How Much Should You Really Be Spending on Beauty Products?
Four women hand over their salon statements and Sephora receipts to our expert analysts to find out whether their beauty spending fits their budgets
Annual Salary: $200,000
Monthly Take Home Pay: $12,261
Monthly Beauty Expenses: $243
Beauty Budget Breakdown: Patti gets a $100 facial every other month and a $120 hair cut and dye every two months. She spends about $50 on organic makeup and beauty products and $1,000 a year on Botox injections.
Why: Patti says that she's fairly low-maintenance compared to most women her age with similar incomes. "I don't get manicures or pedicures, and I've never had plastic surgery. I think I have to do the things I do in order to maintain a professional image in my line of work," she explains.
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