Lipstick League: What Makeup Brand Needs An Overhaul?

At least with names like Vixen it's about women owning their sexuality. With Hussy, it's more of an antiquated value judgment shaming women for being sexual. Or am I nuts?

Question of the Week: Is there a beauty brand that you feel is in need of a makeover or overhaul? If so, what would you do to reinvigorate the brand?

SHADE ALERT! What brand do I deem antiquated? Ouch. That said, only one brand pops into my mind instantly. MERLE NORMAN. I started out as a markup artist is in training at a Merle Norman and one lesson was quick. The women who love that brand, really freaking love that brand. Those women got matched for a foundation when they were 19 and never stopped buying the same color. I never saw an exciting formula change and while I'm sure they've updated a bit like other similar brands, the fans remain rabid. Think I'm crazy? Dig through your mom's makeup stash from the 90's and put one of those lipsticks on Ebay. It's car payment city, I kid you not. Something about NOT changing the makeup seems to make those fans go bezerker. Which begs a better question: Maybe there was never anything wrong with their formulations and it's me that doesn't fit? (Lesson: It's always me that doesn't fit.)

What line do you think needs a little overhaul?

Gouldylox - I'm back from my first Gouldylox vacation and I have so much to share! Liquid lips that don't budge? The truth on that new shower foam? A plumping facial mist? Let's discuss!

My Beauty Bunny - Ever wondered what the most long-wearing lipstick on the planet is? Then you need to check out my review of LipSense from Bombshell Cosmetics!

Nouveau Cheap - I put the new Yes To Cotton Micellar Water to the test and here's my verdict.

Phyrra - Looking for a romantic makeup look? Check out my Sugarpill Feline Fancy Tutorial and Review!

Prime Beauty - is choosing her readers as her Valentine this year. Take a look at the stunning Peace and Love Earrings she's giving away to 2 lucky readers. They are a $336 value!

we heart this - Want to learn about ONE product that does the job of THREE items I guarantee you have in your shower right now? Click here and prepare to be wowed.

Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber's been doing her best to combat dry winter skin. Who knew that this new rose moisturizer from Fresh would do the trick?

Blushing Noir - I tested EVERY SINGLE ONE of the new Wet N Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks and ranked them ALL in order from best to worst right here!

Clumps of Mascara - We take our hair pretty seriously. Even if you’re only 4-years old. Check out these tips and tricks of managing little girl crowns.

EauMG - Wearing this designer perfume is like falling back into some sort of silk-covered, fluffy cloud fantasy.

fanserviced-b - This Korean beauty face lotion is affordable, has great ingredients, and it’s easy to find in the U.S.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Gouldylox is Currently Craving: I love the look of a metallic liquid lip and these colors from the new Smashbox collection have me yearning to relive the 80’s.

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  1. Such a great post. Thanks for sharing.


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