Tag: How Much is My Face Worth?

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


This tag has been circulating the blogosphere recently and I've been enjoying reading everyone's posts so much that I thought I'd join in and do one myself.  So how much do you think my face is worth?


The Body Shop Lightening Touch Pen in 01 - £14
Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl in Superblack - £5 (review)
MUA Clear Mascara (used on brows) - £1
Urban Decay Naked Palette - £36
bareMinerals Original Foundation in Medium Beige - £24 (review)
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara - £10
Korres Eyebrow Pencil in Dark 1 - £8
Urban Decay Primer Potion - £14.50 (review)
Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette - £7 (review)
MAC Powder Blush in Harmony - £17.50 (review)
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty - £14

Total: £151!


I was pretty shocked by the overall price at first because I didn't fully realise just how much I've spent on certain high-end bits!  However, the total above is a little over estimated.   For example the S&G mascara was a magazine freebie so I paid just under £4 for that, The Body Shop pen was half-price on offer, the Sonia Kashuk palette was in a swap and the MAC blush was a gift etc.

Luckily, this tag doesn't include things like skincare and brushes - if it did the total would probably be over the £200 mark and that's kinda crazy!

I'm sure every beauty blogger says this at some point in their life to justify their expensive beauty habits, but I see some make-up as an investment.  The Naked Palette is expensive to fork out for at first, but I've already had mine for around two years now and I still haven't hit pan on any of the shades yet.  Same goes for a lot of the high-end blushers that I have, I know they'll last me a while!

Have you done this tag?  Post to your link below if you have!

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40 comments

  1. I'm really enjoying this tag, every time I'm like "Waaah!" but I don't dare add mine up. x

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  2. haha I'm with the commenter above and don't want to add mine up either! lovely selection of products and a beautiful end result :)

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  3. Imagine the shock you'd get adding up the price of your whole collection! lol It'd knock me sick.
    xo

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  4. yey I'm so happy you did this and £151 is cheap! I think so anyway xxx

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  5. You look gorgeous! I think the expense is worth it especially if you get loads of use out of the products.

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I do so too, most of these products I use several times a week so I feel like I'm getting my money's worth :)

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  6. I'm loving this tag! I think I'd be pretty shocked totalling mine up but I thought to myself how long makeup actually lasts (besides foundation) and think it's justifiable in a sense haha! xx

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    1. Yeah it's a good way to justify the expense! :) xx

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  7. haha, yep make-up is definitely an investment: i like the way you think! I love the S&G mascara, it looks lovely xx<3

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    1. The things we do to justify spending far too much money lol! :D xx

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  8. I did this post recently, the link is here if you want to check it out but if not then I understand.
    http://cutie-cle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/how-much-is-my-face-worth.html
    I think £151 is fair, I've seen much worse actually! I think it looks a lot because you're counting whole palettes when you'd probably only use a couple of shades.. and like you say there are loads of colours and they'll last you ages. If you've had the UD palette for 2 years and used it every day that works out as 5p a day. Actually, if all of the make-up you mentioned lasted for 2 years it would be 21p a day for your whole look. Does that make you feel better? x

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    1. Thanks, will definitely have a look at yours!
      Yeah I decided to include the Naked palette as a whole because I use one or two shades from it nearly everyday, but you're right, it could be worked out per shade instead. Your calculations defintely make me feel better! :) x

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  9. yes, I'm scared to do this tag actually... but hey, you look gorgeous so it's totally worth it, right? :) x

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    1. aww thanks Alex :) I'd love to see you do one! x

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  10. I don't think I'll ever do this tag, I'm too scared haha :)
    I love the products you use :) xx

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    1. it's prety scary adding it all up lol :)
      thanks Judy :) xx

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  11. 151 isn't as bad as some of the other posts I've seen...although it is crazy to think about how much money we spend on makeup! :O

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I've seen some that were well over the £200 mark! xx

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  12. Love this tag! Many products are often investments - like a palette or a high end foundation. I don't think yours it that bad -- I've seen a lot higher!

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    1. I agree, I don't mind spending extra on make-up that I know I'll use like everyday or that will last a long time :)

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  13. its crazy how much our faces cost eh ? You never realize till you actually calculate it out :P Thanks for sharing ! ^^

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  14. Fab post, I always find these interesting!

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  15. I totally agree about the high-end make up being an investment, it's not as if you have to buy it every single month! xx

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    1. Exactly! I would be bankrupt if I did! xx

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  16. great post! high end makeup are really expensive but if you use them for a long time i think they're worth it!

    http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/

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  17. I just did this post, and I was shocked by my total, just dreading to think how much I spent on my entire collection! http://beautyresident.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/tag-how-much-is-my-face-worth.html

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    1. Ooo thanks for your link, going to check that out now!

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  18. I'm going to be doing this soon...god knows how much it'll come to!

    xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Link me when you do, would love to see your post! xxx

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  19. I love this idea! I'm almost afraid to find out how much my face "costs" haha Putting this on my list of posts to do :)

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    1. Link me if you do, would love to see yours :)

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