Monday, August 6, 2012

Makeup Wars - Most Expensive Face Challenge




Makeup Wars is back again with a new challenge.  If you remember before, we did a $20 face challenge that was surprisingly fun.  This time we thought we would go to the extreme and do a Most Expensive Face Challenge. We changed the rules a bit to include Skin Care and Brushes to our totals.  We also allowed items from our existing cosmetic collection. Any items that were press samples or gifts I have noted beside each item.  The rest of the items were purchased by me over a long period of time.  Were talking well over a decade!  I have also included links to past reviews or links to a store that sells almost each item listed in this post.




A few things I would you all to keep in mind during this post are:
a) I acquired these items over a long period of time.  Many items were purchased with funds from advertising on the blog.  Other items were gifts or press samples.  I do in NO WAY condone purchasing all of this makeup and all of the skincare.  This is an excessive amount that no one "needs".
b) I do not normally wear all of this makeup and skin care all at once.  The amount of blush I used in this challenge was excessive. No one "Needs" to wear 4 blushes and two concealers and three different powders.  But this was done in the spirit of excess and therefore I complied.
c) I am not a hoarder….OK maybe a little…but there is no reason why anyone "needs" all this makeup or "needs" to spend this much on makeup….EVER.
d) I ask that you not judge me by this post. I ask that you consider the fact that I am a beauty blogger so I will have more makeup than a normal person would have.  Please also note that many of the items in this post are "well loved" and you can see pan a few items. That means I use these items regularly in my day to day looks. 

OK. Let's get started:
Starting with Skin Care.  Because that's how I start my day.



Freeze 24/7 Skin Glace Daily Detoxifying Cleanser and Mask  (Press Sample). Review Link
Stages of Beauty Harmony Toner (Press Sample) Review Link
Natura Bisse Inhibit Tensolift (Press Sample) to get rid of the lines in my forehead and between my eyes.  I will be reviewing this product soon. It's amazing. The high price tag may be "worth" it.
Natura Bisse Stablizing Complex (Press Sample) to help control oil and my acne. This works OK. but nothing works as well as good old Philips Milk of Magnesia!
Chantecaille Nano Gold Energizing Eye Serum (Press Sample) which is AMAZING! I received a press sample so it is not in the original container but it works just as well. That's why I added the "*" in the price total because I'm not sure if it should be included the full cost or not. 
Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Eye Cream (Press Sample) This eye cream is very nice and works as well as the Chanel eye cream I reviewed here.
Elta MD UV Clear Sunscreen (Press Sample).  Review Link
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. Which I have to say does NOT work very well. I'll review it later on the blog.

OK. Now that my face is prepped, I start with the foundation and move along.  From here on out I'll just show you what I used and divide it up by Foundation/Face, Cheek/Contour/Bronzer, Eyes, and Lips.  I'll end showing you all the brushes I used in this challenge.  And finally I'll give you the grand total…but as you can see in the pictures I have put the current prices of all items next to the items.




MUFE Full Cover Concealer Review link
Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base (Gift). This is a great addition to my makeup routine. It makes my face seem lighter and more glowy. I can mix it with foundation to lighten or I can apply it after my primer as a way to impart a glow to the skin.
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation Review link
La Mer 'The Powder' in Translucent - Is this worth the money?  Heck no.  But I was blinded by La Mer.  I have since found far less expensive powders that preform better.
Cle de Peau Concealer Review Link
Lancome Dual Finish Powder Makeup Review Link
Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Compact Review Link



Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel - Luminous Bronzing Powder in Sable Beige Review Link
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Nude to contour cheeks and under chin
Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush in Delicata to contour nose
Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Malice and Tumulte layered Review Links
Guerlain Cruel Gardenia to highlight Review Link



Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Strawburn Oh My. Look at the pan showing!
Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara Black A very nice and very basic mascara. It conditions my lashes and while I cannot prove it I feel like they grow faster when I use this.
Guerlain Teracotta Khol in Indigo from the Summer Collection (Press Sample) I used this under my eyes.  That was a mistake. By mid day I looked like a BLUE Raccoon!
Illamasqua Sealing Gel to use with my Chanel Cake liner.
Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer Review Link
Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat (Press Sample) I will be reviewing this soon as well. This additional step to my mascara routine has made it possible to wear ANY mascara without experiencing flakes, smudges or raccoon eye!
Le Metier de Beaute Custom 4 pan Kaleidoscope Review Link
Chanel La Ligne de Chanel Professional Eyeliner Duo in Nior Lamé Review Link
Anastasia Eye Lights Matte
Anastasia Brow Gel Clear



Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Lip Pencil #12 (Burnt Rose) Review Link
Chanel Leveres Scintillantes Glossimer in Rose Sand
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose (Gift) You all know how much I adore these lip balms. I apply this before I start putting any makeup on my face.
Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick #66 Gracia Review Link

Here are the brushes used in this challenge:



Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush I used this to apply powder under my eye
Sonia Kashuk Spoolie I used this to try and tame my unruly brows
MAC #36 (New #224) Brush I used this ancient brush to blend my eyeshadows
MAC #210 Precise Eye Liner Brush I used this to line my eyes with the Chanel Cake liner
Sephora Classic All Over Shadow Brush Small # 22 I used this to apply all three eyeshadow colors from Le Metier de Beaute
Sephora Flat Domed Shadow Brush. I don't think Sephora makes this any more. I used it to apply highlight to my eyes and for the inner corners of my eyes.
Sephora Classic Brow Brush #10
Le Metier de Beaute Dualistic Eyelash Curler (Gift)



It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Powder Brush (Press Sample)I used this to apply my powder foundation.
Japonesque #333 Brush Review Link I used this to apply my meteorites
Hourglass #2 Foundation/Blush Brush I used this to apply my La Mer Face Powder
Body & Soul #2 Blush Brush (gift) This company is out of business. I received this as a gift because I told a friend how much I wanted a set of Carmindy's brushes.  When I found out how much each of them cost I freaked.  My friend got me just one.  Guess what. That brush is so NOT worth the money. It sheds like crazy and is too fluffy for blush. I use it to blend. I used this to apply my Highlighter
MAC #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush I use this brush to apply my bronzer, but I have used it to apply foundation too. I love it as a foundation brush for certain creme foundations and long wearing foundations.  I think this brush is worth every penny. I have purchased dupes of this brush and have yet to find one that works as well as the original MAC 187.
MAC #116 Blush Brush = The best blush brush ever!  I seriously love this blush brush to pieces.I used it to apply both blushes. Malice from cheekbone to ears and Tumulte on the apples of my cheeks.
Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Synthetic Pointed Foundation Brush I used this brush for contouring the Rouge Bunny Rouge blush along the sides of my nose and between my cupid's bow along my lips. I love the precise application for blush, but it does work fairly well with some foundations.
Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush I love this brush. I saw it used in a YT video for concealing acne and I got one right away. Wow. What a difference it makes.. I don't know how I lived without it!



The total.  $3,167.48.  Holy Crap. That's more than my mortgage, more than what most people make in a month, more than I could imagine.  Is the face above "worth" $3,167.48?  Hell No!  You can easily pull off an equivalent look or better look, with less makeup and less expensive makeup.  Thankfully each item used in this challenge allows for multiple uses. (I have to justify somewhere, right?)

So here's a challenge for you. Add up EVERYTHING you use to put on your face each day.  Is it more than you expected? Less?  I bet you it is more than you thought!

Check out these other awesome blogs for their Most Expensive Face Challenge results.  I wonder how had the most expensive....

 


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53 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! Well done ;) LOL and what do you MEAN no one needs 4 blushes?! blasphemer!

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  2. You beat me you fabulous creature you! Love it!

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  3. This post is amazing and awesome, I am super impressed! I love how much product you managed to put on your face and still look great!

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    1. Aww.Thanks. It was incredibly excessive, but I'm glad it turned out well. I used a light hand with everything.

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  4. You are the MASTER! Love it all AND you look gorgeous with it on. Great job!

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  5. Well you look fantastic at least ^.^

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    1. Thank goodness. Can you imagine spending all that money and looking like crap? I would be PISSED!

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  6. You look fantastic :) I, too, love the Fresh lip balms. Mine are currently in the fridge as I was afraid of them melting in the heat *g*

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    1. I might have to keep a few in the fridge. One of them is starting to get really soft. Thanks for the tip!

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  7. Omg, that's a lot of money...! I'm gonna do as instructed and add it all up for myself, too. But I'm afraid! I'm 100% sure that my total will be a lot lower than yours, especially for skin care, but I'm also 99% sure that it's still gonna make my jaw drop, lol :-)

    And P.S.: That's a million dollar face right there, lady :-)

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    1. Yeah. I recommend not adding up the total until you have had a few drinks. :-) Thanks!

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  8. You look hot! And have I told you lately how much I love your hair?

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    1. Thank you! Thanks a huge compliment coming from someone who's hair looks awesome all the time!!!

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  9. Yowser! 4 blushes. I expected to see a clown face but you look so natural and beautiful. You are right though, we all were doing it to excess so I hope we are forgiven.

