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Is $8,000 Per Day A Realistic Price for Makeup?

Never known for having a frugal lifestyle, Jennifer Lopez is rumored to be a bigger spender than I thought. A source claims that her makeup typically costs around $8,000 per day. Whoa. I keep trying to imagine how that's possible, especially because some of her recent makeup looks haven't been the most flattering. Do you think it's possible that she—or any celebrity, really—drops this kind of cash on makeup? Or is this probably just a rumor?


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cmoore cmoore 9 years
You must be joking? Artist's like Pat McGrath are paid $1000 per pound! And are worth it. Check out runway shows like Louis Vuitton, Prada and Valentino she is a master. Most make-up artist must travel daily with celebrities. Counting supplies, hourly rates and accommodations $9,000 is probably accurate.
phree2b phree2b 9 years
Right-On Ess Elle! I feel what you said! That is just plain old SAD!!! "to those that much is given, much is expected." "take two, pass one on and leave the rest."
Spree Spree 9 years
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
I heard that Pam Anderson spent that much or more, and mostly it was because she couldn't do her own until she learned. I know that JennLo employs Scott Barnes who is a former painter, but I don't necessarily think she spends that much.
peachiepink peachiepink 9 years
i do not care if your makeup is stunning and makes you look like a freaking supermodel, it is not worth eight thousand dollars. At that price, Some people would buy a car with one or two events worth of makeup.
jtstitches jtstitches 9 years
Come on now--That's nuts!
bubblebutt84 bubblebutt84 9 years
WOW! $8,000 a day?!?!
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
I think it's possible...the cost of high-end makeup, the makeup artists (plural) plus feeding them, their airfare, their fancy hotels, etc....adds up. It's not just makeup...
almostloli almostloli 9 years
im sure its just a rumor
Miss-Delicious Miss-Delicious 9 years
thats crazy... nothing is worth $8,000 per day!!!!
pkittie pkittie 9 years
P.S. This $8000 amount isn't a daily thing (as in every day of the year), it's just when she makes appearances.
pkittie pkittie 9 years
It's not for the makeup per se, it's for the makeup/hair services. Scott Barnes (who is her makeup artist) charges quite a lot to apply makeup (which 5 star food, lodging and transportation is included), and I forget who her hair guy is, but he's not cheap either. So it's probably $4000 for each person. A "regular" agency makeup/hair person is about $1000/day. But she's getting a deal-Kevyn Aucoin used to charge $10,000/day for special event stuff. And that was years ago.
pipette1110 pipette1110 9 years
you must be very ugly to spend 8000$/day for makeup to look good
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 9 years
I'm sure this has to do with traveling costs and hotel accommodations as well. They probably aren't staying at the Holiday Inn after all.
Angiebaby Angiebaby 9 years
Okay I voted undecided but let's think about this for a minute. If a lot of us would spend say 1 or 2 grand (IDK, I'm guessing but I know it's a big expense) on a makeup artist for our wedding day, to stay for touch ups during the reception, making sure the wedding party is all beautiful, etc etc.. then I suppose it could make sense for a celebrity to overpay that much supposing their artist was indeed following them around like a puppy and touching up lipstick with every sip or bite... Okay that's it, I'm going back to beauty school and moving to hollywood! LOL!
Ess-Elle Ess-Elle 9 years
This is the kind of story that makes me want to sucker punch her, pregnant or not. There are millions of people in the world struggling to make ends meet, let alone just simply survive & she doesn't have a problem plunking down thousands of dollars a day on makeup. Makeup??!! I don't give one bit if it's for performances (and I use that word loosely with her) or not. It's just wrong. Hey, J Lo, why don't you donate that money to charities & stop being such a f*$@!%$ diva. You could feed a small village in Africa for a year for the cost of the crap you pile on your face. Jeez... God, I didn't like her before. I really dislike her now. Intensely. Sorry for the rant : ) I'm sure you can guess how I voted.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
She should really consider visiting MAC for a free makeover before performing! That way she can send me the extra $$ for my school loans. Sheeeesh! And I seriously doubt that outrageous figure is for like, staying in Wednesday night and watching a movie. Like others said I'm sure it is just for performing and other special events...but STILL!
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
That can't be an every day cost!! I imagine it's for flying someone in for the day for a performance or something. I cannot imagine that even J Lo has this daily expense (it would be close to $3M / year!!)'s ridiculously high even for a one day special event. I clearly went into the wrong line of work :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
That's insane!
davisdavis davisdavis 9 years
If it is just for performances, and the label including the cost of flying her team to location and housing, then yeah, that's pretty possible.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
for that much money , I would learn how to put on my make up like a pro.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
That's $480,000 a year assuming it's only five days a week, not seven.
ER1008 ER1008 9 years
I think I went into the wrong profession.
chatnoir chatnoir 9 years
She's not paying a dime for that.Her label is and it's ridiculous. The artist is probably overcharging because Jlo is such a major hag to work with.
angiee angiee 9 years
I went to read the article. She doesn't pay THAT much, her record company paying it. And, that is the cost on performing day not everyday, reasonable cost enough? I don't know.
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