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Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Lipstick League - Week of 10.31.16

The Lipstick League Question of the Week

What was the last product you purchased due to hype, that ended up truly living up to the hype?

G's answer: I would have to say CoverGirl Clean Matte BB Cream. I saw so many people raving about it when it first came out, so I bought it the moment I found it and it is seriously my go-to BB cream now. Perfect for when I'm in a hurry and just need to apply something quickly that I don't need to worry about touching up throughout the day. It gives great coverage, stays put all day even without setting powder or primer, it controls oil, doesn't get cakey or settle into my pores or fine lines, doesn't break me out, and it doesn't oxidize on me. I also love that I can apply it right up to my lash line and on my lids and it doesn't sting or irritate my eyes (great for when I'm skipping concealer). It's perfect, I tell you! Absolutely lived up to the hype.

The Lipstick League Linkss of the Week

Gouldylox - Once you've figured out your VIB cart, come check out this hair makeup that is saving me time and money!

My Beauty Bunny - Wow! Have you seen the Full Spectrum palette by Urban Decay yet? I'm swooning over these colors!

Nouveau Cheap - So did you hear about the new Drunk Elephant value sets for under $30 at Sephora? Yeah, it’s real.

Phyrra - Get the best cruelty free beauty buys from my Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations!

Prime Beauty - is satisfying her sweet tooth with the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Holiday Collection, you'll want ALL these treats!

we heart this - we've rounded up the must-have beauty advent calendars for 2016 for you. "Cause we're nice like that.

Beautygeeks - The most terrifying words in any language are “How old do you think I am?” In fact studies show the guess-my-age game is more rigged than we knew.

Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber tried a new app that color matches you for foundation -- and then it arrives in three days! It's pretty neat.

Blushing Noir - The Sephora VIB Sale is upon us and these are the TOP PICKS for makeup, skincare and hair - plus some fun misc. Items and coupon codes!

EauMG - October’s Boxwalla Beauty Box introduced me to a new brand of all-natural skincare that is inspired by Southeast Asian beauty remedies.

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

Gouldylox is Currently Craving: I'm dying to try Natasha Denona's shadows and thinking the VIB sale is the perfect time to see if they are worth the hype!


  1. I think for me it's Whole Blends conditioner in Honey Treasure. It makes my hair so soft, silky and bouncy! Just love it!

  2. Two things I bought due to buzz or good reviews were Urban Decay lipsticks -- I got one of the Gwen Stefani ones when they first came out and really liked the formula so I've bought more of those. The ones marked half off are really good, but the new rollout is even better, with good staying power, etc. (At least they perform wonderfully for me.)

    The other thing I kept hearing good stuff about are glycolic peel pads. I tried some from Dr. Dennis Gross, as a splurge, and then some from Nip + Fab. I thought they'd be BS, but worth a go, but since I've tried them I've barely had a breakout and am wearing less foundation.

    1. There's been a "new rollout" of UD Gwen Stefani shades?! When did this happen, and wear can I buy them? How could I have missed that?!

  3. Good to know you liked the Covergirl BB cream. I didnt cave... yet.... We are similar coloring - what shade did you buy and does it match well? I'm looking for light coverage, easy application, and a matte finish...

  4. Becca highlight in rose quartz. I bought it sight unseen due to someone's review. I love it so much I genuinely wish I bought two if them! It's absolutely beautiful and unlike any highlight I've ever used

  5. Freedom London Pro HD Brow Palette. Holy WOW! I had no clue eyebrow powder could be so creamy and easy to work with. Especially after recent purchases from CVS (I'm looking at you NYX!). I'm cheap and loathe paying for shipping, so I waited until I hit the free shipping amount. I love all the goodies I bought, but would gladly pay shipping for this one palette. It's amazing.

  6. Hey, G, I saw that We Heart This mentioned a NYX advent calendar. They just today announced another one of Lip Lingerie products on their Instagram stories. If you don't get there in time, I grabbed screenshots. It's coming out on 11/14.


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