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.


  1. March 11, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    I have done this exact topic for my beauty debate. I will have to post it soon. Lol great minds

    • March 12, 2013 / 6:48 pm

      I WAS going to list all the cosmetics I use each morning, but I lost count at 23 products! THAT CAN’T BE RIGHT SURELY?

      I’m beginning to think I must be leaving the house looking like a full on drag queen, actually I do have a drag queen post coming up – love the make up skills they employ, lessons for everyone!

  2. March 16, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    I don’t spend much on make up. I do have lot of MAC stuff. Well over £150 worth of blushes, powders etc. But I rarely buy makeup items over £25. I invest in skincare though. Somehow I think that if the base is good the makeup doesn’t matter as much. If I look young and healthy than I don’t need a face powder for £50. Although this might change at some point 🙂

    • March 19, 2013 / 1:21 pm

      You’re exactly right, it all starts with good skin. Foundation glides on when your skin glowing and healthy, it’s just getting it to that state that’s the pain.

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