Monday, 16 July 2012

How much does your face cost?

[Incase you care: Long time, no post. Sorry, I'm a week or so into a month of holidaying and have been pretty rubbish and getting onto here. I have a couple of posts written up so will be trying to post them at least once a week]

I remember reading a few of these posts perhaps a year or so ago and thought they were interesting. Now that I am into this whole blogging thing, I thought I'd give it a whirl...

-Primer: Benefit Porefessional: £2*
-Foundation: Revlon Photoready, £12.99
-Concealer: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer: £4.29
-Bronzer/highlighter: Sleek Contour Kit: £6.49
-Blush: Nars Gaiety £21.00
-Powder: Natural Collection Pressed Powder: £1.99
-Lipstick: Topshop Lipstick in Crystal: £9

-Primer: MUA Eyelid primer: £2.50
-Eyeshadows: Naked Palette and Naked 2:  £35 & £36: £71
-Eyebrows: Illamasqua Brow Cake: £14
-Eyeliner: Maybelline Gel Liner: £7.99
-Eyeliner: Look Beauty Eye Brightener: £2
-Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Drama: £12.95**
-Mascara 2: Bourjois Coup de Theatre: £9.49
Total: £177.69


-Real Techniques Buffing, Concealer and Contour brush from the Core Collection: £21.99
-MAC 239: £19
-MAC 217: £16
-MAC 210: £16
-No. 7 Concealer Brush: £7.25
-Eco Tools Powder Brush & Angled Liner Brush (from set) : £15.99
-No. 7 Smokey Eye Brush: £7
-No. 7 Brow Brush: £1.50***
Total: £104.73
Combined total: £282.42

I can't say I'm surprised by this number because I do sometimes get the nagging feeling that I've spent a sickening amount of money on makeup. It's also worrying that this is a small percentage of the makeup I own. However, I don't think it's TOO terrible. The brushes will last me years, and I see them as investments. Some of the makeup products, like the Naked palettes will also last me a long time. My Illamasqua Brow Cake doesn't look like it's been touched and I've been using it everyday for six months, so it's with me for the long haul! Some of these items will last me years, and some a couple of months. So I'll do some random maths in my head and say that this £280= a year's worth of makeup. £280 seems like a reasonable (low) amount to spend on makeup in a year. HAS MY MIND BEEN WARPED? In a dream world, I would cut down my makeup to maybe twenty essential items. But that's not going to happen. 

How much does your 'face' cost?

*Free in Glamour magazine
**Sample in Glossybox, this is the price I paid for the box
***Bought from the reduced section in Boots, I think it may be discontinued or different now as I cannot find it online


  1. Oooh I think I'll do this tag...I'm terrified of the result I'm going to get though!xxx

    1. Do it :) but maybe be prepared for terrifying results?x

  2. Great Post:) I may do this tag myself soon, though I will be worried to see how much money I'm spending on my makeup xxx

    1. Thanks. Haha, sometimes it's better to just live in denial! X

  3. I don't think I'd want to know the cost of mine haha. Great post though xx

  4. I'm scared to do this, I don't want to know the price of mine haha

    1. Haha, it's slightly worrying isnt it? X

  5. Great post! The naked palettes are amazing!

    1. Thanks. And yeah, I don't know what I (well.. My eyes) would do without them! X

  6. oh man, i've actually thought about this and i'm scared to find out. i know it's over a grand, but i've spent a lot of years collecting makeup. if it's something you love, then i don't think it's a waste haha

    1. So true. People have different hobbies. People spend thousands of pounds on cars/motorbikes etc so it's pretty tame really ;) x

  7. I love this post, tempted to do one myself but am scared about how much it will amount to :s I really want that Nars blush! xx

    1. It is a bit scary! And I looove the NARS blues, definitely worth it in my opinion :) x

  8. This is a great idea! I will definitely do it at some point!
    By the way, I tagged you in my 8 most worn things tag!
    I really hope you can do it :]

    1. Do it :) and thanks, I think I'm definitely going to do that. Seems interesting! X

  9. Great blog, I am now following!
    Katie xx

    Dreaming of Forever.

    1. Tank you so much. Sorry it's taken me ages to reply, I'm on holiday without a very good Internet connection. I look forward to checking out your blog! X


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