The Lipstick League Question of the Week
What’s your go-to party makeup look? Smoky eyes? Cat-eye liner? Bright lips?
G's answer: Oh I have a standard "uniform" when it comes to party makeup, and I rarely stray from it! I always go with a nude or champagne shimmery shadow, thick black liquid liner winged out a bit more than usual, heavy mascara on my upper lashes and no liner or mascara on my lower lash line/lashes (I don't want to have to worry about mascara or liner running or smearing as the night progresses). I pay extra-close attention to my brows, ensuring that they're well-defined by adding just a touch of matte brow highlighter right below my brows (I love Milani's chubby brow pencil for this). For lips I go with a classic matte red lipstick. For my face, I like to use a bright, cheery shade of matte blush (usually peachy-pink) applied just to the apples of my cheeks. I also wear full-coverage long-wear foundation and a good oil-control powder. I also like to apply a very light dusting of warm, shimmery (but not glittery) highlighter above my eyebrows (lower forehead) and on the tops of my cheekbones for extra warmth and a bit of sheen.
The Lipstick League Links of the Week
Gouldylox Reviews - Looking for the perfect gift for a beauty lover (or something to add to your own wishlist)? The Makeup Wars team have a perfect idea for every person on your list.
Lipglossiping - takes a look at some tantalising treats from Patisserie de Bain, bath products that look good enough to eat...no, really!
Love for Lacquer - The new Candy Lacquer Magical Reindeer collection is to die for! We promise - no reindeer were harmed!
My Beauty Bunny - Spending all your 'spare' cash on holiday gifts lately? Save some bucks and splurge on your complexion with our 3 DIY Dry Skin Masks!
My Newest Addiction - Are you caught in the dilemma of wanting to cut your long hair but also terrified at the thought of short hair? Laura helps us have the best of both worlds! She shares with us a Quick and Easy Faux Bob Tutorial that you will love!
Nouveau Cheap - It’s that time again, CVS shoppers. The CVS Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale is back and here’s a list of cosmetics you’ll be able to find for 50-75% off!
Prime Beauty - takes a cue from her mother and revisits POND's Cleansing Cream. Read her review and enter to win a two-day Manhattan getaway to meet the Rockettes and attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular this December. Think holiday decorations, lights, sparkly costumes and precision dancing!
Phyrra - brings you the best Cruelty Free Makeup Buys for $5 or Less!
we heart this - MAC's Bringing Sexy Matte Lips Back and we've got a look at the season's big lip trend. Stop by and check out swatches, looks and our review of the MAC The Matte Lip line.
Beautygeeks - Remember those musical ballerina jewelry boxes some of us had as little girls? Okay, neither my sis nor I had one. Still, we're utterly charmed by these holiday gifts packaged in adorable musical tins.
EauMG - reviews a sweet, powdery perfume that brings to mind ripe blackberries, vintage dusting powder and vanilla cream.
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Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Gouldylox Reviews - I love Angie from Hairspray & Highheels, despite the fact that I can't walk in them and hate how spray feels on the hair. Her blog is always a fun read with great tips, like this breakdown of the best products for a no-makeup makeup look.