Wednesday, February 23, 2005

What's New in Beauty

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Dream Matte Foundation from Maybelline New York; Bigelow Chemists; Updated layout of Beauty pages; Consumer page content reorganized

Dream Matte Mousse Foundation is a new offering from Maybelline New York (I find this name pretentious, as I remember Maybelline from the days I putzed around Kresge's dime store as a kid, but I guess its corporate parent L'Oreal wants to give it a more upscale image). This product dries quickly, so apply it to one part of the face at a time and blend before applying to another part of the face. It's especially effective for reducing breakthrough shine on the nose - much better than using a mattifier under your base. Dream Matte Mousse Foundation comes in 12 shades, grouped according to Light, Medium, and Dark. You may find Dream Matte Mousse Foundation at supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers (Wal-Mart, Target), and

Bigelow Chemists is an apothecary based in New York City's Greenwich Village. I requested the catalog after reading a feature about Bigelow Chemists in Shop Etc. (I have a love-hate relationship with that magazine). The catalog featured a lot of boutique brands. One of the things that caught my eye was that it offered scented candles from Henri Bendel, but the candles are as accessible as the nearest mall with a Bath and Body Works store (Both Bath and Body Works and Henri Bendel are owned by Limited Brands). Curiously, the catalog didn't feature Bigelow's own Alchemy Cosmetics, which features some beautiful, silky matte eyeshadows (as well as some truly garish ones). I found Alchemy Cosmetics at Beyond The Pale, a beauty boutique in Middleburg, Virginia, outside of Washington, DC.

The Layout of Beauty pages has been tweaked slightly. Please let me know how you like the new look - I plan to use it on all web pages on The Style Page web site.

Content on the Beauty > Consumer page has been reorganized. I have grouped links according to Product reviews, Consumer interest, and Government oversight so that users can quickly find links and information of interest.

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