3 Products Worth the Price
I was really mad that I liked these so much. Mad because I so wanted to gasp at the price, be totally underwhelmed and smugly report that they just “aren’t worth the hefty price tag!” Yet…they are. Damn it.
1. Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30 • $48.00
To me, $48 is a lot for a primer. Unless it has magic powers. Unless it’s like, really good. Well, I think you know what I’m going to say. Yup-it’s the business. At first application, I did not like this as it has a somewhat medicinal scent. However, the first few times I wore it, I actually stopped to examine my skin in several mirrors as it looked a way that I can only describe as “velvet-like.” I try a lot of products, so at first, I was confused as to how the same foundation I usually wear was suddenly looking more spectacular than ever, then I remembered. It’s that primer! Not only do I love the way my skin looks, it has anti-aging peptides and soy proteins that improve texture. Best of all? It has SPF 30! If you love your daily moisturizer, but it’s sans sunscreen, let your primer do it for ya! Because of the SPF, skincare benefits and velvet-texture it gave my skin, I’m saying this is worth $48.
2. Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder, Medium • $44.00
I shouldn’t be surprised that King Kevyn, God of makeup, may he rest in peace, would devise the perfect contour powder. I flip-flopped back and forth on this before I could no longer ignore my feelings and added it to my online shopping cart. Until this, I never found a contour powder that wasn’t also labeled as a bronzer, with too much warmth to create realistic shadows. Well K.A.-ya nailed it. This powder is wonderfully-pigmented and creates the most legit contour I’ve seen. Plus, the packaging is darling. It comes in it’s own little velvet bag, making it feel extra fancy. I wish the pan size were a little bigger and of course I wish it were cheaper, but it truly feels like a product that is special to behold.
3. Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation SPF 20/1 oz. • $61.00
To be fair, I have only tried this via sample from Sephora. However, it was so lovely that I actually would fork over $61 for a bottle. The texture was so delightfully-silky, the coverage-lovely, even the wear was good! I enjoyed applying it, which to me, is the mark of a good foundation. It glides on with ease and seems to soften imperfections without looking the slightest bit “makeupy”. So next time I’m feeling high on life and heavy on money, I’ll grab a bottle of this Guerlain foundation and feel like a million bucks!
Dermalogica product was sent for possible review. No financial compensation was received in exchange for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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