Your Say: What’s your Most Expensive Makeup Purchase Ever?

by xin on December 7, 2012

So…I just bought the most expensive makeup item that I have ever purchased…

Laduree

Yes! It is the famous Face Color Rose Ladurée !

Thanks to friends who lovingly hand carried back from Japan! <3

Laduree Rose Blush

Look at the beautiful texture! It’s so refined that it looks almost like the real petals, except that this is matte and powdery.

This is definitely not a necessity…and it’s more like paying for the novelty. And I got sucked into it. Well, this is so pretty, of course it deserves a post on its own!

The casing itself is about RM140 (~USD$46) and the petals are RM272 (USD$90), and yes, of course you have to purchase them separately!

So yes, this is my most expensive single makeup purchase to date, and I have a feeling that it will always be.

So…what’s your most expensive makeup purchase ever? Do you set a threshold for your purchase?

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Paris B December 7, 2012 at 10:47 am

Gah! PRETTY! (I don’t get the macarons-makeup connection but its pretty nonetheless)
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xin December 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

erm i think the only connection is…both pretty and sweet ?
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beetrice December 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

ooh you got the petals too! :) *high five*
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xin December 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

^5! have you deflowered (literally) them already? :D
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Lily December 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

Intricately designed and so feminine! I won’t have the heart to use it though
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xin December 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

i dont think i have the heart either but i must force myself to it!
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Nikki December 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

Oh wow sister, how in the world could you EVER use this?? I can’t seem to purchase too pretty makeup as it’ll break my heart to use it!!! hmm..now you got me thinking of most expensive makeup purchase, I really can’t say its makeup as I guess its a “tool” my Zuca Pro traincase is one of the most expensive but its worth every single cent :D

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xin December 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

sis, actually i feel like my world will shatter if i use this. LOL. but if i don’t use it, means my money is down the drain totally?
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plue December 7, 2012 at 12:40 pm

SO PRETTY!!!! how can you even have the heart to use this? LOL.
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xin December 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

i am not sure…. !!!
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Tine December 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Oh yes, this is definitely the single most expensive piece of makeup I’ve ever purchased. It’s crazy expensive yet so beautiful. I actually bought the egg cup as well but ended up not putting the petals in it. I used it as a holder for my wedding ring and watch instead.

When I realised how ridiculous that was months later ($50 for a piece of plastic for my ring? :P), I sold it to a friend who’s been wanting the egg for ages. She was absolutely stoked when I sold her the egg. So now I only have the petals encased in plastic and I couldn’t be happier.

Have you used the petals yet? It’s gorgeous on the skin. This reminds me, I better review mine :P
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xin December 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

sounds like a great idea for keeping stuff in the egg but currently i have no extra place for the egg :( and i am worried about knocking it off from the table. but at least you made a friend happy! :D i might just be using the petals in the plastic too. in fact it’s much easier to use than in the egg. i have not used the petals yet. just arrived in my hand!
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gio December 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm

This is so gorgeous! But I wouldn’t have the heart to use it either.
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xin December 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

i am going to break my heart to get my money back!
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MisSmall December 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I was actually given this as a gift, does that count? Never had the heart to use it though, so it’s been sitting with the rest of my “collection” collecting dust. :|
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xin December 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

lucky girl!!!!! i am thinking, since i have paid for it, i am going to use it! probably till the last bit! or maybe i save a petal up.
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Choi Yen December 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

will u use it? :-)

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xin December 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Beauty Box December 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Laduree blush petals look so luxurious in that vintage way… I can’t think of my most expensive makeup purchase but I do have a soft spot for Chanel eye quads but they are pretty affordable in terms of a single item….I think I would spend more on skincare. I wouldn’t spend $300 on a moisturizer but I have paid close to USD100 for an eye cream.
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xin December 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

I agree on the rationale of spending more on skincare, afterall it is going to be absorbed, and not just sitting on our skin :D
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Bugs December 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Ooh, if I ever can get this …. It’ll sit there for me to admire for the longest time, until I could decide to use it one day.

p/s frens of Xin and MisSmall… pls tell me where to find ‘em…. XD

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xin December 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

Can get it in the Ginza mall or something if you are heading to JP
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Jyoan December 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm

What in the world is this? Perfume or what?
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xin December 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

it’s actually a blusher :)
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lyn December 9, 2012 at 11:05 am

Ooooh, pretty! I don’t really know much about Laduree except that their packaging is way too beautiful. And gosh, the rose petals are just so lovely! I can’t wait to see you deflower this gorgeous piece ;-)
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xin December 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

deflowered a little already, but will need to deflower more next time! ;)
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Jennifer December 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Wow, thanks for sharing. I was so curious that I ran a search on Mrs. Google and she returned heaps of reviews on this beautiful item. I did not know such delicate and beautiful make up item existed! Granted, there are beautifully designed palettes for blush and eye shadow, but this is many class above its peers, if any! I would not have the heart to use it because it is so so pretty. So sweet on the eyes and warms the heart, am sure once you start using it, it will bring out the best beauty in you :)

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xin December 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

thanks to the japs, they make the most delicate things! i forced myself to use it because…money has been paid and of course i had to get something back in return ;) i haven’t tried it on the face but i shall get to it soon. everything i look at it, my heart goes… ‘awwwwwwwwwww’
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birkie December 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

sooo pretty…I think mine has been something from Kose Addiction but I know LaDuree and Three really go higher in that priceline, also Creme de La Mer (that I’m eyeing up)

ps: I’ve been tagging you…feel free to join in to write the 12 faves of 2012…might be fun to discover your real likes (& dislikes)

http://birkinbagbeauty.blogspot.nl/2012/12/top-12-for-2012.html

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xin December 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm

didn’t know i have been tagged! sounds fun ;) will whip it up :D
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Esther December 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

It does look amazing though! *___* I’d be hard-pressed to bring myself to use it.

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xin December 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

its easier to break it once you take the first touch ;)
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Cynthia December 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

Ah..I am so jealous. ..this is so beautiful..

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xin December 12, 2012 at 10:56 am
Mizu January 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

eeep!that’s too pretty!!!!*scream as much*
but why are you so expensive dear make-up? T^T
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xin January 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

i guess which is why it’s pretty? ;)
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