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The Lipstick League – Week of 10/30/17 – HG Mascara

Cathy Dahmen

The Lipstick League – Week of 10.30.17

Question of the Week: What does your ideal mascara do, and which one comes close to delivering it?

EauMG’s Answer: My lashes are pitiful. I have thick, very short, very straight lashes. Basically, I want a mascara that can do it all. But, mascaras are like people. They can’t do it all. I realize this. That’s why my history with mascara has been full of compromises. Saying that, there are some formulas that I like. In general, I don’t prefer drier formulas because my lashes are already thick. I want length and curl. I wear contacts and I can’t be having mascara flakes in my sensitive eyes (this rules out a lot of volume and curling formulas). I like Pacifica Dream Big Lash Extending Mascara and Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara for more “natural” days. I realize these aren’t for everyone but I like them for less dramatic looks. Right now my favorite mascara is L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise. It’s the closest one for me that “does it all”. It’s more dramatic, which I need because I’m not blessed with long, luscious lashes. That L’Oreal gets me to where normal people are with any ‘ole mascara formula. 

Also, we’ve added some new Lipstick League members, be sure to check out their blogs!

Prime Beauty – I’ve discovered a foundation that is perfect for over 40 skin! Mally Beauty Complexion Perfection Soft Focus Foundation provides medium to full coverage and has an immediate skin smoothing effect that looks completely natural!

Realizing Beauty – The MAC Robert Lee Morris Collection has some of the most exquisite packaging we’ve ever seen. But it goes beyond the packaging. The shades and formulas within are just as stunning.

we heart this – We’ve discovered something for redness that’s affordable, from a brand we already love and that covers quickly and completely. If you have rosacea or the like, you need to click here.

Beautygeeks – waited until she’d almost finished the bottle to review this moisturizing eye treatment, just to be sure her love was real.

Clumps of Mascara – I have a new favorite foundation that I can’t get enough of. The best part? BECCA has a good amount of shades for darker complexions. This is a BIG deal!

EauMG – I’ve reviewed a delicious gourmand chocolate-vanilla perfume made for the iconic NYC ice cream shop, Serendipity 3.

fanserviced-b – This week I asked skincare fans to talk me through what they love about Emma Hardie’s cult favorite Moringa Cleansing Balm because…I don’t love it.

Geniabeme -has a gift guide for some high end products for beauty lovers! These items are priced between $100 – $500. There will be other gift guide for lower price ranges soon!

Gouldylox – The Sephora Sale kicks off for Rouge this weekend and I’ve got the details on what the pros are buying. How does your list compare to theirs?

My Beauty Bunny – is co-hosting an Instant Win Game with Juice Beauty – just fill out the form and you’ll see instantly if you’re a winner of your choice of holiday gift set!

Phyrra – Looking for the best things to pick up during the Sephora VIB Sale plus what to skip? I’ve got my recommendations & anti-haul #11!

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

Prime Beauty is Currently Craving: The Dose of Colors Hidden Treasure Palette, an online exclusive from Ulta Beauty has me verklempt. The mix of metallic foils and matte eye shadow shades is perfect for the holidays!

*Cathee Dahmen 1968 pic from She’s one of my favorite supermodels of all time. Native American (Chippewa), long lashes, a look of a generation yet a timeless beauty.  Amazon and Nordstrom contain an affiliate link.