How Much Is My Face Worth?

Buying makeup is an expensive necessity for most of us, but how much money are we really spending on our face?

Well, after seeing this tag covered by many of my favourite beauty bloggers and feeling particularly inspired by Subtle Coral’s version, I decided to give it a go!

So I began  the rather scary task of finding out how much my daily makeup routine was costing me!  I’m rather glad this didn’t count my shameful and ever-growing makeup collection, because the results of this were pretty eye-opening! I also didn’t include skincare or makeup tools so my total is purely for the makeup products I would use on a day to day basis!

The  products in this post are what I would normally use for glamorous (but not ott) everyday makeup. Though I must admit this makeup look is for the (sometimes rare) times when I listen to the alarm clock and get up early enough to put my full ‘face’ on!

So here it goes…

All my Makeup!

All my daily makeup!

Face Products

My Face Makeup!

Daily Face Makeup!

Smashbox Photo Finish More than Primer Blemish Control- £28.00

Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation in shade 3-  £27.50

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder- £6.99

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Shade 006 warm beige- £3.99

Collection Lasting Perfect Concealer in Shade 3 Medium £4.19

Sleek Blush in shade Rose Gold- £4.49

Total: £75.16

Eye Products

Daily eye makeup!

Daily Eye Makeup!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (comes free with Urban Decay naked palette)

Urban Decay Original Naked Eyeshadow Palette £37.00

Loreal Volume Million Excess Mascara in Black £10.99

Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara in Black £6.99 (yes I feel I must use two mascaras…)

HD Brow Palette in Vamp £19.96

Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in shade 061 Jet Black £2.99

Barry M Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black- £5.49

Total: £83.42

Lip products

Daily lip products!

Daily Lip Products!

Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm in Peach Kiss £2.99

Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Lip Plumper £6.39

 Total: £9.38

Grand Total: £167.96

My £166 Face!

My £167.96 Face!

Although my total is pretty terrifying. These products will (hopefully) last me a very long time so I should get my money’s worth! Also, the prices listed are at the standard RRP and I know I will have taken advantage of some store deals to get some of my products for cheaper than their full price!

I tag these bloggers and all you other lovely people to work out how much your face is worth! :

  1. Lisa from http://lisabella-x.blogspot.co.uk
  2. Shay from http://www.whatsontheblog.co.uk
  3. Martyne from http://www.goingtheextrastyle.com
  4. Gabriella from http://brightongirlblogger.com
  5. Scarlett from http://scarlettlondon.com
  6. Kate from http://www.prettylittleus.com

£15 Christmas Party Makeup Look!

I challenged myself to buy all the makeup needed to create a gorgeous Christmas party look…for just £15!

This wasn’t an easy task and I spent a long time browsing the beauty shelves to choose products that I could also use for all my winter nights out!

In total I spent £14.27 and took advantage of Superdrug’s 3 for 2 offer on all makeup where I purchased all the products used to be able to meet my target!

I bought the MUA powder on another day also in Superdrug to bring my total to just under £15!

I was really impressed with all the makeup I used- especially the MUA eyeshadows which were beautiful colours, easy to apply and packed with glitter for the perfect Christmas makeover!

It just shows you don’t need to spend a fortune on makeup to look a million dollars!

See the receipts below for full prices and savings!

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Here are the products I used to create my cheap but chic look:

1) Foundation:  Miss Sporty So Matte Perfect Stay Foundation in Shade 003 Medium.

Price: £3.49 GBP

2) Eyeshadows:  MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Glitter Ball. 

Price: £4.00 GBP

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3) Eye Liner:  Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in 061 Jet Black. 

Price: £2.99 GBP

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4) Mascara:  MUA Mega Volume Mascara in Black. 

Price: £3.00 GBP

5) Bronzer:  Collection Shimmering Glow Powder in 5 Sunkissed. 

Price: £2.79 GBP

6) Lipstick:  NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Shade 441 Traffic Jam.

Price: £1.99 GBP

7) Powder:  MUA Pressed Powder in Shade 4.

Price: £1.00 GBP

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Check out my video below to see how to use all these products to create a glittery and glamorous full Christmas Party Makeup look for just £15!

The Completed Look!

The Completed Look!