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Monday, August 8, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 8.1.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Are you loyal to one eyeshadow primer or do you like to hop around and try new things? What’s your holy grail eyeshadow primer (or your favorite of the moment)?

G's answer: I'm pretty loyal to a group of primers, really. My holy grail eyeshadow primers are the Wet n Wild Fergie primer (which is now called Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer but the ingredients are identical; you can compare for yourself here and here) and the Milani Eyeshadow Primer. But I always seem to have deluxe samples of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion lying around, and I love and use those as well. So yeah, those four primers in general are the ones that I rarely seem to stray from, because I know they work.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

My Beauty Bunny - Searching for a full coverage foundation? Look no further than the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation! We've got the details and a look at the coordinating Vanish Foundation Brush.

My Newest Addiction - Makeup is fun but becoming dependent on it is not. Laura talks about breaking up with your makeup and has a fun giveaway where 3 people can win $500!

Nouveau Cheap - A gel-to-oil cleanser in beautiful packaging for under $15 at Target? Sounds pretty awesome, but does it actually work?

Olive & Ivy - If you haven’t tried these NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balms yet, you are seriously missing out. One of my absolute FAVE beauty products!

Phyrra - Are you dying to know how to contour for your face shape? I can help! Check out my Pale Girl's Guide to Contouring! I show the best tools and how to use them, too.

Prime Beauty has very specific criteria for her mascara. See if PÜR Cosmetics Big Look Mascara passes her test!

Beautygeeks - What does cheese in a sandwich have to do with nail polish basecoat? Celebrity manicurist Mar y Soul explains in the first of these short videos on how to achieve your best DIY manicure..

Blushing Noir - OTHER LEVEL METALLIC. The latest limited edition eyeshadows from NARS are eye-catching, reflective and shimmery in every amazing way imaginable.

Clumps of Mascara - What do my purple hair and MAC Cosmetics have in common? Mmm...

Gouldylox - Go back to school with these beauty hacks that will help keep your life/school balance in check.

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

My Beauty Bunny is Currently Craving: tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter. The latest highlighter from tarte is on my wish list! I love that it has a universal shade - for any skin tone.


  1. UDPP is my favorite, but the Coastal Scents one is all right for me, too. (Took me over a year of wearing eye shadow almost every single day to use up a full size Coastal Scents primer.) But, I am always willing to try something new to see if I like it even better.

  2. NARS Primer for the eyes is my HG only thing that keeps my eye shadow from creasing

  3. I LOVE the Milani but they've stopped selling it by me and I don't want to place an online order for JUST THAT. I wish Ulta sold it! I'm almost out of my Milani, so I've got a Nyx one on backup to start on after that.

  4. I love the Nars primer. But I'm also looking into trying new ones

  5. Seriously eveyone needs to try The Balm's, Put a Lid On It. I think it's hand's above any, and I've tried a ton, primers.

  6. I've been using the wet and wild for a long time. That tube lasts and lasts. I picked up 4 of them at dollar tree. I'm set for life.

  7. When I do wear eye shadows I use Fergie by WNW. Like G said I have a bunch of Two Face and UD deluxe samples and will also use them.

  8. I have almost exclusively used Urban Decay's primer in Enigma (nude matte shade) since it came out a while ago. But I tried the Ulta brand primer in nude matte and it was very similar, it lasted just as long as the UD one.


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