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Recession Luxe

In Fashion on February 8, 2009 at 3:47 pm


I was cruising around my friend Hillary’s highly addictive beauty blog, Jack & Hill, and got deep into comment-land on a somewhat contentious thread from a couple years ago about Stila’s eco-friendly packaging. (The issue is moot now, as the packaging has changed.) Which got me thinking about Stila founder Jeanine Lobell, who is one of the most talented makeup artists I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Her Stila Convertible Colors ($25) are total genius—it’s a lipstick-and-blush cream in one compact. The result is a monochromatic look that’s fresh and glowing in the most subtle way (I love the gladiola tint). Dab on your cheeks. Press onto your lips. I even dab a little under my brow for a bright, natural daytime look. Need help crunching the numbers? Point out to your husband that your favorite Chanel Joues Contrast powder blush in Rose Caché is $42 alone, and if you throw in a tube of your beloved Chanel Hydrabase Crème lipstick for $28.50, you’re looking at a 65% savings!

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