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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Have you ever gotten rid of a product and regretted it? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI can’t recall an instance of that in the last five years or so! Even before then, nothing comes to mind. I guess that just says that I keep too much, LOL!

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Surratt Lip Lustres
Surratt Lip Lustres

Surratt Au Naturelle Lip Lustre ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “universal neutral with a kiss of gold.” It’s a peachy-orange brown with faint gold shimmer over a mostly creamy finish. It had semi-opaque coverage (not quite the sheer as described), but the milky quality of the gloss really came through with noticeable settling into lip lines. The texture is thick and tacky, and the cream finish gives it a slightly goopier feel and look. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Kinky (P, $22.00) is darker. Maybelline Citrus Evolution (115) (LE, $8.99) is warmer. Chanel Sensuel (11) (P, $34.00) is similar. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is darker, warmer. NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Live It Up (LE, $15.00) is brighter. Maybelline Charming Cocoa (125) (LE) is pinker. MAC Overspiced (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Maybelline Nude Illusion (060) (P, $8.99) is similar. MAC Fashion Punch (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. Chanel Genie (P, $32.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Ensoleille Lip Lustre ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “reflective rose bronze.” It’s a muted, medium-dark orange-brown with pink and gold shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff that covered evenly and looked smooth and glossy on the lips. It wore well for five hours and was hydrating. Revlon HD Amber (555) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery. MAC Ray of Sunshine (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Glistening Amber (055) (P, $8.99) is similar. MAC Imperial Light (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, redder. Burberry Cameo (P, $29.00) is slightly more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Surratt Flamant Lip Lustre ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “flamingo coral.” It’s a brightened, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. There is the barest hint of pink shimmer in it, but you can hardly see it applied. The gloss was semi-opaque when applied, but it went on smoothly and evenly. The thicker consistency seemed to help it fill lip lines and give lips a plumper look. It wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating over time. Urban Decay Punch Drunk (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Barbecue (LE, $15.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is brighter, pinker. NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is lighter. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is brighter, more orange. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is more muted. Milani Coral Crush (10) (P, $5.49) is lighter. MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is darker. Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Estee Lauder Blossom Bright Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Blossom Bright Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to be a medium coverage, hydrating lipstick with a “luminous shine.” They seem to be designed as a sheerer, glossier option but based on the Pure Color Envy Sculpting formula. They’re not much sheerer, but they have a lighter look to them as they have some translucency (coverage is closer to mostly opaque, though) with a glossier, shinier finish. Some shades have faint pearly shimmer but some have next to none.

The texture of these has a little more cling to me, but not in a drying kind of way, but there’s a little tackiness that keeps them wearing longer than the average glossy lipstick would. They are lightly creamy and tend to “melt” as you apply them, so they soften as they heat up against the lip. I found them to be moderately hydrating and comfortable to wear. Curiously, the formula is unscented (and no taste either), but the original Sculpting lipsticks were vanilla-scented, while the majority of Estee Lauder’s lip color line is fig-scented, so it’s an interesting development–a happy one for anyone who prefers unscented.

Estee Lauder Blossom Bright Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is brightened, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a veil of translucency. The color wore well for almost six hours, and it was nicely hydrating over time. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is more matte, warmer. Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is warmer. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is warmer. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery. Estee Lauder Defiant Coral (P, $30.00) is warmer. Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is lighter. Maybelline Shocking Coral (P, $7.49) is similar. Guerlain Gracy (P, $51.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Charmed Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a very subtle gold pearl and luminous finish. It had semi-opaque coverage that covered fairly evenly and smoothly. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours, and the formula felt hydrating while worn. Estee Lauder Surreal Sun (P, $30.00) is brighter, pinker. MAC Call the Hairdresser! (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Heather (P, $28.00) is warmer. Estee Lauder Eccentric (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose (P, $30.00) is darker, pinker. Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is more matte. Urban Decay Protest (P, $22.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is warmer. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Inspiring Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark pink-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. This shade seemed to be true to the “medium coverage” part of the formula, but it is buildable to slightly more opaque color if desired. It lasted for five hours and was moderately hydrating over time. MAC Gospel (LE, $16.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $24.00) is warmer. Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Candy Apple (LE, $17.00) is brighter. Chanel Ce Soir (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted. Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Intriguing Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is medium-dark, plum-berry with fine violet pearl and a soft shine. This shade was less glossy compared to the other three. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly for the most part, but more surprisingly, the color really didn’t pull into lip lines; there’s enough tackiness and thickness to the formula that seems to minimize the chance of this happening. It wore well for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $20.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler-toned, more matte. MAC Splurge (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler-toned, brighter. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned. Buxom Moonlighter (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $51.00) is more opaque, brighter. Chanel Esprit (88) (LE, $35.00) is lighter. Chanel Fiction (P, $35.00) is lighter. MAC Lush Life (P, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Lou-Ling (LE, $35.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Guet-Apens (P, $37.00) is slightly cooler. Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Buxom Eyeshadow Bar
Buxom Eyeshadow Bar

Eyeshadow Bar Single Eyeshadow ($12.00 or $40.00 for 6) (New, Permanent)

Featuring primer-infused technology to help keep color locked in place, this Single Eyeshadow Refill has a powerfully-pigmented formula that glides onto lids—delivering intense payoff with an ultra-luxe, powder-to-silk feel. And with finishes ranging from plush matte to shimmering metallic to sparkle and duo-chrome, each shade offers eye-catching possibilities. Explore this spectrum of 40 eyeshadow shades to endlessly mix and match. Simply choose to customize a refillable six-shade palette with our Empty Customizable Eyeshadow Palette, or store a shade in our Empty Single Eyeshadow Compact. $12.00 individually or $40 for 6. 

