That’s exactly what EstÃ©e 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 EstÃ©e Lauder’s permanent line.
Unfortunately, Pinkadelic also comes with a higher price tag… It’s $30, which is considerably more than the $18.50-22 EstÃ©e Lauder usually asks for a 0.13-ounce tube of lipstick.
Now, I get the rationale. I mean, Pinkadelic is supposed to be special. It’s limited edition and comes with a fancy box and golden pouch (which aren’t shown here… I think Tabs hid them!), but I can’t help wanting more.
Not necessarily more product, but more — I don’t know — something else.
I like the color. You can never go wrong with another flattering, slightly shiny sheer neutral rosy pink, but it only lasts about an hour on my lips, and there is that higher price…
I think Pinkadelic may have been made with hard-core Mad Men fans in mind, and/or girls who like to collect complete collections.
Oh, and if you like the color but want something that lasts a little longer, check out Chanel’s $32 Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in Boy.
PRICE: $30 for a 0.13-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now at counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
Netflix streams and ballet dreams…
I think I forgot to mention this. I saw a wonderful documentary about young ballet dancers on Netflix a couple weeks ago called First Position. Have you seen it?
It follows a group of young people (girls and boys) as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers, all the way through training, injuries, and up to the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious worldwide competition where the best of the best are awarded dance scholarships and jobs.
I’m so inspired by people who are passionate about their art, whatever it is, and I’m a little envious when someone discovers their calling at such a young age.
Shoot…I’m 37 and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!
If you’ve seen it, let me know what you thought.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,