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Azature Black Diamond Nail Polish Sells for $250,000, Plus the 5 Most Expensive Cosmetic Items



If you were one of those who purchased Amanda Seyfried's favorite $13,000 moisturizer, then here's another treat that may tickle your fancy.

Satisfy your excessive taste with the world's most expensive nail polish. The luxury lacquer contained with 267-carat of black diamonds, is priced at a whopping $250,000. Los Angeles-based high-end jeweler Azature, also known as the "king of black diamonds", is the creator behind the sparkly paint.

Only one bottle will be produced ($250,000 nail polish doesn't exactly sell by the dozen) but a budget friendly 0.5oz version containing a single black diamond will sell for $25 starting late August. This version will brush on black with a glittery shine. The lower-priced polish will be sold exclusively in Fred Segal stores throughout Los Angeles.

The lacquer is specially made for those who believe price is no object, "Assuring that the woman who wears it really is the chicest of them all." Azature believes that black diamond is the "ultimate fine jewel." He explained, "One day I thought, 'why not showcase this style on nails?' So I developed a Black Diamond Nail Polish with the same attention and quality as my jewelry in order to preserve the elegance of the black diamond."

Azature breaks the record beating out Models Own's gold nail polish which sold at $130,740 a bottle.

Check out 5 other ridiculously priced beauty products.

Price: $130,740
Now the second most expensive nail polish in the world, the Gold Rush nail polish by Models Own is made out of actual gold. The bottle features a hand-crafted gold lid and a cap adorned with over 1000 diamonds.

Price: $13,000
The Japanese brand, Cle de Peau Beaute, is releasing a limited edition moisturizer, La Crème, which is priced at $13,000 for a 50-gram jar (that's not even 2 ounces). Boasting to be more expensive than gold, it is believed to be the most expensive moisturizer in the world. The moisturizer will be encased in 30 layers of crystal and will be contained in handmade jars topped with three platinum rings. Only three jars of the crème will be sold.

Price: $589
The Swarovski crystal encrusted cased mascara was offered for a limited time as part of H. Couture Beauty's Socialite Collection. Claiming to be smudge proof and water based the mascara was priced at $589. The case was adorned with 1,000 hand set Swarovski crystals and topped with an 18k gold plated cap. At least with this product you got a bang for your buck. The nearly $600 mascara came along with a lifetime supply of refillable tubes.

Price: $62,000
The lipstick from French cosmetics house Guerlain is encased in a 110 gram, 18 karat gold tube coated with 199 conflict free diamonds weighing 2.2 carats, rubies and emeralds. A purchase of this expensive lipstick includes a custom made shade, lip brush, a carrying case, and a personal appointment with Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain's artistic director. Is that all worth $62,000?

Price: $1,350
You never want to skimp on false lashes, cheap ones look, well, cheap. But would you pay almost $1400 for your lashes? Kre At created 18 karat gold and diamond eyelashes priced at $1,350 - approximately $700 per eye. The dazzling lashes are exclusively available at Barneys New York Store on order.


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Aug 03, 2012 06:27 PM EDT