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- Pop Beauty No-Show Concealer: $24
- Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Moisturizing Shampoo: $32
- Nails Inc Kensington Conditioning Hand Cream: $18
- La Prairie Cellular Lip Colour Effects: $40
- Kerstin Florin Caviar Eye Cream: $120
- Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour (shown here in Sapphire): $24
- Pevonia Youth-Renew Myoxy-Caviar Hand & Foot Cream: $42
Last week, the New York Times was shocked to discover that makeup can sometimes be as expensive as accessories, singling out expensive lipsticks as a sign of the times. In particular, they cited La Prairie, who makes lipstick and other beauty products with roe in them. But why caviar? One of the nutrients in caviar is arginine, which is believed to help skin by improving collagen production. In addition, the name makes things sound more luxe--"champagne wishes and caviar dreams" still has an air of glamour, which makes a product containing the substance feel more luxurious and cost more money. These eight products all contain some form of caviar, and they run the gamut from reasonably-priced eyeliner to pretty-expensive skin cream, so there's something for everybody.
· Designer Lipstick: A New Splurge [NY Times]