Helena Rubenstein.(Wikipedia)

“‘Estée had this idea that there were no ugly women,’ recalls Aerin Lauder, the senior vice president and creative director of the Estée Lauder brand. ‘Just lazy women.’” –The New York Times, March 26.

“Helena Rubinstein, the late cosmetics magnate and marketer whose life was recounted in a recent book, Ugly Beauty, famously declared, ‘There are no ugly women, only lazy ones’—a motivating, if maddening phrase.” –The New York Times, March 30.

Maddening, indeed!