The Lipstick League - Week of 10/13/14

Happy Sunday! Who's ready for a Lipstick League round up? I am SO honored that I was chosen by G of Nouveau Cheap & Stef from we heart this to join this amazing group. Each week, myself and some of the biggest & BEST beauty blogs on the web, will post a question of the week and weekly links for you to check out! (Mine will be posted on Sunday afternoons)  You can read more about The Lipstick League HERE


Question of the Week: Now that the weather is getting cooler in the Northern hemisphere, what product do you rely on to keep your skin soft and moisturized? 

Jess' Answer : The Ultra Repair Cream from First Aid Beauty has been a lifesaver! Not only is it great for moisturizing your face, but you can also use it all over the body.  I love that it's not greasy and hydrates my skin so well. Definitely worth checking out!


Lipstick League Links Of The Week

we heart this - Have you ever wondered if Baby Foot really works? We've got the answer on whether you and your crime scene feet should pick up a box... 

EauMG - The weather is cooling down and Victoria reviews a perfume that will warm you up, Parfums de Rosine Majalis. It’s like sipping a hot toddy on a cool evening. 

Gouldylox Reviews - Makeup Wars are always my favorite posts! Which palette can't you pass up right now? 

Love for Lacquer - Blush fanatics unite! Jess breaks down the newest Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

  My Newest Addiction - Halloween is just around the corner and DIY special effects Halloween makeup is in order. Laura creates a quick and easy ripped skin tutorial out of items you may already have at home. 

  Nouveau Cheap - The thing about duos is that sometimes you end up really loving one side. But the other side? Not so much. That’s kind of what happened when I tested one of the brand new Revlon Photoready Eye Art cream shadow & glitter duos. 

  Prime Beauty - checks out a few Holiday Collections and finds the The Marc Jacobs Beauty Sky-Liner 7 Pc. Petite Highliner Collection--the perfect gift for the beauty enthusiast but she won't give it up! 

  Phyrra - Which is better - Sephora or Ulta? Find out in my Rant & Rave about Sephora, Ulta, Younique and more! (Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.) 

  Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this - we got to know Rae of the Raeviewer at an event recently (ahem, The Emmys!), and we're happy to report she's a total sweetheart. She's also a go-to for high end item reviews, like this one of the Diptyque Home + Personal Fragrances Collection.

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

Friday Favorites & Fails! ft. NARS, Smashbox, IT Cosmetics & More! - October 17th 2014

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HAPPY FRIDAY! I feel like this week was never going to end! I have my Friday favorites to share with you today.. and ONE fail! I think this is my first fail of the series. Without further adieu , let's get started!


Random

byAlegory Lipgloss Organizer *- My love for byAlegory products is so deep. They have the BEST acrylic organizers on the market right now and they are incredibly affordable. I recently received their lipgloss holder and it is AWESOME.  There are 3 rows, so it fits a total of 24 glosses and comes in a great assortment of colors.  I have 2 sets of these and one holds my Gerard Cosmetics glosses and the other holds eye brushes! I have also seen some girls use theirs for storing MAC lipsticks upside down.  If you are looking to get your makeup stash in order, I highly recommend checking them out! Buy Here - $23.99



Eyes

Smashbox Heatwave Palette - I swear I have had this palette for MONTHS and am just now getting around to using it.  Smashbox eyeshadows are SO freaking buttery smooth and creamy that I am kicking myself for not breaking out this baby sooner. (And I'm pretty sure it was Limited Edition, because I don't see it on the Sephora site)
  The shades that I have been using the most are the ones marked with the heart. (The shades aren't named at all)  I can't wait to dive into the other colors! Amazon - $54



Face

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation - Fiji *- BRAND spankin new from NARS, is one of the BEST powder foundations I have used in months.  First off, it has an SPF of 24, can be applied wet or dry & comes in 12 different shades. My skin gets incredibly dry in the winter and I usually stay away from powder products, but this has seriously changed my makeup routine. I have been using it for a little extra coverage when I wear my NARS Sheer Glow and those 2 products combined are like Joanie & Chachi.  It blends into the skin beautifully and is so finely milled.  I highly recommend picking this up if you are looking for something to splurge on with your Sephora F&F 20% off code! Buy Here - $48






It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi *- I spoke about this blush earlier this week when I posted my review on the new QVC TSV set, so I won't go too much into detail. I REALLY hope IT decides to release more ombre blushes, because this one is amazing! Out Of Stock


Swatches



Lips

NARS Damage Lipstick - Described as a sheer muted grape, I have been LOVING the wash of color this gives my lips! It's a perfect Fall shade for when you don't want to go too bold. Buy Here - $26

NARS Lip Gloss in Dolce Vita *- This lipgloss looks AMAZING over Damage! I am in love with the new NARS gloss formulas - They are creamy, not sticky and don't have an obnoxious scent to them. Buy Here - $26


Swatches


FAIL

Marc Jacobs Lash Lifter Gel Mascara - Do.Not.Buy.This.  I received this sample from Sephora and was SO excited to try it out. Womp womp. It's a huge fail for me. The formula is SO wet and did absolutely nothing for my lashes. Every time I take the brush out, it gets stringy. It has a price tag of $26, but I can think of a TON of drugstore mascaras that do a way better job and are a fraction of the price. Have you tried this? Is it just me?


And that wraps up my Friday Favorites & Fails! What products were you loving and maybe not so loving this week? Would love to know in the comments below! Have a great weekend! 


*Post contains PR samples and some items that were purchased by me. Also contains affiliate links*

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