Recession! Down times! Hard times! Save Money!
Hands up who’s been hearing all this lately? The current economic recession is not a myth, its a reality. But cosmetics companies may be finding a silver lining in the dark cloud of recession because of the “Lipstick Economy”.
The Lipstick Economy theory is that in times of economic down turn, the sales of lipsticks go up because its one of the cheaper cosmetics and it still helps you look good. You can skip the eyeshadow and blush but still look pretty polished with just lipstick on. So it might be an indicator of the economic situation. (NY Times) Think of the Great Depression – women were still immaculately turned out with bright red lipstick defying the gloom and doom of the economy!
People who might otherwise spend on a luxury item or a higher priced item may cut back. Instead of spending money on collagen lip implants they can try a lip plumper at a fraction of the cost. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars or ringgit on a new dress, they may save that, but for a personal treat, buy a new lipstick. Few lipsticks exceed the RM100 mark – those that do, like the Guerlain Rouge G fall under luxury. So, if you might otherwise spend RM1000 on a new bag then spending RM145 on a new Guerlain Rouge G lipstick might be a nice substitute – you still get luxury and a treat but you save RM855 🙂
So, with the lipstick economy firmly in mind, here’s my project for June – 30 lipsticks in 30 days.
Starting June 1 until June 30 I will be featuring 1 lipstick a day of some of my favourite lipsticks, introducing others and maybe even highlighting some brand picks. I’m a lipstick girl, so this is going to be fun! 😀
The list of lipsticks featured will be updated below with the links as the days progress so bookmark this page or come back and see if your favourite lipstick is featured or if you could discover a new favourite 🙂
30 Lipsticks 30 days project
- Benefit Cosmetics Silky Finish Lipstick – Frenched
- NYX Cosmetics Black Label Lipstick – Opium
- Lancome L’absolu Rouge Rouge Rayonnant 47
- Chanel Infrarouge Lipstick – Matador
- Maybelline 3D Collagen Watershine – #304
- Kanebo Coffret D’or Full Styling Rouge RS-242
- Lunasol Intellectual Lips Lipstick #10 Pure Pink
- Shu Uemura Lolishine Lipstick #332
- Kanebo T’estimo Serumdrape Lipstick
- Giorgio Armani Shine Lipstick #4
- Giorgio Armani Silk Lipstick #9
- Dior Addict Lipstick – Rose Vision
- NYX Round Lipstick – Peach
- Bourjois Framboisine pour Felines
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick Sunlit Coral
- Monave Mineral Lipgloss – Silk Garnet
- Rimmel Gloss Maxx Lipstick 004
- Dior Rouge Dior Eternal Pink
- Guerlain Kiss Kiss – Reve D’or
- I Nuovi Ivoluxe Lipstick – Passion
- Definite Makeup – Angel Smile
- Clinique ButterShine – Berry Blush
- I Nuovi Ivoluxe Lush Lipstick
- Dior Addict High Color Provocative Pink
- L’oreal Color Riche Color Magic (Michelle Yeoh)
- Maybelline Water Shine – Fresh Cherry
- Rimmel Longlasting Lipstick – A drop of sherry
- Clinique High Impact Lipstick – RSVPink
- Maybelline Watershine 3D Collagen – #304
- L’oreal Rose Glam Color Riche – 5 lipsticks! 😀
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Cool project, PB! I can’t wait to read about your lippie stash…
Its less about my stash than about lippies though I guess you could say its my stash – I never thought of it that way LOL
Looking forward to the features! I’ve read that article too regarding the lipstick sales. hehe
Yeah I remember reading it a while back but now we are in recession no better time to raise it again!
i agree with tht theory. most of the time i go out with empty face, but a lipstick/gloss is good enough to spice up the whole dull look 😀 will look forward to ur post!
Yep! Me too! Lipstick is the easiest thing to put on and relatively error free 😉
I’m looking forward to your lipstick posts!! You must have ALOT of lippies!! 😀
LOL yes I guess I do! Lippie gal I am!
Ooh so excited. I love Frenched! And hope you can work MAC’s Russian Red in sometime, and a Chanel Red. I’ve been eyeing those two…
I don’t have MAC’s Russian Red. Just realised I have NO MAC lipsticks! I tossed the last one I had heh… I don’t have Chanel’s newer line too but the one I will feature is an older line
you always have such cool ideas
Thank you 🙂
Yay! This is going to be so fun. Can’t wait to read all about it!
I hope it will be!
great idea! will be reading each of them1
Do stick around! We’ll have 30 days to go through 😉
I have Benefit’s Frenched and MAC’s Russian Red too!
However I’m still searching for my HG red. Frenched doesn’t stay on my lips and RR is too matte!
Frenched is a little creamy. I apply, blot and reapply. The colour stays longer.
cool paris! how about ur “finish 1 blush and 1 eyeshadow in 1 month”? going well?
It wasn’t to finish the colours, but to see how much is used up in a month. Thus far, its going good for me! I’ll post an update later in the month.
This is such an interesting project! Prolly the most creative one I’ve read in beauty blogs of late. Bravo, gal!
Looking forward to your following posts. Even more so since I’m a lipstick gal myself. 🙂
Hurrah for being a lipstick gal! There aren’t many of us apparently teehee
Great idea! Can’t wait to read your lipsticks posts.
Hey that’s like what Blogdorf Goodman did! Brilliant, I LOVE reading about lippies. Can’t wait 😉
I remember their primer post it was awesome! I had to stick with something I know … and own heh…
This is such a fun project! Perhaps after this I’ll be converting myself into a lippie girl like you, ParisB? Coz i’m more of a lipgloss girl.
Yeah the statistic is true. i’ve read about it in Female mag. Glad u raised the issue here. =)
Oh I hope you’ll be converted! 😉 I’m not very much into lipglosses. I guess I like colour and texture and lipglosses don’t quite offer me that.
maybe i ought to do the same (but with my eye shadows and do it every single day for 365 days!!!! HAHAHAHAHA)
ok, i am waiting for Frenched as I don’t have that colour. and i like that lipstick finish and you know that.
hurry up and do it already!
Frenched is super RED you might not like it LOL…
You got me hooked! this is getting really interesting! 🙂
I really enjoyed reading your article and would like to link it to my blog. I think my readers would enjoy this test as well as the main article from the NY times. 🙂
One thing, though, I noticed that you didn’t have any Avon products. That’s disappointing. I was hoping to see what you thought about that brand 🙂 (Hope it’s nothing negative.) 😀
Thanks and you may link away. I haven’t tried any Avon lipsticks or products hence no reviews 🙂