Friday, January 25th, 2013

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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Thursday, January 10th, 2013


YSL Arty Stone Collection for Spring 2013

Pure Chromatics Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00)

  • No. 14 Green, pink, purple, blue

Creme de Blush ($38.00)

  • 07 Rose
  • 08 Brown
  • 09 Pink

Rouge Voluupte Sheer Candy ($30.00)

  • Framboise Craquante (12) Pink
  • Moka Griotte (13) Brown

Rouge Pur Couture ($)

  • Peche Cerra-Cola (27) Peach
  • Violine Surrealiste (26) Plum
  • Fuchsia Busite (23) Burgundy
  • Rose Forreau (29) Rosy brown

La Laque Couture ($25.00)

  • Jade Imperial (34) Green
  • Bronze Pyrite (35) Bronze

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012

YSL 15% Off Cosmetics + Free Shipping Coupon Code

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Sunday, August 5th, 2012


YSL Fall 2012 Collection – Contemporary Amazon

She moves through Paris as she would an urban jungle, exuding a tailored take on the basics. A matte yet luminous complexion, smoky gold eyes, red lips and garnet lacquers for daring sophistication.

Pure Chromatics ($55.00)

  • No. 10 Greens/olives
  • No. 11 Grays & navies

Contemporary Amazon Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara ($30.00)

  • Graphite Green Green

Dare to Glow Illuminator ($28.00)

A silky complexion illuminator, between a highlighter and an enhancer, Dare to Glow is an essential for women seeking that gorgeous glow. The melting, ultra-fresh gel texture leaves skin soft and comfortable. Enriched with optical mother-of-pearl particles, Dare to Glow forms an impalpable veil for a natural-looking shimmer on the skin.

  • Tempting Gold Gold
  • Fatal Red Red
  • Naughty Pink Pink

Rouge Pur Couture – The Mats ($32.00)

  • Orange Imagine Orange
  • Rouge Rock Red-plum
  • Grenat Satisfaction Burgundy

La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer ($25.00)

  • Khaky Arty Khaki
  • Rouge Expressioniste Red

Availability: Now @ Nordstrom, YSL

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012


YSL Summer Look 2012 Collection

Terre Saharienne Collector ($50.00)

  • 1 Harmonie Tanned
  • 2 Harmonie Sunkissed

Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof ($30.00)

  • 2 Burnt Brown
  • 4 Majorelle Blue

Dessin Du Regard Waterproof ($28.00)

  • 8 Luminescent Gold
  • 9 Azure Blue

Golden Gloss ($30.00)

  • 51 Golden Shelle
  • 52 Golden Pebble
  • 53 Golden Pearl
  • 54 Golden Sand

Pure Chromatics ($52.00)

  • No. 7 Feminine
  • No. 8 Earthy
  • No. 9 Smoky

Availability: Now @ YSL

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