Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I don't wear a ton of makeup but I love reading about it. I've been subscribing to Allure since forever, as it's the only magazine I've seen that takes beauty stuff seriously, analyzing things down to their scientific properties and social implications. The thing is, it's not pretending to be the Economist. It fully assumes that if you want to learn about computers and computer-generated hot ladies, you will subscribe to Wired; if you want to know about annoying modern artists and experimental chefs, you will subscribe to The New Yorker, and if you want to know about self-curling mascara, you will subscribe to Allure. Just this past month, I learned about a hairspray that is regarded by hairstylists as the world's most perfect hairspray: Elnett. You guys, it can hold a shape YET you can comb through it! People used to smuggle cases of it from Europe! Just wait until I get my hands on it. Life will never be the same.