The Lipstick League // Week of October 10, 2016

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Question of the Week:What’s your current go-to highlighter? If you don’t have one, tell us about the last highlighter you purchased. I’m starting to feel like my highlighter collection is taking over my life… in that it’s entirely possible that I have more highlighters than lipsticks. With that being said the one I’ve been using the last few days is from the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection and it’s in the Peach Face Compact in the shade Tutu. OMG you guys… pair it with Sweeet Vision Magic Dust Powder and it’s heaven. I’ll have the review, pics and swatches up this week, but for now check out my Instagram for sneak peeks!


Blushing Noir – Your perfect cat eye is simply two products away AND you can get it at the drugstore!

Clumps of Mascara – I mean, my goodness! How many charcoal masks does anyone need? Personally I could hoard a few dozen, but this one? This one will always be a staple.

EauMG – Sometimes I want to smell like a Mediterranean shoreline or strawberry jam but there are a lot of days where I feel like smelling like PERFUME. On these days, I’m thankful for fragrances like this one by French brand, Chabaud.

Gouldylox – I’ve tested a lot of mascaras this year! Wondering which ones earned a permanent spot on my vanity? Check out my list of the best no-flaking, long wearing, lash-sculpting mascaras!

My Beauty Bunny – I’m so excited for the Do Good. Be Green conference being hosted by Love Goodly on November 5th. Enter my giveaway to win a ticket and come see me!

My Newest Addiction – Laura shares her new favorite fall fragrance, Ralph Lauren Tender Romance!

Nouveau Cheap – I didn’t use up any makeup in September, but I kicked butt on haircare and skincare (and by “kicked butt” I mean I actually finished some stuff). Check out my September Empties here.

Olive & Ivy – Should the Tarte Kiss & Blush Cream Cheek & Lip Palette be on YOUR beauty shopping list? Come find out!

Phyrra – Do you want beautiful eyeshadow? You need to see the Aromaleigh Insectarium Collection! It has bright duochromes, neutral duochromes, and essential mattes, perfect for work or a night out.

Prime Beauty – is loving the rich jewel tones of Mirabella’s Masquerade Collection.

we heart this – Stef gave Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss a spin and TOTALLY gave her hair a fall makeover. Check out the before and after pics!

Beautygeeks – talks to one woman about her thinning hair and Rogaine for Women experience.

Beauty Junkies Unite – See why Amber thinks the new Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics palette is the ultimate shadow palette to pair with your existing eyeshadow collection!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


Blushing Noir is Currently Craving:Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks! I’ve heard amazing things and basically want them all!

The Lipstick League // Week of October 3, 2016

The Lipstick League – week of 10.03.16


Question of the Week:Quick polish check (because we’re nosy like that)! What’s currently on your tips and toes? I have OPI Squeaker of the House on my toes and OPI Suzi – The First Lady of Nails on my fingers (both from the Washington DC Collection)!


Beauty Junkies Unite – The LORAC Mega Pro 3 palette is here, Amber has an up-close and personal look at it to share with you! Don’t miss the swatches of those shimmering shades — they’re hot stuff!

Blushing Noir – With holiday collections releasing rapidly it’s hard to figure out what the best products are. I’m making it easy to shop by listing the current top 16 Holiday Makeup Must Haves …aka the ONLY wish list you need!

Gouldylox – I tried two trendy hot tools to see if either could deliver the looks they promised. I think one was a home run and one was just ok. Check it and let me know what you think!

My Beauty Bunny – Kat Von D has a new limited edition liquid lipstick benefiting chimpanzees in need. Read more about the mission and what I think of the formula!

My Newest Addiction – Laura talks about thirty-something skincare routines!

Nouveau Cheap – I’m totally obsessed with this affordable lipstick & lipgloss storage hack, which you can probably find right at your local craft store for under $10.

Olive & Ivy – I am crushing HARD on the new NARS Velvet Lip Glides, and for good reason (actually, several good reasons). Find out why!

Phyrra – Tired of smoky eyes? Try the Smoky Lip Tutorial. It’s the best new Fall beauty trend!

Prime Beauty – is going gaga over the new BECCA Limited Edition Blushed With Light Palette! Three beautiful blushes for a luminous, lit-from-within glow!

we heart this – If you’ve ever thought about getting injectables (Restylane, Dysport and the like), check out Stef’s before and after photos to see if you think the results are worth it.

