Monday, 2 April 2018

My Ultimate Fave HIGH-END Make-up Products! ♡


Being someone who is so interested in make-up and the amazing make-up products that are currently around, I do like to save up and treat myself to some of the more 'luxurious' products that may be a little bit more on the pricey side. However, I also am very lucky to have people around me that know me so well, and so for things like Christmas or Birthdays, I always tend to get given a fabulous make-up related gift that is more expensive than usual. I am forever thinking about what I can ask for on my next Birthday or for next Christmas, because I really enjoy getting them as presents!

Over time, I have began expanding my own collection of high-end make-up products that I have been given or purchased myself. I'm quite proud of my collection so far and thought that I would share it with other people to give them inspiration and ideas :) And also to share my recommendations with you to hopefully help you out! So, if you're like me and always debating on what make-up product you want to ask for next, then this is the post for you! 

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara 
This mascara is called the 'Velvet Noir' Mascara by Marc Jacobs. It's very chunky and big, and comes in an octagon-shaped black tube. I think the packaging is really unique and I do really like it. I find that the octagon shape of the tube does actually make it easier to grip, which is a huge positive when you have shaky, unsteady hands like I do! 
The actual mascara brush is very big, which is one of those things that some people like and some people don't. Personally, I like the big brushes because they give my lashes that extra lift, and I don't need to apply lots of layers for their to actually be a difference. The mascara is very thick and very black, instantly making my eyelashes look longer and bolder! I usually apply about 2-3 layers, and this is enough to make my eyelashes very long, voluminous and dark.
I generously got given this mascara for free as a gift from the app Influenster, but ever since I started using this mascara I honestly became addicted and I couldn't imagine going back to any other! This mascara has lasted me such a long time too, and there's loads more left to go! I would 100% recommend saving up if you're after a mascara that will give your lashes a dramatic, full look! It will definitely do your lashes proud :) 

The Wet Set - Highlighter By Kylie Jenner 
I am definitely a highlighter kind of gal when it comes to make-up. I cannot complete a full face make-up look without a whole lot of highlighter! It's literally what makes a look. Personally, I've always been a huge fan of drug store highlighters like Technic, however I was very generously gifted The Wet Set Highlighter palette by my amazing mum as a Christmas present, and I fell madly in love. When everyone was raving about Kylie Jenner's make-up range, I could either take it or leave it. But, after getting my hands on a product myself, I can honestly say that I now agree with all the excellent reviews I was seeing before! 
There are 4 shades in The Wet Set; Privacy Please which is my FAVE & is a creamy crystal white shade, Unbothered which is a salmon pink shade, Do Not Disturb which is a deep pink/sand shade, and Get-A-Way which is a warm sand shade. The highlighters are extremely pigmented and apply really smoothly, and they sit really well on the skin. I do usually mix them together to create an amazing warm shade, and honestly the amount of compliments I get with this highlighter on amazes me! This is the best highlighter palette I have ever laid my eyes on, and they have all lasted me so long as well. The palette also comes with a mirror which I find very useful when topping up my highlight! 

Urban Decay - Naked 3 Palette 
The Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay is my second fave eye shadow palette that I own! (You'll find my fave below...)! Urban Decay has always been a favourite make-up brand of mine and I am forever fascinated by the incredible products and releases they have all the time. Some of the great products of theirs I have tried besides the eyeshadows are the eye primer and the mascara, which are both amazing products and have really impressed me both times :) This particular eye shadow palette really does it for me because of how pigmented the colours really are! Every single colour is really pigmented and bright, bringing out my eyes and giving them a real sparkle. 
There are so many colours as well, ranging from really nice, warm colours like shiny golds and coppers, to your more glam night-time colours like silvers and gun-metals. My favourite shade in this palette is actually the shade 'Gun-metal' which is an amazing dusty silver colour. 
Another reason why I love this palette so much is because every single colour shade comes with around 2-3 colours similar to it, meaning that there is always plenty of colours to blend into the crease, making the perfect cut crease :) If you're after a palette for amazing daytime to nighttime colours then this is the one for you. 

