As today is a day off from work and I have been as far as the shops and no further. I calculate this at :
Which is still quite high. This does not take into account the cost per wear which would be crazy. I estimate that I have had my powder two years. If I wore this every day which I don't it would be something like 0.006 cent per day. Which is not bad and possibly really bad math!
Now lets look at a day on.
This is estimated on foundation, powder, shimmer, brows, three eyeshadows, mascara, primer on eyelids, eyeliner, blusher, lipstick and three concealers. Yes three seperate shades of concealer to do different jobs. That is a bit shocking!
The total cost of my shower.
This is my three shampoo and conditioner. I use a regular one and a once off blonding shampoo. I also use a face wash and a body wash too. Although it would be nice to have one that did both.
The total cost of my skincare routine.
This is a exfoliator, moisturiser, wipes, toner, make-up remover, eye make up remover - oh I didnt and possibly couldn't calculate how many cotton wool pads and buds I go through too. This is regular skincare stuff and not including my facial treats such as masks, etc.
Amazing. I had no idea I was blowing this amount. It's an overall total of :
I'm actually a little stunned here. This is the total price not including discounts or deals like three for two which I normally get on shampoos. If I paid full price - this is how much my collection is worth. Holy hell. That 456.50 is around HALF of my college fees per semester!
I know there is a lot worse in my kit. I am guilty of buying a lot worse. There are expensive things in there that I rarely use. Brushes are not included in this estimate either. I would say my brush collection is in the region of 2,000. If I was to calculate it which I can't because I will cry.
I don't exactly shop cheap. I LOVE expensive product and my range includes :
LOW : Primark wipes, Boots cotton wool pads and buds, Aussie haircare, Boots Botanics range and Model's Own nail varnish, Barry M nail varnish and eyeshadow pigments.
Medium : MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay, Origins, Make Up Forever, M Store and Bumble and Bumble hair care.
High : Kiehls and Jo Malone perfumes.
I mainly shop a higher medium or a low. I know I keep my hygiene stuff as low as possible including Primark Tea Tree wipes (for make up freelance because any MUA knows that you whip through wipes while working and its not worth using expensive wipes) and also cotton anything because I go through it so quickly. I shop higher medium for my make-up and skincare because I really care about my skin. I know most people would class MAC or any of those other at high price points but to me, there is more expensive out there. If you compare the prices of Dior or Chanel to Origins for example.
I don't really shop that high because I haven't really seen an expensive purchase worth the cost that I can't get at medium prices. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil is the only Kiehls product I religiously love and will constantly buy. It sorts my dry skin patches in a way that no other brand is able for and I can see a difference. Jo Malone is another one. I love the smell. But don't we all?
So how much is your face worth?