Hillary Clinton Spent 600 Hours On Her Beauty Routine During Her Campaign

Date February 23, 2018

Being a woman is a struggle, especially if you are a public figure. Hilary Clinton knows that at first hand. As the first female presidential candidate, she was constantly scrutinized not only for what she said or did but also for how she looked. As it turns out, the former First Lady spent 600 hours in a hair and makeup chair to look like she did during her campaign.

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Clinton’s signature look was well-tailored pantsuits and always spot-on lipstick. In her memoir, Clinton opened up about her lengthy beauty routine and how she was pressured to look a certain way.

I’ve never gotten used to how much effort it takes just to be a woman in the public eye. I once calculated how many hours I spent having my hair and makeup done during the campaign. It came to about 600 hours, or 25 days. I was so shocked, I checked the math twice.


But Hilary tried to use her time in the makeup chair as productive as possible. She was taking calls and preparing for meetings while the makeup artist and hairstylist did their magic. But she still regrets spending that much time on a beauty routine – the time that her male counterparts could use to do other things. She wrote:

I’m not jealous of my male colleagues often, but I am when it comes to how they can just shower, shave, put on a suit, and be ready to go. The few times I’ve gone out in public without makeup, it’s made the news.

Clinton admits that before her husband became the governor of Arkansas, she barely wore any makeup. But when she became the first lady, Hilary had to make lot of changes concerning her looks, including swapping her glasses for contacts, changing her clothes and starting to wear makeup.

President Trump commented on his former opponent’s look saying that he is “not impressed”.


Hilary wrote:

So I sigh, and keep getting back in that chair, and dream of a future in which women in the public eye don't need to wear makeup if they don't want to, and no one cares either way.

A recent study showed that the average woman spends 355 hours or two weeks a year on her looks. We are wondering how much time it takes for a man to look presentable. 5 minutes? 10?

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