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Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Lipstick League – week of 6.2.14

Lipstick League Question of the Week

What’s the most underrated product in your beauty arsenal?

G's answer: I've mentioned it a zillion times and it's even on my Holy Grail list, but I rarely hear anyone talk about Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer (Black Radiance is owned by Markwins, which also owns Wet n Wild). If you haven't had luck with translucent silicone-based primers, this is an opaque white primer that contains kaolin clay, which really helps to absorb the skin's natural oils. I only need a little bit applied in a thin layer to my face before my foundation, and it really helps keep my makeup looking fresh all day while minimizing the inevitable break-through shine. For about six bucks at and select Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart locations, it's the one primer I always go back to time and again.

Lipstick League Links of the Week

Clumps of Mascara - has been all over these 4 skincare brands. Plus, a gel cream moisturizer? Doesn’t that just sound awesome?

EauMG - Who’s “In the House”? Arquiste Parfumeur is in the house! Here’s the second installment of this niche perfume “brand overview” feature on EauMG.

Gouldylox Reviews - Have you seen the Jennie Mai Better Than Sex Video? You need to check it out (and enter to win a Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced.) If your mascara had a voice, whose sexy voice would it have? Personally, I would hope for Charlie Hunnam and get Zach Braff.

My Beauty Bunny - Add a spring to your step this summer by winning a gorgeous pair of Sofia Z shoes! The vegan Gabriela heels feature a gold T-strap, faux stone detail and retail for $340!

Nouveau Cheap - Did the new L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara give me manga-character-inspired lashes? Click here to find out.

Pink Sith - shares 15 practical beauty uses for Coconut Oil!

Phyrra - shares her Top 10 Best Lip Pencils and Crayons. Find a new favorite!

we heart this - calling all evil queens, you may want to grab some of the MAC Maleficent collection before all the other beauties snatch it.


  1. I'm gonna need to try that Black Radiance primer. I'm always on the hunt for something that will control my oily skin. I have a few products that are pretty good but only lasts no more than 3 hours. I'm just hoping that there is something out there that can last a tad bit longer.

  2. Tresemme dry shampoo, used on clean hair for adding volume. I tried many other brands but none come anywhere close to this one.

  3. Glam Puss made me think of my favorite dry shampoo, the one by Salon Grafix for brunettes. I use it to add a bit of color touch-up and volume. I love that stuff and now can only find it at Ulta, so I go there and pick up a couple cans every time I go. I also like ones by Tresemme and other brands, but the SG is my favorite by far. I'm also always impressed by essence cosmetics. I mainly buy eyeliners (the automatic ones) and nail polishes from them, but for such a good price I get good wear and pigment from both.

    1. Do you use dry shampoo on freshly washed and dried hair like I do? I'll give the one you like a try but I want to be able return it if I don't like it. How is Ulta on returns?

  4. Hey G,

    I have a more affordable suggestion than the Black Radiance primer, it should work for you since it does for me and I have pretty much no luck with the silicone primers either. You can order a humongous bag of kaolin clay from tkb in their mineral makeup ingredients and take a big fluffy powder brush and apply it to your face before you put on your foundation and I swear your foundation will stick like white on rice and you'll not have any shine all day long. My only advise is to put a towel around you before you put it on your face as it can be quite messy if you use a large powder brush. I don't have that trouble if I use a regular powder puff velour thingy, but I like powder brushes. The price is great you get enough to fill probably 30+ mineral foundation jars for about $4 i've had mine for 3 years and haven't used it up yet. I wish I knew how to make sure that you saw this comment as I think you'd find it helpful but hopefully you get new comment notifications.


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