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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Is your beauty stash dominated by any particular brand(s)? Share which brands are most represented!

Temptalia's AnswerIn general, I would say that I have a great variety of brands in my stash! I think the ones that dominate are ones that put out a lot of products (like MAC), and it skews mid to high-end.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit
Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Sun Safety Kit ($32.00 ($155.00 value)

Sephora and The Skin Cancer Foundation are proud to unveil its ninth edition of the Sun Safety Kit. The highly anticipated collection features an array of powerful SPF products in different formats to protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays along with safe self-tanning essentials for a beautiful, sunless, golden glow. The all-in-one BB and CC creams perfect the appearance of skin while protecting from the sun and environmental factors while Fresh’s cult-favorite Sugar Lip Treatment nourishes, protects, and plumps the look of lips. These hand-picked favorites will protect your face, lips, and body all summer long—with no greasy mess, no white residue, and no unpleasant smell—just Sun Safety.

  • 0.2 oz AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30
  • 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • 0.5 oz Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Light Medium
  • 0.25 oz Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • 0.17 oz Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
  • 0.08 oz Fresh® Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
  • 0.34 oz Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.17 oz Murad® Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.1 oz Ole Henriksen total truth™ eye crème SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Origins VitaZing™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen
  • Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
  • 0.6 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ WetForce Broad Spectrum Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • 1.69 oz St. Tropez One Night Only in Light-Medium
  • 0.34 oz Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
  • 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Passion Flower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • Travel bag

Time to Prime ($25.00 ($51.00 value)

This set includes six deluxe primers that form the first step to longer-wearing makeup, nails, and hair. Line & Define primer’s 100 percent natural formula nourishes lips while priming to keep lipstick in place all day. Prime Base Coat is a binding, ultra-sticky base coat that primes nails for flawless, long-lasting polish application. Veil Mineral Primer neutralizes skin, minimizes shine, and creates a uniform canvas for makeup that lasts. Prime Style Extender weightlessly protects and extends the life of your hairstyle. 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer is a sweat- and humidity-resistant formula that keeps eye shadow in place for up to 24 hours. Subversion Lash Primer conditions and preps lashes for longer-lasting, voluminous, and lengthened lashes. This set contains:

  • 0.3 oz Bite Beauty Line & Define Primer
  • 0.13 oz Formula X PRIME Base Coat
  • 0.14 oz Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • 1 oz Living Proof Prime Style Extender
  • 0.14 oz Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  • 0.15 oz Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer

Ultimate Hair Essentials ($45.00) ($132.00 value)

This curated assortment of our most sought-after hair essentials includes luxurious products to help you achieve your desired look, save time in the morning, and create healthy-looking hair. Discover nourishing shampoos and conditioners, frizz-fighting stylers, hydrating oils, and multitasking hairsprays that will make your hair look picture-perfect and feel smoother than ever before. This set contains:

  • 2 oz Wen® by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
  • 1.35 oz Alterna® CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
  • 1.35 oz Alterna® CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Conditioner
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Prime Style Extender
  • 1 oz Phyto Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
  • 1.7 oz Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant
  • 2 oz Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
  • 3 oz Living Proof® Flex Shaping Hairspray
  • 1.67 oz Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1
  • 0.5 oz Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder

Beauty on the Fly ($42.00) ($158.00 value)

The unique, luxurious Melting Cleanser from Algenist gently dissolves all traces of makeup, removes impurities, and improves skin’s radiance. The fragrance-free, gentle FAB cleanser effectively removes makeup, dirt, and grime, leaving skin soft and supple. Kate Sommerville’s dual-action exfoliation method seemingly smooths away years in as little as two minutes while the antioxidant-rich brightening and nourishing Truth Serum® is enriched with vitamin C to nourish. The daily age-defying Face Cream is formulated with Fresh’s proprietary Super 7 Complex—proven to prevent visible signs of aging, provide 24 hours of significant moisture, and boost radiance. The clinically-proven Refreshing Eye Cream instantly de-puffs and reduces dark circles while GlamGlow’s 10-minute Youthmud™ is a professional-quality mud mask that leaves skin radiant. Vita Liberata Neroli & Argan Milk is a broad-spectrum sun protection in a non-greasy, nourishing milk formula with added neroli and argan oil to hydrate. The velvety, hydrating body butter from Josie is whipped to perfection to moisturize skin, leaving is silky smooth. Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Shampoo and Conditioner deliver the five benefits for beautiful, healthy-looking hair: smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish. Finish your look with Alterna CC Cream, a leave-in hair product that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step, leaving hair perfectly polished. This set contains:

