5 Beautiful Cool-Toned Brown Eyeshadows

5 Beautiful Cool-Toned Brown Eyeshadows

Cool-toned browns tend to lean just a little gray, but not gray enough to become taupe.

What’s your favorite cool-toned brown eyeshadow?

NARS Surabaya Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Surabaya Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “brown sugar” and a “chestnut.” This is an interesting duo that desperately needs to be swatched! I can’t emphasize that enough, because it looks very, very different swatched and in practice than it does in its pretty pans. Both shades are much darker–so much so that not only did I swatch this duo twice, but I googled and looked through dozens of other images and saw similar results. In my old school NARS Duo product photos and swatches, the products look lighter than they do when swatched.

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NARS Surabaya Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Surabaya Eyeshadow Duo

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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “creme beige” with a frost finish. It’s a warm light-beige with threads of pale white shimmer–so there are some brush strokes. It reminded me of URban Decay Fame, which is more neutral in tone. Rescue Beauty Lounge Sheer Nude is more opaque and a little more peach-hued. Zoya MInka is more opaque and a bit lighter, almost yellow-tinted. I think Rescue Beauty Lounge Ani is the closest–it has shimmer but no metallic threads.

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Kava Kava Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Kava Kava
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
76%

Guerlain Shine Automatique Launches


Guerlain Shine Automatique Launches

For the fun and flirty girl who wants to add a little sparkle into her life, Guerlain introduces Shine Automatique! Given the success of Rouge Automatique’s smooth texture and stunning outer case, Guerlain’s newest innovation is made up of the same core formula but now reveals a sheer and sparkling side. With 12 new shades to compliment their predecessor, this lipstick will give you a bold yet shimmery look.

Formulation:

  • Second-Skin Texture: Sensory oils + waxes with different fusion points gradually liquefy during application, depending on temperature of the lips. The result is a soft sensory film that becomes one with skin, offering impeccable coverage that is neither too oily nor too thick.
  • Cristal Pigments: a non-opaque pigment that makes it possible to obtain luminous, clear and pure colors. The result is more transparent, giving purity and radiance to colors with no whitening effect.
  • Pearly particles: various shimmering, pearly particles boosts lips with discreet yet exceptional shine.

Chic Beiges

  • 200 Sous Le Vent
  • 201 Vague Souvenir
  • 202 Mi-Mai

Seductive Reds

  • 220 Pour Troubler
  • 221 Rouge De Damas

Flamboyant Orange

  • 240 Pamplelune

Mischievous Pinks

  • 260 Jardin de Bagatelle
  • 261 Rose Impérial
  • 262 Extrait de Rose
  • 263 A La Parisienne
  • 264 Rose Pompn
  • 265 Pao Rosa

availability: April 2012, $35 each, at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Sephora

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Your Guide to Upcoming MAC Cosmetics Collections – Updated 4/2/12

This post will be updated as information, images, swatches, and reviews become available.  If it’s not on the blog, I don’t have more information, or, in rare instances, I’m not allowed to post until a certain date.  If you have information not yet posted on Temptalia, feel free to submit it! It can be collection information, photos, swatches–whatever! Just send it to [email protected].

All dates are subject to change. You should always call your local store/counter to verify the date, because MAC does have a habit of releasing launches a week or so earlier.  Please note that collections launch online typically the Tuesday before the Thursday on-counter date.

Archived

Occasionally, as the year ends, we’ll be archiving all of the information previously found in this post into year-specific posts. Just click the appropriate link below for the year you’re looking for! :)

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MAC Tres Cheek Collection for Summer 2012


MAC Tres Cheek Collection

availability: North America — April 5th, 2012; International — April 2012; all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Ever yone loves when you blush. Fashioning your choices: A new sextet of M·A·C blush powders. Go hip in bright red-orange, or add a glorious touch of peach, pink or lavender – each shade staying as bright and un-beige on the skin as it is in the palette. With a formula that’s seamlessly sheer and unabashedly buildable, what do you get? a look that says Tres Cheek.

Blush ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Pink Tea Neutral beige pink (Satin)
  • Lovecloud Bright mid-tone pink (Satin)
  • Peony Petal Bright blue pink (Satin)
  • Modern Mandarin Red-orange (Satin)
  • Immortal Flower Bright peach (Satin)
  • Full of Joy Lavender (Frost)

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