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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Dior Designer 5-Colour Palette
Dior Designer 5-Colour Palette

Inspired by professional techniques and textures, this palette lets you create easy, stand-out eyes. Achieve flawless, sculpted eye looks and color graduation with these five semi-tones, while the designer textures allow for infinite layering with a sheer finish. This palette features a powder base that smooths, evens out, and prepares lids for application of longer-lasting, eye shadow color. Enriched with pearlescent pigments, its array of satiny eye shadows deliver high-pigment power with a luminous finish that creates a 3-D, sculpted effect. The shimmering highlighter imparts an ultra-fine film of light onto the eyelid, and the dense eyeliner finishes off the look by defining the eyes with an elevated, matte glow.

Designer 5-Colour Palette ($62.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Navy (208)
  • Khaki (308)
  • Nude Pink (508)
  • Amber (708)
  • Taupe (718)

Availability: May 2015; coming soon to Sephora

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your most used lipstick? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerGuerlain Gems! It’s about a centimeter tall now.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

Marc Jacobs Love Buzz (324) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “rose-gold shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with fine, lighter gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color payoff with more noticeable shimmer than color coverage (but nonetheless, a far cry from “maximum color”). It lasted for three and a half hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is less shimmery. Surratt Beauty Soigne (P, $32.00) is pinker. Revlon HD Petalite (540) (P, $8.99) is pinker. MAC Stoke the Flame (LE, $15.00) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Diamond (326) (DC, $28.00) seems to pretty much be the same (so I expect Love Buzz to be the replacement). NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is similar. MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Dynasty at Dusk (P, $20.00) is warmer. Burberry Cameo Pink (P, $29.00) is pinker. Bobbi Brown Pink Gold (P, $24.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Some Girls (328) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “punch-pink shimmer.” It’s a slightly muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a fine dusting of pink and gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. It wore well for four hours and was hydrating over time. Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Pearlescent Peach (520) (P, $8.99) is brighter. NARS Stella (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Be Nice (P, $22.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (DC, $28.00) is very similar. MAC Meteoric (LE, $20.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marc Jacobs Uproar (336) Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “melon shimmer.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with peach and pink shimmer. It had sheer coverage that primarily darkened and added warmth to my natural lip color, but I would expect this one to look different from person to person as the natural lip color will change this one a lot. The shimmer is fine and hardly noticeable on. It’s comfortable to wear during the three hours it lasts, and it was somewhat hydrating. Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery. MAC Bared for You (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is pinker. YSL Nude Carat (No. 20) (P, $32.00) is similar. bareMinerals Dazzler (LE, $18.00) is similar. Dior No Angel (353) (P, $29.50) is pinker. Chanel Zephyr (377) (LE, $29.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Some Girls (328)

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)
Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid)

Becca Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) ($41.00 for 1.7 fl. oz.) is described as a “pale gold.” It’s a muted, light golden champagne with very fine shimmer and warmer undertones. Too Faced Pop of Light (P) is a powder, pinker, less shimmery. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is a cream, slightly more shimmery. Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is lighter. MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $28.00) is more sparkly, powder. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (P) is darker, powder. Tarte Champagne (LE) is a powder. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is a powder. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be a “sheer cream-liquid” that gives the skin a “soft, natural glow.” The liquid version of the Shimmering Skin Perfector is the sheerest option, though it is still a noticeable highlighter when applied on top of bare skin or foundation. I personally prefer using the liquid for mixing in with base products (like foundation, moisturizer, or primer) for an all-over luminosity, and then defer to the cream or powder versions for spot highlighting (cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and so forth). The texture is thin, watery (not in a bad way), and very spreadable across the skin. It doesn’t emphasize pores or look too shimmery on the skin, even when blended all-over. On me, it doesn’t seem to decrease or increase the wear of my base product, and as a standalone highlighter, it stays on well for seven and a half hours. The pump mechanism is hard to control if you want just enough for cheeks, as it tends to pump out enough for all-over.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow

Here are reviews for eight of ColourPop Super Shock Shadows ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) — a few of these are discontinued/were limited edition, but they were incorporated into the looks initially, so hopefully the dupes will help or otherwise inspire you on how to wear them if you picked them up during the holidays. Perhaps we’ll see a few come back this holiday!

ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “metallic silvery blue with … glitter.” It’s a light-medium, silvery-gray with a bluish-tint and sparkle that has a more metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly smoothly, though it didn’t build too well as it tends to thicken up on the lid when layered. It lasted for ten hours without creasing but had some fall out. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an antique gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage that was fairly smooth and blendable on the skin. On me, it wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading. This shade was limited edition. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “fiercely rich emerald green.” It’s a medium-dark, emerald green with subtle warm undertones with cooler-toned green sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. It was a little more emollient than other shades, so it was more prone to sheering out. The color lasted for ten hours without fading or creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Rex Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “black drenched with multiple shades of blue glitter.” It’s a medium-dark black with light blue and navy blue micro-glitter. It had so-so color payoff–the black base was noticeably sheer. The upside is the cream-based formula holds the glitter better than a powder would have, but this shade was difficult to work with as it tended to look uneven applied. I had noticeable fall out over time with this shade, though the color didn’t crease for ten hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Sleigh Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “icy sage sprinkled with tons of multicolored glitter.” It’s a muted, light-medium antique gold with silver and gold micro-glitter. It had good color payoff and applied easily, though it is pretty glittery so it doesn’t go on quite as smoothly as other shades. The color stayed in place for ten hours but had some fall out over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “smoky blue loaded with silver and gold glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray-ish blue with gold and silver glitter. The texture of this is creamier than a lot of the other shades in the formula, but it is very sparkly, which gives it a more textured feel and a tendency to apply a little unevenly. The effect is pretty cool in person, but it’s one of those textures that doesn’t photograph as well. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that is best applied with only light blending or else the glitter gets everywhere. The underlying bluish coloring lasted for ten hours, but I had some fall out over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “true royal blue in a pearlized finish.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark navy blue with a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly, while the color stayed on for ten hours without creasing or fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich black doused with high levels of silver glitter and hints of pink glitter.” It’s a medium-dark black with silver glitter. The base was semi-sheer, which made this shade difficult to apply evenly. When blending, the glitter tended to lift and clump together at times. This was one that really was better applied by patting on with a fingertip rather than a brush. I had some fall out over time, though I didn’t have any creasing over ten hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Longevity

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9/10

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Empire

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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