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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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Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Chanel Insaisissable (152) Rouge Allure Lipstick
Chanel Insaisissable (152) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Insaisissable (152) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “vivid coral.” It’s a brightened, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly, but I thought the texture was a little thin and not quite stiff, but not creamy either. It was lightly drying over the five hours it lasted on me, unfortunately. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is slightly darker. Guerlain Rouge Kiss (325) (P, $37.00) is similar. Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $51.00) is glossier, slightly pinker. Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (LE, $24.00) is more orange. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is pinker. Chanel Pygmalion (LE, $35.00) is less pigmented. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $51.00) is glossier, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chanel Badine (154) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pink.” It’s a light-medium, slightly muted pink with subtle, warm undertones and a light shine. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly. The texture was more emollient than Insaisissable, but I felt like this one bunched up in places as I applied–almost as if it was catching on flakes I didn’t know I had (but I don’t really see what I felt in the close-up image). This shade lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is brighter, more matte. Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is similar. Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is a smidgen darker. Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is lighter. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is glossier. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is lighter. NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is less glossy. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Earlier this season, I posted several gift guides featuring my favorites to give and receive. I’ve received several questions from readers about what they should splurge on with their holiday gift cards, and I thought I’d highlight my lists of top picks for those of you looking for something special to give yourself this year–all but the holiday 2014 list feature permanent products. :)

For more recommendations, I suggest browsing my past reviews by rating or seeing what products I’ve given the Temptalia Recommends designation. For a list of all my favorites, see the Editor’s Choice Awards.

Best of Holiday 2014 Palettes & Limited Edition

Best of Holiday 2014
Featuring the best of the season’s holiday palettes, sets, kits, and limited edition offerings. View the full list here.

Best of Eyeshadows & Eyeliners

Best of Eyeshadows & Eyeliners
From Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows to the classic Naked Palettes, I share my favorite formulas to indulge in to make your eyes pop. View the full list here.

Best High-End Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Best High-End Lipsticks & Lipglosses
A compilation of the top formulas of lipstick and lipgloss that I’ve tried over the years–the ones well-worth considering! From the ultra-luxe Guerlain Rouge G to ridiculously pigmented Too Faced Melted Lipstick, view the full list here.

Best Blushes, Highlighters, & Face Products

Best Blushes, Highlighters, & Face Products
For the ultimate splurge, there are Tom Ford’s Cheek Color (and I actually just bought a back-up of Love Lust myself!) and decadent highlighters from Cle de Peau, but wait, there’s so many more! — view the full list here.

Best Beauty Products Under $15

Best Blushes, Highlighters, & Face Products
There are an array of formulas and products that won’t break the bank but will feel like a real treat to use! I’m obsessed with L’Oreal True Teal Silkissime Eyeliner this season. Check out my top budget-friendly picks are here.
Thursday, December 25th, 2014

The Hit List

What’s the Best Brand for Cooler-Toned Colors that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

Maybe MAC. None really come to mind, but MAC has such large and numerous collections, that I feel like they regularly produce cooler-toned products.

Thanks to Carrie for today’s topic!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

 

Guerlain Les Tendres Collection for Spring 2015
Guerlain Les Tendres Collection for Spring 2015

Availability: Now available for pre-order at Nordstrom; January 2015 for Guerlain counters and other retailers

Meteorites Compact ($62.00) (Status TBA)

As a perfect example of its beauty expertise, Guerlain has transformed its legendary Météorites Pearls into a compact. The pearls are finely pressed to form a beautiful mosaic of light-enhancing and corrective shades that create a subtle and natural effect by giving your skin tone just the right amount of light and correction. Your skin will look soft, smooth, delicate and beautifully natural. This Météorites compact is lightly scented with a violet fragrance.

  • Clair (02)
  • Medium (03)
  • Dore (04)

Meteorites Perles de Blush ($53.00) (Limited Edition)

Météorites Perles de Blush by Guerlain infuses your cheeks with soft, evanescent pink, recreating the glow of a complexion bathed in springtime freshness. Perles de Blush is a hybrid blush that combines color, freshness and radiance with a harmony of three pearls. Fuchsia revives the natural color of your cheeks, iridescent champagne illuminates the curve of your cheekbones and rose petal pink gently refreshes your complexion.

Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Les Nuees (18)
  • Les Precieux (504)

Meteorites Baby Glow ($54.00) (New, Permanent)

For the first time ever, Guerlain melts the magic of Météorites into a liquid, creating Baby Glow, a light-revealing sheer makeup with a sunscreen antifatigue effect and broad spectrum SPF 25. Its unique alchemy combines technology with a touch of magic, enabling the liquid light formula to glide onto your skin as a luminous, perfecting veil that reveals the youth and natural glow of your complexion. Your skin will look refreshed, smooth and replenished, as beautiful and fresh as a baby’s skin. Météorites Baby Glow is lightly fragranced with delicate violet.

  • Clair (02)
  • Medium (03)
  • Dore (04)

KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Color ($37.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Peach Satin (540)
  • Rosy Silk (560)

Nail Lacquer ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Baby Rose (368)

Availability: Now available for pre-order at Nordstrom; January 2015 for Guerlain counters and other retailers

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Thursday, December 25th, 2014

a Rafflecopter giveaway

LORAC Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palette features a mix of neutrals and pops of color with mostly earth tones with finishes that range from matte to frost. One lucky Temptalia reader will get to add this to their stash soon! Good luck! :)