Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Origins Online

ORIGINS is kicking off their Friends & Family sale today through November 10th, 2014.
Get 10% off $38+ orders, 15% off $60+ orders, and 20% off $80+ orders, plus free shipping.
Use code FRIENDS.

BEAUTY.COMs 20% off Friends & Family sale has been extended until November 9th!

Holiday Model - Gift Sephora

Sephora VIBs and VIB Rouges can save 20% off with codes GIFTVIB and GIFTROUGE,
respectively, through November 10th. Note, the site is pretty hammered, but I was able to place
an order at 8:20am PST, so good luck! :)
BIs: consider shopping Beauty.com‘s F&F sale insteadthey carry some overlapping brands.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

NORDSTROM - November 8 only - Buy 2 Mascaras, Get 1 FREE!

NORDSTROM is having their buy 2, get 1 free mascara promotion! It’s a nice way to save on high-end mascaras that rarely go on sale (if ever). Happy hauling!! :)

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Makeup Geek Neptune Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Neptune Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Neptune Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte bright blue.” It’s a brightened, cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a very soft, but somewhat powdery, consistency that is better if applied over a slightly tacky base. I would recommend patting in layers and only blending the edges, or else it is prone to sheering out. It wears for seven and a half hours before fading. Kat Von D Starflyer (LE) is very similar. MAC Heroine (LE, $15.00) is purpler. MAC Cobalt (P, $15.00) is darker. Illamasqua Sadist (P) is darker. Inglot #388 (P, $6.00) is darker. Inglot #369 (P, $6.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Peacock Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte deep teal blue.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bluish-teal with a mostly matte finish. It had decent color payoff, but the texture was soft and powdery enough that it doesn’t adhere well to bare skin. It will deliver better results with some sort of primer, as it won’t sheer away as easily. It lasted for almost eight hours before fading on me. Make Up For Ever M240 Prussian Blue (P, $21.00) is a smidgen greener. YSL Fetiche #5 (LE) is darker. Too Faced Blue Satin Sashes (LE, $16.00) is darker. theBalm Matt Schilling (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Sea Mist Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “shimmering turquoise.” It’s a muted, dirty green-teal with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff, while the consistency was soft, blendable, and fairly easy to work with. The color showeed signs of fading after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Indo (P, $18.00) is darker. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #4 (P) is darker. Make Up For Ever I300 Pine Green (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Green Room (LE, $15.00) is darker, less shimmery. Too Faced Sequin (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter. Giorgio Armani Iridescent Jade (LE) is greener. Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Shimmermoss (P, $15.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #302 (DC, $20.00) is more metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Neptune

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Friday, November 7th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last beauty product you thought you’d love but you ended up hating? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerOh, there have been so many. I think Dior’s Gold Shock highlighter, because I love highlighters and high-end ones at that (for their impossibly soft textures), but I wanted to fling it across the room after using it.

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Friday, November 7th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Bite Beauty Lip Crayons, Estee Lauder Sculpting Lipsticks, Formula X Nail Polishes, Marc Jacobs polishes
  • Weekend plans: Hopefully watch Maleficent!
  • Last movie you saw in theatres?: Gravity!

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! :)

This week’s Mellan photo/video…


An outtake from his Halloween shoot ;)

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last beauty product you thought you’d hate but you ended up loving? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMaybe the NYX Macaron Lippies — I was fairly skeptical of them once I swatched on my arm, but they did better than anticipated. I didn’t LOVE most of them, though, but a few were nice! :)

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