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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 10.17.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

On a typical day, how many products do you use on your brows?

G's answer: One or two. I either use a pencil and then follow with a clear brow gel, or I use a pomade which serves to both fill in and tame my brows. If I'm feeling extra fancy, I will also use a brow highlighter pencil for just below and just above my brows to make things look more clean.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Clumps of Mascara - Matching foundation is incredibly tricky for all makeup users but it’s even more difficult when many brands don't cater to dark skin. I’ve found 20 brands that actually give us darker girls REALLY good foundations.

EauMG - This week I’m reviewing the new Penhaligon’s Portraits Collection, a collection with major "Downton Abbey" vibes. I started the week off with The Tragedy of Lord George, the patriarch of this dysfunctional, fictional family.

Gouldylox - My hair is in the best shape it's been in for years, thanks to two products and a flat iron that uses steam. Want infinite good hair days, too? (You know you do!)

My Beauty Bunny - These Chella brow and lash products are major game changers! From eyebrow pencils to highlighters to heated lash curlers, Chella has got you covered.

Nouveau Cheap - Have you ever had something on your wish list for so long that you feel like it’s going to disappoint when you finally pull the trigger? Well I finally pulled the trigger on It’s Skin Cookie & Body Ice Cream from Sephora and you can click right here to see if it was worth the wait.

Olive & Ivy - I have rounded up the BEST Sephora holiday beauty gift sets for 2016! These always sell out SO fast so if you see one you love, grab it quick!

Phyrra - Channel your inner Evil Queen with my Ever After High Raven Queen Makeup Tutorial!

Prime Beauty - found a matte liquid lipstick that is actually long lasting AND comfortable to wear! If you're a matte lipstick lover, be sure to read about Highlight Matte Liquid Lipsticks!

we heart this - We swatched and created looks for the entire Urban Decay Vintage Capsule Lipstick Collection! Check them out here!

Beautygeeks - has discovered that if you close your eyes when you’re misting your face with thermal water, your eyes are missing out.

Beauty Junkies Unite - There are 5 new spa-quality facial masks at The Body Shop, and Amber has tried them all! See what she loves.

Blushing Noir - If the packaging of the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection doesn’t get you the products will - Magic Dust Powders, Lipsticks, Palettes… just try to stay focused!

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


  1. Mostly I just use a pencil, like the Maybelline dark blonde or the Milani blonde/dark blonde (whatever it is), to darken my brows a bit and then brush through to soften/blend. I did buy one of those Milani two-step brow kits when it was on sale at Walgreens, with the gel and the powder in one compact, but haven't done much with it yet. It does do a decent job of adding a bit of brow drama, though.

  2. I stick with a pencil on a daily basis. I love Sephora Collection waterproof brow pencil in either Nutmeg or Honey Blonde. On a dressed up occasion I highlight above and under the arch.

  3. On a daily basis I use a brow pencil.My favorite one is from Covergirl.


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