Whoever said that beauty is priceless clearly didn’t live in the modern day. Although
often dismissed as frivolous, the global beauty business is currently worth around $382
Accordingly, the beauty industry has come a long way from the days of limited
selection of products available exclusively at the drugstore or a beauty counter in the
local mall. Today, luxury beauty brands are popping up left and right, with major fashion
houses getting in on the action as well.
Some products bear a high price tag for rare ingredients, while others cost so much purely for the name on the packaging. Keep reading to learn about some of the world’s most expensive beauty products and decide for yourself which ones are worth your hard-earned cash.
1. Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Lipstick
This lipstick sent shockwaves around the beauty industry when it was introduced and
priced at $90. The first beauty product from luxury shoe designer, Christian Louboutin,
this lipstick is packaged in a large black vial that doubles as a necklace. Inspired by the
red bottoms of his iconic stilettos, this lipstick is available in matte, metal, sheer, and
2. ARTIS BRUSH Elite Gold 10 Brush Set
If you’re a fan of YouTube makeup tutorials, you’ve undoubtedly seen someone apply
their makeup with brushes that look like they’re meant for your hair. This type of brush
was pioneered by ARTIS and is considered the Rolls Royce of makeup brush sets,
coming in at $495. Although the price seems ridiculous, these brushes actually save
you in money in the long run. This is because the bristles are so finely packed together
that they perfectly distribute foundation, meaning you can use less. Their design also
means that streakiness is a thing of the past.
3. La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream
This cult favorite has been the talk of the beauty world for a long time. It achieved
legendary status with both its luxury price tag ($315 for two ounces) and incredible
results. Maz Huber, a German-born aerospace physicist, invented the moisturizer in the
1960s. In the 1950s, he suffered severe burns in a lab explosion and then spent the
next 12 years experimenting with kelp to create an elixir that would restore his skin.
Crème de la Mer was released in 1965, but became truly popular when Estee Lauder
purchased the brand in 1991. This is one luxury product that may truly deserve its high
4. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
That’s right – the same company that makes vacuums also makes an incredibly luxury
hair dryer, priced at $399. Devotees swear that after using this hair dryer it’s impossible to go back to a cheaper option.
Some of the biggest hairstylists in the world, including Jen Atkins, use this model. It’s the quietest blow-dryer on the market and uses innovative air-flow technology to seriously cut down the time needed to actually dry your hair. If you factor in daily blow dries, this might actually come up to a bargain!
- You can save money on your purchase by using a Dyson discount code.
5. Sisley Paris Confort Extreme Nutritive Lip Balm
This item makes the list largely because lip balm is something that people use every
day and rarely spend more than $5 on. This one, however? It comes in at $90. It is
billed as “an emergency treatment for dry, cracked or chapped lips” and contains
hazelnut, plum, and sunflower oils. Sisley is a well-known luxury brands with high price
tags on all their items, so it makes sense that this lip balm is priced the way it is. Does
this extra cost mean it actually works better on chapped lips than much cheaper
options, however? That’s up for consumers to decide.
6. Jean Patou Joy Baccarat Pure Parfum
This luxurious perfume retails for $1800. This steep price tag is due largely in part to its
special ingredients. It takes over 10,000 flowers, harvested specifically from the Jean
Patou fields in France over a two week period, to make one bottle of this scent. Jean
Patou produces an extensive collection of globally renowned fragrances, but only a
small amount of this particular blend are made each year.
7. Mason Pearson Hairbrush
This beauty product is another cult classic. Retailing for up to $205, beauty insiders
have sung the praises of this brush for years. Mason Pearson has been around since
1885, allowing the company to truly perfect their craft. To this day, the brushes are
made in England using many of the techniques patented by Mason Pearson himself.
Although this is quite a hefty price for a hairbrush, fans rave that it is super gentle and
great for detangling. Furthermore, the brush claims to stimulate your scalp and
redistribute the natural oils for your roots. A true investment piece, the company claims
that the brush can last for generations.
How much you should spend on a beauty product is truly a matter of personal
preference. Although it’s never a good idea to prioritize buying a lipstick over paying
your rent, if the product truly works, it may be worth your money. Happy shopping!
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Craig Scott is the editor at LuxAuthority and is trying to balance both his budget and his credit card balance. He likes to live lavish and treat himself when the opportunity allows it. He loves the newest tech, old cars and the smell of rich mahogany and leather bound books as well!