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Many high-priced beauty products are all hype. They don't deliver any better results than their drugstore counterparts, which are a fraction of the price. Yet, some other beauty essentials are worth splurging on. Check out these favorite splurge-worthy beauty products.
Kinerase Ultimate Night Moisturizer
Many moisturizers boast overnight results, but this $119 product actually delivers. Kinerase Ultimate Night Moisturizer hydrates and nourishes your skin, leaving it soft, smooth and radiant. The good thing about this expensive moisturizer is that a little dot is enough for your entire face.
Bambola Beauty Volcanic Mineral Scrub
You can find plenty of cheaper scrubs, but it would be a challenge to find a better one -- even at the spa. Priced at $42, Bambola Beauty Volcanic Mineral Scrub deeply exfoliates your skin without being too harsh, leaving it soft and refreshed.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
When you want a little glow, a little color and just the right amount of moisture, turn to Laura Mercier. This tinted moisturizer has been winning beauty awards for years, and rightfully so. Another plus is that it protects your skin with SPF 20. At $42, it sounds like a splurge but it's really a steal.
T3 Evolution Tourmaline Hair Dryer
When you get a blowout at the salon, your hair looks flawless. But try as you might, you can't get the same results at home. It could be your blow dryer's fault. Instead of picking up a $20 hair dryer at the drugstore, invest in a lightweight, powerful machine like this one that leaves your hair silky, shiny and never frizzy. Originally $300, you can often find this blow dryer under $150 on sale.
Bobbi Brown Makeup Brush Collection
For perfect makeup application, you need a superior set of brushes. Look no further than beauty expert Bobbi Brown. This six-brush set provides professional looking results that can't be beat. Priced at $175, the Bobbi Brown Makeup Brush Collection would make a terrific gift.
Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer
You can pick up a bottle of nail polish for a couple bucks. But if you want glossy, highly pigmented colors that will last and last, splurge a little on Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer at $21.
Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System
The highly acclaimed Clarisonic skin care brush has been getting rave reviews for years. For $225, you can get the Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System, which features deep pore cleansing and body brush heads, along with cleansers and a charger. This effective and practical system will leave your skin clear and beautiful, from head to toe.
Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette
Sixty dollars for eye shadow might seem outrageous. But when it's a Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette, it's well worth it. Each compact features two contrasting duos that allow you to experiment and create an array of beautiful looks. Always silky, smooth and long lasting, Guerlain makeup earns its price tag.
NARS Blush is priced at $27 at Sephora. And though that's a little pricey, it's worth every penny. For years, beauty editors have raved about their Orgasm shade. This peachy-pink is flecked with a subtle gold shimmer. This NARS color looks fabulous on almost anyone, but don't overlook their other shades. Try other favorites like Luster, a sheer golden apricot that provides a fresh flush to your cheeks, or New Order -- a soft pink with gold and silver shimmer.
Ted Gibson Daily Cleanse Shampoo
With its rich lather and amazing scent, this $32 daily cleanse shampoo leaves your hair ultra silky and soft. You can almost skip the conditioner. Created with orchid extract and silk protein, this high-end shampoo is worth the splurge every once in a while, if not all the time.