshadow named Danzig, Black no. 1 and Shadowplay. Then a lipstick called Lovecraft! I’m a huge Lovecraftian nerd. I have a Lovecraft shrine even. Not only that, it’s a gorgeous shade I swear was designed just for me.
Kat Von D Beauty encompasses my spirit. The quality is outstanding on top of that. Then the packaging and presentation. I gladly say “shut up and take my money” to KVD.
Reviews coming soon
And a couple fragrances I’ve been loving.
Bee Beautiful. Bee You.