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Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Palette ($59.00) should come as no surprise, given how much I adore the Artist Shadow formula! The brand’s limited edition palettes are a great way to snag several shades for way, way less than the cost of individual shades. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe Eye & Cheek Palette ($39.00) has a mix of warm and cool-toned neutrals paired with four cheek colors. I really loved the eyeshadows, and I think they coordinated well together. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Anastasia Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00) is an interesting mix of shades, finishes, and undertones–a little bit of everything–and it ended up being one of the more unique color combinations out there. It also won’t break the bank! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Jack Black It’s the Balm Lip Quartet ($25.00) includes four full-sized, squeeze-tube lip balms. I actually picked this set-up just for myself (not to review), as I’m a huge, huge fan of the formula. I’ve been liking Vanilla & Lavender a lot more than I anticipated. (Read review.)

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Stila Sending My Love Set ($49.00) is a perfect set for holiday giving, as it comes in decadent packaging that doesn’t even need to be wrapped. The eyeshadows are pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable, while the blushes complemented the shades of eyeshadows. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Sephora Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gels ($14.00) are so sparkling! I’ve been reaching for them whenever I have a free few hours, because they have a lot of dimension. If you like sheer, shimmering gloss, whether alone or for layering, try to get your hands on these! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky Liner Collection ($48.00) is a set of seven, travel-sized eyeliners that is a great value for anyone who has wanted to try the Highliner formula. Since the brand has fixed packaging issues on this set, I now can recommend this set again! (This is one of my favorite eyeliner formulas!) (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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NARS Fast Life Killer Shine Lip Gloss ($28.00) is a medium, rosy pink with tons of shimmer. I love how it is holiday-esque, but it isn’t your traditional red or gold lip! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Sephora Favorites ($25.00 to $99.00) are perfect for trying out bestselling products and formulas in deluxe sizes. They also work well for anyone who travels often and needs to have rollerballs or small sizes available.

What has been your favorite limited edition buy this season?

Sephora Pretty Princess & Queen Bee Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gels

Sephora Pretty Princess Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “holographic fuchsia.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with multi-coloured shimmer–though dominantly pink, lavender, and silver. This was the most pigmented of the four shades, though it was sitll only semi-sheer coverage; it just had a stronger tint. The consistency was smooth, non-sticky, and applied evenly with good shimmer distribution. On me, it lasted for four hours and was hydrating. MAC Social Season (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Collection Gorgeous Red (29) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Pretty Press Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel
Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel Pretty Princess
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Sephora Collection x Karen Walker Collection for Holiday 2015

Sephora Collection x Karen Walker Collection
Sephora Collection x Karen Walker Collection


A collaboration collection between Sephora and designer Karen Walker.

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Karen Walker Amber Craft Beauty Brush Set + Stand | $125.00 | Limited Edition

This set has every brush you need to achieve a full-face look with pure designer luxury. The limited-edition, Sephora-exclusive set is the result of a collaboration between Karen Walker and Sephora Collection. The brush handles feature a tortoise shell pattern and feature 24 karat gold plated accents. The stand is also plated in 24 karat gold. The packaging features a filigree design with Karen Walker’s signature hidden imagery. This set contains:

  • Powder brush
  • Large angled foundation brush
  • Angled blush brush
  • Shadow brush
  • Crease brush
  • Display stand

Karen Walker Amber Craft Mirror Compact | $48.00 | Limited Edition

This elegant, limited-edition compact is the result of a Sephora exclusive collaboration between Sephora Collection and celebrated designer, Karen Walker. The mirror is double sided to offer normal and 3X magnification. It features tortoise shell pattern plated with 24 karat gold. It comes with a faux leather zip pouch for easy carrying.

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Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid & Good Fairy Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gels

Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “holographic salmon pink.” It’s a light, pink-tinted base with lighter, rosy pink, silver, and gold shimmer. This shade lightened and brightened my natural lip color while adding a lot of shimmer and sparkle to the lips. I liked how the shimmer covered evenly, and it had more “opacity” due to the sheer amount of shimmer in it. The texture was smooth, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear. The gloss lasted for three hours on me and was hydrating over time. MAC On Cue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Seducing Sound (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon HD Amber (555) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Buzz (324) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Flare for Fantasy (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Collection Fresh Peach (07) (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Burberry Gold No. 25 (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rags to Riches (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Freestyle (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 203P Golden Pink (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Supervixen (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Trixie (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Sephora Fuchsia Mermaid Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel
Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Holographic Lip Gel Good Fairy
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
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Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette

Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a set of twenty-four eyeshadows (they’re pretty small, 0.0183 oz. each) with a few neutrals but mostly medium or darker brights and smoky hues. The texture of the eyeshadow formula, generally, was very soft but noticeably powdery; it is easy to kick-up excessive powder in the pan and some shades would sheer out noticeably when applied. Some shades applied nicely on the skin, while the longevity of the formula as a whole was shorter than average (between five and seven hours for me).

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Sephora x Jem and the Holograms Truly Outrageous Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora Collection Jem and the Holograms Eyeshadow Palette Truly Outrageous
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
72%
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