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22 Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth The High Price Tag

*Counting down 'til pay day.*

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Urban Decay / Kat Von D / Anna Mendoza for BuzzFeed

Recently, we asked members of BuzzFeed Community to share with us their favourite ~expensive~ makeup products that are worth the high price. Here are some of the most popular answers.

We've only included products which are also easily available for purchase in Australia, and all prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, $52

"I'm allergic to most makeup and as I keep continuing to wear it, it gets worse. Tarte foundation is the absolute best thing in the world because it's perfume-free, cruelty-free, I don't get breakouts, and I look flawless." – MK Brown, Facebook
Tarte

"I'm allergic to most makeup and as I keep continuing to wear it, it gets worse. Tarte foundation is the absolute best thing in the world because it's perfume-free, cruelty-free, I don't get breakouts, and I look flawless." – MK Brown, Facebook

2. Urban Decay Setting Spray, $23

"It's so humid in Singapore but after a full day at work, my face would look like I just put makeup on. This is my favourite product, EVER! If I fall asleep after a night out I won't look like a crazy mess!" – Raudha Ahmad, Facebook
Urban Decay

"It's so humid in Singapore but after a full day at work, my face would look like I just put makeup on. This is my favourite product, EVER! If I fall asleep after a night out I won't look like a crazy mess!" – Raudha Ahmad, Facebook

3. Smashbox Primer Water, $50

"Spray before your makeup for an excellent primer. Mist after your makeup for a stellar hold. I was in and out of the pouring rain Saturday AND took a two-hour nap with a full face of makeup. Nothing budged, smeared, lightened. I will forever and ever and ever use the Smashbox." – Ashton Conte
Smashbox

"Spray before your makeup for an excellent primer. Mist after your makeup for a stellar hold. I was in and out of the pouring rain Saturday AND took a two-hour nap with a full face of makeup. Nothing budged, smeared, lightened. I will forever and ever and ever use the Smashbox." – Ashton Conte

4. Bobbi Brown Corrector, $40

"I don't think words do it justice. This alone before concealer gets rid of my dark circles. Just wow. I got it as a sample from Sephora and plan to buy it." – Samantha Kramer, Facebook
Bobbi Brown

"I don't think words do it justice. This alone before concealer gets rid of my dark circles. Just wow. I got it as a sample from Sephora and plan to buy it." – Samantha Kramer, Facebook

5. Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks, $30

"A lot of drinking, a lot of laughing, and it still looked flawless six hours later. No touch up needed." – Sophia Iversen, Facebook
Kat Von D

"A lot of drinking, a lot of laughing, and it still looked flawless six hours later. No touch up needed." – Sophia Iversen, Facebook

6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, $70

"These are the powders that make people ask you if you've changed your skincare routine or gotten a really good night's sleep. The texture of them is perfect and they just make you look ~alive~." – Stephanie Anderson, Facebook
Hourglass / Via mecca.com.au

"These are the powders that make people ask you if you've changed your skincare routine or gotten a really good night's sleep. The texture of them is perfect and they just make you look ~alive~." – Stephanie Anderson, Facebook

7. YSL Touche Eclat, $63

"It's the only pen that works as a highlighter and undereye brightener, and makes my eyes look so bright and wide awake. I've had multiple comments from people telling me my makeup looks good whenever I wear it. I put it under my eyes, on my brow bones, cupid's bow, little bit on the chin, and on my laugh lines. It brightens my entire face." – Amena Tayyab, Facebook
YSL / Via mecca.com.au

"It's the only pen that works as a highlighter and undereye brightener, and makes my eyes look so bright and wide awake. I've had multiple comments from people telling me my makeup looks good whenever I wear it. I put it under my eyes, on my brow bones, cupid's bow, little bit on the chin, and on my laugh lines. It brightens my entire face." – Amena Tayyab, Facebook

8. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $36

"Even on days when I feel like crap, I just put on three coats and I'm instantly perked up. I don't even need falsies!" – Kelsey Buchanan, Facebook
Too Faced / Via mecca.com.au

"Even on days when I feel like crap, I just put on three coats and I'm instantly perked up. I don't even need falsies!" – Kelsey Buchanan, Facebook

9. Charlotte Tillbury's Wonderglow, $76 (+$10 shipping)

"The amount of compliments I got when I wore it were insane. My skin looks soft and it literally glows from within. Unfortunately, I have oily skin so it only lasts me a good 3-4 hours max, but it looks gorgeous." – Amena Tayyab, Facebook
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"The amount of compliments I got when I wore it were insane. My skin looks soft and it literally glows from within. Unfortunately, I have oily skin so it only lasts me a good 3-4 hours max, but it looks gorgeous." – Amena Tayyab, Facebook

10. Becca's Champagne Pop Highlighter, $60

"It is life changing! It doesn't make your face overly white but it captures the light PERFECTLY. For someone who does not have very defined features, it is a must-have for my daily look." – Steph Yue, Facebook
Becca

"It is life changing! It doesn't make your face overly white but it captures the light PERFECTLY. For someone who does not have very defined features, it is a must-have for my daily look." – Steph Yue, Facebook

11. Benefit They're Real! Mascara, $42

"It's the price I always don't want to pay and yet, know that the benefit (no pun intended) outweighs the expensive price point. My lashes literally look like falsies when I use it." – Paige R. Hackett, Facebook
Benefit / Via myer.com.au

