Emmanuel Macron Spent $30K on Makeup in First 3 Months as French President

 

When Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France, the media gushed over the 39-year-old’s good looks. But it appears the “sexiest G7 leader” might be cheating. Maybe he wasn’t born with it … maybe it’s Maybelline.

The Telegraph reported that in his first three months in office, the gorgeous Gaul spent a staggering $30,000 on makeup.

In potentially damaging news for the centrist leader, whose popularity is waning, Le Point reported that his personal makeup artist – referred to only as Natacha M – put in two bills, one for €10,000 and another for €16,000.

The Elysee Palace defended the high fee saying: “We called in a contracter as a matter of urgency”. The same makeup artist also applied foundation to Mr Macron during his presidential campaign. Aides said that spending on makeup would be “significantly reduced”.

It may seem like a stratospheric sum for a president who has described his style as “Jupiterian” – lofty in the spirit of the God of Roman gods.

More shocking is that this figure doesn’t seem that out of the ordinary for Parisian potentates. Nicolas Sarkozy paid $9,500 a month for his makeup artist, while François Hollande paid $12,000 a month to his personal hairdresser. (Please note that Hollande is going bald.)

French people, amirite?

 

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  1. LC Member
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    @LidensCheng

    Monsieur le Président doit avoir l’air joli, non?

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  2. LC Member
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    @LidensCheng

    His beautician also gets free housing.

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  3. Israel P. Inactive
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    What numbers do we have for comparison, aside from a $200 airport haircut?

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  4. JcTPatriot Inactive
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    Nah, Jon, that makeup was for his grandmother. Oops, I meant his wife. It takes a lot of foundation to keep her from looking twice his age at State events.

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  5. Titus Techera Contributor
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    Israel P. (View Comment):
    What numbers do we have for comparison, aside from a $200 airport haircut?

    The proper comparison would be a creature of Hollywood at work…

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  6. Titus Techera Contributor
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    This may be as good a time as any to mention that M. Macron is now less popular than his socialist predecessor, M. Hollande was at this point in his term. He lost a precipitous 30 points, hovering now in the low-to-mid thirties.

    He has a very ambitious program Americans could just about worship–cut taxes, cut spending, & deregulate, & especially loosen the labor laws, to be able to hire & fire–he’s Romney redux. (I guess his defense cuts are the one big deal conservatives might frown at.) None of it seems to be getting done.

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  7. Titus Techera Contributor
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    France, like America, is sick of winning. The man has not only the presidency & the salute of the press, but runs the legislature, so to speak–his new party, made up for the election (a French way to deal with politics), controls the legislature. (Lots of the legislators, I think the plurality, are from his previous, socialist party.)

    & yet nothing seems to be getting done.

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  8. Zafar Member
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    Worth every centime, non?

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  9. Breitheamh Member
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    ... of Kelly LeBrock with caption "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful

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  10. Titus Techera Contributor
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    Zafar (View Comment):
    Worth every centime, non?

    He’s French, Zafar, he should be hanged by his narrow black tie for wearing that narrow black tie.

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  11. Zafar Member
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    Titus Techera (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):
    Worth every centime, non?

    He’s French, Zafar, he should be hanged by his narrow black tie for wearing that narrow black tie.

    Half persuaded.  If you can prove that he uses a hand model he’s toast.

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  12. John Peabody Member
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    “[T]he gorgeous Gaul”….I don’t know what to say.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    LC (View Comment):
    His beautician also gets free housing.

    $120K a year and a house? I should have gone to beautician school.

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  14. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    Israel P. (View Comment):
    What numbers do we have for comparison, aside from a $200 airport haircut?

    From the article,

    But all these sums pale into comparison with the £99,000 Mr Hollande paid his personal barber. The huge amount sparked accusations of “shampoo Socialism”.

    Looks like Bubba was a piker….

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  15. kelsurprise Member
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    We called in a contracter as a matter of urgency.”

    Did nobody follow up on that statement?  What was the “urgency”, exactly?

