The Lipstick League – week of 4.29.13

Messy Cabinet

This week I caught myself throwing an item back into my bathroom cabinet because there was no room to place it. So, guess what I’m doing this weekend?

Question of the Week: When it comes to lipstick, what’s your go-to finish (shimmer, creme, satin, matte, etc.) and why are you drawn to that particular finish?

Answer: Up until recently, I would have said creme without even thinking. But the new generation of matte lipstick is so fab that it’s my new favorite. They’re long wearing, incredibly pigmented and nothing like they’re dry predecessors.

Gouldylox Reviews – Makeup Wars are my favorite posts. This week’s war is all about facial masks. Was your favorite a winner or did it get defeated?

Lipglossiping – wants to know all about the last foundation you fell in love with. Come on over and share your sweet story of faux-skin perfection!

My Beauty Bunny – When the days heat up, many automatically reach for the lip-gloss. This summer, go the nontraditional route with a matte pout! Check out our round up of the best on the market; Matte Lips Make a Cruelty-Free Splash.

Nouveau Cheap – reviews the new Revlon Lash Potion Mascara and has a tip for you, in case you’re thinking about giving it a shot.

Pink Sith – is giving away some very cute and colorful Tweezerman Tweezers and Unbreakable Mirrors just in time for Spring!

Prime Beauty – has curated a selection of 6 feminine and sophisticated fragrances complete with elegant falcons perfect for Mother’s Day. She’s even giving one away! You’re welcome.

Phyrra – shares her Mother’s Day Gift Guide. You’ll want it all for yourself!

Vampy Varnish – likes that the new Orly Mash Up collection for summer 2013 is literally a mash up of colors and finishes!

we heart this – Ahoy! We be giving away a BPAL Port Royal soap and Jolly Roger perfume oil to one of you landlubbers who stops by…

Beauty Junkies Unite – If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the L’Oreal Miss Candy Collection! Don’t have a sweet tooth? You just might after this review!

Clumps of Mascara – is giving away a $125 gift card and a ton of Eucerin goodies for an at-home spa experience!

EauMG – has paired perfumes with popular women’s fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2013! It’s also EauMG’s 5 year blog anniversary! So, don’t forget to join in the celebration and enter the giveaways!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Gouldylox Reviews – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love Hair Romance. Although I don’t know Christina, her blog is one of my all time favorites. Almost everything I’ve learned about long hair styling (in the one year I’ve had hair long enough to work with), I’ve learned from her. Did I mention I like this blog?

we heartsters, what’s your go-to lipstick finish (shimmer, creme, satin, matte, etc.)?

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Written by Stef Andrews

16 Comments

    1. Profile photo of Tyna Werner
      Tyna Werner

      Ain’t that the truth!? My YBF products get used to the very bottom of the bottle – getting every last drop out. Currently I’m down to the very end of a Quench Lip Balm and I will be soo sad when it’s gone.

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      gigi

      You’re reminding me that it’s past time to TOSS all unused beauty products. It feels good afterward, but it’s so very hard to do . . .

    2. Profile photo of hao9703
      hao9703

      @gigi – You are so right! Purging is so hard to do. Whether it is a broken down eyeliner that has seen better days or something that is not going to work. It is hard to make that break. Breaking up is hard to do! ha ha

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    Krista

    Ugh, I’ve been trying to pare down my stash for the last few weeks, but then I just end up buying new stuff. It’s a vicious cycle! A gorgeously, vicious cycle! *pouts*

    I’d say my favorite lipsticks are either shimmer or sheer. I am drawn to sheer because I like how natural they look–once I got over 30, I found that anything too bold ages me a little bit. If I tone the bold colors down into a sheer formula, it’s not so bad. As for shimmer–I just love shimmer. It makes me happy :)

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    lucylemonade

    Creme is probably my go-to finish because they tend to be more moisturizing. I do love matte, but I have to make sure and exfoliate and use balm before applying or it just looks like a mess!

    I need to purge as well, but I always think “I’ll use that later”. I might just need to stick to expiration ranges on products and toss anything too old. But when it’s expensive that’s so hard to do!

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