The Wisdom of the Estee Lauder Lady


I went to Nordstrom with my sister and stopped in my tracks at the Estee Lauder display. A new lipstick promised to say on for 12 hours. I asked the nice Black sales lady to show me the reddest red in the new formula. She admired the red I was already wearing. I told her it was Ruby Woo, one of my all-time favorites. I added, “I think every woman should wear red lipstick!” She nodded sagely and said with great conviction: “Mens like the red.”

So true.

I didn’t like the lipstick but I got the Double-Wear lip Pencil with “12 hour staying power” after testing it on my wrist and finding it impossible to remove.

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18 Responses to The Wisdom of the Estee Lauder Lady

  1. Chippy Coco says:

    Now you can have a 12-hour chola look?
    lucky Sister Wolf!

  2. Queen Michelle says:

    All hail the Estee Lauder Double Wear!!! I recently bought the double wear foundation and whilst nothing lasts on my hideously oily skin for 16 hours, this definitely gave it’s best shot. So good. And I have a double wear lipstick in a nude-ish colour and by gosh that bad boy stays put! Highly recommended. Me in red lipstick however is too dreadful to contemplate.

  3. arline says:

    I am not so good in red lipstick. I wish I were, but alas, I’m just not.

  4. honeypants says:

    “Mens like the red.” That just made my day. Feels like home 🙂

  5. I’m liking the top tips of the day. If you want a red to stay then the lipsticks by La Roche-Posey sadly only available in France is the best.

  6. WendyB says:

    You know how I feel about red, especially Lasting Lust by MAC. I have found, however, that some mens don’t like the red lips. They find it intimidating. Why else would I wear it, though?

  7. Deni says:

    Deni Says says that there’s nuttin sexier than lush red lips! I may forgo a lot but I’ve always got a handy tube of some super dark red paint for my lips. But it only comes on for special occasions since I don’t like the fact that if I wear it I eat it and the average women, oh hell let me quote directly:

    “Those red lips come at a price!

    If there is one thing that makes every woman feel like…well, a woman, it is lipstick. But did you know — it’s been estimated that in her lifetime a woman ingests as much as four pounds of lipstick?

    When a product is often eaten (as lipstick is) then you’d imagine that it would be food grade. But for years, cosmetics companies used coal tar, chemical dyes and lanolin, a derivative from the oil glands of the sheep.”
    for more:

  8. K-Line says:

    Weirdly, I wrote about lipstick today too?! Why is there so much brown everywhere lately. Red lips are so much lovelier!

  9. Aja says:

    I’ve been on the quest for the perfect red for myself. I have yet to find it. Maybe I will try Estee Lauder.

  10. crocodilian says:

    This is unrelated to lips, but I am unable to restrain myself from sharing this recently posted, completely non-made-up sentence, via Hollister Hovey:

    “We ran into the extremely nice and extremely well dressed Englishman, Joseph Pollard, last night at Fette Sau and our jaws practically dropped into the pork belly when he took out his alligator-covered iPhone.”

    What a fucking moronâ„¢!


  11. Sister Wolf says:

    chippy coco -Great video! I would fill in my lips though, much as I love a chola.

    Queen Michells – I’m convinced there’s a red for EVERYONE. With your coloring I would try a deep red with blue undertone. It is great with pale skin.

    arline – I could find you one that worked if you were here!

    Honeypants – YES, it maid my day as well!!

    Make Do: Maybe on eBaY??

    WendyB- The mens who don’t like it will get what they deserve.

    DEni – Better to look gorgeous than to think about cancer.

    K-Line – YES! I will go look.

    Aja – You can wear a nice cranberry or plum-red! Get a MAC person to help you.

    crocodillian – Did they kill him for it??????????

  12. So that’s why I almost started hyperventilating when checkout out Fette Sau one night. I knew there was something amiss at the communal tables, beyond just the communal tables.

    Lucky you, you communed with the hard-to-find wise makeup lady.

  13. sorry, “when we checked out…” dark in here.

  14. sam says:

    I don’t understand…..what’s the relevance of the sales lady being black?
    Why is ‘mens like the red’ giving honeypants a warm fuzzy?
    Am I being Australian? or just plain ignorant?

  15. Sister Wolf says:

    fashionherald – They are VERY hard to find!

    Sam – I was just trying to bring her to life, and she was a lovely, somewhat matronly Black woman. Honeypants is sensitive to language, that’s why she enjoyed it. Ignorant, no, that would be Mrs. Palin.

  16. Sommar says:

    Who makes Ruby Woo?

  17. Sister Wolf says:

    Sommar -M.A.C. It’s one of their matte classics.

  18. Plenty of comments, but yes. AOL as number 1? My fonts was in all probability the top a person.

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