5 High-end products worth the Splurge!

My makeup collection (most likely a lot smaller than other bloggers) is a mixture of both drugstore and luxury products. I have always said that you can find hidden gems in the drugstore and terrible high-end products and so price doesn’t really matter! Having said that, here are 5 high-end products that I think are totally worth the splurge and don’t disappoint (well for me anyway).

Urban Decay – Naked heat palette £39.50

All of the Urban Decay palettes are known for being quite pricey! But for the beautiful colours, stunning pigments and excellent blendability they are brilliant value for money. I believe that all of the Naked palettes can make this list, but I narrowed it down to the most recent palette… The Naked Heat! With 12 fiery, earthy shades, this palette packs a punch! There is a mixture of mattes and shimmers, with shades that can complement any skin tone. Working out at just £3 an eyeshadow, who can complain?!

Benefit – Hoola Bronzer £24.50

If you read my Favourite makeup of 2017 post, you will know that I absolutely love the Benefit Hoola bronzer. This is the only bronzer that I have re-purchase time and time again (as you can probably tell from the shiny new one in the picture). I have a very pale complexion and so many bronzers can make me look like I work at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! This is the only bronzer that I have come across so far that does not make me look ridiculously orange, and, with a slightly more cool tone, it is perfect for contouring. The Hoola bronzer lasts me forever, it took well over a year to hit pan despite me using it every day and so you really are getting a lot of product for your money!

YSL – All hours foundation £35

This is a relatively new purchase of mine, and I love it. You have probably seen a lot of hype over this foundation… and rightly so! It has a full coverage, matte finish, lasts all day and makes the skin look flawless! What more can you want? I mainly wear this foundation for nights out or special events as it is too expensive for everyday wear (unless you are rich af). But every time I do wear it, I get so many compliments. I got a brilliant shade match for my pale skin (BD20) which makes me feel so much more confident when wearing it. It also comes with a pump, which many other high-end foundations don’t have (I’m looking at you Nars Sheer Glow) and so you can control how much you use at any one time and prevent wastage!

Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder £20

An oldy but a goldy! The loose setting powder in Translucent has been all over the Internet for years, which may give you a hint that you should buy it! It sets foundation beautifully without giving you cake face! It is very finely milled and so is great for baking under the eyes and dusting all over the face for makeup that will last all day long! Also, the translucent shade means that it doesn’t alter the colour of my foundation (one less thing to worry about). This is another product that I have had for a really long time and I havn’t hit pan, proving that it is great value for money.

Too Faced – Hangover Primer £27

Last, but certainly not least, is the Too faced Hangover primer! I hadn’t used this primer for a while but after my skin getting drier over the winter months I thought I’d dig it out again. I am so happy that I did! This primer is sooooo moisturising and makes my skin feel so lovely and soft. It leaves the skin feeling slightly tacky and so no matter what foundation I use, it lasts all day long. It also smells of coconut – a great bonus!

So those are 5 high-end items that I believe are worth the extra money! If you have any cheaper alternatives to these products please leave a comment down below, I am always looking for a good dupe! Thankyou again for reading!



  1. February 11, 2018 / 10:07 am

    I feel as though I’m the only blogger that isn’t super impressed by The Hangover Primer, I just don’t feel as though it does much for my skin! However I really want to try the YSL foundation and Laura Mercier powder and this is somewhat pushing me to do so!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Everyone is different! I wasn’t a massive fan when I first got it, but as my skin went a bit drier it really helped! I love the foundation and works really well with the ysl blur primer ? thanks for reading!

  2. February 11, 2018 / 10:31 am

    I’m a bit rubbish with make up and tend to just stick to drug store versions. However, I’m yet to really fall in love with any make up in particular so perhaps I really need to give high end a go.

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 10:34 am

      I always say that drugstore can give just as good products as high end brands! But often I get drawn In by more expensive products that become my babies!

  3. Grace Robson
    February 11, 2018 / 11:08 am

    You’ve said about 3 of my fave products here, naked heat, hoola and hangover primer.. definitely worth it! Heard such great things about the Laura Mercier powder, may need to try it x

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 11:10 am

      I’m glad you agree! I know the Laura mercier powder has been around for a while but no point getting new products for the sake of it if it works ? thanks for reading! X

  4. February 11, 2018 / 11:16 am

    The urban decay palettes always looks so gorgeous – I’d love to get one. I also don’t think I’ve ever heard a bad thing about the Laura Mercier powder!


