As part of my cable-induced-coma-weekend, I watched a marathon of Mad Men on AMC - a very layered show chock full of symbolism, smoking, drinking on the job, and endless sexual harassment in the workplace. It's impeccable in how it is true to the year that it takes place, 1960, down to the wardrobe and make-up. The furniture alone had me drooling. (It's really the writing that will get you tangled up in these character's lives in no time).
And now that my eyes are all glossy from soaking up all that TV, I have been obsessed with making my lips as glossy as the fab foxes on the show. I need to find the perfect shade of red lipstick/gloss. I'm not sure how I have made it this far in my adult life without accomplishing this feat. What I am shooting for is something that captures the style of Rachel or Joan or Peggy or the yummiest of all, the perfect Betty.
This has been a lifelong obsession really, only now there is this tremendous amount of urgency that has me believing my limbs are going to start falling off if I do not have perfect, pouty, red lips. I have a drawer full of failed options, many of which are too orange or too matte or too sheer. I bought some "cherrylicious" gloss last night. Behold the product and results on my disappointed lips: