The worst feeling in the world is shelling out big bucks for a beauty product with big promises–and then, no results. Your skin isn’t any clearer, your eyes aren’t brighter, and your pores aren’t smaller–but your wallet is emptier. Put those days behind you. This year, we’ve rounded up five of the best products out there that are totally worth splurging on. If you still haven’t finalized your holiday wish list, we recommend adding one of these life-changing products to it.


1. Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System – White, $149
Think about having 300 miniature hands scrubbing every inch of your face, and you’ll get an idea of what using a Clarisonic is like. The face-washing brush produces more than 300 movements per second, loosening dirt and oil stuck deep in pores.

2. Eve Lom Cleanser, $55
This is one of the best cleansers I’ve ever used (and I’ve used quite a few!). Unlike most cleansers–which can dry out skin–it keeps your face moisturized and the linen cloth sloughs away dead skin cells.

3. Chanel Perfection Lumiere, US $55
I’ve seen this foundation in action, and let me tell you: it’s spectacular. I’ve never seen such an amazing complexion. The wearer shared that it’s one of the best foundations she’d ever used, and that it stayed on all day (perfect for making it through a long day at work).

4. Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzer, $82
Like the name suggests, this bronzer is made for all four seasons. Add a hint of colour to pale skin through the winter, and use the four-colour palette to blend a darker hue through summer when you have a bit of a glow.

5.  Yves Saint Laurent Touche Èclat, $50
Not only does Touche Èclat work as a concealer to cover dark circles, it’s also an illuminizer and reflects light around key areas of the face (the eyes, cheekbones and nose), for a brighter, fresher complexion. It’s the perfect tool to keep in a handbag or office desk for touch-ups throughout the day.