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Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Lipstick League - week of 9.1.14

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

 How much is too much to pay for a lipstick? 

G's answer: You're probably going to assume that I'd say anything over $10 is too much. And in most cases, you would be absolutely correct. BUT, sometimes there are certain shades and/or formulas that are so beautiful, they can be worth the extra money. But even then, I have my limits. For me personally, there's just zero room in my budget for spending $40 for one tube of lipstick plus another $25 for the holder. Oh, my wallet aches just thinking about it.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage - Fall is almost on the way, so check out swatches of the Nordic Collection by OPI!

Gouldylox Reviews - Autumn is such a great time to reflect, buy new boots and update your makeup wardrobe. I've got the skinny on what's new (and if you really need it!)

My Beauty Bunny - Looking for a new eyeliner? Get three! The Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Enhancing Trio is waterproof, multi-purpose, and less than twelve bucks!

Nouveau Cheap - puts one of the new-for-2014 e.l.f. Smudge Pots to the test. How did this inexpensive little multi-tasker work for her? Come find out!

Prime Beauty - loves her sweet treats but honey in eyeshadow? How is that possible? Find out in her review of Ardency Inn MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments!

we heart this - went to the Emmys (yep, you read that right.) Check out the gown, makeup, hair, etc. that got us red carpet ready. And the shower product that made us skip lotion.

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

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Glitter.Gloss.Garbage - I absolutely love Brooke of Blushing Noir. She is my go to girl for high end beauty reviews. Her photos are gorgeous and her reviews are well thought out!


  1. I'm really picky about lipstick, so if I found a color I love in a formula that lasts all day, doesn't transfer, and feels comfortable I would pay dearly for it. Of my current favorites the highest is $14, the cheapest is $5.

  2. Oh my good Gawd, that price is absolutely absurd!! How stupid.

  3. Very rarely I'll splurge on something at Sephora, maybe $16, but mostly I cap it off at $9.99 drugstore retail and wait for a good sale or coupon. I have so many lipsticks, glosses and tinted balms that I feel odd spending big money on something that might never get used up.

  4. I agree that there are certain colors and formulas that warrant a higher price tag, my makeup in general is a mix of drugstore, mid range and a few high end pieces. At a certain point though (like the $40 lipstick) I feel like I'm paying for a name rather than a product.

  5. I don't think I've ever spent more than ~$30, and that was a long time ago, before I was a grown up with bills to pay. Now, I will occasionally splurge on a Lipstick Queen or MAC, but it's usually Maybelline or Revlon.


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