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The Lipstick League – Week of 2/12/18 – Battle of the Beauty Stores

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The Lipstick League – Week of 2.12.18

Question of the Week: Which is better, Sephora or Ulta?

EauMG’s Answer: This is too tough of a question for me. I genuinely like both but for different things. I like Sephora for their selection of brands. They are the only place where I can buy certain brands. I also think over the  years that their perfume selection has improved immensely. But, I also like Ulta for their mix of high/low and the fact they always have sales/coupons. It really depends on what I’m looking for and that depends on where I’ll shop. I actually like to shop Ulta online over in-store but if I’m shopping in-store I prefer Sephora. 

Beautygeeks – has Manigeek’s swatches and review of the Essie Spring 2018 collection ready for your perusal.

Blushing Noir – If you’re someone who loves a highlighting powder that feels creamy to the touch then the new MAC Hyper Real Glow Highlighter Palette shades are going to have you falling to your knees.

EauMG – It’s Rose Week on EauMG! It’s the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes. I have reviewed 5 different perfumes that display different aspects of a rose.

My Beauty Bunny – is showing off swatches from the new Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat palette. Is it worth buying? See for yourself!

Painted Ladies – Remember when drugstore makeup was more miss than hit? I am so glad those days are over and have 10 favorite makeup and beauty must haves for you to check out.

Phyrra – Did you want the Blood Sugar palette but miss it because it sold out in a minute or you don’t want to buy from Jeffree Star? Check out my DIY Jeffree Star Blood Sugar Palette Dupes. You’ll love my version with burgundies, pinks and duochromes!

Prime Beauty – I upped my lash game with the new L’Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara. See before and after pics!

Realizing Beauty – Maybelline New York has released 10 new shades of SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. The new Un-Nudes Collection is all about an unconventional and unexpected take on nude lipstick. Check out all the shades, including a light lavender nude!

Slashed Beauty – Not sure wax strips are worth it, or think you have to go through a tub of stickiness for real results? Sounds like you might be using strips wrong! Check out these tips on how to use wax strips for the best results, and Miranda’s favorite all-in-one kit.

we heart this – Say goodbye to cotton balls and hello to The Mitty! (Ok, maybe not totally goodbye, but you’ll see a lot less of ’em!)

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

Beautygeeks is Currently Craving: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream. Long a fan of peptides as an aging-well ingredient, she’s intensely curious about this formula that features “plant-derived peptide growth factors” as cell-turnover boosters.


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2 thoughts on “The Lipstick League – Week of 2/12/18 – Battle of the Beauty Stores

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever bought a perfume in Ulta–Sephora has more of what I like in fragrances. I hit both stores for makeup, but buy different brands in each. As you say, I like the high/low mix in Ulta.

    Since you did a whole week of roses, let me ask: have you ever (knowingly or accidentally) applied a room fragrance spray as a perfume? Because I did that once with some rose-geranium concoction(Deborah Michel, I think) and I was like, “Wow, this stuff is MAJOR.” It wasn’t at all bad on me–the geranium gave a weirdly wonderful tang to the rose fragrance–but I can see where it wasn’t meant for perfume! The packaging was so lovely I think that was what threw me off. 😎

    1. I’m pretty sure I’ve never bought a perfume from Ulta. I’m trying to remember if I’ve bought anything from Sephora. I think back in the day I’d buy my Guerlain Aqua Allegoria perfumes from them.

      Haha, yes. It was Santa Maria Novella. The gal working there tried to make me feel not like a dunce by saying that they could also be worn on body…no clue if that was true or she was just trying to make me feel better!

      Oh, have you tried the Deborah Michel drawer papers? It’s a totally useless/unnecessary product but I love them. Her prints are so fab and having them make me feel like a posh lady.

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