Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Hey readers! I just got word of a very special offer for you all — save 20% off Lancome purchases from November 19th through the 26th both online at www.lancome-usa.com as well as in-store at Lancome Boutiques (see coupon for locations). To use it online, simply enter code OURGIFT. to receive 20% off plus free shipping. If you’d like to make a purchase in-store, please print out the coupon here.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

What are your holiday makeup tips? What advice do you have for those of us attending various holiday functions and gatherings, whether they’re low-key or more dressy occasions?

Monday, November 19th, 2007

How do you budget for your makeup addiction? How do you manage to fit in makeup into your budget? Do you give up other things instead?

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

LUXURY is commonly considered the extravagant, hard-to-attain item governed by an astronomical price tag and so-called quality beyond compare. Some insist a luxury piece must be rare, or else it would not be, but on the other hand, several consider the affordability of an item to make that distinction. The cost of luxury goods generally keeps an item available to a limited number of parties, because unfortunately, most of us do not rake in millions of dollars a year and simply cannot afford to spend $3,000 on a handbag.

MAKEUP AS A LUXURY is harder to determine, because high-end makeup has become such a common item that you’ll find in a wide range of households, regardless of yearly income. It isn’t the commonness that seems to make these supposed luxury items lose some of their edge, but the price point is not nearly as painful as with other markets like bags, cars, clothing, or shoes. So does that mean that luxury beauty has really just transformed into affordable luxury, and thus only a few true luxury brands exist?

WHO’S WHO IN MAKEUP tells us that among the priciest cosmetic lines are Chantecaille, La Prairie, Serge Lutens, –two of which are much more known for their skincare products than their makeup or “color” lines. Who comes next in line? Brands like Chanel, Dior, Fusion Beauty, Givenchy, Guerlain, and Yves Saint Laurent all come to mind. It just seems that luxury in the beauty department is simply affordable for a great many of us.

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Sunday, November 18th, 2007

What is your strangest beauty habit? Do you do a ritual that you think would be considered bizarre or odd? Is there a method you use that’s a bit off-the-wall? What’s the weirdest thing you do when it comes to beauty?

I’m an obsessive hand-washer, which I suppose isn’t altogether very weird, but it is probably my strangest habit. I am lucky that my hands don’t dry out from all the washing I do, thank goodness!

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Catch up on your beauty reading after catching up on your beauty sleep with our favorite posts from the past week…

Features | Celeb-a-Like: Jessica Alba, Holiday Makeup Guide Part 5, 6, 7, 8, Interview with Jen from MAC, Nordstrom Trend Show

Launches | Origins’ Organics

MAC Cosmetics | Metal-X Color Story & Product Photos, Of Beauty Color Story & Promotional Photos, Of Beauty Review, Product Photos, & Swatches, Stylistics Color Story & Product Photos

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