Friday, 27 May 2011

How much is my face worth?

I've seen SO MANY HMIMFW posts all over blogs recently and was curious as to how much mine would come to! I like to think of myself as a bit of a bargain hunter, but I may surprise myself! Here we go...
I always start with AVON Magix Face Perfector - the best primer/base I've ever used, and it's occasionally on offer so not too expensive. It also has spf 15 which is always a good thing! Currently £5.25 but usually £10.50 from AVONLinky!
I then prime my eyelids with E.L.F. eyelid primer. Bargain product at £1.50. Linky!
If necessary, I then pop a bit of mineral concealer on any blemishes or imperfections with my Lily Lolo mineral concealer in 'Nude'. I LOVE Lily Lolo, but more on that later. This is £7.29 for 5g, which lasts forever, so a good value purchase. Linky!
My foundation is 'China Doll' mineral foundation from Lily Lolo. It took me about 18 months to find the perfect shade of foundation for my skintone, but now I've discovered it I can't see myself using anything different. Lily Lolo is a great company - brilliant ethics and vegan friendly. The ingredients to their mineral cosmetics are also really good for your skin, and my own spot problems diminished significantly after switching to LL foundation! £12.49 for a tub that lasts ~6 months. Linky!
I then seal in my foundation with this divine finishing powder, also from Lily Lolo. I use 'Flawless Matte' because I have a tendency to get a bit oily in the afternoons. £12.49, and again it lasts around 6 months. Linky!
My blusher is also from LL! In shade 'Cherry Blossom', it's £7.29 and my pot is still so full after using this since November! Brilliant value and a lovely tone for everyday wear. Linky!
I then usually pop on a thin line of eyeliner colour just above my top lash line. I use this gorgeous blue or a nice purple by Collection 2000. They last all day and stay in place perfectly due to using primer! £1.99 Linky!
My everyday eyeshadow is this eye colour from Body Shop, in shade 7 which is 'Conker'. I bought this about 15 months ago and I've still got plenty left, so it's brilliant value. I love the metallic golden shimmer element in this shadow, but its subtle enough to wear during the day just to enhance a natural look. £8. Linky!
My mascara of choice is AVON's Supershock mascara in black. £8.50. Linky!
I then like to use Soap & Glory's 'Arch De Triumph'. I currently have a fringe so don't need to worry about my eyebrows (they're quite fair so I often fill them in with the brown end of this pencil), but I do use the white highlighting end every day in the corners of my eyes to open them up a bit. Currently £7.66 from BootsLinky!

So, to add up my 'face':
Primer: 10.50
Eye primer: 1.50
Concealer: 7.29
Foundation: 12.49
Finishing powder: 12.49
Blusher: 7.29
Eyeliner: 1.99
Eyeshadow: 8.00
Mascara: 8.50
Highlighter: 7.66

TOTAL: £77.71!

I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised! I've seen so many other bloggers with much higher totals so I'm very pleased!


  1. long does it take for all that work of art take, I have the Avon Primer as well but do not know how to apply....have most of the other stuff as well but do not know where to start.

  2. It actually only takes about 10mins on a morning surprisingly!

    With the AVON primer I squeeze a small amount onto my finger tips and then rub it into my skin as if it were a cream until I've got coverage across my face. If you need guidance on using LL products there are plenty of videos on their website to help -

    Let me know if I can be of anymore assistance :)

    Elspeth xxx