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Deposed Editor Talks Shop

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When she was the editor-in-chief of Lucky, Kim France never paid for a beauty product, got gifted a new Chanel bag every holiday, had a clothing allowance from Conde Nast, a car and driver, only flew first-class, and always stayed at the Four Seasons. Now she's off the gravy train, she tells Slate what she'll be spending her hard-earned cold-hard-cash on. Things on the list include: Cover Girl mascara, Shu Uemura protective oil, and Estee Lauder bronzing gel. [Slate]