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The Price of Luxury Lipsticks

How Much Would You Pay For a Lipstick?

From Tom Ford to Dolce & Gabbana, luxe lip colors seem to be everywhere these days. But how much would you pay for a premium lipstick? Some high-end brands are hoping it's upward of $30, $40, or even an astonishing $60. Often made with premium ingredients (as is the case with La Prairie Cellular Lip Color, which includes a caviar-extract among its composition), a lot of what you're paying for is the glitzy packaging and prestige factor, however.

And although it's definitely a splurge to fork over $30 or more for designer cosmetics, Karen Grant of the marketing research firm the NPD Group explains to the New York Times that it's a trend on the rise. "Women are buying less purchases, but spending more on each product. They are making meaningful choices that matter to her and make her feel good," she explained. Check out some luxe lipsticks below, and tell us: how far would you reach into your wallet to snag one?

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Treeflection Treeflection 5 years
Jaime, I'm the same way!
Kar122 Kar122 5 years
I have favorites all across the board so to speak. A staple in my cosemtic bag is L'Oreal's "Eva's Caramel" and then there are my Chanel indulgences- Glossimers and Rouge Coco Shine. For me it's about the color and feel of the product.
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
@InkBlot, Nice!! But sometimes this philosophy gets me in trouble ;-)
Treeflection Treeflection 5 years
Jaime, I'm the same way!
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 5 years
It's kind of like buying a nice pair of jeans or getting a haircut at a fancier salon.....what's the price-per-wear ratio? That's how I justify just about everything!!
pss pss 5 years
I don't think I'd pay that much for a lipstick. I already feel terrible for spending $30 for them.
GlamourWise GlamourWise 5 years
I actually own the YSL lipstick featured in the slideshow and use it daily. I love the subtle color and silky feel of the lipstick. Plus, the luxe packaging does make me feel a little glamorous every time I swipe on the lipstick -- kind of like a daily dose of luxury.
Treeflection Treeflection 5 years
My lipstick tends to last a long time. The shelf life is 1-4 years, depending on how it's stored. If I truly love the way it feels and have no adverse reaction and love the color, I'd pay that much for it. It's a splurge that I don't make very often, so it's not as big a deal to me. I don't wear a lot of makeup, though. What I do get tends to be more expensive unless it's mascara (not paying that much for something you're supposed to replace every 3 months!)
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
No way would I pay the prices of those lipsticks. I'll stick with my Walgreen's and Target favorites. If I'm going to splurge, it's almost always on hair products.
crystaline92 crystaline92 5 years
I have a hard time shelling out the $17 that MAC lipsticks cost in Canada. No way I'd pay more than that.
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