The Lipstick League – week of 10.1.18

Here’s what was up with The Lipstick League last week… Phyrra – I’ve switched up my skincare routine for Fall, have you? Check out my Fall Skincare Routine for Dry Skin! Prime Beauty – I love it when a beloved YouTuber has an opportunity to collaborate with a beloved brand! YouTuber Emily Noel collaborated with Makeup Revolution to create this travel-friendy Emily Edit The Needs Palette. Find out if YOU need it. we heart this – shimmer, glimmer, glitter…we’re talking all that twinkles in these new beauties from Pixi Beauty. Beautygeeks – has a tale of acetone and nail-polish fumes, pollen and dust and toxic-mold exposure, and Manigeek’s new No.1 fan. Blushing

Want to Dry Nails FAST? Go Old School

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.27.18 Help a Blogger Out: Sheila from Painted Ladies says “I need a great fast drying top coat that’s budget friendly – help my nails out!” Well Sheila, it’s not quite a top coat, but I have never found anything to dry my nails faster than that good ol’ nail salon standard: DeMert Nail Enamel Dryer. I’ve tried all kinds of liquid

The Beauty Product I Wanted to Love, But Didn’t…

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 9.3.18 Question of the Week: Name the last beauty product you REALLY wanted to love, but didn’t. Answer: Despite multiple recommendations by Hourglass makeup artists, and assurances that even my oily-skinned, primer-phobic self would love it; I do not love Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. I’ve read tons of reviews from people with oily skin who adore this product. But for me, all I feel is the silicone in it. So for me, it just didn’t work out. But that’s ok. Hourglass and I are hot and heavy on tons of other products; like every Ambient Lighting powder version EVER. Here’s what happened

HELP! What Can I Do For My Dry Chapped Lips?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.6.18 New feature from the Lipstick League: Help a Blogger. Jen from My Beauty Bunny says “My lips are always chapped! What lipsticks do you recommend for dry lips?” Answer: Well, my dear bunny boo…I don’t recommend lipstick for chapped lips! You need to skip the lipstick and deal

My Summer Beauty Wardrobe; Starring IT Cosmetics, Hourglass and Surratt Beauty

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.21.18 Question of the Week: It’s the unofficial start of beach season! What are some of your favorite summer beauty products… Answer: I’ve got a new summer beauty wardrobe that I don’t see leaving my face all summer long… • The new IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer ($30) adds a luminous, light bronzy sheen to your skin and smells like coconut! And like the entire Bye Bye Pores line, it really does soften pores a TON. • Surratt Beauty Prismatique Lipstick in Haute Monde ($36) is the summer lipstick

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,

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

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

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 $

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

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

Need it NOW: Natasha Denona Joya eyeshadow palette

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.6.17 Question of the Week: We’ve got one more weekend for the Sephora Rouge 20% off sale. What the one item that you think everyone should pick up? Answer: I’ll give you TWO items! The Natasha Denona Holiday Eyeshadow Palette in Joya ($48) is a thing of beauty. Unexpected colors, incredible pigment and just the kind of bling

Favorite Beauty Store: Blue Mercury

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.23.17 Question of the Week: You are awarded a $250 gift card to any beauty store you choose. What’s the store and what do you buy? Answer: That’s easy, my favorite beauty store is Blue Mercury. I ADORE these stores; high end products galore, many locations with a spa, and the nicest staff around. And, if you order online you get three deluxe samples that actually come with your order. (Yes Sephora, I’m chastising you!) I’d get a facial with my gift certificate, then splurge on some Darphin on

What’s Your Favorite Fall Lipstick?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.16.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite fall lipstick shade? Answer: I love a vampy lip in the fall. It’s perfect to peek out behind cowl necks, scarves and layers. Kevyn Aucoin Bloodroses is one that I turn to over and over. You can find this perfect deep burgundy red in The Expert Lip Color, Lip Liner, Sensual Lip Stain AND The Lip Gloss. In case you haven’t figured it out already, it’s

Masacra, Lipstick, Eye Shadow: one must go…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 10.9.17 Question of the Week: Mascara, lipstick, eye shadow: you have to eliminate one from your routine FOREVER. Which would you chose? Answer: I do not like having to make this decision one bit! But I’m going to be methodical about it. No way the answer is lipstick. I’d break the rules and be in beauty jail within a day. And I can’t imagine a world of plain eyelids. What a boring place that would be! So, although the thought of naked lashes is tough, I gotta say mascara. I

What’s The Best Beauty Tip You Ever Got?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 9.25.17 Question of the Week: Share a beauty tip that REALLY helped you… Answer: It’s got to be the tip that helped me get my acne in check: Don’t wash your face in the AM, use only toner. Here’s how it was explained to me: You just washed your face 8 hours ago when you went to

What’s Your Ultimate Beauty Destination?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 9.11.17 Question of the Week: If you could travel anywhere in the world with the sole purpose of buying beauty products, where would you go and why? Answer: I almost said New York…but I’m going to have to go the old school route and say Paris. Just to go to a French Pharmacy alone, Doux Jesus! Here’s what was up with The League last week… Blushing Noir – Talking about everything little thing Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture; a full review on all the things (even

What’s Your Take on Organic Beauty Products?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.10.17 Question of the Week: Is a beauty product being labeled green, natural or organic a selling point for you? Answer: 5 years ago, the answer would have been “Nope, I buy what I like.” But as I get older/smarter I find that it really does mean something to me. Skin is your body’s largest organ, it makes sense to treat it well. So I have been reaching for products with minimal nasties more and more. And if the ingredients are harvested in sustainable, ethical ways, without animal testing, that means even more

Summer must-have: Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Rolling

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.3.17 Question of the Week: If you could only wear one lipstick/gloss/balm for the rest of the summer, what would you pick? Answer: I’m going to be calculated with this answer and choose Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Rolling ($35). It’s the perfect peachy nude so it will go with everything. And it’s an uber-glossy lipstick/gloss hybrid that gives you shiny pigment so it’s the best of both worlds! Plus, isn’t the packaging divine? I feel fancy every time I pull it out

What’s Your Current Beauty Phase?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.16.17 Question of the Week: We all go through phases when it comes to beauty products, so tell us what you’re current beauty phase? Makeup? Skincare? Fragrance? Haircare? Or…? Answer: My lipstick phase doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. The pleasure to price ratio is always in your favor! I appreciate that. Here’s what was up with The League last week… Nouveau Cheap – Ulta has added so many new brands to their website over the past few months, but

A Disco Ball Explosion: Smith & Cult Vegas Post Apocalyptic Nail Lacquer

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.9.17 Question of the Week: What was the last bottle of nail polish that you purchased? Answer: On a recent visit to Blue Mercury I picked up Smith & Cult Vegas Post Apocalyptic Nail Lacquer ($18). It’s described as a ultra-fine holographic lavender glitter in a clear base. And it has a TONS of glitter, like a disco ball exploded. Obsessed! two coats over a sheer nude