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    1. I hope so too. I can imagine someone not reading the entire post and calling me some sort of bourgeois pig. :-/

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  10. I was just looking at my stash this morning and wondering how many thousands I had spent on it. Surprising how quickly it mounts up and I love the way you don't hold this up as a GOOD thing to spend a lot of money on cosmetics because it isn't big or clever.

    Great post.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you got that point. I think we might do this challenge again using products that re-create the look using less $$ products. Spending tons of money of makeup isn't wise at all.

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  11. You look mahvelous as always,very glowy and pretty,and you use Strawburn,too! ^ 5,Borat style.
    While I do try to skin the fat from a fart most of the time,there are things I DO splurge upon. Foundation is one for certain,and I love the CdP concealer myself (it lasts forever,so it's really not THAT bad) and the Voyage compact.That one I use sparingly as the refills are $50 (EEK!) I'd love to have another Rouge G lipstick; I used up Geisha already-either that or CdP R2-yes,some people are dumb enough to spend $60 on a perfect red...

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    1. Honestly, if you're fortunate rnough to find your perfect red (or any color, really), it's not dumb to shell out the $60. I've bought less expensive items over the years, but the accumulative costs probably surpass that 5X.

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    2. Thanks. Some items for their cost per use are good and the others no so much. The CdP is great but the Voyage Compact...not so much.

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  12. 4 blushes, why didn't I think of that?? I have to say you do look gorgeous! I bow to the master!

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    1. I'm sad that you didn't go full out excessive. 4 blushes is nothing.I could have used more!

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  13. Whoaaaa--that is some SERIOUS makeup...and money :P I couldn't come anywhere near your total if my life depended on it! LOL that is a lovely collection of makeup though

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    1. Thanks! It is obscene how much money the entire face costs. Let's admit it.

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  14. Wow! Your eyes are simply TO DIE FOR. Worth every penny, if you ask me!

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  15. You created such a beautiful look! Holy moly...expensive! I think you might be our winner??? I see many items that you used are items that I have always wanted to try! You did a great job!

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    1. I think you're right about having the most $$ look. Thanks for the compliment!

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  16. Gorgeous products & a beautiful look! I still have to invest in that Cle de Peau concealer. Closest counter is 3+ hrs. away & I'm just too chicken to order it online.

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    1. Hi Nancy! Thank you. To be honest. the CdP concealer, while expensive is certainly NOT my favorite stick concealer. I think the one from Le Metier de Beaute is better

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  17. That is a million dollar look for sure. I at least have the Fresh Sugar lip balm in a trial size (Sephora birthday gift) but that's as close as I've come to all of those wonderful high-end products!

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    1. Aww. Thanks. That trial size is a goodly amount. You can enjoy the item without regret. :-)

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  18. That eye look is awesome! You definitely outdid me in price!!!!

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  19. Forget the money it cost to do your makeup .... (I have to say minus the skin care I sure i could come closes) but how much time it took you to do your face???!!! That's priceless.

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    1. Not too long. Maybe 25-30 min (minus the skin care) with the skin care probably 40-45

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  20. You look great, but I wish I'd put a disclaimer on mine as well!

    I need to go and pull out my Fresh lippie too, I love those!

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    1. You can always update!! Yes. I love those Fresh lip balms!

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  21. Oh holy shit. Your eye makeup is killer in this. Just my face is about $237 in makeup. Brushes is about $50, I've been using my hands to apply my base a lot lately. Skincare probably another $85. So adjusted for changing up a product here and there... like $350? Can I just say, I aspire to have a nice collection of luxe makeup like that one day? Right now, I have a nice NARS stash - they seem to be my weapon of choice lately.

    Excellent post!

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    1. Nah. you don't need the super luxe stuff. Upi already have quality products in your collection right now. $$ does not = Quality

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  22. What a good time I had reading this today!! How fun- I've been doing all that thinking along these lines re the emperor and his new clothes ... anyhow, your posts are always delightful but this I especially enjoyed!! Many many thanks for starting my day off with joy, Sith!! xoxo Beth in Pgh ;-)

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  23. Oh my gosh I think yours is the most expensive I've seen so far! That is more than is in my bank account at the moment LOL!

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  24. Beautiful look! This challenge has been a lot of fun to follow :) (I'm afraid to calculate what my most expensive face might be :) lol)

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    1. Like I mentioned above. Calculate after you have had a few drinks! ;-)

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  25. What a fun read! I've wondered many times just how much money I have invested in makeup, brushes, etc. I know it's enough to make me wanna call my insurance company, LOL! I would take your advice and have a few drinks first except I'd probably just get on the internet and buy more! Love your look, you really did do a great job of wearing that much product and not looking too done up, I couldn't do it!!

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  26. I love this post, it really shows you how much money you spend on makeup. I never really think about the amount of money I put on my face hahahaha

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