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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Too Faced Melted Villain Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Villain Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Villain Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “black plum.” It’s a blackened purple with reddish-violet undertones and a glossy, cream finish. Colour Pop Feminist (P, $5.00) is more matte, darker. NYX Betrayal (P, $6.00) is lighter, more shimmery. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pagan (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Potent Fig (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Smoked Purple (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It was intensely pigmented, and the color goes on evenly and smoothly–more impressive given it is a more emollient formula that could easily have turned streaky. It’s a deeper shade, and while the edges are surprisingly clean even without a lip brush, I think a lip brush or going back and cleaning-up the edge is a must for this shade. It’s comfortable to wear and is lightly hydrating over time. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably, though I noticed some feathering along the upper lip line after the fifth hour of wear.

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9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a new, liquid eyeshadow formula that comes in twelve shades from black to beige and many shades in-between. Now that I’ve tested and reviewed all of the shades, here’s a round-up!

MOST UNIQUE: Emeraude (A), Shadow (A), Flannel (B-)
PERSONAL FAVORITES: Emeraude (A), Green Iron (A), Shadow (A), Cold Copper (A)

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

MAC Trend Forecast Fall '15 Collection Collection for March 2015
MAC Trend Forecast Fall ’15 Collection Collection for March 2015

Based on the AW15’s hottest shades backstage, M∙A∙C introduces two limited trend palettes for the Lip & Eye. M∙A∙C Trend Forecast Fall 15/Lip features shades of Frost and Amplified Lipstick, while M∙A∙C Trend Forecast Fall 15/Eye houses Cream Colour Base and Cream Shadow.

Trend Forecast Fall/Lip Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • She Devil Deep blood red base with pearl
  • Smoke Petal Slightly dirty shade, rich rose base
  • Grand Canyon Rich rusty base with orange pearl
  • Sweet Salmon Pastel pinky peach, no pearl
  • Royal Ritual Rich purple with red undertone base, red pearl
  • Ermine White base with no pearl

Trend Forecast Fall/Eye Palette ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pavement Greyed green, grey with green pearl
  • Calyspo Force Rich creamy yellow base with subtle gold pearl
  • Beautyberry Deep rich purple with red undertone, cranberry red pearl
  • Penny Arcade Rich rust with slight red undertone, red/yellow pearl
  • Boys in Blue Deep rich blue base, subtle pearl
  • Mouse Taupe with a mauvy undertone, subtle pearl

Availability: Online March 5th, 2015 (North America), at MAC PRO locations on March 10th, 2015 (North America) and April 2015 (International, PRO locations)

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty advice would you give your younger self if you could? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerWEAR SUNSCREEN!!!!! Followed by, “Consider moisturizing and cleansing your face on a daily basis.” I got into beauty/makeup when I went to college, but before then, I didn’t have a skincare routine at all. I’m sure I had cleanser and the like, but it wasn’t a routine.

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015
MAC Bao Bao Wan Collection for March 2015

For her M∙A∙C collaboration, shot by fellow Chinese luminary Chen Man, Bao Bao Wan introduces a collection inspired by her womanly and brazen aesthetic. The face takes centre stage as she decorates the complexion with the metallic golds and rich jewel tones she so adores. Nodding to tradition while trailblazing a path for new trends, M∙A∙C and Bao Bao Wan make every face a part of the new.

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Palette ($44.00) (Limited Edition)

Bao Bao’s Jewels Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette features the pure power of pigment in a creamy, lightweight hybrid. The shadows offer distinctive effects when applied wet, giving you a super saturation of color with metallic brilliance. When applied dry, they offer sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish.

  • Bao Bao’s Jewels Gold shimmer, dark brown with silver pearl, pale pink shimmer, steel grey shimmer, dark rose bronze.

Lipstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Romantic Breakdown Sheer nude (Lustre)
  • Forbidden Sunrise Creamy orange (Matte)
  • Burmese Kiss Bright coral pink (Matte)
  • Lavender Jade Dirty mauve with gold pearl (Matte)

Beauty Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Fine jewelry designer Bao Bao Wan collaborates with M·A·C for a limited-edition collection of gemstone-hued products wrapped up in luxe velvety-brown packaging. Summer Opal Beauty Powder is a pressed powder that goes on lightly, delivering a subtle luminescent glow with microfine, sheer and silky pigments.

  • Summer Opal Light bronze with golden shimmer

Studio Nail Lacquer ($13.50 U.S. / $16.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Kashmir Blue Royal blue with gold pearl (Pearl)
  • Imperial Green Spring green with multidimensional pearl (Pearl)
  • Sunset Tourmaline Plum with multidimensional pearl (Pearl)

Availability: March 5th, 2015 in select stores and online at Nordstrom (already online), Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s tomorrow (3/3)

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