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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

L'Oreal Highlighter (230) Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner
L’Oreal Highlighter (230) Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner

L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner ($8.99 for 0.03 oz.) is described as a long-wearing, smudge-proof formula that will glide on smoothly and last for 16 hours You can see the first three I reviewed here. I’m quite fond of this formula overall, but that wear claim is substantial and these just don’t make it even close to it–the best wear I get is about ten hours. There is still visible eyeliner on after as long as fourteen hours, but it’s much, much thinner and less vibrant. The color payoff and glide-on consistency are the most impressive aspects of the formula, even with their brighter, more colorful shades.

L’Oreal Highlighter (230) Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner ($8.99 for 0.03 oz.) is a pink-peach with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff in a single stroke and remains that way even if layered. It wears nine hours on me, though that’s not the full 16-hours as marketed. The consistency is creamy, easy to apply, and doesn’t tug on the lash line. Marc Jacobs Beauty Obey-ge (66) (P, $25.00) is more sparkly. Tarina Tarantino Broken Doll (P, $15.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

L’Oreal Green Ivy (270) Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner ($8.99 for 0.03 oz.) is a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage in a single pass. This one I had to be careful applying, as too much layering seemed cause uneven application, but it is quite pigmented in one go, so it isn’t necessary. The consistency is lightly creamy and glides right on. It lasted for nine and a half hours on me before thinning down. Marc Jacobs Beauty O(vert) (56) (P, $25.00) is cooler-toned. Sephora Collection Snakeskin Dress (17) (P, $9.00) is lighter. MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is warmer, browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

L’Oreal Silver Sky (290) Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner ($8.99 for 0.03 oz.) is a brightened, sparkling silver. It had semi-opaque color coverage in one pass, but it was never fully opaque no matter the layers. This was my least favorite out of the six I’ve tried (I hope to buy the others when I see them on sale). It glided on, but it had more texture due to the sparkles in it. It wore well for eight hours. Urban Decay Cuff (P, $19.00) is very similar. MAC Silver Skates (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less sparkly. Bobbi Brown Chrome (LE, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Highlighter (230)

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Green Ivy (270)

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Silver Sky (290)

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MAC Ultimate Collection for October 2014
MAC Ultimate Collection for October 2014

The epitome of bold luxury, M∙A∙C Ultimate combines an innovative design aesthetic with the sumptuous formulas of our Ultimate Lipstick and Sheer Mystery Powder. Ten new lip colours are utterly chic, while Sheer Mystery Powder smoothes onto skin in luminous hues that are barely there. Perfectly encased in modern geometric designs, this standout packaging features a sleek chrome finish in two cult-collectible accessories.

Ultimate Lipstick ($23.00 U.S. / $28.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • To Savour Light cool pink
  • Soft Pout Sheer pink peach with white pearl (Repromote)
  • Marque Soft light neutral pink
  • Ravishingly Rich Bright mid-tone orange
  • Femme-de-Luxe Bright pink
  • Catharina Fuchsia (Repromote)
  • Audacious Warm mid-tone red
  • Dangerously Chic Cool mid-tone red
  • Vogue en Violet Cool mid-tone violet
  • The Scene Deep berry (Repromote)
  • Fashion Fruit (Asia Exclusive)
  • In Vogue (Asia Exclusive)
  • Lover’s Street (Asia Exclusive)

Sheer Mystery Powder ($60.00 U.S. / $72.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Light Medium Pale ivory
  • Medium Plus Tan beige
  • Dark Secret Deep caramel
  • Deep Dark Caramelized brown

Availability: Online September 24th, in-stores October 2nd, 2014 (North America), October 2014 (International). Permanent.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MAC The Matte Lip Collection for October 2014
MAC The Matte Lip Collection for October 2014

Revamp your look with daring new shades of our iconic matte Lipstick. Vibrant hues like fuchsia Heroine and Le Vie En Rouge are a bold contrast to the rich burgundy of Fashion Revival and sultry nude of Styled in Sepia. For the ultimate in colour intensity, Pro Longwear Lip Pencils enhance Lipstick in super-saturated shades that make a classic, modern statement. For a polished finish, accent with the soft, pinky hues of Pro Longwear Blush — long-lasting colour that’s purely fabulous.

