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Friday, 27 April 2012

High End Make Up Wishlist

As my days as a student are now numbered, whilst working tirelessly over my dissertation, I often find myself day dreaming about all the lovely things I'll be able to buy once I get a full time job (well, I suppose IF I get a full time job!)

So often I look on many a blog, where the blogger has indulged themselves with high end brands without batting an eye lid! So, I gave myself an limitless budget, and made a wishlist! (Probably the more sensible option, rather than taking out another student loan to satisfy my jealousy!)


001. When I discovered the Laura Mercier's Secret Finish in Mattifying, I couldn't believe how much this product must have been made for me! It's a liquid gel made to combat oily skin. Instead of working as a primer, which I initially expected this product to be - it's designed to be used for touch ups through out the day, over your make up, working to absorb facial oils and so instantly mattifiying the appearance of your skin on contact. How amazing is that? Instead of adding more make up to your face (which is not great for oily, porous skin) by patting on a pressed powder to your shiny patches, you can just dab on this gel and it soaks up the oil all by itself! Ah, what an  invention! Want, want, want!


002. I'm a real sucker for a coral/pink lip as of recent, it seems to be the only colours I will look at in lipsticks - but I love it. When I discovered this Velvet Matte Lip Stick in La Ravissante by Chanel, I just went 'ohhhh'. I sincearly couldn't imagine a prettier colour, and so appropriate for the Summer months a head of us too! There matte range is available in eight different shades, and are 'enriched with ultra-thin mother-of-pearl particles', so I can
understand why these lipsticks are so pricey! But matte lipsticks are my favourite as I'm not so keen on that sheer, shiny look, plus by it's description this lipstick sounds like it wouldn't dry out but in actual fact moisturise my lips! Gimme, gimme! 

003. Estee Lauder have an extensive Double Wear range, but I think what they're known for best in the blogging world is their Double Wear Stay-in Place Foundation. I'm really into my medium to full coverage looks when it comes to applying my base when doing my make up, it's just the look I prefer. And I have found good levels of coverage within drug store foundations I have used, but I've just heard such amazing things about Double Wear, that I can't help but daydream about how flawless my face could look if I used it! The foundation claims up to 15 hours coverage, despite the foundation being such a lightweight formula. It's also a matte foundation, and after trying a few 'illuminating' foundations recently, I'm definitely due something a bit more mattifiying for my oil prone skin.


004. The fact that this Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze is so pretty is enough of a selling point for me. As a major lover of contouring and highlighting, I feel like this bronzer is right up my street. I can imagine it has the capabilities to create a gorgeous summer glow to your cheeks! I love the shimmer in all the shades, and the bronzes just look so deep and luxurious, and I can imagine it working well with a either a baby pink blush, or a deep rouge for a more dramatic, evening look!


005. Finally, this beautiful Bobbi Brown blush in the shade Apricot. I just feel like this shade screams Spring! It's such a warm shade, yet so ditsy colour which I just think is stunning. I have an extensive blush collection, but none in a shade like this! And I can imagine as it's Bobbi Brown, it would be a very pigmented blush. I can really imagine Apricot working well with the Shimmer Brick Bronze, as it will add shimmer to this mattified blusher, and mixed together will create a beautifully defined look when contouring. 


So, what do you think of my high end picks? What would you choose if you could afford any pricey product?

37 comments:

  1. That lipstick colour is beautiful! I've tried Double Wear and I used a full bottle of it, it really is pretty amazing how long it lasts! I'm lusting after pretty much the entire Nars range at the moment! xx

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    1. I know, it's amazing right. Yeah, I'm with you there, Nars Laguna is another on my list actually!

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  2. I think I'm going to have to try Laura Mercier's Secret Finish! Sounds amazing!!

    Good Luck with your dissertation!!

    http://laurenhworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I need to work hard over the summer to afford myself some makeup luxuries too. The Secret Finish is on my list. :)

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  4. errrr, that laura mercier thing sounds awesome! id never heard of it before. heading to get it this weekend for sure!

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  5. Double Wear is an amazing foundation! Great wishlist :) x

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  6. Definitely get the double wear :) I'm on my third bottle and it's brilliant.
    I've done a blog post on my before and after (no make up, and then double wear etc) and you can really see a massive difference haha!
    Here's the link if you want to check it out xo
    http://lostinwestsussex.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/before-and-after-estee-lauder-double.html

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    1. Ah thanks, will definitely check your post out later! :)

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  7. I've never heard of the Laura Mercier mattifier but it sounds amazing! I finally ordered a full bottle of Double Wear last night - it's amazing for oily skin :) You should go to the counter and pick up a free sample! My sample lasted for over a month (even though it said only 10 days)

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    1. Ah amazing, will definitely have to grab myself a sample soon then! Thanks!

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  8. i would love to try the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze it looks so pretty xxx

    http://emeli-j.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. nice wishlist! i would like to try more bobbi brown products :)

    www.myladyboudoir.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm desperate for a Chanel Lipstick.. So Pretty! However, I've tried the Double Wear and HATED it! Make sure you get a tester before splurging the 25.00! Xx.

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  11. The Chanel lipstick looks like a lovely color! Just FYI, I tried the Laura Mercier Secret Finish Mattifying Gel a few months ago but had to return it because it broke me out so badly. My skin is pretty finicky with certain face products so that might just be me, but I thought I might give you a heads up!

    xx Louise
    http://alittlebeautylux.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh wow, well thanks for the heads up sweet!

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  12. hiya hun
    ive given you the sunshine award :)

    http://pinkporcelain87.blogspot.co.uk

    Kaylie
    xxx

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  13. i know what you mean, to me some drugstore makeup often seems high end whenn youve got to money! =p
    also im having a giveaway on my blog that id love you to enter :) x

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  14. Oooh, the Laura Mercier's Secret Finish sounds so good! Definately adding it to my wishlist xx

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  15. I love the double wear foundation! It really is amazing and worth every penny! xx

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  16. I have the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick and it is INCREDIBLE. It's one of the few products I can't live without: even just a quick brush over your cheekbones brightens up your whole face. I love it. And it lasts FOREVER so it's really good value for money too.

    http://sheschasingtornadoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ahh really? now I really want it!!

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  17. It's my dream to own a Chanel or YSL lippy one day! I love that coral colour too.
    x

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  18. I think we all have a high end makeup wish list! I'd adore some Chanel and Dior lipsticks! Good luck with your dissertation! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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