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: $65,000
Monthly Take-Home Pay: $3,771
Monthly Beauty Budget: $417
Beauty Budget Breakdown: Kathryn spends $190 a month on her nails, $1,400 a year on maintaining her blonde hair, and the rest on higher-end makeup, the occasional facial, and waxing and laser hair removal.
Why: Kathryn says that her spend-y beauty habit is justified because of the image-conscious nature of her industry. She also admits, "If I wasn't so insecure, I wouldn't be buying all this stuff to cover my face and hair."
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