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What is your most expensive but worth every penny products?

I'm a couple hundreds away from Rouge, so I'm just gonna cover my eyes, block my ears, ignore my bank account and RUN for it! And make spending less my New Year resolution/challenge for 2014.

 

In that spirit, I would like to know what's the most expensive item you have that is worth every penny and why? fancy makeup? skincare made of gold?

 

On another note I have several of everything except.....hydrating mask and toner. So, what's your favorite hydrating mask? I know there's Fresh Rose, PTR cucumber, OH blue/blackberry....anything else? your favorite?

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Bothe excellent ideas. I have capillary breakage around my nose, what product do you use for healing them? I like the de-puff effect too! 

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I've used Hydroxatone's Intensive Under Eye healer, and I'm currently testing the Juice Beauty Stem Cell Under Eye Healer.  I like the Hydroxatone, but it's tested on animals so I won't purchase it.  (I got it as gratis for helping with an event, so it was free initially.)

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I've used mine for about 3 months now (in my mid 30s) and have seen my undereye area much improved.  It used to be that undereye concealer would look really cakey despite how much I moisturized, but now that skin is soft and smooth. The dark circles are much easier to cover up.

What's also nice is that you can use it for other serums.  I'm testing it out for my dark spots/hyper-pigmentation - getting the serums deeper into the dermis.

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Would you ladies happen to know if the Opal helps with milia? I have a little bit around my under eye area, and other than have them manually extracted, I don't know how else to get rid of them Smiley Sad

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For milia, I use Eminence's Naseberry Eye Exfoliant once a week.  I have been using it for a couple of months now, and I no longer even get milia anymore! Smiley Happy  

   

The Opal is not designed to help with milia.  

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Ooooooh THANK YOU!! I've had milia for a few years now, and am so over it! I will definitely be looking into this! May I asked where you purchased yours from?

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I purchased it from a spa that I went to, but I know that Skin1 online carries it (and if you get on their mailing list you can get discounts). The bottle is rather large, and you do not have to use very much of it, so I expect that it will probably last about a year. 

   

The nice thing about it is it only takes 5 minutes a week to exfoliate.  You just put it on, let it sit for 5 minutes, and then take it off.  Really easy!  I follow it with their Raspberry Eye Masque, and I am really pleased with the results Smiley Happy

   

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Yeah, this product sounds amazing! I'm thinking it will also help hydrate - I never thought to exfoliate the eye area! I just emailed the company, hopefully they can send me a sample! Fingers crossed!! Thank you for the recommendation Smiley Happy

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I never used to exfoliate my eye area because most exfoliants are much too harsh and damaging to the delicate skin around the eyes, but the eye area can benefit from a gentle exfoliation!  This product is gentle enough to not damage the fragile skin around your eyes (I have even used it on the top lid as well).  If you cannot get the company to send you a sample, some websites sell the sample or "travel" sizes of Eminence products, so you might want to search for it.  Good luck! Smiley Happy  

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Eminence actually replied to me, and while they don't offer samples, they provided me with the online retailer that sells the sample sized products. Yay! Can't wait to try them both! Thanks again!

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I am so happy to hear that they replied to you so quickly.  I hope it works as well for you as it does for me Smiley Happy  I even tried it on my husband last night, and he was quite happy with how easy it was to apply and take off.

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I love Eminence products. Great quality, and I agree that the eye products last a long time. I haven't tried this masque, though - I will have to go and see if my local Eminence dealer has it!

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I have been using the Opal for about a year and a half, on and off. I can definitely see the difference when I quit using it.  It does take a while for the effects to become really noticeable (it is cumulative).  If you use it at least once a day for a few months it really does work - you just have to be patient and consistent.  I also like to use it on my upper lip as well.

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My Clarisonic Mia is hands down the best skin care investment I've made.  I also love Exfolikate - so pricy but you only need a pea-sized amount for each use (1 - 2 times weekly).  Leaves my skin so smooth and glowy!

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Probably my Clarisonic - I've really seen a reduction in my breakouts on my forehead and chin, I think because it is really removing all my makeup at night.  Then it would be the GlamGlow mask in the white jar.  I just got the YouthMud Eye Mask and it did plump and brighten my under eye.  

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I thought the Nars light reflecting powder was a lot for what it was, but every day I only use the teeny tinyest amount and when I put it on my face I just looooove it.

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my hg product must have is the mj highliner gel crayon! it is THE ONLY eyeliner that doesn't smudge on me (i only use it to tightline my eyes and/or the waterline= i can't vouch for it working well on the lids)!!! <3 the product!!!

