A 14K Gold Razor and 9 Other Ridiculously Expensive (But Cool) Beauty Products

A beauty addict's wish list is often divided into three categories: inexpensive items to buy in bulk, more costly investments to purchase in moderation in lieu of a dinner out or a pair of shoes, and never-ever products that are so utterly expensive that their price tag causes the heart to skip a beat. Somewhere between the latter two categories lie the following ten products, which cost two arms and a leg but are just so innovative and intriguing, the price just may be worth it. From diamond cream to a golden razor, read on for ten items you could purchase instead of renewing your Vogue subscription — or paying your rent.


Golden Razor

Shaving is one of life’s least glamorous chores, but a 14-karat golden razor would undoubtedly spice up the process.

Oui Shave 14k Golden Razor, $65, Oui Shave

Diamond Serum

Most 20-somethings can barely afford a half-carat diamond to accent a simple chain necklace, let alone a gem-infused serum to massage into their skin. Chock full of hyaluronic acid for hydration and diamond powder for brightening, 111SKIN’s Celestial Black Diamond Serum may just be what you purchase when you tire of five-carat diamond-laden necklaces.

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Serum, $655, Net-a-Porter

Luxurious Facial Brushes

For those to whom a makeup brush isn’t just a makeup brush, this set of Artis Fluenta brushes are the pinnacle of grandeur. Plush CosmeFibre bristles and a velvet-lined storage box increase the covetability factor.

Artis Fluenta 5 Brush Set, $210, Neiman Marcus

Anti-Aging Pillowcases

Thanks to an infusion of anti-aging copper oxide, Iluminage’s Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcases are the next big treatment for youthful skin if you care to set aside $99.

Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcases (Set Of 2), $99, Neiman Marcus

Gold Cream

If a gold necklace or set of stacking rings simply doesn’t provide enough bling for your taste, there is always Chantecaille’s Nano Gold Energizing Cream, which contains 24-karat gold, silk, and peptides for the ultimate self-pampering experience.

Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Cream, $420, Nordstrom

Truffle Hair Conditioner

Vitamin E, lavender, and oats add extra oomph to Philip B’s conditioner, but it is the rare white truffle which lends the product its opulence — and its price tag.

Philip B White Truffle Nourishing And Conditioning Creme, $84, N ordstrom

Crystal-Encrusted Tweezers

For the woman who wishes to transform eyebrow grooming into a regal experience, there is a pair of Tweezerman’s glamorous Crystal Slant Tweezers, which look like they belong on Marilyn Monroe’s vanity.

Tweezerman Luxe Edition Crystal Slant Tweezers, $100, Neiman Marcus

Silicone Toothbrush

$199 may be a hefty sum to pay for a toothbrush, but Foreo’s silicone Issa provides whitening action, deep cleansing and a maneuverable head. Plus, the avant-garde shape and playful shades will turn your bathroom counter into a work of art.

Foreo Issa Toothbrush, $199, Sephora

Contouring Face Cream

Cle de Peau’s exorbitant, indulgent Synactif Cream claims to tone and contour the skin in addition to providing moisture, but for $1,000, I would hope it possesses the power to grant wishes as well.

Cle de Peau Synactif Cream, $1000, N eiman Marcus

Caviar Skin Cream

If you ever harbored curiosity about the actual expense of caviar, La Prairie’s White Caviar Illuminating Cream is proof positive that the much-adored treat is exactly as costly as it is advertised. For $485, I dearly hope the cream actually does lighten and brighten its consumers’ complexions as promised.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Cream, $520,