The Lipstick League's penchant for hypothetical "would you rather" questions sometimes makes me crazy. This week, we've decided on "if an evil person made you surrender all your makeup brushes except ONE, which would you keep and why?" And after a bit of a struggle, my answer is the one I can't buy.
I rely quite heavily on only two brushes – I can do most of my face with just my fingertips for tools. But I do like a flattish large powder brush for my favourite pressed powder (Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish – adore), and a mini spoolie brush I swiped from a Maybelline Brow Drama Pro Palette. Making me choose between them would be evil indeed, because they're essentials. It's only two brushes, for heaven's sake!
Still, theoretically choose I must, and after realizing I could use a flat puff for my powder if I needed to (because a puff is not a brush, so there), I'd be upset indeed if someone tried to stop me from using my teeny spoolie brush for my brows. It's the perfect and perfectly-sized tool with my Amaterasu Brow Liner pen. I apply a few strokes of the marker-like colour and use my wee spoolie to comb through to create a natural finish. I can't do my brows without it, and I need brows to have a face. Try to take my spoolie from me and you'll be sorry. *menacing grin*
lipstick league links of the week
Clumps of Mascara - Tell us Wet ‘n Wild...just how in the world do you make a matte lipstick that is also luscious and creamy?
Gouldylox - I know I said reverse washing was poppycock, and it is. But this Pre-Shampoo Treatment? It is giving me the best air dried hair, ever.
My Newest Addiction - The NARS Hot Sand collection has been out for a little while now but Laura is still over there gushing about it. You definitely wanna check out the post.
Nouveau Cheap - The new Wonder Woman Beauty Collection is coming to a Walgreens store near you, but you can now get many of the items in this collection online. Here's the scoop!
Olive & Ivy - Do you have stubborn dark circles that seem impossible to conceal? If so, you probably need to learn how to colour correct! Learn how to cover dark circles in a few easy steps.
Phyrra - Take a peek at my Favorite Spring Lipsticks! Brighten your complexion with a new lip color.
Prime Beauty - Prime Beauty likes to feels like she's basking in the sun on a tropical beach with a pina colada in her hand even if it's only 40° and raining. How does she do it? With FarmHouse Fresh Citrine Beach Body Milk! Anyone up for a swim?
we heart this - You wanna know what we REALLY heart? Kiehl's Calendula products. The toner is our editor-in-chief's holy grail skincare product. Did the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash make that list too?
Beautygeeks - We know that peach and orange tones can camouflage dark, blue-toned under-eye shadows. But how do you fix brown dark circles if peach corrector doesn’t work?
Beauty Junkies Unite Amber tried out the newest mascara from L'Oreal, Voluminous Superstar Red Carpet Black. C'mon, with a name like that -- you know you're curious!
Blushing Noir - Get a natural contour in just 4 easy steps!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
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So, could you choose just one makeup brush if you had to? And by "had to," I mean if someone paid you a million dollars to choose, cuz that's what it would take for me.