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. Misthiocracy Member
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    Look, he’s competing with Trudeau for the title of world’s hunkiest head-of-government. That takes money, dammit!

    https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/11/10/meet-the-woman-behind-justin-trudeaus-hair.html

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  2. Make Germania Great Again Punk Inactive
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    Hair and make up is key to turning back the Barbarian hordes.

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  3. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
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    Believe only half of the reports from the press. I don’t believe the Telegraph would have any way of knowing how much he spends on makeup.

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  4. JcTPatriot Inactive
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    [looks in bathroom, sees only shampoo and a bar of soap]

    Dang, I’m just NOT a 21st-Century man.

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  5. Dick from Brooklyn Thatcher
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    He should have spent $30,001

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  6. Dick from Brooklyn Thatcher
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    Make Germania Great Again Punk (View Comment):
    Hair and make up is key to turning back the Barbarian hordes.

    Churchill said it best: “The Hun is either at your throat or at your feet, but always needs exfoliating.”

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  7. Dick from Brooklyn Thatcher
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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.

    But it’s so mod. So internationalist…

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  8. Make Germania Great Again Punk Inactive
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    Dick from Brooklyn (View Comment):

    Make Germania Great Again Punk (View Comment):
    Hair and make up is key to turning back the Barbarian hordes.

    Churchill said it best: “The Hun is either at your throat or at your feet, but always needs exfoliating.”

    And a good pedicure.

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  9. Misthiocracy Member
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    Believe only half of the reports from the press. I don’t believe the Telegraph would have any way of knowing how much he spends on makeup.

    I dunno. It seems like the kind of thing that should be included in his office’s annual expense reporting, assuming that France has anything close to decent Access-To-Information and/or Proactive Disclosure laws for official spending.

    If the cost of the makeup was out of party funds, that would be different.

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  10. valis Inactive
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    I am sure it’s worth it.  Having a good looking President is important.

    It’s why Hillary lost.   $30,000 a month couldn’t make a dent in that kind of ugly.

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