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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) includes four shades that revolve around a green-hued theme. The quality was consistently high across the four shades with the more glittery shade having some fall out, but the pigmentation, texture, and application of the four were nice. This brand has been available (along with this particular quad) for awhile in the UK, and I bought this from Selfridges, but it will be available stateside at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Beautylish, NET-A-PORTER tomorrow, September 2nd. Of the products I’ve tried from the brand, I think her eyeshadows are not just good quality but more unique. (In general, the line is high quality, but the shades are often more dupable than not.) Most of the pricing is in line with other designer brands like Chanel and Dior, but the quad pricing is noticeably lower ($52 vs. ~$60 of Chanel, Dior, etc.). It contains about the same to a little less in terms of product weight/quantity to other comparable brands.

The Rebel #1 is a golden beige with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, buttery consistency that was easy to blend and lasted for nine hours before fading. Stila Kitten (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is warmer. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rebel #2 is a medium, grassy green with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was soft and buttery, while it was blendable and nicely pigmented. It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. Shiseido Sudachi (GR 619) (P, $25.00) is a cream product. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler-toned. Sleek MakeUP Evergreen (P, $9.99) is lighter. Makeup Geek Shimmermint (P, $5.99) is lighter. Fyrinnae Dragon’s Wing (P, $6.80) is brighter. Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy? (P, $6.80) is darker, cooler-toned. Sephora Collection Rolling in the Grass (10) (P, $13.00) is darker. MAC Golden Olive (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter. MAC Humid (P, $15.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Foxfire (P, $14.00) is brighter. Inglot #418 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rebel #3 is a muted, olive green with warm, khaki undertones and gold glitter. It had good color payoff, despite having a texture that felt thinner–almost wet–and glittery. It applies fairly well for something with this much glitter, as a lot of the glitter binds with the base color. Also worth noting is that it appears significantly lighter on than it looks in the pan. There is some fall out over time (more than minor, less than moderate), though the underlying base color lasts for nine hours without creasing. Anastasia Emerald (LE) is less sparkly, darker. MAC Silver Sun (LE, $19.50) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is lighter, less glittery. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is lighter, less glittery. Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.80) is darker, less glittery. MAC Unsurpassable (LE, $21.00) is lighter. L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker. Sugarpill Junebug (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Inglot #419 (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glittery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Rebel #4 is a deepened, medium-dark green-ish teal with cool undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation that went on very smoothly and was fairly blendable (but it could have been a little easier to blend out). It lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing. bareMinerals Dazzle (P) is darker. MAC Green Room (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE) is bluer. Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $18.00) is greener. Sephora Collection Midnight Swim (16) (P, $13.00) is bluer. MAC Double Feature #4 #1 (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever #80 (DC, $20.00) is greener. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Blotting Powders!

my answer: It’s not a product I use often, as I don’t get too oily until 10-12 hours after wearing makeup. I usually just use a pressed powder as my blotting powder, so I don’t have too much to say here!

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Zoya Remy, Sansa, Yuna Nail Lacquers
Zoya Remy, Sansa, Yuna Nail Lacquers

Zoya Remy Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “indigo with copper and gold liquid metal.” It’s an inky, blackened navy blue with lighter blue and teal sparkle. It seems like the “copper and gold” turns into a lighter, bluish-teal with the blue polish over/mixed with it. This was so pigmented–it was pretty much opaque in one coat, but the swatches show two. It was slightly thin but not particularly problematic to apply. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blue Velvet (132) (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, smaller shimmer. Color Club First Looks (P) is darker, smaller shimmer. China Glaze Little Drummer Boy (LE, $7.50) is darker, smaller shimmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Zoya Samsa Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “deepest eggplant with gold liquid metal.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned purple with gold and copper flecks of sparkle and shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and dried down to a shiny finish. The consistency was a little thin, but it didn’t run to the edges, thankfully. Chanel Taboo (LE, $27.00) is darker, different colored shimmer. Cult Nails Spontaneous (DC, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Cult Nails Enigmatic (LE, $12.00) is darker, less shimmery. Zoya Neeka (P, $9.00) is cooler-toned, less sparkly. Butter London Marrow (P, $15.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Zoya Yuna Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “grey with copper and gold liquid metal.” It’s a dark gray with subtle warm undertones and a yellowed sparkle. It had very nearly opaque color coverage after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin. China Glaze Concrete Catwalk (LE, $7.50) and Zoya Evvie (P, $9.00) have no shimmer, so they’re not very similar overall. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Wolvesmouth Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic berry.” It’s a deepened, berry-red with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, metallic shimmer. Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is glossier, no shimmer. Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is darker, no shimmer. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) has less shimmer. Urban Decay Venom (P, $22.00) is brighter. Milani Chilled Brandy (P, $5.49) is much warmer. Make Up For Ever #13 (P, $19.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Studded Kiss formula boasts 10-hour wear with “one-swipe payoff” that “leaves lips supple.” Wolvesmouth has mostly opaque color coverage, but the natural lip color will come through slightly. The consistency was thin, lightweight, a little clingy, and applied with only a little drag/tugging–but at least the color went on fairly evenly. On me, the color wore well for seven hours, and the formula was somewhat drying over time. It had a sweet, creme brulee scent but no discernible taste.

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

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Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your go-to look for a special occasion? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerTom Ford Pink Haze + Escapade cream eyeshadows on the lid, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy on the lash line, mascara, Tom Ford Love Lust blush, Guerlain Gems lipstick or Chanel Dragon!

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