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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder
Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder

Dior Rose (001) Diorskin Nude Shimmer Instant Illuminating Powder ($56.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light-medium, cool-toned, muted pink with a soft, satiny sheen. Make Up For Ever #210 (P, $26.00) is a cream product, warmer. Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, warmer. Revlon Haute Pink (002) (P, $9.99) is darker. Tarte Flush (P, $26.00) is a touch darker. NARS Sex Fantasy (LE, $29.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is a cooler-toned, brighter. MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is darker, warmer. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

First and foremost, it is not the same as Rose Diamond. I don’t know if this is designed to replace it, but I can say that they aren’t actually similar in terms of color, texture, or finish. Rose is much, much more pigmented with a deeper, darker pink and significantly less shimmer and frost. Whereas Rose Diamond was a highlighter, Rose is more of a blush with a luminous quality to it, which is how Dior describes the formula: “blushes gently, catching the light and revealing a sculpted face.” The texture of Rose is soft, finely-milled, and just a tiny bit powdery but very blendable on the skin and doesn’t look powdery applied. On me, I was able to get eight hours of wear before I noticed slight fading. It comes with a small kabuki brush, which I found prone to shedding and somewhat scratchy.

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Rose (001)

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Chanel Cheeky (79) Blush Creme de Chanel
Chanel Cheeky (79) Blush Creme de Chanel

Chanel Cheeky (79) Blush Creme de Chanel ($38.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “rose with bronze tint.” It’s a medium brown with subtle rosiness and neutral-to-warm undertones. It had a satin-mate finish when applied. Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is lighter, more shimmery, powder. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $43.00) is more shimmery, powder. Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is lighter, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Regular readers will know that Chanel’s cream blush is one of my favorites (actually, if pressed, it is THE favorite). It has a cream-to-powder formulation, which means that initially, it feels like a cream blush, but as it gets applied to the skin, it becomes a powder, which means it easily blends on top of foundation or bare skin, goes on evenly and smoothly, and never looks powdery or caky. The finish is satin-matte, which gives it a very believable, natural finish that’s not too dewy or luminous, but it’s also not flat. On fairer skin tones than mine, it might work as a contour as well. It had excellent, true-to-pan color payoff that could be applied as richly or as subtly as desired. When I tested it, the color wore well for ten hours before lightly fading.

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Cheeky (79)

Temptalia Recommends
A+

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Addict Fluid Stick

Dior Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00)

Flawless application in a single sweep: the high-impact colour and long wear of a lipstick, combined with the shine of a gloss, all in a thin veil that delivers a weightless feel. Colour and shine come together for maximum impact with intense lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss for long-wearing results. Dior Addict Fluid Stick is formulated with water, not wax, for a light feeling on the lips, an immediate fresh effect and addictive sensation.

A pure object of desire : the illusion of a lipstick is maintained until the case is opened and an applicator emerges that is steeped in colour and as precise and easy to apply as a lipstick.

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Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, Macy’s

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What do you love most about makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI love the creative aspect of it – I love how many finishes, colors, undertones, combinations, and textures there are. I love how they change when they get put together.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Chanel Mirage (95) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Mirage (95) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Mirage (95) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “bronze.” It’s a golden, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was lightly creamy, velvety, and easy to blend on the lid. This shade wore well for twelve hours before slightly fading. MAC Crushed Clove (P, $15.00) is lighter, powder. bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is less metallic, powder. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, powder. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is similar, powder. Chanel Initiation (827) (LE, $36.00) is more glittery but still similar in color. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is similar, powder. Urban Decay Suspect (LE, $18.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Woodwinked (P, $15.00) is darker, powder. Benefit Thanks a Latte (P, $20.00) is lighter, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Utopia (96) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “luminous lavender.” It’s a pink-purple with a frosted, metallic finish and very fine sparkle. It had slightly cool undertones. The texture was velvety and smooth, but the color payoff was semi-opaque; buildable to a point but not fully opaque. This shade wore well for ten hours on me before starting to fade. MAC Great Beyond #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, powder. Urban Decay Grifter (P, $18.00) is brighter, cooler-toned, powder. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is warmer, powder. Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel New Moon (97) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “iridescent copper.” It’s a glittery, medium-dark brown with warm, red undertones and a metallic finish. The texture had that velvety, spongy feel that is expected from this formula, but it doesn’t apply as smoothly–looks almost gritty at times–due to the high glitter content. It had fairly good color payoff, but it seemed more prone to fading over time and only wore well for nine hours on me. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE) is less glittery, powder. Makeup Geek Blitz (P, $6.99) is less glittery, powder. Le Metier de Beaute Champagne Shimmer (P, $28.00) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) is less glittery, cooler-toned, powder. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (LE, $40.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Les Fauves #1 (LE) is less glittery, powder. Estee Lauder Violet Underground #2 (LE, $21.00) is less glittery, powder. Chanel Ebloui (P, $36.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Mirage (95)

Temptalia Recommends
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Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Utopia (96)

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Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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New Moon (97)

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Survey Says

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