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Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 5.2.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

What was your last blind-buy (purchase made without seeing or testing beforehand) and how did it work for you? 

G's answer: I recently bought a bottle of Guerlain Insolence Eau Glacee online for around $30 after reading some enticing reviews. I like, but do not love, the original Insolence but this now-discontinued flanker had my name written all over it in terms of the notes and online descriptions, and I'm happy to report that I LOVE it! Always a risk to blind-buy perfumes, but in this case it totally paid off.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week 

My Newest Addiction - The Viseart Theory Palettes are kind of a big deal right now and Laura is professing her love for Cashmere via her review and swatches.

Nouveau Cheap - Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, and if you’re scrambling for a last-minute gift idea or you’re reading this after the 8th and just want to treat mom (or yourself), I have some great suggestions for every budget!

Olive & Ivy - I’m hopping on the anti-aging bandwagon with this super hydrating night cream… I only wish I had found it sooner!

Phyrra - Looking for witchy and unusual makeup? Check out the Best Gothic Makeup Brands. You won't believe some of this packaging!

Prime Beauty - is getting her fruits and vegetables in the form of the new Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection. Is it as sweet as it’s fruity namesake? Find out!

we heart this - If you're ever in southern California, this is the spa resort you MUST visit...(home of the best massage I've EVER had!)

Beautygeeks - has ALL 42 shades of the new Essie Gel Couture nail polish collection launching this June, plus a video tutorial with application tips to up your DIY mani game. Come see!

Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber found a makeup removing cleansing balm that melts your makeup off like magic! See why she's loving it.

Blushing Noir - Check out the MAC x Chris Chang Collection, make your list and check it thrice. You’ll want this one for the packaging alone!

Clumps of Mascara - Quick! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if you need something for the beauty loving mama in your life, we’ve got you covered.

EauMG - All week, Victoria has put the spotlight on a new luxury perfume brand created by Hollywood’s favorite floral designer, Eric Buterbaugh. “Seven Days of Eric Buterbaugh Florals” started with this stunning lily-of-the-valley perfume.

Gouldylox - I've discovered the most youthful "blush" ever (and it's not really even a blush.) If you are over 30, you need this in your kit.

My Beauty Bunny - Even the most seasoned makeup addicts can have issues when it comes to falsies. Need some help? We've got some tips and tricks for How To Apply False Lashes like a pro!

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

My Newest Addiction is Currently Craving: Hair is kind of a big deal and nobody understands that more than Jen Atkin, hairstylist for the Kardashian clan. Her line, called Ouai, is making big waves and Laura wants all of it after trying the Texturizing Hair Spray.


  1. I bought some perfume and a micellar water from Yves Rocher. Not sure I like any of the perfumes.

  2. Every Target Box I buy blind. I don't look at the website or G's posts and so far so good. A few things I didn't care about but several I do.

  3. I bought a new version of Aqua di Goia called "Sun". I hated it! I returned it to Ulta and it just so happened that they also had a version called "Air". They didn't have a tester for it so I just exchanged the Sun for the Air hoping I'd like the Air. Well, I really like the Air so I'm glad it worked out. But honestly, I know better than blind-buying perfume so in the future I don't think I'm going to do that again.

  4. I bought Guerlain lingerie de Peau foundation on groupon for around half off. It only came in one color which I assumed was my perfect color and it ended up being an amazing color in my exact shade. So a $63.00 foundation for about $29.00? Heck yes!

  5. Hey G! Have you ever shopped it's kinda like ulta and sephora. They don't have any store in my state (NY) but I shop them online

    Right now they have a gwp:
    Receive a FREE 19-piece BB Loves Bag with any $35 prestige makeup, skincare, fragrance or bath & body purchase.Valued at: $130.00

    They also have a free 5 piece rusk hair deluxe sample set free with any $40 on top of that!

    And.. 3 piece sample with any purchase!

    They do not charge me tax even though I am in ny which is huge! I've shopped there many times with no problems! You should look into it :) check out the sales department too!!

  6. I had a gift card for Ulta so I bought the new Lipstick Queen lipstick in Eden. I wasn't sure what to expect but I like it. It's a very pretty red that leans pink and it's different from any other colors I have, plus it's Lipstick Queen!


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