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Friday, July 11th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty style do you wish was more mainstream? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI wish I saw more people rocking non-traditional lip colors (blue, green, gold, etc.) in person (not just online!).

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Friday, July 11th, 2014

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look
Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Makeup Look

Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction collaboration! :) Stay tuned for full photos, swatches, reviews, and all that good stuff!


For the eyes, I used the new, limited edition Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette. I applied Righteous eyeshadow on the inner two-thirds of the lid, and then I blended Tyranny on the outer third and towards the middle of the lid. I darkened the crease with Vengeance with a larger, fluffier crease brush, and then I defined further by applying Anger with a smaller, more precise crease brush. On the brow bone, I mixed Righteous and Tyranny to blend from the darker crease color towards the brow bone. I lightly highlighted the brow bone with Furious. I used Urban Decay’s Perversion 24/7 Eyeliner on the lower lash line and water line.


I began by applying Giorgio Armani Maestro (5.5) Liquid Foundation, then set with Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. I patted on Laura Mercier Sensual Reflections Cheek Melange as a more defining/contouring blush (so it is applied a bit lower than a normal blush).

Lips & Nails

I used Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Lip Pencil on the outer edges of the lip as a liner (but didn’t fill in the lips entirely), and then I applied Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick all over the lips. I applied two coats of Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color on nails.

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Friday, July 11th, 2014

NARS Gifting for Fall 2014 - Smokey Eye Kit
NARS Gifting for Fall 2014 – Smokey Eye Kit

Smokey Eye Kit ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

For Fall 2014, NARS Cosmetics introduces the NARSissist’s most coveted essentials for eyes with the Smokey Eye Kit. The limited-edition kit features a compact with three must-have shadows for captivating, compelling eyes, a mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Eyeliner and a newly designed travel size Wide Contour Brush #43 for easy application on the go.

  • Madrague I
  • Bali
  • Mekong
  • Via Veneto Mini
  • Wide Contour Brush #43 Travel-sized

Availability: July 15th at NARS online, August 1st at boutiques and department stores

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Choose or Lose

Which do you use more often at home: eyeshadow singles or palettes?

Check out the results!

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) Lust for Lacquer
Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) Lust for Lacquer

Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) Lust for Lacquer ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “berry mauve with shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brick red-plum with pink shimmer and subtle sparkle. It had warm undertones. I actually found this type of color hard to dupe in gloss-form, particularly because of the coverage of this one. Maybelline Almond Aura (130) (LE) is lighter, less red/plum. Bobbi Brown Uber Suede (P, $24.00) is browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This was part of a 1,000-point Sephora offering, but it is being added to the full range. Right now, there’s early access to it direct from Marc Jacobs Beauty, but Sephora has it listed (along with another new shade, Satisfaction) as coming soon. It’s part of the full-coverage portion of the formula, and it did, indeed, have full, opaque color coverage. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and comfortable to wear with a lightly hydrating formula. This shade wore well for five hours on me, and it was non-sticky (except by the very last hour, it was very slightly tacky) with a sweet mint scent.

The Glossover


Shooting Stars (316)

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Friday, July 11th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I bought several of Nordstrom’s beauty exclusives, though none will be here until next week: 2x Dior Fusion Eyeshadows, 2x Dior Addict Fluids, MAC Kits/Sets, Chanel highlighting powder
  • Weekend plans: Spend some time with my baby Mellan! I feel like I’ve been busier than usual this week and want to do something special with him.
  • Fiction or non-fiction?: Fiction for me!

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! :)

This week’s Mellan photo/video…

Someone loves his giraffe!

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