Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection


Smooth gloss meets intense lipstick in new ROUGE ALLURE INK. The innovative, long-lasting formula smoothes, nourishes, hydrates and protects lips, while leaving a luminous, velvet-like finish. In a provocative range of red-tint shades.

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The Details

Rouge Allure Velvet | $37.00

  • Rouge Troublant (60)
  • Rouge Rebelle (172)
  • Rouge Angelique (174)

Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour | $37.00

ROUGE ALLURE INK is a long-lasting liquid lipstick with a smooth texture that glides on like a gloss and sets with a luminous velvet-like finish. Polymers, waxes and plant oils smooth and nourish lips, while jojoba oil and a unique antioxidant complex offer hydration and protective benefits. The applicator tip allows for comfortable and easy application. It’s available in a provocative range of red-tint shades, from tart pink to deep brown-noir.

  • Amoureux (140)
  • Creatif (142)
  • Vivent (144)
  • Seduisant (146)
  • Libere (148)
  • Luxuriant (150)
  • Choquant (152)
  • Experimente (154)

Rouge Double Intesite Ultra Wear Lip Colour | $37.00

  • Milky Blueberry (102)
  • Bright Raspberry (104)

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Sponsored: Bergdorf Goodman Rewarding Beauty Event + My Top Picks

Bergdorf Goodman Rewarding Beauty Event

Bergdorf Goodman has kicked off their Rewarding Beauty Event today! Now through September 18th, you can get $25 off $250+ orders, $75 off $500+ orders, and $200 off $1,000+ orders with code BEAUTY.

In celebration of the event, I’ve curated the list below of some of my favorite high-end and luxury beauty favorites that you can find at Bergdorf Goodman. I’d love to hear about what you haul if you take advantage of this deal!

Psst… they also have exclusive early access to the Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham collection! 🙂

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting powder with “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture was very soft and smooth, while it had a firmer feel to it overall, so it seems like a product that would take awhile to get through, but the firmness didn’t make it hard to apply or get color payoff out of the powder. It had medium, buildable coverage, which is in line with the brand’s description of the formula. It’s available in three shades (see reviews here)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes

Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes
Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes

Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes ($30.00 to $78.00) are all synthetic brushes, mostly for face, that I’ve been testing out for almost a year now (I owe you all reviews!). They’ve held up wonderfully and several have made it into my go-to brush arsenal: 1) The Conceal No. 14 Brush ($30.00) is excellent for diffusing and buffing concealer underneath the eye, 2) The Bronzer Brush No. 12 ($78.00) is nice for applying and dusting powder and finishing powders all over the skin, and 3) The Face II No. 2 Brush ($48.00) is great for applying liquid and cream foundations, particularly higher coverage formulas.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a creamy, pigmented, moisturizing formula that wears well and has a great, smoothing effect on the lips due to the consistency and finish. They have a ton of shades to choose from, too. You can check out the top 15 best-performing shades or read reviews for all shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($65.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a highlighter and bronzer duo available in two shades (one for lighter skin tones, one for darker skin tones). My personal go-to is the lighter option, which is the original (review here) as it adds subtle warmth to my face and moderate luminosity. The Medium/dark version is warmer and deeper, which would work better on medium-tan to dark skin tones (review here). The texture of the powders is smooth, soft, and blendable with good wear.

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a neutral palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers, slightly cooler-than-average warmer shades. Overall, it’s a nice palette with a mixture of finishes and shades; it should work nicely as a standalone palette as well as can be mixed with pops of color (review here).

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a champagne-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish (review here). You’ve often seen me wear this shade in photos, and many readers will know that this is my particular favorite of the Celestial Powders (though I enjoy them all!). This one is perfect on my skin tone, because it adds subtle color, warmth, and glow, so it is versatile and can be worn alone or layered over a blush/bronzer. If you want something with less noticeable color, try Candlelight (review here), and if you want more warmth, try Sunlight (review here).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a real winner across the board. I think it actually comes pretty close to living up to its 24-hour claim, which I was completely surprised by. The formula also lives up to its buildable coverage and color claims, as each shade can be lighter or darker, depending on whether you lean to the left or right of the compact or just swirl altogether. The pigmentation is solidly medium and buildable, but the silky, smooth texture makes it forgiving and easy to sheer out or build-up without it looking powdery or caked on the skin (reviews here).

