The cover lines of the February Elle seem to suggest that the magazine's editors are onto the whole “recessionista” trend. This is, however, untrue. Surprised? Neither are we.

They put together a so-called "wallet-friendly" selection of beauty products chosen by makeup artists with the usual Great Lash Mascara and eye drops. Oh and $350 face serum as “splurge” option. Whatever, we’re not reading Elle for things like the truth or for practical advice, anyway. Below find out what other truths are being stretched in this month's issue.