Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Lipstick League - week of 6.20.11

Question of the Week:

  • What’s the one shade you wish you could pull off, but can’t?

This is a constant dilemma in my life. I wish I could pull off shades of grey. Every fall beautiful shades of grey are released either in fashion or in cosmetics, and every year I have to wave hello to them from a distance. Why? Well, because grey just does not look good on me. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the blue undertones in grey, maybe it's my skin tone that doesn't match, maybe it's because I like cranberry juice- who knows, all I know is that grey and I are not friends and I wish we were.

Let's stop being negative and move on to this weeks links...

Clumps of Mascara - has found the blush of all blushes. This one is absolutely gorgeous!

Lipglossiping - channels her inner eyeshadow geek when she swatches her Shiro Cosmetics haul. Come take a peek(achu)!

Nouveau Cheap - is giving away 10 sets of the fab new Milani Glossé Top Coat and Smoothé Base Coat (contest ends midnight on 4th of July)!

Orange to LA - recaps her first IMATS Los Angeles 2011 experience. If you didn’t make it out to IMATS this year you can see what you missed!

Pink Sith - Introduces you to the new Chanel Illusion D’Ombre gel shadows. Will you fall in love with them as much as she has?

Phyrra - falls in love with the Too Faced Eye Love palette and tells you where you can find it.

Vampy Varnish - You can't miss out on these limited edition glosses from Milani.

we heart this - did IMATS last weekend. Wow, did they ever! Check out the haul photos.

Beauty Junkies Unite - Find out why Amber's experience with the Velvet Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation from Amazing Cosmetics didn't wind up being as amazing as she had hoped!


Rae said...

I don't think I pull off greys too but I still buy them.

Maybe something about my skin tone. I don't look "glowing" when I'm wearing grey..

while I wear grey for clothes, I gave up wearing them on my nails. Coz my hands would look like hands of a dead person.

Kalmo said...

I know everyone says there is a shade of red lipstick for people but I just look clownish in any shade. LOL No blue-reds or orange-reds for me. Some pastel nail polish shades make my hands look hideous and old too. XD

Lakshmi said...

I tend to look a bit tired in olive greens.. it's not all greens, just a particular shade of olive, I think.. Oh and MAC's Folie shadow also made me look tired, but I tried it way back when I was not really good at shadow blending and placement =/

About the grey shadows... would you kill me if I suggested a favorite grey shadow of mine from Chantecaille?? ;) I know, I know... Ok so it is called Meterorite, a deep steel grey, very flattering, no blue undertone. Zinc is also a warm grey that is excellent. Let me know if you like any of these..

Diane (Orange2LA) said...

@Rae, I know what you mean. I'm glad I am not the only one!

@Kalmo, Red lipstick is tough too, I think it's more about getting use to wearing red lipstick.

@Lakshmi, You have yet to steer me wrong on products so I might have to test out Meteorite and Zinc. Who knows I might find my grey. =)