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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

‘Tis the season for sales and deals! We’ll be updating deals between now and December 1st as more come through, and you can check out what we have so far! Which ones will be you enjoying this holiday season? Happy hauling! :)  Check back periodically as we add more deals and coupons to the list!

Black Friday

  • 100% PURE: Free Black Tea mascara with $75+ purchase, 11/26 through 12/1. Free shipping on all orders with code PUREFRIDAY, 11/26 through 11/29.
  • ALCHIMIE FOREVER: 30% off with code FF2014, 11/26 through 12/7.
  • ANTHONY: 30% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • ASOS: 30% off with code TGIBF, 11/28.
  • AVON: Free shipping + 30% off $30+ purchase with code BLACK30FS, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • BENEFIT: Spend $30, get a FREE benetint deluxe sample. Spend $60, also get a stay don’t stray deluxe sample. Spend $90, also get a total moisture deluxe sample. Spend $120, also get FREE deluxe samples of the porefessional & posiebalm. Use code BENEFRIDAY, ends 11/30.
  • BIRCHBOX: Free Birchbox for every $60 you spend on subscriptions with code BOXME, 11/28 through 11/30. 25% off all full-sized products when you spend $35+ with code FRIDAY25, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • BLISS: Luxe holiday beauty bag ($150 value) with $100+ purchase, 11/28 through 11/30. 20% off, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • BLOOMINGDALES: $25 off almost every $200, ends 11/29.
  • CLARINS: Get duo editions of your favorite products, through 11/30 or while supplies last.
  • CLARINS CANADA: Customer’s choice of four 5pc gifts (including beautiful bag) with any $75 order, ends 12/1.
  • CAROL’S DAUGHTER: 30% off any order with code HOLIDAY30 or 40% off $50+ orders with code HOLIDAY40, ends 11/30.
  • DERMSTORE: Black Friday Super Gift ($147 value) with $125+ purchase, plus free 1-3 day shipping, while supplies last, beginning 11/28. 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY, ends 11/30.
  • DR. BRANDT: 40% off entire purchase, plus free shipping, 11/26 through 11/28.
  • DR. HAUSCHKA: Free cleansing cream with $50+ purchase, 12/28 through 12/1.
  • E.L.F.: Buy 1, get 1 50% off, plus free limited edition kabuki brush with $30+ purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • ELEMENTAL HERBOLOGY: Spend $75, get the Tree of Life Balm free, 11/28.
  • EVOLUTION MAN: 25% off with code BLK25, ends 12/1.
  • FOLICA: 25% off sitewide with code PIE25, ends 11/30.
  • GHD: 25% off all of ghd’s innovative hair tools (excluding the ghd curve collection), 11/28 through 12/2.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code FAMILY14, ends 12/7.
  • INGLOT: 20% off any purchase, plus get a free Nail Enamel with $60+ purchase and a patented shopping bag with $200+ purchase, excludes accessories and empty Freedom System palettes, 11/27 through 12/3.
  • J. PAUL: 30% off sitewide, 12/1 only.
  • JAN MARINI: 20% off $200+ purchases, ends 12/5.
  • JOHN MASTERS ORGANICS: 25% off sitewite with code HOLIDAY14, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • JUNE JACOBS: 25% off sitewide + free shipping, 11/24 through 11/28.
  • KARIN HERZOG: 20% off everything, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KERASTASE: 15% off $100+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $150+, plus a Nutritive Deluxe Sample Duo Gift Box, Touche Finale, and free shipping with code GIFTSILVER, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • KATE SOMERVILLE: 25% off with code FRIENDS2014, ends 12/1.
  • KIEHL’S: Receive 3 Deluxe Samples and Free Shipping on Any Order. Plus, shop the Limited Edition Moisture Rescue Set for $33 (a $70 Value) while supplies last with code BIGTREAT, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • LAB SERIES: Deluxe Skincare Travel Kit w/ $65 order! FULL SIZE Deodorant, DS Age Rescue+ Water-Charged Gel Cream, Age Rescue+ Face Lotion, MAX LS Age-Less Face Cream, MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser & signature dopp kit bag with code BFDELUXEKIT, ends 11/28.
  • LAURA GELLER: 25% off with code FRIDAY25, 11/26 through 11/30. 30% off $100+ purchase with code FRIDAY30, 11/26 through 11/30.
