How Much Is Your Face Worth?

I saw this tag on Louise (Sprinkle of Glitter)’s blog and thought it was really interesting, quite shocking and definitely one I had to do for myself!

This tag, as you can tell by the title is called “How Much Is Your Face Worth?”

Basically, you list the products you have on your face for any FOTD (Face Of The Day), put their cost alongside and then total it.  Although you will only be using a small amount of most beauty items and are pretty unlikely to use a whole bottle of foundation in one go, you use the total cost of the product.  (Them’s the rules people!)

For this, I decided to use my ‘Everyday Face’, i.e. the make-up products I use on a daily basis.

For a long time, I wore very little make-up, keeping it very neutral and almost to a point where people didn’t realise I was even wearing any, as I didn’t have the confidence to wear anything more daring.  However, I was in need of a confidence boost post-discovery-of-my-dodgy-womb, and decided to experiment at home, away from prying eyes, and since then have started wearing more make-up.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t plaster it on with a trowel, but I do make a definite effort each day to look half decent!  For me, make-up now is a real safety net and I’m not sure how I used to wear so little!  It’s almost like a mask; no matter what’s happening, I put my ‘face’ on and go out and take on the world!

So, here’s how much my ‘Everyday Face’ is worth…

17 Hide Away Corrector Cream (Fair) – £3.99
Max Factor Colour Adapt Foundation (Creamy Ivory) – £7.99
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Transparent) – £3.99
Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit (Medium) – £22.50
Rimmel London Professional Eye Brow Pencil (Dark Brown) – £2.99
Rimmel Mono Blusher (Santa Rose) – £3.99
Dior 5 Couleurs 5-Colour Eyeshadow (Golden Savannah) – £40.00 
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen (Blackest Black) – £6.99
17 Peep Show Mascara (Black) – £6.99
Benefit High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer – £18.50
Vivo Lipstick (Crushed Amethyst) – £1.99

TOTAL:  £119.92

I’m actually quite shocked!  As somebody who doesn’t buy ‘luxury’ or ‘premium’ brands, I didn’t think the total sum would come to over £100!

Having looked at the overall cost of my ‘Everyday Face’, would I change any of the products I use?  I don’t think I’ll be changing the majority of these products, as they work for me, my skin type and my skin tone too, however, when my Brow Zings runs out, I’ll probably opt for a cheaper version.  I’ll also definitely be using cheaper eyeshadows, although I know I’ll notice a difference as I do find this Dior eyeshadow (in my opinion) is better quality than some of the cheaper options available, plus it stays on all day without needing to re-apply.

The one item on this list that I can 100% say I won’t be changing or getting rid of is my Benefit High Beam – this product is literally my MOST favourite thing in my make-up bag, I absolutely ADORE it and there is no way I would ever be able to set foot outside my front door without it!  (Maybe a small exaggeration there, but you know what I mean…)

I’d love to know how much your ‘Everyday Face’ is worth, so please leave your comment below (along with a link to your blog page if you decide to do this tag) and I’ll be sure to take a look!

LilliesandLove xx


My Early Days of Fashion

Disclaimer:  I use the word ‘fashion’ in the title loosely

I’ve never claimed to be fashion forward. I’m not one of those girls who can look amazing in whatever they wear.  My wardrobe isn’t in style and I don’t have the latest designs.  However, I do love clothes.
I mean, I really love clothes.

And shoes.  And bags.  And jewellery.  And make-up.

I’m often to be found browsing through fashion and beauty blogs, or looking at the latest items to be released onto the websites of High Street shops.  (As I’m on a spending ban, I just fill up my basket and then log off – sort of helps with the withdrawal symptoms).

So, when I was browsing through some old family photos the other day, from when I was a baby, I was quite surprised to see some of the outfits I was… erm… rocking.
I appreciate it was the 1980’s and fashion was altogether different, but I’m still not convinced that the cool kids at the baby group were dressed like this.  In fact, I’m considering booking my mum an appointment at the opticians this weekend; surely only bad eyesight can be an excuse for some of these get-ups?

So, if you need a laugh today, go ahead and take a look at the pictures below….
LilliesandLove xx

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