Thursday, February 2, 2012

How much is my face worth?!

I was recently browsing some blogs and I came across what I thought was a really interesting post. Basically, the idea was to take a look at the specific makeup products that I use on a daily basis and list the names along with the retail values of each item. This fascinated me so much because I don't think we realize how much we truly spend on makeup. I know that I have many products that are rather expensive, but I have never broken down the price of each individual item and totaled them up to see how much my everyday routine is worth. With that being said, here is a list all of all the products that make up my daily routine!

Facial Products
Prime Time Foundation Primer - $22
Physicians Formula Bronze Booster - $15
Make Up Forever Powder Foundation - $32
Make Up Forever HD Foundation - $40
Make Up Forever Concealer - $30
Bare Minerals Bisque Concealer - $18
Total - $157
Cheek Products
Milani Luminoso Baked Blush - $8
NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder - $34
NARS Albatross Highlighting Powder - $28
Total - $70
Eye Products
Maybelline XXL Pro Mascara - $9
Urban Decay Naked Palette - $50
Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner - $20
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner - $7
Bare Minerals Eyebrow Enhancer - $11
Stila Kitten Eyeshadow - $18
Urban Decay Primer Potion - $20
Bobbi Brown Corrector - $22
Total - $157
Lip Products
Nivea Milk & Honey Moisturizer - $3
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish (Samantha) - $18
Total - $21

Overall Total = $405

To be completely honest, I am very relieved! I was expecting the total price to be well over $500, though the actual cost isn't very far off. Although this is a lot of makeup, this doesn't even begin to touch upon what's inside of my train case. I have so many products that I don't use everyday, but that I still keep at my disposal for special events or for when I simply want to change my look up a bit. If I were to add up all of the makeup that I had in total, I think I would be slightly afraid to see the final price of everything, so I think I'll steer away from doing so!

How much do you spend on makeup?
Do you think that it's worth it?

58 comments:

  1. Do you use all those foundations/concealers at the same time? I should do this! but I only use like 5-6 things total daily! Probably worth $80 total. I guess it's different because I don't really use eyeshadow daily! haha I feel like we need to go makeup shopping soon

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    1. Haha I absolutely do :D I am slightly obsessed! And I think it would be better if I used less things, as it wouldn't be nearly as pricey :/

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  2. I'm dying to get that physicians formula bronzer!!! and i love the blush with the little pink hearts in it!!! they dont have it in the UK though so im a constant hunt to try and find one!!


    Love this post xxx

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    1. Ah the happy booster one? Yes they are so awesome! And thank you!

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  3. Woah. I should try this too and make it as a blog post just to see how much my face routine is worth. nice post! ;)

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    1. Totally do it! I'd love to read :)

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  4. I am in love with the urban decay primer potion! really great post x

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  5. This is interesting..I never count my makeup/skincare products..he5

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  6. Woah, that is an expensive face lol....I recently switrched from UDPP to Too faced....UDPP is so much better :( .......Love Nars products too!

    Great blog....following you too hun!

    www.dashysassy.com

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    1. I agree! I only use the Too Faced Glitter Glue if I use super thick glittery eyeshadows!

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  7. hehe I've been having the same thought, but never wanted to know how much money is in the face. i don't want to know i think....//Azure

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    1. Haha yes it's quite the eye opener!

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  8. Is the maybelline mascara good? Tempted to try a new mascara soon. Love this post! whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Ah yes the mascara is amazing! Best I have ever tried!

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  9. wow! i'm sort of afraid to try this lol. i wouldn't say its absolutely necessary but i think if you love beauty products like us it is worth it :) xx

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    1. Haha yes and it's kind of fun to see what makeup people use! xoxo

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  10. wow you have expensive taste haha. I need to try the makeup forever products. I don't think we have them in the UK :/
    thanks for your follow and comment, Im following you too hun <3\
    xx

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    1. Thank you! And yes they are truly amazing!

