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Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Lipstick League – week of 9.24.12


Lipstick League Question of the Week:

Who inspired you to get into makeup?

G's answer: My mom was the first person I ever saw use makeup, and she had a huge influence on me. But then in junior high (do they even have junior high schools anymore or are they all "middle schools"?) my biggest makeup influence was Madonna (the Lucky Star video in particular). I still, all these years later, love her makeup in that video (especially her matte red lips):


Links of the Week:

Phyrra – Phyrra is entranced by the celestial wonders of an Autumn Sky with the Meow Harvest Moon Collection.

Vampy Varnish – Wants you to check out the new Seche Nail Color Collection!

we heart this – gives Eye Rock Eyeliner Tapes a spin (while shouting at the devil, of course).

Beauty Junkies Unite – Here’s your peek at essie’s new fall nail polish collection, Stylenomics! Which shade is your favorite?

Clumps of Mascara – is head over heels in love with Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Liquid foundation. It really is the best liquid foundation that she’s ever tried. And that says a lot!

EauMG – Victoria has found a new patchouli perfume love, here’s her video review of Spanish luxury perfume line, Ramon Monegal Mon Patchouly.

Lipglossiping – shares her Autumn lust list, well, a girl’s gotta keep warm somehow!

Gouldylox Reviews – Ever wished someone could photoshop you in real life? This won’t make you skinnier, but will even out your skin and help hide aging!

Nouveau Cheap – shows you a $3 face product that didn’t work for its intended purpose, but turned out to be a game-changer in a completely unexpected way.

Pink Sith – has finally found her holy grail mattifyer for her oil slick skin AND it’s not a constipation medicine!

Prime Beauty – loves the wide awake look IT Cosmetics Hello Bright Eyes Pencil Duo gives her so much, she breaks into song! 

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Phyrra – I love this beautiful Adele inspired look by Cora of Vintage or Tacky.

Who inspired you to get into makeup?

16 COMMENTS:

  1. I remember Madonna back then. She had real meat on her bones then too. ;D I think makeup in the '80's was so much fun.

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    1. I loved her figure back then. :)

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  2. I was always fascinated by makeup and would watch my mom do her's, but I never really got into makeup in my teens and early twenty's. I never experimented until my senior year of high school and mainly because of prom. Tinted moisturizer, blush, mascara and cherry lip balm were the only things I used (and are still my go-to). When I got into my 30's and started working in a very big, very professional office in a big white-collar city, the whole environment made me aspire to be overall more fashionable. Then I started watching YouTube for reviews and tutorials and it was all downhill from there :P

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    1. Corporate world makeup is an art unto itself, for sure! :)

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  3. I've always loved makeup.. probably because I love art and makeup to me was just art on your face, lol. But I really got serious last year when I looked in the mirror and decided something had to be done.. I'm 38 and let's face it I needed a bit of help. Before that I would wear some if I was going out or wanted to look extra nice. What started as a search for great products quickly turned into a full fledged addiction and now I have an eyeshadow collection that has outgrown two storage boxes.

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    1. You're definitely among friends here when it comes to an eyeshadow stash of that size! Lol! ;)

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  4. No one! The only reason I wear makeup is because I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding and I did not trust the makeup artist she hired. That is the reason I do not use most items, such as mascara or blush. I don't know how. I mainly use eyeshadow. I like watching YouTube tutorials, but I lost all my subscriptions when Google took over.

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    1. YT tutorials can definitely help with makeup application tips! :)

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  5. I used to do theater in school and students were in charge of most of the make up and hair. And a girl 2 grades above me who was in charge of it all the make up and her FACE was freaking perfect. Dark lips. Black liner. Ugh, she was (and still is) absolutely stunning. And she was SO nice to me (we were some of the only Black girls in theater) and she helped me modify make up for the show to make it "work" for my complexion and gave me my first blush.

    It was all downhill from there :)

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    1. What a sweet story! Thanks so much for sharing. Makeup mentors are a beautiful thing. xo

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  6. I was always fascinated with makeup, partly because I always felt so self conscious about my own looks. My mom never wore makeup. I barely could get some face powder on her for my brother's wedding. One of my first purchases for makeup was a cobalt blue covergirl mascara (what was I thinking?!) I also bought Carole Jackson's "Color Me Beautiful" which was all about seasonal color typing.
    Sadly, I have two boys so all my love of makeup is wasted. I can barely spend 5 minutes in the drug store looking before my sons get impatient.

    Thankfully our reviews help narrow the selection.

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    1. Omg, I remember those Color Me Beautiful products!! :)

      And i'm so glad that my reviews can help...I understand how it feels to be rushed at the drugstore. *sigh*

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  7. definitely started on youtube for me, watching all those gurus and their tutorials, and then i found blogs. now i own more makeup than i ever thought i would allow myself lol

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    1. YT is definitely a big enabler. ;)

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  8. I love that video still. As for getting into makeup, I was always fascinated by it. My mom sold Avon when I was about 7, and I always wanted those little lipstick bullet samples, and the catalog with all the pretty eye shadow colors, it always seemed so magical. A couple years before that I had one of those big Barbie heads with the three colors -- including lilac and sky blue shadows (so late 1970s!) -- that I was crazy about. I wish I could remember what got me into red lipstick, though. I remember some 99-cent tube of cherry red that I found in a drug store when I was about 16 and it made me so damn happy. I suspect I might have been craving mascara in utero!

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    1. OMG I was JUST thinking about those big Barbie heads the other day!! I loved those so much...they channeled my inner makeup artist! Do you remember the dolls with the hair you could cut, and then you could just pull on the hair to make it longer again? :)

      I'm wondering if that red lipstick was from WnW? That was the first red lipstick I ever owned (when they were in white tubes) and it definitely got the ball rolling for me.

      PS: I looooooved those little white Avon lipstick bullets! I used to hoard and covet them. :)

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