Monday, March 30th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What question would you like to see asked here? I need ideas! The best questions are open-ended, discussion questions, less “what’s your favorite ___” kind of questions — those are used in other posts, like Hit List and Survey Says! :)

Temptalia's AnswerThank you for the ideas! I look forward to using your questions :)

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Milani!

my answer: I love that they have an extensive color and product range available, but it can be hard to find the same variety locally (in stores). I think their packaging could be less bulky/more durable.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

ColourPop Acorn Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Acorn Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Acorn Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light cool-toned beige with subtle flashes of silver and gold in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light pinky-beige with cool undertones and a silver sheen. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly while remaining blendable. The product was long-wearing and wore for ten hours without fading or creasing. Guerlain Les Tendres #1 (LE) is pinker, powder. Chanel Seduction #2 (LE) is similar, powder. MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is similar, powder. MAC Star Crystal (LE, $32.50) is darker, powder. Chanel Raffinement #2 (P) is darker, powder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Hanky Panky Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft cool toned taupe with a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, velvety texture that was fairly blendable on the skin. The color stayed on well for ten hours. Hourglass Infinity #2 (P) is more matte, powder. Tarte Force of Nature (LE) is powder. LORAC Dusty Rose (LE) is darker, cooler-toned, powder. Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach (P, $5.99) is darker, cooler-toned, powder. LORAC Lt. Brown (P) is darker, powder. Tarte View from the Taupe (LE) is a powder.Too Faced Cookie Dough (LE, $16.00) is a powder. MAC Kid (P, $16.00) is a powder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Downtown Super Shock Pressed Pigment ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep cool-toned taupe in a matte finish.” It’s a dark, cool-toned taupe brown with more khaki-like undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that blended well when I applied to the eye. On me, the color didn’t crease or fade over a ten-hour period. Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P) is darker, powder. Giorgio Armani #08 (P, $32.00) is darker, powder. MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is a powder. MAC Persuade (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker, powder. MAC Ashbury (LE, $16.00) is a powder. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What do you do if you can’t get an eyeshadow to blend out perfectly? Do you start over? Have a last ditch effort/trick? Just go with it?

Temptalia's AnswerIf it’s MY fault, then I’ll keep trying and eventually try to use another, slightly lighter color to diffuse it more or try fingertips or a sponge applicator. If it’s more likely because the eyeshadow is dry or thin, I’ll blend and try to make it work with tools (but no added eyeshadows) and then leave it as-is, which works since I also want to show its shortcomings for reviews. In real life, it’s unlikely someone is going to notice a little unblended color on your eye if it’s not 100% perfect.

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015

ColourPop More, Please Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop More, Please Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop More, Please Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “vivid fuchsia with a violet-blue duochrome in a pearlized finish.” It’s a bright, fuchsia magenta with cool, blue undertones and silver and violet pearl. Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is more matte. Colour Pop Homie (P, $8.00) is purpler, matte. Colour Pop Pegacorn (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Colour Pop Fantasy (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, purpler. Colour Pop Slave2Pink (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. Make Up For Ever S852 Neon Pink (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, matte. Too Faced Monaco (P, $16.00) is similar. Urban Decay Jilted (P) is purpler. Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is cooler-toned. Fyrinnae Superstar (P, $6.80) is more shimmery. Get comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Super Shock Cheek formula is a cream-based blush that will have the most intense pigmentation when applied with fingertips and lesser, more buildable coverage when used with a brush (the more feathery or less dense the brush, the sheerer the coverage). A little goes a ridiculously long way when it comes to this shade, as it is intensely pigmented: a mere pat of the fingertip on the surface is enough for semi-sheer coverage. The shimmer is a lot more visible on the skin than it has been in other shimmery blushes I’ve seen from ColourPop, so it’s nice to see the finish actually show up on the skin. It had a wetter, more emollient and cream-like consistency compared to other Super Shock Cheek shades I’ve tried, which made it easier to apply and very, very blendable on the skin, but it didn’t slide all over the place. This shade wore well for almost ten hours on me.

P.S. — ColourPop just tweeted that they’re doing a 24-hour flash sale on their foursomes (now $16, regularly $20) and the Not a Box of Chocolates (now $24, regularly $30).

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