17/06/2017

♥ How Much Is My Face Worth? ♥


The moment I realised that my money doesn't just disappear: it's all on my face.

I think I've seen this type of post around the blogosphere in the past, and I've recently decided to give it a go! Let's figure out how much money's worth of products I generally apply on my face. I decided to do the test with my everyday makeup, and purposely only used products that are in my daily routine. There's a mix of drugstore and high-end makeup, that I'll list below.
Let's jump in and count the £££...


For my everyday looks, I tend to go for simple makeup, warm pink tones and, as usual, no contouring or bronzer and all that. All the products I use have stood the test of time and I'd highly recommend them.

FACE AND LIPS


Since February I have been using the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation all over my face. It is great at covering imperfections and gives a very natural finish. (read my review of the foundation here) I am sure this foundation would suit most skins, dry as well as combination or oily. Under my eyes, I used a tiny bit of the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, which has a great coverage - even though my current shade is way too dark for me! To set it, I use the Rimmer Stay Matte powder, which has been a firm favourite for years now. Cheap and cheerful!
On my cheeks, I've used a sparkly coral blusher from Beauty UKBlush & Brush in the shade n.3 Upper East Side. That's my go-to shade for warm looks. Under my brows and on my cheekbones, I added some highlight, using a Sephora eyeshadow. It came in a birthday present from the brand, and this shade is the perfect beige tone to use as highlighter, and it has a slight gold shimmer to it.

On my lips, I went for a light lip with MAC Fast Play. It's my favourite pinky nude shade in the amplified finish, and on a day-to-day basis I've been wearing a lot of more glossy finishes recently and steered away from my mattes a little.

EYES


I like a non-fussy eye look, and the Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay is my spring and summer favourite. For this look, I've used two eyeshadows: Trick on the whole mobile lid, and Darkside in the outer corners. In the middle of the lid, I've put a touch of golden bronze eyeshadow from Nocibé, which was a present from the brand. To line my eyes, I used the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil in shade Underground, which is a cool-toned shimmery brown. I use it as eyeliner very often, and use it under the eyes as well to add to complete the look.
My mascara is the amazing Roller Lash by Benefit, which is perfect for length and separated lashes. My eyebrows are slightly brushed with my old Lash Sensational Mascara by Maybelline, as I don't fill in my eyebrows. An old mascara's just great to make them look fuller and keep them in place.

And that is my typical everyday look complete!


Now, as I am writing this I have no idea how much this makeup look is worth. I've got my calculator ready, and for reference I'll be using prices in pounds, and take the price information from the websites of the brands as often as I can for accuracy. 


Charlotte Tilbury, Magic Foundation, £30
Urban Decay, Naked Skin Concealer, £19
Rimmel, Stay Matte Powder, £3.99
Beauty UK, Blush & Brush, £2.99
Sephora, Single Eyeshadow, present
MAC, Fast Play Lipstick, £16.50
Urban Decay, Naked 3 Palette, £39.50
Nocibé, Single Eyeshadow, present
Urban Decay, 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil, £15.50
Benefit, Roller Lash Mascara, £20.50
Maybelline, Lash Sensational Mascara, £8.99
TOTAL ............ £156.97

You know what, that's actually not as bad as I thought! Of course I'm only wearing a fraction of that value on my face, but it goes to show that investing in products that you love and trust enough to use on your skin everyday is essential.
I could have saved that money, I could have gone for cheaper options for a lot of these products, but in the long run, these are well worth the price. Sure, my wallet cried a little when I splurged on the Charlotte Tilbury foundation, but I've still got a good quantity of it left and I've enjoyed using it ever since. So yes, I don't think the money's worth of makeup I apply on my face almost every day is that bad - after all, that's one of my hobbies.

So there you go, the face on these photos is worth £156.97. Figuratively speaking, of course. I hope.


How much do you think your everyday makeup is worth?
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6 comments:

  1. A little less, my current foundation is a steal from the drugstore. But I think you can´t put a price tag on having products that make you feel good and that work. Plus it isn´t that bad as you said, it is only a fraction of the price.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  2. Your skin is flawless!
    http://lionesssk.blogspot.com/

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  3. Your makeup is really pretty ! But it is clearly a lot of money !
    http://afrenchgirlsthoughts.blogspot.fr

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  4. Really interesting post! I’ve really only seen this on entertainment news. Things like, how much is Kylie Jenner’s face worth but haven’t really seen the average person do it. I think it’s a great way to see what you actually use & if it’s worth it too. Thanks for sharing!

    TFM Life & Style blog

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  5. Considering some of the total sums I've seen in the blogosphere for how much a face can be worth, you're actually going really well babe haha! Your makeup looks so beautiful and gentle.

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  6. Haha I love these kinds of posts!
    I use my Naked 3 palette so often! I never tried the Charlotte Tilbury foundation but it seems to blend flawlessly! As far as makeup costs go, this isn't that bad at all :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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