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    31 Splurge-Worthy Beauty Products I Doubt You’ll Regret Spending The Money On

    I mean, we all need *something* to spend our tax return money on...

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    1. Fenty's wildly popular Match Stix Trio comes with two matte sticks for concealing and contouring, and a shimmer one for highlighting so you get everything you need for a flawless look in one package.

    2. John Frieda's hot air brush will make it look like you just walked straight into a salon and dropped some serious money on a blowout. Here's to having (inexpensive) gorgeous soft waves and volume for days.

    3. Chanel's Mademoiselle perfume has notes of orange, jasmine, rose, and vanilla that will leave you feeling elegant and super sexy. Honestly, the bottle is so gorgeous even your vanity will feel sexy.

    4. Laneige's Lip Sleeping Mask is made just for — surprise — your lips, because I know they could use some backup as they face the wrath of this harsh winter and its unforgiving, frigid winds.

    5. Living Proof's 5-in-1 Styling Treatment delivers conditioning, strength, volume, and polish to your locks right after you hop out of the shower, ultimately cutting out a bunch of other products that can be time consuming. Simply apply on damp hair, style, and go!

    6. Huda Beauty's New Nude eyeshadow palette features 18 super pigmented mattes and sparkly shimmers to give you a variety of looks and colors. Seriously...this may be the prettiest set of shades my eyes have ever seen.

    7. Glossier's Stretch Concealer is made with elastic waxes to move *with* your skin instead of caking on top of it.

    8. Drunk Elephant's D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Serum creates a stunning bronze tint while also protecting your skin from nasty pollutants. All you have to do is mix with sunscreen, moisturizer, or serum, and your face will have a fresh, beautiful glow.

    9. Oribe's Texturizing Spray gives you volume on volume on volume, and helps with oily roots making it great for the mornings when there's just no time for a shower — which is me, like every day.

    10. Supergoop!'s Broad Spectrum 40 SPF Sunscreen is a weightless formula that protects your skin (specifically from UVA, UVB, infrared, and blue light) *while* keeping your makeup on. It's basically a dream in a bottle.

    11. Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser gently washes and (AND!) removes makeup without completely drying out your face. It's great for daily use, all skin types, and will keep you feeling hydrated instead of like a peeling snake.

    12. Laura Mercier's Caviar Sticks are creamy eyeshadows that glide on the eyelids to create a long-lasting shimmery or matte look. They're magic in a tube, is basically what I am saying.

    13. Smashbox's best-selling primer blurs pores, locks in makeup, and evens out skin so your foundation goes on flawlessly (and stays there). Its lightweight, oil-free formula is packed with antioxidants so it will ALSO protect from pollutants — and what more could you ask for?!

    14. Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Conditioner are a super hydrating duo that can repair dry and damaged hair by re-linking broken bonds.

    15. IT Cosmetics Confidence Gel Lotion takes moisturizers to an entirely new level with a cactus flower extract and glycerin (known to retain moisture) formula. It's oil-free and can provide hydration up to 72 hours!

    16. Lancôme's Définicils Mascara lengthens and defines lashes with a few flicks of the wrist for a fuller look that still appears super natural.

    17. Dr. Jart+'s Ceramidin Cream is heaven for sensitive combination skin, and that claim truly holds up considering my coworker raves about this moisturizer! It keeps your face hydrated, shine-free, and with a glorious matte finish from sunrise to sunset.

    18. DryBar's Baby Buttercup Travel Blowdryer folds in half making it the perfect travel companion, yet is powerful enough to give the performance of a full-sized dryer. It also claims to reduce dry time and frizz — so check ✅ and check ✅.

    19. simplehuman's Sensor Mirror detects your face and lights up automatically while simulating natural sunlight. It also features 5x magnification and truly, what can this mirror NOT DO?

    20. A powerful steamer – it basically brings the fancy spa straight to your home. Now you can lure those pesky blackheads out without having to pay for an expensive facial.

    21. First Aid Beauty's Coconut Water Cream takes the wonders of actual coconut water to create a hydrating moisturizer that's rich in electrolytes and oil-free — so it's basically heaven for your skin.

    22. Lunata Beauty's *new* Cordless Curling Iron gives you the convenience of curling literally wherever you are. And! And! It transforms from a curling iron into a wand with a simple snap off of the removable clip. Touchups have never been easier.

    23. Moroccanoil's Dry Shampoo proves that miracles still happen every day — or days after your last shower ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. It's formulated with ultra-fine starch for absorbing excess oil so your hair feels refreshed and cleansed.

    24. Too Faced's Natural Face Palette features two bronzers, two blushes, and two highlighters — all gorgeous buildable shades. Because it comes with so many ~options~, you can easily change up your look with a few swipes of a brush.

    25. Estée Lauder's Double Wear Foundation comes in 42 (!!!) shades, provides 24-hour coverage, goes on matte, and will most likely become your forever go-to.

    26. Glossier's Haloscope Highlighter creates a stunning dewy effect on the skin thanks to its outer halo of crystal extracts (um, YES please) and vitamin-rich solid core.

    27. Function of Beauty's customizable shampoo and conditioner is formulated ~just~ for you. Seriously, you create a profile based on your hair needs and they send you a beautiful set to match.

    28. Briogeo's Scalp Revival soothes scalp itchiness and banishes flakiness because it's made with cooling peppermint, tea tree, and spearmint oils. It's like a cold, hydrating drink of water but for your head.

    29. Giorgio Armani Beauty's Lip Maestro collection features tons of gorgeous lip stains that leave behind a velvet matte finish so you can feel just as vibrant as these stunning shades.

    30. And finally, Glow Recipe's Watermelon Sleeping Mask has a cult following and for a good reason — it's an easy-to-use oil-free formula you apply right before bed that seeps into your skin over night. By the time you wake up, you have baby-smooth skin.

    Sometimes you just have to treat yourself. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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