I have a hard time when The Lipstick League veers back to the fave-product-of-the-moment question. I have a selection I use every day, that I will not give up without a fight. I've mentioned a bunch of them before, of course, such as my Laneige BB Cushion and Cushion Concealer, and my Amaterasu Liquid Brow Liner. I also can't live without my Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder (I coughed up almost $65 CAd including tax for a replacement after shattering my compact on a trip), my RMS Living Luminizer... actually, almost everything I use daily is in this post here. Except one, my newest must-have.
You will see the occasional reference to my Tarte Rainforest of the Sea post in the coming months – so much of that collection is great. One particular item that has found its way into my daily routine is the waterproof So Fine Micro Liner. I love it for my upper waterline. Its tiny brush makes application so easy, and because the formula is liquid, it requires no pressure at all. Plus the pigment is super black, and stays put without cracking. Bonus: I'll never have to sharpen the nib. (I was getting a bit of smudging under the outer corners of my eyes, but it turns out it was from a mascara, not this liner.)
I've lined my upper inner rim for more than a decade, but I'd only ever used pencil. I hadn't thought to try a different format until, in response to this post, Ivanna mentioned she uses a felt-tip liquid liner. Okay, so liquid liner pens weren't around when I started the tightlining thing, but still, it hadn't occurred to me at all. Thanks for the tip, Ivanna! *high five*
lipstick league links of the week
EauMG reviews a pretty white floral perfume by indie brand, Sonoma Scent Studio.
Gouldylox Kelly got the chance to visit with makeup artist Owen O'Donnell at his Makeup Therapy program that helps cancer patients get their groove back while undergoing treatment. Never underestimate the healing power of a good brow!
My Beauty Bunny This week I was thrilled to celebrate 7 Years of Cruelty Free Beauty! A huge shout out and thanks to everyone who has supported My Beauty Bunny over the years. Not familiar? Drop on by today for the latest in cruelty free beauty.
My Newest Addiction There are only a handful of brands that make Laura’s heart go pitter patter and Make Up For Ever is one of them. She talks about what is hot with the brand this week.
Nouveau Cheap Metallic lips are all the rage for Spring/Summer 2016, and we’ll have options even at the drugstore level. Here’s your first look at the new Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Cremes.
Olive & Ivy Have you heard? NARS has just released a liquid version of the oh so famous Laguna Bronzer, and believe me- you don’t want to miss it!
Phyrra Interested in green beauty? I've reviewed all 6 of the Honest Beauty Eyeshadow Trios plus the Everything Makeup Palette. See looks from them all and get inspired!
Prime Beauty Her skin is so white you need sunglasses to look at her! Thank goodness for Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish. It gives those fish belly white legs some much needed colour.
we heart this Just in time for April's Rosacea Awareness Month, it's the Jurlique Calendula Redness Relief collection. Plus, listen to Stef gush about Marigolds, again.
Beautygeeks Should bronzer look different depending on the season? Lovely Guerlain international beauty artist Maxime Poulin says oui absolument! and shows us how to apply bronzer for Spring vs Summer + how to find our mistake-proof shade.
Beauty Junkies Unite Tired of dull hair colour? Amber shares three best practices to stop your hair colour from fading!
Blushing Noir It won’t be easy to stay Under Cover with the Summer 2016 Collection from NARS. It’s hard looking that good ;) Check out swatches & looks here.
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EauMG is Currently Craving Giorgio Armani Si Rose Signature. This sweet rose perfume keeps getting me compliments everywhere I go! This newest flanker is fruitier than the original and reminds me of a chilled rosé wine. I need a bottle for summer.
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So what's your newest gotta-use-it-everyday beauty item?