Macron criticised for spending £8000 monthly on make-up

Hristo Rusev  Nur

Hristo Rusev Nur

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But critics said it all pointed to a vain head of state who was spending excessively "to hide his real face".

Le Point reports the 39-year-old's personal makeup artist - known only as Natasha M - has put in two separate bills to the executive branch for $16,000 and $26,000.

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A member of the opposition conservative Republicans party said it all added up to a "hyper-vain president".

"He thinks nothing of spending thousands on himself, at a time when he is just about to start cutting jobs". "It would be interesting to see what the first lady Brigitte is spending on make-up too!"

The Elysée Palace could not be reached for comment but, according to local reports, presidential aides said the makeup artist had been called in as "a matter of urgency" and that future makeup bills would be "significantly reduced".

Nicolas Sarkozy spent €8,000 a month on makeup, French Vanity Fair reported previous year.

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