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Vivid Enough to Tussle With a MAC Lipglass, Estée Lauder’s Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers Flaunt Powerhouse Pigment

Published in: Estee Lauder, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer

Wearing Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Peach Glass

I think that over the course of almost every MAC-aholic’s time as a semi-professional MAC makeup hoarder/enthusiast, there’s a period during which Lipglasses are, like, the end all, be all pinnacles of lip glossy-ness, and everything else might as well be a sub-par knockoff sitting on a folding card table on a sketchy street corner sidewalk being sold by some guy named Zipper, know what I mean?

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer

From the left, six of the 12 Estée Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers in Peach Glass, Ruby Glow, Melting Sun, Liquid Petals, Wet Plum and Amber Halo

For me, that period was the late ’90s, when if I couldn’t have MAC Spite or Nymphette, I didn’t want anything at all.

But times change. Eventually, my eyes (and makeup bag) opened to new possibilities, with the possibilities in this case being different glosses.

Thank goodness, too, because I would have kicked myself for missing these new potently pigmented Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquers from Estée Lauder ($25 each), a new line of 12 long-wearing glosses available now.

Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer Swatches

Swatches from the left: Amber Glow, Peach Glass, Liquid Petals, Wet Plum, Melting Sun and Ruby Glow

Basically, they’re like MAC Lipglasses raised on a high-pigment diet and taught to wield a flocked applicator instead of MAC’s doe foot. They’re also unscented and unflavored.

Estee Lauder Peach Glass

Peach Glass

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Nodding to Nostalgia, the Mad Men of Estée Lauder Want to Paint Your Paws Pink Paisley

Published in: Estee Lauder, Nails, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Mad Men Nail Lacquer Pink Paisley swatch

Wearing the new Estée Lauder Mad Men collection Nail Lacquer Pink Paisley ($24), available now at counters and online

“Young people of the world!” she boomed from the podium, “I know this is hard to fathom, but there was a time when it was a lot harder to find funky nail polish colors!”

Back when Jen, Cindy and I cruised around our suburban hometown listening to TLC on tape (from a portable boom box set on the front passenger seat floor of Jen’s old, white Datsun 510), the craziest drugstore polish I can remember was Revlon Cherries in the Snow.

We had no python greens, gunmetal grays, hexagonal glitters or holographic formulas. Our standard issue nail polish colors were pink, beige, red and occasionally a really, really dark wine…for when you were feeling extra rebellious. :)

Maybe that’s why I feel the past tugging at the corners of my mind when I wear limited edition Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley from the new Mad Men Collection…

This shimmery, cool-toned pastel pink was created to evoke the swingin’ late 60s, the time during which the latest season of Mad Men is set, but I’m also getting a decidedly late ’80s/early ’90s vibe.

I’m pretty sure I sported something similar to the prom…

Estee Lauder Mad Men Nail Lacquer Pink Paisley

Estee Lauder's Mad Men Collection Nail Lacquer in Pink Paisley closeup
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Estée Lauder’s Mad Men Collection Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic Gives You More

Published in: Estee Lauder, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee lauder Mad Men Collection Rich Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic

Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic ($30), available now at counters and online

More.

More!

That’s exactly what Estée Lauder’s new Mad Men Collection Rich, Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic gives you.

More! — as in the actual quantity of product, because each tube contains 0.13 ounces — almost twice as much as the tiny 0.07-ounce tube of Cherry released with last year’s Mad Men Collection.

Cherry was meant to hearken back to the smaller vintage lipstick tubes of yesteryear, but Mad Men fans must have wanted more. Fortunately, EL obliged. Limited edition Pinkadelic contains the same amount of product as the twist-up lipsticks in Estée Lauder’s permanent line.

Estee lauder Mad Men Collection Rich Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic

Estee Lauder Pinkadelic with Cherry

Pinkadelic beside Cherry Lipstick for scale

Estee lauder Mad Men Collection Rich Rich Lipstick in Pinkadelic

Pinkadelic with a tube of MAC Lipstick for scale


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Yearning for a Retro Look in a Rush? The Tremendously Tinted Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show Sweeps Cheeks with One-Coat Color

Published in: Estee Lauder, Face, Makeup, Product Reviews

Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show

That’s the new Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show ($50) on my cheeks, one of three pieces in the Mad Men Collection, available now at counters and online

One look at the words, “See Thru,” on the box, and I assumed I’d need a heavy hand and lots o’layering to get the new budget-breaking $50 Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show to show up on my NC42 skin, but like Don Draper, this blush is full of surprises.

And it’s just in time! — along with the other two pieces in the limited edition Mad Men Collection — for the show’s sixth season, which premiers on AMC April 7.

Hmm… Do you recall last year’s two-piece Mad Men Collection? I wonder if these releases will be an annual thing like Bronze Goddess. If so, that has to please the partners at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce… :)

This year/season, Estée Lauder summoned a late ’60s makeup look with a pigmented, pink powder blush with laid-back shimmer that lays down loads of color with a single swipe.

Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show compact open

Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show swatch

Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection See Thru Blush in Light Show
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Are You a Eye Shadow Palette Purist?

Published in: Chanel, Estee Lauder, Eyes, Guerlain, Just For Fun, Palettes, Too Faced

Estée Lauder’s New Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow Palette in Batik Sun

Wearing Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow Palette in Batik Sun (from the new Bronze Goddess collection) on my eyes

When I was getting ready this morning, I grabbed my eye shadow palette crush o’ the moment, Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Gelée Powder EyeShadow Palette in Batik Sun from the new Bronze Goddess summer (!) collection, and I wondered about how other makeup lovers like to wear eye palettes.

Par exemple, when you grab a palette, do you usually stick to the shadows in that palette, or do you like to mix and match them with other shades?

I’m not really strict about sticking to the colors in a single palette; it’s mostly about proximity, LOL! If something’s close by and will work with the palette I want to wear, then I’ll add it into the mix. But if I’m traveling and only have room in my bag for a single eye palette, then I’ll just stick to those colors.

A few of my favorite spring and summer palettes…




What about you? When you wear an eye shadow palette, do you tend to stick to just those colors? Are you an eye shadow palette purist, or do you like to mix it up?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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