i spend about $1,200 a year on beauty products. this includes makeup, skin care, hair care, and perfume, along with things like hair cuts, brow waxes, and all those beauty treatments.
you might think I'm a cake face with that amount of money invested in makeup, but I'm really not. I just like having many shades of eyeshadow and lipstick to choose from. I also have half a dozen perfumes.
i buy quality products because I've found that cheap drugstore things don't work well for me. cheap brands often irritate my face and scalp.
i spend all my own money on this, except when I receive them as gifts, since most of my friends and family know what brands and shades I wear so that's their go-to for Christmas and my birthday. this type of spending doesn't negatively impact my way of life. I can still support a middle class lifestyle. I cut back on things like nice dinners or expensive clothing, but I'd rather have my beauty products than those.
Most Helpful Girl
That's only $100 a month, and if you're cutting out other recreational activities then that really isn't much at all considering how much other people spend on leisurely expenses. Knowing high brand makeup, and products, $100 isn't a crap ton of stuff every month like some people would think. I've seen people criticize women for spending money on things that make us feel good like makeup and such, but they go and spend $5 a day on a cup of coffee.
If you can support a comfortable lifestyle that you're happy with, then it isn't a problem. There are always going to be people who want to try and tell you how you should spend your money. You work for it, spend it how you want as long as it isn't negatively impacting other people.1