Monday, January 12th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Do you let friends or family borrow your makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIf I’m doing their makeup, I’m happy to use products my stash (except eyeliner/gloss/mascara type products). For actual borrowing, it would have to be something specific and a really good friend or close family member, and something that was powder-based – say an eyeshadow palette.

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Monday, January 12th, 2015

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Pastel Lipsticks & Lipglosses!

my answer: Sometimes they can look really chalky or milky (in the case of gloss, typically) so they’ll settle into lip lines or the white base will be too stark against my skin tone. With enough brightness, they can be really fun to wear!

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Hourglass Graphite Modernist Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Graphite Modernist Eyeshadow Palette

Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes ($58.00 for 0.175 oz.) popped up on Sephora last night for VIB Rouges. I bought four of them, but I did receive these two on Saturday from Hourglass, so I thought you might enjoy a preview while I test them out! :)

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Monday, January 12th, 2015

The Body Shop

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%), Joyus (10%), The Body Shop (8%)
  • GILT: The Beauty Boutique (1/5)
  • HAUTELOOK: Pink Sugar (1/12), Coach Fragrances (1/13), Osmotics (1/13), Tova Beverly Hills (1/14), LORAC Exclusives (1/14)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (40%), Sheer Cover (40%), WEN (40%), Murad (15%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Cargo (12%), The Body Shop (12%), SkinStore (12%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), Sephora (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Clarins (1/12)
  • Rue La La: –

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Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last thing/place that inspired a makeup look? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerA pair of gold-filled earrings with light pearls dangling on them.

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Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks
Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipsticks

Maybelline Hibiscus Pop (715) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a cool-toned, cotton candy pink with blue undertones and a soft, pearly shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it had a higher amount of slip, which caused the color to apply unevenly with a tendency to streak. It pulled into lip lines after two hours of wear, and it lasted for a total of three. Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (LE, $32.00) is more matte. MAC Ladies Who Lunch (LE, $22.00) is a smidgen lighter. Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) (P, $36.00) is more muted. NARS Villa Lante (LE, $25.00) is moreo matte. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is a smidgen darker. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is more muted. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is darker, less luminous. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Power Peony (720) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium pink with strong, cool, blue undertones that leans almost lavender. It had a soft shine with more opaque coverage, but there was still some translucency so the natural coloring of your lips may alter the way it looks on you. It lasted for four hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $32.00) is less blue-based. Illamasqua Luster (P, $26.00) is brighter. Maybelline Pink Pop (P, $7.49) is less luminous. MAC Naughty Saute (LE, $16.00) is glossier. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Narcissus (P, $18.00) is a smidgen darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Maybelline Lilac Flush (725) Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lipstick ($7.49 for 0.14 oz.) is a pink-tinted lavender with a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, but it was more slippery and didn’t apply evenly. I noticed slight gathering in the lip lines towards the end of the three-hour wear, but it wasn’t as noticeable as with Hibiscus Pop. Colour Pop Brills (P, $5.00) is darker, more matte. NYX Rose (P, $6.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mannequin (P, $18.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $16.00) is pinker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Hibiscus Pop (715)

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Power Peony (720)

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Lilac Flush (725)

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7.5/10

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8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

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