THE £1.99 HAIR HERO
Beauty bargains v worth-it splurges
Every so often, a story emerges about how much some celebrity or other spends on their beauty regime. Take Mad Men actress January Jones. She apparently keeps herself well stocked in Sisley’s Supremÿa La Nuit skin cream, to the tune of £475 for 50ml (spacenk.com). Last year, to get Amal Clooney prepped for a single red-carpet appearance, make-up legend Charlotte Tilbury revealed that she’d used £500-worth of her eponymous collection, including the Magic Cream (£70), Full Fat Lashes Mascara (£23, charlottetilbury.com) and not one but two lipsticks. Then there’s Rihanna who, it has been reported, spends £30,000 a week on the business of looking good.
And it’s not just celebrities who can be extravagant. A study last year by Groupon revealed that, on average, in Britain we spend a huge £1,352 a year on our appearance. As a beauty editor, one of the questions I’m asked most often is: ‘Does a prestige price tag deliver better results?’ The answer? Turn the page for my verdict…