5 Tips For Ladies Getting Started In Makeup

5 Tips For Ladies Getting Started In Makeup 

I love getting small gifts from friends, family and co-workers, but as a woman, those gifts tend to be either makeup or bath gift sets. Now that I think about it, I’m not sure if they’re trying to tell me something with those gifts or not. Anyway, if you’ve never really used makeup, you might be wondering what you’re supposed to do with 30 different colors of eyeshadow or 15 different shades of lip gloss.

No worries, I’m about to share with you the five best tips I received when I first started using makeup. Trust me, they make life much easier and your makeup will look amazing when you’re done.

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 142

NUANCE Salma Hayek Makeup Remover

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Clumps of Mascara – is running! Literally. The Iron Girl Clearwater race is in April and I can’t wait to run, walk and wog my way to the FINISH line.

EauMG – I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of posts featuring makeup products that match Pantone’s color of the year. Now let’s talk fragrance. Here’s my guide to perfumes that remind me the color Marsala.

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m not a pink lipstick kind of girl. But lately, everything is reach for is pinky pink. You’ve got to check out my favorites that are rocking my world.

Love for Lacquer – Looking for amazing Spring nail polish? The new KBShimmer collection will rock your world!

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CVS Beauty Buys + $50 gift card giveaway

CVS Beauty Club

As a Mom to a very talkative and energetic 2-year old, I love my me time, y’all. And it doesn’t have to be fancy. Shoot, a trip to CVS alone is considered a vacation to me. It happens often considering I’ve got a 3 CVS locations in a 10-mile radius. So when the fine folks at CVS/Pharmacy reached out wanting to do a little collaboration, I was like “Definitelyyyy!” 

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Go To Beauty Products That I Really Can’t Live Without

Top Go To Beauty Products

My Makeup Wars girls are coming together again to share some of their favorite Go To beauty products. I’ve got a list, y’all. And I mean an incredibly lengthy list. Since I’m forever trying new products, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I probably have more Go To goodies than the average beauty lover.

But for the sake of time, I have chomped this list down to 5 items that I go to just about every day and use alllllll the time. 

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 141

Maybelline Lash Sensational wand

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Is your dry skin driving you nuts right now? Old Man Winter is no match for the new L’Occitane Shea Butter Comforting Skincare Collection. See the full review & photos!

Clumps of Mascara – When you have a nail polish that has the same name as you, it has to be good…right? Check out Zoya’s Naturel Satins collection.

EauMG – Take the time to smell the roses! It’s annual Rose Week on EauMG! It’s a week long event of lovely rose perfume reviews.

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage – Aprill swatches the mysterious L’Oreal Smokissime Powder Eyeliner pens.

Gouldylox Reviews – Have you seen this $45 jar of Vaseline? It’s kind of the cutest thing ever. Would you ever spend that much money on Vaseline? (Having seen it in real life, I can honestly say I might.)

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 140

Mommy and daughter shoes

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Beautygeeks – If you habitually skip body lotion after your shower because you’re too rushed, this new Jergens Moisturizer for Wet Skin is a game-changer, even more-so than Olay Moisturerinse (discontinued anyway) and Nivea In-Shower Body Milk and Lotions (sorry, Nivea).

Beauty Junkies Unite – In 1983, I used to sneak my brother’s Grandma’s bottle of Vidal Sassoon shampoo in my bathtub and use it when I wasn’t supposed to. Now, that original cherry almond scent is coming back in updated Vidal Sassoon Shampoo & Conditioner formulas, and 7 year-old me couldn’t be more thrilled.

Clumps of Mascara – shows off more Shea Moisture Cosmetics awesomeness.

EauMG – Valentine’s Day is a week away! Treat yourself with these little lovely-scented luxuries.

Gouldylox Reviews – I always feel like sharing my thoughts with you when I read magazines, but I never do. That changed this week. Grab your People StyleWatch and let’s discuss.

Love for Lacquer – Looking for an affordable & moisturizing lipstick from the drugstore? How about these from the ELF Studio Line which are only $3!

My Newest Addiction – Have you seen the new Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars On The Go Palettes or Beach Sticks? Laura shows you Some Like It Hot and Moon Beach. GORGEOUS!

Nouveau Cheap – If you love the Disney Princesses and you love makeup brushes, get ready for cuteness overload.

Prime Beauty – asks if you really need a shave cream and what is a hair inhibiting gel? Find out the answer to these pressing questions!

Phyrra – Ever wondered who the best all around cruelty free drugstore brand is? Phyrra shares why she picks Nyx Cosmetics!

Vampy Varnish – The new Zoya Delight collection for spring 2015 truly is delightful!

we heart this – introduces a five ingredient product that will clear blemishes, smooth and tighten skin, diminish pores, exfoliate, tone, clarify and hydrate. Oh yeah, and it’s only $19.95! Check it out.

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

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Beautygeeks – I’m all about a specific sheet mask for therapeutic moisturizing right now, but my pal Tracy at BeautyReflections recently posted this great moisture-mask smackdown that reminds me that moisture masks in a tube are great options too.

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

Question of the Week:

How much time do you spend on
your skincare regimen each day?

B says, “About 10 minutes total. I do some massaging and cleansing in the morning and then I do the exact same thing at night. I really make sure to massage and moisture the décolleté, too.”

What about you?

See you next week!

Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 139

Red lipstick

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

we heart this – shows you a box of brushes so luxurious, they’re presented in satin! Prepare to “oooh”…

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber is giving 5 winners a $50 Walgreens gift card, and a mini Neutrogena prize pack! You know you want to enter! (ends 2/9/15)

Clumps of Mascara – is a married woman who had never worn a wedding dress before. Until this day.

EauMG – It’s another installment of In the House, a quick brand overview of some of my favorite indie and niche perfumes. This month’s focus is on Neela Vermeire Creations, a line of luxury perfumes inspired by the rich history and culture of India.

Gouldylox Reviews – More men wear makeup than you might think. When Howard Stern’s Sal Governale’s favorite concealer was discontinued, I rushed to find a new, perfect choice. Is his favorite your favorite?

Love for Lacquer – Ross & Rachel or Carrie & Big? The new Too Faced Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer Duos will make your heart explode!

My Beauty Bunny – Dropped a bundle on new hair color? Find out How To Keep Hail Color From Fading With Paul Mitchell and Quinoa!

My Newest Addiction – Excited about the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation? Laura shares her opinions and photos!

Nouveau Cheap – Free, unlimited 2-day shipping at Sephora for just $10 a year? Too good to be true? Check out >my first experience with the Sephora Flash subscription service and you be the judge!

Prime Beauty – gives the new LORAC Unzipped Gold Eye Shadow Palette a test drive. Is it worthy of it’s name? Find out!

Phyrra – Want to know the secret behind the name of Too Faced Better Than Sex? Find out that and much more from my Interview with Jerrod Blandino!

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

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this – we heart Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog (I know, who doesn’t?) This blogger babe knows her makeup AND her cats! We love when the two collide; like this post about the palettes from the Paul & Joe Menagerie Collection. Meow.

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

Question of the Week:

Are there any makeup looks you wish you could rock,
but feel like you can’t?

B says, “Crazy lip colors like green, pale pink and blue just don’t look right on me. I wish I could pull it off but noooope. I end up looking CRAZY. And not in a cool way.”

What about you?

See you next week!