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.
*Nars Bronzer in Laguna: $39.00
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.
*Mary Kay blush in Pink Sapphire: $19.97
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!
Maybelline Colossal mascara: $5.71
For length and curl, I love this mascara. The price is good, too!
MAC lipstick in Honey Love: $17.00
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?