How much is my face worth?

I’ve seen this post floating about the blogging network and it caught my attention straight away! In this post I am going to be listing all the beauty products I use every day and the price of them so I can figure out a grand total of how much my face is worth! Haha! Here it goes! Feel free to do this post gals!

  • Mac Studio Fix foundation – £21.50
  • HD Brows palette – £20.00
  • Ebay Brush set – £5.00
  • Mac foundation flat brush – £24.30
  • Collection 2000 concealer – £4.90
  • Makeup Academy Pro-Base Primer – £6.00
  • Bourjoir Maxi Delight Bronzer – £8.99
  • 2true Clear powder – £4.00 (estimate)
  • Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick – £6.49
  • Mac ‘Well Dressed’ powder blush – £16.20
  • Benefit Eye bright pencil – £13.50
  • MUA eyeshadow palette – £6.99
  • Eyelash curler – £5.00
  • Model Co eyeliner pencil – £5.99

Grand total – £148.86

Eek! I am a little shocked at this total! I didn’t realize a lot of the products I used cost as much as they did! I think this is because I don’t re-purchase brushes etc. regularly!  Maybe this will stop me from buying them again 😉 NOT! I hope you can all do this post, I’d love to know how much your face is worth 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Lyndsy x

*Image sourced from Lauren Curtis

 

 

 

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Review NC20

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Why did you get this foundation?

I purchased this foundation about a month ago as I wanted a change and something that left a professional look. I didn’t know where to start and researched into this one. I noticed the YouTube star Shaaanxo worn this foundation in the colour NC20. It looked incredible on her and my skin tone is very close to hers. If you are unsure of your skin tone, make sure to research the colours and tones! There is plenty of help for this on the internet.

What about the price?

I purchased this one off Debenhams website and it was around £25.00 (not too sure!) This is dear if, like me, you are used to purchasing drug store makeup! I didn’t mind though because I was looking to find the perfect, flawless foundation, no matter what the price. I looked it up on Ebay and there are a few people selling them for a good price, but they were sold out of my shade when I looked.

How was the colour match?

The colour match turned out great for me. It isn’t a perfect match to my skin tone, i’ll be honest. It is a little more ‘tan’ than me! I don’t mind this though, as it isn’t really noticeable, and I actually like having a bit of a darker face with some clear powder over it. The colour is a little light when I have fake tan on, but then again it isn’t a really noticeable difference when you finished with bronzer etc. I absolutely love this shade on me and would recommend it to anyone who likes a healthy colour to their face. 

How was the coverage?

This foundation is very light in texture, it dries in quite quickly and it is a build-able foundation. I don’t need a lot of it to have a good coverage on my face.  

What was the overall look of the foundation like?

I am so pleased with the overall look of this foundation. It dries in quickly, and leaves a smooth texture on my face even without any primer. It covers pores, redness and spots. It smells lush too! I always where powder over my foundation to get rid of shine, and with this foundation and powder together, it leaves such a flawless finish! Think Kim Kardashian style flawless! It honestly has really lived up to the good reviews I have read. 

Any cons to this product?

The only thing I don’t appreciate about this product is the small size of bottle and the pretty big price tag! It is only 30ml. Also, it comes with a screw off lid, if you want a pump lid you have to buy this separate! The SPF is 15, which I think is slightly high for this flawless product, if it were lower, I believe the colour would look outstanding in photography, as the higher the SPF, the more whiter your face looks. I will definately be repurchasing this product again! If I am tight with money, I will save it for special occasions and you a drugstore makeup for every day wear! 

Thanks for reading, Lyndsy x

Rimmel Lasting Finish V. Revlon Colourstay

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I have been using Revlon Colourstay foundation for years now, it’s my favourite for a lot of reasons, but mainly because it hasn’t let me down for so long. I fancied shaking things up a bit and trying something new, and I decided after hearing good reviews on Rimmel Lasting Finish, to give it a try! I’m going to review both to give you my honest opinion.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour

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I bought this foundation because I’d heard many good opinions on it. It mentions that it lasts 25 hours which is pretty appealing too! I noticed the texture of this foundation was a lot stickier than the Revlon Colourstay and it takes a little longer to dry in. When you pump the Rimmel foundation out, it looks thick, but when you apply it to your face it dries very thinly compared to the Revlon one. I have a few freckles and it takes a few coats to cover them with this one. I quite like the colour though, it gives quite a flawless finish with some powder over it. Just be aware that it can cake when you use bronzer, just be sure to stroke the cheeks gently and you should be okay. I noticed that when I apply my eye makeup it leaves white marks where my fingers have been on my cheeks, they’re quite noticeable too, so you have to go over them. It does last me a full day at work and college, but if I was going out for a night on the town after, I would have to reapply it as it would have faded. It is a thin texture, so it is nice and easy to apply to the skin.

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Revlon Colourstay 24 hour

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I have went back to this foundation so many times, it’s around £12 so it is pricey for a drugstore product. It gives a flawless finish everytime, it’s easy to build up if you want it a bit thicker. It dries in quicker than the Rimmel foundation, I don’t have the time to be waiting around! This foundation doesn’t come off easily either, if you touch your face it doesn’t move, whereas the Rimmel foundation does come off a little. It’s meant to last 24 hours, it’s fine for a day at college or work, but you would have to reapply it for a night out because it does fade as the day goes on. It is harder to remove than the Rimmel makeup. It also comes in a good range of shades where as the Rimmel doesn’t have as much choice.

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Final thoughts

I have to say that the Rimmel one is wearable, this is good for me as I have stuck with Revlon for SO long. I’ve only had this foundation for a week so I want to keep trying it to get a better idea on what it’s like. At the minute I would say I probably will go back to my Revlon, simply because, to me, it dries a lot quicker and leaves a more natural shade than the Rimmel. I think that the Rimmel one is suitable for days at college or lazy days, but if you want more of a flawless finish that lasts for long hours, I would use Revlon.