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Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Lipstick League – week of 3.11.13

Question of the Week

What’s your current favorite face powder and why? 

G's answer: Oh don't make me choose just one! I love three right now, for different reasons. I love the Physicians Formula Super BB Powder because it gives my matte foundations a slight shimmer/sheen. I love Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder because it gives my skin a beautiful, natural look while still controlling shine. I also love my Neutrogena Shine Control Pressed Powder because it controls oil better than any other pressed powder I own. It's seriously hardcore if you need heavy duty oil control.

Links of the Week

Prime Beauty - dishes on the new Laura Mercier Smooth Creme Lip Colours--there are 14 of them, see two of her favs! 

Phyrra - shares several brands from The Makeup Show LA. Check it out! 

Vampy Varnish - shows you several options for bright lips in the hotter Spring and Summer months! 

we heart this - Stef shares one of her favorite bright eye shadow palettes, AND you can get it for under 5 bucks! 

Beauty Junkies Unite - Curious if the new Miracle Blur Instant Line Smoother from L’Oréal Paris really works or not? Check out this review with before & after photos, then decide for yourself! 

Clumps of Mascara - tested a makeup remover that just wasn’t up to par. In fact, it just, sucked.

EauMG - The 1920’s are going to be a big trend this year thanks to The Great Gatsby movie coming out this spring. Instead of trying a perfume inspired by flappers, try one actually worn by flappers! Victoria reviews her favorite carnation perfume

Gouldylox Reviews - Love the YSL Rouge Pur Couture lip stains? Don't miss these at the drugstore - some of the colors are an amazing dupe! 

Lipglossiping - deploys her taste buds as she gets to grips with Jo Malone’s limited edition Sugar & Spice fragrance collection.

Nouveau Cheap - has been testing the new CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation for a while, and finally has her verdict.

Pink Sith - has three of the new NARS Satin Lip Pencils to share with you and a question about lip swatches 

My Beauty Bunny - shares her cruelty-freee dupe for Covergirl Mascara

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Prime Beauty - I don’t have a discerning nose but love perfume so I go to Cute and Mundane to read fragrance reviews. Dovey doesn’t only review fragrances though, she’s all about the makeup too.

What are YOUR current favorite face powders?


  1. I love Coty's Airspun loose powder. There is just nothing else that compares and it is readily available and at a good pricepoint too. It seems to be discounted a lot too so I can pick some up at a lower price than marked. It does not feel cakey or heavy or drying. It turns invisible once it's been applied and my makeup stays put all day and that is from 5am until 7pm, so it has real holding power.

  2. I love L'oreal true match. Gives just a tiny bit more coverage to my foundation without looking cakey or unnatural.

  3. Benefits Hello Flawless! Gives my face the smoothest finish and doesnt look cakey. I need to pick up the Physicians Formula one :)

  4. I have tried so many powder but my favorite has to be physician formula's mineral wear ( the compact)
    Even though I really hate the fact that the powder is loosely packed; one light swirl will generate too much loose powder in the compact, this gives me the best finish compared to other powder.

  5. CG/olay. Slight satin finish, never looks cakey or clings to flakes, stays all day. Gives a soft smooth finish and soft focus appearance. I'm not sure about oil control since I use my primers to take care of that.. but it makes such a difference in the finish of my skin.

  6. Sigh... I'm still looking. I'm currently trying NYX's hd powder, it's HORRIBLE. I generally like there stuff, but thier

    1. Stay Matte Not Flat powder by NYX is suppose to be awesome EmilyNoel on You Tube swears by it.I am trying Flower loose powder which is super fine milled but really has no pigmetation and when you see the light powder it looks dark but comes off almost translucent.

  7. I have not found one that I absolutely love but as for now MAC pressed powder is the best I've used

  8. My favorite is Make Up For Ever - Duo Mat powder foundation. I like a little extra coverage over my liquid foundation and no matter how much I put on, it never cakes up. As far as drugstore, I love the Revlon ColorStay powder, it's soooo soft and silky feeling. Tinted powder is a must for me also because I use a liquid foundation that has spf in it so it helps with the flashback from taking a picture with flash. :)

  9. I love the Catrice Skin Finish powder as it has a super coverage and sometimes I can even skip foundation. :) also, it gives the face the nicest glow a powder can give. :D

  10. I love Black Opal's oil control powder. It does a great job when my skin gets oily throughout the day.

  11. I love Black Opal's oil control powder. It does a great job when my skin gets oily throughout the day.

  12. well, being a cheapskate, and having a nice friend who gave me an unwanted compact of Covergirl translucent powdere, I have been using that under my eyes..CG products are sort of talc---ky.. but I use it under my eyes (old Cindy Crawford trick) to prevent flake off eyeshadow to stick on my skin..with the smokey dark colors so popular I tend to get them on my cheekarea..

  13. Bare Minerals pressed mineral veil, love it. For drugstore the Loreal Truematch pressed powder.

  14. I go back and forth between Revlon Nearly Naked (so natural!), Maybelline Age Rewind (old version, a MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural dupe, says MakeupByTiffanyD), and Laura Geller's Balance-n-Brighten (looks fab on my sis but not sure I'm getting the same results).

  15. Physicians Formula CoverTox (as in botox). This is the ONLY pressed powder I have ever used every last drop. I'm seeing it less and less, not sure if they're phasing it out...but next time I see it in my shade I better get an extra. Not like I neeeeeed it though, as I have about 5 pans of different powders I rotate (none are as good as PF CT.) I love it bc it controls oil pretty darn good, and really diffuses large pores, annnd good coverage. I also really love the Palladio herbal wet/dry powder foundation, again great help w keeping oiliness at bay, and good coverage dry...even better applied w a damp sponge.

  16. My fav is Rimmel Stay Matte. It's awesome and the translucent one is brightening. Can't beat the price either!


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