Hello dear readers! In addition to this week's Lipstick League post below, I just wanted to let you know that I apologize for being out for the past few days. I hurt my back a few days ago and it was so bad that the only thing I could do to be pain-free was lie flat on my back. Needless to say, it's challenging to write blog posts when you're flat on your back trying not to move. Anyway, I'm about 80% better today and can sit up in a chair without pain, so here I am, back to posts as usual. Thanks so much for your understanding and again, sorry for being MIA!
The Lipstick League Question of the Week
Is there a beauty brand that you feel is in need of a makeover or overhaul? If so, what would you do to reinvigorate the brand?
G's answer: I think I've mentioned this a few times on the blog, but my choice would be Almay. For the past few years, they have continued to release new products, but many of those products seem to be modified versions of product released by Revlon (the parent company of Almay). An example of this would be their new palettes here, which look a lot like the Revlon palettes released last year. Since Almay is known for more neutral, "wearable" colors, I feel like they could really run with this and put the emphasis on nudes (for ALL skintones) when it comes to their color cosmetics. A line of liquid lipsticks in nude shades, some nice, wearable highlighters, and so on. Also, I think that their packaging is in need of an update to something more modern. I feel that they have a lot of quality products to offer, but whenever I walk past their display, nothing jumps off the shelf at me or grabs my attention. And as I mentioned before, they very much need to extend their shade ranges. Three shades for a concealer does not cut it.
The Lipstick League Links of the Week
Gouldylox - I'm back from my first Gouldylox vacation and I have so much to share! Liquid lips that don't budge? The truth on that new shower foam? A plumping facial mist? Let's discuss!
My Beauty Bunny - Ever wondered what the most long-wearing lipstick on the planet is? Then you need to check out my review of LipSense from Bombshell Cosmetics!
Nouveau Cheap - I put the new Yes To Cotton Micellar Water to the test and here's my verdict.
Phyrra - Looking for a romantic makeup look? Check out my Sugarpill Feline Fancy Tutorial and Review!
Prime Beauty - is choosing her readers as her Valentine this year. Take a look at the stunning Peace and Love Earrings she's giving away to 2 lucky readers. They are a $336 value!
we heart this - Want to learn about ONE product that does the job of THREE items I guarantee you have in your shower right now? Click here and prepare to be wowed.
Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber's been doing her best to combat dry winter skin. Who knew that this new rose moisturizer from Fresh would do the trick?
Blushing Noir - I tested EVERY SINGLE ONE of the new Wet N Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks and ranked them ALL in order from best to worst right here!
Clumps of Mascara - We take our hair pretty seriously. Even if you’re only 4-years old. Check out these tips and tricks of managing little girl crowns.
EauMG - Wearing this designer perfume is like falling back into some sort of silk-covered, fluffy cloud fantasy.
fanserviced-b - This Korean beauty face lotion is affordable, has great ingredients, and it’s easy to find in the U.S.
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Gouldylox is Currently Craving: I love the look of a metallic liquid lip and these colors from the new Smashbox collection have me yearning to relive the 80’s.