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Is make-up more important than food?

Melanie Grant - One Show team | 18:09 UK time, Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Why do women have this obsession with make-up? According to a recent survey, 70% of women see make-up and cosmetics as an essential, every day necessity. Is it really important to wear make-up every day?

But on top of that, eight million (29%) of British women would rather spend less money on food in order to maintain their beauty regime despite the credit crunch!

Are cosmetics more important than the weekly shop? Would you forego food in order to have the perfect face?

The One show spoke to Jennifer Trevorrow, who has cut down on food to pay for her cosmetics and visited a department store to get tips on the cheaper alternatives.

In these stressful economic times is a bit of lippy as important as the supermarket shop? Is putting on a face a must? 


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