Money can't buy happiness but it sure as hell can buy a whole lot of beauty products — and beauty products make us very very happy. But the caveat is that they have to work. A price tag doesn't always mean that it will, but if we're going by logic here... shouldn't it? Not to trigger your lament of all the luxury beauty products that have broken your heart, let's talk positively instead about the super fancy beauty splurges that were totally and completely worth it. Sure, it might mean skipping cab rides or nights eating out a couple times a week, but a glowing complexion is honestly a pretty good trade-up. Check out a few tried and true luxury beauty products that have been Allure editor approved.
3Lab "M" Cream, $290
This very clinical-looking jar houses a face cream that uses stem cells from "a rare Swiss apple," which sounds like something out of a fairy tale and it very well may be for how amazing this cream makes your skin look and feel. Fairy tale skin doesn't come cheap, it turns out.
La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20, $90
Everyone knows that La Mer means luxe, so $90 for foundation is par for the course with them. What makes this one worth its weight is that the formula is full of their signature "miracle broth" with antioxidants and hydration for an even dewy luminous complexion that feels like weightless velvet, even in humidity. That may sound like an oxymoron to you but that's why it's so money — you can have it all sometimes, for a price.
Darshana Natural Hair Oil, $38
Depending on how much hair you've got, you may want to nurse this baby 6oz bottle of hair oil because it is a dream for curly hair and locs. Among its rave reviews, some claim that it is best used as a pre-shampoo treatment but it's also great for overall conditioning, smoothing and styling.
Rodin Facial Cleansing Powder, $45
Rodin is the epitome of chic minimal luxury beauty, and aside from the brand's signature oil, the facial cleansing powder has the same heavenly scent but with cleansing (and gentle exfoliating) power. The powder is quite easy to use and can be customized to your cleansing desires but overall it's a heavenly sensory experience, which as we all know is the stuff of luxury.