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Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Laura Geller Rosewater Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Rosewater Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Rosewater Baked Gelato Swirl Blush ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and gold shimmer and a faint bit of gold sparkle. Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is lighter. Chanel Revelation (63) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is brighter, warmer. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Birthday Suit (P, $8.00) is more shimmery. NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is lighter. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (LE, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as having vivid and “translucent, vibrant color” with a “flirty, natural-looking flush” that goes on “like a powder but feels like a cream.” They have a very similar texture as the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators I reviewed earlier this year, which I totally fell in love with. The texture has a smooth, denser feel to it that has good color payoff that’s incredibly easy to blend out on the skin. The pigmentation varies from shade to shade, but they are generally quite pigmented. Rosewater had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but I found it was the least pigmented blush of the five from the range. I think it may be perfect coverage for fairer skin tones who like a subtle blusher, though. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, but I noticed more shimmer/sparkle in this one on the skin–not quite enough to emphasize pores but more visible than the other four shades. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading on my skin.

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Rosewater

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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9/10

Longevity

8/10

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5/5

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Saturday, August 1st, 2015

OCC Lip Tar / RTW
OCC Lip Tar / RTW

Lip Tar / RTW ($15.00)

An all-new way to experience LIP TAR, our cult-classic liquid lipstick. Presenting: LIP TAR / RTW! Housed in a cylindrical tube that features a user-friendly doe foot applicator, the same innovative formula and dynamic color of Lip Tar is now combined with an all new, easy-to-use applicator that promises to make this a must-have liquid lipstick that beauty lovers everywhere will keep reaching for! Lip Tar is now ready to wear. 25 SKUs | .14 fl oz/4ml.

  • Anita
  • Sebastian
  • John Doe
  • Hollywood
  • Interlace
  • Anime
  • Strumpet
  • Lydia
  • Narcissus
  • Digitalis
  • Femme
  • Grandma
  • Queen
  • Memento
  • Hush
  • Black Dahlia
  • Black Metal Dahlia
  • Stalker
  • NSFW
  • Vintage
  • Pagan
  • Technopagan
  • Rx
  • Belladonna
  • Hoochie

Availability: August 14th at OCC and Nordstrom

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What makeup niches, if any, do you believe still need to be filled? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMore good purple eyeshadows, larger foundation ranges, less “one shade fits all” marketing, more shadowy/gray/taupe contouring shades. I think you can find just about everything, but you won’t find it mainstream yet.

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream
Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream

Burberry Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a new cream eyeshadow formula that is available in eight shades. The formula is supposed to be “creamy, blendable” in texture with a “long-lasting” and “crease-free” wear. Burberry says it can be used to “deliver an effortless wash of luminising colour.” The texture is lightly spongy, though the two shades I tried had a firmer consistency with less spring compared to other formulas I’ve tried. They’re very blendable with semi-opaque coverage that’s easily taken down to more of a wash of color or layered for more opaque coverage, but they’re more medium buildable than a true wash of color. They lasted for six to eight hours on me before creasing.

Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with a gold, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one layer, though it can be sheered out by blending more or layered once more for opaque coverage. The texture is smooth but firmer and less emollient in the pot. This shade started to crease after six hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Praline (LE, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Clinique Ample Amber (P, $17.00) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is darker. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is darker. Stila Peace (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Sienna (LE, ) is darker, cooler. Makeup Geek Purely Naked (P, $5.99) is less shimmery. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is darker. Sephora Collection Selfie (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Too Faced Desire (P, ) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Burberry Dusky Mauve No. 108 Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a blendable consistency. It had more slip than Gold Copper but was dry enough that pressing at the mound in the jar showed it to “crack” almost, even though it did have some slip and was certainly still a cream eyeshadow. It wore well for eight hours before creasing on me. Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is darker. MAC Until Dawn #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. Make Up For Ever S560 Taupe (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Satin Taupe #2 (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Anastasia Pink Champagne (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Burberry Rosewood (202) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Gold Copper No. 100

B-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dusky Mauve No. 108

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9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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5/5

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Choose or Lose


How many lipsticks do you have?

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick
Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick

Estee lauder Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new formula that features “rich saturated color” with a matte finish that is “luxuriously comfortable.” I bought three to try out the formula, and this post features those three. The formula is comfortable to wear with a light-medium weight consistency that is creamy and smooth with good pigmentation, though some shades are more pigmented than others. They’re more semi-matte to satin with none of the three I tried having a really flat, matte finish (like a liquid lipstick), so keep that in mind on whether it aligns with your preference for mattes. All three shades were easy to apply, comfortable to wear, and long-wearing. They reminded me of formulas like MAC’s newer Mattes, Urban Decay Matte Revolution, and NARS Audacious.

Estee lauder Shameless Violet Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer pink tones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage that applied without dragging, but it could have applied a little more evenly. The color lasted for seven hours on me and was a little hydrating in the beginning but never drying. Kat Von D Ayesha (P, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy. MAC Matte Royal (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Melt Cosmetics By Starlight (P, $19.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Rollergirl (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Punk Couture (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Illamasqua ESP (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee lauder Stronger Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark fuchsia-magenta with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture of this shade was firmer and thinner compared to the other two shades, though it didn’t tug at the lips, but the resulting finish was also the closest to true matte. It had mostly opaque covoerage that applied evenly and smoothly, and it wore well for seven hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Le Metier de Beaute Paris (P, $32.00) is lighter. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy. NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. MAC Flat Out Fabulous (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. Colour Pop Drive In (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee lauder Unattainable Pure Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a reddish-plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was lightly creamy and glided on easily without tugging on the lips. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered well. I noticed some color seemed to slip into lip lines, but it was hard to notice from a normal viewing distance. On me, the color stayed on for almost eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating at the end. NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is glossier. Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Shameless Violet

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8.5/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

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4.5/5

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Stronger

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9/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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10/10

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Unattainable

A-

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

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4.5/5

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