The Lipstick League: Week of 1/14/13

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for a few days! Do you ever feel like you need to unplug? I think it’s important sometimes, and for the past few days, I’ve really just been unplugged. But I’ll be back this week with more reviews and features. For now, here’s some weekly link love from The Lipstick League!

Question of the Week:Do you think cosmetic ads should have a disclaimer if they use excessive Photoshop, false lashes and such?

Answer: That is a very, very good question. Sometimes, I almost look at ads like they’re art—and I’m not opposed to using Photoshop for preservation. But I do think that there should be a disclaimer for things like mascara to at least let consumers know that the look was styled with lash inserts, etc. I’ve always just assumed with ads that was the case, but I could see where a consumer would feel duped.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber puts Maybelline’s newest mascara to the test, The Rocket Volum’ Express. See the before and after pics to decide if it’s for you!

Clumps of Mascara – is lovin’ Clinique’s super intense lip balms. You pretty much need to haul them all. Seriously.

EauMG – talks about one of her favorite perfumes – regular ‘ole Chanel Coco.

Lipglossiping – explores the sweeter side of Jo Malone with the brand’s Spring 2013 fragrance launch.

Gouldylox Reviews – Ever want to grow a new finger? This cream might be able to do just that. Or maybe just reduce fine lines. Either way, this is a real thing.

Nouveau Cheap – Wet n Wild’s first-ever eyeshadow primer might just be my favorite primer of the year, and it’s only January. Click here to find out why.

Pink Sith – Has Chantecaille “Jumped the Shark” with their latest Save The Sharks 4 pan palette? Find out in this very honest review.

Prime Beauty – steps out of her brown/bronze/beige neutral comfort zone with bareMinerals new Remix Collection, a color-lovers delight!

Vampy Varnish – Thinks the new Nicole by OPI 2013 Nail Lacquers are pretty great, and at a drugstore near you soon!

we heart thisMAC Strength shows us a lip color combo that’s a one, two punch!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Beauty Junkies UniteThis post from Jessica at Beautezine made me swoon over the new Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipsticks!