Pat McGrath Labs is Worth. Every. SINGLE. Penny

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.7.18 Question of the Week: What’s the most expensive eye shadow palette you own, and is it worth it? Answer: It’s the beauty shown here, Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IV Eyeshadow Palette in Decadence. At $125, it’s a big splurge. But this is palette perfection! The pigment is off the charts,

It’s an Oldie, but a Goodie: My Favorite Liquid Lipstick

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.30.18 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite brand of liquid lipstick and why? Answer: I come back to Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22) almost every time! Here it is in Beso, the most lush, pure matte red EVER. This formula is everything you want in a liquid lipstick: long wearing (it stays put until you remove it) yet comfortable, (your lips don’t end up feeling like the Sahara in an hour). Here’s what was up with the League last week… Blushing Noir – You NEED to check out the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. Without giving too much

Proenza Schouler Arizona Hits All the Desert Notes

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.16.18 Question of the Week: What perfume is currently gracing your pulse points? Answer: Ever since the arrival of Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum ($100 for 1.7oz), I’ve worn nothing else! Made in France, but based on Arizona, the scent combines “living cactus flower and creamy orris accord.” This is one of the scents where I understand EXACTLY where the creators were coming from. To me,

Spill It: What’s in Your Purse?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.2.18 Question of the Week: Spill it; what’s in your purse right now? (beauty product-wise) Answer: I have a surprisingly low amount at the moment (no doubt because my Marc Jacobs bag is on the smaller side). But it’s still lip product heavy, per usual. Here are the highlights: Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance

Here’s What You Should Buy at the Sephora VIB Sale…

affiliate link 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

5 New Urban Decay Products You Need Now

press sample affiliate link Is it just us, or is Urban Decay really knocking it out of the park lately? They seem to have a new product every couple of weeks, each more fabulous than the last. Plus, their new products often have a nod to an existing product or are extensions to collections. So fans get

Lipstick League MEGA Giveaway: Win $1000 in Beauty Products

The Lipstick League has joined forces yet again! You know that we do that weekly with our blog posts, but this time we’ve done it for a MEGA giveaway (and I do mean mega.) The best beauty blogs in the biz have united to give away 29 beauty products with a more than $1000 retail value. That’s right, win this giveaway and you’ll

Three Key Spring Fashion Pieces You Need (and they’re all part of the Shopbop sale!)

press sample affiliate link It’s spring time in the California desert. The sun is shining, it’s 80 degrees, it’s gorgeous. But I know that’s not the case yet for a lot of you. So I thought we’d do some spring fashion shopping as a reminder that spring is coming. Really, it is. And what good timing, because there’s a Shopbop sale going on right now! CLICK HERE for all the details (exclusions, etc.) But here’s a cheat sheet, too: When: April 10th, 2018 – April 14th, 2018 What: 20% Off Orders Under $500 | 25% Off Orders of $

Which is better: Ulta or Sephora?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.12.18 Question of the Week: Which is better, Sephora or Ulta? Answer: Whew, that’s tough. I love that at Ulta you can get drugstore and prestige under one roof. And a bang trim if you need it! I also have to say Sephora hasn’t been treating me sweet lately. Shipping problems, plus I NEVER get

Space NK has the Best GIFT WITH PURCHASE available now!

press sample affiliate link On Feb 13, get ready to snag the mother of all GWP! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.5.18 Question of the Week: Have you ever bought a product JUST because you want the GWP (gift with purchase?) Answer: Oh, HELL yeah I have! And the gift with purchase going on right now at Space NK is so good, I think I may actually shop to get another one in addition to the press sample I was sent! Here’s the details… On Tuesday, February 13th, Space NK is hosting the “Spring Beauty Edit” event at its 28 US locations (freestanding boutiques, as well as Space NK inside select Bloomingdale’s). Customers can check out

What’s Your First Beauty Purchase of the New Year?

press sample affiliate link We’re Freaking Out over the Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Collection! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 1.1.18 Question of the Week: New year = new beauty! What’s going to be your first beauty purchase of the new year? Answer: If we didn’t get it as a press sample

Let’s Play: What’s in Your Purse?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.18.17 Question of the Week: What’s in your purse? Answer: Oh, I love playing “What’s in your purse?” Here’s what I found today… • MAC Blot Powder, Pressed – The BEST for keeping shine at bay. • Sara Happ The Lip Slip, One Luxe Balm – glossy moisture, I’m addicted! • Kiehl’s

