TAG: How Much Does Your Face Cost?

I recently saw this tag and today I’m going to give it a go! I’ve been a bit apprehensive because to be honest, I’m quite scared… I don’t have a “go-to” makeup look that I wear everyday, so I’ve decided to base this post on my most worn day look — which I wore to the grocery store yesterday 🙂

THE RULES: Add up the total cost of all cosmetics used to complete a typical day look, excluding skincare and brushes!

Don’t judge me…

MAC Studio Fix Powder — $27
Benefit Hoola Bronzer — $28
MAC Melba Blush — $20
Hard Candy Tiki Highlighter — $6
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer — $18
MAC Studio Finish Concealer — $15
Dermablend Setting Powder — $24
Maybelline Brow Pencil — $4
MAC Omega Eyeshadow — $12
Anastasia Brow Wiz — $21
MAC Painterly Paint Pot — $15
MAC Blanc Type — $12
MAC Soft Brown — $12
MAC Swiss Chocolate — $12
MAC All That Glitters — $12
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl — $15
Almay Liquid Liner — $7
Loreal Voluminous Mascara — $6
MAC Shy Girl Lipstick — $15
MAC Subculture Lip Liner — $15
 GRAND TOTAL =  $296  (£190)  (EUR 222)

Although it may sound like a lot, most of the products I use last for a loooooong time. My philosophy is if I use up something quickly (i.e. mascara, liquid liner) then I go for the drugstore option. I can’t imagine buying a $30 mascara every month, no matter how great it is.

On a side note, all my pricing is based on how much each item costs here in the US. I converted my total to a couple different currencies, but I know that pricing is not the same across the world. I still can’t believe how much cosmetics cost in Australia and New Zealand… insanity!!!


How much does your face cost?



One thought on “TAG: How Much Does Your Face Cost?

  1. FabulousFugle5

    What is the name of the greenish looking eyeshadow color?

  2. asianhomie101

    What a great tag! I'm kinda scared to see how much my makeup costs in total…. >.< I definitely need to try Mac's Painterly Paint Pot XD I've added up how much my makeup bag costs, but not my makeup…definitely something I need to do!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  3. Vanessa N

    Yikes! It's always shocking to add up and see how much your makeup costs (thanks, Sephora BI points), but hey, at least you're putting good use to the makeup by using them, and looking ~fab~ daily!
    I can't imagine shelling out $30 for a mascara either, especially when there's so many drugstore brands available at a low fraction of the cost @_@

    Oh, also, I've nominated you for the Versatile blogger award over here

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

  4. carly

    ohh this is so fun! You definitely don't realize how quickly things add up when you're buying them at one or two at a time!

    sundays grace

  5. Kelly

    OHMYGOODNESS!!! Haha this is an amazing tag…I don't know why I've never seen it before.It's so weird to think about how much money we spend on makeup alone! Yikes!! But I agree…if you can get a ton of uses out of it, might as well invest!

  6. kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com

    I love this tag 🙂 I am actually afraid to do it myself because I am pretty sure the amount of money is going to be hiiiiigh 🙂

  7. Gemma Turner

    Wow, isn't it amazing how much it adds up? Although like you said all of products are the type of products to last even years like the shadows and blush etc so it's kinda justified xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

  8. Paula Kemp

    I really love this tag, but worry that my husband might see my blog!!!! 🙂

    Paula at Beauty Lover

  9. Krystel

    Loved this tag so unique and wow that's a lot of money but your right its always good to invest in products that last long thats my method any way 😉


  10. CharlotteHavs

    This is an awesome tag! Although i'm british, so would I be able to do it in pounds rather than dollars? hum…can't see no harm;)


  11. Chantelle Nelson

    Great tag, I dread to think how much my face costs considering I mix up my makeup a lot!! I have the same philosophy as you though when it comes to things I use up quickly like mascara etc…drugstore all the way! 🙂 x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  12. Halima - Fashionicide

    I've wanted to do this tag for a while, what's stopping me is the sheer guilt I'll feel once I've done my calculations, ha!


  13. Hola Flo Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    That's a lot of money but it's worth it.. I can see you a have MAC addiction!

    btw, I love how unexpensive is MAC in the USA.. here the eyeshadows are 28 DOLLARS!!!

  14. ncboodah

    I completely agree with your philosophy! I think it's really worth purchasing some good quality makeup especially foundation!


  15. Nature With Nurture

    I'm scared to do this… I know it will be a crazy amount!

  16. Monica

    Wow! You never think it's going to add up to that much until you actually do the math 😛 I think I may have a go and do this tag!

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite


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