Confession: I can never stop fidgeting with my lips. So I inevitably end up needing vats of lip gloss by my side, which is probably part of why I've always loved those hefty Cargo tins Sephora keeps stockpiled in every shade possible. So it's with some urgency that I tell you Sephora is having a sale on their site, right now, and all those Cargo lip gloss duos are now $14 instead of $20. And if you spend $50? Free shipping. So let's do the math - Four duos equals $56, which equals free shipping, which equals moist, glossed lips right through Fall 09. Which is amazing.
Shopbop + Sephora = Boring?
This week online fashion powerhouse Shopbop and beauty retailer Sephora unveiled a new collaboration. They are co-branding an enormous makeup palette, called Color Play 5-in-1: Fashion Edition, which is--as the name suggests--actually five separate palettes. The gist is that you snap out the palette which is appropriate for whatever outfit you’re wearing that day and voila! Coordinating makeup. I adore both of these companies and shudder to think how much money I’ve spent at both over my lifetime, but this product is a bit of a head-scratcher. Shopbop pulled together a lookbook of iconic styles (Ali MacGraw as the “Classic Prep,” Twiggy as “London Mod”--you get the idea.) There is a small beauty close-up on each page which shows the coordinating makeup look. After being distracted by the lovely goods for sale, I started thinking: does the average Shopbop shopper need this color-by-numbers approach to dressing and makeup?