Tagged! This or That? My Beauty Preferences

Soooo, I was tagged by the ever so wonderful Cosmetic Passion and Married 2 Makeup. I won’t even tell y’all how long ago they tagged me because that would be embarrassing. Ha! I haven’t done one of these in so long so I am super excited. Yay! Let’s gooooo….

1. BLUSH or BRONZER?
Bronzer- For the most part, it’s hard to mess up and it gives my skin the perfect glow without much effort. I usually wear tarte’s Hotel Heiress daily.

2. LIPSTICK or LIP GLOSS?
Lipstick
- How about lip balms? Those are my true BFF’s! But if I really had to choose, I’d say lipsticks because of their staying power and their ability to change colors with the addition of a lipliner or gloss. But I will only rock a lipstick with a lip balm underneath.

3. EYELINER or MASCARA?

Eyeliner- I know…y’all are like, how can this be? Yes, yours truly prefers eyeliners over mascaras. Eyeliners are great at making me look awake. Without the definition they give me, I look like a corpse. No lie. I may leave the house without mascara on, but leaving the house without eyeliner hardly ever happens.

4. FOUNDATION or CONCEALER?
Concealer
- It is a well known fact that I am not a foundation wearer. Because of  my acne prone skin, less is more and I find regular use of foundation can be rather skin-clogging. I’d rather rock a concealer that matches my complexion (shout out to CoverFX!), put on the areas that need concealing and dust a powder all over. Easy peasy.

5. NEUTRAL or COLOR EYESHADOW?
Neutral- Don’t get me wrong, I love super bright eyeshadow looks but my personality is much more neutral these days. My POW comes in the form of outrageously bright lippies. 8)

6. LOOSE or PRESSED EYESHADOW?
Pressed – Loose shadows are too messy.

7. BRUSHES or SPONGES?

Brushes- ecoTools have the best!

 

Who do I tag? You! What are your favorites?

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 20

 

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!

 

Lipglossiping – is happy to embrace the new Autumnal lip shades from Clarins, maybe it’s because they remind her so much of Summer!

Nouveau Cheap – gives you a sneak peek at the EcoTools Limited Edition Holiday 2011 Beautiful Expressions Kabuki Set. Let’s just say you might want to keep this one for yourself.

Pink Sith – recommends that you get tucked into bed and snuggle up because she’s going to tell you a bedtime story about a pale Princess and a gallant Knight that saved the Princess with Le Metier de Beaute Creme Fresh Tints for cheeks and lips!

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty found a product that combines her two true loves–wine and skincare! Caudalie Vinoperfect Perfecting Day Cream is a triple threat; moisturizer, primer and skincare treatment in one sweet multitasking package!

we heart this – We’ve fallen in love with Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara and we want to shout it from the rooftop!

EauMG – A video review of one of Victoria’s favorite perfumes for fall, Serge Lutens Chergui.

 

Question of the Week:

What polish is currently on your toes?

 

B says, “I usually alwaaaaays wear polish on my toes but this week I’m not wearing any. Gotta let the nails breathe every now ‘an then, ya know?”

What color are you rockin’ on your tootsies?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 19

 

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!

 

Gouldylox Reviews – Embrace the wearable fall trends. My favorite this week is orange!

Lipglossiping – shoots for the stars with a Leighton Denny nail colour that’s quite frankly, out of this world!

Nouveau Cheap – finds her new favorite gold nail color in L’Oreal’s Project Runway Collection.

Pink Sith – has fallen in love with yet ANOTHER nude lipstick. This time it’s Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick in Whisper!

Prime Beauty – is giving away The Anastasia Beauty Express Kit for Brows & Eyes ($39). Let Brow Maven Anastasia of Beverly Hills shape your brows and enhance your eye area with the included stencils!

Phyrra – disseminates this month’s Independent Spotlight about the darkly delightful Distorria and Detrivore Cosmetics!

Vampy Varnish – Is obsessed with one of the new Deborah Lippmann Holiday 2011 nail colors

we heart this – were whisked to NYC for makeovers with the John Frieda team! Check out Stef and Tyna’s transformations.

Beauty Junkies Unite – See why Amber just can’t get enough of the new Body Butter Body Washes from Softsoap in Strawberry Smoother and Coconut Scrub!

