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Don’t get us wrong: We love drugstore beauty just as much as the next girl. But sometimes, it’s worth the extra cash to discover a product that works so well, you can’t imagine your life without it. Here, our favorites from that latter category.

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La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion

La Mer’s Crème de la Mer will probably always hold the top spot for the most effective face lotion of all time. But we’re currently crushing on its latest iteration—with all the same properties as the original formula, just a touch lighter. In other words, it feels more like silk than cashmere on your skin.

La Mer ($260)


Artis Makeup Brushes

If you’re in the market for new brushes, go all in with this set—made to mirror how a makeup artist applies product to your skin.

Artis ($170)


SkinCeuticals Anti-Aging System

Each one of these products has over a thousand positive reviews. Combined, it’s safe to consider them a home run.

SkinCeuticals ($337)


Chanel La Crème Main

A Chanel hand cream. We repeat: a Chanel hand cream.

Chanel ($50) 

Neiman Marcus

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment

Celebrities from Nina Dobrev to Miley Cyrus swear by this skin-smoothing mask that zaps trouble areas, refines pores and deep cleans. 

Glamglow ($69)

Neiman Marcus

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

There’s a reason that this dryer shook the entire industry. Use it the same way you’d use the standard tool and reap the amazing benefits.

Dyson ($399)


Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum

A rich white-floral scent that you’ll love spritzing before date night.

Gucci ($94)


Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Although lower in price than some others in the list, this lotion is a best seller. Hundreds of reviewers are obsessed with how the formula helps to curb oil and keep makeup intact for hours on end.

Hourglass ($54)

The Line

Mason Pearson Boar Bristle Brush

If breakage and frizz are your hair’s biggest culprits, you may want to rethink your brushing strategy. Mason Pearson’s gentle boar bristles can completely change the health of your hair without any extra products or treatments.

Mason Pearson ($325)

Neiman Marcus

La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler

Infused with actual caviar, this daily moisturizer restores tone and density to reveal fuller and plumper skin (which will lessen fine lines and pores). Plus, it was voted an Allure Best of Beauty All-Star, so you know it’s tried and true.

La Prairie ($590)


Allies of Skin Bright Future Overnight Facial

Want to uncover your best skin while you sleep? Spread a dime-sized dollop onto your face and neck…et voilà!

Allies of Skin ($120)

Charlotte Tillbury

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

The word "magic" is not used lightly here. Not only does the thick cream give you baby-like softness; you can also use it as a makeup remover, cleanser and overnight treatment. Well worth the investment.

Charlotte Tilbury ($100)


Byredo Velvet Haze

The brand’s newest unisex scent smells like everything you love about sweater weather.

Byredo Velvet Haze ($150)

Neiman Marcus

Sedu Icon Interchangeable Curling Iron

Is your bathroom drawer overflowing with cords and bulky hair tools? Trade in every iron you have for this interchangeable curler that can create a wave of any size.

Sedu ($195)


Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

While lactic acid buildup isn’t great for sore muscles, it does wonders to plump and brighten tired skin.

Sunday Riley ($158)


L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Youth Oil

A lavish, brand-new formula that includes seven plant oils—from sea buckthorn to rose hip—that help to firm and tone skin.

L'Occitane ($98)


Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

A gentle yet effective combination of seven fruits removes debris and the buildup of dead skin cells—all while you catch up on This Is Us.

Tatcha ($68)


Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Restoring Eye Serum

Simply twist off the top of these individually packaged capsules for the perfect dosage of under-eye cream.

Elizabeth Arden ($78)


Burberry My Burberry Black Parfum Spray

It’s OK to cheat on your Burberry Brit. Just this once.

Burberry ($125)


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

There’s a reason people are obsessed. This stuff really works.

Estee Lauder ($65)


Shiseido Benefiance Smoothing Eye Mask

The gift of looking more awake, even on four hours of sleep.

Shiseido ($65)

Neiman Marcus

SILKE LondonSilk Hair Ties

Ponytail enthusiasts, we found your new obsession. Sure, $26 might not break the bank, but compared to the $3 alternatives, you will feel the difference.

Silke ($26)

Lebon Toothpaste

You’re going to have to buy it anyway, so why not make it a fancy one?

Anthropologie ($21)

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