This week's Lipstick League question takes me back. What's the name and colour of the first lipstick you ever bought, or at least the name of the earliest lipstick purchase you remember?
The first lipstick purchase I distinctly remember was MAC Twig (a soft shade of brownish pink), back in the early 1990s when MAC was still an upstart brand. I likely bought drugstore lipstick before that (probably inexpensive gloss), but I can't recall specifics at all. MAC Twig lipstick and Spice lipliner, though, I'll never, ever forget. Exciting purchases, those, because MAC was so freaking cool and there was no other brand like it at the time. (I'll also always remember the first lipgloss colour I used for bridal clients: MAC Lust, a muted neutral pink that looked good on a range of faces and skintones.)
lipstick league links this week
Phyrra shares the Best Damn Lip Pencils... find out who makes the most versatile, perfect pencils!
we heart this Vacation on the horizon? You might want to add these must haves to your list.
Beautygeeks Is there anything worse than being stuck at your desk when your Instagram feed is jammed with summer vacation photos? Our Liza (leeza) Herz is all about the spraycation: summer scents + wardrobe to lend your days a vacation vibe until the weekend arrives.
Beauty Junkies Unite Amber tested out the new Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation, and she's only wearing it on half of her face in photos so you can see the difference!
Clumps of Mascara Everyone has been raving about the Foreo Luna; Brittany finally gave it a whirl. Is is worth the hype?
EauMG was told that a Clarisonic Mia 2 would change her life. So did it?
Gouldylox Reviews Can you tell the difference between a $300 look and a $60 look? Check it out and vote.
Love for Lacquer The Makeup Geek Vegas Lights palette is an absolute must have! Check out Jess’ swatches & review!
My Beauty Bunny The heat and humidity can be cruel during the summer, but that's no reason not to be cruelty free! Check out our wrap up of our favorite cruelty free Summer Beauty Essentials!
My Newest Addiction Keep Calm and Lip Balm! Laura shares Rimmel's new lip balms and loves the one named Keep Calm and Shop.
Nouveau Cheap NYX stores? Is G dreaming? Nope. It’s happening, people! Where? When? Here you go.
Prime Beauty knows summer equals travel and she's dishing about her Top 10 Travel Beauty products!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Phyrra My friend Ange from Hairspray & High Heels always has great beauty posts. Her Beat the Heat Summer Beauty article features many of my favourites!
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Your turn: do you remember the first lipstick you ever bought? If not, what's the eariest lipstick purchase you do remember?