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Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Lipstick League - Week of 6.8.15

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

 Are you on board with the current matte lip trend? If so, which products are you loving lately? If not, what other finish do you prefer? 

G's answer: Girl, I've been on board with matte lips since waaaay before this current wave, and I'll be on board long after it's "out" again (and back "in" again). Ha! Some of my current faves will not shock you in the slightest: Milani Moisture Mattes, Maybelline Creamy Mattes, Rimmel Kate Mattes, Jordana Modern Mattes, L'Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Mattes and the list goes on. Oh! I'm also loving the new Maybelline Colorblurs, which I'll be reviewing this week.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage - Is it possible to get quality brushes for half the price? Aprill reviews Beauty Junkees Pro Series Eye Brush Kit. Eight brushes for 40 bucks!

Gouldylox Reviews - It's not makeup, but it will make every skirt or dress look and feel better than you expected. If you aren't already wearing these, you're going to want to start!

Love for Lacquer - Did you hear? e.l.f. Cosmetics added two brand new shades to their Studio Matte Lip Line! Gorgeous shades for only $3? Yes please!

My Beauty Bunny - Get your lips in line with Milani's Color Statement Lipliners. These gorgeous multi-taskers line and/or completely fill in lips in a wearable, comfortable matte formula all at a fab price!

My Newest Addiction - Summer is here and Laura shares a quick and easy Boho Waves hair tutorial!

Nouveau Cheap - Warning: cuteness overload ahead! Here’s your first look at the upcoming Softlips Cube Hello Kitty collaboration (spoiler alert: there’s a “mystery flavor”).

Prime Beauty - asks if the new CoverGirl LashBlast SuperSizer Mascara is hip or hype?

Phyrra - Hair woes? Check out my Best Fixes for Frizzy Hair!

we heart this - This double ended eyeliner with both pencil and liquid: thank you for entering our lives. Check out our Product of the Week.

Beautygeeks - If you’ve got delicate eyebrows and prefer a natural makeup look, you want to watch this video tutorial on how to sculpt and define thin brows without going overboard.

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

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Glitter.Gloss.Garbage - Leticia of Cosmetics Aficionado is not only one of the best bloggers I’ve ever encountered, but she is a good friend of mine. Leticia has flawless swatches, detailed reviews and beautiful photos. Check out her blog!


  1. I love that mattes are finally back. For a while it was so hard to fine matte lipsticks. A matte formula for me makes a world of difference. A glossy red or plum shade is never as thrilling as a matte version.

  2. Maybelline matte, Colourpop matte, Jordana modern matte, Loreal infallible lipstick (not the two stage..start off a cream but look matte as the day goes on and last forever), Stila stay all day (not all are matte), Sephora cream lip stain (same for those), KVD everlasting.

  3. I love how these look on almost everyone else but I just can't commit to the lip care (exfoliation etc.)! I want a lipstick I can throw on and not worry if I will have a wrinkly lip look 20 minutes later :\ I love spending time on my eyes and then by the time I get to my face and lips.... I'm like gotta do it fast cause I'm almost out of time!!! ;) I've always had pigmented lips so I can get away with a simple lip look! I've been wearing some of my favorite matte lipsticks (some pretty MAC colors i couldnt pass up) with lip smackers underneath and it's much more forgiving on me!

  4. Ok can I just say that today's Lipstick League post is overflowing with exciting posts?! I check on my cell on the way to work before my train goes underground so I can have something to read while off the grid, but these are gonna surpass my commute! I am loving the price point and variety of Milani Moisture Mattes. I also love how the L'Oreal Colour Riche mattes glide on instantly. One swipe of Divine Wine, and I am good! I don't have full lips, so I can't rock EVERY color in matte, but I sure try.

  5. While th e matte lip looks good on a lot of people, at my age (50+) I can't wear it, for fear of screams of "The Mummy lives!" when I go out in public. Nope, matte lips make me look dead, ditto the nude lip.


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