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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

ColourPop Homie Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Homie Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Holiday Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “true mid-tone peachy pink in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. There’s a very faint shimmer in the finish when swatched or looked at closely, but on the skin, it’s more of a natural matte finish–not flat but not shimmery. It had good, opaque coverage when applied with a fingertip and more buildable, medium coverage when applied with a duo-fiber brush. The texture was velvety and smooth with a thin, lightweight feel on the skin that was easily blended. On me, it lasted for eight hours. NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Royal Sunset (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Royal Sunset (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Overexposed (LE, ) is less shimmery. Hourglass Radiant Magenta (P, $35.00) is warmer. Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Cheeky Bugger (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is lighter. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Tarte Unleashed (LE, $26.00) is more muted. Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Homie Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “vivid magenta in a matte finish.” It is an intensely brightened, medium-dark magenta purple with cool, violet undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a fingertip, which was buildable to mostly true-to-pan color, if desired, while a duo-fiber brush will give semi-sheer coverage. The consistency is smooth, velvety, but a smidgen drier than other shades, though it doesn’t seem to impact the application/finish on the skin (but I think it is why it isn’t as opaque). On me, the color wore well for ten hours. NARS Desire (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Savage (P, ) is darker, warmer. Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Unashamed (LE, ) is lighter. Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter. NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is cooler. Colour Pop More, Please (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Mochi Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright blue pink in a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium pink with moderate, blue undertones with a satin-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage when applied with a fingertip, which was somewhat buildable but never fully opaque (even after three layers). The texture had that smooth, velvety, spongy feel that felt like powder when it was applied and worked with on the skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is more muted. MAC I’m the One (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Peony Petal (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler. NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is warmer. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter. Urban Decay Quickie (LE, ) is darker, brighter. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is lighter. MAC I’m a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Roman Holiday (LE, $30.00) is darker. Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is cooler. Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever #210 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is glossier. Urban Decay Blush (P, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, June 1st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your makeup style for work or school? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerAnything goes around here… 😉

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Monday, June 1st, 2015

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette
Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette

Clarins Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for oz.) is a six-pan eyeshadow palette that ranges from white gold to taupe brown. The formula in the palette is supposed to be a wet and dry one, so you can use it “dry for a soft nuance of color” or “wet for sophisticated elegance.” The texture was on the drier, more powdery side, which made dry application more difficult and messy, as the colors didn’t stick as well to the skin, tended to sheer out, and a lot of product fell underneath the eye when applied. The dampened application made it easier to get more opaque, even color to adhere to the lid, but it seemed to make blending a little harder. Overall, it was okay; not horrible, not great. Also worth mentioning is that the palette contains 0.10 oz. worth of product, which is less than 0.02 oz. per eyeshadow.

Garden Escape #1 is a brightened, medium white with subtle neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage dry and slightly more opaque coverage damp. The texture was soft but not powdery, and it lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is cooler. Chanel Tisse Camelia #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #1 (LE, ) is warmer. Too Faced Famous in a Small Town (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Lunar Lights (P, ) is darker. Disney by Sephora Ball Gown (LE, ) is cooler. theBalm Envious Erin (P, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is brighter. Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is cooler. MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Tassel (P, $5.00) is cooler. Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Stila Moonstone (P, ) is darker, warmer.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #2 is a muted, medium-dark green with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry, which intensified to fully opaque coverage when applied wet. The texture was a little dry, and it started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $18.00) is darker, brighter. Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. MAC My Next Indulgence (LE, $16.50) is warmer. Inglot #414 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #3 is a mute,d light-medium olive green with warm undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage both wet and dry, though the damp application seemed to bring out the green tones in it. It lasted for seven and a half hours but had a texture that was on the powdery side. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE, ) is darker. theBalm Kawabunga (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter, warmer. MAC Olive Blend #3 (LE, ) is warmer. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Cakeshop (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC Unsurpassable (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #4 is a light-medium, strawberry pink with warm, yellow undertones and a golden, frosted shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation both wet and dry, while the wet application made it appear slightly darker. The texture was slightly powdery, and the color stayed on well for seven and a half hours.
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, brighter. Surratt Beauty Ingenue (P, $20.00) is darker. Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Pink Sensibilities #3 (LE, $21.00) is cooler. bareMinerals Page Six (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #5 is a light, warm-toned pink with a pearly sheen. It’s a lighter version of the previous pink, but I was surprised to see both in this palette. It was semi-opaque both wet and dry, and the texture wasn’t too powdery so it applied a bit more easily, though it only lasted for seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Eggplant Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is lighter. bareMinerals Glitterati (LE, ) is warmer. MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani #29 (LE, $33.00) is darker. Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. LORAC Blush (LE, ) is darker. Stila Pink Diamond (P, ) is darker, warmer. Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is warmer.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Garden Escape #6 is a medium brown with a hint of gray and a frosted finish. Depending on what it is paired with, the gray tones were more or less apparent. The texture was soft and blendable, while the color payoff was the same–mostly opaque–both wet and dry, but it applied more easily damp. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. LORAC Sienna (LE, ) is more shimmery. theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Laura Mercier Topaz (P, ) is lighter. Cle de Peau Stardust #3 (P, ) is lighter. Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter. Giorgio Armani Rose Ashes (11) (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter. Hourglass Color Field #3 (P, ) is darker. MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler. NARS Ursa Major (LE, $29.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, June 1st, 2015

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about BAREMINERALS!

my answer: I love their Ready formula for blush/eyeshadows, and even though they’re technically different brands, I like a lot of their Buxom lip products. I really didn’t like their most recent pencil eyeliner formula – that was a rough one.

