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The Lipstick League – Week of 6/6/2016

Romy Schneider

The Lipstick League – Week of 6.6.16

Question of the Week: How do you protect your face from the sun? Do you use a moisturizer or foundation with SPF, or do you use a separate sunscreen for facial sun protection?

EauMG’s Answer: I’m very diligent with sun protection. In fact, so much so, that my doctor said that I had “the worst vitamin D deficiency she’s ever seen” which I took as a compliment that I’m doing this sun protection thing right. For me, it’s all about the layers. In the morning I do my usual routine. This could mean that I use a moisturizer with sunscreen (on cloudier days – something like CeraVe AM or Paula’s Choice Youth Extending Moisturizer). Or I use a lighter moisturizer (like Cle de Peau Beauté Clarifying Emulsion) and follow-up with a sunscreen (like La Roche-Posay Antihelios 50 Mineral). I use makeup with SPF like a tinted moisturizer (by NARS or Neutrogena), SPF powder and even bronzer and eyeshadow with SPF. Sometimes I even use a primer with SPF. And Aquaphor SPF for lips. I reapply sunscreen during the day (like the La Roche-Posay or COOLA Matte). Wear sunglasses and a hat. These “roll up” hats are great for travel. I have one in my bag, at home and at my studio. And of course, stay out of the sun if you can during prime hours. This isn’t an option for me always so yes, I’m the person that carries a ‘”sunbrella” too. 

Prime Beauty – goes on a makeup play date at Sephora and reviews their new PLAY subscription box.

we heart this – We’ve got a way to get $50 off a $75 beauty order, and free shipping to boot. Nope, not a typo! And GOOD brands too; Lipstick Queen, Fekkai, Deborah Lippmann and more.

Beautygeeks – This new drugstore nail polish formula is insane, and the brush is pretty swell, too, which rarely happens at this level. See our ManiGeek’s swatches and review here.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber shows you how the new Customizable Click Stick collection from Cover FX works!

Blushing Noir – Two of the most perfect picks for long-lasting Summer makeup are right here!

EauMG – My May Empties were all about Korean skincare (especially TonyMoly), rich moisturizers and smelling like a rich hippie.

GouldyloxGouldylox – I didn’t think I needed another palette…but the cool tones in this one totally sold me.

My Beauty Bunny – Cruelty free, natural ingredients, drugstore priced, and suitable for ALL skin types? It’s true! See why we are in love with Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil.

Nouveau CheapThis Sinful Colors nail polish has quite possibly my favorite name of all time. But it’s also a fun color, and a portion of proceeds go to an extreme important cause.

Olive & Ivy – I’ve used Benefit products for years now and have finally narrowed down the best of Benefit– these are MUST haves!

Phyrra – I’m impressed with the new Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette! See my live swatches, review and looks.

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

Prime Beauty is Currently Craving: MDSUN Skincare Super Hydration B Serum. It provides IMMEDIATE results and is perfect for dry and aging skin!

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2 thoughts on “The Lipstick League – Week of 6/6/2016

  1. I also have a horrid vitamin D deficiency, my doctor has had me taking these for a few years. My level is where she wants it now.

    Honestly I just try to stay out of the sun as much as humanly possible. My skin has never tolerated sunscreen very well. I did use this under my makeup the other weekend when we went out to a festival and I did surprisingly ok with it though. Usually my skin reacts to sunscreen by causing my pores to plump up, kinda like chicken skin I guess, as well as with zits. Not pleasant.

    1. I’ve since had a malabsorption diagnosis related to anther condition. Saying that, I’m always hunting for high-quality, effective supplements! Thanks.

      A friend of mine has terrible reactions to “chemical” sunscreens. She introduced me to the wonders of UPF clothing, hats and huge sunglasses. We can’t always avoid being in the sun, but I try my best not to be in it. I’m actually, after meeting my friend and also having a coworker that was “allergic” to sun, I realize that I’m really fortunate to be able to wear all the sunscreens that I do!

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