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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Collection for Fall 2014
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Collection for Fall 2014

From the innovators behind the cult-favorite liquid lipstick Lip Tar, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics unleashes a range of shades and textures that explores the boundaries between light and shadow. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is OCC’s Fall/Winter Colour Collection that not only brings together six all-new Lip Tar shades to Sephora, but will be the first to introduce six limited-edition Nail Lacquer shades to participating stores!

The ‘Unknown Pleasures’ collection captures seasonal trend as created by OCC on the runways of New York Fashion Week, with shades that made their original debut at the Fall/Winter 2014 Collections. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ offers a range of colours that promise to tease and tempt the senses, with chic neutrals like ‘Lament’ and ‘Covet’, to ultra-modern vamp shades like the Matte and Metallic duo of deep purples, ‘Pagan’ and ‘Technopagan’. In addition to the six all-new Lip Tar Mattes and Metallics and coordinating Nail Lacquer shades, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ delivers online-exclusive offerings as well: two new Cosmetic Colour Pencil shades!

Actor and musician Deven Green returns to OCC, taking on her darkest roles yet as the two faces of ‘Unknown Pleasures’. The collection will be available online at Sephora.com and OCCMakeup.com beginning 8/5, and available for purchase at participating Sephora stores and at OCC’s flagship boutique on 9/19.

Lip Tar ($18.00)

  • Lament Neutral rose beige (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Covet Golden buff neutral (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Manhunter Red-orange with golden shimmer (Metallic) (Permanent)
  • Pagan Blackened purple (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Technopagan Blackened purple with blue pearl (Metallic) (Permanent)
  • Vain Deep, dark indigo (Matte) (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer ($10.00)

  • Dangerous Opaque, true grey (Creme) (Permanent)
  • Covet Golden buff neutral (Creme) (Limited Edition)
  • Poison Shimmer ivy green (Metallic) (Limited Edition)
  • Distortion Deep shimmering navy (Metallic) (Limited Edition)
  • Pagan Blackened purple (Creme) (Limited Edition)
  • Technopagan Blackened purple with blue pearl (Metallic) (Limited Edition)

Cosmetic Colour Pencil ($16.00)

  • Sebastian Plum-toned taupe
  • Lydia Darkroom plum

Availability: August 5th at Sephora online; in-stores September 19th

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Do you have a go to lip color (or lip color combination)? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerNot so much, since I’m usually testing, and even on those few occasions that I’m not… I might just reach for something recently reviewed/tested that I liked. My most worn combo over the past few years is likely Guerlain Gems + Bobbi Brown Canary or Nectar.

Thanks to reader Sadra for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Chanel Tisse Vendome (204) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Vendome (204) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Vendome (204) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a mix of warmer neutrals with a pop of orange. It’s a solid color combination with quality to back it up, but the shades are more dupable than not. The harder aspect to dupe is really the finer shimmer Chanel used throughout their new quads, because it’s fine without disappearing away, yet doesn’t come off as frosted applied to the skin. The entire quad, though visually they don’t seem particularly small, contains less product than most palettes/quads (including the regular U.S. version of quads). Baked formulations often weigh less than more traditional powder formulas do, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.

Tisse Vendome #1 is described as a “copper.” It’s a softened, medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly, while the texture was soft but not powdery. This shade stayed on well for nine hours before fading. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (P) is cooler-toned. Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $3.99) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is slightly darker. Burberry Pale Nude #1 (P) is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Praline (LE, $21.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Vendome #2 is described as a “peach beige.” It’s a light peach with a frosted sheen and warm undertones. It’s more of a beige than a true peach. It had fairly good pigmentation, but it could have been a bit more opaque–it does build up to opaque color with two layers. On me, the color wears well for eight and a half hours before fading. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #2 (P) is less shimmery, cooler-toned. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #2 (P) is a touch less warm-toned. MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is less peach. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is similar. LORAC Beige (P) is very similar. MAC Apricot Blend #1 (LE) is lighter. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is warmer. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is darker. MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is lighter. MAC Jest (P, $15.00) is darker. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / / view dupes.