Beautygeeks– got clay in her hair again, but this time she liked it, she really, really liked it!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


Beauty Junkies Unite is Currently Craving: I really want to get the new Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask on my bathroom counter, STAT! I hear it’s fantastic, plus, it smells AMAZING!

The Lipstick League // Week of September 26, 2016

The Lipstick League – week of 09.26.16


Question of the Week:When it comes to haircare, what styling product are you reaching for the most these days? TBH it’s more of a tool. The InfinitiPRO by Conair Diamond Brilliance Diamond-Infused Ceramic Smoothing Hot Brush has been a surprise MAJOR favorite of mine lately. When I want more volume at the crown I do apply some mousse when my hair is wet, but if I’m just looking for day-to-day straight, smooth hair… this brush is the ticket – all on it’s own.


Blushing Noir – Fall is here and red lips are where it’s at! If you’re into pigment and comfort grab you some MAC Liptensity Lipstick shades!

Clumps of Mascara – Because let’s face it…sometimes those pores greet people before you can. There isn’t one way to minimize them so I’ve compiled a list of several ways.

EauMG – I’ve been impressed with so many new perfume releases over the past few months, like this one by Elizabeth & James.

Gouldylox – This powder foundation is actually as buildable, beautiful and long wearing as they promise. (And I hate powder foundations!)

My Beauty Bunny – The pumpkin pie body scrub from The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty is perfect for PSL season!

Nouveau Cheap – Can the Target Cartwheel app get any better? Actually, yes. It can! Here’s the scoop on the new Cartwheel Perks program that may be coming to your phone soon (I’m in a test market, so I have early access).

Olive & Ivy – The L’Occitane holiday advent calendar is finally out!!! Check out a spoiler of what’s in it this year here.

Phyrra – I’ve fallen hard for the new Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette. Find out what makes it the perfect eyeshadow palette!

Prime Beauty – is totally smitten with the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for September. A little fashion, a little beauty, a few practical items and yummy snacks make for a fabulous subscription box. Read her review and get $5 off your first box!

we heart this – for when you want to get in on the micellar water craze, but you’re also super lazy…

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

The Lipstick League // Week of September 19, 2016

The Lipstick League – week of 09.19.16


Question of the Week: Which holiday makeup collections are you the most excited about (so far)? Why? Urban Decay is the only one I’ve seen in person and played around with – especially the Lipstick Palettes… never in my life would I ever think I’d be okay with a Lipstick Palette… let alone love one… but they’re a great deal and not messy! WIN times two!


we heart this – Stef shares her before and after pics from her CoolSculpting sessions (a procedure which literally freezes fat away.) You’ll be amazed at the results!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber is crazy about these 7 new affordable SEPHORA Favorites sets that are limited edition, and contain the hottest trending products in beauty today!

Blushing Noir – No matter how you like to style your hair the quicker the better! Use these top tools from InfinitiPRO by Conair to make life a lot easier!

Clumps of Mascara – When Zoya says one coat cream, they MEAN it. Between that and their metallic holographics, I just can’t get enough of this Urban Grunge collection.

Gouldylox – Revamp your makeup with these beauty steals for around $10. I’ve got the most beautiful nude lipcolor, too!

My Beauty Bunny – Trouble putting on false lashes? Roxette has a quick and easy tutorial featuring the new Urban Decay UrbanLash falsies!

Nouveau Cheap – If you haven’t seen the new Wet n Wild Holiday 2016 Limited Edition Sequins & Stardust Collection yet, then what are you waiting for? Click right here and check it out (it’s gorgeous)!

Olive & Ivy – If you have dry skin like I do, check out my night-time skincare routine! These products have been working wonders for me.

Phyrra – Heard of Gallany? I’ve got a great Easy Daytime Makeup Tutorial to share with this new brand!

Prime Beauty – missed her flight to the Rio Olympics (yeah, riiight) but she’s bringing a bit of Brazil home with her in the form of Sol de Janerio Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


we heart this is Currently Craving: a foot mask! I’ve used masks on my hands, face and hair…my feet are feeling a little left out. Sephora has a lavender scented one for just 5 bucks that WILL be mine.

