Thursday, March 12th, 2009

OVERALL, the Mineralize Blush Duos are very similar to the mineralize blushes in terms of texture/smoothness, but these are definitely a little more on the shimmery side. The marbelized half of the duo is similar to mineralize skinfinishes, and some of them run chunkier in the glitter particles than others. I’d almost say that, in some aspects, the marbelized side is more of a highlighter while the mono side is where the color is packed. However, some of the duos do have fairly pigmented marbelized sides, so don’t think I’m telling you to only use it one way! These are very multi-tasking products, use them as you please ;) One thing to note is with baked products, you can use them wet or dry without worrying about destroying the product itself (like you might with a regular powder eyeshadow).

Don’t forget!

Swatches
Close-up Photos
Product Photos

I was not particularly impressed or wowed by any of the duos, though they sure look pretty. I think if you liked the first mineralize blushes and you’re into mineralize skinfinishes, you should definitely check them out. For me, none of the shades grabbed me as “OMG FREAKOUT!!$!@#”, you know? The closest color that did that for me was Light Over Dark, though! Is anyone else a little sad about how mineralize blushes are domed? No way I can depot these babies (aside from the fact that they’re ultra fragile!)–I just know they’re going to end up in a bin after a few weeks. I guess this urges me to depot a bunch of blushes so maybe they’ll fit in my blush container, ha!

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-Haves: Grand Duo, Light Over Dark
Nice-to-Haves: Love Rock, Moon River
Skip: Intenso (if I had to pick one…)

Individual product reviews await! Continue reading →

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009


Earth to Earth, Grand Duo, Hot Planet

Swatches for the new Grand Duos Mineralize Blush Duos! All swatches are of marbelized side first, then the solid side next to it on the right. If you want to see photos, please refer to this post.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009


Earth to Earth

Close-ups of the Grand Duos mineralized blushes :) Continue reading →

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009


Earth to Earth

MAC Grand Duos Collection debuts tomorrow in-store, but it was launched online just yesterday. Looks like lots of you are heading to stores tomorrow to check the collection out, while a few will be passing in lieu of Sugarsweet on March 19th. Here are some product photos to get you thinkin’ ;) Next up will be product close-ups and swatches. Review tonight or tomorrow!

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Friday, March 6th, 2009

Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS FUND to support men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.

A lavender-lovely Fergie asks us to enter a new kind of dream scape, to feel the “Yes we can!” of tomorrow, and to push forward on behalf of every man, woma n and child affected by HIV /AIDS. As always, every cent of our VIVA GLAM proceeds will go where it’s needed most… VIVA GLAM VI Lipstick, Lipglass, and Special Edition Lipglass lead the way. With each new VIVA GLAM season, we get a little bit closer to a cure, and we’re proud to continue to be a part of that fight.

Lipstick ($14.00)

  • Viva Glam VI Special Edition Soft blue pink (lustre)
  • Viva Glam VI Warm terracotta plum with subtle pearl (lustre)

Lipglass ($14.00)

  • Viva Glam VI Special Edition Soft pink-tinged mauve (frost)
  • Viva Glam VI Warm plum with multireflective, mulitidimensional pearl (frost)

Available April 2009 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070 and www.maccosmetics.com. See product imagery. Continue reading →

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Wouldn’t it be just fantastic if you could always pop open a file and search for X product? You could find out information like when it came out, what was its official description, the finish… even what dupes there are. For example, maybe you missed out on Femme-fi, but maybe you have one of the dupes that can satisfy you.Enter in Temptalia’s latest project: MAC Database. We have done the majority of the legwork in terms of compiling collection information, products, and product data. There is only one part that we would like to work together on with all of you: the dupe section!Because it is such a huge undertaking, we think putting all of our heads together would result in the most comprehensive and useful results. We want these to be major resources for everyone!How To Help

1. Download the Eye Product spreadsheet.2. Think about what eye products are similar to others. More than one can be listed, and both permanent and limited edition shades can and should be listed!3. Either fill in the dupes you’d like to submit into the spreadsheet, or send us a list. Attach your filled-in spreadsheet or paste your dupe list into an e-mail.4. Send your contributions to submit@temptalia.com.

Download Links

MAC Database – Eye Products (Excel 2007)*MAC Database – Eye Products (Excel 97-2003)MAC Database Excel Files in Zip File (Should work!)* Recommended version

As dupes are suggested, we will add them to our Master Worksheet, and we will constantly be re-uploading as we move towards our end goal! :) And yes, we have worksheets coming for other MAC products–we’re just starting with eye products first.P.S. – Did we make a mistake? If you spot an inaccuracy, please let us know so we can fix it! Know a piece of missing information (like a finish), let us know that, too!