8 Beauty Splurges Worth the Price Tag
Sometimes splurging on beauty can make a huge difference in your routine. There's something to be said about spending a little extra to get a product with the best ingredients or see for yourself why so many others are obsessing over it.
From a fan-favorite hair care tool to luxurious makeup and skincare, we're rounding up our list of splurges worth the cash. Scroll on for 8 luxurious beauty, skin, and hair goodies you won't regret.
1. Dior Addict Lip Glow ($38 at Macys)
“The only lip balm you’ll ever need!”
While the drugstore has some great makeup finds, a splurge every once in a while is never a bad idea. If you love the look of glossy lips but don't like the sticky, tacky feeling, Dior Addict Lip Glow is the best of both worlds.
Celebs including Cara Delevingne, Bella Hadid, and Jennifer Lawrence have been spotted applying this super balm! The twist-up lip treatment adds just the right amount of shine and hydration with shea butter and castor oil. There are several tints to choose from, but we love the clear Universal shade that you can wear alone or on top of lipstick for added hydration.
2. SkinCeuticals Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment ($105 at Dermstore)
“Magic in a bottle”
One of our favorite skincare items to splurge on is a good moisturizer with added benefits. This oil-free lightweight skin-soother is made with 3% azelaic acid, 2% alpha arbutin, and a 5.75% phyto botanical blend to smooth imperfections, reduce dullness, minimize the appearance of pores, and boost brightness.
This potent botanical blend made it onto the Heath 2022 Beauty Awards list!
3. Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler ($579 at Dyson)
We couldn't create a "worth the splurge" beauty list without including an item by Dyson. But is the Dyson Airwrap worth buying? Well, it depends.
This impressive multi-functional styler uses advanced technology and reduced heat to help give you professional-looking hair from the comfort of your own bathroom. If you're the person who regularly styles your hair at home, this handy tool is worth the splurge. That said, if you're the kind of person who wears a messy bun 90% of the time (we totally get it), then we'd recommend a more wallet-friendly styling tool for those rare occasions that you "do" your hair.
4. LiLash Best Sellers Set ($162 at LiLash Beauty)
“The results are amazing!”
Try enhancing serums for longer-looking lashes and fuller brows without a salon treatment. This handy set takes your lashes and brows to the next level with advanced technology and a physician-formulated blend of top ingredients.
One swipe a day of the LiLash Purified Eyelash Serum conditions your lash line to help turn typically delicate eyelashes into thicker, curlier, and longer-looking lashes. Next, apply your LiBrow Purified Eyebrow Serum along your brow line for a boost of nourishment and get the look of bolder, fuller, thicker eyebrows.
5. PAT McGRATH LABS Mothership V Eyeshadow Palette - Bronze Seduction ($128 at Sephora)
“You won’t need another pallet!”
This eye palette has 10 richly-pigmented shades in buttery-soft formulas. The shadows include the perfect fall colors with rose gold, metallic bronze, inciting crimson, and the perfect mattes to complete your look. PAT McGRATH LABS uses cream-infused powders in their next-generation formulations. These shadows glide on in a single stroke and transform your eyes with seamless blendability.
This pallet was an Allure 2019 Best of Beauty Award Winner, and we're still reaching for it in 2022!
6. Mason Pearson Popular Mixture Nylon & Boar Bristle Brush for Long Coarse to Normal Hair ($240 on Amazon)
“Worth every penny”
While it took some convincing to buy a brush for over $200, hair us out. Mason Pearson brushes have been around for over 100 years, and they're made from premium-grade boar bristles that are gentle on the hair and scalp.
The brush helps distribute the natural oils in your hair while exfoliating the scalp and stimulating circulation of the hair follicles to help reduce breakage and leave your hair looking shiny (not greasy).
7. Shani Darden Skin Care Lactic Acid AHA Exfoliating Serum ($88 at Sephora)
“My skin is glowing!”
This 9% Lactic Acid Serum brightens and refines dull and congested skin while you sleep. Did you know Shay Mitchell helps keep her skin glowing with regular facials with Shani Darden? While we may not all have Shay's budget, this lactic acid serum is the next best thing!
8. YSL Black Opium ($139 at Sephora)
This iconic scent by YSL is still at the top of our list for the best splurge fragrance of the year. If you're into slightly sweet and musky scents, Black Opium combines coffee and orange blossom for a heavenly combination.
That's our list of the best beauty picks when you want to treat yourself. Trying to narrow down the top splurge-worthy beauty is always hard, but we managed. We hope you enjoy these products as much as we do!