December 17, 2006

$75 lipstick.

It makes a great gift, presuming the recipient realizes this kind of lipstick costs $75. Otherwise, it's going to be WTF, lipstick. You got me lipstick! You know, I've got half a mind to order the stuff just because it's $75. There's a reason for aggressive pricing. How "exquisitely textured" can a tube of grease be? But now, if you got it, every time you put it on, your mind would be going mmmm, $75, exquisitely textured.

17 comments:

The Drill SGT said...

marketing hype to vulnerable consumers.

colored chapstick makes more sense :)

Palladian said...

Ha, as soon as I saw the words "$75 lipstick" I knew what you were talking about. Serge Lutens! He's better known as the purveyor of an interesting line of perfumes (several of which I wear). An acquaintance of mine actually knows M. Lutens; this is a man who rides around Paris in a vintage Rolls Royce and has a red marble toilet seat in his office bathroom, so the ludicrous $75 dollar lipstick isn't so hard to understand. Decadence, with all of that word's grave and negative connotations.

caffeine soldier said...

"But now, if you got it, every time you put it on, your mind would be going mmmm, $75, exquisitely textured."

Oh, the idiocy. This example nicely shows what's wrong with most consumers today.

Ricardo said...

I admit that I'm a little out of my element here, but do all lipsticks have such ... well ... pukey sounding names (Mauve de Swann, Rose des Glaces, Roman Rouge)? And the colors? The colors look like something you'd wear to a dungeon party. Where's "hot pink"? The only good news is that they're refillable, presumably at a cheaper price.

reader_iam said...

What I want to know is, were you perusing gift guides and just came across this? Or do you have one of those Google alerts you use for inspiration set for "lips"?

That has intriguing possibilities for a targeted, single-topic blog.

Too Many Jims said...

I can guarantee you that if I get lipstick as a gift the reaction will be: WTF, lipstick. You got me lipstick!. Unless it is from my 7 year old daughter in which case I would not use "WTF".

Bissage said...

If you make your eyes all squinty and use your imagination real hard, the lipsticks kind of look like one of these.

Hat tip: Sarge and Dan.

reader_iam said...

... and that's not all ... .

Ba-dooom.

Ron said...

The last time I questioned the price of a tube of grease I had to leave another $50 on the dresser and couldn't sit comfortably for a week, but at least it got me past the trauma of the election... I felt like...America. And I'm proud of that!

George said...

WTF

A great name for something...a lipstick, line of cosmetics, teen apparel, something....

Ron said...
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Ron said...

Wouldn't a "L33t" line of cosmetics be just the shizz?

"ROFLMAO" eyeshadow!
"OMFG" lip gloss!
"All your blush are belong to us."
"WTF" lashes!

your bf would be pwned!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Bissage: In cosmetics lingo, that chunk of color in the tube is known as "the bullet."

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Bissage: Careful not to shoot your mouth off.

Anonymous said...

How big are those things? Are they $75 or 75mm?

If they look like that and are $75, I can see the government issuing them to WACs, or whatever they call them these days.

They'll have to make it in camouflage, but nice and dark to give them a real bitchy look.

Just the thing to accessorize whoever's got Mistress Lindy's old job in her S&M dungeon in Iraq.

knoxgirl said...

It's not about the texture or the color. For the people who would buy this, for themselves or as a gift, it's an accessory. And their girlfriends--that's who their trying to impress--know exactly what it costs.

Jennifer said...

Serge Lutens! I *knew* Palladian would have something to say about this. :)