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  • HautelookUp to 59% off MAC Cosmetics, includes eyeshadows, palettes, blushes, eyeliners, lipsticks, and more, ends 8/20.
  • Muse BeautyBuy any 2 Viseart eyeshadow palettes for $128 (plus get three Esum eyeshadow brushes), ends 8/21.
  • Sephora4X points for Rouges (early access 8/11), 3X points for VIBs, and 2X points for BIs on all purchases, starts 8/11 and ends 8/19.

2017 Readers’ Choice Awards: Nominate Your Favorites Now!

It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to nominate your favorite products and brands from 2016 as well as your all-time favorite formulas. We have tried to make it easier for readers as well as on our end when it comes to compiling nominees. You can start typing your favorite brand or product, and it will suggest what you’re looking for using our product database, but as always, you can write-in your favorites as well. All of the nominations will be compiled and the top 10-15 (depending on how many ties there are) will make the voting ballot. You do not have to nominate for every category; fill in as many categories as you wish to participate in.

  • Nominations: December 20th, 2016 through January 3rd, 2017 10AM PST.
  • Voting: January 6th, 2017 through January 12th, 2017 10AM PST.
  • Results: January 17th, 2017

Nominations are now closed.

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Best Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow

Here’s a look at the best Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows 🙂

01

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller

PPermanent. $9.99/0.06 oz.

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "true yellow gold with a foiled finish." Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

02. Makeup Geek Untamed

Makeup Geek Untamed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright coppery orange with warm undertones and a foiled finish warm coppery bright orange." Read full review.

A

03. Makeup Geek Take Two

Makeup Geek Take Two Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark, olive green with warm, golden undertones and a nearly metallic sheen. Read full review.

A

04. Makeup Geek Showtime

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "rusty brown with warm undertones." Read full review.

A

05. Makeup Geek Mesmerized

Makeup Geek Mesmerized Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "deep medium taupe with strong purple undertones." Read full review.

A

06. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "true brightened warm copper." Read full review.

A-

07. Makeup Geek Daydreamer

Makeup Geek Daydreamer Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light lilac purple with cool undertones and a foiled finish cool light lilac purple." Read full review.

A-

08. Makeup Geek Sorcery

Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark, bluish gray with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

09. Makeup Geek Grandstand

Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones." Read full review.

A-

10. Makeup Geek Jester

Makeup Geek Jester Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright mossy green with slight gold undertones." Read full review.

A-

11. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight

Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "soft pink with coral undertones." Read full review.

A-

12. Makeup Geek Magic Act

Makeup Geek Magic Act Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light gold with yellow undertones." Read full review.

A-

13. Makeup Geek Masquerade

Makeup Geek Masquerade Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright medium plum with warm undertones and a foiled finish bright warm plum." Read full review.

A-

14. Makeup Geek High Wire

Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "medium silver with subtle blue undertones medium silver with hint of blue." Read full review.

A-

15. Makeup Geek Legend

Makeup Geek Legend Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, orangey undertones and a metallic sheen. Read full review.

A-

16. Makeup Geek Curtain Call

Makeup Geek Curtain Call Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. Read full review.

A-

17. Makeup Geek Whimsical

Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light silvery pink with a foiled finish frosted silvery pale pink." Read full review.

B+

18. Makeup Geek Starry Eyed

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light champagne beige with slight pink undertones and a foiled finish." Read full review.

B+

19. Makeup Geek Fantasy

Makeup Geek Fantasy Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "int green with a foiled finish frosty mint green." Read full review.

B+

20. Makeup Geek Pegasus

Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "light, bright aqua with a foiled finish intensely bright light aqua." Read full review.

B+

21. Makeup Geek Charmed

Makeup Geek Charmed Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "muted silvery light olive with taupe undertones and a foiled finish." Read full review.

B+

22. Makeup Geek Center Stage

Makeup Geek Center Stage Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright royal blue." Read full review.

B+

23. Makeup Geek Nostalgic

Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. Read full review.

B+

24. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "bright amethyst purple." Read full review.

B

25. Makeup Geek Houdini

Makeup Geek Houdini Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a "deep emerald teal green." Read full review.