  • 1.5 oz Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser
  • 1 oz First Aid Beauty® Face Cleanser
  • 0.5 oz Kate Somerville® ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
  • 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen® Truth Serum Collagen Booster
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
  • 0.17 oz Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream
  • 0.5 oz Glamglow® Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
  • 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Neroli & Argan Milk Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • 2 oz Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Sweet Citrus
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Shampoo
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Conditioner
  • 0.85 oz Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair
  • Travel bag

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Gucci Starlight Magnetic Color Shadow Mono
Gucci Starlight Magnetic Color Shadow Mono

Gucci Starlight Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, buttery consistency that was easy to work with. On me, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Oxydus Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. It had intense pigmentation with a really dense, thick, and buttery texture that adhered well to the skin. It stayed on well for nine hours before creasing slightly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Oro Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was a little dusty compared to most of the other singles I’ve tried, even if it had a very soft, finely-milled feel. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Mosaic Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a softened, light-medium green with warm, khaki undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff that adhered well to the skin as the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. It wasn’t as dense or as buttery as some of the singles, and it ended up being prone to sheering out on the lid when I was working with it. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gucci Iconic Gold Magnetic Color Shadow Mono ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an olive brown with warm, murky undertones and a heaping amount of gold glitter. The texture has an almost wet-like feel, which helps the glitter adhere to the base color (rather than just sitting on top), but there is some fall out during application as you blend the color on the skin. I also experienced it being a more difficult color to blend, as the larger glitter particles seemed to make the base look uneven at times. I had some fall out during wear as well, though the color itself didn’t crease until after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The Hit List

What’s the Best Build Your Own Palette System that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

MAC and Inglot both have a good system, as it makes sense to buy pans or larger palettes. Their ranges are both huge, so there are plenty of shades to choose from. I love Make Up For Ever’s Artist Shadow range, but good luck getting a palette larger than a trio.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

ColourPop Get Leid Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Get Leid + Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Get Leid Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a ” bright warm peach in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with a hint of red in it, and it has a matte finish. The texture was drier than I’ve encountered in ColourPop’s matte blushes, which made it harder to blend and even out on the skin, especially with fingertips. I felt that a brush made it easier to get even coverage, but it was slow-going as you really had to build it up in layers as the drier consistency resulted in less color picked up by the brush. Once the blush was on it, did wear for eight and a half hours on me. Dior Coral Sunset (002) (LE, $57.00) is lighter, powder. Colour Pop Tasty (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Tarte Fame (LE, $26.00) is a powder. Colour Pop Bonus (P, $8.00) is slightly less red-toned. Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is darker. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is cooler-toned. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is powder. NARS Exumas (P, $39.00) is slightly darker. MAC Bad Girl Gone Good (LE, $21.00) is browner, more shimmery, powder. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is darker, powder. NARS Gilda (P, $30.00) is powder, darker. MAC Melba (P, $21.00) is more muted, powder. MAC Coppertone (P, $21.00) is more muted, powder. Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is darker, powder. Chanel Frivole (P, $45.00) is slightly darker, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright red coral in a pearlized finish.” It’s a bright, medium-dark coral-red with pink and gold pearl. It is intensely pigmented–one of the most pigmented of all the blushes I’ve tried by the brand–and a little goes a very, very long way. I would highly recommend using a brush to apply this and build up as you need! The consistency is creamy, smooth, and very blendable on the skin. The finish reads more luminous with a sheen but not an overtly sparkly finish once blended. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading. NARS Panic (Right) (P) is lighter, powder. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is lighter, powder. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is a powder, pinker. Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more muted, powder. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery. theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, powder. MAC Simmer (LE, $27.00) is pinker, powder. Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is lighter, powder. NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, powder. MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $21.00) is more muted, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Beauty.com
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I’ll be sure to add any additional sales if they come through my inbox! :)