Or rather, how much make up did I use today?
I read Sam's lovely post on this tag, and I am so desperate to do this that I immediately dig out some expensive products to do a pricey face. *Hey, 'cause she used Chanel loose powder, MAC foundation and lipstick, so I HAD to take a good revenge.* This is the most expensive look I put together just for this tag's purpose. Usually I'm not that loyal to any of my expensive or cheap products so I tend to mix and match, skip or forget some of the steps. I am planning to do the US$20 make up challenge next, so as to contrast this expensive look. Comment below if you like this (expensive) or that (20dollar challenge) idea!
I used some filter/ special effect in the graphics above (the moving .gif file), but the images below are not colour corrected.
I am doing the calculation in US dollars for convenience. Most prices are looked up on the internet.
US$40 - YSL, Touche Eclat #2 - highlight under eyes, around nose, etc.
US$64 - Chantecaille, Tinted Moisturiser #Alabaster - used all over my face. surprise: it is made in japan.
US$29.95 - Sheer Cover, Duo Concealer #Light/Medium - used the pink shade to cover around nose, and dark circles. you can get the kit cheaper, but individually this costs around $30, i think.
US$134 (10,500 yen) - Suqqu, Dual Effect Powder Foundation #102 - Suqqu is very expensive, and worth the penny.
US$91 (7,140 yen) - Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #12 Konruri - i used the champagne on my lid, light brown on the outer corner, and pale matte pink as a brow bone highlight
US$29 - Burberry Beauty, Sheer Eyeshadow #06 Almond - crease colour. very very very lovely medium brown
US$87 (6,825 yen) - Suqqu, Nuancing Cheeks #EX-02 Kohakushui - I only used the coral on the right, as an accent colour.
US$42 - Burberry, #08 Misty Blush - used this all over my cheeks
US$37.5 (2,940 yen) - Addiction, Lipstick #Baby - gorgeous pink. applied directly from the bullet.
US$0 - Rock and Republic, Extremist Mascara #Noir - Tao sent this to me. I LOVE this mascara. it is unusual for me to find new mascara love. but this has a more than pretty packaging, nice wand, and most importantly, a dry formula that works for my lashes. exceptional for a western mascara to work on me! **too bad this should have been discontinued**
I used 3 eyebrow pencils just because I was fussing around with my no-tail brows, on any other day, 1 pencil is more than enough! And I realise I do not own any expensive brow products, except perhaps some Calvin Klein brow pencils that don't suit my colouring now. Shall I invest in some expensive brow stuff? Suggestions are welcome!
US$1.3 (105 yen) - Daiso, automatic brow pencil #Brown
US$1.3 (105 yen) - Daiso, automatic brow pencil #Dark Brown
US$4.5 (HK$35) - Naris Up, Brow Up Pencil Eyebrow #Light Brown
US$23 - Clarins, Crayon Yeux #02 Brown - upper liner
US$15 - MAC, Pearlglide Eye Liner #Molasses - upper waterline/ tightline
Some self-portrait poxn and then we have the total amount $ added in the end!
Face: 40+64+29.95+134 = 267.95
Eyes: 91+29+1.3+1.3+4.5+23+15 = 165.1
Cheeks: 87+42 = 129
I won, Sam, I piled on a few times more worth of products than you do in one go!
**disclaimer, this is not bragging, nor showing off, just a vengeful reply to a tag. and, to show my expensive make up some love. :)
Lazy silly Jacq :")