There’s nothing as disappointing as shelling out $30 for a high-end eyeliner, and discovering that it doesn’t apply as well as a drugstore one that costs less than half its price. To help you better navigate the treacherous landscape of luxurious makeup products full of hits-and-misses, we’ve rounded up 6 of the best ones that live up to their name – and their price tag on Amazon.
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Do you spend hours in front of the mirror – cursing and swearing at the random stray bumps and unsightly wavy lines, trying to perfect the cat eye wing in the mornings? Stop.
Do yourself a favor, and get yourself the Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner (Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner) from Lady Gaga’s beauty line, Haus Laboratories. Sporting an incredibly pliable felt-tip brush, the Lie-Ner dispenses thick, black-as-night matte lines like a dream. Now, you too can achieve that perfect liner flick with minimal effort – no matter how shaky your hands are.
If you’ve – unfortunately – drawn the short end of the stick when it comes to eyelashes, don’t despair; you don’t have to glue on falsies every day. Offering voluptuous volume within seconds, Buxom’s Lash Mascara is your new secret weapon for your biggest, fullest lashes yet.
The mascara’s curvy, hourglass-shaped molded brush separates, defines, and evenly coats each strand of your lash from root to tip for a luxurious and alluring look. And best of all? It’s enriched with vitamin E and rose water. With each stroke, you’re nourishing your lashes while darkening and thickening them.
It doesn’t matter if you were born with sparse brows or went too far one day with the tweezers. The Instatint promises to fill in your brows so beautifully, that people will ask if you’ve done microblading.
Formulated with lightweight microfibers that attach to your natural brow hair, it subtly intensifies, defines, and locks brows in place all day long – without being stiff or crunchy. Its tiny wand also ensures that just the right amount of product gets onto your eyebrows, so you’ll never end up with what looks like two furry caterpillars on your face!
Containing eight warm-toned matte shades that would easily cover you from a natural day look to an intense, smoky night look, all shadows in Japonesque’s palette are finely milled, buttery, and silky to the touch.
The shades blend like a dream without fallout – even on slightly drier, mature skin. If you’re looking for a versatile palette with an excellent round-up of matte, natural shades that accent eyes beautifully, you can’t go wrong with Japonesque’s.
For those days where you feel like disguising whatever unevenness or breakouts you currently have, you can reach out for Vichy’s liquid foundation.
While very pigmented, the foundation’s formulation remains smooth and blend-able, gliding evenly onto the skin for a long-lasting, natural, flawless finish without looking cakey. The foundation is also formulated with Titanium Dioxide so that you can shield your skin from harmful sun rays.
If you’re sick of having to head to the bathroom to reapply your lipstick after every cup of coffee (or beverage), you’ll thank the heavens for Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. Even though its creamy, opaque formula dries to a matte finish, you’ll find that it’s not at all drying – unlike other matte lip products that will crack your lips after extended wear.
True to its name, the liquid lipstick is budge-proof, waterproof, and even makeout-proof: once applied, it stays put for hours throughout the day, without the need for constant reapplication.