The Lipstick League // Week of September 12, 2016

The Lipstick League – week of 09.12.16


Question of the Week:Do you think it’s important that body wash and body lotion scents complement each other? Or match? I think it’s more important they complement … if they match it’s okay too, but if they complement each other you can make a whole new scent that might suit you even more! Make it your own! 😉


Prime Beauty – is loving the new DermOrganic Color Care line for her “faux” blonde locks! The gift with purchase from ULTA Beauty didn’t hurt either!

we heart this – we discovered a drugstore product that slays dry skin, SLAYS IT! And we want to give you $100 in products from the line. Enter the giveaway here.

Beautygeeks – has discovered she’s been using bobby pins all wrong – and you probably have been, too. (Yep, you have.)

Beauty Junkies Unite – I had a pretty amazing laser peel done a few months ago, it’s a new laser technology called HALO — and I’m dishing on my entire experience and results!

Blushing Noir – A full & honest review of the Too Faced The Power of Makeup Palette by NIKKIETUTORIALS. That’s all you can ask for, right?

Clumps of Mascara – Makeup is one thing. But when it comes to skincare and especially BABY skincare, mama doesn’t mess around. I’m SO surprised at how well enjoyed this.

EauMG – I love this perfume because it reminds me of a dessert that I’ve never had but really hope is a real thing – rose cotton candy!

Gouldylox – I’m putting away everything else and making life more simple with these four products. Too good to be true? It’s not if we are talking lashes!

My Beauty Bunny – Jen bares all (okay her face anyway) to show you the REAL before and after results from her Clear + Brilliant laser treatment at CRMC Los Angeles.

Nouveau Cheap – Revlon has some new products (and new shades of existing products) that are setting off my inner “gotta have it” alarm. Check out the new Kiss Balms and more here.

Olive & Ivy – Have you tried any of Kat Von D’s new complexion products? Check out this review before you do!

Phyrra – Looking for a single palette that has the best of Fall colors? The Honest Beauty Falling For You Palette has every shade you’ll need to create beautiful, complete looks!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

The Lipstick League // Week of September 5, 2016

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Question of the Week:What’s your favorite fragrance to wear during late summer/early fall? I tend to stick to my favorite Chanel Chance EDT year round (though I’d personally consider the fragrance geared more toward Fall/Winter), but this year I was introduced to Armani Sun di Gioia (which I talked about on my Instagram) and it’s the perfect Summer-to-Fall transition scent.


Phyrra – Want to glow on a budget? I’ve got the Best Highlighters for Under $10!

Prime Beauty – plays in the mud and comes out glowing! You’ve got to try Farmhouse Fresh Peat Perfection Mask!

we heart this – A haircare line that’s covered in vintage babes and has an ambassador who defines the word “fearless”…meet Beauty & Pin Ups!

Beauty Junkies Unite – The sun is still blazing in SoCal, which means hair color doesn’t get a break! See what haircare combo Amber is using to keep her color true.

Blushing Noir – There’s really nothing “basic” about the new Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette. Even if you have Basics 1 and 2 – you’ll need to add Ultimate to your makeup collection ASAP!

Clumps of Mascara – Okay, glow girls and boys, the MAC Taraji collection has finally hit stores and I can’t get enough of those beautiiiiiful MSFs.

EauMG – I’ve tried the newest perfume from Tom Ford which I’ve heard described as “love it or hate it”. Follow this link to find out if I love or hate Orchid Soleil!

Gouldylox – Have dry, frizzy hair that can’t be tamed? I found the three products that are worth their weight in gold to anyone who suffers from dry hair.

Nouveau Cheap – If the idea of coconut and blueberry together in one lip balm sounds yummy to you, then you might want to check this one out.

Olive & Ivy – I’m sharing my back to school beauty must-haves and hosting a GIVEAWAY for some of them!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


Phyrra is Currently Craving: The Urban Decay Moondust Palette is perfect for adding a touch of glam to your eyeshadow looks! Galaxy is out of this world. I love it!

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The Lipstick League // Week of August 22, 2016

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The Lipstick League – week of 08.22.16


Question of the Week:What are your current favorite limited edition products?There are so many. Doesn’t it seem like everything is limited edition lately? The first things to pop into my head are the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Splits because the quality was awesome and even better than the Face Palette as well as the Urban Decay Holiday 2016 Collection (posts coming all next week). Not all of UD Holiday is LE, but it’s all gorgeous so I’m grouping it. 😉


Olive & Ivy – The Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks are to. die. for. They have a creamy, hydrating and good-for-you lipstick formula that will keep you going back (to Sephora, haha) for more!

Phyrra – No more trying to find the perfect brow pencil for me! I share my Microblading Eyebrows video. You need to see the before and after!