Clumps of Mascara – has found the world’s best tasting lipgloss. Not that she’d go around eating it for dessert, of course.

EauMG – reviews a natural fragrance that smells like a yummy tropical marzipan by Providence Perfumes.

 

Question of the Week:

What eyeshadow in your stash do you

currently reach for the most?

 

B says, “NARS Nepal eyeshadow. I’ve been wearing that shadow for years. Because I’ve got like a 3 mile long space from my lower lashline to my brow, I have to use a middle color between my crease and highlight. That color is NARS Nepal. It compliments my complexion and always fits beautifully with whatever look I’m going for. Next up would be NARS Albatross. I usually always use that under my browbone.”

What’s your favoritiest eyeshadow color?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 18

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!

EauMG – Victoria introduces you to Heidi Klum’s newest fragrance, Shine.

Gouldylox Reviews – Kelly couldn’t be happier with her new semi-permanent, straightened hair.  Thermafuse doesn’t contain formaldehyde or leave you with two different textures of hair as your treatment grows out. It’s  hard to find a downside to this fairly new treatment.

Krasey Beauty – Get the inside scoop on one of the hottest looks in backstage beauty at New York Fashion Week!

Nouveau Cheap – got a shiny new blog makeover. Come take a peek!

Pink Sith – The Perfect Neutral palette does exist! It’s the New Classic Palette from Chantecaille, and of course it has a taupe!

Prime Beauty – has always longed for BIG Texas hair, does she get it with UNITE Expanda Dust? Find out!

Phyrra – has panache with the new gorgeous bareMinerals Insider Introducing Cheek Tint kit.

Vampy Varnish – Love a waxy, satin-like nail lacquer finish? Then check out the new Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Nail Lacquers for Fall 2011!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Check out the review & swatches from the Essie fall collection for 2011, which shades are your faves?

Clumps of Mascara – thinks that if you weren’t a fan of the original Great Lash, you will fall in LOVE with Maybelline’s new Great Lash LOL mascara.

 

Question of the Week:

A $100 gift certificate to Sephora magically lands in your lap. What do you buy?

 

B says, “I’d snag some of those cute Hello Kitty grafitti collection accessories, stock up on some UD Zero eyeliner pencils, give the Nails Inc. polishes a whirl and buy some more Fresh Sugar Lip treatments. I am in LOVE with those. “

Got your eyes on anything in Sephora?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 17

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 tried a natural deodorant that doesn’t make her smell like a goat. She has now converted and won’t be using traditional deodorants ever again. Yay!

EauMG – Villainess Soaps has launched a limited edition fall collection. Visit EauMG for a coupon code!

Gouldylox Reviews – This is one fall trend you should embrace!

Lipglossiping – gives you the chance to win an exclusive, signed bottle of Michael Kors’ signature fragrance. One of only ten in existence!

Nouveau Cheap – My purple lipstick obsession continues with the new Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Violet Frenzy.

Pink Sith – has a breakthrough in her Post Traumatic Mascara Disorder and realizes that colored mascara, especially from Make Up For Ever, can be beautiful!

Prime Beauty – did not contract rabies, it’s just part of the fun and fab new Fabulips Treatment Kit from Bliss. It may look superfluous, but once you try it you’ll be hooked forever!

Phyrra – puckers up with Too Faced Full Bloom Lip and Cheek Color.

Vampy Varnish – Has fun with the new Zoya Gems & Jewels Holiday 2011 Collection

we heart this – Stef declares 100% Pure’s Coconut body creme the BEST she’s ever tried. Do you have any idea how many body cremes she’s tried?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Get your sneak peek of Guerlain’s Holiday 2011 Collection, “Belle de Nuit”!

Question of the Week:

What is your favorite makeup collection
or limited edition product this fall?

 

B says, “I haven’t seen anything that looks spectacular just yet.”

Any limited edition products catching your eye?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 16

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 – See why we kinda love John Frieda after just using his new Loose Curls Curling Iron.

Clumps of MascaraMaybelline has a new cream eyeliner on the shelves. But is it worth ditching your favorite Urban Decay eyeliner for?

EauMG – EauMG teaches Eau d’Economics and asks: When is perfume expensive?

Gouldylox Reviews – Is a $65 brush any better than a $5 brush? Since when is a brush not just a brush? I’ve checked them out even  consulted a nuclear physicist and give you the honest look at what’s what and how it works.

