The Lipstick League — week of 5.9.11

I hope your weekend has been good to you so far! No weekend would be complete without some love from your Lipstick League, now would it? You’ll notice that each week we ask a question, and each member answers it on their own blog. I would love it if you answered the same question I do each week in the comments section here so I can get to know you better!

Question of the Week: What was the first beauty product that you ever tried?

Answer: Okay, so I notice this says “tried” and not “purchased” because those are two totally different stories. I always remember trying on various perfumes that were on my Mom’s vanity, and playing with her makeup. But when it comes to the first product I tried that I actually remember by name—that came from my aunt. It was probably around 1989-90, and she told me my lips and cheeks needed color. She popped out her Max Factor lipstick in Beaujolais (I’ll never forget), and dabbed some on my cheeks like blush and blended it in. Well! I was just HOT TO TROT after that, and I went on down to the drugstore and bought my own tube ASAP. I do believe it was the first lipstick I bought on my own and I started wearing it all the time. I know the color was all wrong (looking back), but that was also the time when wine and brown lipsticks were the thing…well, guess I was part of that “thing”!

Here are this week’s links, hope you love ’em!

Pink Sith – Joeybunny has 3 new TAUPE eyeshadows to show you with her Introduction To Silk Naturals post!

Phyrra – raves about Sonia Kashuk Makeup Remover and tells you why it’s her favorite.

Vampy Varnish – loves the new Kat Von D Angeles Eyeshadow Palette

we heart this – All this beauty has made us thirsty! Doesn’t a Lemongrass Mojito sound good right about now? We’ve got an original recipe for you.

Beauty Junkies Unite – has the scoop on the newest eyeshadow releases from bareMinerals for Summer 2011, and she can’t stop looking at the colors. Check out her easy to re-create “Calypso Sunrise” eye look!

Clumps of Mascara – is in a Target Beauty contest and needs your vote to advance to the next round. Vote daily!

EauMG – EauMG introduces a perfume that proves that smelling good does not need to cost a fortune. Move over Montale! Here’s Pirouette Essentials.

Lipglossiping – will use any old excuse to drag out her collection of NARS blushes. It’s a NARS Blush-a-palooza!!

Nouveau Cheap – My favorite post this week is actually one I did at another blog! These new eyeshadows and liners from Hard Candy aren’t just hot, they’re downright baked and molten.

What was the first beauty product that you ever tried?

  • diesel

    Glad I am not the only beauty junkie who remembers her *first* lipstick purchase. It was Clarion brand (remember that drugstore brand that had a little mini computer at their display to help you find the right products for your complexion and skin type?) and it was called “Rosewood” I was in 10th grade (late bloomer in the make up department) and everybody commented on how perfect it looked on me. When the company went under, I bought every tube I could find. I even put a swatch of it on a piece of white paper in hopes of finding it again someday. That day has never come. Sigh.

  • Amber

    OMG D! CLARION! I never thought I’d hear of them again!

  • jil fay

    As a makeup junkie myself I try everything and every brand!
    I recently discovered this new makeup line called VERHOEVEN Cosmetics and is created by this makeup artist from Holland. It’s amazing and all their product are awesome. I love their ICON lipsticks and RADIANCE foundation(water-base). Sometimes you run into these great surprises in beauty-land and this is truly one of those.

  • Amber

    Thanks, Jil!