Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches

Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches
Anastasia Holiday 2016 Launches


Master Palette by Mario | Online at Anastasia now; online October 4th at Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta; in-stores October 10th
Ultimate Glow Glow Kit | Online at Anastasia now; online/in-stores October 2016 at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Dillard’s
Allison Liquid Lipstick | Online at Anastasia now; coming soon to Sephora, exclusive to Sephora

Availability

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The Details

Master Palette by Mario | $45.00 | Limited Edition

A special edition eye shadow collection created with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic featuring 12 neutral and jewel-toned shades in a range of matte to metallic finishes. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette By Mario to create endless looks for daytime and evening.

  • Hollywood Metallic wheat gold (Satin)
  • NYC Rich chocolate brown (Satin)
  • Kim Tan (Satin)
  • Muse Rose gold (Satin)
  • Marina Champagne (Metallic)
  • Claudia Slate (Velvet)
  • Lula Soft taupe (Ultra-Matte)
  • Isabel Burnt orange (Ultra-Matte)
  • Violeta Dark chocolate (Ultra-Matte)
  • 5th Ave Gold leaf (Metallic)
  • Bronx Metallic olive (Satin)
  • Paris Gilded brown (Satin)

Ultimate Glow Kit | $45.00 | Limited Edition

A collection of six metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity. Layer shades of Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow, or wear them separately, on the face or body for a smooth, even glow that lasts. Ideal for use with Brush #23.

  • Snow True icy white with platinum reflect
  • White Sand Warm beige with a gold reflect
  • Golden Dawn Warm amber with a gold reflect
  • Sunray Warm copper with a peach gold lustre
  • Amber GoldWarm rose with a gold lustre
  • Hot Sand Warm bronze with an amber lustre

Liquid Lipstick | $20.00 | New, Permanent

  • Allison Pinky brown (ABH/Sephora Exclusive)

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MAC Lobster, Postmodern, Gumball Liptensity Lipsticks

MAC Liptensity Lipstick

MAC Lobster Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, pinky-red undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly without streaking. The texture was a bit heavier, and it seemed to settle into lip lines ever-so-slightly to the point where I couldn’t really tell in person but it is visible in the close-up photos. This shade wore well for six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Guerlain Orange Fizz (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Estee Lauder Chilean Sunset (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Persimmon (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty #008 (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC True Red (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Neon Orange (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Postmodern Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, dark pink-coral with subtle, warmer undertones and a satiny, cream finish. (I’d almost say it’s a “warm fuchsia” as it is quite pink.) It was richly pigmented with full, opaque coverage with a creamy consistency that melted against the lips and applied even, smooth color in one stroke. On me, it wore well for just over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Guerlain Insolence (144) (LE, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Girly (P, $55.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gracy (P, $55.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). NARS Greta (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pleasurefruit (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gumball Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color coverage–almost opaque–that applied well enough, but there was a smidgen of streaking and some color sat in lip lines, though I did not notice that in person (only in the close-up photos). It wore well for six hours before starting to break down, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Dddevilish (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C209 (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have “intense amounts of pigment” with a gel-like texture that melts on lips that leaves behind a satin finish and wears for “eight hours.” It’s supposed to be “comfortable” to wear, but there are no claims about hydration–and overall, they were non-drying. The majority of the range varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque in one stroke, while the texture had some body and thickness to it but was not heavy. The consistency feels firmer in the tube, but it became softer and more pliable as it warmed up against the lips. This was also true about how the color settled and looked on the lips–it tended to fill up lip lines without emphasizing them as much after thirty seconds of wear. The formula didn”t have a lot of slip, and it was actually lightly tacky, which helped it stay in place better. The wear ranged from four to eight hours with lighter shades typically wearing shorter than deeper and more intense shades. The finish was anywhere from satin to natural with noticeable sheen, sometimes glossiness, but it often wore to a satin to semi-matte finish after a few hours. The formula has MAC’s typical vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

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MAC Liptensity Lipstick Lobster
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Postmodern
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
92%
MAC Liptensity Lipstick Gumball
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%

Sneak Peek: Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette Photos & Swatches

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette
Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette ($60.00 for 1.32 oz.) includes 22 eyeshadows–each one a whopping 0.06 oz.!–that are split into two finishes: Metal Crush(top row) and matte (bottom row). The palette is massive; it is easily the widest palette I’ve seen, though it is fairly slim. I’m pretty sure that for every palette I review, I swatch two more… so what’s another set of swatches while I keep trying to work through that pile o’ palettes? 🙂

P.S. — Synergy is available permanently, which is why the photo is pulling an individual compact, but it is also included in the palette.

Kat Von D MetalMatte Palette

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It’s that time again… I’m taking (begging!) your suggestions for upcoming editions of Temptalia Asks You! Here are the “rules” so-to-speak…

1.) Avoid yes/no questions like “do you wear makeup”; ideally, the question inspires discussion or more open-ended answers
2.) Avoid “what’s your favorite X” products (that’s what the Hit List weekly feature is for!)
3.) Keep it beauty-related!

-- Christine

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

MAC x Selena Collection Available September 28th for MAC Select Members

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

The MAC x Selena Collection will be available September 28th, 2016 on maccosmetics.com for MAC Select members, and MAC’s official Twitter account says early access is for Devoted and Obsessed members. The collection will be available online for everyone on October 1st and in select stores on October 6th.

Updated at 6:45AM PST: Readers are reporting that the collection is now live, but there appears to be an issue with getting free shipping and one reader said they ordered but their order did not show items in the confirmation.

Updated at 1:00PM PST: MAC sent out emails to MAC Select + PRO members that the collection will be available at 4PM EST (now).

I’ve been seeing collections launch around 4-7AM PST these days, but it is always hard to say with a MAC collection.  May you all get exactly what’s on your list without losing too much sleep! 🙂 You might consider banding together and chatting amongst yourselves on this Facebook post!

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Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush

Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush

Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush ($35.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four, deluxe-sized blushes and a synthetic, blush brush.

The Amazonian Clay Blush formula is supposed to have 12-hour wear along with a “supremely soft” texture. There’s a lot to like about Tarte’s formula, as it is softer (sometimes dusty), blendable, and fairly smooth with good pigmentation, but for me, I rarely get 12-hour wear–I do get between 8 and 10-hour wear, though. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel that the blushes in the set were representative of the quality of the regular formula. The blushes are disappointing; two of the four were so stiff that I had to scrape off layers of product to get enough product to transfer and show on the skin as a swatch.

Genius is a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly powdery and dry to the touch, which resulted in a color that sheered out too easily on the skin and did not want to stick to the skin evenly. It seemed to brighten on my cheeks, almost like when a matte powder darkens on the skin due to the natural oils. It lasted for seven hours on me (which is a far cry from 12).
Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Cruel Intentions (LE, $8.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Amazed (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Pink Ingenue (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Icon (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NYX Dusty Rose (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Royal is a muted, rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had such a stiff texture that made it difficult to use at all; I could not get product to transfer on my brush, and I could barely get any color to transfer after jabbing a finger in the pan–I had to scrape off layers of product to loosen it from the pan, which is what I used for swatches (both on my arm and on my face). Without scraping and mangling the powder, it had next to nothing for color payoff and not enough product to blend or diffuse across my cheeks. It lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ven Conmigo (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Plum Ombre (LE, $55.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Guest List (LE, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Animal Instincts (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush Sculpted Cheeks
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
70%
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