Monday, March 4, 2013

Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection for 2013 Pinkadelic Rich Rich Lipstick

I have flipped over this year's Mad Men Collection by Estée Lauder. Here's my quick summary. The lipstick is a little darling that I think everyone will want. The powder blush could only be prettier and more desirable if it were a cream blush like last year. The nail lacquer is a pink I'm going to have to purchase.

Let's look at Pinkadelic Rich, Rich Lipstick ($30). "Turn on your lips to this limited-edition lipstick inspired by the Award Winning AMC Drama MadMen. Creamy, satin finish, and smooth rich lipcolor. The Pinkadelic shade captures the soft-lipped, sexy-innocent Sixties look perfectly. The lipstick case and carton are replicas of actual designs from Estée Lauder's Sixties-era collections, and Pinkadelic is named after one of Estée Lauder's most popular Sixties' lip formulas."

Like last year's Man Men Cherry Lip, which you can see here, this year's Pinkadelic is more of an everyday color. Last year's bright cherry rose was a little darker than I'd wear to the office, although it was simply gorgeous. I mentioned to you that I sent it recently to a reader who had searched far and wide for the 2012 collection - way too late to find it. I found I wasn't wearing the vibrant shades.

Pinkadelic is a superb color for me - and I suspect most of you. I took swatch photos in very bright sunlight this morning. The sun gave it more sparkle than it has in "real life," but it's a medium pink shade that will make your lips sing indoors or out.

Can you believe this color? Have you jumped online to order it yet? When I think of Mad Men, I think of glamour. Pinkadelic offers glamour and a femininity that's appropriate for this celebration of the Sixties.

I turned my arm slightly away from the sun to get one photo that wasn't entirely glimmering. I think the photo directly above shows the finish fairly well, even if you can see the sun amping up the left side of the swatch.

Like last year's Mad Men lipstick, Pinkadelic is small - not like a sample, but smaller than your average lipstick. Don't be surprised by that.

Mad Men is a limited-edition collection, so if you want one piece or all of them, I'd recommend that you purchase now. I'll show you the See-Thru Blush after lunch.  Perhaps I'll get in my car and drive up to Neiman Marcus to find the nail lacquer this afternoon.

You can find the three-piece collection now at the Estée Lauder Web site and at Estée Lauder counters everywhere.

Photos at top courtesy of Estée Lauder; other photos by Best Things in Beauty

19 comments:

Eileen said...

I was originally attracted to this collection because of the nostalgic "Swinging Sixties" packaging, but have been very pleased with the overall quality and the colors themselves. The lipstick is a very pretty, polished and poised pink that is suitable for any occasion. Lipstick, blusher, nail polish--this little collection is a delightfully modern tribute to the early sixties :-)

Gauri said...

I'm so excited for these to come out in India! Maybe I'm crazy & just addicted to lipstick but I'm seriously looking forward to getting these :)

Leticia - Cosmetics Aficionado said...

I ordered the entire collection and it arrives tomorrow! :)

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Eileen,

I'm not sure these gorgeous colors bring back the Sixties to me, but I'll take them anyhow. Let's call them the Sixties Re-interpreted.

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Gauri,

Nothing wrong with makeup or lipstick addictions! Just think; it could be worse.

Charleston Girl said...

Good, Leticia. I think you'll be very happy.

JoaneP @ The Convenient Beauty said...

I'm loving the nail polish. THAT is my color. I wouldn't mind it to my natural nail color, year round. The lipstick is pretty. I just have like a million of that color in my stash as I'm always drawn to them.

Claire said...

Can you comment on the texture of the lipstick itself? Any scent? I don't think I owned any Estee Lauder lipstick at all, besides their AERIN brand. Thanks!

P.S. I bet you'll get that nail polish!

Eileen said...

Hi Charlestongirl,

The color is definitely a modern interpretation of the early sixties before the nude lip came into vogue. We were leaving the deeper reds, oranges, and pinks behind usually by layering white or pearl over them :-P, but colors were still pretty strong. Remember, I've got 5-6 years on you :-)

Charleston Girl said...

So do I Joane, and I keep buying them. Too pretty to resist.

Charleston Girl said...

Claire, yes. Give me a few. I left it downstairs and I want to be precise.

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Eileen,

I will never argue to be older. Maybe since that was high school and college for me, I wasn't wearing a lot of makeup. However, I WAS reading WWD. :)

wwendalynne said...

aaaahhhhhh~ more gorgeousness!!!

bisbee said...

I got the lipstick. It's actually a bit light and warm on me, and the finish really reminds me of the frosted coral lipsticks my mother wore in the 60's. I went to school and started college in the late 60's and didn't wear much makeup until after college...I like this, but it's a little light for me...my lips are a bit too pigmented, I guess!

Charleston Girl said...

It's a stunning pink, wwendalynne.

Charleston Girl said...

Bisbee, it goes warm on you? Wow!

Anonymous said...

Finally I get a moment to comment! All I can say is I'm sick of SNOW!! Yet another midwest storm...and work...have kept me from sharing in the fun of this post and receiving my 3-piece collection. It is bee-u-ti-ful, and probably the closest thing I'll get to spring for a while yet. Thanks again CG for all your detailed photos. You need the polish though. The whole thing is so feminine I too wish the blush were a cream. It was last year's collection that got me to love cream blush.

And a special thanks to all your other readers. I enjoy the intelligent comments. Stay warm, I think the snow is headed east!! Denise at aeiokid at comcast dot net.

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Denise,

"Your snow" came last night and today. We got a few inches, but the roads were too warm to hold it, so inside the Beltway, it has melted on pavement. Yea! To the west, it was a whole different story.

I love the collection, but also kinda wish the blush had been a cream again. It's beautiful, so I should be happy.

Glad spring is coming!

Ellen said...

stopped by Nordstrom and checked these out tonight -- the pink is actually a little too cool for me, and it does show some frost in certain light. Not full on 60's but not my style. Very moisturizing formula though, and lasted well. The blush is pretty but I agree, it would have been better as a cream.