The Lipstick League – week of 10.31.11

Boo! Not to scare all you lovelies but I wanted to share my Halloween costume this year, a Día de Muertos (Day Of the Dead) Skeleton. It was very cool in color (I did red eye sockets) but I loved this antique sepia version my friend shot. So old timey! And check out the pics from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery annual celebration.

Ok, on to The League…

Question of the Week: – Is there a part of your beauty routine that you absolutely will not skip, even when pressed for time?

Answer: If I’m pressed for time, I bring my makeup with me and do it in the car or parking lot! I generally don’t show my face without at least powder, liner, mascara and a quick slick of gloss.

Phyrra – hears all the juicy gossip about Rockeresque Beauty Co. from Issanna!

Vampy Varnish – loves the new Colorburst Lip Butters from Revlon!

we heart this – declares Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash and Kohl Pencil the new dynamic duo. Take that Batman and Robin!

Beauty Junkies Unite – See if Maybelline’s new Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara delivers…lots of lashes!

Clumps of Mascara – is a mascara fanatic who is in love with mascara primers. But is Clinique’s Lash Primer really worth your money though?

EauMG – reviews Prada’s newest perfume, Candy.

Krasey Beauty – No doubt about it, you need to get involved with Illamasqua’s Theatre of the Nameless Collection.

Lipglossiping – lifts the lid on the latest launch from Lanolips. Try saying that without your teeth in!

Nouveau Cheap – has swatches and official info about her newest obsession: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters.

Pink Sith – Shares with you her review of Maison Lancôme Gentle and Long Lasting Powder Blusher AND a sociology lesson on the shopping habits of the Aboriginal Makeup Junkie.

How about you readers, Is there a part of YOUR beauty routine that you absolutely will not skip, even when pressed for time?

stef

stef

Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world...
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products
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16 thoughts on “The Lipstick League – week of 10.31.11”

  1. irene

    I had a funny feeling as the montitor screen started to scoll over the picture above that was going to be you! I cannot wait to see more! @stef – You look spookie adorable!
    I will not skip using facial moisturizer, and foundation – i’m super flushed without it! No matter where I am, I will always have makeup with me so I can add mascara and lipstick or balm too. Unless I’m swimming then I only wear waterproof mascara! :)

  2. irene

    @stef, in this sitting, you look like you’re about twelve years old! How’d ya keep a straight face? Must be the non-smile-pout you have on in the photo.. like the really old family portraits.. Never understood why everyone was supposed to look so unhappy back in the 20’s? I have a photo of my grandmother when she was about four and her siblings sitting with their parents and they look scared stiff, like no one was allowed to smile, God forbid!
    I guess, Allen Funt’s famous slogan, “Smile you’re on Candid Camera” would not be acceptable then.

    1. katezena

      @irene – People didn’t smile in portraits from the 1830s to about the late 20s because taking a photo took a long time back then. Photography technology didn’t really advance in leaps and bounds until the 30s. Sitting for a photograph portrait took a few hours.It involved a long, complicated process. A person can’t smile for that long so most people kept a neutral face because it was easier to hold. There was no such thing as a candid camera back then!

  3. katezena

    @stef – Your look is amazing. I thought my Black Swan makeup look was time consuming; this looks like it took even longer! I didn’t do a costume for my Black Swan because it was far too cold here and I was going to school in this makeup (i.e. there was no way in h, e, double snakes I was going to school in a leotard, poofy tutu, tights and ballet shoes. NO WAY. It would be A) too expensive and b) far too revealing.) I scared enough people with the makeup, ballerina bun and matte black nails.

    I generally skip nothing if I’m in a hurry. I don’t drive, so I just scoop it all in my purse and apply it in the car. Ha ha ha ha!

    1. sherrishera

      Ha! I did Black Swan, too. My costume was created the night before, though…I didn’t know if I would be able to make it out for the holiday and didn’t want to put a lot of $$ into a costume I wouldn’t be able to use. Even if it wasn’t too cold to go strapless in a bustier and tutu here, it wasn’t going to happen (I’m a DD). Makeup was the star (iI thought it would take hours but didn’t). I hot glued some feathers On an old black T to mimic a bustier, wore black flats and leggings, bought a $15 tulle petticoat and topped with a crown made of hacked up glittery artificial Christmas plants wrapped with floral wire around a plain headband. Totally cheap. I may not have been the best Swan, but I’ll take Most Creative!

  4. mandabear

    Awesome costume Stef!

    I really need my brows prettied up and problem spots concealed (including under eyes) before leaving the house. I know I always have a lipstick or gloss in my purse so I’m covered in that department :)

  5. krista

    I usually don’t skip concealer. That’s one thing I pretty much need to apply at home. I always keep a Fat Balm in Strawberry from Eyeko in my purse and it’s a great medium rose color that’s a cream blush and tinted balm, so if need be I can apply that in the car. If I’m in a hurry and actually remember to curl my lashes, I’ll do that, too. My peepers look better with curled lashes.

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, Stef. Your costume shall haunt my dreams FOREVER. *hides* :)

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  7. mandaleem

    Woah, that’s AMAZING @Stef ! Great job!

    I never skip sunscreen, mascara, and lip gloss. If I need the extra coverage I mix a little liquid foundation into my mascara. It’s just as fast but a little more refined.

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