Have you joined MyTemptalia yet? Register and start having fun today!
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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:
  • Your go-to sunscreen for face?
  • Your go-to sunscreen for body?
  • Best product for dealing with sunburn?
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Kat Von D Ink Liner
Kat Von D Ink Liner

Kat Von D Ink Liner ($19.00 for 0.019 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a waterproof liquid eyeliner that wears for up to 24 hours (I only tested for sixteen) with “bold lines with instant color lay-down.” None of the three I bought to try were that opaque, and they’re really very runny when applied to the skin, so they sometimes spread out into the “lines” on the skin (it will depend on your skin type and how your skin is in the area). The biggest issue I had with these is that you can’t intensify the eyeliner, and it’s hard to correct any mistakes, because if you go over the same area with the felt-tip, it erases the color and becomes even more difficult to get even, smooth coverage in that area.

Kat Von D Dali Ink Liner ($19.00 for 0.019 fl. oz.) is described as a “teal.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark blue-teal with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that wasn’t buildable to greater coverage. It is better applied over your eyeshadow (like winged eyeliner, after you’ve finished your eyeshadow look) than over bare skin, as it really had a tendency to bleed. Once dried, it lasted for sixteen hours with little flaking, and it did seem waterproof. MAC Siahi (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Blue Peep (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Take the Plunge (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Chanel Sweet Star (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Mountain Air (P, $20.00) is cooler. Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. Estee Lauder Electric Teal (LE, $20.00) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Nerdrum Ink Liner ($19.00 for 0.019 fl. oz.) is described as a “sea blue.” It’s a muted, medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but you have to be very, very careful or else it seems to erase what you put down. I had better luck trying to ramp up the coverage while it was still drying than when it had dried down. It had one or two flakes off over a sixteen hour period. MAC Deep Blue Sea (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Mountain Air (P, $20.00) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Glamorous Thief (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Nietzsche Ink Liner ($19.00 for 0.019 fl. oz.) is described as a “periwinkle.” It’s a brightened, cornflower blue that leans purple with a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage when applied, and it was sort of buildable, but it was difficult to get the coverage to be even if you used more than one stroke. It lasted for sixteen hours with a couple of flaked off pieces (hardly noticeable). MAC Royal Wink (LE, $16.00) is darker. NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Glossover

P
product

Dali

C

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
P
product

Nerdrum

C-

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

6/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
P
product

Nietzsche

C+

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer: Melon Pop, Poppy Pop, Sweet Pop, Love Pop, Plum Pop, Grape Pop

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone shimmer raspberry.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark berry-red with fine gold and berry pearl. This shade had the most shimmer out of all the shades I bought. It had near full coverage, but there is some translucency where the natural lip color will peek through. It lasted for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Lou-Ling (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker. Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. Buxom Moonlighter (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler. MAC Gospel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “soft, neutral plum creme.” It’s a soft, medium rosy plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. This shade was quite pigmented with a slightly thicker consistency that covered evenly. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Fiend (P, $22.00) is warmer. Buxom Centerfold (LE, $21.00) is glossier. Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $35.00) is glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Elise (448) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier. MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Yield to Love (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “neutrla, blue purple creme.” It’s a softly brightened, medium-dark purple with warmer, rosy pink tones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that glided on evenly and smoothly. This shade stayed on well for five hours and was hydrating while worn. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Vogue en Violet (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have a “weightless” feel with “bold, saturated colour” that is combined with a “smoothing primer” so it applies with a “modern-velvet finish” (which Clinique also describes as “demi-matte”) and hydrating, 8-hour wear. As you might expect with a Clinique product, the formula has no scent or taste, which is always a bonus. If I ignore a lot of the claims, it’s a fine lipstick, but color coverage is more semi-opaque to opaque, wear three to six hours, and a couple of shades weren’t smoothing. They do feel lightweight with a thin, lightly creamy consistency that slides over the lips without tugging, and they’re lightly hydrating while worn. The shimmery shades seem to apply less smoothly and are more prone to wear issues (pulling into lip lines, shorter wear).

