Favourite High End Brands Part 1

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Favourite High End Brands Part 1 Charlotte Tilbury, NARS and MAC
It's no surprise to anybody that I like to treat myself to the finer things in life sometimes, we're talking high end makeup. There's just something I can't resist about the glamorous packaging and the latest luxury release, they just get my heart beating like no other. Over the years I've really found a few trusty favourite high end brands and today I want to share some of my favourites with you.

Favourite High End Brands Part 1 NARS
NARS were probably one of the first high end makeup brands I tried. On first impressions I couldn't get enough of the matte monochrome packaging, it's sleek and classy and just drew me in straight away. I was researching into high end foundation and couldn't ignore the hype NARS Sheer Glow was getting. I bit the bullet and treated myself to my first ever high end foundation. What I love about high end brands is the colour selection they have, you are bound to find your perfect shade if you nip over to the high end side. Sheer Glow is beautifully silky and buildable - a little really goes a long way. You can build this up to give you a full coverage finish or apply a little less for a more natural and glowy finish. As the name suggests, sheer glow is sheer and glowy (who'd have though!?). I love the flawless and healthy finish this foundation gives. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is the perfect pair for your Sheer Glow Foundation. This concealer is so creamy and luxurious, it's a real multi-tasker. You can use this to give you full coverage for those blemishes and naughty nasties, highlight your under eyes to give you a luminous glow and to conceal and highlight giving you a healthy radiant glow. Of course we can't talk about NARS without mentioning their blushers, a NARS blusher is just so iconic. Of course my favourites include the infamous Orgasm and Deepthroat. These are two real staples you need to have in your makeup collection. Orgasm is perfect for a peachy pink glow with a subtle golden shimmer and Deepthroat is the perfect all occasion rosy soft pink blush. NARS blushers are beautifully pigmented and the formula is so lovely and soft. Each one will give your skin that real radiant and healthy glow your skin craves from time to time. My favourite Autumn/Winter blusher has been Sin this past Winter. It's a lovely mauve purple toned blush with a subtle golden shimmer. This is just so perfect for the Autumn time. Ther'es a NARS blush for everyone and every occasion! The last stand out product from NARS I want to talk about are the Audacious lipsticks. The first one I picked up was Anita and I have talked about this until I'm blue in the face! Who can resist that sleek matte black packaging and the ultra cool magnetic closer!? I haven't been impressed with a lipstick like I have with an Audacious lipstick before. The creamy satin formula is the dream formula! It leaves your lips with a high pigmented satin finish, the perfect mix of a creamy and matte formula. You get that almost matte finish but with the added creamy and moisturising properties of a cream finish. Anita is the perfect rose nude, it's so flattering for all occasions and so long wearing. 

Favourite High End Brands Part 1 MAC
Around the same time I discovered NARS, I started using MAC. Of course you can't go on without hearing about MAC, even non makeup lovers have heard of MAC Cosmetics. Of course we need tot talk about MAC lipsticks. These have got to be one of the most iconic and famous lipsticks in the business, and with good reason! MAC pride themselves on having all the formulas and all the shades you could ever need. My go to formulas are cremesheens for a creamy, comfortable and moisturising finish my favourites include Crosswires, Sunny Seoul and Ravishing. I also love a matte finish from time to time, for a more bold and sophisticated look my favourites shades are the famous Velvet Teddy my newest obsession Mehr and Diva - my go to Autumn/Winter burgundy red shade. MAC's matte formula hasn't been super drying compared to a lot of other matte lipsticks out there. I think my favourite formula has got to be satin though. A satin formula is the perfect mix between a beautiful matte looking finish with a creamy hint to it. My favourite satin shades are Rebel and Brave. Of course MAC have you covered with a lip liner to suit any of their lipsticks, I only have two Soar and Whirl but I definitely need to get my hands on more, they have a shade for all your needs. Another MAC staple you have to get your hands on is the Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish. This is the most beautiful peachy golden highlight. You can use this for so many occasions, I like to use this to highlight my cheekbones, under the brow bone and cupids bow. This can give you a natural healthy glow or a warm shimmery finish. The dome shape will make sure you don't have to worry about hitting pan for a long time! Another MAC favourite of mine is the Natural Mineralise Skinfinnish. This is the softest finishing powder I have ever used. I like to use this on special occasions, it gives a gorgeous flawless finish as well as leaving your skin looking so healthy and natural. The last products I want to share with you that really stand out to me from MAC are of course their eyeshadows. Just like their lipsticks they have a shade and formula for any occasion. I love that you can create you're own palette with their refill pans, my favourites include Woodwinked, All That Glitters, Sketch, Mulch and Twinks. If you want to try out the MAC eyeshadows I really recommend their Times Nine palettes. I have the Burgundy Times Nine and The Amber Lights Times Nine and they're perfect for your makeup bag. These give you an insight to the beautiful shades and formulas without having to spend a small fortune.

