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5 Makeup Splurges Worth the Money

I’m trying something a little different today. I know I normally share DIY projects, home decor, recipes and occasionally random stories about my family, but I’m branching out a bit! I love makeup and clothes and may start sharing a bit of that side of myself here too, because let’s face it, how many times can I repaint the living room in one year without the Mr. losing his mind?

If makeup is not your thing, fear not! Next week I’ll be sharing all sorts of great home decor ideas and room reveals, but maybe you are like me and are obsessed with all things to do with style and are always on the hunt for great products.

You may be thinking well who died and made you a makeup artist? No one! I don’t claim to know everything, but random fact – I used to be a massage therapist before I was a stay at home mom. I worked in lots of high end salons and spas over the years and when things were slow I became a hair and makeup guinea pig to the stylists. I picked up a few tips and tricks plus favorite products that I thought I would share with you.

5 Makeup Splurges you can't live without

Ok so fair warning these are my makeup splurges. I don’t always use expensive makeup, but certain products are just worth the money. I have a whole slew of inexpensive drugstore products that do the trick too and I’ll be sharing those soon (unless you all hate this post and I’m just rambling to myself out there in internet land), but sometimes the high end products really are life changing!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation

Urban Decay Naked Skin

Foundation is not the area to skimp on price, if your skin looks good your makeup is going to look good, and this foundation is ahhh-mazing. It goes on super sheer and light, but if you need heavier coverage on a bad skin day you can layer it to get the coverage you need. I love that it feels like I have nothing on my skin. I know it’s pricey, but a bottle lasts me about 9 months so it’s well worth it. This works on all ages as well, my mom uses the same kind.

Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

If you are going to splurge on foundation you might as well have the right tool to apply it. I love this makeup brush, it really gives you a natural finish. I just use one pump of the foundation on my fingers, apply it to my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Then use the brush to blend it all in.

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium Matte Bronzer

Too Faced Milk Chocolate BronzerWhile we are on the subject of skin, this is my favorite bronzer. It’s perfect for giving your skin a little glow, but I also use it to contour my cheeks, forehead and nose. It doesn’t have shimmer, it’s just nice and matte without being orange. Plus it smells like chocolate, what’s not to like?

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

My eye makeup never used to last all day but that changed when I found this Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer. It’s something I can’t live without! I have used it for years and it makes all the difference, my makeup doesn’t budge with this on. Again a tube of this will last a long time, you just need a tiny dab.


Lorac Pro Palette

This is my everything in one eyeshadow palette, it has every color you could want in it. The top row is all matte colors and the bottom row has a touch of shimmer, but not it’s not at all obnoxiously glittery. My favorite everyday colors in the palette are the cream, taupe, sable and espresso. For a night out I love the subtle shimmer of the champagne and pewter.

So there you have it – my tried and true beauty splurges, what about you do have any must have makeup?

Should I just stick to my day job? :)

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