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Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Here are a few eyeliners in shades of autumn–browns, coppers, tarnished gold, and plum! What eyeliners do you gravitate towards during fall?

  1. Marc Jacobs Brown(out) — a medium-dark brown with a pearly sheen
  2. MAC Rich Ground — a coppery gel eyeliner
  3. Sephora Sun Tan — a golden copper
  4. Bobbi Brown Black Plum — a deep plum purple
  5. MAC Lord It Up — a sparkly dark brown

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Launches in the U.S.
Charlotte Tilbury Launches in the U.S.

As the world’s number one make-up artist, Charlotte Tilbury understands the power of make-up like no-one else. With over 20 years at the forefront of the make-up industry, working with the world’s top models, photographers, celebrities and designers, Charlotte has poured her best-kept secrets into an edited ‘all-you-need’ skincare and make-up collection.

Charlotte believes that beauty is not an exclusive club. Make-up is every woman’s secret weapon to become her most beautiful and confident self. Charlotte understands that make-up must be easy and fool-proof – from how you buy it to how you use it. With this in mind, Charlotte has created an uncompromising collection for the modern woman who is as likely to do her makeup on the run as she is to sit down at a vanity. By decoding her expertise into essential make-up tips, tricks and tools, Charlotte has created a new make-up mantra for every woman: EASY TO CHOOSE, EASY TO USE and ALWAYS IRRESISTIBLE.

Availability: September 2nd at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Beautylish, NET-A-PORTER

Luxury Palette Color-Coded Eye Shadows ($52.00)

The power to mesmerise is in your eyes and Charlotte has decoded the secrets to iconic, hypnotic eyes with the Luxury Palette. Each colour in the quad has a different texture and formula to suit its primary function. ‘Prime’ is emollient-rich to smooth the eyelid, ‘Enhance’ blends easily with all of the other colours, ‘Smoke’ is highly pigment-rich to create a dramatic effect, ‘Pop’ is rich in light-reflecting shimmer flex for an eye-catching, mesmerising finish.

  • The Sophisticate
  • The Rebel
  • The Vintage Vamp
  • The Glamour Muse
  • The Rock Chick
  • The Dolce Vita
  • The Golden Goddess
  • The Uptown Girl

Colour Chameleon Colour Morphing Eye Shadow Pencil ($26.00)

Bring out the natural colour of your eyes and gemstone sparkle in the stroke of a pencil. Charlotte has fused the laws of contrasting colour with light flex technology to create her range of 8 perfect eye shadow pencils. Find the perfect pencil to contrast your eye colour and transform and enhance your natural eye colour.

  • Golden Quartz
  • Amethyst Aphrodisiac
  • Dark Pearl
  • Smoky Emerald
  • Champagne Diamonds
  • Bronzed Garnet
  • Black Diamonds
  • Amber Haze

Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher ($40.00)

Charlotte Tilbury has decoded her artistry into an easy 2-step ritual to recreate that youthful flush of first love that she calls a “love glow”. These portable blushers are Charlotte’s secret to glowing, flushed skin for a faultless, fresh finish every time. Each shade is a creamy, colour-rich texture containing finely crushed pearls to give skin a limitless glow.

  • First Love
  • Love Glow
  • Ecstasy
  • love is the Drug
  • Sex on Fire
  • The Climax

Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($65.00)

Charlotte understands that through clever tricks of shading and highlighting assets can be sculpted, trimmed, slimmed and emphasised to maximize your face. This covetable compact has a universal bronzer that is the perfect blend to contour the skin and an ultra-flattering highlighter tint for a candle-lit finish. All this is wrapped up in a compact inspired by the elegance and glamour of a 1920’s cigarette case. A real make-up bag must-have.

K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick ($32.00)

Perfect, full, kissable lips really do grow on trees… Charlotte’s debut range of lipsticks are truly remarkable and boast a fail-safe recipe for perfect lips. The unique formula features seed extracts from ‘The Lipstick Tree,’ a plant extract that is exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury. ‘The Lipstick Tree’ is a rare, exotic tree with nurturing and protective properties were originally discovered by Native American women who used the seeds to paint and protect their lips. With an anti-oxidant that naturally protects lips from UV damage and external pollution, lips are left cashmere soft and irresistible. With a wide range of backstage nudes to red carpet reds these lipsticks are blended with special waxes and clever light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied, ultra-brilliant lips that are sure to leave a lasting impression!

  • Hepburn Honey
  • Night Crimson
  • Velvet Underground
  • Love Bite
  • Nude Kate
  • Bitch Perfect
  • Penelope Pink
  • So Marilyn
  • Coachella Coral
  • Stoned Rose

Lip Lustre ($22.00)

With lip lustre, everyone gets to join the Perfect Lip Club! No lip look is complete without a flourish of Lip Lustre. Charlotte has created a range of ultra-luxe lip lacquers in 10 shades to seamlessly match each K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick. Lip Lustre gives lips a brilliant mirror-shine finish, creating the illusion of a sculpted, 3-dimensional, voluptuous pout.

