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How Many $$$ Are On Your Face?!

15 May, 2018 - 06:19pm by - Head Pixie | 19 Comments

By BR Kellie

What do you put on your face every day before heading out the door? A little BB Cream? A bit of blush? Mascara? Lippy? Is it drug store prices? Department store prices? The kind of price that would have a bank manager going purply-red in the face? A bit of a mix?

The reason this is being pondered? Recently I watched a video where YouTuber Chloe Morelloe slapped over $3500 worth of makeup on her face.

My jaw did drop to the floor. After I picked it up and wired it back in, I started to wonder... Sure, her video wasn't a day-to-day makeup video, it was more to see how expensive she could make her face, BUT it did make me wonder how much money went on my face on an average day. So the next day I did my makeup and set aside the products used. Then I got the calculator out...

Welcome to my daily face: 

  • Primer:  Becca First Light Priming Filter - $72
  • Colour Corrector:  Cover FX Correct Click 'Green' - USD$18/NZD$25.88
  • Foundation:  Nars Sheer Glow in Deauville - $74
  • Concealer:  Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - $22.49
  • Bronzer:  Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light - $72
  • Blush:  MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder - $56
  • Highlighter:  Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder - $12.99
  • Eyeshadow:  ABH x Mario The Master Palette - USD$45/NZD$64.69
  • Mascara:  L'Oreal Paris False Lash Butterfly Wings - $27.99
  • Finishing powder:  Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light - $72
  • Lipstick:  MAC Twig - $40
  • Setting spray:  Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray - $39.99

The grand total? $580.03.

Giddy aunt. If you'd asked me how much I thought my daily face would cost I would've thought maybe $300, tops. That's not even including the pre-makeup skincare prep, which would come to roughly $120. Taking the full face up to $700.

I mean, really? How crazy is that? Sure, it's not $3,500 worth of crazy, but it's a lot of money to be slapping on one's face. Also, totally worth it. But it got us wondering... what kind of cash are our Beauty Review members flashing on their face? Are beauties in Kaikoura more spendy than those in Napier? Does cool and collected Wellington go for less is more compared to the City of Sails? To know this, our beauties, we need YOUR help!

Take our quick survey and you'll be in the draw to win one of five $100 prize packs. 

Hit the link and tell us what your face is worth! 

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Hi all and I did take some time to do this survey. Thanks for another lucky chance to win too...:) x

Aw i did the survey but cos i dont wear makeup 5 days of the week i didnt get to play :-/ stiiiiink

Same. I wear makeup 5 days, and have my weekends with a nude face.

16th May, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Me too! I've been trying to keep my face bare faced for at least two days. Sad

16th May, 2018 at 7:20 pm

Same here I don't wear makeup more than 5 days a week so didn't get to do the survey.

17th May, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Aw, same, I usually just wear makeup on the weekend, I didn't think that would stop me doing the questions!

17th May, 2018 at 11:41 pm

I topped at $290.00. It is a bit frightening when you add it all up!

Eeeek scary to think about.... but not as scary as me with no makeup on haha. I definitely feel more pulled together if I'm wearing my daily makeup out and about even though it's just BB cream and mascara. I feel for the price I spend it's not too bad as I'm not second guessing if I look like a ghost or not.

WOW that adds up quick! My total came to about $240, which is enough for one face haha!

Wow the products can sure add up. Mine is sitting around $750 - I honestly can't believe that's what I'm painting on my face, I thought it'll be less :-(

Mine was $180 for day wear. I only wear light make up, or so I thought!

yes that is same level as mine however cost is daily use over the time it takes to use the products.

16th May, 2018 at 9:38 am

Mine came out at around $400 for both day and night because for night I use the same types of products but add more colour and drama.

At the moment I've got really into putting on lip balm, then lining the lips, putting on a light lipstick then using a gloss to make it shine. But adding it up, makes me realize that it is really expensive for a fairly natural but shiny coloured lip.

That was fun. I don't think about makeup in terms of how much I'm wearing on my face. My total was $26. My skincare costs more and I'm okay with that.

Mine came to about $168, the most expensive thing is the mineral foundation I use.

Mine was about $180 but that doesn't include night creams and serum and cleansers and as I work mainly from home would save in some of the costing.

i used to wear make up alot more often i do use serums and skin care everyday though

I have never thought to add it up that way, WOW, took the survey and come up with early $300.00's, but there is a mix of both high and lower priced items in there

This really is interesting! You underestimate how much everything costs until you add it all together

This survey kind of opened up eyes to how much I actually spend on my face!


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