The Lipstick League – Week of 2.6.17

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The Lipstick League – week of 2.6.17

Question of the Week: Is there a beauty brand that you feel is in need of a makeover or overhaul? If so, what would you do to reinvigorate the brand?

EauMG’s Answer: Oh, this is such a great question! I can’t wait to see what the other LLers are saying. A lot of makeup brands have really stepped up their game over the past few years (like Wet n Wild and

EauMG’s January 2017 Empties

January 2017 Empties

I announced in the end of 2016 that I was putting myself on a “low-buy” in 2017. I have accumulated a lot of stuff that I should be using. The deal is that I actually like the things that I have but I get so distracted by shiny, new things. My goal in 2017 is to buy less and enjoy more. This means that I’m only going to buy things that I really want (no more impulse buys) and that I’m “shopping” my stash.

So, how did… Continue reading | 12 Comments

Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO EDP Perfume Review

Narciso Rodriguez perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

In the world of perfumery, the word “synthetic” may have negative connotations since marketing has clouded quality with words like “natural” to justify high prices for products. “Synthetic” is often used to describe “cheap” headache inducing perfumes in a world where if you utter the word “chemical” you’ll incite hysteria. However, synthetic shouldn’t always be viewed with an unfavorable mindset. Synthetics in perfumery can create an abstract beauty that makes realism appear pedestrian.

The appeal of Narciso Rodriguez perfumes is… Continue reading | 10 Comments

The Lipstick League – Week of 1.30.17

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The Lipstick League – Week of 1/30/17

Question of the Week: Do you use micellar water? If so, when and how often do you use it?

EauMG’s Answer: Everyone I know uses it, but I don’t. I don’t really see how it fits into my routine. I use eye makeup remover at night and follow with the double cleansing method. Depending on the season, I usually do a quick wash in the morning with an oil cleanser (sans water) or with a low pH cleanser

Aether Arts Magic Mushroom Perfume Oil Extrait Review

Aether Arts Magic Mushroom

The best thing about indie perfumery is its freedom to take a risk. This risk is why many of us follow indie (and niche) perfumery. We want to smell perfumes that don’t smell like other perfumes. Aether Arts Magic Mushroom took a risk to be a “gourmand mushroom” perfume. This may sound rather odd but quite a few botanical perfumes depend on mushrooms to add an animalic, earthy muskiness without relying on animal-derived ingredients.

Now most of these botanical perfumes that I’m thinking about use mushrooms to… Continue reading | 7 Comments