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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Do you use a lot of different makeup brushes in a look? Or just a few tried and true favorites?

Temptalia's AnswerI’m more of a tried and true kind of gal! There are brushes that just work, so I reach for those often, and then I work my day down the line depending on how many looks I’m doing at that moment (usually no more than two per eye is my skin’s tolerance), as I try to use one brush per color when testing!

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Cult Nails New Day Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails It’s a New Day Collection

Cult Nails It’s a New Day Collection ($36.00 for 3 x 0.50 fl. oz.) is a three-piece, limited edition collection. It’s available for pre-order at a special price of $24, and each pre-order also receives a free stamping plate. The way Cult Nails’ collections work presently is they’re sold via pre-order as a set, and if there are any remaining sets after the pre-order concludes, then those remaining bottles will be available as individual shades for purchase.

Cult Nails New Day Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “opaque, pastel yellow.” It’s a light, buttery yellow with a cream finish. It is mostly opaque in two coats, and it self-levels fairly well. I still ended up with a little bit of streakiness on my pinky nail, but the other three nails had totally self-leveled. The first coat was noticeably streaky, but the second coat hid and filled in the rest (excepting the pinky nail). The consistency is slightly thick, so I would make sure to take the time to do a thinner first coat, then a more normal coat for the second one. MAC Near Beth Experience (LE, $16.00) is a touch less warm-toned. Butter London Jasper (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cult Nails Evolution Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer, but buildable, peach creme/jelly hybrid.” It’s a light, pastel peach with a cream finish. It’s sheer, as described, in a single coat, but it was a little streaky to me. I’ve also shown it with two coats, where it is opaque and had no streakiness. Dior Blossom (132) (LE, $24.00) is slightly darker. MAC Pep Pep Pep (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Myth (LE, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Emprise (P, $27.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cult Nails Falling Hard Nail Lacquer ($12.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “one coat, bubblegum pink creme.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned bubblegum pink with a cream finish. It was fully opaque in one coat, just as promised. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, but it leans slightly thick. Illamasqua Harem (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Vagabondage (LE, $16.00) is similar MAC Saint Germain (LE, $16.00) is similar. Zoya Shelby (P, $9.00) is darker. Essie Cascade Cool (LE, $8.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

P.S. — If you go through my referral link, you can get $12 off $24 on your first purchase. Note, it does not apply to the special pre-sale price (which is already discounted), so just a heads up :)

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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I remember when I first reviewed Corail Bagatelle–I know I wasn’t alone in loving that color! It wasn’t light on the pocketbook, and of course, it was high in demand, so here are some alternatives if you couldn’t justify the cost or missed out. Be sure to check out comparison swatches, because they look even more similar when swatched! You can check out a full list of dupes over at The Dupe List.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet

For spring, Chanel’s added two new (and permanent!) shades of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) formula. This formula is supposed to have “intensely rich, long-wearing colour [with a] soft, velvet matte finish [that is] non-drying.”

Chanel La Malicieuse (46) Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, coral-red with warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage (there seemed to be a hint of translucency), and the color applied smoothly and evenly over the lips without dragging. The consistency was lightly creamy, but not too slick or emollient, and lasted for six hours. I found it slightly drying towards the end of the wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #37 (P, $19.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel L’Amoureuse (47) Rouge Allure Velvet ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, pinky-berry with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it wasn’t fully opaque. The color applied evenly for the most part, but it didn’t apply as flawlessly as La Malicieuse. The color wore well for four hours, which is about average. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Private Party (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler-toned. NARS Never Say Never (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine

For spring, Chanel’s released four new shades of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lip Colors ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) formula. The Rouge Coco Shine formula is supposed to have sheer color payoff paired with “lasting, moisturizing shine in a water-light texture.” Satisfaction and Boheme are permanent, while Mutine and Emotion are limited edition.

Chanel Satisfaction (89) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10. oz.) is a light-medium, muted peach with hiunts of beige and warm undertones. It had semi-opaque color coverage, actually, which was surprising, as this formula is typically more barely-there. It has a soft shine and lasted three hours on me. It was slightly hydrating. Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $51.00) is more opaque, slightly warmer. MAC Naked Bud (LE, $16.00) is warmer, sheerer. MAC Fleur d’Coral (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pout (142) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more matte. Maybelline Nude Lust (920) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Maybelline Blushing Beige (915) (P, $7.49) is lighter. MAC Luxe Natural (P, $22.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Mutine (90) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is soft, muted rose with a golden shimmer-sheen. It’s sheer, as described, and just seems to lighten the natural lip color and make it slightly pinker. The sheen and slight shimmer seemed to last for an hour and a half on me, so I wore it twice, and felt like it was lightly moisturizing over time. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter. Guerlain Beatrix (LE, $48.00) is darker. Dior Candide (P, $31.00) is slightly pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Boheme (91) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had sheer color coverage that gave lips a stained-like appearance with a glossy shine. It wore three hours on me and was moderately hydrating. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $21.00) is more opaque. Revlon Lover’s Coral (P, $7.99) is less glossy. Burberry Primrose Hill Pink (P, $30.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Emotion (92) Rouge Coco Shine ($35.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-berry with cool undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a translucent finish so the natural lip color would still come through. It wore well for almost four hours, and it was moderately hydrating while worn. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is brighter, darker. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is darker. Too Faced So Berry Sexy (P, $21.00) is more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Diorblush Cannage Edition @ Saks
Diorblush Cannage Edition @ Saks

Diorblush Cannage Edition ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS. A burst of blush on her cheeks catches the light, proclaiming the radiance of her face. Signed and embossed, Diorblush Cannage Edition sculpts cheekbones with elegance. The sleek silver compact houses a harmony of pink or coral blush embossed with Dior’s iconic cannage pattern. Available in a feel-good pink harmony and a sunny coral shade. Made in France.

  • Coral
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Availability: Now exclusively @ Saks

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