First up is Charlotte Tilbury, a brand known for their dreamy rose casting and high quality formulas. Their Filmstar Bronze and Glow was one of the first products I ever used by them and I'd still recommend this duo many years on, but they have upped their game in terms of lipsticks and eyeshadow formulas too as well as their Highlighting Wand which is one my all time favourites.
As this post was hard to narrow down to just five, I had to have a section dedicated to some honourable mentions. I didn't know if Pixi would be considered high end, but their makeup always impresses me, although I'd say opt for their skincare first because it's amazing.
Another one is Anastasia Beverly Hills which is a brand I've never had a product I've been disappointed in. The Amrezy Highlighting Powder* is one of my all-time favourites and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a champagne hued highlighter that will last long on your cheekbones and make them pop. Of course, their Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette*, although expensive at £43, has to get a mention as it's one of my most reached for palettes ever.
Urban Decay is another one I contemplated putting in the top five, but decided not to as aside from their mascara and eye shadow palettes, I've not tried much else from the rest of their ranges. Saying that, their All Nighter Setting Spray* is probably my top product from them as it's incredible for increasing longevity of your makeup and fixing any mishaps you have when getting too heavy with the setting powder.
What are your favourite high end makeup brands?