Monday, February 2, 2015

The Lipstick League - week of 1.26.15


The Lipstick League Question of the Week: 

 Are there any makeup looks you wish you could rock, but feel like you can't? 

G's answer: I can't do super deep, vampy lips or super intense purple lips (neither look right with my skintone) but oh how I wish I could! I love vampy, super dark lips and very intense purple lips on so many others, just not on myself. Sigh...

The Lipstick League Links of the Week:

we heart this - shows you a box of brushes so luxurious, they're presented in satin! Prepare to "oooh"...

Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber is giving 5 winners a $50 Walgreens gift card, and a mini Neutrogena prize pack! You know you want to enter! (ends 2/9/15)

Clumps of Mascara - is a married woman who had never worn a wedding dress before. Until this day.

EauMG - It’s another installment of In the House, a quick brand overview of some of my favorite indie and niche perfumes. This month’s focus is on Neela Vermeire Creations, a line of luxury perfumes inspired by the rich history and culture of India.

Gouldylox Reviews - More men wear makeup than you might think. When Howard Stern's Sal Governale's favorite concealer was discontinued, I rushed to find a new, perfect choice. Is his favorite your favorite?

Love for Lacquer - Ross & Rachel or Carrie & Big? The new Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer Duos will make your heart explode!

My Beauty Bunny - Dropped a bundle on new hair color? Find out How To Keep Hail Color From Fading With Paul Mitchell and Quinoa! 

My Newest Addiction - Excited about the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation? Laura shares her opinions and photos!

Nouveau Cheap - Free, unlimited 2-day shipping at Sephora for just $10 a year? Too good to be true? Check out my first experience with the Sephora Flash subscription service and you be the judge!

Prime Beauty - gives the new LORAC Unzipped Gold Eye Shadow Palette a test drive. Is it worthy of it's name? Find out!

Phyrra - Want to know the secret behind the name of Too Faced Better Than Sex? Find out that and much more from my Interview with Jerrod Blandino!

  (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this - we heart Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog (I know, who doesn't?) This blogger babe knows her makeup AND her cats! We love when the two collide; like this post about the palettes from the Paul & Joe Menagerie Collection. Meow.


  1. G., have you tried dark brown? It's more flattering on my yellow toned skin than burgundy or purple. Jordana's new modern mattes come in a great cheap option (Cappuccino) if you want to try. I also have a couple of Maybelline 24hr that are beautiful dark browns.
    For me it's winged liner. Just can't do it with my eye shape. Those cool toned bright pink lips everyone rocks in the summer look horrible on me... I have to do an orange or raspberry instead. Also long/no bangs.. totally not flattering with my high forehead and prominent nose.

  2. I love a really dramatic lined eye, tightlined and all, but I rarely do it. I feel like, on the wrong day (which is often) it overemphasizes my dark circles. I would love to rock a super dark lip, too, but there's a tipping point. A deep brick red, I love, but more purply or brown and it just feels gruesome.

  3. The matte lip. I can't do it. Makes me look dead, seriously.

  4. I have a feeling most of our "can't"s could become "cans" with slight tweaking! Like when someone says they can't wear green nail polish, but the truth is they have to find the shade that works with their skin tone. My can't is dark lip color because it makes my thin lips disappear, but a deep berry gives me the dramatic effect of a dark lip while keeping its usual shape.

  5. I love deep red lips. And is so hard for me to find the perfect shade. Otherwise I look... Weird.

  6. I look ridiculous when I attempt to contour.

    1. Yup, same here. My skin is not very smooth in the cheek area, some old acne scars, pitting or whatever and contouring seems to make it more noticable. Also, with very oily skin it blotches up quickly and just ends up looking like mud. Just can't get with it anyway (although I've tried) its something best left for photos as irl it will look odd from certain angles. I also cannot to a über dramatic heavy smoked eye, I just don't have enough "real estate." My lids are kinda hooded I guess, a lot of space on top but not much lid/socket space, so highly intense dark es makes them appear even smaller.

  7. Most nude matte lipsticks wash me out so much. Also orangey lips and blue/green eyeshadow scare me too much


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