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Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Ardency Inn Copper MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments
Ardency Inn Copper MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments

Here are the last four shades of Ardency Inn MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.). You can see the full range here if you missed any past reviews! :) I’ve been incredibly impressed by the texture, color payoff, and wear with the majority of the shades.

Ardency Inn Copper MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “bronze pearl with metallic gold.” It’s a rich, brightened copper with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. The consistency was creamy, buttery, and smooth with intense color payoff. This shade still looked immacuate after ten hours of wear. This is an extremely dupable shade, though. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is less frosted. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #3 (P) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Amber (P) is yellower. MAC Exquisite Ego #2 (LE, $21.00) is brrighter. LORAC Gold (P) is similar. Maybelline Breaking Bronze (P, $6.99) is lighter. NARS Isolde #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. MAC Amber Lights (P, $15.00) is similar. bareMinerals Louder (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ardency Inn Rose Gold MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “metallic rose with warm golden reflects.” It’s a warm-toned, golden plum with rose and mauve tones to it, and it has a soft, frosted finish. The color payoff was excellent, while the texture was so soft and blendable. The color lasted for ten hours before showing signs of fading. I think this shade is harder to dupe, because it’s not quite brown, but it’s not pink or mauve. bareMinerals Catch Me If (P) is much cooler-toned but has a similar finish. NARS Dolomites (Left) (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned, pinker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is browner. Urban Decay Liar (P, $18.00) is brownre. Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $5.99) is pinker. MAC Smokeluxe #3 (P) is darker, browner. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) is darker, browner. theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, less golden. Giorgio Armani #7 (P, $33.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ardency Inn Disco MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “sparkly smoky grape with silver reflects.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm-toned purple with a frosted sheen and silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it had a creamier (almost wet-like) texture that was thinner than other shades in the range (but similar to Vintage Gold). It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. MAC Plumluxe #3 (P) is lighter. NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned. Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Pearled Earth (P, $15.00) is similar. Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is more sparkly. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter. Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ardency Inn Peacock MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “deep cool brown with extreme turquoise reflects.” It’s a reddish-brown base with a cool-toned, green-teal shimmer on top–it is a duochrome that we have seen often (pretty, though!). The quality is top notch with rich, intense pigmentation and a soft, buttery texture. It lasted for ten hours on me. Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is greener. NARS Malacca (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.80) is greener. Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $6.99) is similar. MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $15.00) is darker, less shimmery. MAC I’ve Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is similar. (Also, consider MAC Blue Brown pigment, Too Faced Label Whore, etc.) See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Copper

A+

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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5/5

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Rose Gold

Temptalia Recommends
A+

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10/10

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10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

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5/5

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8/10

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7.5/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

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5/5

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Choose or Lose


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Thanks to Aneta for today’s question!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Cle de Peau Gold (12) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Cle de Peau Gold (12) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Cle de Peau Gold (12) Luminizing Face Enhancer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with a luminous sheen. Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter. Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is more iridescent. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer (P, $24.00) is darker. NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is lighter. Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $80.00) is darker. bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer. Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $39.00) is slightly darker. Bobbi Brown Party (LE, $42.00) is a touch darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is the other shade that I purchased with Sand Beige (13). There’s not a lot of information about the product, other than it’s a highlighting powder that “illuminate[s] your complexion.” (Sometimes straightforward is nice!) I bought both of mine as just pans, but you can purchase it in Cle de Peau’s compact for $95 (you can see it here). I have mine in a Z-palette, and since it is a metal pan, it stays in place nicely. Gold (12) has the same soft, finely-milled, silky texture as the previous shade, but it was just a tiny bit powdery in comparison. It had good color payoff, which you could apply lightly or more heavily depending on how intense you want the golden sheen to be. It blends and sheers out easily, and it doesn’t accumulate, so it doesn’t emphasize pores even when applied more heavily. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

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Gold (12)

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Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quads, Luminizers
  • Weekend plans: Maybe some grilling/BBQ!
  • What TV show can you not get enough of right now?: We are watching Seinfeld all the way through right now!

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Kat Von D Thin Lizzy Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Thin Lizzy Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Thin Lizzy Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sparkling brick copper.” It’s a lightly brightened, copper-red with gold and copper sparkle. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Manhunter (P, $18.00) is brighter, more orange. Kat Von D Gothica (P, $21.00) is lighter, browner. Milani Bronze Beauty (P, $5.49) is lighter, more orange, less red. Givenchy Rouge d’Exception (308) (LE, $36.00) has less shimmer, brighter. NARS Moscow (P, $26.00) has less shimmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Let us rejoice for a moment, because Thin Lizzy had a lightly creamy consistency that applied evenly, smoothly, and didn’t tug or drag on the lips. It isn’t a slippery feeling, so it still retains a mostly matte finish on the lips, but it is comfortable to wear and isn’t a struggle to apply. It had good color coverage, and though it says “sparkling,” it is a finer shimmer that is less present than some of the other more metallic/frosted shades in the range. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

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Thin Lizzy

B+

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

5/5

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