Prime Beauty – found a real beauty bargain for only $10! It’s the Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Blush Palette and it’s a highlighter, blush and bronzer palette all-in-one!

we heart this – is pretty hooked on the co-founder of Urban Decay, Wende’s Top 10 Vice Lipstick shades. We heart her top picks!

Beautygeeks – eyed the NARS Audacious Fall 2016 collection with anticipation: the lipstick shades are swoonworthy, but is the deepest hue of the new Brow Defining Cream a cool enough dark brown?

Beauty Junkies Unite – You don’t have to kiss the carefree, sunny days of summer goodbye if you scoop up these products that remind Amber of summer year-round!

Blushing Noir – Six gorgeous pink lipsticks are available now from L’Oreal and if you’re someone who has trouble wearing a strong matte lip these make that transition a whole lot easier!

Clumps of Mascara – Oh Milani, you really know how to make a lipgloss lover happy. These Matte Metallic Lip Cremes are faaaabulous.

EauMG – Here’s my comprehensive guide to fig perfumes!

Gouldylox – Ready for September? Check out the stencils (!!), mascara and oil that will make mornings so much easier.

My Beauty Bunny – I’m often asked about my cruelty-free foundations faves. To help you find the perfect match, I’ve made a list of my ride or die, holy grail formulas: All Time Best Cruelty-Free Foundations.

My Newest Addiction – It is a busy world we live in so Laura shared 5 quick and easy ways to relax. Of course one of them involves skincare masks!

Nouveau Cheap – It’s official: the Fall 2016 Ulta 21 Days of Beauty event begins on September 4th. Would you like to see the full calendar of one-day-only Beauty Steals? Of course you would!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


Olive & Ivy is Currently Craving: The Tarteist Metallic Shadows! I can’t even pick a single shade because WOW, these are stunning.

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The Lipstick League // Week of August 15, 2016

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The Lipstick League – week of 08.15.16


Question of the Week:What is your ride-or-die eyeliner (the one that is 100% dependable and never lets you down)? I reach for Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil the most (the deep bronzey brown shades get me the most)… and I also love the new Chanel Stylo Yeux formula… BUT the one that has always had my heart is MAC Teddy Eye Kohl with Powersurge at a close second. They don’t stay in the waterline all day but they do just as well as the other I mentioned. I recently ran out and I keep forgetting to repurchase at the store. I should just order right now, because damned if I don’t miss them!


Nouveau Cheap – Do you ever want to spend less than ten bucks at Ulta but still come home with something worthwhile that you’ll actually use? If so, then you should give my under $10 favorites from Ulta a look!

Olive & Ivy – It’s official… Good Luck Trolls could be the cutest MAC collection ever!

Phyrra – Lost on where to start with red lipstick? Check out the Best Red Lipsticks for Fair Skin!

Prime Beauty – has discovered the BEST instant tanner ever! Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 week Tan Mousse is so easy to apply and so natural looking, it’s amazing. Cindy loves it so much she is giving one away for you to try for yourself!

we heart this – Sick of superheroes? We feel you, but not so fast. Have you seen the IT Cosmetics Superhero eye shadow palette?

Beautygeeks – is obsessed with all these waterproof coloured liners for all-day wear (and for sneezy, allergy-eyes), as well as a waterproof eye makeup remover that doesn’t upset her sensitive skin.

Beauty Junkies Unite – It only took one night for Amber to get hooked on this: LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

Blushing Noir – The MAC It’s a Strike Collection wasn’t a perfect score, but luckily it was a product that was easily fixed… call it a spare 😉

Clumps of Mascara – won’t tell you how long she goes between washing her brushes but when she does wash them…Sigma Brush Cleaning Glove is pretty epic!

Gouldylox – FINALLY! An amazing concealer made with a more mature woman in mind. If you want full coverage, no creasing and extra plumping and moisture, this is it!

My Beauty Bunny – Ready to see an amazing, colorful, shimmering eye shadow palette? Of course you are. Check out our Kat Von D Serpentina Palette Review and Tutorial!