"It's the price I always don't want to pay and yet, know that the benefit (no pun intended) outweighs the expensive price point. My lashes literally look like falsies when I use it." – Paige R. Hackett, Facebook

12. Lancome Teint Idole Foundation, $57

"It's pricey, but it has a massive array of shades, and it comes in wearably dark shades for ebony girls, too! It has terrific coverage, SPF, and stays on all day (and if you're pale, like me, it won't turn you pink or orange when it adjusts to your face). Perfect for people with oily skin." – Stephanie Bakus, Facebook
Lancome / Via mecca.com.au

"It's pricey, but it has a massive array of shades, and it comes in wearably dark shades for ebony girls, too! It has terrific coverage, SPF, and stays on all day (and if you're pale, like me, it won't turn you pink or orange when it adjusts to your face). Perfect for people with oily skin." – Stephanie Bakus, Facebook

13. Urban Decay eyeshadow, ranging from $31 for a single colour to $95 for a limited-edition palette

"Lasts all day and has a high, high pigment. The colors are creamy smooth and the color - oh man the colors! I love that the palettes always have a few neutral tones to balance the brights, and there's always plenty of blending options, so you're always going find the best look." – Claire Lankford, Facebook
Urban Decay

"Lasts all day and has a high, high pigment. The colors are creamy smooth and the color - oh man the colors! I love that the palettes always have a few neutral tones to balance the brights, and there's always plenty of blending options, so you're always going find the best look." – Claire Lankford, Facebook

14. Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, $82

"I just got a free sample, and I weep for the day that I have to buy it because it's so freakin' expensive but it made my skin look so much healthier." – Marissa Gonzalez, Facebook
Bobbi Brown / Via mecca.com.au

"I just got a free sample, and I weep for the day that I have to buy it because it's so freakin' expensive but it made my skin look so much healthier." – Marissa Gonzalez, Facebook

15. MAC brushes, assorted prices

"I have some that are 18 years old. I wash them weekly and they are well worth the price." – Pam Forte Day, Facebook
MAC

"I have some that are 18 years old. I wash them weekly and they are well worth the price." – Pam Forte Day, Facebook

16. Kat Von D Ink Liner, $28

"It's always the hardest thing to get off my face at the end of the day and many people I know who could never nail a cat eye could only do it using one of Kat's eyeliners! Oh, and being vegan/cruelty-free is always a plus!" – Amanda Ruth, Facebook
Kat Von D

"It's always the hardest thing to get off my face at the end of the day and many people I know who could never nail a cat eye could only do it using one of Kat's eyeliners! Oh, and being vegan/cruelty-free is always a plus!" – Amanda Ruth, Facebook

17. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $50

"I can also say that this baby stayed on my face and did not move an inch during;1) A rugby match2) One night stand + walk of shame + McDonalds breakfast guilt trip3) A day at the office running between buildings, meetings and filing rooms4) My 21st, 22nd, 23rd birthday nights out5) Trampoline parkThis stuff is amazing, Estee Lauder has a great range of skin tones, doesn't dry my skin and has SPF." – Annie Middleton-McKenna, Facebook
myer.com.au

"I can also say that this baby stayed on my face and did not move an inch during;

1) A rugby match

2) One night stand + walk of shame + McDonalds breakfast guilt trip

3) A day at the office running between buildings, meetings and filing rooms

4) My 21st, 22nd, 23rd birthday nights out

5) Trampoline park

This stuff is amazing, Estee Lauder has a great range of skin tones, doesn't dry my skin and has SPF." – Annie Middleton-McKenna, Facebook

18. Anastatsia Dipbrow Pomade, $32

"I was born with light brows and this makes an incredible difference. Best part? It stays! If I happen to sleep at a guy's house I can wake up confidently knowing that I don't look like Elmer Fudd." – Annie Mac, Facebook
Anastasia

"I was born with light brows and this makes an incredible difference. Best part? It stays! If I happen to sleep at a guy's house I can wake up confidently knowing that I don't look like Elmer Fudd." – Annie Mac, Facebook

19. Le Volume de Chanel Mascara, $54

"It's the best I've ever used by a mile. It's just "wet" enough to be the perfect consistency, and gives me both length and volume." – Stephanie Allison, Facebook
Chanel

"It's the best I've ever used by a mile. It's just "wet" enough to be the perfect consistency, and gives me both length and volume." – Stephanie Allison, Facebook

20. Josie Maran Argan Oil, $75

"A little goes a long way and this stuff makes my dry face feel like silk." – Katelynne McDougall, Facebook
Josie Maran / Via mecca.com.au

"A little goes a long way and this stuff makes my dry face feel like silk." – Katelynne McDougall, Facebook

21. Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette, $46

"Each of the pans have a ton of color pay-off without kicking up too much powder, and even thought I'm quite fair, I can use all of the colours for something. The shades are beautiful and look like natural light and shadows." – Lo Kelilah, Facebook
Kat Von D

"Each of the pans have a ton of color pay-off without kicking up too much powder, and even thought I'm quite fair, I can use all of the colours for something. The shades are beautiful and look like natural light and shadows." – Lo Kelilah, Facebook

22. NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $40

"It is the holy grail of all eyeshadow primers and will ensure your eyeshadow doesn't slip down your face as the day goes on." – Stephanie Anderson, Facebook
NARS / Via mecca.com.au

"It is the holy grail of all eyeshadow primers and will ensure your eyeshadow doesn't slip down your face as the day goes on." – Stephanie Anderson, Facebook

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