Makeup and skincare products can be powerful tools of transformation. They can invigorate you and inspire you – but they can also leave quite the dent in your bank account. We’ve sifted through the most luxurious products to see which ones are really worth the splurge. Take a peek at the ultimate indulgences:
THE EYE CREAM: La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream, $310
The delicate tissue around the eyes can say a lot: a lack of sleep, dehydration and stress appear in the form of puffiness and dark circles. Yikes! Thankfully, La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream is here to help. This caviar-infused cream helps diminish fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, puffiness, dark under-eye circles and dryness. The caviar extracts help firm and nourish, along with sea algae extract and vitamin E that help moisturize and rejuvenate the skin.
Available at www.shoplaprairie.com.
THE SERUM: Orlane Elixir Royal: $650
Dealing with las manchas? The Orlane Elixir Royal is a concentrate of Stargazer Lily, fresh Royal Jelly and 24-Karat Gold. The serum hydrates skin, while also actively reducing the size and pigmentation of brown spots.
Available at www.orlane.com.
THE EYE SHADOW: Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow, $60
This is one color palette you’ll absolutely love. The pigments are rich and long-lasting and can be used wet or dry. A great way to apply? Place the lightest shade to the inside corner of the upper eyelid and a darker shade along the upper lash line. To finish, add a third color to the corner of the middle lid and, for intensity and emphasis, apply another shade under the lower lash line.
Available at Dior.com
THE LASH: kre•at beauty 24 Karat Gold Lashes, $295
Move over mascara, false eyelashes are making a major comeback! The unique eyelash line by kre•at beauty has 22 false eyelash styles, but the standout? A pair of 24 Karat Gold Lashes. Priced at $295, this set is hand-foiled in 24-karat gold. Definitely not for the faint of heart!
Available for purchase exclusively at Barneys New York through special order only. Call 212.833.2008.
THE EYELINER: Le Métier de Beauté Precision Liquid Eye Liner, $42
Talk about popularity: Le Métier de Beauté sells one of their Precision Liquid Eye Liners every ten minutes! What’s so special about this liner? It's foolproof! The wide base to fine tip allows for constant and consistent flow of the liner, providing an accurate, smudge-free line on first application. Fans of the brand and the eyeliner include: Eva Mendes, Anna Ortiz, Fergie and Mariah Carey.
Available at www.NeimanMarcus.com
The Scent: Bond No. 9’s The Fantasy-Stone Fountain of Peace
Fragrances are all about fantasy. For their 9th anniversary, Bond No. 9 created a now-perennial 42-ounce spigoted vitrine, filled with the Scent of Peace, enhanced by a Swarovski crystal design. Que rico!
Bond No. 9’s The Fantasy-Stone Fountain of Peace, $7,500, bondno9.com
THE TREAMENT CREAM: Erno Laszlo Firmarine Neck Cream, $115
One of the first places the signs of aging start to become visible is on the neck and décolleté. Designed to treat this delicate skin, the Erno Laszlo Firmarine Neck Cream contains a targeted formula to tone and firm the skin near the chin.
Available at www.ernolaszlo.com and Nordstrom.
THE LIPSTICK: Tom Ford Beauty, Lip Color, $49
Ready to take your lip color to the next level? Enter Tom Ford. These lip colors include rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil, which create the ultimate creamy texture. Bonus: the shades will suit any skin tone.
Available at www.neimanmarcus.com.
THE CREAM: Artistry Crème LuXury
According to a recent study by Artistry, maintaining healthy skin and treating fine lines are the top skin concerns of Latinas. This crème helps generate skin renewal and battles wrinkles – just what you’d want from a face cream.
Artistry Crème LuXury, $346, Amway.com/Artistry
… AND FOR YOUR GUY: Oro Gold Cosmetics 24K Men's Pre-Shave Facial Serum, $198
Get your guy under the influence…of gold. The benefits of gold infused skincare include improved firmness and elasticity. This clear and lightweight pre-shave serum softens while providing exceptional cushion for a close, accurate shave.
Available at Orogoldcosmetics.com and select OROGOLD stores nationwide.