How Much Is Your Face Worth?

Expensive Face

If you’re anything like me (which, for the sake of your bank balance, I sincerely hope you aren’t), most mornings start with trying to decide what to put on your face. I have containers full of make-up, and I try to use different products every day because otherwise I would never get through it all. However, on days when I’m not feeling particularly inspired, I have a fail-safe list of products that I know I can slap onto my face and they’ll leave me looking (relatively) polished. I started doing a little mental arithmetic one morning as I gazed lovingly at my products and I was rather horrified when I tallied up the total cost of my “polished” face…

Please pardon the frizz - this picture was taken pre-serum!
Please pardon the frizz – this picture was taken pre-serum!

Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm SPF 30 R395
Dior Diorskin Nude BB Crème R345
Bobbi Brown Corrector R260
Clinique Airbrush Concealer R230
NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base approx. R245
MAC Eyeshadow in ‘Brule’ R180
MAC Eyeshadow in ‘Patina’ R180
MAC Eyeshadow in ‘Satin Taupe’ R180
MAC Eyebrow Pencil in ‘Lingering‘ R170
Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in ‘Raven’ R200
MAC Eye Kohl in ‘Powersurge’ R180
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in ‘Espresso Ink’ R280
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer R325
NARS Bronzing Powder in ‘Laguna’ approx. R365
MAC Powder Blush in ‘Fleur Power’ R220
Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion Mascara R130
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara R150
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in ‘Boy’ R390
MAC Cremesheen Glass in ‘On the Scene’ R125
MAC Fix+  R210

Total: R4,760.00


I have to admit, I am horrified. The scary part is that what you see in this post constitutes maybe a tenth of my total make-up collection! I honestly had no idea that one look could end up costing so much – of course, it’s all relative and I could use fewer and/or cheaper products, but still! I really hope my mother doesn’t read this post.

So tell me, what is the total cost of your daily face?