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Estee Lauder Insatiable Nail Lacquer

Estee Lauder Insatiable Nail Lacquer
Estee Lauder Insatiable Nail Lacquer

An Insatiable Purple for Spring

Estee Lauder Insatiable Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) is a muted, gray-purple with a cream finish. Zoya Lotus is warmer, pinker, and has shimmer. Cult Nails My Kind of Cool Aid is much, much lighter and has sparkle. Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant is lighter, less gray. None of these, however, were close enough to be considered dupes–I just wanted to walk you through the potentials I considered but nothing came close.  (I heartily invite you to chime in if you know of a dupe!)

I always love it when I come across a shade that I don’t quite have (and that’s not to say there aren’t dupes in existence, merely that I don’t know of any and hopefully, that means it is at the very least not easily duped!). It’s a very stormy, cool-toned, rainy-day kind of purple, which is why it’s a bit different from other shades. It doesn’t have strong pink or red in its base, and when it comes to muted purples, the ones I’ve swatched have had more obvious pink/red underpinnings.  Insatiable was opaque in two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin.  It applied evenly, fluidly, and didn’t bubble, streak, or pool along the edges. I typically get a full week out of Estee Lauder’s lacquer formula and only have very minor tip wear.  I only wish the bottle contained more product–it seems large but the container itself is deceptively small.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Insatiable
Insatiable

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New Product Alert! Urban Decay Eyeshadow Shade Extensions + Moonflower BYOP


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Shade Extensions + Moonflower BYOP

Eyeshadow ($18.00)

Urban Decay launches seven new Eyeshadow singles—including three never-before-seen shades and four previously exclusive shades. With the addition of these new colors (a perfect mix of not-boring neutrals, smoky hues and vibrant brights), we now have one of the widest assortments of shades on the market, making us THE definitive authority on shadows.  Permanent.

  • Heartless Pale pink satin (New)
  • Uncut Smoky purple with a reddish shimmer (New)
  • Snare Smoky olive green shimmer (New)
  • Sidecar Beige sparkle (Naked Palette, BoS)
  • Omen Metallic bright purple with blue shift (15th Anniversary)
  • Deep End Bright teal shimmer (15th Anniversary)
  • Faint Warm, dusty brown matte (Naked Basics)

Build Your Own Palette in Moonflower ($18.00)

Urban Decay launches the newest Build Your Own Palette design in Moonflower. This Build Your Own Palette is a 4-pan customizable and collectible eyeshadow kit. And like all Build Your Own Palettes, the design is limited edition. To get things started off right, we loaded it with a never-before-seen shade that’s universally flattering and perfect for day or night. Where you take things from there is all up to you. With three empty spaces and a massive selection of shades, the options are limitless. (Plus, you can swap out shades whenever you get a craving for more.)   Permanent. Contains Moonflower (light copper/peach shimmer) full-sized eyeshadow.

Availability: February 2013 at Sephora inside JCP stores and online at urbandecay.com

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Navy Blue Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

Navy Blue Eyeliners
Navy Blue Eyeliners: BB Black Navy, MUFE #8K, bareMinerals Noon,
D&G 8, EL Blackened Sapphire, MAC Marine Ultra, MAC Prussian, MAC Blooz

Navy Blue Eyeliners: Your Guide

I think navy blue might be the color I have the most shades for!

