Keeping Track of My Looks + Submit Yours!

Temptalia's Looks

For those readers who have missed my look posts, I’m really trying to make a conscious effort to submit my looks through our system so that they can be easily found in one place. You can find all of mine here 🙂 Short of really awful looks (like when it’s a cream eyeshadow that doesn’t apply evenly at all), I have been pretty good about getting them up for the last few weeks, so it seemed like a good time to share!  Here are some recently added ones:

I’d also like to take this time to remind you that you can also share your look with the community as well as check out looks shared by other readers!

Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma, Hot Emily, Miranda May Hot Lips Lipsticks

Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma Lipstick

Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was thinner and clung, but it didn’t emphasize texture like some of the other shades have. It wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Mauve It (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Yummy Plummy (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $50.00) is lighter (80% similar). Guerlain Fleur de Givre (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy, and comfortable consistency that sat well on the lips. It applied evenly and lasted for four hours on me, while the formula was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Tilt (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Melon (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Mangrove (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Tropic Tonic (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Vegas Volt (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Gingersnap (P, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Miranda May Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture is thin but smoth, and it does feel a little clingy, though it was neither drying nor hydrating on me. The coverage was mostly opaque, not quite what I’d say is buildable (it’s pretty pigmented right out of the gate; hard to sheer it out without becoming very uneven). The color lasted for three and a half hours on me. Tarte Top Down (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lost Cherry (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ablaze (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Coachella Coral (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shout (138) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sucre (P, $24.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Hibiscus Thrill (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pickled Ginger (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Bachelorette (P, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Corvina (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Bite Beauty Crush (P, $28.00) is glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) has two variations–the original, Kissing, and the matte, Matte Revolution, both of which are featured in the Hot Lips collection. The Kissing formula is supposed to be pigmented and luminous, while also being hydrating, while the Matte Revolution formula is designed to be matte, buildable, hydrating, and long-wearing in a matte finish. The Kissing range is creamier, light-medium in weight, comfortable and hydrating, and average wearing (three to five hours with most shades). The Matte Revolution formula feels velvety, thinner and somewhat clingy (I find that they can sometimes emphasize the texture of my lips or highlight imperfections), wear four to six hours, and are drying to lightly hydrating. Both formulas have a sweet, vanilla scent with no discernible taste.

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Secret Salma
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick Hot Emily
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick Miranda May
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
87%

Community Faves | July 17th through July 23rd

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! 🙂 Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

B

01. Anastasia Moonchild

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Read full review.

A

02. Makeup Geek Covet

Makeup Geek Covet Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm undertones and a barely-there golden sheen. Read full review.

A-

03. Anastasia Sweets

Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four sparkling, metallic highlighters in a cardboard palette. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

B

01. Anastasia Moonchild

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Read full review.

A+

02. Anastasia Warm Bronze

Anastasia Warm Bronze Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark reddish-copper with warm undertones and fine, lighter gold pearl. Read full review.

A-

03. Anastasia Sweets

Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four sparkling, metallic highlighters in a cardboard palette. Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

Dior Intemporalle Blush Palette

Dior Intemporalle Blush

Dior Intemporalle Blush ($65.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a light pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Poe (Light) (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fun Ending (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Misty (P, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva PK020 (P) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition blush that’s supposed to give a “vibrant veil of coral and fresh pink” color. It seemed to have three colors–a very light ivory, coral, and a light-medium pink with a thin, somewhat chalky feel. There was a general dryness, and it seemed to sit on the surface of the skin without melding with it as well as other Dior blushes/highlighters have in the past. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage. I think it will work best for fairer skin tones, as the white base may turn ashy on deeper skin tones (I did not find it flattering on me, and I am light-medium to medium due to the stronger white base color). It lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

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Dior Dior Label Palette Blush Intemporalle
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
79%

Sneak Peek: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops Photos & Swatches

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a liquid formula that is available in four highlighting shades and two bronzing shades. They’re designed to be mixed in with your favorite liquid product (foundation, primer, moisturizer, and so forth) or used alone. I just received them a few days ago but almost all the shades have been sold out online for a couple of weeks now. Last I heard, there may be a restock in late August/early September. I’ll be reviewing these sometime in August in anticipation of restock but focusing on a few other things more readily available in the next couple of weeks – so I figured swatches would be useful for the time being.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

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MAC x Star Trek Kling It On & Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipsticks

MAC Kling It On Lipstick

MAC Kling It On Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep purple with fine glitter [with a Frost finish].” It’s a blackened purple with subtle, warmer undertones and multi-colored shimmer and micro-glitter. The texture was fairly smooth, with just a bit of grit from the glitter come through (but it wasn’t sharp or rough to apply). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage that applied evenly but had some color settle into lip lines over the four hours it lasted. MAC Firm Form (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Nayeon (P, $21.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Black Night (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Where No Man Has Gone Before Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pink with gold pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a medium, pinky-plum with subtle cooler undertones paired with warmer, gold pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage, which is as expected given the Lustre finish, that went on evenly and smoothly. It lasted for three hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Otranto (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Plum Dandy (P, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Drake (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Capricious (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NYX Power (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Leather Blazer (013) (P, $32.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–The Enemy Within (neutral gold shimmer, Frost) and LLAP (icy rose champagne, Frost) that will be released as well.

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MAC Lipstick Kling It On
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
76%
MAC Lipstick Where No Man Has Gone Before
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%