Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Price of My Makeup Routine

I was looking back through old blog posts the other night when I stumbled across the how much is your face worth? tag I wrote four years ago. I couldn't believe that it had been over four years, and was sure I'd done one since then. As it turns out, I've written about my various makeup routines since, but have never calculated the cost of them since 2011. I thought it'd be interesting to see just how different my current routine is, and how much it costs. I can already tell you it's going to be a lot more expensive, because I used a £1.99 blush and lip balm in the old post, and the total was a mere £38.95. My makeup varies day to day, and I don't always use a bronzer and highlighter, but this is what I wore yesterday.

Revlon ColourStay Foundation in 110 Ivory | £12.49
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural | £5.50
Bourjois Bronzing Primer | £9.99
Topshop Glow Cream Highlighter in Polished | £9
The Body Shop All in One Face Base in 02 | £14
ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit in Light | £3.95
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black | £7.99
Maybelline Sensational Mascara in Black | £7.99
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon | £7.99

Total: £78.90

It's just over double the price of what it was four years ago, but I'm not that surprised! My makeup knowledge and skills have come a long way since then, and I'm now using products and brands I never did in the past. Also, the total is based on the retail prices, but I rarely pay that. I've never paid £14 for The Body Shop All in One Face Base, I recently bought the Revlon Foundation for £9.99, and I remember the Maybelline products being £5.99 each. Then there's discount codes and loyalty points, which I paid for the Bourjois Bronzing Primer with.

I remember this tag doing the rounds back in the day, so would love to see updated versions. I'd also be interested to see the total of your routine if you've never calculated it before. Let me know in the comments!


  1. Wow, that’s crazy! Who would have thought? On a day to day basis I don’t wear all that much makeup, but the 2 of the 3 products I have been using come to £50! Madness!

  2. This is insane, I'm pretty sure mine is double this which is quite worrying haha! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

  3. I'm frightened to think what mine would add up to! Probably not best to find out as I have a slight habit or obsession with buying makeup

    Leia x | SimplyLeia

  4. This is really interesting, I dread to think what mine is!


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