Saturday, August 1, 2009

July Was an Expensive Month!

This month, many fall introductions have made their way into the stores. In "olden times," we would have had to wait for August or even September. I guess that beauty companies are working hard to stimulate sales in this weak economy (WWD reports that many beauty and fashion companies have suffered severe profit declines). Never fear, industry, I've sure done my part to stimulate the economy!

In the last few weeks, I have laid eyes on the new autumn collections from Bobbi Brown, Armani, Dior, Nars, Laura Mercier, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clinique, YSL (look shown here), Lancome, and others. As a whole, the collections have been very pleasing - adding to the expense.

The pros? They are giving us many wearable options for different skin tones. It's exciting when there's something for me (a fair-skinned blond) and my very dark-skinned friends. Over the last few years, the industry has responded to an increasingly diverse population, so the color ranges often offer something for everyone.

The cons? Temptation and desire! With so many pretty new choices, it's hard to walk by a counter without buying nearly everything new, thereby running up the credit card bill from hell. Choosing forces us to think about holes in our stash and what looks best on us - not just what we will have fun trying. So, I'm not sure this is really a con.

To see a roundup of Fall 2009 makeup intros, go to this link.

How about you? Have you found any keeper products in this month of plenty?

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