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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Chanel Amorosa (487) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Amorosa (487) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Amorosa (487) Rouge Coco Shine ($36.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm, reddish tones and a fine gold shimmer. Tom Ford Beauty Rose Soleil (P, $50.00) is more shimmery. Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is more opaque, lighter, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Blake (LE, $32.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Guerlain Air Kiss (304) (P, $37.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, more matte. MAC Moody Bloom (LE, $17.00) is cooler-toned. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $50.00) is darker. Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $26.00) is darker. Chanel Ambigue (124) (LE, $34.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

I typically find Rouge Coco Shines to actually be drying, when it’s supposed to be a hydrating formulation with sheerer color coverage (whereas the regular Rouge Cocos have more coverage and less shine and the Rouge Allures have even more coverage and a more satin-like finish). In promos, this looked more like a taupe, and long-time readers will know that I love more unusual colors, and this one is limited edition (the other three shades in the collection are not), I figured I’d try it. It’s by no means taupe, and it behaved much like Rouge Coco Shines have in the past–two and a half hour wear and slightly drying over time. The texture is balm-like, lightweight, and glides on well, and the coverage is more semi-sheer with this particular shade, though I’d expect if you have more color in your natural lips, it’ll be hard to tell either way.

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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

NORDSTROM - Buy 2 Get 1 More Free Mascara

NORDSTROM is having a mascara promotion where when you pick three mascaras, you’ll get one free, and the promotion is today only (5/23). You can mix and match mascaras, and the promotion includes brands like Chanel, Dior, Giorgio Armani, YSL and so on. (It’s the equivalent of saving 33% on your order of three, if you purchase three at the same price.) Keep in mind that like all promotions like this, the lowest priced mascara will be the free one!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

It used to be hard to find a more yellow-based orange (most of the orange-hued eyeshadows would have a strong red base), but now, there is more variety than other. I think that yellow-toned oranges can sometimes be easier to wear if you’re new to orange eyeshadow! Here are some of my current favorites:

  1. Burberry Shell — a shimmery, golden orange
  2. ColourPop Sunnies — a pop of yellowed orange with a satin finish
  3. Makeup Geek Chickadee — a yellowed, medium orange with a matte finish
  4. OCC Mimosa — a shimmering tangerine
  5. Milani Bella Mandarin — a muted, yellowed orange

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

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you keep your makeup from melting during the summer heat? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI find cream-based products like cream blush to be very long-wearing and are easily patted back into place even if they start to melt a little. I set everything by pressing the powder onto the skin, not just dusting or sweeping, and then a setting or fixing spray helps a lot. I didn’t believe in setting sprays so much (only a theatre makeup spray by Kryolan seemed effective to me in the past!), but I really like Urban Decay’s All Nighter and Clarins’ Fix Spray as a last step.

Thanks to Janie for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Sephora Ultra Violet (18) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Rose Petal, Fresh Peach, Deep Rose, Ultra Violet, Pretty in Pink, Fresh Mango

Sephora Ultra Violet (18) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones and fine lighter fuchsia and violet pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on very evenly and smoothly with a glossy shine. The gloss wore well for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating while worn. The gloss has a lightweight texture that has a very creamy, gel-like feel that is mostly non-sticky and has a sweet, vanilla caramel scent. Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink (P, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Whip It (304) (P, $28.00) is slightly redder. Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is brighter, darker. Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom Boom (210) (DC, $28.00) is very similar. Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $29.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Pretty in Pink (23) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-coral with warm undertones and a very light dusting of fine gold pearl. The shimmer is minor and hardly noticeable, but if you detest shimmer in all forms, then I’d look elsewhere. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The gloss stayed on well for four and a half hours while also being moisturizing. Maybelline Rebellious Raspberry (110) (LE, $8.99) is warmer. Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz (535) (P, $8.99) is warmer. MAC Red Blazer (LE, $15.00) is pinker, more shimmery. Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is slightly warmer. Illamasqua Follow (DC, $22.00) is pinker, less shimmery. YSL Grenade Pepite (No. 15) (P, $32.00) is pinker, sheerer/ Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is pinkerwarmer, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Fresh Mango (26) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and a fine gold pearl. Again, the shimmer in this shade is fine as well as only a dusting. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly for the most part. It lasted for four hours and was hydrating while worn. Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Laundry List (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is lighter. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is lighter. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is lighter, pinker. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is darker. Burberry Coral (P, $29.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Choose or Lose


Do you pay attention to makeup trends?

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Thanks to Emi for today’s question!