Saturday 17 October 2015

How much is my make-up collection worth?

Recently I've been trying to "shop my collection" when it comes to make-up and stop myself from buying new things when I already have drawers full of products. I was wondering how much exactly I have spent on make-up, and decided to total up everything I have currently (the results are painful!)

Eyeshadow: 18 products = £104.37
Eyeliner: 4 products = £46.98
Mascara: 4 products = £56.94
Lipstick: 26 products = £133.85 (eek!)
Foundation/BB Cream: 4 products = £27.97
Concealer: 7 products = £23.28
Powder: 3 products = £19.18
Blush & Bronzer: 6 products = £32.46 
Contour: 3 products = £59.49
Nails: 22 products = £88.58

Total: £593.50

That number seriously scares me. I work for £6.50 an hour, so my make-up collection is literally worth over 90 hours of my time. In some areas I'm not too bad, for example I rarely wear a base so don't see the point in investing in a foundation I'll never use. However, it is evident that I spend FAR too much on certain products (lipstick, I'm looking at you!) and should probably remind myself I own almost every colour under the sun before being tempted in by the MAC counters.

I'd love to hear in the comments if you've decided to total up your make-up collection too! It has really made me realise that I don't need the latest releases or every shade of my favourite formula of lipstick. I'm going to try to use what I have from now on, and when it comes to restocking I'll take a far more minimalist approach. 

I think I might have a heart attack if I tried to work out how much all of my skincare costs, but let me know if you'd like to see me do that too!
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  1. I did a post like this and it made me feel awful haha so it's nice to see someone else shocked by their result! If it makes you feel better mine was a bit more than yours! Eek
    Amy x

  2. Omg I can't believe you did that :O I would seriously be in shock horror if I counted everything in my make up collection. I did a few posts about "how much is my face worth" and my all-high-end face was almost £300 worth, that's not even 1/4 of my entire collection...

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  3. I think I would have a heart attack too if I attempted to add my collection up! Blushers and lipsticks are my worst for buying!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  4. I love those Rimmel Lipsticks, especially the Kate Moss collection :D xx

  5. I dread to think how much my collection is worth!!

  6. This is such a good idea. I'm afraid to do it because I'd probably start crying once I realize how much money I've spent. I have $55 LancĂ´me foundation and 5 ikea Alex drawers full of stuff I don't use daily. However, I'm doing good money wise on skin care. I don't even have a job right now.

  7. I don't even want to value my collection. I know it's much more than yours and I don't make very much money either. What I have done is have a good look at everything and only purchase something if it's a shade I don't have or colorful eye shadows because I have more than enough neutrals. :)