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October 29, 2013

5 Fall Must-Haves Worth the Splurge

Fall Beauty Worth the Splurge

Every season I’m bombarded with new product launches while rediscovering some who’ve been nudged to the back of the beauty closet. A few always emerge as standouts, and this fall they happen to be on the fancier side. I’m always cautious about recommending expensive products because like a buttery leather tote or pair of perfectly distressed boyfriend jeans, they’re an investment that counts. Here are five worth saving up for: (l to r) Restorsea Recharging Finishing Mist ($100) – I never thought I’d be spritzing my face with the hatching fluid of baby salmon (none of whom were harmed in the making of this mist), but when the naturally occurring enzymes instantly energize my skin and give it a rosy glow anything is possible!  Chantecaille Gel Liner Pencil ($33) – While I live and die by my Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner, sometimes a girl just needs a pencil. Problem is, a good one is hard to find. Chantecaille’s is creamy, ultra-pigmented, glides on like a dream and lasts all day.  Sunday Riley Bionic Anti-Aging Cream ($225) – For someone who’s usually underwhelmed by face creams, I look forward to applying this one day and night. It’s rich but not too rich, leaves my skin dewy, contains cutting-edge ingredients like resveratrol and Co-Q10. It also smells like the best baked good you’ve ever eaten.  Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Color in Merlot ($26) – I’ve been on the hunt for a berry lipstick ever since Dani shared her cheat sheet. This is one of the few that doesn’t scream I’M WEARING BERRY LIPSTICK. It’s dramatic, yes, but also flattering and soft with a wildly creamy texture.  May Lindstrom Problem Solver Mask ($90) – Mother, model and Minnesota native May first stole my heart with her warmth and sincerity when we met this fall. It’s no surprise that her smoothing, deep-pore-cleansing, circulation-stimulating (it’s spicy!) face mask feels like the beauty ritual that’s been missing from my crazy days.

What beauty products have you invested in lately? Any on your wishlist?

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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