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Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 4.11.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Name the beauty item that you are currently reaching for most. 

G's answer: lately I've been loving my NYX Translucent HD Finishing Powder (pressed). I don't like to use it on my entire face because it doesn't control oil on my super oily T-zone, however I LOVE it as a setting powder for under-eye concealer. It makes that whole region look so smooth and it helps keep my concealer from settling into fine lines, doesn't change the color of my concealer, and it really makes things stay put. I also love that it's a pressed powder, because powders like this that are loose can be such a mess. I love it more than my e.l.f. Perfect Finish HD Powder, which is also pressed. The NYX just performs much better on the undereye area for me personally.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

EauMG - reviews a pretty white floral perfume by indie brand, Sonoma Scent Studio.

Gouldylox - Kelly got the chance to visit with makeup artist Owen O'Donnell at his Makeup Therapy program that helps cancer patients get their groove back while undergoing treatment. Never underestimate the healing power of a good brow!

My Beauty Bunny - This week I was thrilled to celebrate 7 Years of Cruelty Free Beauty! A huge shout out and "thanks" to everyone who has supported My Beauty Bunny over the years. Not familiar? Drop on by today for the latest in cruelty free beauty.

My Newest Addiction - There are only a handful of brands that make Laura’s heart go pitter patter and Make Up For Ever is one of them. She talks about what is hot with the brand this week.

Nouveau Cheap - Metallic lips are all the rage for Spring/Summer 2016, and we’ll have options even at the drugstore level. Here’s your first look at the new Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Cremes.

Olive & Ivy - Have you heard? NARS has just released a liquid version of the oh so famous Laguna Bronzer, and believe me- you don’t want to miss it!

Phyrra - Interested in green beauty? I've reviewed all 6 of the Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Trios plus the Everything Makeup Palette. See looks from them all and get inspired!

Prime Beauty - Her skin is so white you need sunglasses to look at her! Thank goodness for Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish. It gives those fish belly white legs some much needed color.

we heart this - Just in time for April's Rosacea Awareness Month, it's the Jurlique Calendula Redness Relief collection. Plus, listen to Stef gush about Marigolds, AGAIN.

Beautygeeks - Should bronzer look different depending on the season? Lovely Guerlain international beauty artist Maxime Poulin says oui absolument! and shows us how to apply bronzer for Spring vs Summer + how to find our mistake-proof shade.

Beauty Junkies Unite - Tired of dull hair color? Amber shares three best practices to stop your hair color from fading!

Blushing Noir - It won’t be easy to stay Under Cover with the Summer 2016 Collection from NARS. It’s hard looking that good ;) Check out swatches & looks here.

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

EauMG is Currently Craving: Giorgio Armani Si Rose Signature. This sweet rose perfume keeps getting me compliments everywhere I go! This newest flanker is fruitier than the original and reminds me of a chilled rosé wine. I need a bottle for summer.


  1. The thing that is most consistent for me has been Kat Von D Eye Tatoo eyeliner. It just goes on so smoothly and I can do a thin line or thicken it up easily. Dries so fast too!

    1. If you like that one, try the PF eyebooster. I swear, its exactly the same. Both made in Korea, both have a brush rather than a felt tip. I get the PF one for next to nothing after coupons and extra bucks at CVS.

    2. Will put it on my radar! Better than $19 a pop!

    3. Robin I TOTALLY agree with Randi. I reviewed this liner a while back and if you missed it, the staying power is CRAZY good, plus it's a deep, pigmented black and the applicator is quite similar to the KVD. Check this out:

  2. My Sephora Full Action mascara. I am using it exclusively as I am trying to purge non cruelty free items from my collection.

  3. I'm trying to use up one product at a time because I have sooooo many. I'm using the kat von d eyebrow marker. Its exactly like the tattoo eyeliner but its for eyebrows. Don't even know if they make it anymore. It came in the brow kit I bought in November from Sephora. I'm not a huge fan, but I want to get rid of it. Its lasted forever.


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