The 5 Makeup Products to Splurge on This Season


Beauty ain't cheap.

by DANI WOLFENSON    ★    DEC. 28, 2017

As the temperature changes, your makeup bag should too. You might have come into a little bit of money during the holiday season, so it is time to purchase some new additions to spice up your everyday look. Here are five new makeup products that are worth every penny:

1. Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation - Fenty Beauty

Flawless skin is always in. Unless you live under a rock, you most likely have seen beauty gurus raving about Rihanna’s new collection, Fenty Beauty. The collection aims to create makeup for a vast spectrum of different skin tones. In fact, the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation from Fenty Beauty is available in a whopping 40 shades. The foundation is also super lightweight, so it blends into skin as smoothly as possible.

2. Subculture Eye Shadow Palette - Anastasia Beverly Hills

Hypothetically, you could live off just one eye shadow palette if you had to. The Subculture Eyeshadow Palette has 14 different colors that provide endless combinations for dozens of looks. It includes both matte and metallic eyeshadows in a wide range of colors, from timeless fall oranges to eccentric deep purples. For a more unique look, the palette has more unconventional colors like green and blue hues. The neutrals are perfect for everyday, natural-looking makeup, and the greens and purple offer a fresh and exciting take on glam, nighttime looks.

3. Light Chaser Highlight in "Topaz Flashes Gilt"- Becca Cosmetics

Available at Sephora - $17

Available at Sephora - $17


Best known for its highlighters, Becca Cosmetics has once again lived up to its renowned reputation. The Light Chaser Highlighter in the shade "Topaz Flashes Gilt" is guaranteed to keep you glowing on even the gloomiest and snowiest of days. The golden bronze color is perfect for transitioning seamlessly into the cold weather, and the soft emerald shift adds a unique touch that will make your eyes pop.

4. Find Your Nude Studded Kiss Lipstick Set - Kat Von D

A nude lip goes with a cool natural look just as well as a glam eyeshadow look. Kat Von D offers stay-all-day nude lipsticks that works for any look in the five-piece Find Your Nude Studded Kiss Lipstick Set. If the stunning shades and edgy packaging aren’t enough to convince you to spend your last paycheck, it gets better- The lipstick is crème brulée scented. This set is a limited edition and online only, so head over to and get yours ASAP.

5. Cheek Creme in "Blonde Mink" - Victoria Beckham

Available at Victoria Beckham - $60

Available at Victoria Beckham - $60


Okay, we get it- Victoria Beckham can do anything. Though you may not typically associate VB with the makeup industry, you should after trying this product. The Victoria Beckham Cheek Crème in the shade "Blonde Mink" complements any fall look. The product’s warm, orange undertones will tie together your whole fall makeup routine, providing a dewy look for a sun-kissed glow when there is no sun to be seen in Syracuse.


It only takes one of these products to clean up your look as the weather gets colder. But if you feel like splurging on a couple products, you can reinvent your entire makeup routine this season. These products  are not only great for winter- they can transition seamlessly into the coming seasons as well. 

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