Saturday, June 28th, 2014

With so many neutral palettes available these days, it can be hard to keep them all straight! These are my current favorites that are permanent…

  1. Urban Decay Naked — the original is still a go-to for travel for me, though I love Naked2 and Naked3 as well
  2. LORAC Pro Palette — 16 shades of neutrals from matte to shimmer
  3. Chanel Raffinement — smokier, cooler neutrals
  4. bareMinerals The Truth — cooler-toned, darker neutrals
  5. LORAC Unzipped — warm, shimmery pinks, browns, and bronzes
Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Makeup Geek Rendezvous Blush
Makeup Geek Rendezvous Blush

Makeup Geek Rendezvous Blush ($9.99 for 0.15 oz. pan; $12.99 for 0.15 oz. compact) is described as a “rosy to medium pink with purple undertones.” It’s a medium-dark, muted, cool-toned pink with a mostly matte finish. Makeup Geek Hanky Panky (P, $9.99) is brighter, more shimmery. MAC Young at Heart (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Clinique Plum Pop (04) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, slightly brighter. NARS New Attitude (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer. Milani Delizioso Pink (10) (P, $7.99) is brighter, cooler-toned. Urban Decay Quickie (LE) is brighter, lighter. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is lighter. NARS Angelika (P, $29.00) has more sparkle. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

This shade had good color payoff that strikes a good balance between true-to-pan pigmentation and ease of application, because it doesn’t feel like the merest touch of the brush yields too much product. If you prefer sheerer color or you’re very fair, you’ll want to use a light hand with it, but it’s a color that should work well on most skin tones. The finish is nearly-matte, but as it is buffed and blended onto the skin, it almost becomes a satin-matte–there’s a natural finish to it that keeps skin from looking too flat. The texture was soft, finely-milled, though not quite as buttery as other shades–a bit thinner. I wore this and the color lasted well for nine hours before fading softly along the outer edges.

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9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Friday, June 27th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty trend would you like to see retired (at least for awhile)? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI gotta tell you that I feel like the market is over-saturated in bright, fuchsia pink – like the neon, MAC Candy Yum Yum like pinks. I like that there’s variety, but there are other colors to release, too!

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

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Choose or Lose


How many beauty products do you have in your shower (or bath) right now?

Check out the results!

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I bought, but haven’t received, some things from Giorgio Armani & YSL’s F&F sale! Ooh, and Origins’ sale, too.
  • Weekend plans: Hopefully recharge a little bit before the week starts up again!
  • Are you an adrenaline junkie?: Nope, not even a little bit!

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

This week’s Mellan photo/video…


I don’t know how he makes his toys last so long! Rudolph is still around!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the oldest beauty product you have that you keep for sentimental reasons? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI have some older MAC lipglosses that I wouldn’t dare wear, but I keep because they were my first glosses.

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

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