March 28, 2016

How much does my face cost?


When it comes to spending money, I probably spend the most on make-up. It seems like I always have a Sephora, Ulta, or Ebay order on the way! So when I saw this tag doing the rounds on various blogs, I was curious and a little apprehensive as to how much my average make-up routine costs.

I tend to switch up the products I use often, especially lipsticks and eye products, but these are the products I use the most often. I also get a lot of my high-end products on sale or on discount websites so the price listed is often not the price I paid! I’ll also do a mini review/description of my favorite products and how I like to use them day-to-day, so this post will double as an everyday make-up update!


This gel-based foundation gives a glowy finish and is full-coverage. I use it almost every day! Full review here.


This is my favorite concealer to use under the eyes as it’s a bit lighter than my natural skin tone and it has light-reflecting pigments in it. The coverage isn’t very high so if I’m especially tired or I have blemishes I don’t use this.


I use this bronzer mostly to contour. It is a warm-toned golden brown with a small amount of gold shimmer in it.


Moonstone is my absolute FAVORITE highlighter! The pale gold is very flattering on my skin tone and I use this more than I use any other highlighter. Full review and swatches here.


I received this as a gift so I didn’t purchase it, but I love the bright pink color for spring. Because my highlighter and bronzer have shimmer, I like that this is a matte blush.

Max Studio Brow Book: $5.00 (not available online but I’m estimating the price)

I like the pencil, powder, gel, and highlight in here for shaping and filling in my brows. It’s a great product so if you find it I suggest you try it out!


Here’s where it gets tricky. I tend to switch up my eyeshadows daily. Sometimes I use palettes and sometimes I use duos, quads, or singles. This palette has been my favorite this month and the price point is probably near the average of the prices of the other eyeshadows I use. My full review and swatches of this palette are here!


Eyeliner is also something I like to change and play around with, but it’s safe to say that this one is my favorite. It’s a great creamy formula that I like to use on the upper lash line.


This shimmery champagne shade is perfect for the lower lash line. I use this every day!


For length and curl, I love this mascara. The price is good, too!


The lipsticks and glosses I use get changed around incredibly often, but this nude is one that I reach for often. A lot of my other favorite products are around this price, as well, so I thought this was a good choice to include!

An * means I didn’t pay full price for the product

And the total (which I’m afraid to add up) is…$216.67! Because I didn’t pay full price for a lot of these products I’d estimate the real price around $140.00--$160.00 but still, that is way more than I thought. I’m pretty frugal when I’m purchasing anything but make-up. I think I need to go on a spending ban!

This was fun and mildly horrifying but I hope you enjoyed this post and seeing my updated every day make-up routine!  

How much do you think your “face” costs? Do you have a primarily high-end or drugstore routine?

 Xx Katie

10 comments:

  1. Hey Katie, this is an interesting post, I think I might have to sit down and work out my cost!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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  2. I honestly don't want to think about how much my face comes too, im pretty sure I would be horrified by the price! lol

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. I was scared to do this for just that reason!

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  3. 216?! Wow, that quite much, but of course, you use some gorgeous stuff!!!

    Your blog is pretty cool! Would be so happy if you could follow each other :)
    xoxo, Colli
    tobeyoutiful

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  4. I'm scared to add mine up! I feel like I use a good mix too but like you I'm frugal when it comes to other purchases but not makeup!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  5. Ohh I have never seen a post like this before. I don't think I want to add mine up haha I really don't what to know I would rather stay in denial :p

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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  6. This post was super interesting! After reading lots of different beauty blogs I don't think I've ever seen this kind of post before. I'm afraid to even think what my face would cost! Oh my :D

    ♥: Jasmin N | littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    1. Thank you! It's really scary, my makeup costs more than my college textbooks and that's saying something haha

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  7. Im a bit too scared to add mine up!! Love this post!

    Darriyan xx | darriyancateland.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the pic! First time I've seen a post like this and it's quite interesting. I'm afraid to add up mine...Lol
    Great post!

    http://facetocurls.com/

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