Monday, June 1st, 2015

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette ($39.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes six eyeshadows and three cheek products. If you’re a long-time bareMinerals Ready palette collector, you’ll probably find this has too many repeats in it to justify, but if you haven’t tried the Ready line and like warmer neutrals, it’s well worth some consideration. Ready eyeshadow is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas, and it shines in this palette. The formula is supposed to have twelve-hour wear, be pigmented, and have “seamless blendability.” The Ready blush and bronzer formula is supposed to have an eight-hour wear time with “stay-true, buildable color.”

Empress is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that was easy to work with. It wore well for ten and a half hours before fading. bareMinerals Enjoy (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Bubbly (LE, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bragging Rights is described as a “shimmering rose gold.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a very soft texture that was so soft that it tended to dislodge more product than desired, but it is a denser powder, so it doesn’t turn powdery. I recommend barely tapping the brush against the surface to avoid over-applying! It wore well for twelve hours. Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is lighter. LORAC Unleashed (P, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is warmer. LORAC Nude #5 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted. Too Faced Cannes (P, $16.00) is more muted, warmer, darker. Illamasqua Bronx (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is brighter. theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Shiver is described as an “iced lilac.” It’s a muted, dirty lavender with hints of gray and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff with a buttery, blendable texture that applied evenly. It wore well for ten and a half hours. Kat Von D Astrological (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Gravitron (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel Poesie #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Tropical Princess #2 (LE, $24.00) is brighter. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is darker, cooler. MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. bareMinerals Flash (P, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Priceless is described as a “heathered smoke.” It’s a gray-leaning taupe with a satin finish that appears more matte applied. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was the weakest product in the palette, as it was a little dry and thin. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC All Woman (LE, $16.00) is darker. Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is darker. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is darker. MAC Tailor Grey (P, $18.50) is glossier. Hello Kitty 1974 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Subtly Elegant (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Stony (LE, $16.00) is warmer. LORAC Navy #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is cooler. theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Hoopla is described as a “glowing copper.” It’s a brightened, subtly muted medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a very blendable, long-wearing (eleven hours) formula, though the texture was a hair dry. It was more pigmented and smoother, but it was also more metallic (and therefore, lighter) than the one I have from before. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is lighter. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE, ) is darker. Stila Vitality (P, ) is more muted. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is lighter. Sephora Collection Girls Night Out (03) (P, $13.00) is darker. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Amberluxe #3 (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Prancer (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Ritzy is described as a “shimmering cocoa.” It’s a rich, medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden bronze frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It was intensely pigmented with such a soft, smooth, buttery texture that was heavenly to work with. No complaints; if every eyeshadow was this good, we would all be broke. It wore well for twelve hours before fading. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cognac (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Woodwinked (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Inglot #409 (P, $6.00) is darker. Too Faced Don’t Settle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Aladdin’s Lamp (LE, $9.99) is cooler. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is lighter. Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is cooler. Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Oxydus (P, $37.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Spring Fling is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium, pink-peach with warm undertones and a natural matte finish–enough of a “sheen” to keep it from looking flat or dry on the skin, but it is mostly matte. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that lasted for eight hours. The texture was a smidgen powdery. This shade is going to be better suited for fair skin tones, as it doesn’t show up well on my medium complexion. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is darker. NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter. Benefit Georgia (DC, $28.00) is lighter. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Corol #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is darker. Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Five Star Treatment is described as a “pink champagne.” It’s a light, pink-peach with a frosted sheen that translates to a luminous, glowing finish on the skin. It had good, buildable color payoff that had a soft, blendable texture that sat well on the skin without emphasizing pores. It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. MAC Coupe d’Chic (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Aura (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker. Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P, ) is warmer. href=”http://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?sg=198032,189541,174736,165496,102510″>See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The High Dive is described as a “tan.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-orange tones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable, but the texture was firmer and drier in the pan than most Ready powders, which was a surprise. It did last for the eight hours as promised. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is darker. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is warmer. Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented. Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $65.00) is darker. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, June 1st, 2015

Editor’s Note: Urban Decay just released their video teaser of the upcoming Naked Smoky palette, which is supposed to launch July 8th, per their Tumblr. As soon as they release full information (price, descriptions, availability, etc.), I’ll update this post. :)

Naked Smoky Palette ($TBA)

  • High (New)
  • Dirtysweet (New)
  • Radar Metallic brown shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter (Vice 2)
  • Armor Metallic dove grey with silver micro-glitter shimmer finish (Vice)
  • Slanted (New)
  • Dagger (New)
  • Black Market Jet black satin (Vice)
  • Smolder (New)
  • Password (New)
  • Whiskey (New)
  • Combust (New)
  • Thirteen (New)
  • Dual-Ended Pencil/Crease Brush

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