How Much Is My Make Up Collection Worth?


You know when you start writing a blog post thinking it wouldn’t take more than half an hour and then hours later your still working on it?

I had seen a few of these posts from other bloggers calculating how much their stash of make up is worth and it got me curious to thinking, how much is my make up worth. Initially without even starting to tally it all up, my guess was around £600-£700. As I’m quite nosey I like to see what other people have in their collection and it’s always interesting to see where people spend most of their money. For me, I’ve always had a lot of mascaras and nail varnishes.

Disclaimer: I’m not bragging about how much make up I have and compared to some bloggers this is a fairly small collection.


Mac- £23.50
Max Factor- £7.99
Rimmel- £7.99
L’Oreal- £9.99
L’Oreal- £7.99
The Ordinary- £6.00

Total- £63.46


Mac- £18.00
Collection- £4.19
Collection- £4.19
Rimmel- £5.99
NARS- £23.50
Lottie- £4.99
NYX- £6.00
Maybelline- £5.99
Freedom- £10.00

Total- £82.85 


Rimmel- £3.99
Kiko- £8.90
Collection- £3.99
Lord & Berry- £10.00

Total- £26.88 


Collection- £3.99
Benefit- £10.85
High Definition- £22.00
MUA- £3.00

Total- £39.84 


Make Up Revolution- £3.00
Barry M- £6.99

Total- £9.99 


L’Oreal- £8.99
Erborian- £15.00
Cover FX- £15.00

Total- £38.99 


Collection x2- £5.98
L’Oreal x2- £13.98
Rimmel- £2.99
Kat Von D- £10.00
Mac- £16.50
NYX- £6.00
Maybelline- £8.99
3ina- £8.00

Total- £72.44 

Eyeshadow Palettes:

Dior- £25.00
Morphe- £23.50
Zoeva- £18.00
L’Oréal- £14.99
NYX- £20.00
Sleek- £5.99
W7- £5.95

Total- £113.43 

Eyeshadow Singles:

MACx 2- £26.00
L’Oréal- £5.99
Max Factor- £4.99
NYX- £6.00

Total- £42.98


L’Oréal x8- £81.92
Dior- £25.50
Lancôme x3- £36.00
Mac- £19.50
Eyeko x2 – £20.00

Total- £182.92 


Mac x3- £49.50
L’Oréal x3- £20.97
Bourjois- £7.99
Rimmel x2- £10.98
Max Factor- £7.99

Total- £97.43 

Lipglosses/ Lip Creams:

Max Factor x2- £17.98
Kat Von D- £11.00
Sleek x2- £9.98
NYX x2- £13.00
Rimmel- £5.99
Inc.redible- £8.00

Total- £65.95 

Lip Pencils:

Rimmel x2- £7.98
Maybelline- £3.99
Mac- £13.00
L’Oréal- £4.99
Astor- £2.00
Inc.redible- £8.00

Total- £39.96

Brow Pencils:

L’Oréal- £5.99
High Definition- £18.00
Rimmel x2- £7.28
Benefit x2- £21.00
It cosmetics x2- £38.00

Eylure- £9.95

Total- £100.22

Setting Sprays:

Urban Decay- £23.50
Mac- £18.00
Collection- £5.99
E.L.F.- £4.50
NYX- £7.00
Maybelline- £6.99

Total- £65.98 

Eyeliner Pencils:

L’Oreal- £4.99
Lancome- £8.75
Rimmel x2- £5.98
Rodial x2- £34.00

Total- £53.72

Nail Varnishes:

Nails Inc x11- £165.00
Rimmel x12 -£36.00
Barry M x7 -£24.00
Mac Factor- £5.99
Sally Hansen- £5.99
Collection x3 -£8.97
Lancôme- £13.50
Deborah Lippmann- £9.00

Total- £268.45 

Glitter Pots:

Barry M- £4.59
NYX- £5.50
Glitterlution x3- £8.97

Total- £19.06 

BB/ CC Creams:

Garnier x2- £10.00
Nude By Nature- £11.00
Erborian x2- £55.00

Total- £76.00


NYX Powder- £9.00
NYX Contour Palette- £18.00

Total- £27.00

Total of make up collection is £1477.86.
I’m really shocked at this amount, over double what I had originally thought and we haven’t even had Christmas yet! I do receive quite a bit of make up for birthdays and Christmas though so it’s not all from my own pocket. If you’re looking to expand your make up stash I would recommend buying products in sets, as you usually get more for your money. Around this time of year, you can get some amazing gift sets and advent calendars where the contents is worth about double what you pay.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, It was really fun and interesting to see all the make up I had. Thanks for reading XOXO.



  1. December 16, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Seems a crazy amount when you add it all up like that! You don’t really realize how much you spend because you buy bits and pieces. Certainly puts a new perspective on it though. I didn’t see this as a bragging post, but more of an awareness post. Thank you for sharing! I may have to do the same! 🙂

    • December 16, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      Thank you, I didn’t see others as bragging either, it’s just a bit of fun and I’m so nosey so like reading them haha 🙂 x

  2. December 16, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I love posts like these! I think they’re really interesting and they make me feel better about spending so much on makeup haha. I’m thinking about doing one but I’m too scared to find out the total 🙈 x

  3. December 17, 2017 / 2:57 am

    I’d be afraid to add everything of mine up. I tend to buy prestige skincare and makeup. Some, of course, are drugstore items like mascaras and lippies. I’m afraid to try some drugstore products because my skin can be sensitive, and since I’ve found a good routine that keeps my skin in check, I wary about using anything else.

    • December 17, 2017 / 10:15 am

      I just needed to add this up for my own curiosity. There are worst things to spend your money on and if it makes you happy that’s all that matters 🙂 x

    • December 18, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Me too, my obsession use to be clothes now it’s turned to make up! Least we have something to show for our money 🙂 x

      • December 21, 2017 / 2:06 pm

        Mine used to be bags! Now i’m extra fussy with bags they have to be a certain way lol! Exactly, it’s not like were partying hard every night and watching it go into thin air x

  4. December 20, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Oooh, I want to do this now. I’m kind of scared to see the number though, and way more scared for my boyfriend to see it! haha