I've always been a sucker for the finer things in life and when it comes to beauty, luxury and higher end have always been my favorite. When I was first getting into the beauty space, I coveted everything I purchased from Sephora and when I shopped there, I was truly the happiest.

I had drugstore makeup that I liked, even loved but if you look at the prices of drugstore makeup now, it's not as cheap as one would think. When I realized that, I didn't see the point in buying makeup I didn't want just because it was a few dollars cheaper than what I really wanted in Sephora or Nordstrom.

*Obviously some drugstore makeup is just as great quality as the higher end but it's just my preference. 

Years later, I now have the ~luxury~ of being able to afford some really luxurious products and while some of these aren't super high end, they can still be considered luxury for the price point (in my opinion).

I've tried so many products over the years and by far, these are my favorite luxury (or higher end) products and items I would pretty much never be without, despite the high price tag.

Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer - $70

I bought this heavy duty, well talked about and expensive concealer as a birthday gift for myself years ago and I don't think I will ever be without it. It is a secret weapon of mine, covers all of my dark circles, blemishes and spots but doesn't end up cakey on your skin. I love the fact that it's a cream stick concealer instead of a liquid and I think that contributes to the ease of use and high coverage. It is travel-friendly (I bring it everywhere with me, seriously) and has SPF so it's a great addition to your beach bag.

If you are a concealer junkie or someone who has a lot of trouble with dark spots, circles, and blemishes, you need this concealer. It is worth $70 and I will repurchase for the rest of my life.

Tatcha Violet -C Radiance Mask - $68

I received a foil sample of this Tatcha mask, used it, saw instant results and immediately purchased the full size. This mask instantly brightens your skin thanks to the two types of Vitamin Cs infused in the violet mask; it has AHAs from Japanese fruits that help with anti-aging and is made for everyone, despite your skin type. Whenever I feel like my skin is dull and not looking its best, this mask truly brings it back to life without drying it out. It's the only mask that I've used that really makes a difference in how my skin looks. I love this mask so much, I've been highly considering purchasing the matching serum.

Tom Ford Lip Color in Sable Smoke - $55

There are probably more expensive lipsticks out there but this best selling Tom Ford color is definitely the most expensive in my collection. "Sable" is a gorgeous warm peach nude that washes me out ever so slightly but in the best way possible. It is a super moisturizing lipstick and one of my go-to colors whenever I don't know what I want to wear. Do I think it's worth $55? Probably not but it's a really gorgeous lipstick formula, gorgeous packaging, and when was the last time you went through an entire lipstick? I've been lusting after other colors for a while now and maybe one day when I need a pick me up, I'll try another one! If you're in the market for a new, expensive, luxurious lipstick, go try the Tom Ford ones.

Shiseido Facial Cotton - $12

$12 is not a luxury price tag but it is when you are paying for cotton pads. I resisted the Shiseido Facial Cotton hype for years but eventually gave in during a Sephora VIB Sale some time ago. One use and I never ever went back. I use a facial cotton every day because I wash my face with micellar water in the morning; I don't use face wash so having a good quality facial cotton is something that has become important to me. I don't use these for nail polish or removing my entire face of makeup, it's really just for micellar water or stubborn eye makeup. That being said, I've tried to use drugstore cotton pads since and I wanted to scream -- there is NOTHING like the Shiseido Facial Cotton. They are very, very soft and never fall apart; they are very sturdy which is really cool because when was the last time you had a cotton pad NOT fall apart? 

If you don't want to shell out the $12 on the first try, get the 40 sheets for $5. 

What are some of your favorite luxury beauty items?

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