  • Candy Darling
  • High Society
  • Ibiza Nights
  • Sweet Stiletto
  • Blondie
  • Portobello Girl
  • Hall of Fame
  • Red Vixen
  • Seduction
  • Unleash Me
  • Bardot Beige (Limited Edition)

Lip Cheat ($22.00)

Charlotte Tilbury never does a lip look without her backstage weapon. Lip Cheat is a rich, velvety lip liner that glides effortlessly over the lips and has the power to completely re-shape, re-size and balance your lips. It’s a trick that Charlotte swears by and uses for cover shoots, at shows and on her clients. Charlotte has created 5 shades to match seamlessly with the K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick range and make your lipstick stay in place from dawn ‘til dusk.

  • Pink Venus
  • Savage Rose
  • Kiss ‘n’ Tell
  • Pillow Talk
  • Iconic Nude

Rock ‘n’ Kohl ($26.00)

The eye liner to end all eye liners. Revolutionize the way you line your eyes with Charlotte’s statement liquid eye liner in a pencil. Inspired by the ultimate, rock chick “bedroom eyes”, Rock ‘N’ Kohl boasts the silky smooth glide and accuracy of a liquid liner with the soft, sooty, pigment-rich result of a kohl.

  • Bedroom Black
  • Barbarella Brown
  • Veruschka Mink
  • Elizabeth Violet
  • Marlene Midnight
  • Eye Cheat

Availability: September 2nd at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Beautylish, NET-A-PORTER

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What product do you regret not buying? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerChanel Jade Le Vernis.

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Ardency Inn Copper MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments
Ardency Inn Copper MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments

Here are the last four shades of Ardency Inn MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.). You can see the full range here if you missed any past reviews! :) I’ve been incredibly impressed by the texture, color payoff, and wear with the majority of the shades.

Ardency Inn Copper MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “bronze pearl with metallic gold.” It’s a rich, brightened copper with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. The consistency was creamy, buttery, and smooth with intense color payoff. This shade still looked immacuate after ten hours of wear. This is an extremely dupable shade, though. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is less frosted. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is lighter. LORAC Nude #2 (LE) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #3 (P) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Amber (P) is yellower. MAC Exquisite Ego #2 (LE, $21.00) is brrighter. LORAC Gold (P) is similar. Maybelline Breaking Bronze (P, $6.99) is lighter. NARS Isolde #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. MAC Amber Lights (P, $15.00) is similar. bareMinerals Louder (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ardency Inn Rose Gold MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “metallic rose with warm golden reflects.” It’s a warm-toned, golden plum with rose and mauve tones to it, and it has a soft, frosted finish. The color payoff was excellent, while the texture was so soft and blendable. The color lasted for ten hours before showing signs of fading. I think this shade is harder to dupe, because it’s not quite brown, but it’s not pink or mauve. bareMinerals Catch Me If (P) is much cooler-toned but has a similar finish. NARS Dolomites (Left) (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned, pinker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is browner. Urban Decay Liar (P, $18.00) is brownre. Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $5.99) is pinker. MAC Smokeluxe #3 (P) is darker, browner. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) is darker, browner. theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, less golden. Giorgio Armani #7 (P, $33.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ardency Inn Disco MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “sparkly smoky grape with silver reflects.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm-toned purple with a frosted sheen and silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it had a creamier (almost wet-like) texture that was thinner than other shades in the range (but similar to Vintage Gold). It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. MAC Plumluxe #3 (P) is lighter. NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $24.00) is cooler-toned. Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Pearled Earth (P, $15.00) is similar. Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Black Grape (P, $21.00) is more sparkly. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter. Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Frost at Midnight (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ardency Inn Peacock MODSTER Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “deep cool brown with extreme turquoise reflects.” It’s a reddish-brown base with a cool-toned, green-teal shimmer on top–it is a duochrome that we have seen often (pretty, though!). The quality is top notch with rich, intense pigmentation and a soft, buttery texture. It lasted for ten hours on me. Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is greener. NARS Malacca (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. Fyrinnae Boot Season (P, $6.80) is greener. Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $6.99) is similar. MAC Woodsmoke (LE, $15.00) is darker, less shimmery. MAC I’ve Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is similar. (Also, consider MAC Blue Brown pigment, Too Faced Label Whore, etc.) See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

Choose or Lose


In a dream world, how big would your makeup stash be?

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Thanks to Aneta for today’s question!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Cle de Peau Gold (12) Luminizing Face Enhancer
Cle de Peau Gold (12) Luminizing Face Enhancer

Cle de Peau Gold (12) Luminizing Face Enhancer ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with a luminous sheen. Tarte Champagne (LE) is lighter. Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is more iridescent. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter. theBalm Mary Lou-manizer (P, $24.00) is darker. NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is lighter. Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $80.00) is darker. bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer. Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $39.00) is slightly darker. Bobbi Brown Party (LE, $42.00) is a touch darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This is the other shade that I purchased with Sand Beige (13). There’s not a lot of information about the product, other than it’s a highlighting powder that “illuminate[s] your complexion.” (Sometimes straightforward is nice!) I bought both of mine as just pans, but you can purchase it in Cle de Peau’s compact for $95 (you can see it here). I have mine in a Z-palette, and since it is a metal pan, it stays in place nicely. Gold (12) has the same soft, finely-milled, silky texture as the previous shade, but it was just a tiny bit powdery in comparison. It had good color payoff, which you could apply lightly or more heavily depending on how intense you want the golden sheen to be. It blends and sheers out easily, and it doesn’t accumulate, so it doesn’t emphasize pores even when applied more heavily. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

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