The temptation of the price tag
There are some purchases which are hard to justify, as much as we would like to. A cream may promise to take years off your face, a certain perfume swears to douse you in eternal joy, or foundation that vows to conceal every possible flaw you have. From Nivea to Chanel – beauty products give us a bit of comfort, encouragement, fun and essentially a good feeling. Why is it we feel so tempted by a heavy price tag, do they perform that much better than their cheap counterpart, and if so, is it worth spending so much? Probably not – but who are we to judge? If you are feeling like treating yourself, and we are talking about a REAL BIG TREAT, then keep on reading and feel inspired by our 4 max-priced beauty products for the rich b*tch.
Moisturising Cream - by Crème De La Mer
The classic, the cult object, and simply the epitome of luxury creams – Crème de la Mer. Everybody knows it, many swear on it, and sales are always booming. The so called “miracle broth” has many famous fans and claims to keep your look virtually ageless. Is it worth it’s hype? Hard to tell – we suggest starting with the smallest tub of 30ml for 108£ (a real bargain) and give that a go before splurging on the big guy. And like Drake (the rapper) likes to say: “YOLO! You only live once!”
£ 1340.00 (for 500ml)
Skin Caviar Concealer and Foundation - by La Prairie
Okay so here are the pros:
1) Super practical to have both a concealer and a foundation in one stylish packaging. Makes it great for travelling and feels like a genius 007 tool.
2) SPF 15 – can’t go wrong with a bit of sun protection in your foundation.
3) Offers a radiant finish and firming benefits for a flawless complexion.
And here is one big, fat con:
1) The hefty price of 136 £.
There are so many nice things you could buy or do for that amount of money. But if you are a fan of the brand and are looking for strong coverage and practical, yet luxurious packaging then this might be your new (and expensive) best friend.
No°1 Lipstick - by Sensai
Expensive, but at least not ridiculously so. The Sensai lipsticks are famous for their quality and in kits and handbags of many professionals and celebs. Especially the classic red called No°1 is a bestseller and apparently worth every penny! Wearing this lipstick, will make your kisses worth a fortune.
Joy Baccarat Pure Perfume - by Jean Patou
To be honest, I couldn’t describe this perfume any better than it is written on the Neiman Marcus website. If you are looking for the most exclusive perfume then here it is, in all it’s ridiculous glory:
“An exclusive luxury fragrance for exceptional women—only 50 limited-edition inscribed Baccarat Pure Parfum bottles are created each year for Jean Patou Joy. During two short weeks in summer, several kilos of blossoms are harvested from the Jean Patou flower fields in Grasse to achieve the 10,600 flowers required for just one bottle of Joy perfume. The scent is a timeless masterpiece in simplicity.”
Okay, all we need to do now, is win the lottery and douse ourself in pure joy. Fingers crossed!