Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Lipstick League - Week of 7.27.15


The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Name the very first lipstick you ever purchased (if you can’t remember, pick the earliest one you remember purchasing). 

G's answer: The earliest lipstick that I can remember purchasing with my own money was an original Wet n Wild lipstick (I have no idea what the number was). It was a bright cherry red creme that I wore to my prom, and it was in the old-style white tubes from the 80s, when all of WnW's packaging was white (like these nail polishes). This was before the old black tubes and before the silver tubes. If any of you can find a pic of the original white tubes, I would be so grateful. I would love to see one again!

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Phyrra - shares the Best Damn Lip Pencils! Find out who makes the most versatile, perfect pencils!

we heart this - Vacation on the horizon? You might want to add these must haves to your list.

Beautygeeks - Is there anything worse than being stuck at your desk when your Instagram feed is jammed with summer vacation photos? Our Liza (leeza) Herz is all about the spraycation: summer scents + wardrobe to lend your days a vacation vibe until the weekend arrives.

Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber tested out the new Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation, and she's only wearing it on half of her face in photos so you can see the difference!

Clumps of Mascara - Everyone has been raving about the FOREO LUNA and I finally gave it a whirl. Is is worth the hype?

EauMG - was told that a Clarisonic Mia 2 would change her life. So did it?

Gouldylox Reviews - Can you tell the difference between a $300 look and a $60 look? Check it out and vote

Love for Lacquer - The Makeup Geek Vegas Lights palette is an absolute must have! Check out Jess’ swatches & review!

My Beauty Bunny - The heat and humidity can be cruel during the summer, but that's no reason not to be cruelty free! Check out our wrap up of our favorite cruelty free Summer Beauty Essentials!

My Newest Addiction - Keep Calm and Lip Balm! Laura shares Rimmel's new lip balms and loves the one named Keep Calm and Shop.

Nouveau Cheap - NYX STORES? Am I dreaming? Nope. It’s happening, people! Where? When? Here you go.

Prime Beauty - knows summer equals travel and she's dishing about her Top 10 Travel Beauty products!

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

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Phyrra - My friend Ange from Hairspray & High Heels always has great beauty posts. Her Beat the Heat Summer Beauty article features many of my favorites!
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25 comments

  1. I remember those white tubes. I'm not sure what lipstick I bought first, but an early one that stands out is a late 1980s tube of some burgundy red I found for under a buck at a drugstore. I think it was called black cherry or something like that. I felt so grownup putting that on. I also remember a light to medium pinky nude by Cover Girl that I loved a lot, which I probably got in 1989 or 1990.

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    1. Omg I was hoping you'd comment and remember those tubes, Heidi! Since we're the same age, I really hoped you'd remember them! I searched high and low on Google images for a pic, but nothing! :(

      Oh and btw, I totally remember that CG shade. Well, I THINK I do...I remember loving one at that time that fits your description!

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    2. Ha, I went looking for the white tubes, too. I remember the nail polish bottles you posted. I had a teal and a kind of forest green nail polish, probably pearl finish (or perle, as I think they called it then) and I am sure it was Wet n Wild. I'm also trying to remember that Cover Girl nude-brown I got. I loved that so much and cannot recall the name, but I remember wearing it so often.
      I know I bought Maybelline Kissing Coolers and stuff like that, too, but that deep red and the pinky-brown made me feel so sophisticated. So did those Revlon ColorStay formulas when they first came out in those skinny black tubes. I loved Raisin Rage, Toast of New York and their Sandalwood Beige (which wasn't ColorStay, but a favorite of the time, when I was blonde and thought it worked, though it probably didn't).

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    3. Omg I LOVED those ColorStays in the thin black tubes!!! Sigh... Lol!

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  2. Had to be Revlon Timeliner for Lips in "Espresso" topped with Revlon's Super Lustrous "Coffee Bean" lipstick!

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    1. Ooooh I know that combo well!! Lol!! :)

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  3. Thanks for the reminder of the horrible lipstick I wore! It was also Wet n Wild. It was a nude peach type color with a glittery lustre finish and I thought it looked so good on me that I happily forked over my dollar on a regular basis. Those were the days... Stacie xo

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    1. Omg I think I know exactly which one you're talking about! Lol!! :)

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  4. Revlon Silver City Pink in 1984 at a Thrifty Drugstore (and I totally remember the white WnW tubes!).

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    1. Omg I STILL miss Thrifty!!! I get nostalgic every time I see the Thrifty brand ice creams at Rite Aid. :)

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  5. Oh gosh, what a tough question! I honestly don't remember! It was probably a cheap drugstore lipstick though... from Catrice or Essence most likely.

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    1. So excited to finally try Catrice now that they're at Ulta!! :)

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  6. Ok I am totally going to be dating myself on this one! The first lipstick I ever bought was from Cutex!! It was a shimmery light pink that a 13 year old girl in the 70's would appreciate! I thought I was EVERYTHING with that lipstick!

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    1. Omg I so wish that Cutex still made makeup!!! :)

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  7. Sephora lipstick in a brick red color that I am not sure they make anymore. I only started wearing makeup in college.

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    1. Well the fun thing about getting a later start is that you get to make up (pun intended) for lost time. Lol!! :)

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  8. G, the oldest picture I could find for the lipstick was this :/
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/1d/6d/96/1d6d96730b1efeef4bfd03fa0021f8ba.jpg

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    1. Aaaah, thank you! That's actually the exact same pic I linked to in my post. Those had white lettering, but the tubes before that were all white. I swear there is no photographic evidence of those tubes on the Internet! Lol! :(

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  9. Probably a Wet n Wild lipstick in a shade similar to Cherry Frost, back in the early 90s, by my Mom to use on me for dance performances when I was in ballet. We were required to wear red lipstick, pink blush, royal blue eyeshadow and black eyeliner so we could be seen from the stage. Mom didn't mind sharing her Mary Kay makeup with me, but it was annoying when other girls in the class "forgot" their makeup and wanted to borrow ours. Yay for cheep drugstore cosmetics <3

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  10. I don't remember the first lipstick I bought but I do remember that Photo was my very first MAC lipstick I purchased. Crazy to see those 90's browns are back in style.

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  11. I don't think it was the first one, but the one I remember the most was a long, thin gray/taupe tube (I thiiiiink it was L'oreal) with a matte brown color. It was my signature color back in 1997.

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  12. I feel like mine was probably mood lipstick that I bought at Claire's in maybe 1990.

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  13. Jane brand in rockin' rose I think it was called.

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  14. Actually it was Loco Coco. I found an old tube in my makeup case Lol.😂

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  15. While I don't remember the first lipstick I purchased myself, I do recall the very first that my mom allowed me to chose back in 3rd grade...it was Cotton Candy by Brucci. It was a light pearly pink, and later on I got a similar shade by Brucci called Pookie Pink. I tried to look them up but there is no mention anywhere online.

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