How much does my Face cost?

i always like to state that i do like to treat myself to some high end makeup. its just something i enjoy and it always feels like such a treat to me but at the same time i’m still a student and my budget to spend on beauty items is not the largest. that one of the reasons why a good drugstore find is always a winner in my books. german drugstores might be the worst and i certainly don’t enjoy my time in there. so i rather save my coins and go a bit mental in the marble arch superdrug when i do my annual london visit. when i was sitting down to do my makeup a few weeks back, i wondered how much all of the products are worth i put on my skin on a daily. keeping in mind that i have quite a big makeup collection and i really don’t want to know how much all of that did cost me but i think just seeing how much money i willingly spend on products i actually just smear on my face just to remove it again at night time put it all into perspective again. so here we go.
the products
(prices can vary)

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc, 35€
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair, 5€
Hourglass Ambient Lightning Powder in Diffused Light, 52€
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette, 50€
Kevyn Aucoin Contouring Powder in Medium, 40€
Sleek Contour Kit in Light, 8€
Sleek Blush in Rosegold, 6€
Carli Bybel Palette, 14,50€
NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer, 7€
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, 50€
Charlotte Tilbury Rock’n’Kohl Eyeliner in Bedroom Black, 25€
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, 10€
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara, 32€
Mac Lip Liner in Edge to Edge, 17€
L’oréal Lipstick in JLos Nude, 11€
Makeup Revolution Setting Spray, 8€

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the total

are you ready? i know for a fact i wasn’t but here we go. my full face of day to day makeup costs me:
that is quite a bit of money…and it is a bit scary to me to see how much at all costs. obviously i do use some very high end makeup items (hourglass is just so damn pricey but so damn good) and surely i don’t have to do that. in fact, i don’t have to wear any makeup but its just fun to me and to be fair, its worth it in my opinion. makeup is way to express myself, it can be a boost of confidence, a way to make you feel a bit better on a crappy day and maybe you will feel ready to tackle the job interview when you have a bit of makeup on. obviously there are very talented makeup lover out there who use way more makeup than i do and probably spend a bit more on their face and you might prefer a really natural look and spend way less but in the end of the day its up to you. its up to you how much of your earned money you spend in space nk or superdrug. to be fair, i was a bit shocked when i saw the total and was on the edge of almost being ashamed as this is such a first world problem but i don’t feel like i should be. its my choice and i’m happy to get out all the products out again today and do it all over again just so use a cleansing oil tonight which will break it all down into nothingness. sometimes, its about a feeling something gives you.

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