Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What does my face cost? Tag!

My Daily Face Costs WHAT?

I've seen this tag around a few different times and through both blogs and YouTube, so I decided it would be a fun one to do and share with you!  Although I wasn't personally tagged to do this, many tag posts/videos tag anyone to do it so I'm joining in on the fun anyway!  If you like this kind of thing, please do a post/video and let me know in the comments what the link to it is!

How much my full face of everyday makeup costs is something I've never really put much thought into.  I know approximately how much each product I own cost me, but never really thought about combining them all and seeing what the damage would be if I had to go repurchase each item.

Without further ado, here it is!  My full face of makeup that I wear on the daily unless I decide to change things up a bit and add a little more to the mix.

I have featured the products with green text in either a review or other random post and have linked that post to the text if you are interested in learning more about them!

First things first.  Before applying anything to my face, I make sure it is clean and moisturized.

Next, if I'm having a "good skin day" I use just a tinted moisturizer to even out my skin tone.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer in Fair to Light 20 - $10.99
Real Techniques Buffing Brush - (part of the Core Collection sold for $21.95)

Next I conceal the dark circles under my eyes and any scars/blemishes that are still standing out through the tinted moisturizer.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Nude - $7.99
NYC Cover Stick in Light - $1.99

Finally, I set my face makeup with a pressed translucent powder.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent - $4.99
Shany Cosmetics Face Brush - (part of a set sold on Amazon for $12.99)

I add a little bit of warmth to my face with a bronzer.

E.L.F. Cosmetics Contouring Blush & Bronzer - $3
Coastal Scents Angled Blush Brush with Natural Bristles - $4.95

I sweep on a touch of blush to the apples of my cheeks for a healthy glow.

Real Techniques Contour Brush - (part of the Core Collection sold for $21.95)

Lastly, I fill in my brows with a brush and an eyeshadow just a touch.  I actually didn't used to do this until recently and now can't imagine a my face looking right unless I fill in my brows.  I tight line (apply eyeliner to the inner rim of my upper lids) with a black eyeliner, curl my lashes, and apply mascara to the top lashes.  I finish off the look with either a lip gloss or a fun lip if I'm in the mood.

Ulta Eyeshadow in Sable - $4
Real Techniques Brow Brush - (part of the Starter Set sold for $17.99)
NYC Eyeliner Duet in Islands in the Stream - $1.99
Sally Hansen Eyelash Curler - $5

And the numbers are in!  If my math is correct (and with me you never know), the grand total of my everyday face makeup if I had to go out and buy it all again would come top $202.74!!  I sure am glad that I don't have to go spend that all at once.  Luckily for me, quite a few of these products (particularly the more pricey ones) were actually gifts that I specifically asked for in the hopes of not having to spend money on them myself!  :D

I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to let me know if you do this tag!  I tag each and every one of you to pull out all of your everyday makeup items and see how much your face is worth!


  1. Wow thats a really interesting way to look at it! I'm almost afraid to calculate mine. Great post!

    xx Christal xx

    1. It was really fun to do! It's a little daunting to think there's so much money invested into an everyday look, but it really adds up! I was amazed at everything I use when I really laid it out! :D

  2. I have always wanted to do one of these, maybe this weekend.. but I think I might pass out if I see the total! You did pretty well considering the amount of product/tools you use!

    1. It was really fun to do! You should do it! I think these posts are fun to read and I find that if someone wears a product everyday, it must be a good product! :D

  3. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you so much for following my blog!! I did this post awhile ago and came up with a number around $250 I think hahahahah... it's a big wakeup call but it really makes you appreciate all you have, huh? :)


    1. Thanks for the comment! I'm looking forward to keeping up with your posts! This post definitely made me appreciate all that I've been given or that I've earned myself :)

  4. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!


    Just started following you :)

    1. Thank you! I will return the follow and check out your blog :D

  5. I enjoyed this post!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading! :D