The Lipstick League Question of the Week

Quick! What were the last shampoo and conditioner purchases you made, and how are they working for you? 

G’s answer: the last shampoo I purchased was the new L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo, which I just started testing last week, so the jury’s still out on that one. The last conditioner I purchased was a large bottle of Redken All Soft when Ulta was having a liter sale a while back. I used to use this conditioner a lot back in the day, but it’s been a while. I decided to revisit it because I honestly couldn’t remember why I ever stopped using it (other than just wanting to mix it up and try new things). So far so good–I love how it detangles and leaves my hair very soft and frizz-free, yet it doesn’t weigh down my fine, naturally-wavy hair. The only complaint I have is that if I decide to skip a day and not wash my hair, my next-day hair is a tiny bit more oily than usual. 

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Nouveau Cheap – A tale of corporate acquisitions, blooming orange blossoms, and Fruit Loops. (Otherwise known as my review of the delightful, budget-friendly Couvent des Minimes Botanical Cologne of Love.)

Phyrra – I have a rant to share – How Brands Should Make Foundation! I give constructive feedback on what we need to see in 2017.

Prime Beauty – has all the deets on the newly launched products in the Neutrogena Hydro Boost line!

we heart this – discovered a household cleaning tool that will help with something you probably need to do right at this minute: clean your makeup brushes!

Beautygeeks – has the scoop on Le Petit Marseillais, a much-loved French body care brand that’s just now showing up in North American drugstores. You’ll want to check it out, trust.

Blushing Noir – One of the best luxury lip pencil lines has expanded with 10 new colors! Learn more about the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils & see swatches here!

Clumps of MascaraA skincare shop that also doubles as a therapy saloon? Say what?

EauMG – I’ve put together a list of refreshing perfumes that I think perfectly “match” Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery.

fanserviced-b – Ever wonder which products Asian Beauty fans really buy most? Here’s my roundup of the top 20 Korean and Japanese beauty products on Amazon.

Gouldylox – Ever walk into a store, asking for something magical and actually get it? If you have dry, damaged or frizzy hair, this is everything.

My Beauty Bunny – Have you heard of Enchanted Polish? I’m loving this indie nail polish brand and their fun holographic shades!

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Nouveau Cheap is Currently Craving: Cetaphil has a new fragrance-free, bi-phase Gentle Makeup Remover that I can’t stop thinking about. I’m loving that it contains aloe vera, cucumber extract, and green tea.

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