French president Emmanuel Macron spends more than $30,000 on makeup
Even presidents need to stay pretty.
French president Emmanuel Macron, 39, spent more than $30,000 on makeup in three months, that’s more than the average American woman, who spends around $3,000 on makeup in a whole year.
Macron’s personal makeup artist recently filed two claims for payment — one for $12,000 and one for $16,000 both for doing his makeup for travel and press conferences — that covers his first three months in office, according to French magazine Le Point.
To put fab faces into perspective, Kim Kardashian’s beauty routine costs $2,000 a month. And in 2008, the Republican National Committee shelled out $4,716.49 for one month on hair and makeup for Sarah Palin while she was a candidate for Vice President. But that’s nothing compared to singer Rihanna, who reportedly spends $35,000 a week on her fancy beauty regime complete with oxygen facials, laser treatments and a personal eyelash technician.
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French aides assured the big spending on Macron’s makeup would be “significantly reduced” in the future, Le Point notes. And shockingly, the astronomic amount is less than Macaron’s predecessor, Francois Hollande, who reportedly spent $35,000 in three months on makeup and $12,000 to cut his hair. Nicolas Sarkozy, another former French president, made do on $9,000 a month, according to Politico.
The average US woman spends nearly an hour applying makeup — that’s two weeks per year. SkinStore.com surveyed woman about makeup in April and found that the average lady forks over almost $250 a month on beauty products, and well over $250,000 in a lifetime — that’s enough to buy a house.
More men are wearing makeup too. Last year, Cover Girl cosmetics appointed 18-year-old makeup artist James Charles as its first male faces. The glam squad at Anastasia Beverly Hills had a campaign featuring male models decked out in shimmering highlighters, and Giorgio Armani launched a unisex line of tinted lip balms.
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