Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Would You Spend $100+ on Blush? Sisley Thinks You Will

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Whether you follow the nail polish index or the lipstick index, it's clear that if a woman really loves a beauty product, she'll pony up for it. But are there limits? French beauty brand Sisley has a new highlighting blush that costs an incredible $108. That's also how much they charge for pressed powder, which is nothing compared to the $140 eye mask or the $335 face "clearing essence."

Have we ever found beauty products that changed our looks enough to make us loyal, lifelong customers? Totally. But would we spend more on a single blush palette than we do on a week's worth of groceries? Debatable. Still, Saks' website indicates that there's a huge demand for the pricey blush: The product page bears the schoolmarm-y warning: "DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, A CUSTOMER MAY ORDER NO MORE THAN 6 UNITS OF THIS ITEM EVERY THIRTY DAYS."

Considering that Tom Ford made $52K in a single night from selling, among other things, $48 lipstick, maybe it's past the time to complain about the high price of makeup. After all, if people didn't pay the high prices, companies might be forced to charge less. But what do you think?

Poll results

· Sisley-Paris L'Orchidée Palette [Saks]
· Sisley [Official Site]