I’ve just been constantly listening to Ed’s new album for the last 48 hours and I really don’t want to stop, even if it distracts me from writing a post.
Barcelona makes me miss Spain so much though.
Right, so I’ve seen this post floating around quite a lot recently so I thought it would be a really interesting one to write, both for me so I can see how much I am spending every time I do my makeup and for you cause you can see that and a face of the day at the same time.
Mine will probably be a bit less than most people’s because I don’t wear foundation or blush so hello twenty pounds, I missed you. Also apparently on this day I decided to make life even harder for myself by using minis as well as full sized products. I start off by trying to sort out my face using Benefit Porefessional. This is a REALLY tiny one, like me size, so I’m pretty sure we were given it for free but I do have a normal sized mini too and from what I can tell that would be about £9.95. I also used lots and lots of the Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer (£4.99) cause MATE I’ve had a whole week at school, I’m definitely a wee bit tired (sorry I tried to be Scottish it won’t happen again.) For other face products this is so boring cause I always do the same thing but I’m just contouring with the Collection Contour Kit (£4.19) then adding some mini Benefit High Beam (£5.00) cause I like to be annoying but this gives the most beautiful light glowy sheen and helps highlight to stay on better. Of course, then it’s my favourite part – The Balm Mary Lou Manizer (£16.00). I NEED some glow and some highlight and some wow so this is my favourite product ever.
Eyes time! I’m completely obsessed with the shade One More Piece from the I Heart Chocolate Palette (£8.00) as it’s the perfect crease shade. I also added some What A Way To Go as it’s a beautiful burgundy. On my lids I used the really basic 3rd and 4th shade from the Freedom Pro 12 Audacious 3 Palette (£4.00) just to cover veins and add some pink. Now for the fun and very uneven part – EYELINER! I haven’t worn winged eyeliner in so so so long but for some reason I just chose to and I love how confident and sassy it made me feel. Also I couldn’t really be bothered to do proper eyeshadow but let’s ignore that. I just did little flicks, well sort of, on each eye using Soap & Glory Supercat (£6.00) and I love how black and easy to use this is. How it hasn’t dried out yet I have no idea. I also used the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (£8.00) because it gives amazing length and volume and what is a makeup look without eyelashes, right?
For lipstick I used my current favourite – the bold, matte and beautiful dark browny nude that every girl loves. Yes MAC Whirl Lipstick (£16.50) tops this look off perfectly and I love the simple but basic look that this ended up with.
This all adds up to £82.63 which is actually a lot less than I thought it would be? I didn’t include brushes as that would just be confusing but only a few of these products were high end and even then, there were minis but just imagine if I had worn a Naked palette that would be an extra £40. I will definitely do this post again in around a year so I can see how my makeup has changed and how much I’m spending then and now. Hope you enjoyed and I’d love to know how much your face is worth.