You did it, and you did it well. You’ve raised up your kids and you’ve gotten them all out of the home successfully. For many parents, their youngest will be off to their first year of college in the next couple of weeks, and the home will be child-free for the first time in at least 18 years. So it’s time to treat yourself.
Blowing a semester’s meal plan on skincare and makeup might
not be a consideration, but for the beauty lover now also empty nester, this is
an opportunity to make some serious splurges on your favorite products. We’ve
got five top picks that truly separate the spenders from the splurgers, some
from brands that have become household names in the prestige market.
Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose
A true splurge for your skincare routine, this is like a serum and an exfoliating oil pod joined forces. Delivering omega-3s and vitamin E, each bottle contains 10,000 micro-pearls that release the Rose de Granville onto the skin. At this price point you'll be understandably tempted to ration it out, but your skin will be smoother and brighter over time with just a little of this regularly.
DNA Renewal DNA Collection
With DNA renewal having so many proven scientific benefits for skin health, DNA repair enzymes are key. This 5-piece collection includes lotions for daytime and nighttime, an eye serum, renewal serum, and a cleanser—all containing the peptide bioengineered from barley, made to stimulate the skin's natural repair process.
Velour Lashes Lash Vanity
For the bad beauty who never be seen with bald lashes, quality falsies are a necessity. For the bad beauty who has a little disposable cash, and this priority, this silk lash kit is a must. It has 10 pairs of the brand's handcrafted best sellers, plus a light up mirror and applicator for easy use.
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour
Even if you can't afford to splurge on a pair of red bottoms, you can still drop some coins on a classic Louboutin. At almost $100 this lipstick is a big spender item. The richly hued matte lipstick applies smoothly and doesn't dry out lips. It does need reapplying after food and drinks. But with packaging this extravagant you want to take it out of your purse and let show it off.
MZ Skin Soothe & Smooth Collagen Activating Eye Complex
If it's good for Serena Williams it's good for the rest of us right? Typically that's not how skincare works but in this case, it's right. This $300 an ounce cream brings moisture to the delicate and thin skin underneath the eyes, preventing the quick formation of wrinkles. It also contains collagen for firming, and Albazia bark extract for puffiness.