One Last Shopping Hurrah: Sale is on Sale at Shopbop

affiliate link Did someone gift you money for the holidays and it’s ALREADY burning a hole in your pocket? I’m here to help! There’s a fabulous sale at Shopbop right now and I’ve got few suggestions in every price range. For the next 3 days it’s Sale on Sale time, folks… The Details Take an additional 25% off Shopbop sale items with the code: JOY25. Offer valid 12/26/17 through 12/28/17. Click HERE to check out everything on sale. You can save up to 75% off! A word to the wise: act FAST. Quantities are limited. If you see something you want, grab it while you

My Favorite New Beauty Product of the Year is…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.11.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite new beauty product of 2017? Answer: I can’t say anything but Pat McGrath Lipstick, both the velvety MatteTrance (shown above in 1995, a warm nude) and the shinier satin formula LuxeTrance. They’re hydrating (yep, even the matte), super pigmented and the shade range is bananas. Plus, I

Cold Weather Wrecking Your Skin? This $15 Product Will Save It…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.4.17 Question of the Week: What product is most helping your skin deal with the changing weather? Answer: I love a good exfoliator, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Pixi Glow Tonic is gentle enough for everyday use but

What If You Could Design Your Own Makeup Line…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.27.17 Question of the Week: If you got to design a makeup line, what would be the signature piece? Answer: I’m tempted to say a light nude lipstick or a warm pink blush. But I’m going to have to go with a pink watermelon lipgloss with fine gold shimmer. Ooo, see? I got excited just typing that! Here’s what was up with the League last week… Blushing Noir – Secret Santa Gift Exchanges got you down? NO WORRIES. These gift ideas are all perfect picks for any beauty lover, PLUS they’re all under $

28 Days to Better Skin, Here’s How…

This post is sponsored post by Olay, but all opinions are my own. I have a feeling we’re a lot alike, my dear we heartsters. When you lie down to sleep at night are you utterly exhausted? Because I am! I do so much every day between work, family and general life and yet, somehow I never seem to get caught up on my perpetual to-do list. Sound familiar? I always make time to take care of my skin, though. Not just because I’m

What’s Your Favorite Holiday Beauty Gift Set?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.20.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite holiday beauty gift set this season? Answer: Not quite a gift set, but I’m DYING over the Bobbi Brown Caviar and Rubies eye shadow palette ($75). I mean, will you

Want to Tell Your Skin to Calm Down? Read on…

This post is sponsored by Colorescience | All opinions are my own. I remember the first time rosacea came into my life. I was home from my college and my Mom and I went out to dinner. When the waitress came to our table and asked if we wanted drinks, I order a glass of wine and my Mom asked for iced tea. “What? You’re not having wine?” I asked. She told me wine was fine at home, but she got embarrassed at how red her face became as a result, so she avoided it in public. Secretly, I thought she was being silly. Flash forward 10 years and it became not

Beauty Product Thanksgiving…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.13.17 Question of the Week: If beauty products were like Thanksgiving dinner, what’s your gravy? (The product you use with/over EVERYTHING.) Answer: Yes, I’m talking about Kiehl’s Calendula Toner again. But it’s my gravy for sure, I can’t get enough! And it is indeed the only product that I use without fail EVERY day. (FYI, the REN Mask is no slouch either, though!) Here’s what was up with the League last week… we heart this – There’s a Beauty Advent Calendar this holiday season that’s

Must Have Holiday Beauty: Holiday Heroes Best of SPACE NK Set

press sample affiliate link $230 in luxury beauty, for just $99 It’s that magical time again: holiday gift sets. All your favorite beauty products bundled up with limited edition packaging…it’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed! If you’re looking to impress a beauty aficionado on your list, you can’t go wrong with anything from SPACE NK. From its beginnings 20 years ago in London, to the

Shopbop Holiday Gift Guide for EVERY Family Member on Your Shopping List

affiliate link Plus, details on the NEW Shopbop sale… Imagine taking care of ALL of your family holiday shopping with just one purchase. Not possible, you say? Totally possible, I tell you. Shopbop has items that will work for everyone on your list. And lucky for you: it’s Shopbop sale time! So not only can you take care of your whole crew in one shopping cart, you’ll save a ton of money too. First things first: CLICK

Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have Beauty Advent Calendar

press sample affiliate link The Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar Let’s just get this out of the way: You NEED this. You’ll want to get one as a gift (because you’re pretty much guaranteed eternal praise). But you? Yeah, you need it too. It’s the Skinstore 12 Miracles of Beauty Advent Calendar. It has 9 full size and 3 deluxe samples for $99 with free shipping. Go