That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.9.18
Question of the Week: We’re right in the middle of Sephora Spring Bonus time; 15% off this weekend for Rouge, VIB and Insiders. So, what are you buying?
Answer: I have quite a few things in my cart (no surprise!) But here are the things that I’m sure are coming home with me, and I suggest you take a look at too…
Shiseido Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ for Face/Body ($40) – I’ve got two beach trips coming up and an aversion to sunscreen (terrible, I know.) But I’ve heard this Shiseido version is perfect for anyone who hates the look and feel of most SPFs. It’s clear and actually gets MORE effective when you get it wet.
Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion ($34) – As a long time Origins AND Dr. Weil fan, I’m super excited by the look of this lotion. More of a K-Beauty “essence” than a lotion, it’s a lightweight liquid that’s great for redness, and the dryness and irritation that accompanies it.
Laneige Eye Sleeping Mask ($34) – My eyes are SO puffy lately. Anything that’s billed as a “depuffer” is getting my attention. Plus, it has a ceramic tipped applicator that apparently feels uber-cool (literally and figuratively).
Pat McGrath Labs Mthrshp Sublime Bronze Ambition Eyeshadow Palette ($55) – You might ask: do I NEED another Pat McGrath palette? To which I’d answer: do not ask me such ridiculous questions!
BENEFIT COSMETICS Gold Rush Blush ($29) – I’m a sucker for Benefit’s blushes. Especially one described as a “warm golden nectar.”
Jo Malone London Plum Blossom Cologne ($140) – A sale is a great time for a splurge. And I can think of none more worth than a new Jo Malone cologne! Plum Blossom has notes of Yellow Plum, Plum Blossom and White Musk, and sounds like the perfect spring scent.
Here’s what was up with The League last week…
Slashed Beauty – Have you had your eye on the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat palette? Miranda shares swatches, three of her go-to looks using the palette, and whether or not it’s worth your money.
we heart this – Psst, you know The Lipstick League is having a mega beauty giveaway right now, right? 29 products worth $1000!
Blushing Noir – Just when you think it’s impossible to find a drugstore dupe for one of your favorite, high-priced lip liners you stumble upon a hidden gem!
EauMG – I have reviewed a niche perfume that has “living stallion” as an accord listed. Seriously. “Living stallion”.
My Beauty Bunny – is sharing her thoughts on the brand new launches from Physicians Formula. The 24 Karat serum is made with REAL GOLD!
Painted Ladies – Did I hear sale? Sephora’s Spring sale is here and Sheila has a list of makeup and beauty must haves to snag with your Sephora discount code.
Phyrra – Do you have a thing for Limited Edition Makeup or are you tired of it? Check out the Limited Edition Makeup Tag Video!
Prime Beauty – Looking to add some volume to your limp locks? I tried 3 products from the Nanogen Hair Thickening line and pumped up my volume!
Realizing Beauty – What are your thoughts on the monochromatic makeup trend? The Urban Decay Backtalk Eye and Cheek Palette is the perfect way to experiment with the look in beautiful tones of pink.
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Slashed Beauty is Currently Craving: Last week at the salon, my stylist used the Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-In Treatment on me and it transformed my hair! It’s a little pricey compared to what I normally spend on my hair products, but it left me with silky, shiny and totally frizz-free hair that I couldn’t stop running my fingers through. I need to get a bottle for myself so I can get that salon feel at home.
So, we heartsters: what are YOU buying at the Sephora VIB/Rouge sale? Share your picks in the comments!
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products