MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions collection

When I found out that MAC Cosmetics gathered some of their favorite bloggers to put together a collection of their customized lippies and shadows, I was geeked up. I mean, hello, this showed that bloggers have voices that are valued! I saw it as an enormous step up for dedicated bloggers everywhere.

And then I saw promo photos of the collection…

I’m supposed to be on makeup promotion. Just what in the world am I going to do now?

Eyeshadows

Lipglasses

You can’t tell me that every shade isn’t calling your name.
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The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 9

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 – takes a look at MAC’s Beauty Balm. If you’re the right candidate, you may just have an HG on your hands…

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber test drives the new COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara to see if it’s worth picking up on your next drugstore beauty adventure!

Clumps of Mascara – has a guest editor show us lovely swatches of the MAC Surf Baby collection. See any must haves?

EauMG – EauMG reviews a limited edition Thierry Mugler men’s fragrance just in time for Father’s Day. It’s so good you may just want it for yourself!

Lipglossiping – takes you on a tour around her small but perfectly formed BB Cream collection!

Nouveau Cheap – is in love with NYC’s new Liquid Lipshines and wants to share the love with you. Enter now for a chance to win all ten shades!

Orange to LA – is getting colorful with Bright Eyes For Summer, see her swatches for ways to mix-n-match neutral eye shadows with fun, bright, bold eyeliner!

Pink Sith – Gives you a sneak peak at one of the NEW Chanel Ombre Essentielle Eyeshadows being released in late July. And Yes. It’s TAUPE!

Phyrra – takes a trip to Siberia with NARS Sheer Glow foundation.


Question of the Week:

Tell us what’s in your purse right now…

B says, “It’s actually pretty clean right now. I’ve got my wallet, phone, cosmetic bag, a pen ,change purse, iPod, a bottle of polish and eyeglass case. Not bad considering I cleaned it and found caramel popcorn from when I went to Savannah. TWO weekends ago. Icky!”

What’s in your purse? Is it clean and organized or super messy?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 8

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 – Asks if a new Benefit mascara can really make people wonder if They’re Real.

we heart this – is bubbly over one of Stila’s new lip glaze shades – Bubble Gum.

Beauty Junkies Unite – wants to give you a fab Summer Prep Kit from Bliss, valued at $144…but you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Clumps of Mascara – is absolutely loving Deborah Lippman’s newest nail polish shades . They are perfect for summer!

EauMG – EauMG reviews one of the best lilac perfumes on the market, Profumi di Firenze Lilla.

Lipglossiping – previews the upcoming Autumn/Winter collection from Butter London. Two seasons, five shades, you’re bound to ‘fall’ for one of them!

Nouveau Cheap – gives you an in-depth review of the new CoverGirl Intense Shadowblast Primer + Shadow. The proof is in the pics!

Orange to LA – shares the products in her May Favorites list. Bright eyeliners, and gold eye shadows- Just in time for summer!

Pink Sith – Tortures it’s readers with their 5th installment in the Blushes You Can’t Have monthly series. This month Chanel Turbulent is flaunted!

Phyrra – revisits Darling Girl Cosmetics. See how the company has changed and grown.

Question of the Week:

You’re running late and only have time to apply ONE makeup product to your face
(after you’ve applied your skincare, of course). What’s it going to be?

B says, “Eyeliner. I pretty much look dead without it. Yep, I can even forego mascara. *gasp*”

What about you? What product do you HAVE to wear-even in a hurry?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume VII

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 – raves about Sonia Kashuk Makeup Remover and tells you why it’s her favorite.

Beauty Junkies Unite – has the scoop on the newest eyeshadow releases from bareMinerals for Summer 2011, and she can’t stop looking at the colors. Check out her easy to re-create “Calypso Sunrise” eye look!

Clumps of Mascara – is in a Target Beauty contest and needs your vote to advance to the next round. Vote daily!

EauMG – EauMG introduces a perfume that proves that smelling good does not need to cost a fortune. Move over Montale! Here’s Pirouette Essentials.

Question of the Week:

What was the first beauty product that you ever tried?

B says, “For some reason Baby Love pops in my head. That fragrance and Lip Smackers balms were sooooo in when I was 8 or so.”

What about you? What was the FIRST product that you started rockin’?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

P.S.

VOTE for me!! I’m in a Target Beauty’s Biggest Fan contest. You can vote daily!

Can you get hooked on lip balm? Uh oh.

Part of being a beauty blogger means I’ve got to educate myself on as much as I can. I enjoy it, of course, and I love when I come across books like this one.

What started off as a blog by cosmetic scientists has now turned into a book. They’ve gathered fantastic questions, placed ’em their book and have given us answers from a scientific perspective. How cool is that?

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Sista Show-Off: Lipstick and Luxury

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

What Nicole has to say: Lipstick and Luxury is a beauty and luxury blog to share great tips, product reviews, and all things skin, hair, nails, makeup and luxury. Sometimes I touch on style, events, and anything that makes me feel luxurious! She is also a Clarisonic Mia lover. Holla! Check out her blog, follow her on Twitter and tell her B sent you!

Want me to show you off? If you have a blog, website or e-store and would like to be featured, send me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

Sista Show-Off: Tatted Sparkles

Welcome to another post from the Sista Show Off series! In this series I like to show some love to other companies, blogs, businesses, organizations or just regular ladies like myself who are paving the way for women everywhere! Let me feature you! Shoot me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.

I love showing off the baby bloggers. Once upon a time Clumps of Mascara was a baby blog. I averaged a good ten readers my first YEAR. And it never seemed to bother me. A true blogger blogs because she has a voice and a passion…not because she needs a gajillion readers. 



But a few readers loving your posts doesn’t hurt either. Which is why I wanted to feature baby blogger Amanda from Tatted Sparkles.

What she says about herself: 


I’m just a frugal wifey and mommy who loves ALL beauty products, MOST tattoos and YUMMY cooking =) However I have a whole lot more to explore and talk about. I’m a recent college grad trying to find a career in this tough economy, a young God fearin’ mommy of an (EKKK) almost 3 year old, makeup & food fanatic, and so much more. I have a voice and I want my voice heard, its as simple as that. I was inspired to start my blog to reach people…the chunky girl with self esteem issues, the married woman who just had a miscarriage, the guy who grew up with messed up parents…just to let them know they’re not alone. Yet also to show people my personality and insight. And to get advice and views from others as well. 

Did someone say tattoos? Y’all know I love ’em! Show Amanda some love and tell her B sent you!

Want me to show you off? If you have a blog, website or e-store and would like to be featured, send me an email at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com.