Lipstick ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Styled in Sepia Dirty cement beige
  • Nouvelle Vogue Soft blue pink
  • Pander Me Soft peachy mocha
  • Damn Glamorous Bright pink red
  • Le Vie En Rouge Bright orange coral
  • Fashion Revival Deep raspberry
  • Heroine Vibrant violet (Permanent)
  • Living Legend Deep plum

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Etcetera Creamy beige (Permanent)
  • Staunchly Stylish Pinky beige (Permanent)
  • Trust in Red Bright cool red cream (Permanent)
  • Fashion Boost Bright purple cream (Repromote)
  • Absolute It Soft burgundy (Permanent)
  • Bespoken For Dark plum cream

Pro Longwear Blush ($26.00 U.S. / $31.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • I’m a Lover Pink
  • Fleeting Romance Coral
  • Make You Mine Dirty salmon

Availability: Online October 2nd, in-stores October 9th, 2014 (North America), October 2014 for International Locations

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection for September 2014
MAC x Brooke Shields Collection for September 2014

M∙A∙C partners with Brooke Shields to create a limited-edition colour collection of shades and finishes chosen by Brooke herself, inspired by her own favourite looks for day and night – easy, modern and beautiful. This limited-edition Beauty Icon collection is made all the more special with Brooke’s signature embossed on light grey packaging with brilliant orange accents.

Lipstick ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Excite Bright orange-red (Cremesheen)
  • Gospel Sheer rich burgundy (Lustre)

Lipglass ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Artful Soft mid-tone coral
  • Knockout Bright orange-red

Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Palette ($44.00 U.S. / $53.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Trusted Instinct Beige, taupe, plum, brown, gray
  • Mortal Beige, peach, pink-peach, brown, plum

Bronzing Powder ($27.50 U.S. / $33.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Scone Neutral tan

Nail Lacquer ($17.00 U.S. / $19.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Dignity Soft coral (Cream)
  • Pricey Deep burgundy (Cream)

Brow Set ($17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Clear Colour-free

Veluxe Brow Liner ($20.00 U.S> / $24.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Brunette Muted mid-tone grey

Cream Colour Base Duo ($31.00 U.S. / $37.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Cherished Bright coral pink/soft burgundy rose

Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 U.S. / $102.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Pretty Soft golden peachy beige (Satin)
  • Soft Brown Soft golden peachy brown (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Expensive Pink Pink with duochrome (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Clove Mid-tone golden brown (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Satin Taupe Taupe with silver shimmer (Permanent)
  • Canter Soft neutral gold (Frost)
  • Luscious Neutral bronze (Frost)
  • Antiqued Ash brown with bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Psyche Shimmering golden olive (Frost)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Shroom Soft beige with shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Persuade Mid-tone cool grey brown (Matte)
  • Plummed Shimmering dark plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Lofty Cool blackened brown (Satin)
  • Pepper Dark charcoal (Velvet)

Availability: Online September 25th, 2014; in-stores October 2nd, 2014 (North America), October 2014 at select international locations.

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We’ve partnered with Sephora to give away three sets of their Chroma Color Eye Palette and Color Festival Palette ($114.50 value) for the holidays.  The Chroma Color Eye Palette includes 54 eyeshadows, 12 eye pencils, and a double-ended eyeshadow brush.   The Color Festival Blockbuster Palette features 130 different shades for every part of your face–eyes, lips, and cheeks.  Use the Rafflecopter widget above to enter! :) Good luck!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Does anyone ever borrow your beauty products? Does a significant other borrow your moisturizer? A sibling that borrows from your stash? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMy husband will pretty much try anything I give him, so I think I preempt any ability of his to borrow, LOL!

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