How much are our makeup bags actually worth?

How much are our makeup bags actually worth?

Have you ever thought to yourself…’How much is my makeup bag actually worth?’. After a friend of mine lost her makeup bag and was telling me about the horror, and painstaking price of having to replace every last item it got me thinking about the cost of my own makeup collection. My stash includes so many great budget buys but then also some higher end products, it really got me thinking.. how much is the price tag really when you add everything  up?!

I tallied up all of the products in my makeup bag along with bh’s Sophie, Rosie and Ellie to find out just how much our makeup bags actually cost!

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Most affordable products: OPTREX Refreshing Eye Drops ($6.99), Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner ($15.95) and Burt’s Bees Gloss Lip Crayon ($16.95).

Most expensive products: Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury 8 Brush Set ($125), Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette ($69) and M.A.C Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation ($56).

Total items: 23 products

Total cost: $955.87

Steph says: I was a little blown away when I saw just how much my beloved makeup bag is actually worth! It is full of my most-favourite, holy grail products that I use on a daily basis or for a full face. Once I find a great, reliable product that works for me I have the habit of repurchasing it over and over as I know the value is worth the cost.


Most affordable products:Blistex Intensive Repair ($5.95), NYX Cosmetics Eyeshadow Base ($12.95), and The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid ($14).

Most expensive products: BYREDO Bal D’Afrique Roll on Oil ($81), IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+ ($61) and Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF 15 ($58).

Total items: 35 products

Total cost: $1197.60

Ellie says: I can’t believe my makeup bag cost that much! I thought as I have more affordable brands that there was no way it could be that high, but I realised as I carry a bit more in there it tallies up fast. I like to mix affordable products with more expensive ones to give myself more choice.


Most affordable products:Blistex Lip Conditioner SPF 15 ($4.95), Manicare Eyelash Curler ($13.99) and Eyelure Brow Pencil ($14.99).

Most expensive products:Bobbi Brown Face Blender Brush ($77), M.A.C Brant Brothers 4 Pillars Eyeshadow Quad ($72), and Napoleon Perdis Camera Finish Powder Foundation ($69).

Total items: 19 products

Total cost: $797.92

Rosie says: I’m not surprised mine was the cheapest as I’m quite selective with my products and these are my go-to heros. I only carry one of each type of product as I know they’re reliable rather than rotating between a few.


Most affordable products: PONi Cosmetics Zebra Clear Brow Gel ($26) and Real Techniques Blush Brush ($24.99) and Beautyblender Micro Mini($27).

Most expensive products: Colorescience All Calm Colour Correcting Makeup Primer ($158), Venustus lumiere & nuit perfume ($99) and Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess Luxury Palette ($80).

Total items: 22 products

Total cost: $1129.94

Sophie says: I was shocked to see my primer was the most expensive product in my makeup bag collection! All of these products make me feel my best so are worth the cost.

What do you think about the cost of our makeup bags? How much is your makeup bag worth?

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