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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Bite Beauty Shade 003 Lipstick
Bite Beauty Shade 003 Lipstick

Lip Lab Limited Release Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00)

  • Shade 003 / Chilly Pepper Fire red/coral (Limited Edition)

Availability: Now at Sephora

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

MAC Summer Opal Beauty Powder
MAC Summer Opal Beauty Powder

MAC Summer Opal Beauty Powder ($28.00 for 0.39 oz.) is described as a “light bronze with golden shimmer.” It’s a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $45.00) is lighter. Benefit CORALista (Palette) (P, $28.00) is warmer. Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is darker. Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is darker. MAC Stereo Rose (2014) (LE, $30.00) is peachier. MAC Perfect Topping (2014) (LE, $30.00) is pinker. bareMinerals The Many Splendors #2 (LE) is lighter. Becca Rose Gold (LE, $38.00) is darker. Urban Decay Glint (LE) is more sparkly. MAC Soft & Gentle (P, $30.00) is less peach. Le Metier de Beaute Whisper (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC describes it as a “subtle luminescent glow” with a “micro-fine” and “silky” texture that has “sheer” coverage. It had semi-sheer color coverage when I applied it to the skin, but it seemed buildable if you wanted greater warmth/shimmer. The texture feels smooth, but it’s thinner and drier with the powder having a firmer press overall, though it didn’t seem stiff to me–I didn’t have any problems getting the highlighter onto the skin even with my softest natural hair brushes. It has enough shimmer in it to be luminous and lightly frosted, and it very slightly emphasized pores on my skin. With my medium skin-tone, it added a subtle warmth and sheen, but fairer skin tones may see a greater color impact and deeper skin tones may find it doesn’t add warmth, just shimmer. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

P.S. — This collection has gone really quickly online, unfortunately, so your best bet may be to find a local store that carries it, but I would recommend calling prior, as the distribution is “select locations,” but I don’t have any specific location information to pass on.

The Glossover

LE
product

Summer Opal

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

MAC x Julia Petit Collection
MAC x Julia Petit Collection

MAC x Julia Petit Collection launches online next week on March 12th, 2015 (though it wouldn’t be surprising if launched the Monday before as well) and will be available at select MAC locations on March 19th, 2015. Here’s a sneak peek of the collection with full reviews to come!

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

MAC x Bao Bao Wan Collection
MAC x Bao Bao Wan Collection

MAC x Bao Bao Wan Collection has sold very quickly online, though there are a few pieces available scattered at various retailers. It launches in-stores on March 5th, though it is only available at select locations (and I don’t know which ones, so I highly recommend calling your location prior to heading over!). I’ll have reviews up shortly — as a note, I’m still waiting on one of the lipsticks and the eyeshadow palette, which should arrive early tomorrow (3/4) afternoon, but this is what I have at the moment!

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever had a makeup-related dream? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerOh, yeah, I dream about writing a review for a product I tested the day before ALL the time. Then I wake up and get annoyed that I didn’t actually write it out!

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Super Shock Cheek

In February, ColourPop Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) released in twenty shades from peach to fuchsia. I haven’t had much time with these yet, so I don’t have any insight to share quite yet (I’m wrapping up testing NARS’ formula, then I’ll move on to this one!). Hopefully I can start posting a review for a shade or two later this week or next. :) The formula is designed to be similar to the Super Shock Shadows, which means it is a firmer, cream-based product (no depotting!)–the brand does say that fingertips result in highest coverage, flat synthetic brushes have “more coverage” than duo fiber brushes, which will have “sheer, air brushed” coverage. All of these have already been added to the Swatch Gallery for easy comparisons.

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