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High End Makeup

Magdalene Danzer

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, and a kick-butt red lipstick.”  -Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth has got it right - beauty starts at the heart and works its way outwards. The most beautiful women in the world are those with a caring, gentle, helpful spirit. But, that's not to say we should always throw makeup on the back burner. Makeup is fun, innovative, and a lovely way to share our personality and creativity.

After last week's drugstore makeup post, we thought we'd share our favorite high-end makeup proucts available at your local Sephora/Ulta/Nordstrom. You'll love these products; they're worth the higher pricetag, lovely girl!

M&H's Top Three High-End Products:

Best Bronzer

    Hoola Bronzer by Benefit. The reason I love this bronzer is because it is very versatile. Its matte neutral undertones make it perfect to contour the cheekbones or to add some warmth to the face. It suits a wide range of skin tones from fair to medium-dark and is a great staple in any makeup collection, trust me! It has quickly become a necessity in my everyday makeup routine.

Best Eye Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bar - original. This is my favorite eye shadow pallets of alllll time. It has a great range of neutral and warm undertones that compliment many skin types. I use this palette for a very simple everyday look or a dramatic night out - it has all basics from matte to metallic colors. The shadows are all very pigmented and easy to blend - which makes this palette a must for beginners, as well as the most experienced makeup artist. And if those aren't enough reasons to go run out and buy the palette, it even smells like chocolate.

Best Lip Color

Chanel #99. This lipstick is a cool toned red that makes a serious statement, creating a dramatic, elegant look. Although some people think you can only wear a red lip with a dramatic cat eye and false lashes, my favorite way to wear this lipstick is simply just with a light coat of foundation, bronzer, and mascara. No matter how you wear it, it gives you that "I'm ready to take on the world" kind of look that every girl is looking for! 

All the products mentioned have a variety of ways to wear them and are great for lots of different looks for both summer and winter months. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new looks with these great products!

You never know when you will find your next "holy grail" makeup product. Try these three, darling!