  1. Bobbi Brown Black Navy is a deep, dark navy that almost looks purple.
  2. Make Up For Ever #8K is a deep navy blue. It is a touch darker than Dolce & Gabbana #8.
  3. bareMinerals Noon is a blackened navy blue. (LE)
  4. Dolce & Gabbana #8 is a deep navy blue with a sheen. It is a bit lighter than MUFE #8K.
  5. Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire is a rich, blackened navy blue with a matte finish. (LE)
  6. MAC Marine Ultra is a lighter, but a darker blue with more brightness than other shades here.
  7. MAC Prussian is a navy blue with a purple tinge and a soft sheen.
  8. MAC Blooz is a blackened navy blue with a hint of purple. It is very similar to Givenchy #14.
  9. Givenchy #14 is a blackened navy blue with a hint of purple. It is very similar to MAC Blooz.
  10. NARS Rue Saint-Honore is a dark navy blue with a soft sheen. It is a touch more intense compared to Dolce & Gabbana #8 and MUFE #8K.
  11. YSL Oriental Blue #3 is a rich, navy blue with a matte finish. It is a touch lighter than La Prairie Midnight Blue.
  12. Korres #9 is a teal-ish blue (looked navy blue in the pencil!). (DC)
  13. La Prairie Midnight Blue is a rich, navy blue with a matte finish. It is a bit darker than YSL Oriental Blue.
  14. Chanel Marine is a shimmering navy blue.
  15. Make Up For Ever #3L is a blackened navy blue with soft sparkle.
  16. MAC Fly-By-Blu is a lightened blue over a blackened navy base. (LE)
  17. MAC Petrol Blue is a dark navy blue with sparkle over a blackened blue base. This shade is similar to MUFE #8K and D&G #8.
  18. MAC Blue Stripe is a blackened navy blue with a subtle sheen. It is darker and less sparkly compared to MAC Petrol Blue, and a touch darker than MUFE #3L.
  19. Urban Decay Binge is a lightened navy blue with a hint of purple; it is a bit lighter than the other navy blues here.
  20. Tarina Tarantino Cute Robot is a rich navy blue over a blackened navy base. It is comparable to NARS Rue Saint-Honore and MAC Petrol Blue.
  21. MAC Sense of Style is a darkened, teal-blue with a black base. (LE)
  22. MAC Navy Stain is a navy blue with subtle sheen.
  23. MAC Hyacinth is a medium-dark blue with a matte finish. (LE)
  24. MAC Industrial is a lightened, medium blue with a brownish-black base. It is similar to MAC Fly-By-Blu, but it has a lighter base.
  25. Urban Decay LSD is medium blue sparkle over a blackened navy base. It is a bit like MAC Fly-By-Blu. (LE)
  26. Make Up For Ever #15L is a darkened cornflower blue with a barely-there sheen.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #5 (pigmentation, texture), #17 (intensity), #20 (pigmentation, longevity), #26 (uniqueness, longevity)

Behind-the-Series:  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review so you can read more about the quality, wear, etc. of a particular eyeliner.  If we’ve never done a review, there will be no link.  Shades that were limited edition will be marked with “(LE)” and shades that were discontinued will be marked with “(DC)” after the color description.  You can also find all comparisons on The Dupe List.

What’s your favorite navy blue Eyeliner? How do you like to use it?

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MAC Archie’s Girls Collection for Spring 2013

MAC Archie's Girls Collection
MAC Archie’s Girls Collection

MAC Archie’s Girls Collection for Spring 2013

Betty and Veronica – the names alone are a vivid four-colour flashback to an era of sweet, comic book innocence. Their eternal love triangle, with all-American freckle-faced Archie, is legendary in its teen tension, tight sweaters and two-toned saddle shoe charm. Girl-next-door blonde Betty vs. vivacious, spoiled rich-girl, brunette Veronica, an epic rivalry, now in two contrasting M•A•C colour collections, packaged in exclusively designed cases. ALL LIMITED EDITION.

Lipstick — Betty ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Girl Next Door Vivid blue pink (Lustre)
  • Betty Bright Light vibrant peach (Satin)
  • Oh, Oh, Oh Sheer brown plum (Lustre) (Repromote)

Lipglass — Betty ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Summer Sweetheart Light peach
  • Stay Sweet Light lavender pink
  • Kiss & Don’t Tell Bright coral

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Betty ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Lord It Up Bronze with pearl
  • Black Swan Black with gold pearl

Pigment — Betty ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Cheers My Dear Light lavender (Frost)
  • Lucky in Love Shimmering light blue green (Frost)

Powder Blush — Betty ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Cream Soda Light neutral coral (Satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder — Betty ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)

  • Flatter Me Golden peach base (Shell Pearl Beauty Powder) with coral hearts (Foolish Me Powder Blush)

Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette — Betty ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Caramel Sundae Mid-tone warm tan (Satin)
  • Cheryl Chic Light coral pink (Frost)
  • Dreammaker Pale frosty yellow (Frost)
  • Showstopper Dark, cool-toned brown (Matte) (Repromote)

