Thursday, August 12, 2010

Discount Makeup for the Over 50 Face

Cosmetic and skin care companies are constantly developing new ingredients that promise to do all sorts of wonderful and magical things for the over 50 complexion. However, short of spending a small fortune, how do older women know which products are the most effective and the best value? That’s the beauty of the Target’s skin care department, according to reporter Catherine Saint Louis.

In a recent New York Times article, Target Touches Up Manhattan’s Makeup , Saint Louis gives an overview of the discount chain's cosmetics and skin care products and some of the savings you can expect to find. For example, Boots Highlight with mica, designed to hide fine lines, is available for $12.99 an ounce. Elsewhere, products with mica can cost $50 an ounce.

I intend to bookmark this article for my next Target trip. Two other product lines that interest me…
-- Boots No. 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Beauty Serum ($22.99 in store, $20.99 online). Boots is an English pharmacy and Target is the only U.S. chain with its products. I have several friends with English connections and they can't stop talking about this line.

-- Pixi line , which Saint Louis reports "aims to demystify makeup for women ages 30 to 100." I could certainly use some demystifying!