The Lipstick Question of the Week:
Have any of your favorite fragrances been discontinued? If you had the ability to bring back any discontinued fragrances, what would they be?
G's answer: I have two, so this is going to be kind of long.
1) Kors Michael Kors. Released in 2003 and discontinued just a few years later, never to return (although there's a small cult of us who still keep hoping that it will). This perfume was the epitome of sexy. It was described as "a delicious red scent of sheer port wine and cognac, layered with sensuous rose petals and exotic spices." But to me, it was pure red wine, leather and roses. It was my signature nighttime scent, and I still have about an inch left of my last bottle, which I don't use--I just sniff it lovingly every now and again. I have yet to find anything even remotely close to this fragrance.
2) Fresh Mukki. I love just about every fragrance from Fresh, but Mukki was really something special. It came out in 1996 and was only around for a few years. The bottle looked like an old-school glass milk bottle with a little spotted cow on the front. The notes were "Gentle peach, honeydew, cucumber, violet, caramel, linden, vanilla, musk, tuberose." Basically every note I love. It was such a milky, creamy scent, and also slightly powdery and floral. The closest I've come to a replacement is Diesel Plus Plus Feminine (which you can get for like $15 on Amazon--just FYI in case you love these types of fragrances), which is also a sweet, milky, powdery, floral, but it's not quite the same.
The Lipstick League Links of the Week:
Gouldylox Reviews - Want to dramatically change how your skin looks? This is the line that will do it (and won't break the bank!)
My Newest Addiction - Laura shares her favorite pieces from the MAC Cosmetics | Disney Cinderella Collection with a full review and swatches! A truly awesome collection.
Nouveau Cheap - The latest celeb to roll out a makeup line is actress Eva Mendes. Is her new CIRCA Beauty brand (exclusive to Walgreens) worth a shot? Here are my initial impressions.
Prime Beauty - needs to drink more water and so does her skin! Quench your thirsty skin with the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizer! This gel moisturizer feels like a dream!
Phyrra - Feel like it's too hard to go cruelty free? I've got the Beginner's Guide to Getting Started with Cruelty Free Makeup! It's an easy list of what brands to look for at Sephora, Ulta and the drugstore!
Vampy Varnish - Loves the new Benefit Roller Ball Mascara and thinks you might too!
we heart this - go behind the scenes on our photoshoot with COVERGIRL,Herbal Essences and Olay (Celebrity stylists! Balloons! Katy Perry's Guacamole!)
Clumps of Mascara - Lancome does it again with giving us an extraordinary mascara. One coat of Grandiose Mascara will send your lashes way waaaay out, girl.
EauMG - reviews an indie perfume launched ten years ago which really was a “game changer” for independent perfumery.
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