WOMF #4: How much is your face worth?

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I’ve seen this tag floating around for a while and I’ve been intrigued to see the real cost of what goes on my mug every day! This makeup was a pretty regular day, it’s my easy ‘go to’ look when I want to look like I’ve made a bit of an effort, but not gone too OTT with it all!

Here goes:
1. Real Techniques Buffing Brush (from the Core Collection, price based on cost per brush) £5.50 | 2. Crown Brush C224 Oval Camouflage Brush £3.49 | 3. Real Techniques Contour Brush £5.50 (from Core Collection) | 4. Real Techniques Powder Brush £12.99 | 4. Lancôme Eye Shadow Brush (no longer available) replacement £21 | 5. Crown Brush BK45 Deluxe Angled Liner Brush £2.19 // 6. MUA E3 £1.95 | 7. *Mystery brush* (Crown Brush IB132 Stiff Brow is similar though) £2.19 | 8. MAC 116 £27.

1. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Deauville) £30.50 | 2. Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer £10 | 3. Smashbox Halo To Go Hydrating Perfecting Powder (Light) £39 | 4. MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow £12.50 | 5. Lancôme Le Krayon Kohl (Noir) £16 | 6. Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow (Charcoal) £17 | 7. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow (Hot Stone) £17 | 8. Maybelline Colossal Volume Smokey Eyes Mascara (Black) £7.99 | 9. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow (Cement & Hot Stone) for brows £17 (already accounted for one of these shades) | 10. Natural Collection Powder Blush £1.99 | 11. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (Pink Quartz) £32 | 12. MAC Lipstick (Patisserie) £15

I literally cannot believe how many products and items I’ve just listed! When I whack it all on at 7am it doesn’t feel like that much makeup! Eeeks!

Total cost: £297.79

Ok so that is one of the most expensive I’ve seen! But, in my defence, I do get to buy quite a lot of high end makeup with a discount because of where I work. So I didn’t pay that much for everything I use! Some things I would pay the price for, others probably not; there’s some amazing quality in the drugstore these days!

Hope you enjoyed having a snoop at how much my face is worth!

Have a lovely day!
xx

Cleanser: The Current Crop

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Over the few years I’ve tended to reach for the same cleanser over and over.  A quick facial wash that will remove my makeup with ease and makes my skin feel squeaky clean.  However, recently I’ve been trying out a few different types of cleanser to break up my routine a bit and to hopefully improve my skin.  I will most likely do a more in-depth post about the struggles I’ve had with my skin in the new year, but for now I just wanted to talk about what cleansers I’m tending to use on a semi regular basis.

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The Starting Off Project – Skincare

Following my posts on lips and makeup tools, here is my Skincare offering. This is going to be a long one, grab a cuppa and make yourselves comfy!

Looking after your skin should be part of your routine to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As we hit puberty we all know that our body goes through huge changes and this is often the time that most people start using either skincare or makeup or, often, both. In order to achieve the makeup result you want, your skincare routine is actually the most important. It’s like wallpapering over a crack, it won’t go away and can get worse! So save yourself a lot of money and hassle and start a good routine from a young age and you’ll be halfway there. I must stress that your skin and it’s needs will change from time to time, but as long as you can notice when some elements of your routine need to change, then you will be prepared enough to deal with it without any major problems cropping up. This all comes from someone who has suffered from acne since the age of about 14, however, training as a beauty therapist made me so much more aware of things you can do to look after your skin. Equally, reading blogs and working in the industry has also helped me broaden my knowledge and feel confident in helping people choose the right skincare for them.

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