Favourite High End Brands Part 1 Charlotte Tilbury
The last high end brand I'm going to talk about in part one of my favourite high end brands is Charlotte Tilbury. Charlotte Tilbury just oozes luxury to me. Who can resist the beautiful rose golden packaging and indulgent burgundy? Originally that's what drew me into Charlotte Tilbury and then immediately I was impressed with the equally as indulgent and luxurious products. I had to give in and pick up the Filmstar Bronze & Glow. I've used this most days for over a year and still haven't hit pan. The soft bronzer shade suits my paler skin and gives a natural warmth. The powder is the softest and silkiest powder I have ever used, they're so soft they almost feel creamy! I love the golden highlight, it's beautiful and natural for a real film star glow. Another Charlotte Tilbury product I've been so impressed with and need to get more of are the Luxury Eyeshadow Quads. Again the formula is just insanely soft. They're so comfortable and soft to apply and blend. I have The Golden Goddess, this creates the warmest most beautiful golden eye, I can't wait to get more Charlotte Tilbury quads in my collection. The last Charlotte Tilbury product I want to mention are the lipsticks. Originally I've been so impressed with the KISSING range especially Bitch Perfect. It's a beautiful nude peachy shade, perfect for everyday for a beautiful look. Of course I couldn't resist the glamorous golden packaging and I've been equally impressed with the creamy and pigmented formula. Charlotte Tilbury products have got to be some of the most luxurious products I have ever tried, they're definitely a brand you can be proud to show off on your dressing table or pull out of your makeup bag.

I could ramble on for hours talking about my favourite picks from my favourite high brands, but I think I've probably said enough for now. I will continue to talk about some of my favourite picks from Too Faced, Urban Decay and more in my Favourite High End Brands Part 2.

I'd love to know what your favourite high end brands are beauties?


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  1. Mac is probably my favourite high end brand as it's just the one I buy the most from! I'm obsessed with the lipsticks too! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. I love the huge range MAC has! They're products are just beautiful.
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  2. Although I do love drugstore products there is just something so luxurious about buying a higher end product! Charlotte Tilbury are definitely one of my all time favourites, about a year ago I didn't own anything from the brand but now I can't get enough of it! Filmstar Bronze and glow is next on my wishlist! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. It just gets my heart beating when I have a new high end product - generally they are more luxurious and special:) I do love high street makeup and I wear high street makeup everyday, there's some amazing brands out there but sometimes you just need a bit of luxury!:)
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  3. I love these brands too and some other high end faves are Hourglass and YSL! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I've only tried the Hourglass blushers and the YSL lipsticks but I've loved them, I need to explore them more:)
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  4. I definitely want to try charlotte tilbury makeup! Their products look so gorgeous. While I am pretty content with staying in the drugstore world for blushes I really want to get the hourglass blushes, like every shade because they all look absolutely stunning!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  5. I'm slowly getting more into high end brands and it is so much fun discovering them! MAC is one that I always go back to and I think that Charlotte Tilbury is going to be the one I love next! x

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  6. These are just all so beautiful!
    Sophie - sophielillie.blogspot.com

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  7. These are three of my favourite brands as well, at the moment probably Charlotte Tilbury and Nars more so though. MAC will always hold a special place in my heart though because it was the first makeup brand I ever really bought :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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