Nail Lacquer — Betty ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Pep Pep Pep Light peach nude
  • Comic Cute Bright coral

Lipstick — Veronica ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Daddy’s Little Girl Mid-tone pink violet (Satin)
  • Ronnie Red Bright red (Matte)
  • Boyfriend Stealer Deep blackened plum (Cremesheen)

Lipglass — Veronica ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Mall Madness Mid-tone pink violet
  • Strawberry Malt Bright red
  • Feelin’ So Good Deep blackened plum

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Veronica ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Petrol Blue Deep navy with pearl
  • Designer Purple Violet with pearl

Pigment — Veronica ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Black Poodle Blackened pink (Frost)
  • Magic Spells Blackened teal (Frost)

Powder Blush — Veronica ($22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN)

  • Prom Princess Mid-tone violet pink (Satin)

Pearlmatte Face Powder — Veronica ($30.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)

  • Veronica’s Blush Silvery pink base (Play it Proper beauty powder) with deep pink hearts (Frankly Scarlet blush)

Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette — Veronica ($44.00 U.S. / $52.00 CDN)

  • Spoiled Rich Rich purple (Frost)
  • Ron Ron Run Deep navy (Satin)
  • Pin-Up Purple Mid-tone orchid (Frost)
  • Gravel Charcoal (Matte)

Nail Lacquer — Veronica ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Past Curfew Deep berry
  • Double Trouble Deep navy

Accessories

  • Archie’s Girls Brush Kit266SE, 226SE, 242SE, 168SE, 167SE ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN)
  • Jingle Jangle Coin Purse ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN)
  • Young Hearts Mirror ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Online Exclusive)
  • Just a Flirt Makeup Bag ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN)
  • Yours Forever Tote ($49.50 U.S. / $59.50 CDN) (Online Exclusive)

Availability: Online January 30, 2013. Available in NYC M•A•C Stores January 31, 2013, all other locations February 7, 2013 to April 4, 2013.

P.S. — I will not have reviews available until I’m able to purchase the products and receive them!  Thank you for your patience!

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New Product Alert! MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots for Spring 2013

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Collection
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Collection

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots for Spring 2013

Eyes shimmer and shine with the pearly glow of M∙A∙C Pro Longwear Paint Pot – now in a rich, creamy formula that dries with a vibrant intensity, delivering illuminating dimension and a lustrous pearlized finish. The long-lasting, highly pigmented colour can also be used as an eye shadow primer. PERMANENT.

Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Chilled On Ice Frosted white gold*
  • Let’s Skate Pale pink with pearl*
  • Vintage Selection Frosted dirty peach*
  • Let Me Pop Frosted light copper*
  • Frozen Violet Frosted purple silver
  • Blackground Black grey with multicolour*
  • Antique Diamond Frosted olive silver
  • Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey*

Brush ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • 242 Shader

Availability: February 7th, 2013 (North America), February 2013 (International).

* These shades have all been released in regular Paint Pot form previously. There may or may not be differences between color and texture. The PLW Paint Pots are the same size as regular Paint Pots and have the same price.

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Estee Lauder Chained Shadow Paint

Estee Lauder Chained Shadow Paint
Estee Lauder Chained Shadow Paint

A New Long-Wearing Eyeshadow from Estee Lauder

Estee Lauder Chained Shadow Paint ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm, coppery brown with a golden champagne shimmer-sheen. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning #7 is slightly browner, less coppery, and it is a powder product. Cinderella Drizella is slightly browner and a powder product. Make Up For Ever #12 is slightly more coppery but is similar when sheered out.

This shade applied fairly well; it was more prone to sheering out and didn’t want to build to fully opaque color, but it was very even in color overall.  Depending on your skin tone, it may work well as a barely-there wash of color or to add definition to the outer lid/crease area.  When I wore it alongside Halo, it lasted a full twelve hours without fading or creasing.  It has a thin, creamy consistency that blended out easily on the lid.  Despite its very wet-feel, once it dries down, it’s totally set for the rest of the day.  The drying time on this shade was about average; not too long, not too short. I had enough time to maneuver and play with placement without it setting instantly.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint Chained
Chained

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