I was having a stalk of my own blog the other day and amongst the posts where I was at the height of my Japan obsession (click on my circa 2010/11 posts and revel in the cringe), I did a post where I totalled up the cost of my daily 'face'. Back in 2011 the cost of all my make up that was creating my daily look was £123.04. Of course, if you wanted to be really clever you could estimate how long each product probably lasts for and work out a cost per day for your daily face - but that would take time, effort and maths. And no one wants that.
So 6 years later (click here to see what 18 year old me wore) I thought I'd do an update of what my face is costing me now.
Lancome teinte idole ultra 24 foundation - £30
Collection lasting perfection concealer concealer in fair - £3.99
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in transparent - £3.99
Maybelline great lash mascara - £4.99
Off brand eyebrow pencil - £0.99
Shu Uemura eyelash curler - £16
Revlon matte blush - £4 approx (bought in Japan)
Sleek face contour kit light (just the highlight) - £6.99
Palmer's dark chocolate and cherry lip balm - £2.45
I've managed to cut my costs down by researching the high street products that work (although I will always go for high-end foundations to control my oily skin), switching to a super cheap eye pencil that works just as well as my ABH brow pomade and not bothering with liquid eyeliner during the day (because I always mess it up and make myself late for work).
How much does your daily face cost you?