Lipstick or Nail Polish: Which Do You Splurge On?

Nail polish has replaced lipstick as women's recession-proof buy. Which is yours?

Typically ringing up at under $20 a pop, lipstick has been touted as women’s favorite recession-proof pick-me-up for decades. No matter how depressed the economy, women have brightened their own outlook with little tubes of the stuff.

But all that’s changed according to some researchers, who say that with the current economic downturn, it’s nail polish that now has a grip on women’s purse strings.

"The idea of a brand new lipstick shade used to excite everyone," Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estée Lauder says to time.com. "Today people have so many, they don't want to try a new one."

As much as we love a little color on our lips, we have to agree that there is something mood-boosting about looking down at hands painted with one of fall’s new colors.

Vote above and then tell us your take: If you could only choose one or the other, would you shell out for lipstick or nailpolish?

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