When it comes to beauty products, we often decide between saving or splurging but these products take the word ‘splurge’ to a whole new level.

We’ve found some of the most expensive beauty basics and if you’re feeling left out, just add diamonds to your existing make-up to feel like a million dollars. We’ll start with the “cheapest” items first.

The face cream: La Mer R2550 for 30ml or R29 999 for 500ml

It has been rumoured that some supermodels use this as a body lotion! In that case, opting for the 500ml for R29 990 might be a better option. And no it’s not made of unicorn tears, it is made using minerals from the ocean and transformed into something called Miracle Broth.

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The make-up brush set: R9300

The Kevin Aucoin Essential Makeup Brush Set promises that with these tools you’ll be looking like a make-up professional in no time. Each brush is handcrafted (at R9300, we should hope so!).

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The lipstick: Guerlain Kiss Kiss, R840 000

And no that isn’t a typo. This lipstick comes in a 199 diamond encrusted case and you can buy lipstick refills for it, so that hefty price tag would be a once-off cost. The case is made of 18 carat solid gold!

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The nail polish: Azature R3 383 625

Azature is a nail polish brand loved by the rich and famous because it contains real black diamonds. This type can only be applied by a select few as it needs to be applied in a certain way.

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The mascara: H. Couture Beauty, R190 000 000

This was actually born out of client’s custom request and is encrusted in 2500 blue diamonds! But it does come with a free lipstick, so there’s that.

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