When 21-year-old Saffron Drewitt-Barlow feels her skin is dull, she knows exactly what to do – book a first-class plane ticket for her favorite beauty therapist.
Money is no object for the Saffron, which is why she’s able to spend $10,000 a time arranging for her favorite facialist to fly from her home in Brighton to Saffron’s family mansion in Florida.
This is something Saffron does every month or so (Covid permitting and it’s just the beginning of her huge beauty spend.
Saffron is the daughter of Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow–Britain’s first gay dads. The ex-couple and multi-millionaires also spend over $12,000 a year to keep her hair extensions looking good, have a make-up artist of her own for whenever she needs, and get her lashes and nails done every couple of weeks.
In Saffron’s own Fabulous column, she detailed her lavish spending and fabulous life. The spiled-daughter also shared some details on the unusual family dynamic which sees her living with her dads and their new partners (with Barrie, 50, now dating her ex Scott, 27) and her surgery plans.
“The woman I see in Brighton is my absolute favorite for facials and waxing, so what’s the point of looking for someone else when I’m not in the UK? I split my time between my family’s homes there and in America and I like knowing I’m being treated by someone I trust.”
“So she does all my facials – I like microdermabrasion and dermablading – as well as my waxing and eyebrows.”
“Whenever I feel like it, I fly her out from Brighton, before everything with Covid it was about every month. I always bring her first class because she’s coming over just for me, it’s not jolly. It costs about £6,000 – £10,000 for her flight every time, depending on the time of year.”
“I get exfoliation, gold face masks, she does pore extractions. It’s top-of-the-end facials. She comes and does treatments for me for a whole day, then we go out and have a drink together in the evening. Normally she’s here for a day or two then heads back. Because the treatments she does are quite harsh I can only have them once a month, so if I want a pick-me-up another time I’ll go to a local salon and spend about $300 on an average facial.”
“I spend quite a lot on my hair too. I have my own hairstylist who comes to my house and does my extensions. It costs $1,000 a time for the hair because I hate the cheap stuff, so I get the real human good quality hair.”
“I pay for new extensions every two months, then every four weeks he comes to do maintenance on them so they look good.
That’s another $500.I also get my hair washed every week, either at a salon or he’ll come to me. I usually have that about three times a week, it just looks better when someone else does it so why not? It’s only $80 a-go. ”
“I’ve always had it washed professionally, ever since I was about 13 – that’s when I started with extensions too, but I did have a break for a few years. Then I get eyelash extensions every couple of weeks, I find it easier than using fake ones. It’s in-fills and then a fresh set every month or so.”
“Nails-wise, I am all about acrylics. I’m getting a new set this week and I can’t wait, I had to take the old ones off when I had my BBL surgery a couple of weeks ago. I usually go for gel on my toes, I only have acrylics there if one gets damaged or something so they are all the same shape.”
“A lot of people are the same with lashes and manicures, but one area I do splash out in is make-up. I’ve spent about $40,000 on products in the last two years alone.”
“I literally just threw so many foundations away the shades were far too pale – it’s hard to get it right online and that’s how I shop. So I’ve spent at least $40,000 in the space of two years but the majority of it I don’t use because I don’t like the color. I chuck it or give it to people sometimes.”
“I have special make-up bookshelves to store it all. I need them – I’ve got 40 foundations, 200 lip liners, and just loads of other stuff. Actually, lip liner is one area I go budget – I like the NYX ones and they’re only a few dollars. But other than that it’s designer all the way – Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior or Clinique.”
“I have a make-up artist who’s on call for me 24/7, he’s high-end and has worked with people like Kim Kardashian. It’s $300 a time but it’s so worth it because he comes over whenever I need it, he’s always available.”
“I use him probably a couple of times a month, but other than that I do my own face. I’ve had tonnes of make-up artists and I never like how they do it, the whole point of make-up is to go all out and they never cover enough.”
“I don’t do that all the time, if I’m just at home I’m more natural, but if I’m going out I always have a full face on. That means primer, full coverage foundation, highlighter, the lot.”
“A full look can take four hours when my make-up artist does it, if I’m doing my own it’s more like one-and-a-half. That’s because I don’t bother with eyeshadow, when I used to try that it was more like five hours.”
“I wouldn’t wear make-up to the beach, if I’m going there it’s to get a tan. I haven’t used fake tan in two years because I spend so much time in Florida, the minute the sun’s out I’m out there baking – I do not want to be pale.”
“I’d do spray tans before to make sure I always looked golden, but now I don’t need to. I suppose I have been doing all this for a while. I started when I was about 12, the extensions and the make-up.”
“I wasn’t allowed to wear make-up at school until then, the minute I was allowed I was straight in there with a face on all the time. I don’t think that’ll ever change.”