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Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Tory Burch Eye Palettes for Spring 2015
Tory Burch Eye Palettes for Spring 2015

Catch Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00)

Catch Eye Shadow Palette is feminine, with muted floral-inspired shades. Delicate peachy pinks and soft mauves, with a vibrant pop of blue, look pretty and polished. The ultra-fine powder feels exceptionally smooth and applies seamlessly to the eye. Long-wearing; easily blendable, with moderate to full coverage.

  • Wild Card Golden aubergine
  • Folly Matte rust brown
  • Blushing Luminous pale nude pink
  • Little Bit Shimmering pale peachy pink
  • Morning Glory Iridescent lavender
  • Evil Eye Matte vibrant blue

Cat’s Meow Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00)

Cat’s Meow Eye Shadow Palette channels easy glamour. Radiant taupes, deep grays and inky blue-violets create the perfect soft, smoky eye for day or evening. The ultra-fine powder feels exceptionally smooth and applies seamlessly to the eye. Long-wearing; easily blendable, with moderate to full coverage.

  • Hint Luminous tan camel
  • Smoking Slipper Golden espresso brown
  • Midnight Deep navy
  • Tawny Radiant taupe
  • Stone Cold Shimmering gray carbon
  • Magpie Iridescent blue-violet

Pas du Tout Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00)

Pas du Tout Eye Shadow Palette is a universally flattering compact of warm neutrals, bronzes and pinks for a classic, tomboy-chic look. Undone and natural — less is more. The ultra-fine powder feels exceptionally smooth and applies seamlessly to the eye. Long-wearing; easily blendable, with moderate to full coverage.

  • Gamine Matte neutral ivory
  • Menagerie Copper pink
  • Beau Golden violet
  • Pailette Metalic bronze
  • Jolie Laide Shimmering dark chocolate brown
  • Au Contraire Matte black

Availability: Now at Macy’s and Nordstrom

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your favorite foundation and powder pairing? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerFor my normal-to-dry skin, I love Guerlain Lingerie de Peau paired with Les Voilettes powder.

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) Eye Tint

Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a deepened black with cool undertones and multi-colored fine shimmer that creates a satin finish. It was semi-opaque and was buildable to opaque color if desired with two layers. The consistency was thin, lightweight, blendable, and easily spread on the skin. It wore well for fourteen hours before creasing slightly. LORAC Caviar (LE)is warmer. MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is lighter. Anna Sui Diamond Blue (LE) is lighter. Illamasqua Zeitgeist (P, $25.50) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Penthouse (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Giorgio Armani Senso (10) Eye Tint ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a rich, bronzy brown with warm, red undertones and a frosted finish. It was intensely pigmented and applied beautifully with smooth, even color that spread and blended well on the skin. I also tried experimenting a bit more with this particular shade–I tested it on its own first, but then I tried mixing it with Onyx to lighten, and that worked surprisingly well. On its own, the color stayed on well for fourteen hours before fading slightly. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #1 (LE) is less red. Dior Cuir Cannage #1 (P) is more muted. LORAC Maroon (LE) is lighter. Make Up For Ever I606 Pinky Earth (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Pink Sensibilities #4 (LE, $21.00) is similar. Clarins The Essentials #7 (LE) is more shimmery. Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is similar. MAC Divine Decadence (P, $15.00) is similar. Clinique Fuller Fudge (P, $17.00) is warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Illicit (LE, $42.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Obsidian (1)

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Longevity

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Senso (10)

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Choose or Lose


How often do you use a colored eyeshadow base?

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Guerlain Medium (03) Meteorites Compact
Guerlain Medium (03) Meteorites Compact

Guerlain Medium (03) Meteorites Compact ($62.00 for 0.35 oz.) is described as a “beige and champagne colors” that “unify while peach dots add a perfecting touch.” It’s a translucent powder with very fine shimmer that translates into more of a soft sheen on the skin rather than detectable shimmer or sparkle. As much as I love Meteorites, it can be difficult to distinguish differences between them at times, and this is one of those times. Visually, I really just don’t notice a difference between the effect of this compared to Clair (02 on my skin tone. I think some skin tones might find one works better than the other, but on my medium complexion, they both give a subtle luminous effect that simultaneously blurs imperfections while giving the skin a brightened, livelier appearance. I love the effect of both on the skin, but I don’t think you need both unless you’re very fair or much deeper and perhaps your skin tone will allow any nuances to become visible. View comparison swatches / view dupes.

I like wearing it alone over bare skin, but I typically use it as a finishing powder dusted all-over the face after I’ve applied setting powder (and it is a finishing powder, to be clear!). I get an extra half hour of wear out of my foundation if I just use this and skip the setting powder, but I have normal-to-dry skin. The powder is violet-scented, though I don’t notice any scent when it is applied.

For those who were wondering if the pan could be removed: it is supposed to be glued in, and in fact, the one I ordered arrived with the pan itself rattling around, because it wasn’t actually glued in any more (but you can see where the glue was). I hope I was just one of the few unlucky ones to have this happen to them, and it isn’t prevalent (the other one I ordered was fine).

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Anastasia liquid lipsticks
  • Weekend plans: Superbowl on Sunday! Going through mundane adult responsibilities (finances, bills, etc.) on Saturday.
  • Who has influenced you most in life?: My mom for sure!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Taken awhile ago, but I don’t think I ever shared! :) Mellan at the beach!