My Newest Addiction – If you get confused with your skincare routine then you need to check out the 7 Important Skincare Steps that Laura shared this week!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


Nouveau Cheap is Currently Craving: popular K-beauty brand It’s Skin Cookie & Body Ice Cream. It’s a body cream that looks and smells like cookies & cream ice cream, and the “soft cookie chip pieces” melt into the skin during application. Oh and the packaging looks like a pint of ice cream. #NEED

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The Lipstick League // Week of August 8, 2016

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The Lipstick League – week of 08.08.16


Question of the Week:Do you use cotton pads at any point in your skincare routine? If yes, do you have a favorite brand or type? I do use them for when I apply toner. I like Murad Clarifying Toner and use it at least once a day. As for the cotton pads I just buy whatever brand they have at Walmart.

My Newest Addiction – Laura is a stickler for a solid skincare routine. This week she shared her daily skincare routine with Cetaphil and she has a fun giveaway in it for you!

Nouveau Cheap – Have you explored the Amazon Handmade department yet? Think Etsy, but on Amazon. Here’s my review of a makeup brush roll that was handmade by an Amazon Artisan (and it’s under $20)!

Olive & IvyThis local gem of a green beauty heaven is a MUST visit if you’re ever in Vancouver. And even if you’re not, they have an online store too! Obsessed.

Phyrra – Looking for the perfect pale foundation? I’ve found it with the new Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation! I give it an extensive wear test, plus share the best tools for perfect application.

Prime Beauty – is thrilled with the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for July! It’s full of summer fun and fabulousness!

we heart this – we’ve got the lowdown on the classic Clinique 3-step skincare system and a giveaway for anyone with dry skin (worth $77!)

Beautygeeks – is flirting hard with a New-and-Sexy, but has no intention of giving up her current love. Solution? A lash-fluttering three-way, of course.

Beauty Junkies Unite – If you like pretty blushes paired with gorgeous highlighters — you’re in luck! Check out the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos. They’re epic!

Blushing Noir – Live Long and Prosper! Take a look at some swatches of the upcoming MAC Star Trek Collection & see what’s on my wishlist!

EauMG – You can spend a lot to smell like fresh, bitter neroli but you don’t have to! Here’s a budget-friendly perfume that I keep reaching for on these hot, humid days.

Gouldylox – No matter what you did to your skin over the summer, I’ve found five products to help you undo all of the damage.

My Beauty Bunny – I firmly believe that beauty (and happy, healthy skin and hair) starts on the inside. If you do too, you’ll want to check out our CORREXIKO Skin Supplement Review and Giveaway!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


My Newest Addiction is Currently Craving: Laura gets lusty over Chanel and the Candeur Et Experience quad is no exception.

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The Lipstick League // Week of August 1, 2016

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The Lipstick League – week of 08.01.16


Question of the Week:Are you loyal to one eyeshadow primer or do you like to hop around and try new things? What’s your holy grail eyeshadow primer (or your favorite of the moment)?Urban Decay Primer Potion is really the only primer that I’ve been loyal to for multiple years. I do also like some of the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots and Benefit Air Patrol. OH and I haven’t review it yet but Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer feels sticky but it’ll hold your look on all freaking day.

My Beauty Bunny – Searching for a full coverage foundation? Look no further than the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation! We’ve got the details and a look at the coordinating Vanish Foundation Brush.

My Newest Addiction – Makeup is fun but becoming dependent on it is not. Laura talks about breaking up with your makeup and has a fun giveaway where 3 people can win $500!

Nouveau Cheap – A gel-to-oil cleanser in beautiful packaging for under $15 at Target? Sounds pretty awesome, but does it actually work?

Olive & Ivy – If you haven’t tried these NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balms yet, you are seriously missing out. One of my absolute FAVE beauty products!

Phyrra – Are you dying to know how to contour for your face shape? I can help! Check out my Pale Girl’s Guide to Contouring! I show the best tools and how to use them, too.

Prime Beauty has very specific criteria for her mascara. See if PÜR Cosmetics Big Look Mascara passes her test!

Beautygeeks – What does cheese in a sandwich have to do with nail polish basecoat? Celebrity manicurist Mar y Soul explains in the first of these short videos on how to achieve your best DIY manicure..

Blushing Noir – OTHER LEVEL METALLIC. The latest limited edition eyeshadows from NARS are eye-catching, reflective and shimmery in every amazing way imaginable.

Clumps of Mascara – What do my purple hair and MAC Cosmetics have in common? Mmm…

Gouldylox – Go back to school with these beauty hacks that will help keep your life/school balance in check.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)


My Beauty Bunny is Currently Craving:tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter. The latest highlighter from tarte is on my wish list! I love that it has a universal shade – for any skin tone.

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