Inside, there is a deep, dark purpled plum with a satin sheen; muted grayish green with a soft, satin sheen; pale, warm beige with a soft, frost finish; medium-dark red-toned plum with a satin sheen; and a pale, dusty pink with a soft, satin sheen. The green shade was a bit soft and would fade when applied, so the color payoff could have been marginally better there, but it was buildable. The other three shades were nicely pigmented, though. The light pink shade was really sheer when applied, but I wasn’t able to build up the intensity at all. The texture of these was lovely, though; really silky smooth with a softness that enabled the powder to apply well to the eye and blend effortlessly with each other.
This shade exemplifies what makes Deborah Lippmann’s polishes stand out to me. I love the mix of glitter in the base, and it just works for me. I think the brand’s formula is top notch overall, but I always find her glitters to be stunning. The formula with Lady Sings the Blues is no different–not too thin or too thick, flowed evenly, and covered in two coats. I didn’t have any issues getting the glitter to cover and spread across the whole nail. The drying seemed quicker than average, but you’ll definitely want a shiny top coat on this. If you don’t want to feel the bumps of glitter, opt for a thicker one, too. I typically get a week of wear with Deborah Lippmann polishes (using Zoya Anchor and Armor as base/top coats).
Guerlain Terracotta Mosaic Compact($69.00 for 0.98 oz.) is a mega-sized face and body bronzer with Guerlain’s signature Gs intertwined in a mosaic pattern. This is certainly more of a collector’s item, particularly in light of the price tag, though you get nearly an ounce of bronzer.
Milani Intermix Baked Metallic Eyeshadow($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a melange of rusted brown, bronze, and white beige, which all mixes to create a medium-dark bronzed brown with a frosted finish. It swatches the same whether used wet or dry, which is fantastic. The texture is soft and allows the product to apply smoothly without dust or fall out.
Shaun, aka The Tech Guy, aka my boyfriend, is here with another must-read “manly” review. He’s twenty-eight with normal-to-dry skin and suffers from no more acne (much to my envy!). He has no dedication whatsoever to his writing duties here on Temptalia, given his absence of nearly seven months. He says it keeps the public wanting more.
Shaun enjoys long walks on the beach, vegging out on the couch watching chick flicks, and cuddling with Mellan. Or maybe not! He handles all the behind-the-scenes action here at Temptalia, from tech support to server woes.
For summer, China Glaze has six new Crackle Glazes–this time in metallic finishes. The six shades include: Cracked Medallion (Bold bronze), Haute Metal (pale pink), Latticed Lilac (soft lavender), Oxidized Aqua (deep aquamarine blue), Platinum Pieces (shimmering silver), and Tarnished Gold (warm, honeyed hue). These will be available in late June/early July.