Bloggers who natter on about themselves can be a snore. But when this elite group of beauty mavens obsesses about the latest lipstick or eye cream online, thousands of shoppers sit up and take notice. By Margaret Lee
Everyone [macron]s got a blog these days *celebrities, politicians, your little sister. Even little Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Fortunately, beyond the glut of soliloquies on boring jobs and distant boyfriends, there [macron]s actually some information worth reading. A growing number of women *some actual experts, some self-proclaimed *aim to spread their encyclopedic beauty knowledge. These devoted product hounds, obsessive samplers, and creative testers own more lip glosses than an entire sorority and chart the details of their experience in candid, sometimes ruthless reviews.
We asked them to share their all-time favorites.
name: Ann Gugliotti, 35
url: blogdorfgoodman.blogspot.com POSTING FROM: Youngstown, Ohio, where she [macron]s a court deputy clerk
HER STORY: [degrees]Fragrance is my great love. Sampling different scents is actually a lot like wine tasting, in the way you try to decipher their notes. [+ or -] In fact, several times a year, she and a fellow scent hound travel to New York City for perfume-buying binges. And she [macron]s in no mood to settle down. [degrees]I don [macron]t really want to find the one perfect product out there, [+ or -] she says. [degrees]I like experimenting and being able to choose from a bunch of great options. [+ or -]
1 Bond No. 9 Chinatown [degrees]It [macron]s an incredible blend of peach blossom, peony, and gardenia that I wear to work, to go out, everywhere. The scent kind of travels right behind you, but it [macron]s nothing overpowering. I first smelled it with a group of friends, and we all agreed it was full-bottle worthy *the free sample size just wasn [macron]t enough. We haven [macron]t agreed on a scent since. [+ or -]
2 Lanc00me Mille & Une Roses [degrees]This is a reissue of an old Lanc00me fragrance, 2001 Roses. It has rose and amber, but also something I [macron]ve never been able to figure out *maybe some musk and a little bit of pepper. And the scent lasts forever. You put it on and you can still smell it the next day. [+ or -]
3 Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Gold 370 [degrees]When you own over 500 beauty products like I do, it [macron]s impossible to use them …