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Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 7.11.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Name the last free beauty sample you received that ultimately led to the purchase of a full-size product.

G's answer: a while back I received a free sample of Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer and I was so pleased with the results that I purchased a full-size tube. I still really like it, even though I know it doesn't work for everyone. Generally, if I apply a small amount under my eyes (after my eye cream), it really helps to prevent my concealer from settling into my fine lines.  It also adds a little extra hydration, which helps to keep that area from looking dry and cakey when my eye cream alone doesn't cut it.

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Clumps of Mascara - Who knew it could be possible to be THIS obsessed with lipsticks? I still can’t get over how awesome these Urban Decay Vice lippies are.

EauMG - tries a refreshing perfume that is inspired by summer thunderstorms in the Florida Everglades.

Gouldylox - I've discovered the most amazing skincare line out of Spain and 100% of the proceeds further their research of rare and ultra-rare childhood diseases. (And the skincare is out of this world AND inexpensive. You've got to see my before and after!)

My Beauty Bunny - It's the ultimate showdown featuring Anastasia Beverly Hills, the queen of all things eyebrows: Battle of the ABH Brows: Brow Wiz vs. Brow Definer!

Nouveau Cheap - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can be totally overwhelming (in a good way!) but if you need a comprehensive guide to shopping the beauty deals, including how to get exactly what you want AND score some freebies along the way, just click right here!

Olive & Ivy - I’ve got swatches of the beautiful NEW Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette, and it’s one you definitely don’t want to miss!

Phyrra - Do you have dry skin? I have the PERFECT foundation for you! Check out my Illuminare Moisturizing Foundation wear test and review.

Prime Beauty - says "life is like a crazy bunch of coconuts so why incorporate them into your beauty routine?" She does just that with Skinny and Co. Coconut Oil Scrub and Body Butter! we 

heart this - We've got swatches of the brand new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Collection. As expected, they're FIRE!

Beautygeeks - Our ManiGeek got into the OPI Washington DC collection; her thorough review includes dupes, natch.

Beauty Junkies Unite - See the CC cream that totally makes your skin look like it's glowing from the inside out!

Blushing Noir - The Fall 2016 Collection from NARS Cosmetics is POWERFALL in every single way.

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

Clumps of Mascara is Currently Craving: More storage solutions! Less is more for me and I’m refining my beauty storage. I am soooo in love with these affordable cosmetic organizers.


  1. Oh this is an easy one: the Laneige Water Bank Masks. I got one in the Target beauty box last month and just used it last night. Love it! I immediately went to Amazon and bought the 10 pack. I have a pool and these are great for putting back moisture in your skin after being in chlorine all day.

  2. I got a Nudestix lip and cheek pencilin Mystic in my Ipsy bag and loved the color and texture so much. I bought full size one. When I got it even though it said it was the same color name it was different in both color and creaminess. I was soooooo disappointed. I wasted alot of money.

  3. I think the last sample that impressed me was the KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Petal Peel. I got one as a sample from Sephora and liked it enough to order the full-size package.

  4. The bite agave lip balm. Love that stuff. I just wish the tube was easier to squeeze.

  5. This isn't exactly tied to the Lipstick League question, but I wanted to let you know that I purchased the ThirstyMud Glam Glow set from Hautelook and, much like Glam Glow's other products, I am in LOVE. My skin looks and feels SO much better than it used to. All my foundation used to cling to dry patches and get splotchy on my nose and forehead and now it looks AMAZING. I've tried quite a few different hydrating primers, countless moisturizers, hydrating foundations, and nothing was doing the trick. Now I can use whatever foundation I want and it looks good :) Anyway, just wanted to let you know because I first purchased Glam Glow set from you recommendation (I think it was your post about the VIB sale at Sephora) and haven't been disappointed since, so THANK YOU!

  6. Going way back to when Viva La Juicy came out, I was walking through Nordstrom and the rep was there handing out samples and my 19 yr old self fell in love. Had to have the biggest bottle!

    1. My wife wears that scent exclusively. It smells great on her.


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