Morphe 3502 Second Nature Palette 
Last but not least is my absolute favourite palette, the Morphe 3502 palette! This palette is full of warm, autumnal colours including my personal favourites; pinks, oranges and reds. My incredible boyfriend got me this palette for my Birthday back in March, and it honestly made me so happy because I've been really wanting to experiment with more bolder and creative colours. I really, really love this palette because it's really bright and out there, whether it's a daring day time look or a subtle evening look. 
The colours are super pigmented, and when I used them for the first time I couldn't believe the pigment. I do like experimenting with this palette because of the really bold, dramatic colours, and how bright the pigment shows when applied. From the creamy white colours, to the soft peaches, and then onto the dramatic reds and autumnal oranges, there really is something new for every day, and this is why I will never get bored of using this amazing palette. 
The colours also last for a long time, as I have been using the bright red for quite a while now and I haven't even hit pan! They are also long-lasting on the face, they last the whole day and don't smudge, smear or go patchy like some other eye shadows tend to do.
The glitter and shimmers in these pigmented eye shadows are really bright and definitely add to the colour, making your eyes seem really bright and big. I always think that bold is beautiful, so if you're wanting to experiment with more colours to blend, more colours to use as transition colours, and generally just a more creative, colourful eye look, I'd for sure go with this palette. 

♡  So there are a few of my favourite high-end make-up products in my collection at the moment! I only picked my absolute favourites because I wanted to include products that I only 100% recommend, to help other people out who are wanting to find great high-end make-up products that are actually worth the money! I hope you found my post helpful, or at least interesting :) If you did enjoy this particular post, then stay updated for more Beauty related posts on my Blog! Be sure to comment letting me know which high-end products you have and if any of the ones above appealed to you! Thanks so much for reading this post...

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33 comments

  1. really enjoyed this as I want some high end makeup soon. thanks for the reccomendations, Rachel x

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    1. I'm so happy! Thanks Rachel and you're more than welcome. x

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  2. So many great choices! I love high-end make-up. I just really feel like you can tell the difference.

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    1. Definitely! I do too, yeah you really can, which is why I made this post! :) Thanks for the feedback x

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  3. Great article! It's always so hard to know which products to purchase since there are so many to choose from, so I appreciate the recommendations!

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    1. Aw thanks so much! Yeah it really is, I'm glad I could help (:

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  4. Couldn't agree more about the Urban Decay Naked Palette - so good! Lovely post x

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    1. I'm glad you agree! Thank you x

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  5. These sound like some fantastic products. I'll have to check them out! I'm pretty cheap though, so if something is more than $10, I generally pass.

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    1. They honestly are. I get what you mean, I can be quite cheap too lol but these were worth the money (:

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  6. I can tell you Marc Jacobs is really great. Wonder how? Well, Kris, my wife hates any other brand. She has been using it for ages.

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    1. Marc Jacobs is actually incredible, your wife has great taste! Lol

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  7. I love all of these picks! I love my Kylie Wet Set too :)

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  8. Now these are some great products, I have to admit I LOVE my naked palette the colours in it are just all so right up my street.

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    1. They are! Yeah the Naked palettes never let me down either :)

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  9. I love all Naked palettes! They are actually my favorite high end shadows

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  10. Great products! I love the Naked Urban Decay Palette.

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  11. Great Products will defntly pass it on to my wife and daughter, they always have problem selecting such products..:-)

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    1. You should for sure, I'm sure this would help them haha! :D

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  12. I have been wanting to try items from the Kylie Jenner line but I find they're so overpriced. Guess I should at least give this highlighter a shot!

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    1. They are really expensive I have to agree, but I do think you should treat yourself as the Wet Set was soo worth it! X

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  13. These are some really great and nice products! I would love to pick some of these out!

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  14. These are great products :) I need to check them out :) Urban decay is fantastic. thank you for the suggestions

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    1. They are and you should! You're very welcome (:

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  15. I love that urban decay pallette, a perfect one to have. Will check out the Marc Jacobs one, sounds good.

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    1. It sure is! Yeah you should, couldn't go without my Marc Jacobs mascara! Thanks for the comment

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  16. I always say, nothing beats an honest review. My girlfriend buys most of her make up based on reviews, I will be sure to share this with her. Looks great

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