My Most Expensive Face

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First of all, I should mention that I got the idea for this post from this one by Beautylymin, in which she added up the cost of all the makeup products she happened to be wearing on her face one day. I thought it was such a fun idea, and it got me wondering what the difference might be between my most expensive face of makeup and my cheapest one! For this post, I decided to go with the most expensive, and if anyone is curious, I'll do the cheapest in another post. No new makeup was bought for this purpose - I just used products I already have in my stash.

My Most Expensive Face - FOTD

The first thing that struck me while searching through my collection was that although I do have a few pricey makeup bits, I don't really have a lot that's super extravagant. No Tom Ford or Charlotte Tilbury round here! That's not to say I don't lust after a lot of their products or that I won't end up buying some one day, just that so far I've never actually taken the plunge and made a purchase. So maybe the overall cost won't be too eye-watering! Let's see...

Base

The priciest foundation I currently own is Estee Lauder Double Wear. Lately, I haven't been loving this as much as I used to. I keep it in my stash because the coverage and staying power are second to none, but the finish of it just doesn't seem to be very flattering on my skin at the moment. Anyway, it's expensive, so for the purpose of this exercise I slapped it on! My shade is Cool Bone. Cost - £30.00

Next, I applied Clarins Instant Concealer in 01 under my eyes. This is a very nice concealer that brightens without settling into fine lines, but if I'm honest I don't use it as often as I use my Collection Lasting Perfection one, as I find the coverage of that a bit better.  Cost - £22.00

Brows

For brows, I used my tried and tested Benefit Brow Zings kit. This has been in my stash and much-loved for ages - I wear it nearly every day. It may be pricey, but it lasts forever! Cost - £24.50 

Eyes

I never apply eye makeup any more without using my Urban Decay Anti-Ageing Primer Potion. It makes shadows more vibrant and long-lasting. Cost - £18.00

For the shadows themselves, I used my Urban Decay Naked Palette. Technically, I didn't buy this. It was a gift from my sister. But let's not split hairs! I used a combination of Smog and Darkhorse, with a little bit of Creep as a soft eyeliner. Cost - £38.50

My Most Expensive Face - FOTD

The last step for my eyes was a couple of coats of YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara. Cost - £25.00

Bronzer, Blush and Highlight

I used a very light sweep of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium, just to put a little warmth back into my complexion. The one I have, which incidentally was another gift, came in a compact together with a blush and highlight which have been discontinued, and I also used the blush. Why I made it so difficult for myself I don't really know. I think I was just going on the fact that my Estee Lauder products were probably the most expensive ones I owned! (With the exception of my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, but that didn't go with many of my other expensive products, so it would have made the overall look cheaper.) While I can no longer find an equivalent compact for sale, there is a contour kit, and I'm confident that the cost would be fairly similar. So... Cost - £34.00

My favourite - and costliest - highlight at the moment is an initial sweep of Benefit Watts Up with a dusting of Mac Soft and Gentle over the top for added intensity. Cost - £24.50 + £24.00 

Lipstick

My most expensive lipstick is my Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick. I have the shade Impassioned. This is a gorgeous, creamy formulation and a lovely colour. Worth every penny in my opinion! Cost - £25.00

My Most Expensive Face - FOTD

And now for the moment of truth. Here is what my most expensive face looks like...

My Most Expensive Face - FOTD

My Most Expensive Face - FOTD

As for the cost, it comes in at a grand total of £265.50. Hmm. I don't know what I think about that really. On the one hand, it sounds like a lot of money, but on the other, I was kind of expecting it to be more!

What do you think? How would your most expensive face compare? And if you want to actually cost it all out in a post, let me know, because I would love to read it! 

Finally, who is interested in my cheapest face? I have to admit, I'm kind of curious myself now!

Kate x
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  1. First of all, you look beautiful and that lipstick is made for you :) It's crazy how much money goes in our makeup but then these products will last some time so not so bad. Yes, do the cheap face post :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Aw thanks so much Dagmara! You're right - cost per wear it probably works out as quite reasonable. I will do - I'm really intrigued as to how cheap I can make it! x

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  2. Love your chisel cheekbone, Kate :)
    I have seen a fellow blogger did the same thing too hehe. Such a fabulous idea yea! Your total cost is almost AUD$500 hehe :) I should do this sometime soon too hehe. Love the look you've created too.

    What don't you like about the Estee Lauder Double Wear, Kate? What skin type are you? I have been dying to try this foundation but I am hesitant to try lol. Would love to hear your input xx

    Hana | Bold-Expression | GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thanks Hana! About Double Wear - I have absolutely loved it for years, and if you're after a long lasting, full coverage foundation it won't disappoint on that score. I think perhaps my skin is just a bit too dry for it at the moment - it works better on normal to oily skins I think. x

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  3. I've be meaning to a post like this for some time! I love the finished look. I'd love to see a cheap face xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. You should do the post - it's a lot of fun! x

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  4. I´d love to see the cheapest face post as well. For myself I cant really say to how much I would come, as I have never even estimated. To be honest I don't really want to know...

