Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 6.13.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Name a beauty fad or trend that you want to see come BACK into fashion.

G's answer: 

Fun answer: it would be awesome to see the eyeshadow trend of the 70s/80s come back around, where one medium-toned color was applied fron lashline to brow and...that's it! Think of all the time we'd save.

Serious answer: I would like to see a return to natural brows. I know that this is already starting to come back around (yay!), but I am just tired of seeing overly-sculpted, unrealistic, photoshopped brows on every brands' Instagram feed. If you are able to do your brows like that, more power to you! It's not the brows I dislike (they can be quite pretty, actually). I'm just tired of the perpetuation by all makeup brands to make it seem as if  this is "normal" and something we all should be doing every day. Personally, brows like that are impossible to pull off at 6am when I'm already running late and I'm lucky to have the time to swipe on some brow pencil before I run out the door. So using a pencil, pomade, powder, gel, concealer and highlighter--all on my brows? I just don't have the time, energy, or devotion for all of that!

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

we heart this - Hair despair? Repair it with a recipe!

Beautygeeks - Tired of trolling Google-world for dupes for your new favourite nail-colour shade? Meet your new best resource of nail polish swatches, releases and big-brand collections.

Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber is giving away a $25 Sephora Gift Card, so make sure to go over and enter!

Blushing Noir - Do you dare to wear the latest collection from MAC Cosmetics? Join the Fashion Pack before it’s passé!

Gouldylox - I thought I was over this kind of foundation, but nope, this base makes me fall in love with it all over again.

My Beauty Bunny - has swatches and a review of the new Too Faced Born This Way Concealer collection (10 total shades!) that just hit stores.

My Newest Addiction - Laura has all the feels for the MAC Brant Brother Collection. Check out her thoughts and swatches.

Nouveau Cheap - If you’re curious to see what was inside the latest Amazon Beauty Box, here’s my unboxing with first impressions.

Olive & Ivy - The Chanel summer 2016 makeup collection is goooorgeous. You don’t have to take my word for it, just go look!

Phyrra - Makeup regrets! We've all got them. Find out my latest Makeup Products I Regret Buying and share some of yours!

Prime Beauty - has a wonderful budget way to get your glow on with Hard Candy Illuminate and Strobing Mix-in Drops.

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

we heart this is Currently Craving: Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant; ever since I first smelled it I can't get it out of my mind! Hot chocolate meets sugar meets cocoa butter...mmmm.


  1. Squared off nails. I really hate the stiletto and coffin shaped nails.

    1. Yes, Randi! I completely agree.

    2. I second that Randi! Although mine are rather short for the time being due to piano lessons. I would LOVE to see my instructor's face if I showed up with coffin shaped nails LOL

  2. SO with you on the brow obsession. When Benefit introduced their new line of--what?-- seven THOUSAND brow products a few weeks ago, I just wanted to give up and go live in a forest somewhere.

  3. Ooooo that 80's eyeshadow trend sounds pretty interesting to me!! Always love it when you bring up what you guys did back then. :) Do tell more in the future pleaseee! Anyway agreed with the whole defined look of brows. It already seems exhausting from those last few sentences. Who does have time for all that? I mean, really!!

  4. I'm getting tired of Instagram makeup in general. There are some beautiful, creative looks, but the brows and the contouring overkill are just too much. I just hope the women who are almost erasing their faces and resculpting them with makeup for the web don't feel they need to do that day to day. And with companies releasing so many brown and contouring kits, why is it still so hard to find a good taupe pencil that isn't too red?

    1. I bought a Lorac contour kit awhile ago from Kohl's( with a coupon of course). I ended up returning it because in real life, I do not contour. If I wanted to, I could use my benefit Hoola powder. But realistically, a contoured face is just not real life for me.

  5. I just want skin that looks like skin. Not matte not dewy not contoured and highlighted to the high heavens. I want my face makeup to look like I just have nice looking skin! As someone who has had problematic skin in the past I'm tired of caking on face makeup, so it makes me frustrated when I see YouTube girls with beautiful skin pilling on foundation and concealer

  6. I have the worst time with brows. I have two extremely different colored brows (one's dark brown and the other is extremely light blonde, almost looks like nothing is there) and I just can't ever get my brows to match colorwise. I've pretty much given up on trying to fill in my brows or whatever. I just keep them looking neat and that's about it.

    1. I can't do my brows at all and I have 500 different products! No matter what I do, I always end up looking like Grouch Marx in my opinion...


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