Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How much do you spend a month on beauty products? Do you know or are you afraid to know?

I probably spend $200-300 a month, depending on how many collections MAC puts out!

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41 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – How much do you spend a month on beauty products?

  1. Ashley

    Only about $80. My job doesn’t pay well. πŸ˜›

  2. Tina

    It used to be $150-$200 a month. Then, it became tiresome trying to keep up with MAC’s weekly releases. So, now, it’s about $35 every 2-3 months.

  3. Nell

    With me buying cosmetics is like lunar phases, there are times of insane spending sprees (strangely enough these are closely related to MACs LE releases)and – thank goodness – there are times when I spend nothing at all. These dry spells are usually sorely needed to financially recover. How much I really spend, I donΒ΄t want to know…

  4. Erin

    $20-30 a month, on average. Of course, December was a bad month, what with all the crazy extra limited edition stuff. This month I got Neutral Pink, Rich Flesh, and Sculpt/Accentuate and 4N with my Back2Mac. I’m done for a while, Fafi or no Fafi.

  5. Tekoa

    I try for $100 a month but its probably $200. I tell myself its because I’m new to this whole makeup thing and I REALLY DO need product X. Its mostly true. *whistles innocently*

    • Haha πŸ˜€ I like the way you think, Tekoa. I don’t have a set budget, but I definitely know when I’ve bought more than I should have. I try to keep my hauls under $100 per visit. I used to go crazy on launch days, and I’d alway be happy if I didn’t hit $300+.

  6. Erin

    Heh. There’s always that one last product you need to make your life complete.

  7. Katherine

    It varies depending on the time of year and the collections coming out. Also, depends on whether or not I need to stock up on skincare items that month. I would say it averages $300-$500/month. Yep, too much, but I have a high stress job, so I to reward myself :)

    • I agree that it can definitely vary. But wow! I’m glad you take the time to reward yourself, and I imagine your jbo must be well paying, too, so it’s all good πŸ˜‰

  8. macheriecoco

    Wow including perfume, makeup, skincare, haircare and body stuff I probably average $160. YIKES!

  9. Lori

    LOL i’d prefer not to know the exact $ figure. I like to do several shopping trips, then it doesn’t seem so bad.
    I’d say around now it at least 100/mo, will prob get a bit worse in summer when I’m done school and can afford all my lemmings. Then it’ll probably dissipate–I’m not sure how many more paintpots or brown/pink etc eyeshadows I REALLY need. I want to start giving them my love!

  10. Skyler

    You read my mind: I don’t know, and I don’t wanna know. πŸ˜› It can range anywhere from $100-$400. When MAC is releasing huge collections (e.g. Fafi) or a bunch of collections in one month, the number is usually closer to $300 or $400, I’d imagine. Otherwise, between $100 and $200, I’d estimate.

    Scary. *shakes head*

  11. Chica

    Probably about Β£75 ( bout $140 ) a month? I have the odd over Β£100 spree in Boots but I try to limit those, they make my bank cry!

  12. Tanya

    I can relate to the lunar phases :) There are months were I really don’t spend more than maybe 20$ on one or two new polishes. Then there are months were I spend at Lush, a new OPI line, MAC and then a facial. So anywhere from 20$ and up to the extreme 500$ or even more. My highest costs are facials and when I have to stock up on my face products. Make-up I tend to stay around the 100$ every other month or so. Lush I spend around 100$ every couple of months.

    • Me too! I’m very much like that. Sometimes I go weeks without buying much of anything. Restocking sucks, especially if it all runs out at the same time.

      BTW! I forgot to mention, I used the bath bomb you gave me a week or so ago. Oh, man, I was acting like I was a 2 year old (I haven’t taken a bath in about forever). I kept calling my boyfriend in to check out the color of the water! (And to splash him.)

      • Tanya

        your too CUTE :) I adore baths and take several weekly….I wouldnt even shower if it wasnt for needing to wash my hair.

  13. I would say I average around $200-400/month, depending on LE releases & if I need to restock essential items like foundation, primer, moisturizer, etc.

  14. I don’t want to know… probably $50-100. But OMG $200-300? That’s how much I spend on food! (Although, I should spend money rewarding myself with makeup instead of food.)

  15. dee

    It can’t be more than 80 dollars, although I’m too much of a punk to actually put it it down and check. I just started really being interested to the point of buying in regards to eye make-up so I’m sure my aveage spending will go up.

  16. Shefali

    Man this is a pretty dangerous question because I actually have to sit and count. But I think per month – probably $200-$500. It gets near the $500 range if I get a facial and some LE MAC thing comes out, and I have to replenish stuff in the same month. I’d say I’m closer to the $200 on average.

  17. lina

    i think around 100-150

  18. Tonee

    I try to keep it at $100 or less a month. This is after several years of splurging, mind you πŸ˜‰

    Whenever there’s a LE collection or a sale, I do get what I like but apart from that, I don’t buy whatever I fancy at full price but instead select products that I will actually use on a regular basis.

  19. oh jesus some months i spend nothin on make up and other months i spend bout three hundred euro which is bout 500 dollars really bad i no but i still live wih my parents and have no financial responsibilities … i no i shud save my money but wheres the fun in dt?? who wants to be the richest person in the graveyard? but for me it all balances out. 9 outta 12 mnths a year i spend nada on make up and the remaining three months i wud spend a bomb!!!

  20. Sarah

    it used to be about

  21. BabyDollB

    I just went to my local MAC counter early this morning and handed over