Sometimes we stop ourselves midway through our daily beauty routines to wonder, “Am I going overboard?” But compared to some celebs and fashionistas, no absurd treatment or pricey cream is out of the realm of possibility. From forgoing washing their own hair to racking up enough services to equal the cost of a new Mercedes, here are some of the most over-the-top routines we’ve encountered.
The Great Layerer: Martha Stewart
It’s hard to believe that Martha Stewart—former model, queen of all things crafty—is 72-years-old. The secret behind her age-defying looks? An involved skincare regimen that layers a daily face mask, toning lotion, two different serums, moisturizer, eye cream, and SPF—all before applying any makeup.
Bathing Beauty: Karl Lagerfeld
It only takes one look at the Kaiser’s overflowing vanity to understand his obsession with products. Between busy days of painting, overseeing his designs, and “daydreaming,” Lagerfeld manages to soak in a bath filled with half a bottle of a decadent French skin-softening elixir. Our favorite discovery, however, is his obsession with a Birchbox staple: Klorane’s Dry Shampoo.
Delicate Flower: Rose Byrne
Much like the flower from which she takes her name, Rose Byrne’s skin is a delicate thing. After some major irritation and a visit to the doc, the Aussie actress learned she was allergic to propolis cera, propylene glycol, and tocopheryl—three of the most common chemicals in cosmetics. To avoid reactions, she sticks to a strict regimen of natural-leaning, hypoallergenic products from brands like John Masters Organics and Dr. Hauschka.
Big Spender: Jennifer Aniston
When you have an iconic hairstyle named after you (or your character on a hit show, at least), you’d better believe hair maintenance is a priority—and an expensive one at that. It’s rumored that a visit to Aniston’s preferred Chris McMillan salon will cost her upwards of $900. Add that to her makeup, skincare, and fitness regimen, and you’ve got a steep beauty bill of approximately 140K.
Lover of Luxury: Lauren Santo Domingo
When it comes to chic, no one owns the word quite like Lauren Santo Domingo, editor-at-large at Vogue and co-founder of luxury fashion retailer Moda Operandi. The trendsetter treats herself to regular facials, sweat sessions with the trainer behind Victoria’s Secret models' bodies, a blowout every five days (she even admits to not remembering the last time she washed her own hair) and adheres to the Girl Scout Motto (always be prepared) by carrying no less than five shades of lipstick at all times.
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