    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 11:18 am

      They’re great! Naked heat and naked original have to be my favourites ? x

  5. ashton
    February 11, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    I so badly want the benefit hoola bronzer. xx

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      It’s my all time favourite! X

  6. Christina
    February 11, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    That Willy Wonka comment haha, I feel that! I’m also super pale and bronzers give me the same issue, but I have never tried Hoola. I’m going to have to now!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      Haha it’s not a good look ? the hoola is just the right tone to not let that happen!

  7. February 11, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I have the same problem with bronzers, might have to give the benefit one a go, unless I can find a drugstore alternative

    Sophie’s Spot

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      I’m always up for a dupe, do let me know if you find one! X

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      It’s perfect if you like warm, fiery tones! X

  8. February 11, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    Great post! The Naked Heat palette is totally a fave of mine, I’m obsessed?? Lovely blog too!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks lovely! It’s definitely worth the money ? x

  9. Anna shepherd
    February 11, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Yes girl! I love every single one they are my holy grails!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Yaaas! They’re some of my fave high end products!

  10. Ruth
    February 11, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Oh I really wanna try out the YSL all hours foundation but I’m always nervous when it’s a high end foundation!!!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 11, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      I definitely agree! It’s matte, full coverage, if you like that maybe go into the store to try it on ?

  11. Fashncurious
    February 12, 2018 / 1:25 am

    I need some primer! I’ve been experimenting with a few! Will try this one!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 12, 2018 / 7:02 am

      Hope you like it!

  12. February 12, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Urban Decay palettes are incredible 🙂 My fave definitely 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
      February 12, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      They’re so good quality! Thanks for reading ?

  13. Jennifer
    February 12, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    Totally agree about the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 12, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      It’s still my favourite after all this time!

  14. February 12, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I am a firm believer that it is a necessity to splurge on yourself once in a while. However, there is nothing worth than a splurge that ends up a complete disappointment. Thanks for sharing some that are worth it!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 12, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      I know, it’s so sad when you spend so much money on a dissapointing product! That’s why I love reading review before hand!

  15. February 12, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Yaaas this Laura Mercier setting powder is the best!! Definitely a must have.

    • BeingChloe173
      February 12, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      It’s a staple item!

  16. February 12, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    That Laura Mercier powder is an absolute godsend. I have never used a powder that gave me a matte finish without looking flat, set my under-eye concealer perfectly, and didn’t leave a flashback on my skin. It’s literally perfect!

    Lovely post! x


    • BeingChloe173
      February 12, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      You’re not wrong, it’s a miracle product ?thankyou for reading lovely! X

  17. February 12, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    I love the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, it’s my fave! The Benefit Hoola is a firm favourite of mine too!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 13, 2018 / 6:49 am

      They’re all definitely worth the money, I love them!

  18. Corretta
    February 13, 2018 / 12:56 am

    I live Laura Mercier products as I am currently using their tinted moisturizer. I am looking for a good foundation so I will definitely check out YSL All Hours.

    • BeingChloe173
      February 13, 2018 / 6:49 am

      Ooh I might check out the tinted moisturiser! Hope you like it ?

  19. February 13, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Hey, Chloe!
    I actually just received the Naked Heat palette as a Christmas gift from my husband, and I absolutely LOVE IT! The Hangover Primer is also one of my favorites. I have never tried Hoola before but I definitely want to! We have similar taste in makeup, so I’m going to have to check these products out! Thank you!


    • BeingChloe173
      February 13, 2018 / 6:50 am

      I’m glad you agree! You should definitely check out hoola I buy it over and over again, I haven’t used a different bronzer in years! X

  20. February 16, 2018 / 1:11 am

    I love the Naked Heat palette and the Laura Mercier and i definitely agree with you, they are worth the purchase. I haven’t tried the other products, but i may have to check them out now!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 16, 2018 / 6:52 am

      I’d definitely recommend them lovely, they’re great ?

    • BeingChloe173
      February 16, 2018 / 6:30 pm

      Honestly it’s a miracle product! X

  21. Jackie
    February 17, 2018 / 12:33 am

    I just bought Naked 3 and I love it!! It’s my first Naked. Also, that Laura Mercier powder is flawless!


    • BeingChloe173
      February 17, 2018 / 9:01 am

      I do like naked three it’s great for summer ?

  22. February 17, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    The Naked palettes are so iconic and definitely a must-have addition to anyone’s makeup collection. I absolutely love the Heat palette as every shade is tailored to autumn/fall and everything that I love! I share your admiration and I can see why you’ve included it here. (:

    • BeingChloe173
      February 17, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      They definitely are worth the money! The heat palette is very autumnal but I love the others for the rest of the year ? glad you agree!

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