BUT this year's collection features a powder blush, and I was determined to get my hands on it! Spendy, yes, but I decided it was time for a "treat yo self" sort of purchase (if you haven't seen that episode of Parks and Rec, you need to).
Estee Lauder See-Thru Blush in Light Show
Turn on your cheeks to this limited edition powder blush inspired by the Award Winning AMC Drama MadMen.® Creates a daringly sheer, natural look.
• Light Show shade captures the cheeky, fresh-faced, Sixties look perfectly.
• Add extra to your forehead, temples and chin for more rosy lights.
Inspired by the rock concert light shows and see-through, cut-out fashions that made the Sixties swing. Compact case and carton are replicas of actual designs from Estée Lauder's Sixties-era collections.
Pigmentation: As the name implies, it's a little bit "see-thru." It's more like a wash of color than straight pigment. It is easy to build up the color though!
Texture: The texture is very rich and smooth.
Application: It comes with a little powder puff, but I like using my It Cosmetics blush brush. It applies beautifully.
Length of Wear: This wore all day long for me. Looked great even after a workout.
Packaging: This is really the highlight of the product. The packaging is beautiful and great quality. I love that it has a sturdy cardboard box, AND a leather pouch, and THEN the sturdy metal compact with the enclosed plastic protective sheet and powder puff. I especially LOVE that they replicated actual designs that Estee Lauder used in the sixties. The compact itself is quite heavy, with a push-button release. It is absolutely a work of art.
Value: This blush is a bit on the higher end in terms of price per ounce, even compared to other department store brands. While it is a fantastic blush, the extra expense is due to the packaging (the value of the packaging is personal preference).
Love it or leave it? I love it. I'm glad I bought it--it's a pretty product, and it looks great on. I'm especially glad I got one since it's limited edition! Fifty bucks is wayyyy more than I usually spend on a single blush, but this one is worth it. Pretty and practical! I'm definitely going to keep the compact after I've used up all of the product. Treat yo self :)