The Unintentionally Hilarious Language Of Cosmetics Marketing

Very rarely is the New York Times »10/02/08 2:00pm10/02/08 2:00pm straight-up comedy, but , "Let's Play Buzzword: Defining Phrases Used in Skin Care Advertising" is so friggin funny. Cosmetics companies sell creams with words like "advanced" "microlift" "nourishing" "bio-stimulating" and "revitalizing," but what do they ? Does anyone know? writer…


Getting Ahead In Beauty Biz Can Mean Convincing The Poor To Be "Prettier"

According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, the Mary Kay cosmetic company — known for its eponymous blonde Texas founder and pink Cadillacs — has more and more Spanish-speaking women in its sales force. As writer Molly Hennessy-Fiske points out, getting a foot in the door at the beauty business doesn't require a… »1/15/08 12:20pm1/15/08 12:20pm

Facialists: The Derma Dominatrixes Of The Filthy Rich

In the "Thursday Styles" section of today's New York Times, we learn that vanity and sadism go hand in hand — and know no limits! Beth Landman writes about aestheticians who are not just brutally honest — they are straight up mean. And the rich ladies who rely on them just love it! Isabel Dassinger, 50, sees Julie… »10/11/07 11:00am10/11/07 11:00am