Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How much is your face worth?

I saw this tag floating about the beauty community, and although i'm a bit scared to see the grand total of how much i spend on my everyday makeup, i thought i'd do it!  Many of you will probably think this is an excessive amount of makeup for one to put on on a daily basis, but... yeah, i can't really think of an excuse to put here. :P  I do feel more confident & just better about myself after i've put some slap on, so i don't mind spending a little bit more money & time on doing so.

The only part of my routine that stays the consistent day-to-day is the 'base' category, with foundation & such.  Other than that, i wear more or less makeup & use different products in the other categories depending on my mood/what i'm doing that day.  The products included in this post are what i use on an average day & they make up a look that i've been wearing often recently.

Hope this is interesting to you ladies, i will now hold my breath while i add up the cost of everything! :O


Bare Minerals Prime Time - $21
Benefit Erase Paste - $26
MAC Studio Finish concealer - $16.50
Bare Minerals Original Foundation - $25
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil - $19

Bare Minerals Warmth All-Over Face Color - $18
Sleek Contour Kit - $10
Clinique Powder Blush in New Clover - free sample size with purchase so i'm not counting it :)

Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde -  $6.48
Too Faced Shadow Insurance - $18
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow in RSVP - $19
GOSH Quad in Driftwood - £7.99, about $13
GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner in Black Ink - free with purchase of the quad :)
Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black - $15
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara - $5.84

Carmex - about $1
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Born With It - $4.97


Well, that is slightly appalling isn't it?!  To be fair, each of the products do last quite a while and i believe i get my money's worth out of them... Anyway, it's how i choose to spend my hard-earned cash.  Consumerism ftw. ;)


  1. Haha well if it makes you feel any better, I've seen way more :) haha

  2. This is such a great tag! I might do it sometime soon! :) Higher quality products do last longer though because you generally don't have to use as much and they're also better for your skin :)

    Gem x

  3. I love this tag, I'm so nosey so I love to see what others use! I'm too scared to do this myself.. I'm sure the price is shocking


  4. Woww, that is a lot of money, although i expect my total would come to that too haha!:P I might do this tag soon!:) xx

  5. well, you've got an expensive face my dear! <3 hahah. i'd imagine that mine (or most girls on these blogs) would ammount up to around the same though! I really do love this tag, like Charlotte said above I'm nosey and like to see what others are using!

  6. This was really interesting. I have never thought of it like that.

    You have a wonderful blog by the way, I will definitly be checking back to read more of your posts! Good luck with it (although I am sure you don't need it).

    All the best,

  7. I don't think mine's too much - but I love investing in make-up definitely,

    Rosie x