Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 2.8.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Now that we’ve had a couple of months to process it, what are your thoughts about the Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity (light pink and light blue)? 

G's answer: considering that pastels in general look horrid on me when it comes to makeup and clothing (jewel tones work best for me), I'm not totally thrilled about the Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016 when it comes to beauty. It's sort of funny though, because my favorite color of all time is pale pink. I just try to stick to using that color in my home though, so I am looking forward to seeing that shade in housewares this year. In fact, the pull-chain for one of the lamps in my living room broke recently and I saw this cute Rose Quartz/Serenity colored one on Esty that I'm eyeing right now.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Nouveau Cheap - if you haven’t seen these new $2.99 liquid matte lipsticks at the drugstore yet, you must.

Olive & Ivy - How gorgeous is this easy 1920’s Great Gatsby hairstyle?! It’s perfect for all of those themed parties!

Phyrra - has the best 10 Organization Hacks for Beauty Lovers! See how to make the most of your storage.

Prime Beauty - has discovered the magic of deep sea minerals in Youngblood Mineral Foundation--the perfect foundation for mature skin.

Beautygeeks - Janine is thinking about chopping a bunch of inches off her hair and she blames this edgy yet soft textured-waves tutorial with celebrity hair/makeup pro Darrell Redleaf.

Blushing Noir - So much beauty and nowhere to store it? Try one of these top beauty organizers!

Clumps of Mascara - went to The Makeup Show Orlando AGAIN this year and I’ve got the scoop behind this fabulous industry show.

EauMG - shares her picks for Valentine’s Day. It’s really just her excuse to talk about roses, chocolate and champagne.

Gouldylox - Could your air quality be affecting your skin (and the rest of your life)? It could be... more than you ever thought possible. Have you considered airwashing?

My Beauty Bunny - Winter doing a number on your hair? The St Tropica Organic Coconut Hair Hot Oil Hair Mask with its arsenal of hair strengthening, volumizing and healing ingredients is here to help!

My Newest Addiction - Too Faced just released 10 brand new shades of their La Creme Color Drenched Lipsticks. Laura happens to LOVE the shade Unicorn Tears.

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

Nouveau Cheap is Currently Craving: the Sigma Dry’n Shape Towers. You know I love my gadgets and gimmicks, so it’s only natural that I can’t stop thinking about these!


  1. I have dark brown hair and brown eyes and zero interest in either of these colors. Its funny because I just saw an eyeshadow Pantone color of the year( Emerald) at TJ Maxx on clearance. Its only a short matter of time before these two colors make it there.

  2. I like the colors for clothing but for makeup? No, because the colors wash me out. I would like wear a pale pink in lipstick or nail polish but they basically disappear on me and I'm blonde!

  3. LOVE IT! I love this year's Pantone color choice and the symbolism in this duality. Their reasoning is spot-on to me and every time I see it I smile. My skin tone is similar to G's but that doesn't stop from me using pastels-- I feel like pastels work well with neutrals and jewel tones.

  4. I love it! I'm a blue eyed blonde and both colors work for me.

  5. I agree with this article:
    I've been eyeing a shade of marigold for my living room, it looks so warm and inviting. Pastels are ok, but not my thing beyond Spring/Easter. Certainly NOT pink and blue together. I've already went through that time in my life lol

  6. The colors are pretty, but I see them more as ideal for walls, bedding, scarves and nail polish. I don't care for too-pale lipstick, and wearing too-pale eyeshadow makes my eye whites look yellow and everything else washed out. I tried those colors in the 1990s when I was pale bleach blonde -- I remember a Maybelline quad I had that had pale yellow, blue, pink and green and I played with that palette a lot and got it out of my system, in terms of eyeshadow at least. But bring those colors on for my surroundings, please!


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