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Friday, December 26th, 2014

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

My Christmas Look (2014)
The fabled Chanel Dragon…

I’ve grown so accustomed to having different eyeshadows on each eye that whenever I apply the same eyeshadows on each eye, I’m a bit taken aback by how it looks to match! I can’t say I wasn’t testing anything on Christmas (namely, the eyeshadows), but I did bring out some of my all-time favorites. :)

Look Breakdown

EYES: ColourPop Tea Party applied to inner third of lid, both applied with a narrow brush as well as patted slightly with fingertips. ColourPop Solstice applied to the middle of lid using a medium-sized, eyeshadow brush. ColourPop Sequin applied to the outer third of the lid using the same brush as before. ColourPop To-a-T applied into the outer crease using a synthetic rounded crease brush and buffed above crease towards the brow bone. ColourPop Fleek/Effect (dark brown side) applied into outer crease and diffused slightly above crease. Burberry Trench was dusted underneath the brow bone as a highlighter with a fluffy blending brush. ColourPop Fleek/Effect (teal side) applied with an angled eyeliner brush to the lower lash line with ColourPop Sequin smudged underneath. I used Sephora Blonde Ambition on the water line to brighten.

FACE: Guerlain Parure Gold (02 and 03 mixed equally) mixed with Kevyn Aucoin Celestial applied all-over the face with a flat-topped round, synthetic brush and buffed into the skin. I patted Urban Decay Naked Loose into the skin to help set and finish the base with a tapered powder brush. Tom Ford Love Lust was applied to cheeks to add warmth and color with a feathery blush brush. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight was dusted on top of cheek bones and down the bridge of the nose to highlight. Guerlain Wulong was lightly dusted all-over face to finish the look.

LIPS: Chanel Dragon applied to lips.

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Tom Ford Lip Balm x2, Tom Ford Oud Wood Deodorant, Chanel Spring 2015 collection
  • Weekend plans: Recover from Christmas, haha!
  • How are you ringing in the new year?: Night in with my husband! We’ll honestly probably fall asleep before midnight! :)

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

Chanel La Petillante (49) Rouge Allure Velvet
Chanel La Petillante (49) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Petillante (49) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “coral red.” It’s a brightened, pink-red that has a very slight warmth to it and a satin-matte finish. It was nearly opaque applied to lips with a lightweight, velvety texture that was fairly thin but was comfortable to wear and applied well. It lasted for six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is redder. Lipstick Queen Have Paris (P, $50.00) is warmer. MAC La Vie En Rouge (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is lighter. NARS Grace (P, $32.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Bachelorette (P, $21.00) is more matte, pinker. Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is warmer, lighter. Chanel La Malicieuse (46) (P, $34.00) is pinker, lighter. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is more matte, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel La Romanesque (50) Rouge Allure Velvet ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “magenta.” It’s a muted, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly full color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The color wore well for six hours and left a stain behind. It was very slightly drying towards the end for me. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is darker. MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is cooler-toned. Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is a smidgen lighter. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker. Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is glossier. MAC Good Taste (P, $22.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (P, $30.00) is darker, redder. Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (P, $30.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


If someone new to makeup had $100 to spend, what would you recommend? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerRevlon ColorStay foundation, 2x Maybelline ColorSensational Vivid Lipcolor, Milani Baked Blush, L’Oreal Silkissime eyeliner (one shade), L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows (3-4), Maybelline Full ‘n’ Soft Mascara, Wet ‘n’ Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer. I think that would be a good start while maximizing the amount of products!

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