You Couldn’t Make It Up
by Rachel Ragg
Well, strike me down with a msacara wand.
According to a new survey (don’t you love them? This one’s by a beauty retailer, so it has to be true), the average value of a woman’s make-up bag is £172.
This, apparently, means that the contents of our make-up bag are more valuable than our mobile phones, watches and bags – and should be adequately insured.
All I can say to that is: I am evidently not a woman.
My make-up bag is a M&S plastic bag (one of the free green ones that they offer to put sandwiches in).
My make-up consists of one lipstick, one eyeliner and one pot of eyeshadow. Said items were bought for a newspaper photo shoot before Christmas, not for personal use. Though my 8-year-old did enjoy using it for the school Christmas play.
Value: £3 (thanks to Poundland)
As for the other items…
Ho hum. My bag (actually my son’s old school rucksack) is worth less than the average woman’s £5 eyebrow pencil (what on earth is an eyebrow pencil, anyway?). One pot of £27 foundation could buy me three mobile phones (my £9 Tesco Value phone conveniently doubles as a watch).
I somehow don’t think I will be needing to take out insurance.