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The Lipstick League – Week of 3/21/16

1970's Revlon ad

The Lipstick League – Week of 3.21.16

Question of the Week: In honor of Easter and springtime in general: do you like pastels when it comes to color cosmetics? If so, tell us a few of your favorites!

EauMG’s Answer: The reason that I rarely ever splurge on any limited edition spring makeup collections is because they’re pastel. I don’t really like “clear pastels”. For example, if I wear an eyeshadow in the pink family, I like dustier shades like mauve or a muted rust. I guess those are more neutral? I don’t mind pastels because they’re rather vintage-y (a wash of pastel purple eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner and a bold lip is so 50’s while a pastel blue shadow, bronzer and lip gloss is so 70’s like the ad above). However, these do not look good on me. I’m so pale that they wash me out and most don’t even show up on my skin. I’ll play around with them but then not be happy with the look. For lips, the closest pastel that I like wearing is MAC Snob, a cool pale pink, and ColourPop Lippie Stix in Brills, a cool lavender. 

Blushing Noir – Brooke has the MAC Cosmetics x Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Lipstick swatched & reviewed. Yes, of course it’s gorgeous!

EauMG – To celebrate spring, Victoria has put together a guide to lilac perfumes. From fresh to powdery to green, this guide will have all your lilac perfume needs covered!

Gouldylox – Wishing your skin was just a little bit bouncier? A little more firm and resilient? I’ve found four face firming products that actually work!

My Beauty Bunny – Still not sure about contouring? Check out our How to Contour with the Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Contour Palette video tutorial for the low down on this still strong trend!

My Newest Addiction – Highlighting and contouring are still big trends in the makeup world and the Beauty Junkees Contouring and Highlighting brush set is pretty amazing at less than $25! Laura also has a great discount code to save an additional 25%!

Nouveau Cheap – I don’t like to spend a lot on makeup towelettes (who does?). So when one of my favorite affordable brands put out some new “dupes” with the claim that they’re comparable to popular drugstore brands (at half the price), well you know I had to put them to the test.

Olive & Ivy – Color correcting is ALL the rage and for a good reason- it WORKS! Check out this Color Correcting 101 post to learn how to correct redness!

Phyrra – Banish Redness! Courtney shows you how to color correct for redness with Urban Decay Naked Skin Mint Color Correcting Fluid!

Beautygeeks – If you haven’t seen the new Maybelline New York Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint at work yet, look now! They’re launching this July, and we need every shade.

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

*1970’s era Revlon ad from