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Haha, it is quite scary when you start to add it all up! x

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  5. Omg that lipstick looks incredible on you. Its amazing how the cost of everything adds up but some things last for son long it is deffo worth it and sometimes you just an't buy the same quality in the drugstore. x

    https://jessie-lou3.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! You are right that many of these products have lasted/will last for ages, so the cost can be looked on as an investment! x

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  6. I feel like that's quite the sum! And I'm the same as you - I own a few pricier make up products here, but no real luxuries, but I do want to treat myself to some one day.
    And I'm also in love with Urban Decay's eyeshadow primers, they're absolutely amazing! :)

    Franzi. x // [http://franzizzy.blogspot.com/]

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    1. It is, isn't it? Even without any super-expensive items, it still adds up! Urban Decay eyeshadow primers are life-changing! x

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  7. I read her post on this too and it's definitely in my schedule to draft! Not sure if I want to find out how much I am spending on my makeup though...

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It was so much fun to do! And yes, slightly scary as it starts to add up! x

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  8. You look absolutely stunning! Killer cheekbones! It's definitely fun to do this - it's amazing how quickly it all adds up. I'd definitely be interested in seeing your "cheapest" face! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Aw thank you! It is fun, isn't it? I'm so curious what the difference would be! x

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  9. I definitely do not have the most expensive makeup because I find that with most expensive products, I can find at the drugstore! Lovely post though - I love the look you have created :)

    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I do agree that with a lot of makeup, the drugstore offerings are just as good. Thanks so much! x

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  10. I like this post, it's very unique! I have the lipstick and oh my god, it's just the perfect colour. I think it looks great on every single skin tone and makeup look x
    emilylavenders.com

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    1. Thank you! It's such a gorgeous lipstick isn't it? x

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  11. We have the same foundation! Love the Estee double wear :)

    Mischelle
    http://www.nowthatschic.com

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    1. I do too, but my skin isn't loving it at the moment unfortunately, hope that will change soon! x

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  12. I must say you look like a million pounds, definitely more expensive in worth than the actual value of your makeup look price :D <3 you look stunning Kate, I love the E.L Lipstick on you that shade is made for you & if you're looking for a new foundation to try, you should try the Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation, it lasts long, gives full coverage without looking too cakey on it feels so natural and air like on the skin :) xoxo * and it costs as much as the doublewear!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. Aw thank you so much Serene! And thanks for the recommendation too - sounds like CT Magic foundation might just tick all my boxes! x

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  13. Great post just as your all blog. I think that you are an awesome blogger, and I wish you luck in future! Kisses :* If you want, look my blog and follow me if you like it. <3 http://fdiarybyz.blogspot.hr/

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  14. I love Benefit Watts Up! It's such a gorgeous highlighter xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I know, it's got such a lovely tone to it. Definitely my fave! x

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  15. Great post idea! I'd be interested in a cheapest face post x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. It was so much fun to do! Think I will definitely do the cheapest face one. x

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  16. I love the title itself
    You look flawless in this makeup dear

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  17. that lip colour looks SOOOOO beautiful on you! I also use Benefits Watts Up :) I love it! Don't use makeup too often though so I don't have a full collection of high end makeup. I wish I did though, hihi!

    www.erdalandyuka.com

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    1. Thank you! I think makeup is one of those things that we just always want more of! x

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  18. What a cool idea for a post! Totally enjoyed reading this and the makeup looks great on you! I think this would be a real eye-opener for me too...I think I spend way too much on makeup :)
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I know, it really is astonishing when you add it all up. x

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  19. Great post dear! Your make up looks so beautiful!
    XO Pisa
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  20. This makeup looks great on you! i love the naked palette! :)

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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  21. Oh god, I think I spent more than that in a month for my ace alone because I have skin care products as well and appointments to beauty clinics. Well, beauty is a billion-dollar industry after all. Anyway, you look stunning :)

    STYLE VANITY

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  22. I love this idea Kate, you're looking absolutely gorgeous as always and totally rocking your MU to the highest heights! So many stunning products here; I've been eyeing up Benefit's Watts Up (such a cool name) for a long while now. Urban Decay's palettes always look super amazing, one day I'll really have to try. Loving the gorgeous smoky hues it adds to your eyes. All the pretty! I'd love to see your cheapest face, totally agree that it's such a fun idea and so interesting to see different looks from different make-up price ranges <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  23. I hate adding up my face. Its expensive lol. My standard face is about £230. OOPS! So good to see how much we are spending though, even if it is horrifying lol

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  24. So loving your Naked Palette! You look amazing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  25. This is such a fun idea, I should really try it out ( I am sure mine would be very, very high though!)

    xx Kelly
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  26. The Naked original is possibly my favourite palette ever. Also love the Clarins concealer. A HG for me! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  27. Beautiful result, well worth every penny I would say. You look stunning x

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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  28. Just under £250 is less than I expected. Some people have almost £800!! Yes, I did see someone with that. haha

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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