Thursday, October 3, 2013

How Much Could Your Face Be Worth?

Welcome or welcome back to my madness. So this whole "How Much is Your Face Worth?" tag has been my focus for the day. I took photos and published my post which can be found here. However, it made me think how low could I get my number and how high could I get my number? I didn't want to know; but, then again I had to know. A few years ago, I was using high end brands exclusively. Then about a year ago I began couponing and discovered the thrill of getting makeup for pennies. So, I started off by scouring my collection for the least expensive products that I actually use. This is what I found. 

**Eclos Daily Hydro Primer $10.99
**Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream in Light $10.99
*Yaby Concealer Refill $4.65
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder $5.49
ELF Studio Blush in Mellow Mauve $3.00NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny $2.99
ELF Studio Body Shimmer in Mystic Moonlight $3.00 
ELF Eyelid Primer $1.00
LA Colors 3 Color Eye Palette in Sunflower $1.00
Jordana 12 Hr Made to Last Liquid Liner Pencil $2.99
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Black $5.99
Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit in Light $5.99 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear $5.99
ELF Studio Lip Liner and Blending Brush in Red $3.00
ELF Essential Lipstick in Seductive $1.00
Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in Dark Wine $1.00
ELF Hypershine Lip Gloss $1.00
*Items came in an Ipsy bag
**Items were promotional items sent for review purposes

Grand Total .............................................. $70.07

If I consider promo items, sales and coupons the total I paid out of pocket is $30.96 which is a complete bargain. I couldn't decide between the ELF lipstick or the Wet N Wild Lipstick because I really enjoy both. Therefore, I decided to include both in the post since they both cost the same amount. However, I only included one in the cost of the total. I will say that I wear each and every one of these products. They are all quality products that work well for me. As you saw in my recent empties post, I got rid of products that don't work for me or that were getting no use. 

Next up, the high end products. I no longer own any high end foundations as I have discovered great drugstore options which work well for me. 

MAC Prep + Prime Skin $30.00
Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream in Light $10.99
Revlon Colorstay Makeup in 110 Ivory $12.99
Laura Geller Balance & Brighten in Light $33.00
MAC Studio Finish Concealer $18.00
MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick in Tan Tint $29.50
MAC Ombre Blush in Azalea Blossom $26.00
Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Translucent $14.49
Two Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight $20.00
Tarte True Blood Palette $59.00
*Cailyn Linefix Gel Eyeliner $21.00
Sephora Perfecting Lash Primer $11.00 
MAC Haute and Naughty Too Black Lash $21.00
L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara in Black $10.99
*Chella Dazzling Dark Brown Eyebrow Color $18.00
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear $5.99
MAC Lip Pencil in Auburn $15.00
Tarte Lipsurgence in Moody $24.00
*Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in Fig $15.00
* items came in an Ipsy bag

Grand Total ................................ $395.95

OMG! I had no idea I could potentially be wearing almost $400 in makeup on my face. Granted some of these items came as part of a kit such as the Tarte Lipsurgence and the few drugstore items were bought with coupons. I probably paid around $263.00 rather than the $395.95 but even at $263.00 that's expensive! Oh I don't know if I should have done this. Wow! I will say that out of everything here the products I will repurchase is the Laura Geller Balance N Brighten. It truly is amazing and it's worth every penny. I will miss the Tarte True Blood Palette and MAC Azalea Blossom; but, they are were limited edition. So they will be sorely missed. The other items are nice but there are drugstore versions that I enjoy just as well.

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