Tisse Vendome #3 is described as an “intense apricot.” It’s a softened, medium orange with a pearly, almost metallic, finish. It had good color coverage, and the texture was soft without being powdery, so it applied well to the lid. It wore well for nine hours on me before I saw slight creasing. MAC Apricot Blend #3 (LE) is yellower. NYX Orange (P, $4.50) is darker. Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is brighter, darker. Inglot #407 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Vendome #4 is described as a “grey brown.” It’s a medium-dark, subdued brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a satiny finish. It had fantastic color payoff, and it was really blendable, silky, and smooth when working with it on the skin. This shade didn’t start to crease until after nine and a half hours of wear. Urban Decay Vengeance (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is slightly cooler-toned. theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #3 (P, $2.29) is less shimmery, warmer. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Satin Eyeshadows!

my answer: This is one of my favorite finishes, because they’re easier to work with than a lot of mattes but not so shimmery that they’re frosted, which makes them more versatile. Sometimes, though, they have so little shimmer that they look more matte than satin, and I like my satins to have a subtle sheen!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box ($39.50) includes a full-sized lipstick, full-sized lipgloss, full-sized eyeliner, and a Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow trio (0.07 oz.). The lipstick and gloss are worth $31, eyeshadows are worth $20, and the eyeliner is worth $16 for a total value of $67 (not sure where they get $72). It’s currently a Nordstrom exclusive, but MAC’s website lists it as “coming soon.”

Passion Charge Lipstick is described as a “clean coral [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a brightened, pink coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage and applied evenly for the most part. It lasted for two hours on me, and it was somewhat drying. Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is more orange, more opaque. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is pinker, darker. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more matte, more pigmented. MAC Runway Hit (LE, $16.00) is more matte, lighter. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is slightly brighter. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is warmer, more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stoke the Flame Lipglass is described as a “soft rosy coral with pearl.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with gold and copper shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage when applied to lips; this is a shade that may get lost on more pigmented lips and just add shimmer. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery. NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (P, $28.00) is more opaque. Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is warmer. MAC Meteoric (LE, $20.00) is similar. Guerlain Frizzy Mango (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #1 is described as a “rich gold.” It’s a light-medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted, sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry and more intense color coverage when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but sparkly, and I did have issues with fall out during wear, unfortunately, though the color part stayed on for eight hours. I also had trouble getting it to adhere to the lid, as it tended to flake off. It’s a very common color with lots of very similar shades, past and present: See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #2 is described as a “sparkling brown.” It’s a dirty, medium-dark olive brown with a flash of green and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, which was much more opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but prone to crumbling, so go easy on the pan when you use your brush against it. On me, the color wore well for eight hours but had some fall out over time. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (P) is less sparkly. Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is less shimmery. Clarins Forest #1 (LE) is less shimmery. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #3 is described as a “blackish plum.” It’s a warm-toned, burgundy-brown with a satiny sheen. It looks more plum in the pan than swatched–it was darker, less nuanced. It was semi-opaque applied dry, and it was mostly opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with and didn’t have any fall out concerns. The color lasted for eight hours before fading.NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is purpler. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 (P) is cooler-toned. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. MAC Brownluxe #5 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Brownborder Technakohl is dark brown eyeliner that’s part of the permanent range, which I’ve reviewed in the past.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with very subtle blue undertones. On me, this type of color almost looks warm-toned. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is a touch darker. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is a touch sheerer. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is more matte, warmer. Guerlain Gigi (P, $51.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes. For the record, this is completely different from Melted Fuchsia in the same range, as Melted Fuchsia is much more magenta, cooler-toned, and lighter.

It performs much like the other shades in the range: it’s intensely pigmented, long-wearing, and is comfortable to wear. It has a lightly glossy/shiny finish–less glossiness than a true lipgloss but noticeable shine. The texture is thin, lightweight, and neither drying nor hydrating over the eight and a half hours this color lasts. Even beyond that, there is a significant stain left behind. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or bleeding when I wore it. You can now see all shades in the Melted range, as they’ve all been reviewed!

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