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is the newest in the Pure Color lipstick range, and this formula is a shimmery take on it. It’s supposed to have medium coverage with “lustrous color” and “brilliant shine.” The shade range varies from pearly to frosted in finish, medium to mostly opaque coverage, and is a hydrating, comfortable-to-wear formula that lasts between four and six hours. The consistency felt smooth, lightly creamy but not slippery, and held well to the lips but did not feel clingy (reviews here). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm ($24.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a squeeze-tube lip balm that I picked up a few weeks ago on a whim, but with all of this year’s lip product releases, I’ve been extremely impressed by this balm. It’s been my go-to since I bought it, and I find it very hydrating after a long day of lip swatching and lipstick testing! It wears well throughout the night, and I can always tell there’s still a bit left on, which is something I look for in my lip balms. There’s just enough adhesion so you get that longer wear without it feeling thick or tacky.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is one of my all-time favorite blush formulas. I’ve reviewed them all, but some of my personal go-to shades are: Peach Pop, Ginger Pop, and Fig Pop! The texture of this formula is incredibly soft, smooth, and almost velvety, despite being a powder product. It sits beautifully on the skin giving it a luminous sheen but never emphasizes pores or the skin’s natural texture.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Kiehl's Creme de Corps
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps ($29.50 for 8.0 fl. oz.) has been my favorite body moisturizer for years–it has been an Editor’s Choice Award winner since 2012. I love it for its intense hydration, smooth, spreadable consistency, and unscented nature. It doesn’t feel heavy but delivers hydration of a rich cream, and I like how it dries down quickly so it doesn’t feel greasy throughout the day.

FAQ: Temptalia’s Foundation Matches, Skintone, & Skin Type

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation

About My Coloring

I would describe myself as light-medium in color with soft, warm, yellowish undertones.  My neck is closer to light in color, while the edges of my face are closer to true light-medium and the center of my face is closer to light-to-light-medium.  As a result, I find color matches that are slightly warmer and yellower to suit me best, as true neutral foundations look rosier/pinker against my complexion. I also will lean lighter, as it will be easier to match against my neck, and I’ll often use a flesh-toned powder that adds a touch of additional color.  The closest match I have found thus far is Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral.

I have hazel eyes (a mixture of green and brown) and black-brown hair with less warmth in my eyebrows (they aren’t true black but warmer brow colors tend to look obvious).

About My Skin

I have normal-to-dry skin overall.  The majority of my face is normal most of the time, but occasionally, I get dryness on my eyelids, around my nostrils, and on my cheeks.  I have some fine lines around my eyes and underneath my eyes as well as visible smile lines.  I have a larger line that runs across my forehead.  As far as skin concerns go, I am most concerned with signs of aging and evenness of my skin overall.  I feel like I have normal-sized pores, as I do not notice them all. the. time. but find they can be visible and emphasized by the texture and finish of products.  I would not consider my skin sensitive, and after trialing so many products over the last ten years, I’d actually say it’s rather resilient.

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Keeping Track of My Looks + Submit Yours!

Temptalia's Looks

For those readers who have missed my look posts, I’m really trying to make a conscious effort to submit my looks through our system so that they can be easily found in one place. You can find all of mine here 🙂 Short of really awful looks (like when it’s a cream eyeshadow that doesn’t apply evenly at all), I have been pretty good about getting them up for the last few weeks, so it seemed like a good time to share!  Here are some recently added ones:

I’d also like to take this time to remind you that you can also share your look with the community as well as check out looks shared by other readers!

