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The Lipstick League – Week of 1.30.17

Hazel Scott

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 and water. I have samples of various French, Swiss and Korean micellar water that I should try so I can be in the Cool Kids Club. What about you? Do you use it? 

fanserviced-b – After spending $6,000 on beauty in 2016, I resolved to clean up my act and try to get more joy out of purchases; here’s how I did in January.

My Beauty Bunny – A liquid lipstick that isn’t super drying? YES PLEASE! I’m swatching and reviewing the entire new collection of Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks!

Nouveau CheapMy new favorite perfume isn’t new at all, but it’s under $15, absolutely sublime, and I owe it all to a fellow Lipstick Leaguer!

Phyrra – I’ve finally found my perfect foundation for dry skin! See my in-depth review and wear test of Idun Minerals Norrsken Liquid Foundation.

Prime Beauty – is ooohing and ahhing over the new Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette in Golden Hour. These sunset hues will have you drooling!

we heart this – has the five things you should know about microblading (plus, before and after pics!)

Beautygeeks – has stopped to smell bright, youthful rose fragrances for Valentine’s Day. Bonus: a related martini recipe.

Blushing Noir – It’s a long road, finding that perfect, drugstore foundation when you REQUIRE full coverage but have oily skin. In this post I’ve shared 4 of my favorites plus a brand new makeup sponge that’s only $8 and is giving the beautyblender a run for it’s money!

EauMG – I sooo don’t get the point of Valentine’s Day but I will embrace any day that gives me an excuse to smell like roses and burn fancy candles. If you want an excuse to spoil yourself, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

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

fanserviced-b is Currently Craving: I’m really curious about the Youth To The People Cleanser + Cream Youth Duo Mini set; the ingredients look great and early reviews suggest these products are winners.


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6 thoughts on “The Lipstick League – Week of 1.30.17

  1. Ha, I’m the total opposite. I love my micellar water. In the morning, it’s the only thing I use on my face. Just a quick splash of it, air dry, and out the door. (Except in summer, when I also use a sunscreen.) When I shower, I use a cleanser, and then the micellar water takes the place of moisturizer. I’ve been adding a bit of argan oil in the evenings too, but I found that if I use too much of that I break out. Since I replaced all my moisturizers with micellar water, my skin is way clearer than it has ever been. But my skin is pretty sensitive, so I’ve found the less stuff I use on it, the better.

    FWIW, I use Ren Rosa Centifolia and it smells lightly of roses. Can’t resist roses!

    1. I’m thinking that they’d be better for me in the morning since I’m a new convert to the foam-free life. I have some samples that I can try. There’s no way it could be a moisturizer replacement for my dehydrated skin but, it may be a cleanser, toner, emulsion replacement 🙂

      I love the thought of a rose-y one!

  2. I tried Garnier’s micelar water over the holidays when staying at my in-laws because I knew I was going to be sharing a bathroom and wanted a somewhat less messy cleansing method than my usual extra virgin coconut oil and washcloth method. I wasn’t impressed. The coconut oil does a much better job of gently dissolving waterproof eye makeup.

    Alas I am not one of the cool girls!

    1. I actually prefer the feel of oils so the fact that micellar is “lighter” doesn’t appeal to me. The convenience appeals to me but I feel like I have this base covered with oils.

      Maybe they’re better for morning use when your makeup is already washed off? I’m not cool enough to know 😉

  3. I love micellar water! I use it night before my cleanser and serums, then again in the morning. My skin is oily and persnickity, and this has been a miracle for me. Started with the Lancome, then after about 3 of the big bottles switched to Garnier. Same performance, big price difference!

    1. I’m really ignorant with the micellar waters…so you are using it at night like a makeup remover but not as your only cleansing method, right? Then you use it in the morning as your cleanser. I’m asking because I have some deluxe samples but don’t want to waste them because of my own learning curve 🙂

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