6 Lip Products Totally Worth The Splurge



How much are you willing to spend on a lip product?

I have some expensive lip balms and lipsticks in my collection, but you will never, never see me spend $90.00 on a lipstick (looking at you Christian Louboutin). They say never say never.. but…. here I am, saying it: never.

On the other hand, though, I’d never think that I’d get so attached to a lip balm that comes with a hefty price tag of $37.00. I guess some things are just worth splurging on.


MAC lipsticks are definitely amongst my favorites and I love splurging on a new one every once in a while. I love pretty much every single one of them I’ve ever bought. The colors are always pigmented, the formulas are creamy, long-lasting and the packaging is simple. These come in several different finishes: Amplified, Cremesheen, Frost, Glaze, Lustre, Satin and Matte. Matte formulas are my favorite- I love Ruby Woo, Velvet Teddy, Whirl, Taupe. These are $17 each (last year they used to be $16, hope that MAC won’t raise the price again) and you can also get one for free if you bring six empty MAC containers to any freestanding MAC store.


This might as well be called “the only lip liner you’ll ever need.” It’s a clear lip liner that will prevent any lipstick from feathering and “bleeding” out. It has a creamy, comfortable formula and texture that fills in fine lines and hydrates the skin. I love using this with bright pinks and reds because it really helps the color stay put. It’s also pretty long-lasting (your lipstick will fade before it’ll feather out) so it’s also my go-to product for any special occasions.


I have four of these lipsticks and their formula is just incredible. The colors are bright, vibrant, pigmented, the finish isn’t entirely matte- it’s sort of illuminating, but a little matte at the same time. Very unique finish. They’re very hydrating, which sometimes means that they travel quite a bit once applied, so lip liner is definitely a must with these. I love that the velvety formula of these doesn’t accentuate any dry bits.

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Hands down one of my favorite Dior products. Prior to trying this many years ago, I couldn’t stand the smell of rose in cosmetics, and now, I’m a huge fan. This balm smoothes, slightly plumps and hydrates lips. It’s rich and creamy and adds a slight rosy glow to my lips.


This is probably the only lip primer that I actually loved. It takes a few minutes to set and dry, but once you follow with your lipstick you will not believe how long it’ll last.  It’s color-free, smoothes and refines lips but the main reason why I love it is that it turns any lipstick into a long-lasting one. I kind of feel like this primer and the MUFE Lip Line Perfector have a very similar formula and they work really nicely together.


Where do I start with this one? Let me just say that I suffer from chronically dry lips and this is one of my favorite lip balms. I first bought it a few years ago and when the sales lady started telling me how wonderful it is, I thought she was full of crap. She wasn’t. Right now I take a bunch of meds that make my lips and my mouth very dry so I apply and re-apply lip balm throughout the day like a maniac. I always keep coming back to this balm. It’s very lightweight yet really nourishing and hydrating. I used to buy this even back in the college days when all of my money went on books and tuition and I couldn’t really afford to spend money on things like makeup. That’s how much I love this balm.


Do you have any favorite splurge-worthy lip products?


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    Krystal // The Krystal Diaries
    June 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Which one do you put on first when using together, the Mac Prep & Prime or the MUFE Lip Line Perfecter? I think I am going to give both of them a try!

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      Paula @
      June 7, 2016 at 11:33 am

      I do the liner first then add the primer, let it sit for a few minutes and then go in with my lipstick.

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    steff @
    June 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    That MUFE Lip Line Perfector… do you know if it’s any better/worse than Urban Decay’s Ozone 24/7 Lip Pencil? I have the Ozone one, but recently, my grandmother was asking me for a lip liner recommendation to keep her lip color from feathering at her age. I was going to recommend either a neutral-colored lip pencil from MUFE or UD… but didn’t realize they BOTH make these clear lip primers. I wonder what would be better hmm…

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    June 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I am addicted to the Chanel one… I always use it!

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    Vanessa Buttino
    June 7, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I love MAC lipsticks too but in Canada, the price recently went up to $20. They used to be $18. If you’re looking for a great but less expensive lip balm, I’d definitely recommend the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (the lip balm version comes in a little pot). I use it every night and it’s WONDERFUL.

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    Lubna M Umar
    June 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I love MAC and Marc Jacobs lipsticks. High end lipsticks do feel very different. I love the colors too. Its very hard to find drugstore dupes for them. I really want to try Tom Ford lipsticks too. Great post x

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      Paula @
      June 13, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      I think that NYX is the only drugstore brand that really impressed me a lot. I think high end lippies tend to be more pigmented and more long-lasting.

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    Trecee Hutchinson
    June 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I love the MAC prep and prime lips, I also love their matte lipstick formula. My favorite luxury lip product is hands down Tom Ford, but I may just check out the matte Chanel formula. It looks promising.

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    June 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    unfortunately i really love chanel for the formula! a pretty expensive brand that i highly suggest for lipsticks is charlotte tilbury, that woman is the devil about make up!

    xx from Brighton
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    Millie Robinson
    June 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    MAC are so great and there’s always a shade I’m lusting over! Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are also some of my favourites! x

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    Marta Sierra Marti
    June 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    My favourite lipsticks are Tom Ford… I just can’t help it, they’re too good!!!



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    June 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I love a MAC lipstick! They are just pricey enough to feel like I’m treating myself but not so out of my price range that I cry when I buy them!

    Rachael at

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    Liz | Lipstick & Confetti
    June 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I agree with everything on your list! Great post :)

    xo, Liz

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    Nereyda @This Girl Is Obsessed
    June 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Oh man, I don’t think I can spend so much on a lipstick when there are so many great ones that are really affordable. The most I’ve spent on a lip product wa sthe Fresh Sugar lip balm and that isn’t even a real lipstick.

