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The Lipstick League – Week of 6/16/2014

Julie Newmar

The Lipstick League – week of 6.16.14

Question of the Week: What are your favorite types of facial cleansers? (Gel, self-foaming, cream, oil, cloths, etc.)

EauMG’s Answer: OK, I need a good facial cleanser recommendation for dry skin. Currently, I haven’t found anything that I love. I do prefer oil and cream cleansers but I wouldn’t mind finding a good foaming one, especially for summer. 

EauMG – Keep cool this summer with EauMG’s refreshing mint perfume guide.

Gouldylox Reviews – Summer is all about the flawless face that looks like you didn’t try to hard. Get effortlessly gorgeous with this new foundation from It Cosmetics!

My Beauty Bunny – Brow obsessed? You will be after trying Chella Skin Care’s Eyebrow Color Pencils! These no-fuss, self-sharpening and easy to use pencils help frame your face and come in a great range of shades.

Nouveau Cheap – A $10 alternative to Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blushes? Meet the new L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush in Soft Berry.

Prime Beauty – just may have found the Holy Grail foundation for over 40 women. If you’re looking for a full coverage foundation that doesn’t look or feel like a mask, BECCA’s Ultimate Full Coverage Complexion Créme is your answer!

Phyrra – Want to fake flawless skin? Phyrra shows you how to perfect your complexion!

we heart this – Hey you blush addicts, have you checked out The Cheek Glow duos from Kevyn Aucoin? Umm, you might want to…

Clumps of Mascara – Psst…hey! Have you heard the news? Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara is coming and I’ve got the review for you right hereeeee.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by EauMG – Barbara Herman, blogger of Yesterday’s Perfumes and author of the delightful perfume book “Scent and Subversion” (Dita von Teese is a big fan of this book), is trying to create a vintage-inspired perfume with perfumer superstar Antoine Lie (Versace Crystal Noir, Tom Ford Cafe Rose…) Read more about it here.

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16 thoughts on “The Lipstick League – Week of 6/16/2014

  1. Nautrally (pun intended), i would recommend Intelligent Nutrients’ Anti-Aging Cleanser (a cream based plant delight)- although they now have a Plant Stem Cell cleanser which i have not tried.

    Aveda Botanical Kinetics Cream Cleanser has been a staple of mine.

    others i like are Dr. Hauschka, Weleda (find the cleanser of your choice, they have several options for dry skin) or simply a drop of a relatively gentle essential oil (german chamomile. roman chamomile, lavender, rose, patchouli etc) and use your moisturizer AS a cleanser. the essential oil will disolve dirt and grime, add amazing aroma and you don’t need a different product.

    ****DISCLAIMER– you MUST choose an oil with a very low contact dermatitis profile. ONE drop is plenty to turn a neutral cream into a cleanser. patch test is highly recommended.

    1. Why do I always forget that Aveda has skincare? I think I used the toner in this line before.

      Question – I assume I could add a facial oil to the cleanser, like Aftelier or Acure?

      1. i would apply the facial oil first, and then cleanse over it, as long as the oil isn’t too strong for the face, this will actually help remove impurities… otherwise, yes! i add stuff to my facial products to meet specific needs all the time.

        (and the Aveda Botanical Kinetics line was formulated to be used in adjunct with Aveda SIngular Notes, which are basically a 20% dilution of essential oil into a fractionated coconut oil.)

  2. Have you tried Biologique Recherché Lait U? Really nice low ph cream cleanser and it does a nice job removing most makeup (I usually double cleanse but sometimes get lazy).

      1. Yep. I have ordered from Rescue Spa but Vicki Morav carries it too. I blind bought it but have heard they are really generous with samples and the shipping is really fast. You could always contact them for information.

  3. I have extremely dry sensitive skin and started using Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery w/ the Clairsonic. It’s the first time my skin has not felt tight in years. I can’t use oils because they break me out and I have tried so many things at so many price points. And the price is so reasonable.

    1. I joke that I’m in the Cult of Paula. I love so many of her products – great prices and actually work on my skin. But, I’ve never tried the Recovery cleanser. I’ve tried the other one for dry skin, Moisture Boost. I liked Moisture Boost but didn’t love it. I thought I could do better. I’m going to add this one to my cart when I repurchase the BHAs.

  4. Ibreally like the Elta foaming facial cleanser. Terrific enzymes in this product gently exfoliate. The price is very reasonable with discounters online.

    1. Have you tried their sunscreen? Went to their site to read ingredients and of course, ended up looking at sunscreens. It looks like they have a physical sunscreen that is tinted (so it won’t have a white tint), really interested in that.

  5. I like the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle foaming cleanser. Removes my makeup but doesn’t feel any more drying than Cetaphil or Cerave.

  6. I am pretty crunchy when it comes to cleaning my face and have used the oil cleansing method (massage oil into skin, steam with a hot, wet washcloth, exfoliate with the washcloth, and wipe clean) for a number of years. I started with a blend of castor oil and olive oil, then switched to extra virgin coconut oil, and currently I’ve been using sunflower oil. Sometimes I’ll add some essential oils in.

    1. I used to use olive oil which is great at removing eye makeup. I do think about going back to that method but these days I wash my face in the shower…and the oil seems a bit messy.

      I still think there is nothing better than a thick cleanser (cold cream or oil) plus a washcloth (why are washclothes so underrated????)

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