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Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Beige Gold Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Beige Gold Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Beige Gold Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Beige Gold Rich Lip Color ($23.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “pale nude with golden pearl.” It’s a pale, subtly warmed champagne-nude shimmer lipstick. MAC Annelie is more metallic, lighter. NYX Fortune Cookie is frostier and lighter. MAC To Joy is pinker.

Of the shades released in the Rose Gold collection, Beige Gold is the least pigmented–it’s more like a heavily-dosed shimmer finish with less underlying color. You get semi-sheer to semi-opaque color, and there’s an overall lightening of the natural lip color with plenty of shimmer. This shade only hung on for two and a half hours, which is rather short, though not entirely unexpected, given its light coloring. Because of the higher shimmer content, it didn’t glide on easily as the other shades, which tend to be creamier. Unfortunately, this shade doesn’t deliver on the Rich Lip Color promises of a long-wearing, moisturizing, and full color formula.

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Bobbi Brown Beige Gold Rich Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

C-
The lipstick isn't awful nor does it feel like a C- lipstick, but it falls short of nearly every selling point of the Rich Lip Color formula, and so it doesn't live up to the brand's claims.

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

3.5/5

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Saturday, March 17th, 2012


St. Patrick’s Day Nails & Manicures

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Monday, February 27th, 2012

Temptalia Asks You


What do you pack in your travel makeup bag? Share yours!

Temptalia's AnswerThese are usually products that accompany me on trips, though not always and often with additional one-timers: Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette, Benefit Sugarbomb, Le Metier de Beaute Echo, MAC Espresso, Guerlain Les Voilettes, Cle de Peau #2 Lipgloss.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

MAC Budding Love Lipglass
MAC Budding Love Lipglass / Force of Love Lipglass

MAC Chen Man Love & Water Collection: Lipglasses

There are two limited edition MAC Lipglasses ($14.50 for 0.17 fl. oz.) in the new Love & Water Collection: Budding Love (pale lavender) and Force of Love (vivid honeysuckle pink). They, obviously, coordinate with the lipsticks–the descriptions are even the same.

Budding Love is a softly blue-based milky pink with soft white and pink shimmer. Because it’s a milkier shade, it does settle into lip lines and doesn’t always look perfectly even once applied. MAC Enchantee is very similar but streakier and has no shimmer. MAC Infinitely Likeable is a yellower pink. MAC Viva Glam Gaga is a bit lighter. MAC English Accents is pinker.

Force of Love is a yellow-based medium-dark pink with white sparkle. It has semi-opaque color coverage with some settling into lip lines. Chanel Pink Pulsion is darker, less opaque. MAC Electro Lush is darker. MAC If It’s Pink… is brighter, more fuchsia. Chanel Pink Teaser is similar but has gold shimmer.

MAC Lipglasses are a sticky, thick gloss, so they have a tendency to wear for four hours.  They’re vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.  I’m not a big fan of this formula when the shade is more pastel, as it tends to settle or have a streaky application, which was the case with Budding Love, though it’s not the worst I’ve seen.  Force of Love has less coral in it compared to the coordinating lipstick, so if you layer this gloss over the lipstick, you’ll pull out more of the pink tones.

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MAC Chen Man Love & Water Collection: Lipglasses Review, Photos, Swatches

B
Budding Love settles noticeably into lip lines because of its lighter but more opaque color--it would be better over a lipstick than worn alone. Force of Love can be worn alone or paired with another product as there is a lot less settling.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Angel Pink Rich Color Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Angel Pink Rich Color Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Angel Pink Rich Color Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Angel Pink Rich Color Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described simply as “a soft pink.” If you’re not familiar with this particular gloss formula, it’s supposed to yield “the full color coverage of a lipstick” with “the shine of a gloss” while feeling like a balm when worn. It’s also supposed to “moisturize, condition, and last throughout the day without feathering.”

Angel Pink is a warm, yellow-toned medium pink with a glossy shine. The color itself is creamy and mostly opaque, though because of its creamier finish, it does settle into lip lines slightly. The only gloss that seemed a bit similar was MAC Tour de Fabulous, which is a bit less pink and has lots of shimmer. It did remind me of a yellow-toned version of NYX Stella. Chanel Empire is pinker and darker.

Bobbi Brown gets a lot of things right with this gloss formula–it’s as opaque as it’s supposed to be, has a healthy shine as a gloss ought to, and feels comfortable when worn.  I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say it’s like a lip balm, because it has a slicker, more slippery texture–more akin to your average non-sticky lipgloss.  It lasts between four and five hours on me, but it is a good moisturizing gloss.  My lips never feel dry after wearing it, even if I’ve stretched the wear to six hours.  This formula is mint-scented but has no real taste.

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Bobbi Brown Angel Pink Rich Color Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
There are many things to love about this formula; it's moisturizing, wears well, feels nice on, and gives opaque color coverage. The only downside is the creaminess that does cause some color to settle into lip lines.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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