Almost everyday I wake up eager to do my makeup (for real). Admittedly, a lot goes into manipulating my facial features. So how much does my face cost? Well, let’s find out.

How much does my face cost_concealer and powder

I begin by applying MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 ($24 CAD), followed by MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in C4 ($32 CAD). FYI, I’ve been using Studio Fix since I started wearing makeup (age 14). In fact, I’ve never used foundation!

How much does my face cost_brows

Following my ‘face base’ I then proceed to my brows which up until a couple of months ago I completely ignored on account of my bangs. Of course, now I feel like my face is incomplete if my brows aren’t filled (and goodness knows they need to filled). I use Caryl Baker Visage Brow Blend in Brunette ($21 CAD) after which I use Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama in Transparent (approximately $13 CAD, depending on retailer).

How much does my face cost_primer and shadow

Once I’ve perfected my brows with said products, I then proceed to my eyes which tend to consume the most time in my makeup routine. I use Caryl Baker Visage Prime Perfection ($28 CAD) to ready my lids for eye shadow. I always use eye primer as my skin is naturally oily and even with concealer as a base I feel that my lids need a little extra help. I tend to use the Morphe Brushes Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette ($35 CAD) on the daily. Sadly, this palette was a limited edition but you can shop other Morphe Brushes Pro Makeup Palettes (which I highly recommend) here.

How much does my face cost_liner

After eye shadow comes eye liner. I use NYX Slide On Pencil in Jet Black (approximately $10 CAD, depending on retailer) and NYX Collection Noir Liquid Black Liner (approximately $12 CAD, depending on retailer).

How much does my face cost_mascara

Mascara is the final step and for this I use Xtreme Lashes Length & Volume Mascara ($29 CAD). I often switch up mascaras that range from budget friendly to ‘high end’ but this is the one I’m currently using.

How much does my face cost_anti-shine powder

When my eyes are complete (are you exhausted yet?) I proceed to powder my nose and chin with Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Agent Zero Shine ($39 CAD) prior to contouring and highlighting. There was a time when I didn’t use an anti-shine powder, but exhaustion from blotting my face multiple times throughout the day eventually gave me the push to incorporate one into my daily makeup routine.

How much does my face cost_contour and highlight

Finally (or almost) I contour and highlight with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium ($52 CAD). I’ll admit that a kit such as this isn’t necessary to contour and highlight, but it certainly makes it easier particularly when you’re more or less a novice like me. I then sweep e.l.f. Golden Bronzer ($4 CAD) on my cheeks for a soft flush of illumination.

How much does my face cost_blush and lipstick

While I don’t necessarily wear blush on the daily (depending on my eye shadow), if I do use one it’s typically a MAC Powder Blush ($26 CAD). I often wear lipstick to finish the look and most often this is a MAC Lipstick of some shade ($20 CAD) though I’m certainly not adverse to other brands.

And so I’m left with a grand total of $345 CAD – woah.

You’re likely wondering just how long I spend applying said products. On average, it’s about 20 minutes (give or take a few depending on whether or not my winged liner cooperates). Of course, keep in mind that these products – particularly the powders – last me a good while, so I’m not necessarily spending upwards of $341 each month on makeup (though how I wish I could)!

How much does my face cost_final

How much does your face cost? Take the challenge, friend.

May we all rot in hell with beautiful makeup.



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