Monday, February 16th, 2015

Rant & Rave

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

my answer: I love so many of their base/face products, along with limited edition highlighters and most of their lip products. Their newer nail lacquer is also excellent, though the shade range could use some less basic, more unique shades in it! I don’t love their eyeshadow formula more often than not (sometimes it is really good, sometimes it is a big miss). I really like how they tend to put out more luxurious packaging with less plastic components. I really wish they had refills for Rouge Gs, and they discontinue formulas very frequently!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

SAKS Beauty Week!

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%), Joyus (10%), SkinStore (up to 10%)
  • GILT: Our Best Hair (2/9)
  • HAUTELOOK: Mirenesse (2/16), Dashing Diva (2/16), Sugar Cosmetics (2/18), Eva NYC (2/18)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (35%), WEN (35%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Cargo (12%), Murad (12%), The Body Shop (10%)
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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You

How important is it for a brand to have a good story/history behind them? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI don’t pay a lot of attention to the background or history of a brand, but I consider it more of a bonus if it’s interesting/good/aligns with my personal values.

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Chanel La Perle de Chanel
Chanel La Perle de Chanel

Chanel La Perle de Chanel Collection is a small, spring collection featuring limited edition shades for eyes, cheeks, and lips. I bought a few items (I skipped the lip products), which I’ll review soon, but here are some sneak peek swatches for you in the meanwhile! :)

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Sunday, February 15th, 2015

The world could always use more cool-toned taupe eyeshadows (that are permanent!), and here are five of my current favorites:

  1. Make Up For Ever S556 Taupe Gray — a shimmery taupe
  2. Dior Aventure — a gray-taupe with a frosted finish
  3. Giorgio Armani Shadow — a cool-toned, purple taupe
  4. ColourPop Meow — a frosted, purply taupe
  5. Inglot #434 — a rich, deep taupe with cool undertones

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Physicians Formula Rose Argan Oil Blush
Physicians Formula Rose Argan Oil Blush

Physicians Formula Rose Argan Oil Blush ($12.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a lightly brightened, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. a href=””>Too Faced Lollipop (LE) is similar. Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $55.00) is darker. MAC Divine Desire (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

According to the brand, the blush is supposed to have “luminous, light-reflecting pigments” for a “skin perfecting effect” while being “infused with 100% Argan oil.” It had good, mostly opaque color coverage that was easily applied at full intensity, in lighter layers, or diffused and blended out. The texture was soft and fairly smooth with a smidgen of powderiness. It had just enough shimmer in the finish to be visible but not emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture, so the result was quite glowy. The blush started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. I really liked the way it looked and applied, but it had a very strong, spicy fragrance that lingered even after it was applied.

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