The Lipstick League – week of 5.7.12

We love a do-gooder, especially one that smells good. So we wholeheartedly support Smell Bent’s latest creation Liberty for All. Liberty Wildlife is an organization dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of desert wildlife. Smell Bent teamed up with them, creating a scent for their annual fundraiser. It’s based on “the smell of orange blossoms in the desert spring”. The notes are: desert orange blossom with bergamot, ozone, tonka bean, hay, vetyver and sandalwood. How amazing does that sound? Like a sexy desert day! Best of all, for each bottle sold Smell Bent will donated $25 directly to the cause. Go buy some, and get your desert on.

On to the league…

Question of the Week: – List every beauty item that’s in your purse at this very moment.

Answer: It’s amazingly a pretty light day for me! I have Fresh Sugar Advanced lip treatment, Buxom Lips in Bambi, MAC lipglass in Force of Love (the Chenman collection), Tweezerman mini tweezers, MAC Blot Powder in medium (I break out in a sweat if I don’t have this!) and Boscia Lavender Blotting Linens

Beauty Junkies Unite – You tell us: Is the new China Glaze Summer Neons collection hot or not? Check out the review and swatches and let us know!

Clumps of Mascara – has finally come across a mascara that wow-ed her so much that she gave it a 5 out of 5. And guess what? It’s a drugstore mascara!

Gouldylox Reviews – has discovered THE facial you want if you want to look fabulous for an event or remind someone what a mistake it was to end the relationship. Plumped lips, raised brow, firmer jaw and no pain. I can see why Madonna travels with one of these beauties on tour.

Krasey Beauty – wants you to win awesome prizes from Be sure to enter her giveaway!

Lipglossiping – puts Bobbi Brown’s new long-wear eye pencils to the test against a well-known budget brand and concludes that you should save your pennies!

Nouveau Cheap – Looking for a bold and daring magenta-purple lipstick to wear this summer? The answer might be as close as your nearest drugstore.

Pink Sith – turns an otherwise boring review about a facial toner into a fun extravaganza by adding in Will Wheaton, Jazz Hands and Thor!

Prime Beauty – harvests the fruits of the Lipstick Tree with Tarte’s Gifts From The Lipstick Tree Trio—the perfect summer pop of color!

Phyrra – has great photo tips for beauty bloggers.

Vampy Varnish – thinks if you like mini nail polishes, you might like the new Urban Decay Showboat Nail Kit for summer!

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Ok readers your turn, list every beauty item that’s in your purse at this very moment…

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Written by stef


  1. Profile photo of katezena

    You want *every* product? Um, let me get my bag.

    Okay, in my bag, currently, there is the following beauty items:
    1.Benefit Nice Knickers (LP61) lipstick
    2.Benefit Jing-a-Ling (LP56) Lipstick (running low on it)
    3. Clinique lip duo in Think Bronze (lipstick) and I can’t read the other side (it’s worn off, but I believe it’s Tenderheart)
    4. Stila Lip Glaze in Fruit Punch
    5. Stila Lip Glaze in Cotton Candy
    6. Clinique Long Last Lipstick Deluxe Mini in All Heart
    7. Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit
    8. Glass nail file and nail clippers
    9. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream (fragrance free)
    10. 2 large hair elastics, 12 bobby pins, 2 hair hair clips (all in brown) and 8 small rubber/latex elastics in black (which I’m not supposed to use latex because of my sensitivity to them. Must buy latex-free elastics!)
    11. Dermalogica Ultracalming Mist
    12. Clearasil Adult Tinted Treatment Cream
    13. Hydrocortisone
    14. Michael Kors Callista sunglasses (because my vision is considered a beauty item. Cataracts runs in my family and the best way to prevent it is to wear UVA blocking sunglasses.)
    15. Palladio Rice Paper oil-absorbing blotting tissues in translucent (the HOLY GRAIL of blotting tissues, people. I don’t leave the house without ’em!)

    Um…..that’s it, unless you want to count the Orajel and the Band-aids!

    1. Profile photo of katezena

      @stef – You haven’t even seen the medication yet. I think the bag weighs a solid pound (if you’re wondering, I switch shoulders.) It has my life in it, almost literally. We’ve joked that I might be the person that gets pulled over for a minor traffic violation, then they discover all the medication in my bag and I get slapped for possession on top of it. Benedryl, sudafed, pepto, ibuprofen, tylenol, migraine meds, asthma and the holy puke pills (because heaven forbid I get even feel like vomiting) are all in there! Never leave home without em. I’m quite sure I could survive a while in a lockdown, as long as I could stash my crayon box, the iPod nano and carry my coloring book. I have enough stuff to supply an army.

      And you know, they all wonder why they go to me when they have a headache. No one bothers to carry ibupofen on them. No wonder I have a Tignanello tote style bag.

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    Beauty products currently in my purse (I cleaned it out last week, so this is a much shorter list than it would normally be!):

    L’Occitane Shea Vanilla hand cream
    Tarte Maracuja lip shine in Blissful
    Red Apple Lipstick lipgloss in Metropolis
    NYX soft matte lip cream in Antwerp
    Venomous Cosmetics Lip Poison in Orchid
    Victoria’s Secret rollerball perfume in Sexy Little Things Noir
    Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex recently posted..I met my favorite author! And now we’re BFFs.

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    Ahem, which pocketbook should I start with? It’s just not right that they all seem to have a lot stuff in them.. I think I may have a problem… BUT, it’s like finding treasures in them after some time has gone by.. lol.

  4. Valerie B

    Oh my, what a question! My make-up bag contains the following:

    1. Cover girl Liquiline Blast in purple
    2. Rallye Balm by Red Apple
    3. Maybelline Fit Me powder
    4. Coach Poppy perfume
    5. Red Apple Lipstick, Ruby Slippers
    6. Red Apple Lipstick, Brandy Candy
    7. eyebrow pencil
    8. nail file
    9. breath mints
    10. Maybelline Falsies mascara

  5. Jenn

    MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC15
    MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation NC 15
    Coastal Scents ballet pink blush from their 10 pan pallet-AWESOME stuff!
    Benefit Moon Beam hi light

    Urban Decay Naked-lids
    Urban Decay Buck-creases
    Urban Decay Sin-hi light
    Physician’s formula purple from green eyes kit-lower waterline
    Stila All Day Wear liquid pen liner-holy grail!
    L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

    Red Apple Lipstick Petal Pusher! PERFECTION!

  6. Andrea Bradley

    This is such a fun question!! And I realize I’m not alone on the number of lip products carried at one time…yay!

    SJP NYC perfume – NEVER go anywhere without it
    Travel size Secret clinical strength deodorant (i’m the only smelly girl around here i guess…)
    mini nail file and clippers
    Revlon slant tweezers (if they discontinue i will cry)
    Cover Girl Lash Blast
    And now for the lips…
    Let me preface by saying i’m addicted to Red Apple and wear nothing else now!
    Red Apple – Rallye Balm (best vitamin E stick EVER)
    Red Apple – Strawberry Lips
    Red Apple – Secrets
    Red Apple – Petal Pusher
    Red Apple – Dancing Princess gloss
    Red Apple – Diamond Sands gloss

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