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Catherine Deneuve thoughts...

Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, February 04, 2006 10:17 PM (Eastern)

I should preface this by saying that, in the main, my "lemming" days are past.

What is a lemming? It's a sort of small rat-like creature that, at least according to myth, follows all the other lemmings, even unto jumping off a cliff.

A beauty board lemming is something a bit similar. It's a beauty product that somehow, some way, suddenly everyone on the beauty board has to own.

It's not that simple to create a board lemming these days. Or, it shouldn't be. Internet beauty boards have been in existence circa 1995 - 1996 (when the original Lipstick Page beauty website was created). I started posting on The Lipstick Page in 1998, September or October. At the time it was a revelation. Prior to the non-commercial beauty forum, all information regarding beauty products originated from...the beauty product manufacturers themselves.

In short, before then, every product was a lemming. Everything was great. Everything was to die for. Everything you had to have. Everything would make you look like [fill in your favorite model/actress here]. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

The beauty board revelation period lasted until circa 2002 - 2003 and that is when the newness of Internet forums wore off. That is when, to the best of my observation, many of the beauty mavens left. I still see some of them around on various boards. A fairly recent trend has been for them to set up their own Blogger or LiveJournal communities. (The blog you're reading falls somewhat into such; we have kept up the forums though.)

Oh, where was I. Oh yeah, the lemmings...the lemmings are, or should be, pretty gone. As much as we on The Lipstick Page Forums keep the spam off, so should the buyer beware as to where the information she got from a "beauty forum" came from.

Catherine Deneuve, though.

Is it possible to resist this collection? I have a "dupe" (duplicate or copy) of Deneuve's perfume, titled aptly "Deneuve." The replica is by Ava Luxe. It is...a fantastic perfume. I'm fuddled as to why Deneuve does not re-release it.

So check out that picture. No doubt, it's the "Thunder Eyes" quad...or "Laze Eyes"...whatever...

Is she gorgeous? Yes, she is gorgeous. She is toe-curlingly, girl-crushingly gorgeous. sigh It gives one the feeling of something unique. Something that shall never exist again, something so stunning it can appear only once (oh yeah, and there's the makeup too).

Here is my current lemming. It's not that I need it. G*d knows I have enough eyeshadows. I could pass on the shadows, but then there are lipsticks. Four LE (limited edition) lipsticks, two of which are my favorite MAC formula, the Lustre lipstick. grumbles

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February 9, 2006 1:37 PM, Blogger Dain said...

O! France feels the same way. They actually call her "La France". Only France would revere as their patron goddess a woman who is in her 60s, smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish, but wears YSL to kill.


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