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Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 1.18.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

What are your feelings about the current sheet mask craze? Have you ever tried one? If so, do you prefer them to traditional facial masks? 

G's answer: Given the easy access and affordability of sheet masks these days, it's a bit surprising to think that I haven't actually reviewed any sheet masks here on the blog yet. But that's only because I've been quietly using/testing sheet masks behind the scenes so that when I finally do bring you a review, I'll have some actual first-hand knowledge and basis for comparison. That said, I like them quite a bit due their easy of use and lack of mess, but I'm not sure they'll entirely replace my traditional masks. In short, I like both!

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Love for Lacquer - Looking for a GREAT Valentine’s Day Polish Collection? Check out these 6 shades from Sassy Pants Polish! 

My Newest Addiction - Laura recently tried out some of the new releases from Maybelline and she shows us how to master your contour in one of her recent posts!

Nouveau Cheap - After hearing so many people in the beauty community rave about using Nivea Men Post Shave Balm as makeup primer, I finally had to try it for myself. Is it worthy of the hype? Here's my verdict.

Phyrra - Urban Decay is celebrating their 20th anniversary with the Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Palette! Check out my video review, swatches, and look!

Prime Beauty - finally found a Superhero she can get behind--IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. Find out if it can lengthen lashes in a single stroke!

we heart this - we've got nothing but love (always love) for the 2 newest NARS spring 2016 palettes. You will too after you check out the photos!

Beautygeeks - Watchu wearing under there? 13 awesome tips + 15 great recommendations for sub-zero-stressed skin.

Blushing Noir - Quite possibly the best foundation ever for anyone with oily skin! Read the review of the new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint from the oiliest blogger in all the land.

Clumps of Mascara - What’s a beauty blogger without her tools? Good question! These are my absolute MUST HAVE beauty tools.

EauMG - The East Coast is expecting a blizzard! But, Victoria is smitten by this natural peach perfume that reminds her of summer.

Gouldylox Reviews - Wrinkles and acne are a struggle for which I didn't sign up. However, there's a one-of-a-kind product that treats both, which is kind of amazing.  I've got a coupon code for you, too!

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


  1. hey G,
    I would love to know what your favorite drugstore face masks are. And did you end up purchasing the tonymoly sheet masks from amazon? and I think you meant 16 in your title :)

    1. Do you mean drugstore sheet masks, or traditional masks?

      Also, no, I didn't end up getting that Tony Moly deal...YET! But that's only because I have a few sheet masks I'm testing for review right now and I need to get through those first. And thank you for pointing out the wrong year in the title! Fixing that now. xo

    2. traditional drugstore masks

      I actually got the tony moly ones and cant wait to try them, I cant wait to read your reviews of the masks your trying right now!

  2. I'm not crazy about them. They always seem so friggen cold to me when I put them on.

    1. I hate that cold too! I always sit on the couch then slide my packaged mask under my upper leg to warm it before I use it. *grin*

  3. I have around 600 sheet masks, I'm an addict and use them once or twice a day. They've made a huge difference in my skin, But i mostly order from Korean sites because paying the marked up U.S. prices kills me.

  4. I don't really like the sheet masks. I just find I need to sit/lay quietly to keep them on properly and that just never happen. I like a traditional mask and if it is a peelie one so much the better!!!!

  5. I prefer cream face masks. Sheets never seem to stay on my face.

  6. I have just tried a couple sheet masks. They're OK. They don't quite peel as nicely as I'd like and don't fit exactly over my eyes so I feel a bit bummed to tear the eyeholes a bit, etc., for better visibility so I can lay back and read or whatever. I like them, but I also like the old-school masks, too. It just depends on my mood.
    I was reading in Allure (online, anyways, I think it was Allure) about DIY face masks, where you can mix glycerin and other ingredients (an oil like jojoba and a couple drops of essential oil and make your own by soaking them in gauze or something like that.) I plan to try that out.

  7. I don't ever buy masks, and the sheet mask craze isn't persuading me. I got one in a recent Glossybox and it was cold, slimy, and ill-fitting. However, they do seem like the perfect thing for freaking out your significant other and/or pets.


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