The Most Expensive Makeup Brands

These are the some of most expensive makeup brands in the world.


The iconic French fashion house produces one of the world’s most expensive beauty lines. After releasing the iconic Chanel No.5 fragrance in 1921, Chanel expanded their beauty line to a full range of luxury cosmetics, skincare and fragrances. The brand’s makeup line comprises of face, eyes, lips, and nail cosmetics, as well as brushes and makeup application tools. The products are priced towards the higher end of the scale, with a Chanel foundation costing between A$90-$200. Blushers and bronzers cost around A$100, while lipsticks are usually around the A$60 mark.


La Prairie

Founded in Switzerland by Dr Paul Niehans, the innovative skincare line also offers a range of expensive makeup products. Based on the same active ingredient complex as the skincare line, La Prairie’s makeup products utilise the brand’s anti-aging Exclusive Cellular Complex, as well as beneficial caviar based infusions. Some of La Prairie’s most expensive products include a A$375 caviar-infused cream foundation and a A$335 caviar-infused finishing powder. A La Prairie loose powder brush or liquid foundation brush is priced at A$200.

La Mer

The luxury skincare brand La Mer, produces a high-end cosmetics line based on the same cell-renewing formula found within the brand’s restorative skincare products. Discovered after La Mer founder Dr Max Huber suffered burns in a lab accident, the formula is created by putting sea kelp and other pure ingredients through a unique fermentation process. La Mer prices reflect the rare ingredients, with a A$200 Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, a A$175 sheer pressed powder and a A$125 foundation brush.

La Mer


French cosmetics, perfume and skincare house, Guerlain is best known for their luxurious and expensive lipstick range. Founded in Paris in 1828 by the perfumer Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain, the company invented the iconic Ne m’Oubliez Pas lipstick in 1870. Currently, Guerlain’s signature lipstick is the customisable Rouge G de Guerlain. Sold with a unique case designed by Lorenz Bäumer, the lipstick is priced at A$400. Guerlain’s beauty range also includes a full line of face and eye cosmetics, as well as skincare and makeup application tools.

Giorgio Armani Beauty

The Italian fashion house’s high-end beauty line produces a full range of fragrance, skincare and makeup products. The beauty brand partnered with L’Oreal in 1988, and since then, L’Oreal has been responsible for developing and marketing Armani Beauty products. The cosmetics range makes the company one of the most expensive beauty brands in the world. Some of the most popular and expensive products include the A$179 Armani Beauty powder makeup brush made with natural goat hairs, the A$275 50ml Crema Nuda tinted moisturiser and the indulgent A$1269 bento box lipstick kit.

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