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Win It! $295 Guerlain, Featuring Rouge Automatique!
Two (2) lucky Temptalia readers will win $295 in Guerlain products–including their choice of Rouge Automatique Lipstick engraved just for them! This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.
Congratulations to @heyitskristie and @katieklassified!
- Rouge Automatique ($35.00) — you get to choose the shade and up to 15 characters for the engraving
- Terracotta Bronzing Powder (winner to choose shade) ($47.00)
- Terracotta Light ($50.00)
- Le 2 Mascara ($36.00)
- Summer Cream Eyeshadow #2 ($35.00)
- Summer Cream Eyeshadow #3 ($35.00)
- Meteorites Perles ($57.00)
- You must follow both @temptalia and @GuerlainUS on Twitter!
- Once you’ve done that, retweet this message: Follow @GuerlainUS + @temptalia & RT to win $260 Guerlain goodies + Engraved Rouge Automatique! Rules http://budurl.com/g295
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CoverGirl Sultry Lip Perfection Lipcolor
CoverGirl Lip Perfection: Sultry, Smolder, Bewitch, Impassion, Hypnotic, Enthrall
A month or so ago, CoverGirl reached out to be to see what my interest would be in testing out their new CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipcolor ($6.99 for 0.12 oz.)–but there was a caveat: they wanted me to use nothing but these lipsticks for seven days. In the interest of full disclosure, I know that there have been other bloggers who participated in CoverGirl’s challenge and were compensated for their time, but I refused monetary compensation, because I choose not to participate in paid reviews. I needed to make that clear so that you know my policy hasn’t changed on that! It’s a personal choice each blogger must make for themselves, so this is just how we do things here on Temptalia. 🙂
What’s a better test of their “silk moisturizing complex” than swatching 44 lipsticks over seven days? The biggest claim that Lip Perfection makes is that by prolonged use of their formula, your lips will be “soft, smooth, [and] beautiful” within seven days. The other claim being “in a single stroke, lips are enhanced with rich, rewarding color.” So last month, I worked through the 44 shades over a week’s period and am ready to roll out the reviews, photos, and swatches! (You’d be surprised how un-fun it is to go through and crop photos for 44 lipsticks.)
- Sultry is an opaque, medium-dark, pink nude with a slightly glossy sheen.
- Smolder is an opaque, warm, medium-dark brown with a soft redness and a slightly glossy sheen.
- Bewitch is an opaque, dark orange-brown with a slightly glossy sheen.
- Impassion is an opaque, coppery-red with copper and ruby red shimmer with a glossy sheen.
- Hypnotic is an opaque, rosy brown with a lighter peach frost finish.
- Enthrall is a semi-opaque, coral-red with subtle ruby and gold micro-shimmer and a glossy sheen.
On average, Lip Perfection lasted four hours on my lips, with darker shades lasting five to six hours, but the lighter shades pulled in at four hours. These tend to be more opaque in color, and this is definitely a factor in getting better wear, as it takes longer for the color to fade away. Lip Perfection lives up to the claims of rich color, and one stroke gets you there, too.
These are moisturizing in some ways, less so in other ways. I very much missed my Jack Black Lip Balm by the end of seven days, but my lips didn’t take a beating nor were they dried out, cracked, or peeling. They were fairly normal, but I always felt like I needed to reach for something to put on them (which, for the week, was a Lip Perfection lipstick). They’re moisturizing while you wear them, and when you remove them (or they fade away), your lips aren’t dying for balm, but I couldn’t go too long without putting it on again.
Just like in lip balms, sometimes they make your lips feel comfortable and moisturized while you wear them, but they don’t necessarily give you that deep-down hydration that drier lips need. These moisturize the lips, and the moisturization lasts longer than the lipstick color does, but I wouldn’t throw out my lip balm. I feel as if I’ve found my holy grail in lip balm (Jack Black), and without it, my lips were not in the same shape as they typically are–slightly less soft and smooth.
They last decently through drinking and light lunch, but it has a slightly waxy taste that I did detect when eating/drinking. There is a sweet vanilla scent to these, and it varies from semi-strong to subtle, but I could still smell a bit of the waxy base alongside the vanilla. If you are particularly sensitive to scents/tastes in your lip products, I’d recommend buying one to test (particularly from a retailer with a return policy). The darker shades will stain lips, which may be good/bad depending on your preferences. Each lipstick is housed in a square tube finished in a shiny grayish-purple. The bottom of the lipstick is colored in a way that is designed to reflect the actual shade; they’re not exact but are close enough that they’re helpful.
I really do like these. I was impressed by the creaminess and smooth glide of the lipstick when applied. The color payoff was excellent, and the shade range is lovely with a whole slew of colors and finishes. They’re certainly worth more than just a look next time you’re at the drugstore.
ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Acetylated Lanolin, Ozokerite, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Paraffin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Lactate, Fragrance / Parfum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Silk Powder / Poudre De Soie, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Propylparaben, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir: Orange 5, Iron Oxides, Lauroyl Lysine, Titanium Dioxide, Red 27, Blue 1 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Carmine
CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipcolor Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)
I was a late bloomer–I really didn’t get into makeup until I went off to college, so I had just turned eighteen! I think it’s important to balance having fun and maintaining a young person’s self-image and self-esteem. You don’t want makeup to become a crutch or give them the idea that makeup is required to be beautiful, but you don’t necessarily want to forbid them at all! I would say subtle things like tinted lip balm, sheer gloss are great ways to start out when you’re young.
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Celebrating Beauty Week @ Ebates!
Congratulations to HautePJ, Linda, and Amy!
If you’re not familar with Ebates, it’s a program that allows you to earn cash back on your online purchases whenever you shop through Ebates. For example, if you sign-up, click-through their Sephora link, then you would get 8% cash back on any purchase made at Sephora. Every three months, Ebates pays you (via check or PayPal) any cash back you’ve earned. You can either sign-up through Temptalia (which is a referral link), or you can simply go to Ebates.com directly to sign-up.
From June 20th through June 27th, Ebates is offering extra cash back on the following beauty retailers:
- Avon (6%)
- Bath & Body Works (6%)
- Elizabeth Arden (10%)
- FragranceNet (12%)
- Lancome (14%)
- Philosophy (10%)
- Sephora (8%)
- The Body Shop (10%)
To celebrate Beauty Week, we have a fabulous giveaway featuring everyone’s favorite–cold hard cash–with three winners (U.S. residents only). One (1) grand prize winner will receive $100, while two runner-ups will each receive $50!
- You must be a member of Ebates, whether you’re an existing member or sign-up today.
- Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite beauty (online) retailer is to shop at!
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If you were using NARS Cap Ferrat Eyeshadow Trio, how would you wear it?
What products would you use? Where would you wear it? Would it be the star of the look? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!