Yes Marcia, it’s that time again. You either accept this mission or you will self destruct. The Makeup Wars have designated you to bring out the big guns and show us what you could do with your most expensive cosmetics. They don’t have to be your favorites Marcia but they should be products you like enough to share with the MW team. Do you accept this mission?
Darn tootin’ I do. Let’s get to it! I’m not embarrassed that the world will see that I can shop with the best (well I am but I won’t admit it). What the world will see is that I’ve gone through phases beginning with Armani, moving to Chantecaille and ending with Le Metier de Beaute with many stops in between.
As far as skincare goes I’m showing what I’m currently using but this isn’t necessarily my most expensive (and of course I forgot to show one product). For tools I did pull out some of the most expensive to use but dear readers, please remember that I’ve been collecting these for about 20 years. Cosmetics, I’ve gone through and culled out the most expensive ones to put together a face worth $$$. (Any item marked with a * was a PR sample) Let the fun begin….
Morning skincare: total $288
Peter Thomas Roth DeSpot Skin Brightening Corrector* $75 where needed
Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50* $38 (review upcoming)
Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer* $45 (not pictured, review upcoming)
Wai Hope Eye Dew Multipeptide Eye Gel* $90 (review upcoming)
Eyes: total $222
Chantecaille Le Palette d’Olivia: While this one isn’t currently available there is another Chantecaille palette that’s similar for $135 at Neiman Marcus. I chose to use three shades for this particular face ($90 if sold separately): Perle (a very light pink), Crystal (a soft whispery gray) and Graphite (a dark sensuous gray).
Chantecaille Gel Eyeliner Pencil $33 in charcoal
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara $30
Face: total $372
Le Metier de Beaute Pieu Vierge Anti Aging Complexion Tinted Treatment ($125) mixed with Le Metier de Beauty Classic Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation $68
Undereye concealer: Tarte Maracuja Creaseless* $24
Face concealer: Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Finish $75
Blush: Le Metier de Beaute Blush Kaleidoscope $95
Powder: Armani Microfil Loose Powder $40
Highlighter Yves St. Laurent Touche Eclat $40
Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant $24
Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Nude $29
Tom Ford Lipstick in Pink Dusk $38
Beaute Lip Gloss in Paramour $26 (not my most expensive but I love it with this lipstick)
Shu Uemura brushes – now these need an explanation! I became enamored with Shu brushes way back when Allure magazine first came out and touted these as the greatest. At the time Barney’s had a store in my favorite mall so my treat was buying 2 brushes. Some of the ones I use are discontinued so the prices are estimated. I did not pay these prices, one was actually a gift from a dear friend. Shu Kolinsky 11 $140, Shu Kolinsky/Sable 10 approximately $100, Shu Pure Kolinksy 12 approximately $150. In actuality I spent $100 on my two brushes but I’m counting full value.
Sephora Professional Platinum Concealer brush $24
Nars Yachiya Kabuki $50
Paula Dorf Baby Cheeks brush approximately $36, this long discontinued brush is the softest brush ever for blush
Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler* $20 (review coming)
Tweezerman ilash comb $9.50
Trish McEvoy Professional Powder Puff $12
Beauty Blender sponge $20 for one
Maya Facial Water Mist* $32 (over one year’s use and going strong)
Grand Total: $1676.50
I’d say my mission was accomplished. I not only found the most expensive face I could possibly make but I amazed myself with the amount that I’ve spent over the years. What do you think your mission would cost? – Marcia
Please follow the rest of the Makeup War team to see how much my blogger friends can spend. I have a feeling my brushes took me close to the top! (Use the arrows on the top for previous/next or the icons on the bottom.)