    I mean, I’ve had plenty of mornings myself where I could have used the Special Forces Division of L’Oreal before going on camera, but since my little empire is self-funded, I had to make do with a list of home treatments for puffy eyes and a tube of concealer.

    So just what kind of “urgent” concealment is worth paying thirty grand, I wonder?

     

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  16. Ralphie Inactive
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    the country that inspired Pepe LaPew.

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  17. Daniel Brass Inactive
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    As a straight cis-male, I have to wonder how much makeup and labor do you need to get to $30 grand.  Did they bring it in on pallets?  Is his makeup artist Mariah Carey?

     

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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    Daniel Brass (View Comment):
    As a straight cis-male, I have to wonder how much makeup and labor do you need to get to $30 grand. Did they bring it in on pallets? Is his makeup artist Mariah Carey?

    I wonder how many of our politicians are getting made up?

    Whoever used to have the John Kerry account apparently used a trowel, or maybe a spade.

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  19. The Hunt for Red OktoberFest Inactive
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    What the hell is wrong with wrinkles? Brie eating surrender monkey. I used to stack guys like him 30 feet high back in Korea.

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  20. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Do you think when Macron meets with Justin Trudeau, they swap fashion tips over Chablis and Avocado toast?

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  21. Western Chauvinist Member
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    See? Makes the five grand a month the Donald spends (of his own money) on spray tan seem like a bargain!

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  22. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Any public figure who appears on television gets “made up” beforehand.  I remember Rush talking about what he had to go through when he had his TV show. Yes, even Rush Limbaugh had to sit still for the “makeup artist”.  He hated it, and I think that’s one thing that prevents him from doing studio TV appearances.

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  23. Fred Cole Inactive
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    How is this even news?

    If we were talking about a congressman, sure.  We’re talking about the President of France.  I’m sure 30 grand seems nominal.  I’m sure they spent 10 times that much on croissants in the same time span.

    Or is it news that it’s such a small amount?

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  24. Fred Cole Inactive
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    Any public figure who appears on television gets “made up” beforehand. I remember Rush talking about what he had to go through when he had his TV show. Yes, even Rush Limbaugh had to sit still for the “makeup artist”. He hated it, and I think that’s one thing that prevents him from doing studio TV appearances.

    The make up lady for the TV show had a name too, right?  Like she became a character on the TV show, didn’t she?  I mean that in the sense that he was a liberal that he’s talk about all the time.

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  25. James Gawron Inactive
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: In potentially damaging news for the centrist leader, whose popularity is waning, Le Point reported that his personal makeup artist – referred to only as Natacha M – put in two bills, one for €10,000 and another for €16,000.

    That was Natasha dumkov!

    So Boris and Natasha, having infiltrated the Obama administration, are now working on Macron. I’m not surprised. Call up agent Berlinski at once. We must not fall prey to the vanity gap. I’m sure we can find a way to flatter Macron’s vanity to keep him from wandering into the Russian camp.

    Jon, I’m counting on you. Don’t let me down.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  26. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    At last, a man who could share a stage with Hillary without intimidating her.

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  27. Zafar Member
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    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    How is this even news?

    If we were talking about a congressman, sure. We’re talking about the President of France. I’m sure 30 grand seems nominal. I’m sure they spent 10 times that much on croissants in the same time span.

    Totally worth it.  Show some respect for quality baked goods. Philistines!

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  28. Jules PA Inactive
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    Pretty boy needs to go generic.

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  29. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    He’s longing for the days of a powdered wig and lace cuffs with his snuff box up the sleeve and a lorgnette to peer at the peasants. Faites La France Encore Grande!

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  30. Fred Cole Inactive
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Fred Cole (View Comment):
    How is this even news?

    If we were talking about a congressman, sure. We’re talking about the President of France. I’m sure 30 grand seems nominal. I’m sure they spent 10 times that much on croissants in the same time span.

    Totally worth it. Show some respect for quality baked goods. Philistines!

    I’m not saying it ain’t.  I’m just questioning why this would be a surprise to anyone.

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