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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss ($19.00 for 0.23 fl. oz.) is a new, permanent formula available in a slew of shades from clear to black. (You can get more information from the launch post here.) I bought nine shades to review, and I thought I’d share swatches sooner rather than later in case you were considering picking up any during the ongoing sale at Sephora (15% off with code ROUGELOVE, VIBLOVE, ends 4/21; 10% off with code BILOVE, ends 4/20).

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons for Summer 2015
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayons for Summer 2015

Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00) (New, Permanent)

Marc’s exclusive, richly pigmented gel eye crayon gets a fresh look for summer with 10 new shades of extreme-wear, waterproof color. This breakthrough formula glides on smoothly for a flawless, precise application, then sets in place for all-day wear. The built-in sharpener helps mold product into a perfect point for an instantly sharp look.

  • Sunset (74) Golden bronze shimmer  (Repromote from Holiday)
  • Midnight in Paris (72) Inky indigo blue (Repromote from Holiday)
  • Peridot (90) Sage green shimmer
  • Top Seacret (88) Teal shimmer
  • Lollipop (86) Cherry pink summer
  • Blue Me Away (84) Light sky blue pearl
  • Violet Femme (82) Orchid shimmer
  • In the Buff! (80) Champagne shimmer
  • Orange Crush! (780) Deep orange shimmer
  • Navy Noir (76) Darkest navy

Availability: Now at Sephora (VIB/VIB Rouge early access)

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

New and permanent for summer, the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) are supposed to have “maximum color and brilliance” with a mint scent. There are eighteen shades available, and I picked up six to test. Stay tuned!

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

YSL Full Metal Shadow
YSL Full Metal Shadow

Here’s a sneak peek of YSL Full Metal Shadows ($30.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.), which is a liquid eyeshadow formula available in ten shades. They’re supposed to last 16 hours without creasing, which will be interesting to test for.

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette
Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette

Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette ($40.00 for 0.295 oz.) is a set of five, neutral eyeshadows with matte finishes. Those on the hunt for a warmer, muted neutrals in strictly matte finishes may like this one. All five shades had decent or better pigmentation with softer, silkier textures, where only one was on the powdery side. Unsurprisingly, the shades are more dupable than not, so if you already have your favorite neutral palette, I don’t think this is going to be a must-have.

Ombre Nudes #1 is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that blended really easily on the skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #2 is a medium brown with soft, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #3 is a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of taupe and a subtle, yellow undertone. It had a mostly matte finish. The color had decent color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that made it more buildable in practice. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #4 is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a silky, smooth texture that was easy to work with. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ombre Nudes #5 is a dark, richer brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was the most pigmented shade in the palette, but it was also the most powdery, so it applies better in two thin layers (built-up) rather than all at once. It was a little harder to blend as well. It stayed on for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you deal with people who think beauty and makeup is superficial? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI try to explain to them that it can also be an outlet for creative expression, a way to relax, and a way to simply play different characters and personas by changing up one’s look.

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