MyTemptalia | Vanity + Wishlist Updates

MyTemptalia | Vanity
MyTemptalia | Vanity

I’m so excited to announce some major updates to the Vanity and Wishlist features on MyTemptalia! We hope that they make it easier to use these areas of the site but also help make it easier for you to keep track of what you own and what you’re most tempted by as well.

VANITY UPDATES

  • Search within your Vanity. You can quickly look to see shades within a formula you have (like all Urban Decay Eyeshadows), or you can look up a specific shade.

MyTemptalia | Vanity
MyTemptalia | Vanity | Filter + Sort

  • Sort your Vanity. You can now sort your Vanity by various options to make finding items or seeing what you have at a glance easier, like by color, finish, type, etc.

MyTemptalia | Vanity
MyTemptalia | Vanity | Add Details

  • Keep track of when you purchase, open, and use products. You can now add these dates to keep track of how long you’ve had something or how long it may take to finish, or even to make sure you’re using things frequently.
  • Keep track of what you want to buy again. You can now mark yes, maybe, or no for whether you’d repurchase an item in your Vanity.

MyTemptalia | Vanity
MyTemptalia | Vanity | Keep track of dates and thoughts

  • Add notes. Each item on your Vanity has a notes section to write any additional information that may help you, like color combination ideas, brief reviews, and what have you. These are your private notes and are not shared with the community.

MyTemptalia | Vanity
MyTemptalia | Vanity | Adding Products

  • Easier to add a palette. When you add a palette, it will automatically add all the shades within the palette.
  • Add products to your Vanity. You can now add products to your Vanity through your Vanity, rather than having to find them on the site.

MyTemptalia | Vanity
MyTemptalia | Vanity | Quickly Add Multiple Shades

  • Quickly add multiple shades to your Vanity. Do you own 100 MAC eyeshadows? You can add by formula, and then select the shades you own, and voila, they’re added without having to look up each shade individually.

MyTemptalia | Wishlist
MyTemptalia | Vanity

WISHLIST UPDATES

  • Search within your Wishlist. You can quickly look to see shades within a formula you have, or you can look up a specific shade.
  • Prioritize. Assign one of five priority labels to each item on your Wishlist.
  • Add notes. Each item on your Wishlist has a notes section where you can keep additional information that helps you use your Wishlist to the fullest. These are your private notes and are not shared with the community.
  • Add products to your Wishlist. You can now add products to your Wishlist through your Wishlist, rather than having to find them on the site.
  • Quickly add multiple shades to your Wishlist. Do you covet 25 MAC eyeshadows? You can add by formula, and then select the shades you want to buy in the future, and voila, they’re added without having to look up each shade individually.

MyTemptalia | Submit a Look Updates

MyTemptalia | Submit a Look
MyTemptalia | Submit a Look

We’ve just completed an update on how readers can share their looks (makeup, hair, or nails!) with the rest of the community! You’ll need to be a registered user to share your looks, but we are hoping that the updated version is more streamlined, intuitive and easier to use, while providing a better reading experience to those browsing looks.  I’m personally making a concerted effort to add my “looks” of products that I tested, so they aren’t just residing deep within a review post.  I hope you’re consider sharing your beautiful looks with the community!

Features/Updates:

  • Breakdown into distinct steps
  • Select your featured photo/rotate photos
  • Error messages if a required field/step is missed
  • Full text editor
  • Streamlined tags
  • Added product search to include specific products used in a look
  • Tooltips for colors
  • Embed your YouTube tutorial
  • Added text editor to write out text tutorial (optional)
  • Preview submitted look
  • All descriptions/information about the look now in the content pane

We’ll be tackling expanding the wish list and vanity features in the upcoming weeks–we are striving to make massive improvements to the user and community aspects of the site as our next focus.  We will be working on incorporating our product search across both features, along with better “bulk” adding, sorting capabilities, printable versions, searching within your lists, notes, prioritization, updated user interface, and more.

P.S. — We’ll be clarifying that the last step is optional by adding “optional” (always miss something!) shortly!