Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Discover Event $20 off $75+purchase 10.13.14

Urban Decay: 20% off Friends & Family sale with code UDFANATICS14, ends 10/19. NO exclusions, just a limit 5 items per SKU.

NORDSTROM - Free Estée Lauder gift with Beauty purchase!

Lancome Canada: Get 15% off ANY order with code THANKS, ends 10/14.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Launches
Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Launches

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte creates a powerfully sophisticated look of unadulterated color. Formulated with luxurious, velvet matte finish, the lip color matte smoothes comfortable onto the lips in a spectrum of richly pigmented hues from sensuous pink neutrals to alluring bold.

Lip Color Matte ($50.00)

  • Flame (Permanent)
  • Plum Lush (Permanent)
  • Ruby Rush (Permanent)
  • Pink Tease (Permanent)
  • Velvet Cherry (Permanent)
  • Pussycat (Permanent)
  • First Time (Limited Edition)
  • Black Dahlia (Limited Edition)

Availability: Tom Ford, Neiman Marcus (official launch isn’t until November)

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you deal with eyeshadow fallout? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerApply eyeshadows first, then use a cotton pad and makeup remover to get the fallout off. Tape (applied to the back of the hand first, so it isn’t as tacky) can help remove stubborn bits of glitter. When all else fails, I’ll apply a light layer of additional foundation over the area to minimize.

Thanks to reader Joey for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, October 13th, 2014

NYX Wicked Lippies
NYX Wicked Lippies

NYX Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) recently released, and the formula is described as “richly pigmented” and having a “dazzling metallic finish.” The best way for me to sum up the formula was: surprising, in a good way. Most of the shades are quite metallic, and most of them have good color payoff. The formula is creamy and slippery, yet many of the shades went on well without too much unevenness (though some were problematic, see Scandalous below). I expected they’d wear away quickly, due to the slippery nature of the texture, but they wore about average (four hours) or longer. I didn’t notice any scent or taste for most, though a couple had a very subtle waxy scent that I noticed in the tube but not on.

NYX Trickery Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a dirty, olive green with fine gold shimmer for a frosted, metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied fairly well, but there was some unevenness. The texture was creamy, surprisingly slippery, so I was actually impressed it looked as good on as it did, given how emollient the formula was. I was even more surprised that it lasted for five hours; it seemed like a lot of the slickness disappeared within an hour, and once it did, it didn’t move readily. It was neither drying nor hydrating, and it was comfortable to wear. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Fragmented (LE, $18.00) was the closest I had, but it is a lot sheerer and lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Risque Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a rich, emerald green with metallic green shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and again, the formula felt incredibly creamy and emollient, yet it applied a lot better than expected. There was slight unevenness, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color wore well for almost five hours, and it left a light stain behind. Dolce and Gabbana Smeraldo (LE, $33.00) is much darker, sheerer. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chlorophyll (P, $18.00) is lighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NYX Scandalous Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark blue-teal with a glossy, pearly finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but the high slip in the formula made itself quite apparent with its uneven coverage. It slides around a lot, and it is very high maintenance to wear on its own. A lip liner is a must with this one, I’d say. Alone, it lasted for three and a half hours. NYX Pistachio (P, $6.00) is a lot lighter. Illamasqua Apocalips (P, $24.00) is more matte, darker, bluer. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chlorophyll (P, $18.00) is greener. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

P.S. — If you don’t dig unconventional colors, that’s cool, but please don’t criticize or insult those who do. Not everyone loves red lipstick OR green lipstick but that’s why options exist :)

The Glossover

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Trickery

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Monday, October 13th, 2014

The Hit List

What’s the Best Powder Brush that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

I love Make Up For Ever’s 128 brush as well as SUQQU’s Face Brush! (You can read about them here in my brush must-haves post!)

Thanks to Ammara for today’s topic!

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Matte Lipstick!

my answer: A lot what I don’t like is about how they feel on lips–dry, clingy–and that they can be very drying! I love that they’re long-wearing, though.