The Lipstick League: Week of 1/30/12

Good morning Beauty Junkies! So, who has given into Jason Wu at Target this morning? (Or last night, online?) My store isn’t open yet, and I’m not sure if I’m going to brave it or not. Hmm…in the meantime, here’s your weekly dose of link love and the weekly question from your Lipstick League!

Question of the Week: If you were advising a makeup newbie, which three items would you suggest that they get to start with? (not counting base items)

Answer: I would recommend a straight-forward mascara, like Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin (the one with the smaller brush), Benefit’s Hervana Blush (it’s so forgiving with placement and soft-looking), and one of the softer shades of NYX Cosmetics’ Color Lip Balms! (Like Arigato and Grazie.)

Prime Beauty – gets downright giddy when she discovers a new beauty brand and Rae Cosmetics has her squealing with delight. See why!

Phyrra – compares theBalm’s Shady Lady Vol. 1 and 2 side by side for you.

Vampy Varnish – talks about common new blogger mistakes and how to avoid them.

we heart this – A love letter to Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Love Letter (which just happens to be a perfect, easy Valentine’s manicure too!)

Beauty Junkies Unite – It’s raining tulips everywhere! Just kidding, it’s the review & swatches of OPI’s new Holland Collection for Spring/Summer 2012. I couldn’t decide which were my favorites, so I’m actually wearing different shades on my fingers and toes right now!

Clumps of Mascara – talks about an issue that many women go through or have gone through. In this week’s TMI Tuesday, we are talking about birth control.

Gouldylox Reviews – Is totally in love with this almost magical lip treatment. Yeah, it’s that good.

Nouveau Cheap – Jordana just rolled out 18 new specialty glitter polishes. If glitter’s your thing, come check out my three-part series covering every shade now available.

Pink Sith – invites her readers to the Natura Bisse Pure Air Bubble at Neiman Marcus in Tysons Corner, VA for February 22-25th, and gives a mini review for Inhibit-Dermafill.