When it comes to sky-high price tags in the beauty department, it's usually skincare that takes the cake. But apparently, the makeup world is not that far behind. Luxury brands have developed products that are worth the splurge, and here are seven you can still buy today:
1. La Bouche Rouge Lipstick Set ($160/P8404)
Matte, luxurious, and sustainable. La Bouche Rouge designed this refillable lipstick to reduce the billions of bullets thrown out every year. At your first purchase, you'll receive a color refill and a case made from high quality calfskin leather. Once used up, you may purchase your shade refill for $37.
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LA BOUCHE ROUGE Lipstick Set, $160, La Bouche Rouge
2. Christian Louboutin Lip Color ($90/P4727.25)
After releasing his $50 nail lacquers, Christian Louboutin surprised beauty fans with his luxurious take on lip color. He designed a unique bullet that could even be worn as a pendant necklace thanks to the silk thread it comes with. There are three finishes available in the collection (sheer, satin, velvet matte), and they cost $90 dollars each.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Lip Colour, $90, Christian Louboutin
3. Serge Lutens Beaute L'étoffe Du Mat Lipstick ($80/p4202)
For Serge Lutens, matte lipstick could be your best weapon. So he designed one, coming in three powerful shades of red encased in a black tube he describes as "grave-like."
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SERGE LUTENS BEAUTÉ L'étoffe Du Mat Lipstick, $80, Barneys
4. Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick ($65/P3414.13)
Beyond its unique petal-shaped tip and weighted lacquer case, this lipstick claims to give vibrant color payoff with a semi-matte finish. It contains oils and boasts of a light-reflecting technology, which promises to make the lips appear smoother, more even, and moisturized for hours.
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CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ Lipstick, $65, Clé de Peau Beauté
5. Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color ($55/P2888.88)
This lipstick has two layers: a hydrating core that deeply nourishes the lips and a colored balm that leaves a natural tint. Besides that, it was made to complement bronzed summer skin with the addition of gold flex that catches the light. Tom Ford's regular Lip Colors and Lip Lacquers retail for a dollar less than the Moisturecore at $54.
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TOM FORD MoistureCore Lip Color, $55, Sephora
6. La Mer Lip & Cheek Glow ($55/P2888.88)
La Mer's famous Miracle Broth now comes in a lip and cheek tint, and the glow it promises is what one would expect from using their skincare. This sheer yet buildable formula claims to give the skin a natural-looking flush that looks healthy and youthful.
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LA MER Lip & Cheek Glow, $55, Rustan's
7. Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Customizable Lipstick (P2590)
While Guerlain's limited edition diamond-encrusted KissKiss lipstick is a legend on its own, it unfortunately came in very limited quantities. However, the brand's customizable lipstick, the cult-favorite Rouge G de Guerlain, is still an investment at its price. Each Rouge G comes with a double-mirror case, which has six designs. You can choose among 30 shades with a creamy formula. This product is refillable; both the case and the lip color can be bought separately.
GUERLAIN Rouge G de Guerlain Customizable Lipstick, P2590 (P1715 - lipstick; P875 - case), Sephora.ph