- Tati Westbrook, 35, applies a $3,000 face of products in a new YouTube video that has racked up 800,000 views
- Shop the products from brands like Chanel and Tom Ford that she says are worth the splurge and find out which are overpriced
Like most YouTube beauty gurus, Tati Westbrook has an enviable collection of products. This week, she gathered her most expensive skin and make-up items to create a $3,000 make-up tutorial. It has since been viewed almost a million times.
In the video, she uses everything from a $100 face powder to a $200 mist from brands like Chanel, La Mer, Hourglass and Tom Ford. The result is a flawless, ultra-glamorous look, however, she acknowledges that she could have swapped in affordable versions of products and achieved a similar effect.
‘You do not need to spend this much money on make-up,’ she says at the end of the 22-minute video. ‘If you want to spoil yourself and pick an item here and there that you think would feel luxurious and work better for you, then go for it.’
Read on to find out which products she thinks are truly splurge-worthy and which she says are not worth the price.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it: Tati Westbrook of the popular YouTube channel GlamLifeGuru shows her followers what $3,000 worth of make-up looks like in a new tutorial
Start saving! Tati raves about a $65 facial-firming beauty tool from Nurse Jamie (left) and a pricey palette from Natasha Denona (right) in the tutorial
WORTH THE SPLURGE FOR TATI
While the average person might not need this palette for creating everyday looks, Tati says its worth the money for make-up artists or beauty gurus like herself.
‘If you are working on other people and you want to blend quickly and effectively and have it be bright and vibrant and last, these shadows are incredible,’ she says.
Tati brushes this over foundation for a ‘candlelit’ finish.
‘It just gives your skin the creamiest glow, it makes your skin look hydrated…it’s just really pretty.’
Tati bought this cream primer and setting powder duo after hearing that it makes eyeshadow last 15 hours and look brighter.
‘If it makes my eyeshadow completely budge-proof, then I am on board,’ she says.
While the price tag shocked her, Tati admits to ‘thoroughly enjoying’ this finishing mist.
‘It’s kind of skincare. I feel like it makes my skin look really pretty.’
‘I use this every time I do my make-up. It helps my primer to absorb better, my foundation to last longer – I just feel like everything just sits on the skin better when I use this. It’s kind of that same look you get after a facial and it only takes a couple of minutes,’ Tati raves about this facial-firming roller.
‘They layer on top of anything, they build and blend seamlessly with whatever look you’re doing,’ she says of the shadows. Plus, she calls the matte black shade ‘one of the best’ out there.
NOT WORTH THE SPLURGE FOR TATI (BUT MAY BE WORTH IT FOR YOU)
Not impressed: Tati found that Tom Ford mascara (left) and Le Metier De Beaute lip balm (right) are comparable to inexpensive drugstore products
‘It’s really good,’ Tati admits, but says at $46, it’s hard to justify buying this over her drugstore mascara favorites like L’Oreal Lash Paradise and Essence Lash Extension.
‘The drugstore has upped their game so much as far as sparkly, shiny topper-like lip glosses, that I look at this and say, “not worth the cash”,’ Tati says.
‘I go back and forth with this,’ Tati says. ‘It is a beautiful powder, but it’s not necessary. I don’t like showing it off because I don’t want you guys to think you have to have this to have good make-up.’
‘This is the most expensive lip balm product that I have ever used. It’s really nice, but I don’t understand the price,’ Tati says of this vitamin E-infused formula.