Splurge On This Not That: Designer Makeup Edition

Designer beauty products are an investment, so finding the ones to splurge on can be challenging. These eight designer makeup products have us believing they are definitely worth the money and the hype.

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Glittering Gold

A face primer that is worth its weight in gold—literally. Infused with 24-karat gold flakes (Yes, you read that correctly.), Guerlain L'Or Primer is a soft gel that will leave your skin with glowing definition. You can't help but feel luxurious when you're hydrating your skin with gold-flecked primer, and this satiny gel helps to minimize imperfections in your complexion. Smooth the primer over your face before applying foundation and don't worry about your makeup getting patchy or uneven. This medal-worthy designer makeup is one to splurge on; you're totally worth it. ($74; nordstrom.com)

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Flawless Foundation

Achieve a flawless look with Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Foundation. This designer makeup is known for its great coverage and natural effect. Providing a light velvet finish that reduces shine and imperfections, this foundation gives you a genuinely radiant look. Formulated with 100 percent natural ingredients and offered in nine skin tone shades, you're likely to find the best one for your complexion. Start every day with a subtle glow and perfected coverage that will make you feel like you're not wearing any makeup at all. ($50; sephora.com)

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Secret Weapon

We just found the holy grail of splurge-worthy beauty products. The Sisley-Paris Double Tenseur Instant & Long-Term Gel acts as a skincare and makeup product all in one bottle. It has a powerful lifting effect that will make you look refreshed in a matter of seconds and keeps you looking your best and brightest all day long. This designer makeup product is also used as a primer to prep your face for your foundation, leaving it looking firm and smooth. It may be spendy, but the amazing results are worth every penny. ($192; neimanmarcus.com)

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Bronzing Beauty

Need some contouring magic to finish your look? Add the Tom Ford Ultimate Bronzer to your makeup collection. Its combination liquid and powder formula gives you that warm summer look. The compact packaging will fit perfectly in your clutch for a quick touch-up if needed, or so you're always prepared to show your friends how fabulous the product is. Achieve a J-Lo glow with this bouncy, textured bronzer that is inspired by the tropical sunshine of a private island escape. ($110; sephora.com)

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Your New Travel Buddy

Trusting a foundation to last all day can be hard, but Clé de Peau Beauté has created a product to restore your faith in designer makeup. Experience the luxury of full-coverage foundation that won't cake on and is topped off with light-diffusing technology for an always picture-perfect finish. The creamy yet light foundation also moisturizes your face, leaving your skin silky smooth. The tube may be small, but this foundation will last you months. You won't be able to leave the house without it. ($120; nordstrom.com)

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Eye Candy

This Marc Jacobs eye crayon didn't win the Allure Best of Beauty Award for nothing. Finally, there's a waterproof eye crayon that won't smudge after a long day's worth of wear. With a pointed tip to give you a sharp line, this gel eye crayon sets in for a flawless look every time. There are so many colors available that you'll be sure to find one for all of your go-to styles. Make your eyes pop with a fierce blue for girls night out, or keep it crisp and clean with black for the office. Either way, this designer eyeliner is an essential in your makeup bag. ($25; marcjacobsbeauty.com)

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Pucker Up

A lipstick that every woman must try at least once in her life, the Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine lipstick hydrates and softens your lips once it's applied. After continued use for several weeks, you'll notice your lips appear healthier and smoother thanks to the antioxidants and emollients in the lipstick. You won't have any trouble finding the perfect color to finish off your everyday look with over 13 shades available. Bonus: The fresh mango scent leaves a light, refreshing aroma. So pucker up, sweetheart; Kylie Jenner won't have anything on you. ($36; neimanmarcus.com)

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Our Lips Are Sealed

The Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet may just being everything you have ever wanted in a lip formula. This liquid lipstick was created to achieve an impeccable matte finish with a smooth touch to last all day long without flakes or rough patches. Burberry offers 14 shades of this liquid lipstick, so you can go bold with a red or keep it neutral with a nude. Lip Velvet is not only awesome, but it's also a more affordable splurge-worthy beauty product. Go crazy and stock up on a few different colors, because after you see the reviews you will want them all. ($34; burberry.com)

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