Stila Holiday 2015 Collection
For the holidays, Stila has several kits, sets, and palettes featuring their bestselling formulas.
If you were to design a makeup room, what would it look like? Share!
[temptalia_answer]It’d be a large room with sliding glass doors to let a lot of natural light in but with lush curtains that could black out the light if it was too much (and also to keep the room cooler during hotter months!). There would be one large wall with glossy black, floating shelves for displaying various favorites and pieces, and on the opposite wall would be makeup storage dressers. The remaining wall would have a long vanity with a large mirror. And then a bathroom en suite for my sink!
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Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) just launched with seven new shades (plus one repromote, which was part of the line before). I think if you’re looking for duochromes, the pigments offer stronger shifts than the eyeshadows, but you’ll have to be happy using loose eyeshadow! They can be used wet or dry, and some shades are more pigmented applied damp while others are about the same either way. The ones that were sheerer applied dry were buildable with dry application. They apply more smoothly and have less fall out during application if you use a lightly dampened brush (even with just water).
The pigments also launched with new packaging, but many customers are having issues with the package integrity. When I initially received mine, I didn’t have any glaring issues, though one or two jars looked like they had stress fissures/cracks, but I wasn’t sure if it was actually cracked or how the plastic was put together (wasn’t sure if there were multiple pieces). However, after using them each a few times–unscrewing and screwing the caps back on–the cracks got worse and one of mine had a piece of plastic break off entirely. When I came across this thread on Reddit, it was apparent it wasn’t one-off but widespread, so I reached to Makeup Geek and pass along how they’re handling the situation and what to do if you received defective packaging with the new pigments:
We are so thankful for all the support on our Duochrome project, but we also sincerely apologize for any broken pigments that were received. We are diligently working on resolving this issue and have been in contact with our manufacturers to remedy this issue quickly in future shipments. If you have broken jars we would greatly appreciate if you could contact our customer service department at [email protected] They will need you to send a picture of the broken pigment jar and the name of the pigment.
Since everyone’s situation is a bit different, we are resolving this issue on a case by case basis. We would be happy to replace the full products from jars that are ruined and resulting in loss of product. The damage to some jars is much more severe for some customers, and any customer that is experiencing heavy leaking of pigment should get a replacement pigment. In some instances, the option to replace the empty jar provides an adequate solution for some customers.
MAC Rhubarb Blush ($17.00 for 0.21 oz. pan-only) is described as a “bright magenta [with a Satin finish].” It’s a bright, raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and satin finish. Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Azalea (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
MAC’s Powder Blush formula is supposed to be easy to apply, long-wearing, and have “fantastic colour.” It’s hard to generalize for MAC’s blush formula, because it varies a lot from shade to shade, even within different types of finishes! Some of them are very good, others are so-so, and a few are complete misses. The more frosted/shimmery shades tend to have the softest and smoothest textures and are easier to apply and blend out on the skin, while more satin and matte shades can sometimes be powdery, firm, or stiff, which makes blending more challenging. The wear is typically between six and nine hours but closer to seven to eight hours on average. Rhubarb was richly pigmented with a natural sheen that emphasize pores but kept skin looking natural and skin-like. The texture seemed a bit firmer in the pan, and almost dry, but it blended out fairly well and didn’t require any tricks to apply. This shade stayed on well for nine hours.
If you prefer your lip color with a little shimmer, this top five might be right up your alley! Today’s picks feature my favorites for fall with a pearly twist.
Chanel Vamp Attitude Collection for Holiday 2015
In 1994, a uniquely striking LE VERNIS shade was revealed on the Chanel Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear runway, and a legend was born. When the polish debuted to the public a year later, it caused an instant sensation. Now, as a celebration of the shade that became an icon, the Chanel Makeup Creation Studio introduces a gleaming Holiday collection that pays tribute to the rebellious black-red, ‘Vamp.’