Monday, 4 February 2013

How much is my face worth?

I love makeup- from the range of colours and textures to its instantly transformative effects- yet, it's a subject that I rarely blog about and part of the reason for this is my lack of confidence with photography. In an attempt to rectify this, I've decided to introduce Makeup Mondays. It's not to say that I won't blog about makeup on other days of the week but for the foreseeable future, you can expect a makeup post every Monday- which I hope will help to brighten the first day of the week!

For the first post, I thought it would be fun to do the How Much Is My Face Worth tag which I spotted over on Discovering Beauty (click here to read her post). These are the makeup products that I'm currently reaching for on an everyday basis:


Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in shade 118, £29.95 (although it's difficult to find this brand in the UK, I've been impressed with the service from Precious About Makeup.com)
 
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Concealer in shade Light 16, approx. £15.92 (I don't believe that this is available in the UK. I purchased this in the USA for $25)
 
Liz Earle Light Reflecting Concealer in shade 02 medium (used for undereyes), £15.50

NYX Cosmetics Stick Blush in Tea Rose, £5.50

NARS Laguna Bronzer, £26
 
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter, £24.50

Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in Taupe, £32

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, £15
 
MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study, £14.50

NARS Larger Than Life Long-wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto (black), £19
 
Physician's Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara, approx. £6.33 (Again, I don't believe that this is available in the UK. I purchased this in the USA for $9.95)

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey, £7.99
 
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, £19.50
 
 
Total= £231.69
 
 
I have to admit to being a little shocked at the total figure, particularly as I'd been feeling really happy about the mix of high-end and drugstore brands that have become incorporated into my routine. Whilst some of these products have been purchased as part of an offer, I'm conscious that the figure could easily have been higher- for example, it's only in the last month or so that I swapped my MAC Crème Blusher for the NYX one.
Although the figure is high, I'd say that these products give a good reflection of how I purchase makeup. I'm happy to invest in high-end base products and make savings by opting for drugstore lip products and mascaras. What's more, I don't feel TOO guilty because I know that these products are being put to use every day and not simply sitting in my makeup collection.

How does your everyday makeup compare? I'd love to hear your thoughts, both on this post and on the introduction of Makeup Mondays.
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