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER: (boutique only, will honor phone orders) 2 for $10 Aqua Shadows, 2 for $10 Aqua Eyes Lagoon Green, 2 for $10 Aqua Liner from Sepia Collection; $150 Make Up Artist Picks Set (was $300), $34 Artisan Brush Set (was $65), $19 Aqua Shadow Kit (was $38), $9 Extravagant Eyes on the Go Set (waas $18)
  • MAKEUP GEEK: Black Friday Bundle ($100, $145 value) includes Vegas Lights Palette, 8 Blushes, Large Z-Palette, Afterglow Pigment; Blush Pan Bundle for $70 ($80 value).
  • MALLY BEAUTY: 30% off, ends 11/28.
  • MINERAL FUSION: 25% off all cleansers with code CLEANSE25, through 11/30.
  • MURAD: $25 off $100+ orders plus free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY, ends 11/30.
  • OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS: 20% off sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • OLE HENRIKSEN: Free $100 Surprise Gift Bag with your order of $50 with code 100HOLIDAYBAG, ends 12/1.
  • OMOROVICZA: Up to 30% off sets, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • PAULA’S CHOICE: 15% off sitewide + free shipping, 11/28 through 12/7.
  • PETER THOMAS ROTH: $25 Super Size Mega Rich Cream, 11/28 only.
  • PHILOSOPHY: 10% off $50, 20% off $75, 30% off $100 with code GOBBLE, ends 11/27. 15% off sitewide with code RETAIL15, ends 11/30.
  • PUR MINERALS: 30% off favorite cosmetics with code PURFBF14, 11/28 through 11/30.
  • RED DOOR SPA: 15% off retail purchases of $100 or more on RedDoorSpas.com, 11/28 only.
  • RITA HAZAN: 25% sitewide, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SEPHORA: Make Up For Ever Get Glossy Kit (Lab Shine Lip Gloss in #D14 and #D16) for $10
  • SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR: 15% off $125+ purchase + free shipping with code HAPPY125, 11/27 through 12/1. 20% off $200+ purchase plus Touch of Gloss and free shipping, with code HOLIDAYS200, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SHU UEMURA: 20% + free shipping on $50+ orders, 25% off + free shipping on $100+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SHU UEMURA CANADA: 20% + free shipping on $75+ orders, 25% off + free shipping on $125+ orders with code TEMPTALIA, 11/26 through 12/1.
  • SIBU BEAUTY: 60% off all orders with code SIBU60, 11/27 through 12/1.
  • SILKN: 25% off with code SILKYBLACK, ends 11/30.
  • SKINDINAVIA: 20% off + free shipping + free Makeup Primer spray with code 20OFF, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • SMASHBOX: 25% off $50+ orders with code SBXFF14, ends 12/1.
  • SPACENK: Spend $100 and receive a giftcard for $25 to use on the next purchase of $100, ends 11/30.
  • STILA: $10 off $50 with code 10OFF50, $20 off $75 with code 20OFF75, $30 off $100 with code 30OFF100, 12/26 only.
  • STRIVECTIN: 20% off all products with code FFNOV14, 11/26 through 11/30.
  • SUPERGOOP: 30% off with code CYBER2014, 11/28 through 12/1.
  • TARTE: 25% off sitewide with code FRIDAY, plus free shipping + sample on $40+ purchases, 11/27 through 11/30.
  • TATCHA: 20% off with code FF2014, 11/28 through 12/8.
  • THE BODY SHOP: Black Friday Tote for $30, 3 for $33 entire store, 11/25 through 11/30.
  • TOO FACED: Buy 1 Better Than Sex Mascara, get 50% off 1 item, 11/28 only. Natural at Night for $15, $10 Tan Without the Twinkle, 11/28 only. $10 off $60, $15 off $75, $20 off $100, plus 50% off sale, 11/29 through 11/30.
  • TRIA: Up to 25% off gift sets, through 11/30.
  • URBAN DECAY: Get the Ammo Palette, Smoked Palette, and deluxe Perversion Mascara for $30, 11/28 only.
  • WALGREENS: 25% off regularly priced items with code GOBBLE25, 11/27 through 11/29.
  • YES TO: 40% off Friday, 35% off Saturday + Sunday, 11/28, 11/29-11/30.
  • YSL: Get 20% Off your purchase of $75 or more, plus free shipping with code YSLGIFT, ends 12/7.


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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Are there any beauty products that remind you of certain people in your life? Maybe your grandmother always wore Chanel. No. 5?

Temptalia's AnswerMy maternal grandmother wears a lot of Chanel No. 5, which is the only association that really came to my mind.

