Engraved with Love
By Angelique Serrano | 11/30/2009 - 15:29

It’s the mother of all holiday conundrums: What to get your mother and mother-in-law for the holidays. Well, we’ve stumbled upon a gift so perfect it’s almost too good to be true. It’s personal, it’s elegant, it’s timeless yet so trendy you’ll even want one for yourself.


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Is The Lipstick Index an Urban Myth?
By Latina Staff | 11/13/2008 - 11:15

Many years ago, cosmetics tycoon and Estee Lauder chairman Leonard Lauder observed that when the economy stalled, lipstick sales tended to spike and accordingly coined the phrase “lipstick index."

During the Depression and in the time following 9/11, there were 25% increases in lipstick sales. “The lipstick index is a way to judge a recession,” wrote NY Times op-ed columnnist Maureen Dowd in 2001. “When the economy goes down, lipstick sales go up. Women indulge in smaller luxuries and skip bigger ones.”


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Pull Off Pink Lips
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:41

A rosy pout is spring's prettiest accessory. Find your perfect shade with our simple tips.

Fair
An opaque, pale pink gloss with an iridescent finish is light enough for your delicate skin but bright enough to give it a healthy glow.
Try Clarins Paris Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer ($23).

 


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Red, Red Lips!
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:19

All reds are not created equal, so we found the perfect shade for you! If your skin is... (starting from the top)

Fair
Pick a lighter red that's on the brownish side, and stick to something sheer.
Latina Recommends: Sonia Kashuk Luxury Lip Color in Bordeaux ($8: Target stores nationwide)

Olive
Go for brighter shades, but stay away from orangey tones that could make you look sallow.
Latina Recommends: Chanel Rouge Allure in Lover($30: chanel.com)

 


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