Lipstick League Question of the Week
What’s the most underrated product in your beauty arsenal?
G's answer: I've mentioned it a zillion times and it's even on my Holy Grail list, but I rarely hear anyone talk about Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer (Black Radiance is owned by Markwins, which also owns Wet n Wild). If you haven't had luck with translucent silicone-based primers, this is an opaque white primer that contains kaolin clay, which really helps to absorb the skin's natural oils. I only need a little bit applied in a thin layer to my face before my foundation, and it really helps keep my makeup looking fresh all day while minimizing the inevitable break-through shine. For about six bucks at drugstore.com and select Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart locations, it's the one primer I always go back to time and again.
Lipstick League Links of the Week
Clumps of Mascara - has been all over these 4 skincare brands. Plus, a gel cream moisturizer? Doesn’t that just sound awesome?
EauMG - Who’s “In the House”? Arquiste Parfumeur is in the house! Here’s the second installment of this niche perfume “brand overview” feature on EauMG.
Gouldylox Reviews - Have you seen the Jennie Mai Better Than Sex Video? You need to check it out (and enter to win a Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced.) If your mascara had a voice, whose sexy voice would it have? Personally, I would hope for Charlie Hunnam and get Zach Braff.
My Beauty Bunny - Add a spring to your step this summer by winning a gorgeous pair of Sofia Z shoes! The vegan Gabriela heels feature a gold T-strap, faux stone detail and retail for $340!
Nouveau Cheap - Did the new L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara give me manga-character-inspired lashes? Click here to find out.
Pink Sith - shares 15 practical beauty uses for Coconut Oil!
Phyrra - shares her Top 10 Best Lip Pencils and Crayons. Find a new favorite!
we heart this - calling all evil queens, you may want to grab some of the MAC Maleficent collection before all the other beauties snatch it.