Thanks to reader Andrea for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey Kissing Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey Kissing Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey Kissing Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had rich, opaqued color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours, while the formula was lightly hydrating and creamy enough to glide on without tugging. MAC Sensual Sparks (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $22.00) is lighter. NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is less glossy. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is lighter, yellower. NARS Biscayne Park (P, $25.00) is lighter. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is slightly darker. MAC Delectable (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Freckletone (P, $16.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Charlotte Tilbury Love Bite Kissing Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium red with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a luminous finish. I think this may look bluer-based on those with strong, cool undertones, but it seems more neutral to lightly warm-toned when I swatch it next to more distinctively blue-based lipsticks. It had rich, full color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for over six hours and left a stain behind. It was lightly hydrating over time and comfortable to wear. There are definitely a lot of similar shades within this type of finish (there are so many that I’ve omitted mattes, but I don’t doubt that there would be matte shades with a similar coloring). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is slightly warmer. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is more muted. NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is a touch more muted. Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is warmer. NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is similar. Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is similar. Guerlain Gilda (P, $51.00) is warmer. Guerlain Gala (P, $51.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl (214) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl (214) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl (214) Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette ($59.00 for 0.24 oz.) includes seven shades ranging from matte beige to green-teal to eggplant. It’s a new(er) and permanent addition to the palette range that released in the fall. Overall, it’s a nice palette with six of the seven shades performing well with good color payoff, long-wear, and softer, easier-to-use textures. The one that was the major miss was drier with a stiffer consistency that made it harder to blend and use on the eyelid. It seemed like a more unique mix of shades to me, which is nice to see.

The Night Owl #1 is described as a “champagne sheen with silver glitter.” It’s a muted, antique gold with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic sheen. While I detected silver micro-glitter in the pan, almost none showed up on the actual lid, so there didn’t seem to be issues with fall out either (because there wasn’t any to fall!). The color itself wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Night Owl #2 is described as an “intense black matte with iridescent glitter.” It’s a deep, dark black with a mostly matte finish (and it appears mostly matte once applied and blended on the skin) and a sprinkling of very fine multi-colored shimmer. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Night Owl #3 is described as a “metallic golden bronze.” It’s a rich, medium-dark honey gold with hints of brown in its base and a high-shine, metallic finish. It was incredibly soft, buttery, and smooth with intense color payoff. It wore well for nine hours before creasing slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Night Owl #4 is described as a “matte creme.” It’s a light beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t powdery. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Night Owl #5 is described as a “mermaid sheen with subtle iridescent shimmer.” It’s a brightened, bluish-teal with a frosted, metallic sheen and subtle silver sparkle. The consistency is a smidgen dry, though it is very pigmented and was fairly easy to blend. It wore well for eight and a half hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Night Owl #6 is described as a “cocoa matte with rose gold shimmer.” It’s a dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. There is a light dusting of gold micro-shimmer. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Night Owl #7 is described as a “rich matte espresso.” It’s a blackened eggplant purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. This was the worst-performing shade in the palette, as it was drier and stiffer, so the color payoff was lacking and blendability was lower. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light graphite grey with flecks of silver.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, which could have been truer-to-pan, but it had a soft, blendable consistency so it was easy to use on the lid. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly. Dior Golden Reflections #1 (LE) is warmer, darker. MAC Stormy Sunset (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Graphic Nature (P) is darker. bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is brighter, cooler-toned. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is cooler-toned. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is darker. Too Faced Chimney (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Graphica (P) is similar. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $15.00) is similar. CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter. MAC Howzat (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “frosty shimmery white.” It’s a cool-toned, bright white with a very fine shimmer-sheen finish. It’s somewhat powdery, but it had decent pigmentation nonetheless. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours when I tested it. Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Anti-Star (LE) is more shimmery. Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE) is similar. Hello Kitty Milk (LE) is similar. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Purr (LE, $16.00) is similar. LORAC Snow (P) is similar. theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is slightly brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is cooler-toned. theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #1 (P) is similar. MAC Crystal Avalanche (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte pure white.” It’s a cool-toned white with a matte finish that comes off looking almost gray-ish applied. I think it’s a shade that would be really nice over a good base for a pure white, but it doesn’t have the density or richness to be bright white on the skin by itself. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is brighter. Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Pick Me Up (P, $15.00) is similar. LORAC White (P) is brighter. Sugarpill Tako (P, $12.00) is brighter. Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is brighter. Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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