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Great. Thanks beauty tester for starting this thread and mimibel for the review of opal.  Looks like my hard earned money will again be going for to sephora to try out the opal!!  Enablers!!!  Haha.  Oh. P.s.  I want to try the facial steamer machine too.  It gets great reviews.   My friend has one and loves it.  I think k it's by DDG??

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Absolutely hands down my Clarisonic plus. My first one lasted over five years and I bought a new one a year ago. It is the best thing I've ever done for my skin. I love that I can use it in the shower. When I did the Obagi routine five years ago I really felt like it pushed the system to the next level. 

 

I definitely feel like my products work better and my skin looks so much better. If I skip it for a while for any reason it shows. I also use it on my neck, chest, and the back of my hands. Love that thing. 

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Officially my new Clarisonic Mia 2. But the most outrageous thing I buy for the price is Kerastase Oleo Relax Masque. It's a $62.50 conditioner! But for my dry, thick, frizzy, curly, unmanageable hair-that-drives-me-crazy, I will never use anything else!

 

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My most expensive makeup item has to be one of the YSL lipsticks! I thought about it for a while until i bought it,  and i am so glad i did! The formula is so great and creamy! It is worth every penny!

My most expensive perfume is my Flower bomb! My boyfriend actually surprised me with it. I never even knew about it until he gave it to me. I started searching it and saw how expensive it was! But wow, it smells so good!

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For me, this would have to be Lancôme Génifique cream serum. Oh my gosh, I love everything about it! The light texture, the Victorian rose fragrance, and most importantly the hydration. I will probably never buy it again but it was a worthwhile splurge and will last me a long time.

 

Unfortunately I don't have any recommendations for a good hydrating mask as I don't use them, but best of luck finding one you love.

Cheers!

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Makeup: Tom Ford eyeshadows and blushes, Guerlain Meteorites and eyeshadows, Chanel Illusion D'ombres, Hourglass Ambient powders and lipsticks

 

Skincare: Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream, Lancome Energie De Vie Recharge Daily Lotion (I use it as both serum and toner.)

 

Fragrance: I Love New York for Mothers

 

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I don't think that ever paid more than $50 for any *one* makeup item so the most expensive item would be that or lower. The most I've ever spent on any one skincare item was $150 ( caudalie premier cru la crème---and no its not worth it).

 

Lemme just give you a list of must have products that I get from Sephora.

 

1. L'occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream----I went through at least 6 or 7 of these jars, its literally the only face cream that suits my skin when its dry and sensitive. I only use it at night because I do find it pricey, and I do have other natural creams that I love that work well for me in AM use. (But they aren't sold at Sephora). 42 bucks a jar and worth every single penny.

 

2. Too Faced Shadow Insurance----I cant tell you for how long it took me to shell out 20 bucks for something that you cant see lol (my day cream costs less than that!). But I am on my second tube right now of the original, I bought the champagne one as well and I havent used powder shadow on its own since I've had this baby. And it lasts for months.

 

3. buxom lip creams and lip glosses----I have always pretty much hated lipgloss, but I swear this item *converted* me. I got a couple point perks once ( one was 500 one was 250 point perk) that had a full sized lip gloss, 2 mini glosses/creams, and 2 mini lipsticks and I fell in LOVE with the formula. I like the lip creams better because the product is more pigmented and creamy whereas the glosses are more sheer than anything but they are so minty and cooling and not sticky and they don't leave that gross ring around my lips 20 minutes after applying. I used up a couple of minis a while back, have a full sized lip gloss in april that's very well loved, and I just recently bought a set with 6 mini glosses that cost $29 which I do find expensive, but I love them so much that I don't care. 19 bucks a piece for full sized.

 

4. buxom full on lip stick. I'm a fan of push up stick lipsticks in general---they are slim and compact, and with bright colors or red colors I don't have to worry about staying inside the lines because the sticks are thin enough that I don't have to worry about it. I've gone through 2 mini's and one full sized, and I repurchased the full size that I ran out of a while ago (las vegas). So pigmented, moisturizing and minty. I shall collect them all ( in time....). 19 bucks each.

 

5. urban decay palettes or singles----both pricey, although you do get more for your money when you buy the palettes. I have BOS, naked basics, and singles of sin, sin/mushroom, and Woodstock.

 

6. kat von d lock it tattoo foundation. 34 bucks but worth every penny. it covers like no other, lasts like no other, doesn't irritate my skin, and one bottle lasts for months. I have 4 in all different shades to make sure that I have a solid match year round.

 

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