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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 10.10.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

 What's your current go-to highlighter? If you don't have one, tell us about the last highlighter you purchased. 

G's answer: my ride or die, never fails, always performs highlighter is theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. It's expensive at $24, but one compact lasts FOREVER since you only need a tiny bit at a time. Plus, you have numerous attempts to grab it on sale throughout the year whether it be during theBalm's famous 50% off sales, HauteLook sales, or on Amazon where it regularly hovers at around $19.99 (it's $21.60 + free Prime shipping as of the time of this post) or on Overstock (it's $16.79 + $4.95 shipping as of the time of this post; free shipping on orders $45+). The reason why this highlighter is my go-to is because it just never disappoints. It leaves the most beautiful golden-champagne luminous glow on the skin, but it's not a glitterbomb (no glitter pieces at all). It's packed with glowy goodness, but at the same time it's easy to control. With a light hand, you can get a subtle glow. With a heavier hand, you can glow from outer space. Also, it's so easy to apply and so easy to blend, and the staying power is fantastic as well. There is just nothing wrong with this highlighter and it' a much-loved classic for good reason. Worth every penny. (Full disclosure: I bought Mary-Lou Manizer with my own money.)

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Blushing Noir - Your perfect cat eye is simply two products away AND you can get it at the drugstore!

Clumps of Mascara - I mean, my goodness! How many charcoal masks does anyone need? Personally I could hoard a few dozen, but this one? This one will always be a staple.

EauMG - Sometimes I want to smell like a Mediterranean shoreline or strawberry jam but there are a lot of days where I feel like smelling like PERFUME. On these days, I’m thankful for fragrances like this one by French brand, Chabaud.

Gouldylox - I've tested a lot of mascaras this year! Wondering which ones earned a permanent spot on my vanity? Check out my list of the best no-flaking, long wearing, lash-sculpting mascaras!

My Beauty Bunny - I’m so excited for the Do Good. Be Green conference being hosted by Love Goodly on November 5th. Enter my giveaway to win a ticket and come see me!

My Newest Addiction - Laura shares her new favorite fall fragrance, Ralph Lauren Tender Romance!

Nouveau Cheap - I didn’t use up any makeup in September, but I kicked butt on haircare and skincare (and by “kicked butt” I mean I actually finished some stuff). Check out my September Empties here.

Olive & Ivy - Should the Tarte Kiss & Blush Cream Cheek & Lip Palette be on YOUR beauty shopping list? Come find out!

Phyrra - Do you want beautiful eyeshadow? You need to see the Aromaleigh Insectarium Collection! It has bright duochromes, neutral duochromes, and essential mattes, perfect for work or a night out.

Prime Beauty - is loving the rich jewel tones of Mirabella's Masquerade Collection.

we heart this - Stef gave Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss a spin and TOTALLY gave her hair a fall makeover. Check out the before and after pics!

Beautygeeks - talks to one woman about her thinning hair and Rogaine for Women experience.

Beauty Junkies Unite - See why Amber thinks the new Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics palette is the ultimate shadow palette to pair with your existing eyeshadow collection!

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

Blushing Noir is Currently Craving: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks! I’ve heard amazing things and basically want them all!


  1. My favorite highlight of the moment has to be Becca's Champagne Pop. Absolutely gorgeous with a berry toned eye for fall.

  2. I have a bunch of highlighters that I have purchased over the last year high end and low, but I keep coming back to Physicians Formula in Warm Nude. So many ways to use it depending on how you sweep your brush over it. From bronze to pink to pearl all play together beautifully or on their own.

  3. I really love my Becca Opal... I have a bunch of highlighters... But it is the one I grab for everyday. I'd like to try moonstone next...

  4. Waiting for the weekly drugstore post :)

  5. I can't say I have a current favorite. I have a Wet n Wild one I like, the big round pan with the four shades in it, the name of which eludes me now. I have a few others, found on Etsy, or a couple from Milani or e.l.f. Of course I'm getting over a case of bronchitis and an ear infection right now, so I haven't even worn any foundation for two weeks! (Thank god for working at home!)

  6. The 1.00( might be 2.00 now) Elf color stick in Persimmon. Its amazing.


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