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  11. this is probably my favorite post I've read! I'm thinking of posting the same and seeing how much it is for mine! thanks for the idea and the great post. xx!

    http://www.bowsbootsandburch.blogspot.com/

    -Callie

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  12. this is such a great idea hun.
    spending on makeup products is one of the guiltiest pleasures for us girls and i, for one, cringe just at the thought of adding up just exactly how much i spend..

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    1. Haha absolutely! But it's so worth it!

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  13. lovely post, really want to try the make up forever hd foundation! x

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    1. It's so amazing! Really makes your skin look flawless!

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  14. Great idea!
    If we also consider facial cleansers, scrubs, moisturizers, masks... the price will be increased

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    1. Yes! This is true, I can't even begin to think how much that would all cost :/

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  15. Love these posts, really want to try that foundation! xx

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    1. Try it! It's the best foundation I have tried yet.

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  16. Wow! amazing post! i dont wear lots of make up but i should put together something similar together. How much is my manicure worth?! lol

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  17. What a great post I am going to do this once I get a little more time. I am curious to see how much my face cost!!

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  18. I absolutely love all these products with a passion. But i do have a question...
    Can you get the Make Up Forever HD Foundation in the uk?

    Love this post xoxo

    http://shugahlicious-shug.blogspot.com/

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    1. I just Googled it and it says that they are available in some locations in London, but I guess it would really depend on where you live. You might be able to find a site that ships internationally and order it through them though!

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  19. To be honest, I never count my skincare/make-up products... Have to do it eheh :)

    Following you dear, great blog!

    xoxo

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  20. I think I might do this now I've switched from a Chanel foundation to a high street one! I tagged you in my 11 Questions post lovely xx

    http://krystyna-x.blogspot.com/2012/02/11-questions-tag.html

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  21. This is an interesting post, I'm afraid to total up my face, but I'm sure it's not as much as yours! you have great makeup. I tend to keep the pricier makeup for weekend and special events. During the day i usually use drugstore makeup since I'm home often, unless I go to the mall I pack on the pricier look. lol
    Thanks for following,l you have a great blog, following back =D

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    1. Haha yeah I try not to waste mine on everyday occasions! And thank you so much :)

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  22. This is such a great idea, I can't wait to do this!

    p.s. so glad that you came across my blog, because now I get to follow your blog which is SO USEFUL and AMAZING!

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  23. This is a fab post, but i think I'm too scared to add up the cost of all my make up! Lol. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, am now following you too. xx

    http://thebeautyoflouise.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm loving your blog, I think I'm your newest follower!:) Would you say your Bobbi Brown corrector is the best thing you can get for under eye circles? I'm looking everywhere for the best one!:) Thank you:)x

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    1. Thank you! I think I'm going to do a post about the under eye concealer. I never realized how much of a difference it made to conceal under eye circles until I got this concealer. Honestly, the only concealer I have tried is this one but it is seriously amazing. A little pricey but the formula is so thick and smooth that it works perfectly to blend with your regular foundation. Just make sure that you get it a shad or two lighter than your skin tone so it can brighten up your complexion. I will let you know when I post before/after pictures of the concealer!

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    2. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and for following me!:) If you could do a post about under eye concealers that would be amazing!! I'll keep checking your blog and it would be amazing if you could let me know!xoxo

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    3. Sure, no problem! I have been meaning to write one, so now I have a reason :)

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  25. Wow, that's A LOT! Never thought of it like that, haha :)

    Camilla//Scent of Fashion

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  26. Wow, we might have to do this post one day! I bet mine's a lot too! Maybe more than yours. Oh lord!! :-)

    Thanks for coming over and following!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  27. What a great post idea! Bit scared to do this myself though :P Rather stay in denial :)

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  28. I'm really really desperate to try some Make Up For Ever products- they're so tricky to get where I live though! xxx

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  29. I did some quick counting and to be honest I'm shocked. Since most of my make-up is from Chanel, YSL and Dior the total amount is probably over 1000. But it's totally worth it!

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