The Lipstick League – week of 5.14.12

Someone gave me a glimpse at a gem this week. That someone; National Public Radio. The gem; Dear Photograph. Have you seen it? It’s a site that invites people to take an old photograph and rephotograph the scene as it appears today, including the photo as part of the image. As NPR said, it’s “images from the past, set in the present”.

Each submission includes a note from the reader that begins “Dear Photograph…” which are an open love letter to their history. They’re nostalgic, often causing an ache in the heart that everyone can relate to. Children grown, simpler times lost, loved ones passed. It’s a brilliant concept and a beautiful site. Like it? They just released a book of some of the most powerful ones.

On to this week’s league…

Question of the Week: – If you could only purchase one beauty product in the next month (not counting staples), what would it be?

Answer: I’m coveting Ciaté’s Caviar Manicure pretty badly…

Clumps of Mascara – Looking for a new lippy but don’t want to break the bank? Check out these 4 Awesome Lippies Under $10.

EauMG – Looking for a “beach” fragrance that doesn’t smell exactly like sunscreen? Check out Victoria’s review of Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude.

Nouveau Cheap – Coral is THE color of the moment and Revlon just released a shimmer-free blush in this on-trend shade. Is the new Photo Ready Cream Blush in Coral Reef worth a trip to your local drugstore? You be the judge!

Pink Sith – Did the Pink Sith really post a picture of her face covered entirely with Hello Kitty Oil Blotting papers to prove that the OC Eight Mattifying Gel doesn’t work?

Prime Beauty – has 6 great beauty problem solvers you need RIGHT NOW!

Phyrra – Looking for a luxe styling tool? Try the ghd purple peacock!

Vampy Varnish – Are you a freak for olive green nail polish like me? Then you NEED NARS Night Clubbing in your life!

we heart this – take you on a beautiful, yet sinister, stroll through OCC’s Garden.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber gives you a look at the latest mascara innovation from Maybelline before it officially hits stores next month, The Mega Plush by Volum’ Express Mascara review!

Your turn readers, if you could only purchase one beauty product in the next month (not counting staples), what would it be?

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Written by Stef Andrews

7 Comments

  1. Avatar of Tyna Werner
    Tyna Werner

    Aww – I’m feeling a little teary looking at that photo. What a sweet ginger kitty! And I love Dear Photograph – the images and stories behind them are all so moving and bittersweet.

    Onto more fun things! If I could only buy one beauty item this month it would definitely be something from MAC’s Hey Sailor collection, most likely a Suntint Liquid Lip Balm because I’m obsessed with balms and these have a nice bit of pigment and SPF – perfect for carrying around all summer long.
    Tyna recently posted..3 Things: Hey Sailor! Edition

  2. Avatar of irene
    irene

    La Mer lip balm! Maybe the whole skincare line.. That can be considered one thing, right!!?
    This Dear Photograph got me thinking.. It is powerful to see old pictures and new ones of the same setting. I recently saw the house we lived in at the Jersey shore every summer.. It was big and our family of five could not be happier staying there. It provided so many memories that to this day I think I would love to go back and just freeze time..not a care in the world.. But the picture of this house turned out to be so tiny! The mind of the child only remembers all the good times.. not how today we would NOT be able to fit in it! LOL!

  3. Avatar of lyssachelle
    lyssachelle

    Lordy, I just about got lost in that Dear Photograph site…how lovely! The pictures are great but the captions just kill me…

    I am surprisingly covet free this month, I’m not sure why! I think if I could just buy one thing, I’d splurge on a high end or hard to find polish that I’ve been putting off buying, like Chanel’s Gondola or a holo -polish from Glitter Gal. If it’s the only thing I get all month, I wanna make it good! :-)

  4. Avatar of hao9703
    hao9703

    ONE Product!?! Hmmm—whether this does not include staples or not, I feel like I have to be practical. I would go for a good sunless tanner that is moisturizing and not too dark. (Dry legs with a fake tan is not a good look.)

    Although, on impractical side, I would impulse buy one of the new fun summer nail polish colors. (Mac just launched some awesome ones!)

  5. Avatar of turboterp
    turboterp

    Thanks for introducing me to Dear Photograph, even though I’m sitting at my desk all teary-eyed.

    I’m sure anything from Hey Sailor would dry my eyes. I’m especially coveting the makeup bags, even though I do not need them in any way, shape or form. They’re just so… jaunty!

  6. Avatar of Krista
    Krista

    Hmmm…I’m on a tinted lip balm kick lately (and only always), so I’d say the Fresh Sugar Passion lip balm. I have the plum shade and the coral shade, but the red shade has yet to be mine. But it will be, oh, but it will be *rubs hands in demented glee*.

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