French President spends 26000 euros on makeup

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French President Emmanuel Macron lashed out at Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo after she opposed plans to increase protection for workers sent by their employer to another European Union state.

The fuss comes just over a year after Macron's predecessor, Francois Hollande, was pilloried by his opponents for paying a personal hairdresser 10,000 euros a month.

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

Social media commentators and political opponents of Emmanuel Macron tore into the French president on Friday after it emerged that he spent 26,000 euros ($30,901) on makeup during his first 100 days in office.

"The sum covers various services including press conferences and foreign trips where the person concerned has to travel with him", an Elysée official said, the Guardian of the United Kingdom reported.

Hollande's hair care costs were high, with his hairdresser getting a salary of almost €10,000 euros a month.

After the weekly Le Point reported the story, the palace said Natacha was hired as "a matter of urgency".

While Macron's beauty spending habits and desire for a glam squad are excessive, they aren't out of the ordinary - his predecessor François Hollande allegedly spent an average of €6,000 on makeup and €10,000 on hair every month. Only 37 percent of voters approve of the job Macron is doing, down from a high of 57 percent after his election in May.

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