Saturday, 20 April 2019

5 Top High End Makeup Brands

5 Top High End Makeup Brands
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One of my favourite bloggers From Roses inspired this blog post after seeing her recent line up of her favourite skincare brands, so I thought I would do a high end makeup brand round up. This was a lot harder than I imagined as I have so many makeup favourites, but I ended up narrowing it down to the amount of products I use from them and have in my collection. 

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. 

I remember when Too Faced was available in Boots many moons ago, but it stopped being sold there for ages until it's growth in popularity a few years back now. We waited patiently for the new releases to trickle down to the UK and now I've tried a fair few products of theirs. The Hangover Primer was one of the first first product I use and I was smitten as it created a hydrated base where foundation was sit perfectly on top of. This was my favourite product of theirs until I tried the Born This Way Foundation which I purchased when in Sephora in Paris a couple of Summers ago and it was my go-to for a while as it's medium coverage formula and natural finish is everything I look for. 

5 Top High End Makeup Brands
Huda Beauty is the newest brand out the bunch in this round up to me, so this was an unexpected favourite of mine when I was putting this together, but because I use so many of their products of theirs on a daily basis. The Overachiever Concealer and Easy Bake Loose Powder is a duo that I adore when I want to brighten up my under-eye area and keep it looking creaseless all day long. 

When I think of luxe makeup brands, Hourglass always springs to mind as their packaging is always on point and the majority of products from them that I've tried have impressed me. The Hourglass Palette's and blushers are what I'd recommend to anybody if they're looking to dabble in the brand, but of course it's important to mention that they're not particularly affordable - so definitely a treat! 

Out of all the brands in this line up, Nars is the one that I've tried the most from, so of course that means there's going to be products from them that I'm not fond of, but there's still lots that I adore. Starting with the Nars Laguna Bronzer* which I have been using every day at the moment, this perfectly warm toned hue sculpts the face without leaving it with any dull, grey undertone like other bronzers can do. The Nars Radiance Primer was a product that I picked up a couple of years back, but I've been meaning to repurchase since as it was a great way to perk up the complexion and add a glow to the skin. 

5 Top High End Makeup Brands
5 Top High End Makeup Brands
Honourable Mentions 

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? 
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