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Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Lipstick League - week of 11.3.14

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Do you use face primer? If so, what are some of your favorites? 

G's answer: Well if you caught my Eclos primer review a while back, you know I found a new holy grail product in that one. But a kind reader on Twitter mentioned to me the other day that it's no longer on the Freeman website, so I fear that it might have been discontinued (insert very-sad-face here). I don't know if that's true since Freeman hasn't yet responded to my inquiry on Twitter, but if that IS the case, I'll just revert revert back to my previous holy grail face primer from Black Radiance that I've been using for years (literally, since I reviewed it back in 2010). I also like Rimmel's new-for-2014 Stay Matte Primer but I find that it doesn't play well with all of my foundations (it can make certain foundations look a bit cakey, but it works great with others). 

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Gouldylox Reviews - Makeup Wars Monday was all about the palette, but what is really amazing are these BRUSHES.

Love for Lacquer - Looking for a unique gift idea this year? Check out Jess’ DIY Mason Jar Gift Sets For Beauty Lovers!

 My Beauty Bunny - Take a quick minute to check out my favorite recent Nail of the Day, Chrome Girl "How Merlot Can you Go" is a gorgeous vampy wine that is just perfect for fall.

My Newest Addiction - Laura takes a trip down memory lane in her skincare routine. See what she is using and learn about a fabulous NYC Holiday Getaway Sweepstakes.

Nouveau Cheap - Holiday Beauty Gift Set Season is here and when it comes to affordable options, I’m not sure anyone can top Hard Candy’s selection this year. Feast your eyes upon their whopping 24 gift sets for Holiday 2014.

Prime Beauty - ime Beauty has gambling fever and hit the jackpot with Buxom Holiday sets!

Phyrra - Want to know the best things to pick up during the Sephora VIB Sale? Phyrra recommends beauty staples, big ticket items, eyeshadow palettes and beauty sets!

we heart this - Built in antimicrobial protection and TWO brushes? We have a new favorite cleansing system - and want YOU to have it too! Enter here for a chance to win a Michael Todd Soniclear Cleansing Brush.

Beautygeeks - We love that you don’t need to spend big bucks for great nail stuff. But holiday-shopping season is here, and if there’s any pricey polish worth giving (or getting!), our manigeek’s drool-worthy swatches say Marc Jacobs Nail Lacquer qualifies

Beauty Junkies Unite - See why Laura Geller's French Vanilla Baked Highlighter became nearly instant Holy Grail status for me!

EauMG - Remember that time I tried a cheapie perfume inspired by a Fox TV series and IT SMELLED AMAZING?! Well, I’ve tried another one from this brand. Is 24 Platinum also an unexpected pleasant surprise?

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


  1. I stopped using a primer when I started using a good Korean BB cream. Primer was one more step & I was glad to drop it.

  2. ELF Mineral primer and then Porefessional for spot priming where my pores are at their largest.

  3. mybring skin is oily and prone to breakouts. Should I wear primer? Which one?

  4. I use that Rimmel primer. It's the best for my super oily skin! Nothing else I've found yet works as good!

  5. The Monistat anti-chafe one. Weird. Multipurpose. Awesomeness :)

  6. I used to use Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer in the Fall/Winter & Ulta Fabulous Face Foundation Primer in Spring/Summer, but after stockpiling the Ulta primer during the last sale, I find it just fine to use in the cooler months as well. I find that when I use primer, my blush doesn’t fade nearly as quick. I also like that the Ulta primer comes in a tube, often goes on sale, can be stacked w/coupons & the tube can easily be cut in half when nearly empty for another week’s worth of use.

  7. I have a feeling that Eclos primer has been discontinued. I bought it on clearance before you wrote that review.

  8. I very rarely use a primer. I've never found one that came across as essential. I do love the Cover Girl 3-in-1 foundation, though. I believe that has some kind of primer in it. I'm already on my third or fourth bottle of it, and I hardly ever use anything up.


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