Makeup Wars – Battle of the Most Expensive Face Challenge

In this edition of Makeup Wars, the challenge is to create the most expensive face possible using products in your collection. As a group we decided to include skincare and tools.

Most of these items I use everyday, however I don’t use ALL of them on a daily basis. I included the most expensive skincare I own. Some of these products were provided by PR and some I bought myself–this is a collection acquired over time.  I am not one to use really expensive brushes so I have a feeling I’m going to lose this battle! It’s going to be interesting to see what each blogger spends their money on. Some, like me will invest in good skincare, others may spend most of their cash on brushes or tools. Press the “next’ and “previous” buttons above or click on the links at the end of the post to see all the other “soldiers” and who won–it’s NOT me! I’m not always high maintenance–check out my $20 face here.


Kanbo/SENSAI Cellular Performance Lifting Cream $280  (this has REAL gold flecks in it!)

Kanbo/SENSAI Cellular Performance Lifting Radiance Concentrate $245

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil–Free UV Protector SPF 42 PA+++  $30

Darphin STIMULSKIN Plus Eye Contour Cream $135


                                                                                                                                     Total $690


3Lab Perfect BB Cream SPF 40/PA+++ $95

Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer $29

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Fleur de Lotus $43

Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand $32

                                                                                                                            Total $199


Laura Mercier Brow Pencil $20

Anastasia Brow Gel to keep them in place!  $21

Make Up For Ever Eye Prime  $22

Chantecaille Turtle Palette  $79

Avon Glow Eyeliner in $7

Smashbox Eye Beam Double Ended Brightener $22  (on inner corners)

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes $35

Mirenesse SP ICurl Twin Heated Eyelash Curler $50  (I adore this eyelash curler—I use it EVERY day!)


                                                                                                              Total $256


LipFusion XL Advanced Contouring Plumping Pencil $28

SENSAI The Lipstick in Rindou  $55

Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Glace  $20

Total $103


IT Cosmetics Jumbo Heavenly Luxe Mega-Brush   (ideal for bronzer) – $58

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Dual Airbrush Concealer/Foundation Brush $24

(I love the small end for concealer—works perfectly for dark circles)

Sigma Duo Fibre Brush F50  (great for very pigmented blushes) – $18

SOHO Professional All Over Eye Shadow Brush  (perfect for an all over wash) – $10

IT Cosmetics No Tug Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush  (this was used for the smudge end to do the eyeliner) -$24

Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E 40   (the only blending brush I use) – $11

SOHO Professional Eyeliner Brush    (the perfect angle for liner and stiff enough to get the job done) – $8

Sigma Pencil E30   (great crease brush and for precision work) – $9

Total $162


                                                                                      GRAND TOTAL $1,410!!!!!

Final Look:

Click on the thumbnails to see how the other bloggers met the challenge and who the winner is!

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  1. this is a beautiful and natural look! well worth the 1400 😉

  2. You look gorgeous! I forgot about my Kanebo skincare and foundation I have. It has got to be pretty far back in my beauty closet. Shoot!!!

  3. You look amazing! So glowy!!! I can’t believe that face cream has real gold in it. That is very posh!!! I loved the look you did. Amazing!

  4. When I saw that skincare I never thought I’d beat you. Sensai is such amazing stuff. You’ve got a few things that I want now (Chanel blush, the heated lash curler, and more Chantecaille)!

  5. You look wonderful! Love the look!

  6. For that amount of money, you should have won!!! My word!! But, you are beautiful regardless and are priceless. 🙂

  7. Lovely!!! I am also quite intrigued by the heated eye lash curler. Must try one of these!

  8. You look great! I keep trying the eye lash curlers like that, but always burn myself! I’ll need to check this one out!

    • This one is impossible to burn yourself with–trust me if it were possible, I would have done it!

  9. Kanbo/SENSAI Cellular Performance Lifting Cream I think this is the single most expensive item I’ve seen so far!

    Great face of the day, it really makes the cost seem worth it!