If you’ve worn makeup before, you’ve likely griped at least once or twice about just how expensive it can be. While there are a range of price points on the market, even drugstore brands can still seem like a splurge, especially if you are on a budget. What you may not realize is just how much makeup can cost you over the course of a lifetime, especially for things you do every day, like filling in your brows or putting on foundation or mascara. While makeup may seem like a less-expensive quick fix to beauty problems when compared to high-end beauty treatments, as an investment, it is actually very expensive.
According to budget site Mint.com, the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup over the course of her lifetime! That’s roughly the same as what you might pay for a small car, or about a year’s worth of rent on a studio apartment in a major city. This figure averages out to roughly $216 on makeup per year. You probably didn’t realize just how much you’ve been spending on makeup, especially on essential items. The average woman has to restock her makeup collection at least five times a year, so if you’re buying pricey items for your basics, then this adds up even more quickly.
Another interesting statistic is the amount of time that women spend applying makeup each year. The average woman spends about twenty minutes putting on beauty products each morning, and this adds up to approximately two weeks every year. That’s an entire vacation’s worth of time! However, many women aren’t willing to sacrifice the money and time they spend on makeup, and it’s easy to understand why. For many people, wearing makeup boosts confidence, and it can also be a creative outlet for many beauty lovers.
The best way to balance the extreme costs of makeup with a desire to feel more beautiful and confident is to look for effective long-term beauty treatments that you can invest in. For example, if you spend most of your time in front of the mirror working on your eyebrows, consider investing in 3D Hair Strokes treatment, which for only a few hundred dollars can last for years with only minimal touch-up sessions needed. When you consider the cost of a high-end brow product is roughly $20-$30 each, and you likely need to replace them several times per year, this is easily a worthwhile investment in the long run.
Want to save money and get two weeks of your life back? Head to our appointments page to book your 3D Hair Strokes Session with Rocky today.