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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour
Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour

Rouge Louboutin Nail Colour ($50.00)

This long-wearing, chip resistant formula is highly pigmented with luxe, glossy color and UV protection to keep the color true. Two coats give the effect of 20 layers of traditional lacquer, with a brilliant shine. A custom-designed, patented triangular brush ensures precise application, while shorter bristles pick up the right amount of product, preventing air bubbles and ensuring flawless coverage. Formulated without Toluene, Formaldehyde, or DBP. 0.4 oz. Made in USA.

  • Classic Red Red

Availability: Pre-order at Saks

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Chanel Tisse Gabrielle (208) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Gabrielle (208) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Gabrielle (208) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cooler-toned mix of darker neutrals with one warmer shade in the form of a white gold, otherwise the quad is variations on taupe. Overall, the eyeshadows wore well and lasted over eight hours (or longer, noted below), had decent to great pigmentation, and were easy to apply.

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 Gabrielle #1 is described as a “soft grey.” It’s a medium-dark taupe that leans gray with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had nice color payoff, while the texture was soft and smooth. The color wore well for nine and a half hours on me. MAC Soul Serenade (LE, $19.50) is darker, less shimmery. Anastasia Antique (LE) is warmer. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is more sparkly. Dior Aventure (081) (P, $30.00) is a cream product. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (P) is warmer. MAC Bossa Blue (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Armor (LE, $18.00) is similar. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Satin Taupe (P, $15.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani #4 (P, $33.00) is similar. Chanel Illusoire (P, $36.00) is cooler-toned, cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Gabrielle #2 is described as an “iridescent white gold.” It’s a brightened, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sparkle and finish. This shade was noticeably sparkly, so the texture wasn’t quite as smooth as other shades in the range. I had some slight fall out over time, though the color itself didn’t start to fade until after nine hours of wear. There are an extraordinary amount of shades that are very similar in regards to color to this shade! MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is cooler-toned. YSL Saharienne #2 (P) is less sparkly. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less sparkly. MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is less sparkly. Dior Golden Flower #2 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is less shimmery. theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is very similar. Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is less shimmery. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Gabrielle #3 is described as a “grey mauve.” It’s a cool-toned, dark taupe with a purple tint and a soft, frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation that applied beautifully with really smooth, even color. It wore well for nine and a half hours before it started to crease slightly. MAC Ebony Blend #3 (LE) is more muted, grayer. Laura Mercier Violet Steel (LE, $23.00) is purpler. Anastasia Antique (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Darkside (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, purpler. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $15.00) is more muted. Urban Decay Armor (LE, $18.00) is grayer. MAC Satin Taupe (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Stolen Moment (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery. MAC Electroplate (LE, $18.50) is grayer. Chanel Illusoire (P, $36.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Gabrielle #4 is described as a “velvet grey.” It’s a medium-dark, murky brown with cool, gray undertones and a soft, pearly finish. It’s not quite your typical brown either. The texture was a bit drier on this shade, so while it had decent color payoff, it wasn’t as pigmented or as blendable as other shades. It wore well for eight and a half hours before it started to fade along the edges. Too Faced Dolly (P, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #8 (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery. Chanel Mystere #4 (LE) is darker, less shimmery. bareMinerals Wanderlust (P) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner
Hourglass Obsidian Edge 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

The thinnest, softest, waterproof gel liner. Encapsulated in a 1.5mm mechanical pencil, this liner offers precision accuracy and ease of application. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required. Just two clicks and one stroke creates dramatic definition that resists transfer for extended wear. Available in a package of 3.

The precision 1.5mm tip ensures effortless control, and allows for lining in between lashes. The unique formula, poured into a slim mechanical component, has the malleability, intensity and staying power of a traditional gel. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required. The waterproof, transfer-proof and long-lasting formula delivers extended wear. The supple, moisturizing formula glides on smoothly and dries quickly. Two clicks is all you need to line the eye. Each advanced mechanical pencil lasts for approximately 17 to 20 uses. Only dispense product as needed – mechanical pencil does not retract. Free of phthalates, sulfates, talc and gluten. No animal testing. Ophthalmologist tested.

1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner ($45.00 for 3, $16.00 for one)

Single available at Sephora and Hourglasscosmetics.com only.

  • Obsidian Black

Availability: Now at Hourglass; July 29th at Sephora; August 15th at SpaceNK, Net-a-porter

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

NARS Kabuki Brushes for August 2014
NARS Kabuki Brushes for August 2014

NARS Cosmetics expands its exquisite Kabuki Brush Collection with three new brushes for face, cheeks and eyes. Rich in Japanese tradition and culture, the Mie, Mizubake and Kudoki Kabuki brushes are designed to provide precise, flawless makeup application.

Inspired by traditional Japanese beauty rituals from Geiko and Kabuki Theater, the NARS Kabuki Brushes meld heritage with modernity, in both concept and function. Finding their place in modern makeup, the unique design of each Kabuki Brush encourages multi-functional use, making each a versatile tool in everyday makeup application.

Mie Kabuki Brush ($55.00)

Ideal for soft, all-over face application of loose and pressed powders. Luxuriously layered with a double-dome design that deposits product evenly. A hand-spun black wisteria handle preserves this Kabuki’s unique traditional character.

Mizubake Kabuki Brush ($55.00)

Contour and sculpt blush and bronzer with this distinct design for controlled application and precise definition. The hand-spun black wisteria handle preserves this Kabuki’s unique traditional character.

Kudoki Kabuki Brush ($40.00)

Unique, angled silhouette contours the eye for impeccable crease definition, ideal for soft color deposit along the lash line for a smokey look. Soft-touch handle

Availability: August 1st at NARS, NARS Boutiques

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

NARS And God Created Woman Kit
NARS And God Created Woman Kit

NARS debuts a limited-edition palette of six shimmering shadows for captivating, compelling eyes, this sleek set also includes a travel sized Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and travel size Wide Contour Brush #43.

Named for “Et Dieu… créa la femme,” the classic 1956 French film that made Brigitte Bardot an overnight sensation, the six-well palette helps beauty lovers achieve the look of the season with a must-have neutral shade range based on top-selling browns and taupes.

And God Created the Woman Eye Kit ($59.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Alhambra (Right) Metallic rose mist
  • Bellissima (Right) Matte grey brown
  • Kalahari (Left) Gold confection
  • Galapagos Bitter chocolate infused with gold
  • Coconut Grove Deep taupe brown infused with gold
  • Night Clubbing Black with gold pearl
  • Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base Travel-sized
  • Wide Contour Brush #43 Travel-sized

Availability: August 1st at NARS, NARS Boutiques, and department/specialty stores

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty product worked well on you that you didn’t think would? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMarc Jacobs Shooting Stars was a surprise hit for me – I really liked it. In general, I shy away from brown-based lip colors (I think it is all the backlash for “90s” colors I see), but I find I quite like them on me.

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