Whaaaaat. Yes. Every girl’s dream. “Elizabeth” is based on MAC’s Body Suit, my favorite pinky-nude that I once paid $50 for on eBay because it had been discontinued (why do they always do that?). It’s amazing, especially on brunettes.
Stormsisters is the lovechild of beauty veteran Becky Sturm and Minneapolis-based Elixery Cosmetic House, who makes the most incredible all-natural, vegan lipsticks. They feel so moisturizing and healthy but blessedly are pigmented and long-wearing, too. I like my shade better than the original MAC one. I also like this photo so much. Beakers of lipstick, OMG. Better than a brand new box of crayons.
Ladies: I’ve decided that it’s high time we help each other out in the lipstick department. With bazillions out there to choose from—and more launching with each passing season—who better to wade through them all than us? I’d so much rather see a new shade on you than on some photoshopped model before I make my decision. Also: lipstick is fun! So I’ve started a #bblipservice hashtag on Instagram. Use it any time you have a new stick or gloss to share OR want to peruse what others have fallen in love with. I can’t wait to see more of your beautiful faces!
Happy happy Friday! I am SO ready to dive into a donut. This week Glitter Guide asked 11 of their favorite beauty bloggers to share their go-to lipstick shade and I, along with glitter girls everywhere, ate it right up. I want every stick on this list—particularly that pinky nude from Estee—and I love knowing a number of the ladies who wear them.
When pressed for my own desert-island pick I realized that after all of these year and all of the tubes that runneth over in my beauty closet, it’s a freaking lip balm I couldn’t live without. Not just any lip balm, mind you, but one that imparts the prettiest soft, shiny pink shimmer on my lips. Sara Happ The Lip Slip ($20) also has a way of brightening up every skin tone. Everyone looks good in it! Which is why I love to give it as gifts. That and the darling box! For the other 10 blogger picks, head on over to Glitter Guide!
Happy Wednesday, lovelies! Halfway there . . . the weeks are a wee bit more fun these days at BB headquarters since we launched our bi-weekly newsletter. There’s something about seeing delish (healthy!) recipes, gorgeous pins and scintillating beauty news (snail mucus facials, anyone?) in one place that’s incredibly satisfying to the lifestyle editor in me. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you’re missing out on things like this rad lipstick breakdown from Gal Meets Glam. Just enter your email address yonder in the right-hand column, click submit, and voila—goodness in your inbox. Until next time, you can peruse this week’s newsletter right here.
The last time I reviewed a lipgloss was November 2010. Not that there aren’t at least six tubes rolling around in my bag at any given time. It’s just been almost two years since anything moved me enough to write about it. I’ve also been on a lipstick kick since returning to Corporate America because I love the polished look of something more pigmented. Know what I mean? But like a good little beauty blogger I gave BECCA’s new Ultimate Colour Gloss ($24) a whirl. They’re this gorgeous hybrid of shiny-not-sticky gloss and bold, creamy lipstick. I don’t understand how this is possible.
Then there are these colors, irresistible in their crystal tubes like CANDY. I would honest to god wear every single shade. But my favorite is Miami Vice, the perfect peachy-pink nude I’ve been looking for all summer. It has just enough warmth to brighten up my skin instead of washing it out, so I can wear it even when this faux tan fades. It also inspired an entire Pinterest board.
And now for the fun. I’m giving away the entire set . . . Yesiree! Just leave your name and email below with YOUR favorite lip gloss. What else have I been missing out on? UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Mary B.!
p.s. BECCA is also giving away $150 shopping sprees for you Pinterest fanatics. To enter, create a board inspired by your favorite gloss shade (here’s mine) and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your First/Last Name, Address and Date of Birth. The contest ends Sept. 7. Get pinning!
Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009 as a way to share candid product reviews and real beauty advice for smart women everywhere. When she’s not test-driving the latest beauty treatment (bee venom facial, anyone?) or serving as the beauty editor for Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and ClementineDaily.com, Elizabeth can be spotted running the Minneapolis Lakes with her white lab, Molly Thomas, or sipping champagne on a killer patio. Pass the sunscreen.