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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

NYX Rose Lippie
NYX Macaron Lippie

NYX Rose Macaron Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a cool-toned, pastel cotton candy p ink with a semi-matte finish. The consistency of this shade was the least creamy of the entire range, though it didn’t drag or tug–it was still lightly creamy, just not slippery like other shades. It had opaque color coverage, but between the drier consistency and lightness of color, it almost looked chalky on. The color wore well for five hours, but it pulled into lip lines over time. Kat Von D Armageddon (P, $19.00) is brighter, darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mannequin (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Snob (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Orange Blossom Macaron Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a lightened, soft peach-orange with warm undertones and a satiny shine. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very creamy, emollient consistency. There was a little bit of streakiness, but it applied fairly well despite the slippery formula. On me, the color lasted for four hours. The closest shade to it that I could think of was Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Covet (P, $18.00), which is much darker (I wouldn’t call it a dupe).

NYX Citron Macaron Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a soft shine. It applied better than one might expect, though it was somewhat streaky and not nearly as pigmented as some of the other shades in the range. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The Glossover

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Rose

B+

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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Orange Blossom

B+

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Citron

B-

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8/10

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8.5/10

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8/10

Longevity

8/10

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4/5

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you purchased beauty products from home shopping networks? How was the experience? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’ve only bought a couple of products from HSN/QVC online but not because I saw a show, but online shopping was fine with them.

Thanks to reader Rosie for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Beginning November 6th, Sephora VIB Rouge members can get 20% off online with code GIFTROUGE. If you live near a local store, you can also RSVP for an evening event being held 7-9PM on November 5th at all Sephora stores where you can save 20% off. VIB Rouge sale access ends November 10th.

Beginning November 6th, Sephora VIB members can get 20% off online with code GIFTVIB, and the sale ends November 10th.

Rouge and VIB members should receive an invite with in-store coupon cards along with a one-time use coupon card for a friend (that can be used online or in-store, but if it is used in-store, the VIB Rouge or VIB member must be present). Some readers have received their cards for either Rouge VIB and VIB access today.

Fine print (from VIB Rouge):

*VIB Rouge 20% off valid in store on November 5, 2014 from 7-9pm. Select stores will have different event hours, check your local store for exact times. Available at select Sephora inside JCPenney stores, check RSVP site for available locations. Must be a VIB Rouge member to RSVP for event.

Online, use promo code GIFTROUGE. VALID NOVEMBER 5, 2014 THROUGH NOVEMBER 10, 2014, AT 11:59 PM PST. May be used in Sephora stores, in Sephora inside JCPenney stores, and online with any merchandise purchase. Offer limited to Sephora VIB Rouge members only. Voucher must be presented at time of redemption when used in store. No minimum purchase required. May not be combined with any other promotions or employee discounts. Not valid on previous purchases, purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards, or with orders shipping outside of the U.S. or Canada. May not be sold or otherwise transferred. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Not responsible for lost or stolen promotion codes. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora in its sole discretion at any time. Not valid for Sephora employees.

Free Sephora Limited-Edition Tote (13.5″ x 11.5″ x 3.5″) and Shashi Jewelry bracelet available in stores with any merchandise purchase on November 5, 2014 from 7-9pm or while supplies last. Must be a VIB Rouge or guest of a VIB Rouge member to redeem. Not valid on previous purchases, or purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora in its sole discretion at any time.

Note, the fine print on my VIB Rouge invitation says online use is 11/5 through 11/10, but the front of the invitation says, “Can’t make it? Take 20% off all purchases from November 6-November 10, 2014. USE CODE GIFTROUGE ONLINE” so hopefully we will get more clarity in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus for 2015
MAC Viva Glam x Miley Cyrus for 2015

M•A•C Cosmetics is thrilled to announce the next #VIVAGLAM spokesperson: Miley Cyrus. Arriving January 2015. Every cent of the selling price of #VIVAGLAM goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Viva Glam Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Hot pink (Amplified)

Viva Glam Lipglass ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Hot pink with sparkling pearl

Availability: January 22nd, 2015 (North America), February 12th, 2015 (International)

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite unconventional lip color?
  • Beauty product you use in an unconventional way?
  • Last time you stepped out of your beauty comfort zone?
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte
Tom Ford Lip Color Matte

Here’s a quick peek at the newly launched Tom Ford Lip Color Matte ($50.00 for 0.10 oz.). Six of the eight shades are permanent (First Time and Black Dahlia are limited edition). They’re available online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Tom Ford. With this type of formula, I expect it’ll take several days to test them all, so I hope you enjoy this sneak peek.

>> See lip swatches in the Swatch Gallery! <<

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