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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    June 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    i am so behind with mac lipsticks, i still don’t own a single one! i have had my eye on velvet teddy for the longest time though!

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    June 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I love MAC lipsticks too! They’re so smooth and creamy :)

    Edye |

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    Caked To The Nines
    June 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I was applying lip balm right as you mentioned you have chronically dry lips and I totally nodded my head in agreement haha. I’m with you, girl! My lips get pretty dry if I don’t take care of them so I really want to try the Chanel balm. And 100% with you on MAC lipsticks ;).

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    Amelia McDonald
    June 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I love mac lipsticks! They’re the only ones I’ve tried from this list! I was surprised that YSL wasn’t mentioned in the list! I’ve personally never tried it but I’ve heard so much about them! Have you tried them??

    Amelia |

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    The Gossip Darling
    June 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Ooooooi. I love MAC lipsticks. I want to try Chanel tho! Soooo pretty!!!

    Mel |

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    June 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I love MAC lipstick as much as the next girl-but there’s something about Chanel, isn’t there?! Beautiful lip products in general. I also totally love NARS Audacious lipsticks-again, a hefty price tag, but maaaan the staying power and pigment are fab! And they are so comfortable!

    Beekeyper – Latest – Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector

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    Deasy Noel
    June 8, 2016 at 1:04 am

    I have two MAC lipsticks and love both of them. I actually just bought my MIL the Dior lip balm for her birthday, but I so want to add that to my collection as well, heheh. It looks so pretty!


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    June 8, 2016 at 1:38 am

    So many lipsticks I have never tried before!

    Kathy x

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    June 8, 2016 at 3:12 am

    When it comes to dry lips, I am in love with Paw Paw :)

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    June 8, 2016 at 3:26 am

    I love MAC lipsticks and matte is also my favourite formula. Chanel is also totally worth the splurge and I can’t wait to add more Chanel lippies to my collection! xx

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    Kiss & Make-up
    June 8, 2016 at 5:14 am

    The Dior Creme de Rose looks so precious.

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    June 8, 2016 at 5:52 am

    The Dior Creme De Rose sounds wonderful! I love rose scented anything. So long as it’s not too strong of a scent.

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    June 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I’ve never owned a MAC lipstick! I’ve heard people rave about them for years but I rarely go to a department store to purchase makeup. I need to make a trip and pick one up one of these days!

    Brittany |

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    June 8, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Great picks! I’d love to try the MAC Prep & Prime for lips – anything that would make lipstick last longer would be great! xx

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    June 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

    My mum bought me the dior creme de rose as a present a few years ago & it is honestly my most treasured thing, ever. It’s so precious to me. <33

    Katie // Words By Katie

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    June 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I’ve heard a lot about MAC lipsticks, especially the shade Whirl. It’s such a gorgeous shade, I really need to get my hands on it!
    Aleeha xXx

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    June 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I need to stock up on my MAC Lip Primer soon as I ran out recently and I’m definitely missing it. I also need to get my hands on the MUFE Lip Line Perfector as I’ve actually been on the lookout for a transparent lip liner x

    Beauty with charm

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    June 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I’m totally adding the Chanel lip balm to my wishlist. I have tried many many lip balms and I’m still hunting for my holy grail. The best I’ve come across so far is the YSL Top Secrets Lip Re-Plumping Concentrate which costs $50 over here. Ouch!


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    Gina Daily
    June 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Such a great post! MAC lipsticks are my go-to as well. I am also intrigued by the MUFE lip liner! Chanel lipliner in Nude (very inaccurately named color!) was my “worth the splurge” product but it’s been discontinued so I am very selectively using up the one I have left!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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      Paula @
      June 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Yes Mac lippies are great. Oh my goodness, I can’t stand it when a company discontinues a product I love!

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    The Adored Life
    June 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I totally agree with all of these! Especially the Chanel!

    The Adored Life

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    Dagmara Klich
    June 8, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I wouldn’t splurge as much on a lip balm, haha, but I can go for an expensive lipstick if is worth it but I’m with you on having a limit, how much better can a $90 lipstick be from those that are already high quality but cost less then half price?? :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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      Paula @
      June 13, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Haha :) Oh yes, I think that’s where I draw my limit. I think at that price range, you’re just paying for packing and a brand name.

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    The Sunday Mode
    June 8, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Big fan of the Dior lip balm but the Chanel Balm sounds really good as well. Argh, why do I always go for the expensive products! Haha

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    June 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    The Make Up Forever Lip Line Perfector seems like a very handy product! The Chanel lipsticks sound dreamy, but my heart belongs to the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks right now..they have a slightly waxy texture so they stay put, and they’re hydrating and intensely pigmented, so definitely worth the splurge in my opinion! :)

    Beautiful photos, as always!

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    Samantha @
    June 13, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    When it comes to makeup, lip products are the one thing that I find myself constantly purchasing. So far I have 2 small drawers full of lip products and I can’t wait to try some more!

    – Samantha

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    Rosie von Waldherr
    July 23, 2016 at 5:26 am

    I want to try one of those Chanel lipsticks…for now I’m loving the MAC ones, especially Faux has been my go-to one lately…but I want to try some of the higher end ones ;)

    xoRosie // Rosie’s Life

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    Chrissie ♥
    July 26, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I’m going to try the chanel one!!!! :D

    Lipstick Villain

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    December 1, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Wow I hadn’t even heard of the Chanel Rouge Coco Baume Conditioning Lip Balm! I am going to have to check that one out!

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