Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 128

Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine Lipstain
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 – has found the best and cheapest glosses everrrrr. And they aren’t just glosses. They are stains, too!

EauMG – shares her “empties” from May. She actually emptied a bottle of perfume! Can you believe it?

Gouldylox Reviews – I’ve got a giveaway that every dad would approve of and it’s not too late to enter my Jord Watch giveaway!

My Beauty Bunny – Fashion blogger DressJessXO stops by and models all six hues of the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. From nude to bold to neon, you’ll find one that’s perfect for you.

Nouveau Cheap – Guess who’s the latest drugstore beauty brand to jump on the jumbo twist-up lip pencil bandwagon? If you’re not over twist-up lip pencils yet, take a look at these.

Pink Sith – asks which came first? The orange or Orange? Well no matter she’ll tell you all about A Girl’s Gotta Spa Energizing Citrus Body Lotion and it’s heavenly scent!

Prime Beauty – asks–does the new bareMinerals bareSkin foundation live up to the hype? Find out in her review!

Phyrra – Want bigger badder blacker lashes? Check out the new Urban Decay Perversion Mascara!

we heart this – got to attend the opening of Giada Las Vegas on behalf of Clariol Natural Instincts. If you like beauty, food and fun, sneak a peek at all the details!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Calling all Coke fans! You won’t want to miss the review & swatches of the OPI Coca-Collection!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Clumps of Mascara – Danielle from the Style & Beauty Doctor is giving us a sneak peek of LORAC’s Pro Palette 2. The verdict is in and it looks like the palette will be fantastic on women of all complexions.

 

Question of the Week:

You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore. Which do you keep??

B says, “That’s a tough one but I’ll have to go with high end. Cover FX and Urban Decay carry my favorite foundations at the moment and they aren’t drugstore.”

 

What about you? Drugstore foundation or high end foundation?

See you next week!

 

 

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The Bronzer That Is Sweet Enough To Eat. Almost.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

Bronzer season is in session and I couldn’t be happier! I got a sample of this Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer from Too Faced a few months back and with it came their darling little kabuki brush.

Too Faced kabuki brush

Too Faced CHOCOLATE SOLEIL MATTE BRONZER

First of all, can we talk about how much I still need to get that Chocolate Bar Palette in my life? Have you seen it? And part of the reason why I want it so much is because of the packaging. Yeah, I’m pretty sure the shadows are nice and the diversity of the shadows are great, but how wonderful is that palette? Cute stuff, yo. But it’s the bronzer that we’re talking about.

Too Faced matte bronzer

It’s not easy to wear matte bronzers. Especially if you’re like me and have pretty noticeable pores. But Too Faced did a bang up job with this one.

Too Faced Chocolate matte bronzer

The formulation promises to neutralize red and even skin tone and it has actual cocoa powder in it. Which is pretty cool, right? This Medium/Deep bronzer will likely work will for chicas a smidge lighter than me and maybe those a tad bit darker than me. I’m just excited to see a bronzer this dark and complementing for my complexion.

Bronzer swatch

I also love the absence of shimmer. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love a dose of gold in bronzers but it’s refreshing to see one that I can wear confidently and not have to worry about the disco ball effect.

Bronzer on cheeks

It’s one of those bronzers that goes nicely with my powder makeup routine. I’m a fan and for $30, it’s a steal.

Sweet stuff! Have you tried anything from Too Faced’s Chocolate collection?

 

 

 

 

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Why You Should Buy Wet ‘n Wild’s Fergie Lipstains

I feel like it has been forever since I’ve featured lip glosses on Clumps. I’ve really been wearing lipstick more these days but while rummaging around, I came across a few of these glosses that Wet ‘n Wild Cosmetics sent me some months ago. As an Amabassador for the brand, I have been so fortunate to get a peek of all of their newest products.

Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine Lipstain Collection

These lipstains launched months back and the color selection is just out of this word! I only have 5 of the shades here but there are more and they range from neutral/browns to hot pinks and reds. Great job with this, WnW!

Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine Lipstain

Ideally, what I gathered from these is that they are intended to be applied like a gloss but have the staying power of a stain. BUT, they are also shiny which means you aren’t going to get that super dry feeling that you may get from a lipstain. It’s an appealing concept. Especially for those of us who have perpetually dry lips.

Wet n Wil lipgloss swatches

What I don’t like about these is the spatula-like applicator. They distribute an uneven amount of gloss on the lips and it takes a bit of blotting to even thangs out. Not a major downer but it is definitely something to note. Wear-wise, though, these are fantastic. I can easily get a good 3-6 hours of wear of ‘em while not having to worry about them coming off of the lips.

Wet n Wild lipgloss

Even as the glossiness, fades away, the stain is still there. It works better than many higher-end stains that I’ve used! I didn’t have any issues with the scent and was happy to find that there wasn’t an overwhelmingly annoying smell or taste to them.


IMG_0Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine
And hello, they are $3.49. Crazy cheap! And they are a lot better than their MegaLast glosses. I so wish Wet ‘n Wild would add these to their website, but nope…nada. You can’t purchase them online either so your best bet is to head to your local Walgreens or CVS and scoop ‘em up.

