I like to dabble in makeup. A lot.
Beauty is life, okay? One of my favorite people to talk makeup with, @TessStevens decided to create an amazing card and decided to tag me. Have you ever calculated how much money you happen to spend on every single product you use on your face every single day? Okay, me either. But I am about to find out.
You can check out @TessStevens card [here], your jaw might just drop when you see just how much her face costs. If you're interested in finding out how much my face cost, stay tuned and keep scrolling. I'm pretty positive mine won't be over $100 -- or will it? I love quality items, but sometimes a price tag doesn't equate to better. Here goes nothing. *drumroll* On your mark, get set, go.
Face Wash: Coconut Oil
When it comes to my facial care, I've been trying to stick to the OCM [oil cleansing method]. Coconut oil is my best friend. Literally. I wash my face with this in the morning and at night -- believe it or not, it works wonders and it's affordable. You can read more about this [here].
Toner: Thayer's Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel
There's nothing like toning your face after a good cleansing. Thayer's works wonders and it smells good.
Moisturizer: Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
The best moisturizer out there. Take my word for it.
Makeup Primer: Calamine Lotion
Because I'm old school and I love beauty so much that I dig deep for hacks, I'm a huge fan of using calamine lotion as a makeup primer. Let me add, it works wonders. Literally.
Rejuvenation: MAC Prep + Prime Fix Plus Spray
I use this spray on my beauty blender before I apply my foundation and it makes it go on extremely smooth without creasing.
Makeup Tools: Beauty Blender
What would my face be without this product? Amazing. If you don't have one, I urge you to invest.
Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
If you ever want an amazing brightening concealer this is the perfect one for you. A little bit goes a long way.
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
I also use this concealer in between the NARS concealer. It is the perfect consistency and coverage while lasting throughout the day.
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay
This makeup is my holy grail. Trust me when I say that I have tried every high end makeup foundation there is, but this makeup truly works for me. Back home I paid roughly $9 for a bottle. Once I moved to New York, I started paying $18 for a bottle of this makeup and even though I think it's absolutely ridiculous, it's so worth it.
Eyeshadow And Contour: Morphe 35o Palette
I purchased this palette and instantly fell in love. The shades are right up my alley and use it for both contouring and eyeshadow.
Blush: NARS Taj Mahal
This blush is perfect for women of color. This has been my blush of choice for a few years now and I think it will stay that way for awhile. It's the perfect shade of orange with a hint of gold flex. Gorgeous!
Liner: Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil
I use the same pencil for both my eyebrows and to line my lips. It works because most days I just stick to brown.
Chapstick: Blistex Medicated Lip Balm
I have to keep my lips moisturized at all times. This little baby seems to do the trick
Lipstick: Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
I switch my lipstick up quite often, but I will go with the lipstick that I have been wearing most often lately and I absolutely love it.
Surprisingly, I went over my initial guess.
My total came out to $190 even. Sheesh!