Beauty Upgrades That Are Well Worth The Splurge

by Carli Prinsloo

SOME beauty investments are well worth the price. If you have extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, shop these products. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Here’s what’s really worth spending a little bit extra on and why. Treat yourself to some well worth it beauty splurges!

Luxe Lipstick

A high quality lipstick contains high quality ingredients. This means stronger pigments, which will make the lipstick glide on more easily, last so much longer and feel smoother. Cheaper lipsticks usually have less pigment and more filler. When choosing a lipstick look for one that’s packed with pigments, antioxidants and vitamins. You will notice how much better your lips will look over time.

Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick In Candy Venom: R370, Fenty Beauty, Eye See Hue

Fancy Foundation

It is definitely worth it to spend a little more for a perfect base for makeup. Fancy foundations almost always offer more, such as SPF, anti-aging and other skincare benefits. Most of the time it also offers a lot more shades to choose from. This is especially important if your skin colour varies across your face. Do not waste money on the wrong shade of foundation. Nothing beats the sharp eye of a makeup expert when it comes to finding the right shade and formulation for your skin tone. So go to a professional and get an expert opinion.

Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Make-up SPF15 (R505) by Elizabeth Arden comes in 18 different shades, so you are bound to find your perfect match.

Salon Shampoo

Salon hair care products have advanced ingredients that revamp hair in the long term, which is crucial to ensure shiny, healthy hair. The concentration of salon quality shampoos and conditioners is high, so a little goes a long way. Because it isn’t necessary to use a lot of product, it can be cost effective with the added bonus of having overall better results. With clever packaging and products that are sulphate, paraben, DEA, TEA and propylene glycol free, Evo gives professional results while respecting the environment.

Gluttony Volume Shampoo (300ml): R380, EVO

High-End Perfume

Perfumes are expensive because of the ingredients that go into making them. Some perfumes contain rare flower petals or the essence of rare roots (like jasmine). Others have synthetic ingredients that are difficult and expensive to make. If you want to invest in an expensive perfume, look for quality ingredients like, sandalwood, gardenia and jasmine. These ingredients make a huge difference to the way that the perfume lasts on the skin.

Alien Flora Futura Eau de Toilette (60ml): R995, Thierry Mugler

Eye Cream

All cosmetics ingredients are not equal. In addition, organic, natural, imported and rare ingredients will bump up that price point. Same goes for the occasional real scientific formulation. Only a very tiny amount is needed with a product that’s as highly concentrate as Filorga’s Time-Filler Correction Cream (R1 105). We use eye cream to correct wrinkles, right? Well, what if you can get so much more than that in one tub? Filorga takes care of fine lines, crow’s feet, drooping eyelids and dark circles, as well as being the very first ever anti-ageing eye treatment to activate eyelash growth.


When To Break Out The Bucks

Keep these tips in mind when deciding what to spend and what to save on

  • More concentrated ingredients. A little will go a long way, which means money saved in the long run.
  • More quality ingredients which leads to better results. Put simply, the better your skin looks in the end, the less foundation, powder, etc. that you will need to use!
  • More glamorous and sturdy packaging (this is for women who love what their beauty products look like in addition to how they work.)
  • Value is never about price point — women will pay a lot of money for products that work. In the end, even if a product if very cheap, if it doesn’t work, and doesn’t make you feel great, then it’s not a value – no matter what the price.

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