There are few televisions shows that have sparked as many promotions -- and had as large an impact on culture, fashion and beauty -- as Mad Men. For the last few years on the red carpet, we've seen a lot of deep red lips (including, most recently, Angelina Jolie at the Oscars), bright red Fire & Ice style fingernails, a lot of wavy hair (Milla Jovavich and Penelope Cruz, also at the 2012 Oscars), and fashion's been packed with bright colors, prints, florals and full skirts and sweater sets. Prada's new spring 2012 collection could have been yanked right off January Jones' Betty Draper character. And the show's costumer Janie Bryant has just released her second MM collection for Banana Republic.
Now this week Estee Lauder's putting out a Mad Men limited edition cosmetics collection to get you in the mood for the show's March 25 premiere. The collection includes two pieces -- a $25 cherry-orange coral, appropriately named Cherry, which happens to be one of the season's hottest colors, and a $40 Evening Rose creme rouge in that's drier than most creme blushes so it stays on and in place exactly where you dap it. It's also a great color for eyelids. The lipstick is less gloss and more matte, without being too dry.
Both are going to be sold on Estee Lauder's website and at Bloomingdale's for a limited time only, and just like the show's characters, they're packaged provocatively: Both come in a white, gold and light blue floral print box with gold fabrics cases on the inside. Will you look like January Jones or Christina Hendricks in these shades? Perhaps, but if nothing else they'll be great for whipping out while sipping a martini.