How much does your everyday make up cost?

I saw this make up video on the Daily Mail website today. As an aside, I believe that out of all the tabloids, the Mail is the hardest on ageing women in the media. Oh and God forbid any woman in the public eye should gain weight, that’s bread and butter to them. Pun intended.

I thoroughly enjoyed make-up artist Lisa Eldridge’s beauty tutorial for the (well) over 50s. I thought the tips and advice were excellent. I can even forgive her for using a woman (who’s actually a model), with beautiful bone structure and lovely, even features.

Although, if Yvonne smiled in the before photograph, perhaps the results wouldn’t have looked quite so dramatic.

Lisa always uses a lot of make up products in her tutorials, although like me, she may only use a little of each one. There’s a handy list on her website of the products used, but no prices, so I looked them up.

Bobbi Brown – Tinted Moisturising Balm – £34.00
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer – £7.00
Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush 18 Soft Cardinal – £6.99
Vichy – Dermablend Corrective Foundation – 25 – Nude – £15.50
Clinique Lid Smoothie –  Current Affair – £17.00
No7 – Stay Perfect Trio Eyeshadow – Cappuccino – £9.50
Organic Glam – Mascara – Jet Black – £20.95
Suqqu – Eyebrow Liquid Pen – £20.00
No7 – Precision Lips Pencil – £.6.75
Une – Sheer Lips Balm – £5.00
Bourjois Bronzing Powder – £6.99

Not including the make up brushes and tools, the total of the make up used comes to £154.87. Wow, I thought, that’s a lot of money, no wonder Yvonne looks stunning at the end.

I was going to have a good old moan about expensive products and how it’s alright for Lisa to use a £34.00 foundation etc. But then I thought, I wonder how much does my every day make up cost?

I’ll add it up tomorrow.

I’ll tell you mine, if you tell me yours.