The Lipstick League: Week of 1/7/13

Congratulations to our very own Brittany of Clumps of Mascara who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this week! She’s already following in her mama’s fabulous footsteps (check out the adorable cosmetic case that was awaiting her arrival!).

Question of the Week: Is there a beauty brand that has very rarely, if ever, failed you? If so, enlighten us and tell us why you think their products work so well for you.

Answer: bareMinerals is one of the brands I’ve used for years that has rarely ever let me down. Once intimidated by loose powders as eyeshadows and foundation, I learned to love them once I started using bareMinerals shadows and foundation, because they are so finely milled that they almost turn creamy as they touch the skin. This makes them SO much easier to blend than other loose pigments I’ve tried. It’s very obvious to me that someone (or a team of people) at their offices in San Francisco is OBSESSED with getting things just right.

we heart this – Want to win $73 worth of Argan Oil haircare from DermOrganic? Visit us and you could!

Beauty Junkies Unite – You will not want to miss this peek of the new blush for Spring from Too Faced! It’s called Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush, and perfect it is!

EauMG – Join me at the discotheque as a I review inde perfume line Smell Bent The Sunset People Collection.

Nouveau Cheap – 2012 was a record-breaking year for new drugstore beauty products, but my Best-Of list for 2012 includes my absolute favorites in 30 categories.

Pink Sith – Is entranced by the Senna Cosmetics Haute Nudes Palette in Mystic. And yes, there is a taupe!

Prime Beauty – recalls her days as a ballerina as she tries different makeup looks with Laura Mercier’s Arabesque Collection for Spring 2013.

Phyrra – gets into nudes with Urban Decay Naked Nail Polish Collection!

Vampy Varnish – Loves the new Too Faced Boudoir Beauty collection for spring 2013!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this – You know her, you love her, you wonder how in the world she does it all. She’s Temptalia, and I loved her look this week at the new China Glaze Glitz Bits ‘n’ Pieces collection.