How much do women spend on makeup? It's a lot!
And judging from my makeup drawer, I’m no exception. I just bought a new drawer organizer and realized I have too many products for one location!
One survey done several years ago estimated the average USA woman will spend about $300,000 in her lifetime on facial stuff. This amount doesn’t include hair or nail products.
Where a lady lives makes a difference. New York, California, and New Mexico came in as the top three states where ladies spend the most amount of money. Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire were three states where women spent the least amount on faces.
This data is a surprise to me. Most of the females I see here in Texas wear makeup, but Texas wasn’t listed.
The survey doesn’t say how many years make up a lifetime, but it says $300,000 over several years? Whoa! That's a lot of money.
How many eons do we ladies buy makeup for our faces? How old were you when you started to apply the stuff?
I was about twelve when I began. I tried earlier, but my mom wouldn’t allow it.
A friend of mine recently turned 91, and she’s still applying stuff to her face and neck. She looks great! She looks twenty years younger. All those years of taking care of her skin paid off.
The survey said we put about 16 commodities to our face each day. So, I counted mine, the ones I use morning and night and found 14. I’m missing two. My amount doesn’t include anything I reapply during the day.
As I rearranged my makeup drawer, I wondered what items I could do without. Hmmm….? I threw away one thing. It was a lipstick and it was a duplicate.
I’ve used the Extra Emollient Night Cream from Mary Kay Cosmetics since it first came on the market. In my opinion, it’s the best and least expensive moisturizer ever created. If I fail to use it, my face feels like a dried-up prune.
The most expensive item in my daily routine is the makeup base. Maybe bases is a better word. I’ve wasted money on that stuff. Buying the wrong shade is a hazard. At this time, I’m mixing several colors.
Eyelashes are in vogue these days. You can apply them yourself, or spend a small fortune and allow it done for you. I haven’t worn those spidery things in years, but I kept a pair in my drawer…just in case.