Lipstick Love

There must be something romantic or fascinating about the Lipstick Index in times of financial crisis, because mentions keep popping up everywhere. Even the venerable NY Times is not immune. In a November 7th article by Ellen Tien, she reports that cosmetic sales in the past few months are up 40%! And just in case you were wondering what little piece of luxury is next on your list, simply consult the picture above.

Top row, from Left to Right:
1. Benefit Full-Finish lipstick in Ladies’ Choice, $18 at
2. Sisley Hydrating long-lasting lipstick No. L17, $55 at Neiman Marcus stores.
3. Vincent Longo Lipstain SPF lipstick in Americana, $23 at
4. Pur Minerals lipstick in Raspberry Quartz, $15 at Ulta stores.
5. Shiseido Perfecting lipstick in P13, $22.50 at
6. Mark Dew Drenched Moisturlicious lip color in Pretty Posey, $6 at
7. Jane Iredale PureMoist LipColour in Melisa, $19 at Vert in Los Angeles.
8. Josie Maran lipstick in Rumi Joon, $20 at
9. MAC lipstick in Viva Glam VI, $14 at
10. Clinique Long Last Soft Shine lipstick in Bamboo Pink, $14 at clinique .com.
11. Avon Beyond Color Plumping lip color in Divine Wine, $8 at avon .com.
12. Dior Addict High Shine lipstick in Casual Beige, $25 at Bloomingdale’s stores.
13. Mally Beauty lipstick in Zooey Doll, $15 at
14. Origins Smileage Plus Organic Liptint in Vintage, $11 at
15. Nars lipstick in Dolce Vita, $24 at
16. Sally Hansen Natural Beauty in Plum Shimmer, $9.99 at Duane Reade stores.
17. Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crème Matte lipstick in Red 165M, $23.
18. DuWop Prime Venom nude lip plumping balm and primer, $20 at Sephora.
19. Michael Marcus lipstick in Jenifer, $24 at
20. N.Y.C. New York Color Ultra Last LipWear in Brandy Sparkle, $1.99 at Wal-Mart stores.
21. Sue Devitt lipstick in Zimbabwe, $20 at Barneys New York.

Bottom row, from left to right:
22. Bobbi Brown lip color in Brown, $22 at
23. By Terry Rouge Delectation lipstick in Icy Praline, $41 at Barneys New York stores.
24. Jouer Lip Color in Phoebe, $22 at Henri Bendel in New York, (800) 423-6335.
25. Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick in Coffee Shimmer, $4.95 at CVS stores.
26. Ramy lipstick in Ramy Red, $17 at
27. Estée Lauder Signature Hudra Lustre lip at
28. Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Enigma $27 at
29. Chanel Rouge Allure in Naïve, $30 at
30. Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Crème lipstick in Oasis, $18 at
31. Trish McEvoy sheer lipstick in Innocent Sheer, $22 at Saks Fifth Avenue stores.
32. YSL Beauté Rouge Volupté lipstick in Sweet Honey, $29 at Henri Bendel in New York.
33. Smashbox Photo Finish lipstick in Delightful, $22 at Sephora stores.
34. Rilastil Long Lasting Color Fix in Tender Rose, $28 at C. O. Bigelow in New York.
35. Laura Mercier lip color in Pink Champagne, $22 at
36. Paul & Joe Lipstick N in No. 17, $20 at
37. TheBalm Read My Lips lipstick in Letter to the Editor, $16 at C. O. Bigelow in New York
38. Lipstick Queen by Poppy King sheer lip color in Medieval, $20 at Barneys New York stores.
39. Kat Von D Painted Love lipstick in Lolita, $18 at
40. Korres Mango Butter SPF 10 in Nude 33, $18 at
41. BeingTRUE translucent lip color in Protagonist, $22 at

Image courtesy of NYTimes.



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