Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What's Happening With Delux Beauty?

Why does Grey's Anatomy's Patrick Dempsy look grumpy? Is he annoyed that his salary negotiations aren't completed yet? Is he tired of the oppressive tension on the set?

Or, is he wondering if his wife, makeup artist Jillian Fink Demsey just wants to be a stay-at-home mom?

The real story is he probably knows what she wants to do/is going to do.

The ones who don't know? Fans of Fink Dempsey's Delux Beauty cosmetics lines, which features very cute portable, click-together pricy products. BeansTalk is a fan of the concealer and we grudgingly have handed over our $16 for the "full" size, that, in other universes, would be a sample size.

A couple of months ago, we were quite surprised to hear that our near-work Sephora, the one at Hollywood and Highland, was no longer carrying Delux. We were told that some of their other stores still had the line.

Today, we made our first trip to NIRVANA. Well, o.k., it was just the Ulta store on La Brea (and it was damn awesome, thank you very much; we'd never been to one!). And in the "Clearance" area were a bunch of Delux products. We bought u a bunch. Our concealer was $4.99. We got three. We also got a little lip gloss palatte that retailed (a limited edition) for $22 and it, too, was only $4.99.

When we got to work the photo editor told us that Fink Dempsey's company, Bardine, had also folded.

What does that tell us? That Fink Dempsey has her mind and focus on other things. The Delux Beauty website is still up and running, but we suspect it's not going to be so for very long.

If you have a fave product, get it now. That's what we did when our beloved Tony & Tina folded. We're still sad about that.

Moving on...