Week in Review | August 13th through August 19th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

NARS Mona

Permanent. $32.00/0.14 oz.

NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a creamy finish.

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
A+

02. NARS Shirley

NARS Shirley Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

03. NARS Kate

NARS Kate Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

04. NARS Stefania

NARS Stefania Audacious Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, magenta fuchsia with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

05. Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501)

Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark ruby red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Cover FX Sunset

Cover FX Sunset Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a natural finish.. Read full review.

A

07. Shiseido Liaison (RD306)

Shiseido Liaison (RD306) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a soft, lightly shimmery sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Urban Decay Street

Urban Decay Street 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a deep, blackened teal with a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

09. Urban Decay Space Cowboy

Urban Decay Space Cowboy 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkly sheen. Read full review.

A

10. Urban Decay Demolition

Urban Decay Demolition 24/7 Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.07) is a rich, deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Aug 13, 2016 — Aug 19, 2016

89%

Average Score
A
26
B
21
C
7
D
0
F
0

Total Reviews (54) — Brands Reviewed (12)

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #354

Share any beauty goodies you may have picked up in the last week or so, or maybe what’s on your way or on your wish list for next week or month. 🙂

Just in case the above Instagram embed isn’t coming through… Bella Anela Jewelry is my favorite shop to get earrings from (just about every pair you’ve seen me wear over the last couple of years has been from this shop!). Angela (owner) asked if I would be interested in sharing a coupon code with readers, and I’m happy to pass on savings to readers and share some love for her shop. I’ve been purchasing from her shop since 2012, and I have had the pleasure of working with her on custom orders over the years as well. From 8/19 6AM HST to 8/22 midnight HST, you can get 15% off with code TEMPTALIA15. (The discount excludes previous orders, layaway/lay-buy, custom orders, and reserved items.) 

  • Haul: Urban Decay Liquid Moondusts (they arrived late yesterday, hoping to photograph/swatch today), SUQQU Extra Glow Lipsticks, SUQQU Eyeshadow Brush F, SUQQU Eyeshadow Brush L, SUQQU Cleansing Oil, SUQQU Blush, Tom Ford Nightbloom Powder (funny that it is almost $20 cheaper buying from Selfridges–sold out here, was making an order for SUQQU, so that $20 savings almost covered the $30 shipping!), Too Faced Powder of Makeup (hoping to share swatches this weekend), La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily Moisturizing Cream, Dr. Hauschka Rose Deodorant, Le Couvent des Minimes Deodorant, Drunk Elephant Umbra, Drunk Elephant B-Hydra
  • Weekend plans: Catch up on blog-related things, mostly taking pictures/editing!
  • How do you feel about breakfast for dinner?: Yes, please! My husband’s family used to do this every Wednesday night when they all lived together! We don’t do it too often, but my husband could add an egg to almost anything.

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo…

I think a lot of brands try to be more inclusive than less inclusive, but there are definitely brands that seem to draw in certain age demographics more than others. Like Estee Lauder is often associated as an “older” brand, even though there are lots of products that would work on a variety of age groups. Similarly, I think brands that use newer slang seem like they’re trying to appeal to a younger audience. I think some brands will target or at least focus more on certain age groups to position themselves rather than trying to go after the entire market.
-- Christine

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