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How much is your collection worth?

post #1 of 359
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so you ever look in the mirror while your painting your pretty face and look at all your stuff in your over stuffed case and think.. how much money did i actually spend on all this!!

yea i have and my collection is about an eighth of what most people's is on here and i counted a lil over a thousand dollars (horrible isnt it? im over due to buy something lol)

so if your bored - take a look at your stuff - you should probably know how much each item is - eg: eyeshadows = 13.50 (right?) add that up - how much is your obsession costing you?


- DISCLAIMER - no drama please! im just trying to make a fun thread!
post #2 of 359
A little less than 2 grand. I feel guilty and spoiled sometimes.. Some kids my age are struggling to get a car, yet i have a mustang convertible and (with all makeup) 3 grand of makeup (that could easily buy a car). And i can't even drive til sept.
post #3 of 359
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Originally Posted by pink__grapefruit
A little less than 2 grand. I feel guilty and spoiled sometimes.. Some kids my age are struggling to get a car, yet i have a mustang convertible and (with all makeup) 3 grand of makeup (that could easily buy a car). And i can't even drive til sept.

how old are you?
post #4 of 359
haha i don't even want to calculate! probably close to 4 grand. YIKES! xO
post #5 of 359
OMG!!!!!! I wish this wasn't posted!!! I started adding up and I'm well over $10,000. I stopped adding...I got scared!!!!!!!

Yes, I'm a bit of a collector...I have every quad & palette ever made plus most pigments and a gazillion other items as you can tell! I'm a bit embarrased now!!!
post #6 of 359
I only moved to a city with a MAC store this September and my collection has rapidly grown. Before I owned under 6 items...now it's worth like $2500.
post #7 of 359
I have over $2000 in eye shadows alone. I didn't add anything else up because it was getting ridiculous.
post #8 of 359
Eeeeeee I don't know... Probably less than 10 000$ though, because I spent less than that in the last 2 years! And that's not just MAC stuff... for everything together.
post #9 of 359
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dont feel guilty or embarassed!! its something you love! never feel gulity for what you have just enjoy it!!
post #10 of 359
Mine's worth approx. $708. 98
post #11 of 359
I came up w/ around 2grand. But that's pretty good considering I'm 16 and have only been collecting for 3 years! Also, brushes really rack up the cost.
post #12 of 359
I clean mine out regularly, so mine probably isn't TOO bad(under 10K). Once the drawers start getting full, I pare them down(once every few months).
post #13 of 359
Mine is the same as a semester at my university. I discovered this recently when I had trouble paying the tuition bill and figured out why. I picked up a second job though! and I've never looked so good
post #14 of 359
i'm too scared to check
post #15 of 359
It was 3.5 grand this time last year...not sure what it is now. I dont want to know
post #16 of 359
Well, I figured the actual, original retail cost was around $2500. (I have pared down quite a bit compared to last year, though. Too much I never used...It was probably a good thousand more before I weeded stuff out.) 80% of my collection is LE items (quite a few of them are pretty desirable on the ebay market lol!) so if I were doing it for insurance purposes I would estimate it closer to around $4000. Sadly MAC only accounts for about 30% of my collection. I'd hate to see what it would be if I added it all up.....*shudder*
post #17 of 359
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Originally Posted by pink__grapefruit
A little less than 2 grand. I feel guilty and spoiled sometimes.. Some kids my age are struggling to get a car, yet i have a mustang convertible and (with all makeup) 3 grand of makeup (that could easily buy a car). And i can't even drive til sept.
If you feel REALLY guilty, I'll hold on the car and the makeup for you. ;D

I think my collection probably totals about $150 worth... I'm trying to be restrained.
post #18 of 359
My lord.. for everything? Last time I estimated, it was about 7,000.00 and that was six months ago.


****thinking about this made me a little queasy..lol.
post #19 of 359
i did half my collection and i was at 3 grand. i decided to stop calculating. denial is my best friend.
post #20 of 359
i did this a couple nights ago and mine was at about $4500
post #21 of 359
My collection isn't even that big but I'm still afraid of calculating the total cost.
post #22 of 359
I only have a small, tiny little collection so far... but I'm working on it.
[Refined Golden Bronzer, 87 Stippling Brush, Blacktrack Fluidline, Coco Pigment, Emerald Pigment]

If I had purchased my collection in the US, it would be $115 US
If I had purchased my collection in Australia, it would be $228 AU... which is $171 US

$50 difference! That sucks.

I just bought Teal, Chocolate Brown, Naked, Dark Soul pigments and Peachstock lipstick. Eyeshadows and more lippies next! woo
post #23 of 359
Just like Oscar Wilde and his mention of the 'love that dare not speak its name', I dare not guess let alone mention!!! The price that dare not speak its amount...
post #24 of 359
last time i counted was around 8 grand.. but then i bought lots more and even more lingerie stuff
post #25 of 359
What I want to know is those with 8 grand of makeup in your house

- what do you do for a living and are they hiring ?

I need a better job....quickly!
post #26 of 359
i honestly stopped counting after 8,000....that was about june of 2005....HI, my name is alley and I'm a Macaholic.....(crowd of spectrettes say together)...HI ALLEY!
post #27 of 359
So as a new collector (i really started getting into it around september) i estimated my whole makeup collection is aboooouut..... $1,500.
post #28 of 359
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Originally Posted by asnbrb
i'm too scared to check
Me too!
post #29 of 359
Not as much as most of the member's here I'm sure. My collection is about 900 to 1200 since I only started buying makeup last December. Most of my earnings go on skin care to ensure I won't need makeup... most of the time anyway
post #30 of 359
oh goodness....i'm too freaked out to! just thinking about it is making my wallet cry!
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