I’ve read a few others post’s about how much their general daily makeup costs and I was pretty intrigued to see what my overall value would be. The below list is what I wear on a standard day when I’m going out somewhere, perhaps out to London for the day or to a gig, although there are sometimes when I’ll wear most of these products to work. This might sound obsessive but I like the way I look in makeup so why not?! I don’t wear gaudy eyeshadow colours or super bright lipstick to work though. Here’s a rundown of what I wear including five of my holy grail items.
Too Faced Hangover Face Primer – £27
Even if I choose not to wear foundation I will always wear a primer as I find it acts like a second moisturizer sometimes and just tends to even out my skin tone. My most used is my Too Faced primer which I picked up in New York last summer alongside my HUGE Sephora haul. I love how it feels on my skin and despite being really hydrating it isn’t sticky/ thick and doesn’t take long to dry.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation – £32.50
If I am going to wear foundation it’s almost certain to be Estee Lauder, I’ve tried a load of different ones but always find myself coming back to this as you don’t need to cake yourself in to get great coverage and it’s one of the only things that seems to cover my redness while still smoothing out the rest of the imperfections on my face. It’s also very long-lasting so I know if I’ve got a long day ahead of me that it isn’t going to melt off or flake around my nose which is prone to getting dry.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – £19
I only discovered this beauty last year and I am so happy as I always thought NYX was as good as it gets but this is one step ahead. Not only is the shade collection completely perfect (for me at least) but it does everything in it’s name. It’s lightweight and doesn’t make my under eyes look cakey or overworked but it also provides complete coverage which does a great job at masking my late nights and lack of sleep.
Zoeva Rose Golden Eyeshadow Palette – £18
This palette is an absolute newbie for me having only managed to swipe it up earlier this year. I hate buying palettes that I haven’t seen in person because there’s no way of telling the formula otherwise and seeing as these are only sold in Selfridges it took a while. It was well and truly worth the wait though as the shadows are creamy and not chalky at all, there’s a great selection of colours which are all useable even on me and the pigmentation of them are beautiful. I love the shades specifically in this palette as they are golden and slightly shimmery without being full on glitter which is a great compromise for me.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper – £16
My absolute holy grail eyeliner is Kat Von D and not a single day goes by when I don’t use it, I always have a backup in my drawer and as soon as I start using it another is bought. I find it so easy to draw on, it comes out super black not just dark grey and it stays on for my entire day. Now I’ve heard a few people who have had issues with them drying up/ not coming out black and I can say that this is unusual and I’ve never found it with mine. Most days I will opt for the black version called Trooper but when I’m wearing warmer colours or opting for more of a nude tone I sometimes where the brown version which is just as nice but slightly softer.
Clinique Lash Building Primer – £14.50
I used to think lash primer was a stupid product, do you really need to prime your lashes?! I used the free Benefit sample a little bit and didn’t find it did too much (I put that down to the fact that it’s a mink colour), but then I decided to pick up the Clinique primer in the States to see if it was any better and thankfully it was. It’s white in colour and acts just like a normal mascara building up my lashes so that once it dries and I put my normal mascara on they look bigger and fuller.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – £19
Mascara was the one item I was most fickle about, I’d use something and love it then something else came along and I’d jump the bandwagon and a vicious cycle was born, that was until I discovered the Too Faced mascara. I’m pretty sure it’s down to the unique shape of wand which some highstreet brands are starting to emulate but I find that this mascara properly coats every single one of my lashes and makes them look so much better than I’ve found anything else to do.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Blush in Mood Exposure – £32
Now, this is as a blusher which is well worth the money in my opinion. Hourglass was something I lusted over for a while but I took the plunge, yes you guessed it, when I was in New York. I chose Mood Exposure as it was a light plum shade so totally unlike anything I had in my collection and it gives me a lovely glow when I swipe it across my cheeks without the colour looking too much on my pale skin.
Anastasia Beverley Hills Glow Kit Pallette in Sundip – £39
I held off buying a glow kit for as long as I could but last year I decided to bite the bullet after swatching the palettes in New York and instantly regretting not buying one when I got back. I ordered it within a week of being home and I am so happy that I did as it’s my most used highlighter. There’s four stunning shades housed in the case which are all shimmery, shiny and totally useable. One for me is more of a shimmery bronzer which is actually great as I didn’t own a bronzer that suited my skin tone before. There’s so much product in this palette that I doubt I’ll be hitting pan anytime soon.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ludwig – £17
Anastasia Beverley Hills is my ultimate favourite liquid lipstick but when it comes to most worn that would go to Ludwig one of the new shades from Kat Von D which is the perfect nude for my skin. Unlike some brighter shades, this smoothes out all the lines on my lips and leaves me with a very pretty base. Sometimes I switch it up and swipe the KVD holographic palette over the top, but mostly it’s my go to work shade for when I just want a nice feeling without anything crazy.
Total = £234
This figure should shock me but sadly it doesn’t. With the amount of makeup I own I’d hate to know how much my whole collection is worth, probably enough for a deposit on a small flat up north which is a depressing thought.