I don't know if it's all the cheap beer flowing around the Hill since the Democrats won (Republicans like to hide the 12 year old Macallen from their staff) or the promise of the influx of all that new blood up here, but I have gotten the itch to get some nice new makeup.
Which, honestly, is nothing new to me.
But the difference here is that I want to buy something pricey. Something worth the effort of spending time in a department store talking to salespeople. Something I can be proud to show off on my makeup tray or brag to my friends that it's just the "only thing I can wear anymore!!"
I'm contemplating getting the Cle de Peau concealer.
Oh yes. This baby clocks in with a price tag that would make a defense contractor swoon, outpricing my regular concealer by approximately 500%.
But it is also the stuff of legend.
Routinely mentioned in magazine copy as the best concealer you can buy (if you can afford it, of course) and recently mentioned as Alexis Bledel's favorite in Lucky Magazine. (Fine!! I just want to be Rory on Gilmore Girls. Sue me.)
But I have doubts.
First, is it REALLY worth the price of 19.04 double tall skim lattes from Starbucks?
Second, if I plan on spending that much money on something, shouldn't it ADD color to my face instead of blending it all in?
Third, can I truly expect anything to cover up the dark undereye circles which are bound to show up when I spend all of next January planning hearings?
Fourth, do you think the lady at the Cle de Peau counter would give me enough free swag for buying it to offset some of the cost?
Now, I have gotten a few other items from Cle de Peau and they are great (more to come in upcoming posts) but the balanced-budget girl in me balks just a little.
Help me out! Has anyone tried it? Is it worth my big splurge?
I'm thinking I may just have to pretend I work on Wall Street and just got a six-figure bonus, instead of Independence Ave and stealing binder clips from the government...