The Lipstick League – Week of 7.20.15
Question of the Week: When it comes to brows, do you tend to gravitate toward pencils, gels, or powders?
EauMG’s Answer: This year I grew out my brows. Yes, grew them out. I have been (well adults did it too) waxing and tweezing since I was 10 years old. It’s time to see what’s really there. My brows are wreck but in this totally punk way I love it. The beauty blogging and beauty social media world is obsessed with really “perfect” brows with well defined arches, never a stray hair in sight. And I admit, I was the same way. I was OCD about it (like seriously). I wanted to tell strangers what to do to their brows so that they too, could be perfect. Growing out my brows has been so liberating. It’s punk as hell. Friends wonder if I’m OK, overly stressed from the events of 2015. Beauty friends give me unsolicited advice on how to look beautiful again. It’s been weird but really interesting. I had no idea brows had so much power. Well, I mean, I did. I just didn’t expect for every damn person to have an opinion.
Anyway, my current routine is punk and repulsive and nobody wants to know. But, I’ll tell you in on it anyway. I often thicken or define my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe with the angled end of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Synthetic Duo Brush. Then with the spoolie side, I brush up my brows so that they are messy and spiky, like a puffer fish intimidating predators. I then set it with the glossy finish Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel. On days when I want less dramatic brows. I lightly fill in with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre in Blonde. And then with the clear brow gel, I brush up my inner corners of brows and then smooth the arch, for a messy-ish but not crazy look. I’m not really into powders but sometimes I’ll use various matte eyeshadows and apply with an angled brush. And some days I’ll just set my brows with the clear gel.
In a few more months, I plan on scheduling an appointment with brow artist Joey Healy since I trust his work. Maybe he’ll clean it up and the unsolicited advice will surely wane. Until then, I’ve enjoyed having lazy, pain-free brows. And I’m also not ever going to tell anyone what to do with their brows unless they ask me. Because that shit is obnoxious.
Prime Beauty – took Pürminerals Chateau Cheek Stains for a test drive. They are great for travel and provide a beautiful and natural glow!
Phyrra – Want to get your hands on the hottest new eyeshadows? Phyrra has the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows to share with you!
we heart this – The butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons are ok, I guess…JUST KIDDING! They’re bloody brilliant.
Beautygeeks – “How do you paint your nails so perfectly” is probably the number one question we get for our ManiGeek. Check out our Paint Your Nails like a ManiGeek video in partnership with Sally Hansen CSM that shows Karen’s no-clean-up painting process!
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber found the most perfect summer moisturizer for your body that’s not sticky or thick. See what soothes skin and dries in a flash! (And there just may be a giveaway in the post.)
Clumps of Mascara – Is serious about her skin’s health, especially the skin under the arms. Yep! You read right. If you’re sick of smelling like a goat, this post may save you and your social life.
EauMG – Are you cuckoo for coconuts? Victoria has put together an updated, comprehensive guide to coconut perfumes.
Glitter.Gloss.Garbage – Interested in a few good Ciate Velvet Lip swatches? They are right here!
Gouldylox Reviews – This new (H)air Styler will change everything about how you style your hair this summer – and every other day.
Love for Lacquer – Show me your Best In Class Selfie! Jess shares her skincare go to’s at the moment and a chance to win gift cards just by snapping a photo of you! Check it out now!
My Beauty Bunny – If you are hitting the beach or lounging by the pool this summer, we’ve got all the essentials. Head on over and enter to win our Gentle Hair Removal Summer Prize Package Giveaway!
My Newest Addiction – The Too Faced Love Flush Blush line is new and exciting and Laura has reviewed and swatch all 6 shades!
Nouveau Cheap – I put the new L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Nail Color to the test, but did it give me pro-results with “up to 14 days” of wear? Come find out!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Prime Beauty – The Everygirl covers well…everything! From career and finance, to fashion and beauty. Her photography is stunning and her style spot on. She even has a feature for her readers to post their outfit of the day!
*Natalie Wood pic from www.fanpix.net.