The latest Lipstick League question is this: what product do you recommend more than anything else? Right now it's a bit of a toss-up between Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy, Bite Agave Lip Mask, and La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Epidermal Recovery Accelerator. I think because I've been recommending Cicaplast for years, it wins here. Not to be confused with the newer-to-Canada Cicaplast Baume (great as a mask and moisturizer for sensitive dry skin, btw), La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Epidermal Recovery Accelerator is a must for recently wounded skin. Derms recommend it to post-procedure patients to help skin heal faster and without scars. I've recommended it to people with bike-accident scrapes, horribly cracking lips and more, and every bit of feedback = amazing.
Avene makes a similar cream named Cicalfate which is apparently just as good; I haven't used it that often. Frankly it's because I have a relationship with La Roche-Posay Cicaplast. I've been to the La Roche-Posay region in France and seen LRP's special facilities for terrible skin conditions, and a few years ago Cicaplast helped my poor raw skin recover quickly after a terrible, welt-y microdermabrasion experience. I can't live without it. (Funny thing: I have Cicaplast, Fresh Sugar Lip Serum and Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask all in my purse right. this. minute. Coincidence?)
Do you have a favourite product (or three) you recommend to friends and strangers (guilty) all the time?
lipstick league links
My Newest Addiction – Laura tells us all about her favorite skincare secret and has an awesome giveaway to boot! You have to find out what it is!
Nouveau Cheap – The L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 and La Palette Nude 2 ten-pan eyeshadow palettes are (finally) here! Were they worth the wait? Here’s G's full review.
Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty knows a great set of brushes makes all the difference in makeup application. Read her review of the Mikasa Beauty Classic Brush Kit and get 25% off your order!
Phyrra – shows you How to DIY Your Foundation for a perfect match!
Vampy Varnish – Vampy Varnish loves the new Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Collection and thinks you should check it out if you love holographics and glitters!
we heart this – Like you need another nude palette! Except, you kinda do need this nude palette...
Beautygeeks – Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand knows things about skin (and rebuilding a failing industry -- #inspiring). She told Beautygeeks she sees two major issues with skin today. Are you struggling with one of them?
Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber found her holy grail solution to hangnails, pesky dry cuticles, and dull nails. Will all-natural Nail Butter become your nail treatment solution too? Come on over to see if it's meant for you!
Clumps of Mascara – Clumps of Mascara loves discovering new brands. Have you heard of Eddie Funkhouser? She's in loooove with his lippies.
Gouldylox Reviews – Want to look Photoshopped IRL? Take your look from warm to cool with a quick dusting of this tinted setting powder from Too Faced.
Love for Lacquer – Looking for a fabulous face mask? Jess shares her thoughts & results on the Revelations RX face masks and even has a giveaway & special discount code available!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
So this week's question again: do you have a can't-live-without-it product you keep recommending to anyone with ears?