8 Apr 2017

What Is Your Makeup Worth?

For several years I've been trying (& failing) to cut down my makeup collection. I am finally getting to grips with only buying what I really need and using a variety of products to use extras up. The other day I was watching a Youtube beauty blogger's tutorial on a 'high-end makeup look' and it made me wonder how much we can spend on just makeup alone.

So, I decided to calculate how much my everyday face costs me. I am a drugstore makeup gal 95% of the time, so what you'll see here is perhaps one of the lowest priced makeup bags. However, I wonder how much other peoples makeup is worth, especially if you buy designer and high-end makeup! Even though I know that I spend less on my makeup, I still think it is worth re-evaluating what I have in my makeup bag and seeing how I can save a couple of extra pennies here and there.

Anyway, without further ado, here is what I put on my face for an everyday look and how much it costs!

Everyday Makeup

Revlon Colour Stay Foundation (250 Fresh Beige)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (20 Sand)
Bourgois Healthy Balance Powder (53 Beige)
Rimmel Natural Bronzer (22 Sun Bronze)
Max Factor Creme Puff Blusher (30 Gorgeous Berries)
Body Shop Brow and Liner Palette (03 Brown and Black)
Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara (Very Black)
GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick (13 Cinnamon)
Body Shop Lip Liner (02 Beech)

TOTAL: £76.93

Okay, so I think this is completely reasonable. I have nine items which makes each product about £8.50 each. In terms of cost per wear, I think I get at least 6-12 months wear out of most of these products, given that mascara expires after six months and powders seem to last forever! 

However, if I were to add up the cost of all of the makeup I owned, I'd be probably be at or over the £200 mark. Thinking about it, it is a bit ridiculous. I don't need all that makeup at one time. I mean, I have one face and I don't even wear makeup everyday! 

I think this was a real eye opener in terms of looking at what I use all the time, what I would like to have and what I don't actually need. I could be saving so much money and put it to better use!

Ever wondered how much your makeup is worth?


  1. Loved this! I'm curios how much my makeup is worth lol!


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