The NYTimes' Sunday Styles highlighted some lipstick picks this weekend for the woman who wants to keep luxury in her life in the form of Chanel Rouge Hydrabase instead of the latest Chanel handbag. Apparently, high-end beauty products make us feel better, since cosmetics sales are up while the economy is down. Although we were told that bolder colors have been replaced by sheerer and more muted tones, I'm sure a new shade of Comfort Red is on its way to a shelf near you.
The article highlighted Clinique's Long Last Soft Shine, but I'm a huge proponent of their Long Last Matte Lipstick in Double Truffle ($14), as it gives a stained effect that won't dry your lips. And I've been wearing Clinique lipstick ever since my mother passed along her free samples from those Bonus Days bags.