Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Makeup Audit

The 'How Much Does My Face Cost?' tag did the rounds this time last year, and I thought that it was a simple, easy yet purposeful type of post. List the products used for a face of makeup and do the maths- how much did it cost you?

Bourjois Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer | $24 
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder | $45
Real Techniques Buffing Brush | $18
Sleek Face Contour Kit | $8.50
NARS Deep Throat Blush | $45
Ecotools Blush Brush | $6
Lioele Artist Auto Eyebrow Pencil | $8
Shiseido Eyelash Curler | $14
Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara | $18
L'Oreal Rouge Caresse in Dating Coral | $16


It's definitely more than last year's total. No eyeshadows or eyeliners were accounted for because I mostly use just these products and eye makeup isn't worth the extra effort when you wear glasses all the time. Apart from the eyeliner, not much has changed. Still using the same mineral foundation, sticking to Real Techniques brushes and waterproof mascara. I'm not as into shimmer-bomb cheeks as I was, and brows are becoming a more prominent feature. I haven't posted all that much about the L'Oreal Rouge Caresse but Dating Coral is beautiful and I prefer the texture of these over the Revlon Lip Butters. They need to hurry up and hit Aussie shelves, because Australian L'Oreal Paris is lacking in that department. It's an appropriately perky coral pink which is comparable to the Bourjois Colour Boost lipstick in Peach on the Beach but the texture of the Rouge Caresse is much easier to wear.

Take an audit of your daily face if you'd like! It works as a reality check- exactly how much money do you pour into this makeup habit? Reading these posts is great fun- you get an insight into the types of products and brands a person likes (and how much they're willing to spend on products *shudder*).


  1. Having memory loss here, but is your Ecotools blush brush from some set? I bought a blush brush from Ecotools recently but it's significantly thinner than the one that was from my Alicia Silverstone set. I like it more for powder though the Ecotools from the set is infinitely preferable for blush. Dating Coral looks well-loved :) The noticeable lack of eyeshadows is pretty interesting to me, since I can't do without it :p

    1. Nope, I bought the blush brush on its own! I'd always thought it looked comparable to yours- unless they redesigned them with the silver-to-brown aluminium overhaul I didn't know they made them thinner. I have been liking some eyeshadows (UD Tease is perrrfect for blending) but they're not an everyday thing, more like once or twice a week. :)

    2. Yeah, mine has that silvery/brown aluminium thing and the brush bristles are like a dark brown? Well, darker. Meh!

  2. I love this idea! I am definitely going to do this, even though I don't really want to know my grand total, haha.

    Charming Silence