Krasey Beauty – Take a look inside an exclusive New York Fashion Week party!

Lipglossiping – discovers a tempting olfactory indulgence. Step forward Juniper Sling, the intoxicating tipple that won’t get you drunk.

Nouveau Cheap – ‘Tis the season for drugstore Halloween makeup! Check out what NYC’s limited edition Black Magic collection has to offer–it just might surprise you.

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty asks if you’re READY for new bareMinerals 2.0 & 4.0 Pressed Eye Shadows? She had an Epiphany when she tried them!

Phyrra – showcases Tarte’s Radiant & Rested Volume II kit.

Vampy Varnish – Discovers a Deborah Lippmann dupe in a Wet n Wild polish for fall 2011.

we heart this – introduces you to your newest lip obsession: Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color .

Question of the Week:

Your favorite type of eyeliner: cream, gel,
pencil, liquid or something else?

 

B says, “I’m a fan of using pencil liners on the waterline and gel liners on the lower lash line.”

What’s your liner weapon of choice?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 15

 

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!

Vampy Varnish – Kelly shows you how not to wear your lipstick and lipliner in the first of her new series How NOT to Wear…

we heart this – discovers a mascara with a TRULY original feature, a squeezable tube that lets you control the amount of product on the wand. Check out LashControl.

Beauty Junkies Unite – See why we’re loving the latest from LORAC for fall, the Naked Lace Collection.

Clumps of Mascara – Has found the best drugstore lip gloss to date. And they only cost $2.29 a pop.

Gouldylox Reviews – Not sure what eye liner will give you the purrfect cat eye? Check out these tips and tricks meow to get the look your longing for!

Krasey Beauty – Looking for a lipstick that will bring you only high octane color and shine? Check out the new Urban Decay High Shine Lip Pencils!

Nouveau Cheap – What’s my favorite part about Halloween besides candy corn? Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Makers collection, of course!

Pink Sith – Is having a giveaway for her holy grail of sunscreens! Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46. Enter today, giveaway ends on August 30th, 2011!

Prime Beauty – gives us a glimpse of the New York City inspired Paul and Joe Manhattan Fall Collection -see what gems she scored and what she’s still lusting after.

Phyrra – Tentacles anyone? Phyrra shows you the latest way to adorn yourself in her review of Deceptions jewelry!

Question of the Week:

 

What has you most excited for fall,
beauty product or otherwise?

 

B says, “I’m really excited to see some of the Fall nail polish collections. And even more excited to be attending so many weddings this year. I’ve got 4 to go to. Love is in the air!”

What about you? What about Fall has you jumpin’ for joy?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 14

 

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!

Phyrra – The Independent Spotlight for August is Silk Naturals! Learn all about Karen and her company, as well as enter the SN Giveaway.

Vampy Varnish – Check out the On The Prowl nail collection from Wet n Wild for Fall 2011!

we heart this – our inner goth is crying dark tears of joy over the MAC New Black collection, part of the MAC Me Over launch.

Clumps of Mascara – Knows that you pretty much HAVE to add this Sonia Kashuk brush to your collection.

EauMG – Victoria interviews natural perfumer, Amanda Feeley of Esscentual Alchemy Perfumes. Find out her inspiration and her favorite Old Hollywood icon.

Gouldylox Reviews – As if you needed a good reason to pick up the new Tarte SmolderEYES collection, here are three ideas that are as easy as they are beautiful!

Krasey Beauty – Sit back and enjoy, as we weave a tale of magic, mischief, and the Zoya Nail Polish Mirrors Collection.

Nouveau Cheap – doesn’t do purple lipsticks, but this one brought her to her knees (and made her open her wallet).

Pink Sith – reminds you to pick up those Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Collection lipsticks before they disappear when his new beauty line is released in the fall.

Prime Beauty – says the new NARS Larger Than Life lip glosses give a GIANT dose of shine in 8 fabulous colors!

 

Question of the Week:

 

What’s your favorite haircare line?

 

B says, “I don’t think I have one. I review several brands for Loc Rocker and I have yet to really have found a favorite. Plus, I cross-use. I like Peter Lamas’ shampoo, Jane Carter’s conditioner and homemade moisturizer. I so can’t choose.”

What about you? What fragrance would you like to sniff again?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League