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Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Lipstick League - Week of 4.27.15

The Lipstick Question of the Week

Name a color cosmetic that you love to wear year-around, regardless of the season. 

G's answer: You know me and pinky-brown lipsticks! I wear them year-around, basically "all day, every day" and have been for over 15 years now. And if I may get nostalgic for a moment, I remember when it was darned near impossible to find a good pinky-brown lipstick at the drugstore (especially in a creme or matte finish). But now? Psssh. They're everywhere. And I couldn't be happier about that, since I used to have to kick down $$$ for Bobbi Brown lipsticks (back in the late '90s/early '00s) to feed my pinky-brown lip color cravings.

The Lipstick Links of the Week

we heart this - You know balms, glosses and sticks; but have you tried Lip Oil? Clarins has two new ones, Honey and Raspberry, that are as amazing as you'd imagine.

Beautygeeks - For some of us, covering a blemish is still one of our biggest makeup-technique challenges. Could be we’ve all been waiting for this simple video tutorial with Estee Lauder pro Carly Wolk on how to hide a pimple perfectly… with a kiss and a hug.

Beauty Junkies Unite - Beauty Junkies is giving away a haircare prize pack by Marula Pure Beauty Oil that's worth $148. Go enter while you can!

EauMG - reviews a new vintage-inspired perfume from Phoenix Botanicals that smells exactly like fresh hyacinths.

Gouldylox Reviews - I haven't felt like writing about makeup as my city has been protesting and rioting. That said, the only way to get past all of my feelings about my city and it's pain, is to do what I normally do. In this case, it's write about a great new mascara I found at CVS.

Love for Lacquer - Don’t have time for brows in the morning? From the company who brought you LASHFOOD, you must check out their new BROWFOOD! Quick, perfect brows in minutes!

My Beauty Bunny - Looking for some fun, affordable cruelty-free lippies? Look no further. We've got a look at the Tom’s of Maine Lip Balms, Lip Shimmers, and Lip Glosses!

My Newest Addiction - Bite Beauty Butter Cream lipsticks are kind of a big deal and Laura shows us her two favorites!

Nouveau Cheap - A $4.99 magnetic palette that you can find at your local craft store? Yep, it’s true!

Phyrra - The new Silk Naturals Spring 2015 Collection is gorgeous! Check it out!

Prime Beauty - thinks NEST Fragrances and Candles make the perfect Mother's Day gifts. Read her review and enter to win $288 worth of NEST goodies!

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage- Spring just wouldn’t be Spring without these KBShimmer Spring 2015 Nail Collection swatches!

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


  1. L'oreal lipstick in Fairest Nude

  2. Hmmmmm purple eyeliner!!! I usually wear it in my bottom waterline instead of black, which looks way kinder and softer on me than black and makes my blue eyes look more green!

  3. Blue nail polish! It's my spirit animal.

  4. So, what are your top five drugstore pinky-brown lip colors? In the '90s, I had one from Elizabeth Arden that I wore all the time. I had one from Max Factor, too. I mean, these were no-brained colors that went with everything. I just found s picture I took of myself in 1994 (I was the original selfie queen!), and I'm pretty sure I'm wearing the EA lipstick (Oh, how I loved EA's Lip Spa lipsticks).

  5. Would love a list of your top five (or more) favorite pinky brown lippies from the drugstore!

  6. I'm also a fan of the pinky-brown nudes, but I'm also more into berries and plums lately. I'll also go for a good sheer red any time of the year, or a great matte brick red. So, I'll wear whatever I'm in the mood for, I guess.

  7. I agree completely, pretty much anything with some brown in it is more flattering on me. So nice to have such an influx of them into the market. I'll also do peach/orange year round.

  8. Berry's and Fuschia colors

  9. I've been thinking about what color cosmetic I wear year around and I think the number one item has to be Cover Girl's eyeshadow single inTapestry Taupe. I've worn this shade for over 20 years in all seasons. All eyeliner colors work with it, it's not overpowering ;or underwhelming), and it is appropriate for all activities, such as work or going out. I don't know how many times I've repurchased this color! I bought an extra one a year or so ago so I always have a spare!

  10. Dark Blue eyeliner and black mascara.

  11. I know that plum colored lipsticks are usually reserved for the Fall, but I enjoy them year round. Especially MAC Plumful!


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