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
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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