Makeup Wars – My Most Expensive Face, Beauty Info Zone edition

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?

The whole shebang

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

Skincare: Algenist, Wai Hope, Peter Thomas Roth, YBF

Peter Thomas Roth DeSpot Skin Brightening Corrector* $75  where needed

YBF HydrateB concentrate* $40

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

Eyes: Chantecaille, Make Up For Ever, Armani

Chantecaille Perle, Crystal and Graphite shadows; Chantecaille Charcoal gel pencil liner, Armani Eyes to Kill mascara

Make Up For Ever Eye Prime* $24

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

Face: lots of Le Metier de Beaute, Armani, Tarte, YSL

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

Lips: $117

 

Lips: Chanel, Tom Ford, Beaute (they are actually more mauve than photographed)

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)

Tools: $668

Tools: Sephora, Shu Uemura, Make Up For Ever, Nars, Paula Dorf, Beauty Blender, Tweezerman, Trish McEvoy, Maya Water

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.

Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush $ 40

Sephora Professional Platinum Concealer brush $24

Nars Yachiya Kabuki $50

Make Up For Ever HD Kabuki brush* $40

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.)

Comments

  1. this is gorgeousssss, especially the lip!! You beat me! LOL

  2. Nice selection – your brushes are amazing. I really want that NARS Yachiya brush!

  3. What a fun post. I’m jealous you have those Shu brushes.

  4. Awesome post! I am drooling over your Shu Brushes. I have always wanted some but have never gotten around to buying them. I’ll just live vicariously through you!

  5. Wow, what a fantastic look– and there are so many products that I’m droolong over that I don’t even know where to begin!!!!!

  6. I wish I could get my hands on Le Metier de Beaute Blush Kaleidoscope. We don’t have it in Hong Kong.

  7. Teri, I barely use the Nars Yachiyo since it’s sort of scratchy. But it was more expensive than my Japonesque one!

  8. The LMdB Blush Kaleidoscope is excellent, sorry that you can’t get that one Coco.

  9. You need to teach me about good makeup brushes Marcia. That’s what I spend the least on, maybe I’d look better if I invested in better brushes!
    Great post!

  10. That eye palette look to die for! I’ll have to keep an eye out for more from them.

  11. Ooooh! That eye shadow palette looks lovely! Great selections!!!

  12. I love the Makeup Wars! So much fun seeing all your products– on your face and lips, too!

  13. Congrats on the Shu brushes…love them! And oh, that LMdB Blush Kaleidoscope…I think you’re the 3rd person that has it. That’s it…I’m ordering! :)

  14. beautyin says:

    I have 3 of the big Chantecaille palettes and I treasure them.

  15. beautyin says:

    Makeup Wars is so much fun!

  16. beautyin says:

    Nancy, at the time I bought my first Shu brush (not pictured actually) I thought I’d never spend that much on something cosmetic again. Ha! Little did I know….

  17. Now I see why you finished our next post so quickly! I need to check out these tools sometime… they look great!

  18. Great post. I’d love to see a Makeup War on favorite makeup looks for day and one for night.

  19. I am so jealous of your brush collection!

  20. beautyin says:

    Here’s a post I did just showing my brushes (and some didn’t make it into the picture). I’ve been collecting these for 20 years but in depth the last 10. I adore brushes. http://beautyinfozone.com/beauty-spotlight-team/beauty-spotlight-team-whats-in-marcias-can/

  21. beautyin says:

    I’ll bring up the topic Ammie. Thanks for the suggestion.

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