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My Sparkling New KBShimmer nail polishes

KBShimmer

I don’t follow many nail polish blogs but I do live on Pinterest and ohmigoodness, every other day I would run across a pin showcasing a KBShimmer nail polish. Every time I turned around one of my beauty blogger friends was raving about the brand and I finally decided to take the jump and so I ordered three polishes.

KBShimmer nail polish

Okay, three polishes is nothing but at $7.50-$8.75 a polish, I really wanted to get a feel of the brand before I shelled out a ton of money. That said, I’m a big fan! Pt Young Thing got so much love from many bloggers and so I knew I had to scoop up that silver holographic. And I see why it is well loved.

KBShimmer Pt Young Thing

It’s a stunning holo. I don’t think it is any more holographic than some of my other silver holos, but it is pretty nonetheless. The formula is fantastic and while you can get away with 2 coats, I applied 3 for an extra measure.

KBShimmer A Touch of Glass

I’m not sure why I felt like I had to get A Touch of Glass. This light aqua mint cream isn’t heavily unique but I think I am a sucker for shades like this. Zoya’s Wednesday is a darker version of this but I think I like A Touch of Glass more. I love how glossy it is without needing a top coat.

KBShimmer Low and Be Bold

Low & Be Bold is by far one of the most stunning cobalt blues that I’ve ever owned. It is just soooo lovely! And don’t let my camera fool you. It is really much more vibrant in person. The jelly almost cream finish is just perfect.

I love supporting indie brands and will definitely be keeping an eye out for KBShimmer. And if nothing else, I have got to get some of those gorgeous glitters. She makes some of the best glitters I have ever seen!

Have you ever tried anything from KBShimmer?

 

 

Disclosure: I purchased these items with my own money, honey.

My Favorite Products of All Time. Like…Ever.

My poor baby, um…toddler has been sick for the past day and I did nothing but tend to her. My productive week went out of the window and I had grand plans of doing a fantastic look but well, family comes first. You get it, don’t you? And dude, nothing says love like allowing your child to throw up on you while you rub her back. I really must be a Mother because being covered in vomit wasn’t that big of a deal. I just wanted her to feel better. And she’s getting there.

Until I jump on the Productivity Train again, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite products of all time with you. This is such a short list. I mean very short. But these products are all thangs that I would purchase time and time again.

*Disclosure: The links above are affiliate links. If you click over and purchase, I may get a penny or two. Go ‘head and make me rich. :wink:

Mascara Monday: L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara

Mascara Mondays used to be a regular occurence here on Clumps of Mascara but uh yeah…I got lazy. Or overwhelmed. Or a combination of both. Whatever. But hey, I do have a review for you by way of a video!

L'Oreal Miss Manga mascara

If you don’t feel like hearing me ramble, know this…this mascara is pretty awesome. I will be reviewing a ton in the next few weeks but this will be the mascara that I wear when I’m not testing. Lovin’ the formula and the adorable packaging.

L'Oreal Miss Manga mascara display

I am feeling like a dummy that someone has to school me on what manga was. I get an F in Japanese Culture. Check out the review and let me know if you’ve tried this mascara or not. L’Oreal is really doing great things in the mascara department. Keep it up, L’O!


And other cool mascaras…

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 127

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 – has been all over these 4 skincare brands. Plus, a gel cream moisturizer? Doesn’t that just sound awesome?

EauMG – Who’s “In the House”? Arquiste Parfumeur is in the house! Here’s the second installment of this niche perfume “brand overview” feature on EauMG.

Gouldylox Reviews – Have you seen the Jennie Mai Better Than Sex Video? You need to check it out (and enter to win a Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced.) If your mascara had a voice, whose sexy voice would it have? Personally, I would hope for Charlie Hunnam and get Zach Braff.

My Beauty Bunny – Add a spring to your step this summer by winning a gorgeous pair of Sofia Z shoes! The vegan Gabriela heels feature a gold T-strap, faux stone detail and retail for $340!

Nouveau Cheap – Did the new L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara give me manga-character-inspired lashes? Click here to find out.

Pink Sith – shares 15 practical beauty uses for Coconut Oil!

Phyrra – shares her Top 10 Best Lip Pencils and Crayons. Find a new favorite!

we heart this – calling all evil queens, you may want to grab some of the MAC Maleficent collection before all the other beauties snatch it.

 

Question of the Week:

What’s the most underrated product in your beauty arsenal?

B says, “COVER FX’s Illuminating Powder. I purchased this a month or so ago and haevn’t reviewed it just yet but ohmigoodnessss! It is fantastic stuff. Why don’t more people use illuminators?”

 

What have you been usin’, lovelies?

See you next week!

VIDEO REVIEW: Cover FX Illuminating Powder

Some time ago my girl Courtney over at Phyrra.net held an event at Sephora for Cover FX. It was there when I fell in love with and purchased their glorious Illuminating Powder.

Cover FX Illuminating Powder

I’m a lover of blushes and bronzers and didn’t see a real need for something like this. Until I tried it on.

Cover FX Illuminating Powder compact

Retailing for $28, you can make a whole ‘lot of magic happen with this glorious powder. And I’m singing praises about it.

Cover FX Illuminating Powder on cheeks

Check out my video review below and for more information about this powder, visit here. And don’t even get me started on their Setting Powder. Looooove!