9 Beauty Products Worth the Splurge

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Not all beauty products are created equal. Some just work better than others. The hard part is figuring out which products are worth the eye-popping price tag, and which ones aren't.

Luckily, we searched around to I.D. the goodies that are actually worthy of shelling out #cakebythepound. Some shave minutes off your morning routine, while others work anti-aging miracles. Still, others work toward the greater good, whether in charity or by being vegan or eco-friendly.

Time Savers:

Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara, $28
A single mascara that curls, primes (it's super long-lasting) and volumizes with a single swipe. We just knocked five minutes off your morning routine.

Dr. Dennis Gross One-Step Acne Eliminating Pads, $22
Exfoliate with this single zit-zapping acid pad to quickly quash breakouts and prevent them in the future.

Thick Dry Finishing Spray
Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray, $39
Adds instant volume to hair by plumping and thickening. It's made for dry hair, so it's perfect for late-morning routines.

Wrinkle Fighters:

Chanel Skincare LE LIFT CRÈME RICHE Firming - Anti-Wrinkle Cream (1.7 OZ.)
Chanel Ultra Correction Le Lifte Firm Riche, $165
The secret ingredient in this magic cream is 3.5-DA, a protein derived from the plant Edulis Morning Glory that repairs skin cells at a molecular level. You'll age slower than J.Lo.

All About Lips
Clinique All About Lips, $22.50
Basically the closest thing to #KylieJennerLips without collagen injections. It smooths and firms lips, minimizing wrinkles, sun damage and fine lines.

Earth Friendly:

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Urban Decay Good Karma Blending Brush, $26
We love Urban Decay's collection of vegan brushes - with pro-level design and cruelty-free synthetic hairs, they're both effective and animal friendly.

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Body Shop Hemp Intensive Hand Butter, $20
Fair trade hemp seed oil filled with proteins and amino acids is the key ingredient in this velvety body cream concocted to soften extra-dry skin.

For a Good Cause:

Papillons Eye Shade
Chantecaille Papillons Eye Shade, $39
Snag this shadow compact of metallics and blues, and you'll be supporting the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary preserve habitats for the winged beauties.

M.A.C Cosmetics Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick, $16
For each sale, M.A.C donates $16 (100 percent of the retail price!) to the M.A.C Aids Fund with every purchase of the tube's super wearable shades. Miley's new shade is one of our faves so far.


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