The Glossover

P
product

Love Pop

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
P
product

Plum Pop

B-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

5.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
P
product

Grape Pop

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

ColourPop Summer 2015 Lippie Stix
ColourPop Summer 2015 Lippie Stix

For summer, there are five new ColourPop Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0357 oz.) from tangerine to fuchsia. The Lippie Stix formula is a twist-up lipstick that comes in a variety of finishes with most of the finishes designed to have richer coverage. Here’s a recap of the formula overall (from yesterday’s review):

Matte finishes are supposed to be: “full coverage” and “long-wearing” and “ultra-comfortable, while cream finishes are supposed to be “full coverage” with “an ultra creamy feel and look.” The satin finish is ddescribed as “full coverage” and “long-wearing” that has a “hydrating feel.” Lastly, the hyper-glossy finish is supposed to have “full coverage” that “melts” and leaves “tons of moisture” with a “glossy finish.” All of the Lippie Stix have a synthetic, vanilla-like scent that sometimes smells synthetic and leans waxy. I don’t notice the scent applied, and I don’t notice any taste. In general, most of the finishes apply without tugging on the lips, have good coverage, and wear at least four hours, but most aren’t hydrating, while the hyper-glossy finish is a little tacky in feel. A few of the really matte shades are drier and can tug, and they can get drying.

Fiesta is described as a “light peachy pink in a cream finish.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly for the most part. The texture was creamy, light-medium in weight, and was comfortable on. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Julie (P, $32.00) is darker. Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is cooler. NARS Brigitte (P, $32.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Potent (P, $30.00) is lighter. YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is warmer. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer. YSL Peach Passion (13) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Clinique Melon Pop (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Luau is described as a “bright tangerine in a hyper glossy finish.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with strong, yellow undertones and a glossy, creamy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage; there was a veil of translucency where if your natural lip color is stronger, you may find in influences the end result. The texture is thicker than the other finishes with a slight tackiness to it, but it lasted for five hours and left a stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Sounds Like Noise (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. Estee Lauder Daring (P, $30.00) is more muted, less glossy. Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is darker, less glossy. MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy. Paul and Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy. NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Polliwog is described as a “cool toned nude beige in a cream finish.” It’s a yellowed, light-medium peach-beige with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque color paoyff that could have applied more evently; the more translucent coverage seemed prone to streaky compared to other shades (but it’s not awful streaky). The texture is a little thicker and sits in lip lines initially, which isn’t too noticeable, but it gathers more of the color as it wears on for the next four hours. It was slightly drying over time. MAC Touch the Earth (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Cream (P, $28.00) is cooler. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (P, $30.00) is cooler. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Naturally Transformed (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Topanga is described as a “mid-tone dusty coral in a satin finish.” It’s a medium-dark pink-coral with a satin finish. It had rich color coverage that went on smoothly and evenly. The consistency was lightly creamy and glided on without tugging on the lips. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly drying after three and a half hours of wear. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Protest (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Matthew (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler. NARS Kelly (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler. Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is cooler. NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. MAC Toying Around (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Melted Melon (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Estee Lauder Surreal Sun (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Make Me Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Toucan is described as a “bright pinky red coral in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark coral-fuchsia with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that covered evenly, but the texture was noticeably dry and stiff (one of the driest I’ve come across from the brand), which made it painful to apply as it tugged and dragged a lot during application. It lasted for eight hours but was very drying. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is glossier. Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $30.00) is glossier. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Glossover

P
product

Fiesta

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
P
product

Luau

A-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
P
product

Polliwog

C+

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Click to Reveal More Glossovers!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last product you regret purchasing? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerYSL Full Metal Shadows — I should have just bought a few to try first.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Palettes' Comparisons & Swatches
Click to Enlarge

Below are somewhat similar shades–not necessarily perfect dupes, but they’re the ones that “overlap” more to give you a general idea of where there are similar shades. You’ll definitely some similar shades if you own every single Naked-related palette (and even more if you own a lot of the other Urban Decay palettes), but it will depend on how many of them you own, which ones, and what kind of shades you favor (or not) and whether the difference in undertone, contrast, and finish are worth it or not.  I’ll go over the specific dupes for Naked Smoky in its full review. Hope this is helpful!

  • Beiges: Venus/Verve/Virgin/Bootycall; Skimp/Bootycall; High/Liar/Sin; Walk of Shame/Stark/Combust; Venus/Thirteen
  • Bronzes: Sidecar/Smog/Snakebite/Radar/Darkhorse; Half-Baked/Chopper; Chopper/Trick; Suspect/Dirtysweet
  • Blacks: Crave/Black Market/Creep/Blackout
  • Taupes: YDK/Toasted/Liar/Mugshot; Naked2/Frisk; Undone/Password; Cover/Tease
  • Browns: Buck/Whiskey; Faint/Whiskey
  • Plums: Hustle/Busted/Blackheart; Darkside/Smolder
  • Grays: Gunmetal/Slanted/Dagger