Follow these steps to customize your palette: STEP 1: Choose it. Add the Customizable Eyeshadow Bar Palette to your basket. STEP 2: Customize it. Add six Buxom Eyeshadow Bar Eyeshadows to your basket. STEP 3: Get a deal. Discount will be applied at checkout. Your final palette will be $40 ($85 value). (I tested: add a 6-pan palette, then add the five eyeshadows of your choice, it’ll take $60 off your order total. It is easier if you start on their Eyeshadow Bar main page.)

  • It Crowd Burnt orange
  • Glitz Factor Golden peachy pink
  • Famous Flirt Pastel peach
  • Mix & Mingle Pastel yellow
  • Posh Purple Vibrant blue purple
  • VIP Vibrant pinky purple
  • Wild Nights Mid-tone pinky violet
  • Party Girl Hot pink
  • Lacy Chic Pastel cornflower blue
  • Schmooze Turquoise
  • Luxe Life Periwinkle blue
  • Backstage Pass Jewel-toned blue
  • Pre-nup Emerald green
  • Room Service Pastel mint green
  • No Faux Flashy green brown
  • La-La-Lavish Flashy lavender
  • LBD Jet black
  • Cool Caviar Gunmetal gray
  • Patent Leather Sparkling midnight purple
  • Jetsetter Mid-tone gray
  • Pure Platinum Silver
  • Designer or Die-Muted Muted putty green
  • Silk Sheets Pale cool beige
  • Diamond Darling White shimmer
  • Mink Magnet Glistening taupe
  • Style Icon Cool mid-tone beige
  • Gimme Gorgeous Nude brown
  • Champagne Buzz Beige pink champagne
  • Spoiled Sexy Mid-tone plum brown
  • Bold Bling Rose gold
  • Lingerie Lover Muted rosy nude
  • Feather Boa Pastel pink
  • Haute Couture Deep cool brown
  • Big Spender Chocolate brown
  • Filthy Rich Chestnut reddish brown
  • Star Treatment Mid-tone warm brown
  • Kt Stilettos Antique yellow gold
  • Invite Only Muted peachy brown
  • Gold Status Warm gold
  • Satin Seduction Pale warm beige

Eyeshadow Bar Single Compacts (New, Permanent)

  • Single Eyeshadow Bar Compact ($2.00)
  • 6-Pan Eyeshadow Bar Compact ($13.00)

Dolly’s Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

Let eye looks take a walk on the wild side with this limited-edition palette. Featuring six ultra-luxe eye shadows that range from shimmering pearl to metallic bronze hues, this palette’s primer-infused technology locks color in place. Its powerfully-pigmented formula glides onto lids with a powder-to-silk texture that creates a luxe eye makeup feel.

  • Silk Sheets Chai luster
  • Champagne Buzz Shimmering pearl
  • Lingerie Lover Matte mauve
  • Mink Magnet Metallic bronze
  • Spoiled Sexy Matte deep mauve
  • Wild Nights Shimmering sugar plum

May Contain Nudity Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

Show off flattering eye looks with this limited-edition eye shadow palette. Featuring six, ultra-luxe, nude eye shadows that range from bisque luster to metallic taupe hues, this palette’s primer-infused technology helps to lock color in place. The powerfully-pigmented formula glides onto lids with a powder-to-silk texture that creates a luxe eye makeup feel.

  • Satin Seduction Bisque luster
  • Gimme Gorgeous Matte camel
  • Gold Status Metallic brass
  • Big Spender Matte sable
  • Haute Couture Metallic java
  • Style Icon Metallic taupe

Pastel Persuasion Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00) (Limited Edition)

This limited-edition eye shadow palette features six ultra-luxe eye shadows. From matte pastel pink to iridescent mint hues, this palette’s primer-infused technology helps to lock color in place. The powerfully-pigmented formula glides onto lids with a powder-to-silk texture that creates a luxe eye makeup feel.

  • Feather Boa Matte pastel pink
  • Famous Flirt Matte pastel peach
  • Mix & Mingle Matte vanilla
  • Room Service Iridescent mint
  • Lacy Chic Matte sky
  • Jetsetter Matte greige

Availability: Exclusively at Sephora

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky (301) Eye Color Quad
Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky (301) Eye Color Quad

Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky (301) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of lighter, warm-toned neutrals. It’s just a so-so palette, and the colors are fairly dupable that it’s not one I’d splurge on, as I think there are better options for warm-toned neutral palettes (or quads) out there these days.

Also, keep in mind that the price is for the refill only; the case is sold separately ($25). I keep mine in Z-Palettes with a magnetic strip on the back, which has worked just fine for me! Another way to do it is to purchase one case for traveling with a particular quad but not a case for each and every one you may have.

Marmalade Sky #1 is a light pink with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, silky-smooth texture that was easy to work with and lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marmalade Sky #2 is a sparkling, warm beige with a hint of peach and gold micro-sparkle over a more metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a silky, blendable consistency that wore well for eight hours, but there was a little fall out over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marmalade Sky #3 is a bright, neutral white with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a finely-milled, silky texture that applied well. The color wore for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Marmalade Sky #4 is a softened, medium copper brown with copper sparkle and a gold frosted sheen. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was drier and a little powdery. The sparkle felt disconnected to the base color, so there was fall out during application as well as during wear. There are too many shades in the industry just like this to have this be anything less than excellent. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Marmalade Sky #1

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Marmalade Sky #2

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