So you’re curious to know if that moisturizing cream all the Hollywood A-Listers rave about actually works, but don’t want to waste your hard-earned money on something that will just eventually run out. Yeah, we’ve been there too. We try so hard saving up the paper that we don’t want it to just go to waste on something that doesn’t work. But as much as we love cheap thrills that promise excellent results, there’s really nothing wrong with spending a little extra on products that work like magic. We asked Martine Cajucom, Isabelle Daza, Laureen Uy, and Patricia Prieto to share with us some of their fave luxury beauty splurges and why they’re worth spending on.
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer, P4973, Nordstrom
Who uses it: Martine Cajucom
In this pot lies the secret to eternal youth. Not only does this moisturizer combat aging on all fronts, it also boosts collagen production and cell energy as it penetrates deep into your skin to keep it hydrated and restore it’s elasticity. The result: smooth, healthy, and younger looking skin.
La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream, P21,400, Rustan’s
Who uses it: Isabelle Daza
For anyone who can afford this wildly expensive miracle worker, the result that comes from using this legendary broth that aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber created is definitely worth the buck. However, the real secret of getting the most out of this luxurious cream is in the soothing ritual that activates it. First, you must warm the rich moisturizer between your fingers until it becomes translucent, then press it gently into the skin.
YSL Touche Éclat, P1940, Sephora
Who uses this: Laureen Uy
For as long as it’s been around, no one has ever really fully understood what this golden clicky pen really is for. Some use it as a highlighter to accentuate the bridge of their nose, others use it as a under eye brightening concealer to hide the darkest of circles. And even if we never figure out how to use it properly, this gilded wand certainly serves us in more ways than one. Perhaps that’s why one is sold somewhere in the world every 10 seconds.
Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in Nude Guipure, P1663, Barney’s
Who uses this: Patricia Prieto
Until you’ve got enough funds to purchase some leather goods from Givenchy, indulge in the brand’s semi-matte lippies, such as this brownish nude pink shade, that deliver intense color that lasts you from day to night.