While we love a good drugstore beauty buy, there’s no denying that some beauty products are worth shelling out some extra bucks for.
Here are five beauty products worth the splurge:
There’s a reason why beauty editors favour this battery-operated skin-cleansing tool – it removes six times more dirt, oil and makeup than cleansing with your hands alone and in turn, allows for better absorption of your favourite skin care products. The result? Shrunken pores, reduced fine lines and wrinkles and a softer, smoother, more radiant skin complexion.
We know, we know…$26 for a makeup sponge does seem a little bit ridiculous, but trust us when we say it’s not your average makeup applicator. Check out any pro makeup artist’s beauty arsenal and we guarantee you’ll find at least a few of these hot pink, egg-shaped sponges in there. It leaves a gorgeous, velvety finish while providing even, buildable coverage, and can also be used to blend foundation, highlighter, concealer and more! Pro tip: Dampen the sponge first for best results.
The Cadillac of eyelash curlers, Shu Uemura’s version is a cult fave in the beauty world. Its enhanced design fits all eye shapes and reaches all lashes to deliver the perfect curl. The best part? Its ergonomic handles and “mushroom” shaped silicone pads make it super easy to use, even for beauty newbies.
4. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $47 Available at Holt Renfrew
Loved by Mary-Kate Olsen, Carrie Underwood and Blake Lively, Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray adds instant volume, body and texture to even the limpest of locks. This genius product also absorbs oil at the roots (without leaving a powdery residue) making it a fab alternative to dry shampoo.
A self-tanner that leaves you beautifully bronzed AND smells amazing? Yes, please! This super lightweight tinted mousse is easy to apply and dries in 60 seconds so you can easily go on your day looking like a bronzed goddess.