Dior Cherie Bow Collection for Spring 2013


Dior Cherie Bow Collection for Spring 2013

Cherie Bow Palette ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

Contains three eyeshadows in pale pink, gray, and deep charcoal; black eyeliner, and pink gloss.

Sweet Cherie Pinks Palette ($59.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Contains four eyeshadows, two dual-ended brushes, and four lip colors in a pink palette.

5-Couleurs Eyeshadow ($61.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Rose Ballerine (724) Includes pale pinks, beige, white, taupe (Not Sephora)
  • Rose Charmeuse (854) Includes pale pink, pink, dark pink, peach, and black

Addict Lipstick ($31.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Charmante (437) Coral
  • Candide (457) Pink
  • Espiegle (687) Fuchsia (Not Sephora)

DiorBlush ($43.00) (Limited Edition) (Not Sephora)

  • Pink Happiness (729) Pinks

Vernis ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Tutu (155) Pink
  • Gris Trianon (306) Gray
  • Rosy Bow (355) Petal pink

Availability: Dior, Dior counters, Sephora in January 2013

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Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder

Lancome Moonlight Rose Illuminating Powder ($42.00 for 0.18 oz.) is supposed to “give the skin a light-reflecting, luminous glow.” It’s a pale, warm-toned pink with a fine, frosted shimmer that sheers out easily when applied. If applied with a damp brush, it will take on a more metallic finish. Chantecaille Les Petales de Rose has a finer shimmer that turns to a sheen, so it is subtler on the skin; there’s also a slight golden tint that Lancome’s dosen’t have. Guerlain Cruel Gardenia is slightly warmer, but it’s incredibly similar. MAC Light Sunshine is less shimmery, paler.

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Too Faced Boudoir Beauty Collection for Spring 2013

Too Faced Spring 2013 Collection
Too Faced Spring 2013 Collection

Too Faced Boudoir Beauty Collection for Spring 2013

Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush ($29.00)

Blush is like dessert, you didn’t know you loved it until you had a taste of it. Our blush was developed with easy application and a no-fail color palette in mind—to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. With three perfect swatches, you can just swirl the colors together and apply, or use more of one shade for a custom flush or highlight.

Boudoir Eyes Shadow Collection ($36.00)

Our new collection of eye shadows creates looks for the bedroom and beyond. Along with four Boudoir-worthy colors, we added five new shades just for this palette for a total of nine soft and sexy colors. Includes: In the Buff, Satin Sheets, Birthday Suit, Fuzzy Handcuffs, Sugar Walls, lap Dance, Voulez-Vous, Garter Belt, and French Tickler.

The Secret to No Makeup Makeup Fresh & Flawless Face Palette ($39.00)

Our new multitasking face palette is your answer to creating the illusion of flawlessness. The collection is dedicated to complexion perfection, for a flawless, “I was born perfect” look any time of the day. The kit has everything you need to create a complete look so it’s great for traveling (or sleepovers.)

La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream ($21.00)

  • Teddy Berry Berry purple
  • So Berry Sexy Red berry
  • Bumbleberry Plum berry
  • Loganberry Dark berry

Availability: Now @ Too Faced

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Nude & Champagne Eyeliners: Swatches, Dupes, and Comparisons

Nude Eyeliners
Nude & Champagne Eyeliners

Nude & Champagne Eyeliners: Your Guide

Two years ago, I went through and swatched every eyeliner I owned by color, so that they could easily be compared.  It’s time for a re-do, because we have so many more shades to add to our comparisons!  Our first part of this on-going series is a comparison of the various nude and champagne eyeliners I have on hand.  This shade is typically used on the lower lash line or water line to help brighten and open up eyes.

  1. BAREMINERALS 5AM is a pewter–it’s a dirty, cool-toned gold with a silvered sheen. I didn’t expect it to be similar to anything here, but it didn’t fit well with golds either.
  2. MAC GILDED WHITE is a warm white gold with a metallic sheen. (LE)
  3. MAC NC15/NW20 is a light beige/fleshy shade. It is a hair darker than NARS Rue Bonaparte.
  4. MAC NW25/NC30 is a darker version of NW15/NC20. Almost looks like a darkened peach.  It is very similar to Givenchy #2.
  5. MAC NC42/NW35 is darker version of NW25/NC30. It looks a bit peachy/orange on me.
  6. GIVENCHY #2 is a warm, peachy beige with yellow-beige undertones and a mostly matte finish. It is comparable to MAC NW25/NC30.
  7. NARS RUE BONAPARTE is a soft beige with a matte finish. It is just barely lighter than MAC NC15/NW20.
  8. MAC I GET NO KICK is a soft champagne nude with a metallic sheen. (LE) It is ever-so-slightly warmer than MUFE #23L but very comparable to UD Midnight Cowboy.
  9. MAKE UP FOR EVER #23L is a shimmering golden champagne with a nearly metallic finish. This shade is slightly less warm compared to MAC I Get No Kick and UD Midnight Cowboy.
  10. URBAN DECAY MIDNIGHT COWBOY is a shimmering champagne peach with a subtle metallic sheen. (LE) This is most comparable to MAC I Get No Kick.  An alternative to this shade would be Urban Decay’s Shadow Pencil of the same name.

TEMPTALIA PICKS:  #1 (high quality), #3-6 (good formula), #9 (versatile, readily available)

Behind-the-Series:  These swatches should not be used to judge the quality of an eyeliner.  Some eyeliners required one pass, some required five, and a few even more.  It was my intention to provide heavy, opaque swatches to provide an accurate color comparison.  When possible, the shade name (above) is linked to the original review.  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 champagne/nude eyeliner?

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Giorgio Armani #400 (The Red) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani #400 (The Red) Lip Maestro ($32.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a subtly blue-based, deep red. This is darker, less pink, compared to Giorgio Armani #503 Red Fuchsia Lip Maestro, which I reviewed previously. Dior Diorling is a bit bluer-based. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is bluer-based, a bit brighter. Guerlain Luxure is a bit browner. MAC Runaway Red has a pink-y edge to it. Chanel Dragon is very similar, but it has noticeable shimmer. It is the closest I’ve come to duping Dragon, and at a stretch, #400 is slightly less blue-based and doesn’t have the same shimmer, but it’s hard to tell if you aren’t looking close-up.

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Giorgio Armani #400 (The Red) Lip Maestro
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro The Red (400)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

China Glaze Running in Circles Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Running in Circles Nail Lacquer ($7.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “cilantro green shimmer.” It’s a vibrant, brightened emerald green with light and dark emerald green glass flecks of shimmer/sparkle. Zoya Holly is darker. Sinful Colors HD Nails is similar in color, just sheerer and it has much finer shimmer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sagreena the Teenage Witch is a bit darker and has finer shimmer.

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China Glaze Running in Circles Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Running in Circles
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%