B

Glossover Breakdown

88%

Average Score
A
16
B
11
C
2
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
7.5
application
5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
7.5
application
5
Total
89%

Reader Reviews

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4.1
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2

Based on 2 Reviews, 27 Quick Reviews

The Good: Creamy (13), Buttery (10), Great Value (10), Easy To Apply (9), Smooth (7), Blendable (6), Crease-resistant (3), Long-wearing (3), Travel-friendly (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (15), Buildable (4), Sheer (1)

The Bad: Fades (7), Creases (6), Hard To Apply (5), Powdery (2), Fall Out (1)

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The Good: Creamy (13), Buttery (10), Great Value (10), Easy To Apply (9), Smooth (7), Blendable (6), Crease-resistant (3), Long-wearing (3), Travel-friendly (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (15), Buildable (4), Sheer (1)

The Bad: Fades (7), Creases (6), Hard To Apply (5), Powdery (2), Fall Out (1)

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2016: The Tale of the New Logo & Updated Design

Oooh, something looks a little different! After blogging for 10 years, it was time for a fresh look and feel! Our new logo was designed by the very talented Tara Esposito (highly recommend her; she was fantastic to work with, creative, and even the initial comps were all logos I could have seen used). From there, we spent the last three months working on an updated design with a lot of changes to the code itself. The redesign process was focused on two aspects: 1) improving the user experience on mobile (and small devices), and 2) improving consistency across style and elements across the site. Temptalia is a lot more than just a blog, and we recognize that it can be completely overwhelming, especially for readers who are newer to the site!

For mobile, we tried to address the following: 1) more important information within the first screen as much as possible, 2) reduce scrolling, 3) minimize unnecessary space on left/right/top/bottom to maximize what you see one each screen. When it came to consistency in styling, it was primarily about using the same terminology more consistently throughout the site along with simplifying product badges and then using different sizes. It was also about further prioritizing what actions are available and where, and being more in sync about what pieces of information are most important on the blog, compared to the Dupe List or the Foundation Matrix.

As always, please let us know of any errors either in this post or if it seems like a larger issue, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Nick at nick[at]temptalia.com.

Below, I’ll discuss some of the larger changes made:

Thank you for 10 years of support, here’s to another 10!

Can you believe it’s been 10 years? If you had told me 10 years ago that this is where I would be, this is where the blog would be, I would have looked at you like you were crazy!  This post is rather long, so for those who immediately think, “TLDR?” — thank you very much for being along with me on this journey and for your support!

I have had the honor and privilege of being part of the beauty blogging community since its early days and seeing it grow from more text-only blogs to the deeply interactive, creative spaces that they can be today. I have seen the change in how brands and retailers interact with bloggers (and now, other social media influencers) from when brands only worked with top ten online media to seeing brands continually evolve their influencer strategies across platforms and influencers with better ways to measure than purely the size of one’s following. There are more ways than ever before to find and engage with beauty lovers around the globe–one of my favorite places these days is Reddit’s MakeupAddiction community, which has given me a boost in enthusiasm since joining–that have made my joy and passion for makeup more enriching, personal, and enjoyable.

With Gratitude

I believe that Temptalia’s longevity and success are due to the strength and positivity of our community of readers, first and foremost, because without the support of readers, we really would not be where we are today. It is the enduring readership, engagement, and word-of-mouth (or click, in the digital space) that has given the blog a strong foundation to stand on. This belief is why I feel so strongly about being as candid as possible in my reviews, because my reviews are for my readers; they are not to win brands over or to convince you to buy something you didn’t need in the first place. They are intended to help you make better, smarter purchases; to have a better idea of what the product is like and does and whether that’s something that works for you. They are intended to take down the hype and buzz a notch and ground the product in reality. Starting from readers always helps me make better decisions in the long-run, so I thank you for reading, but I thank you for providing me the strength to make difficult choices about what directions to take because they have made me a better, more honest, more confident person, period. You earn trust, and you have to keep earning it to maintain; it is not something you want to lose because it can be near-to-impossible to earn it back. I am so humbled to have you believe in me, and to trust in my reviews, when I know the community at large has had issues with transparency and disclosure over the last five years.

There will never be an adequate way to thank you all for what you have done for me. I have grown-up blogging, I have moved from teenager to new adult to a total grown-up with grown-up responsibilities, like retirement savings, estate plans, and life insurance. You were there when Mellan, my furriest of family members, entered my life and changed it irrevocably. You were there when I graduated college, when I graduated graduate school. You were there when my husband proposed to me (quite literally, as he proposed on the blog!), and later, when I got married. You have provided not just me, but my husband and my brother-in-law (and so a smaller extent, my mother and my sister) enduring jobs. My husband has been working behind-the-scenes at Temptalia since it started, as he was already a web designer at the time!

Your esteem of me, your trust, and your support have shaped me over the last 10 years into the person I am today. I am so lucky and so grateful to be able to have a dream job: one that I am passionate about doing, one that I can do well, and one that gives me what I need to live a good life. A few years ago, my mom had our logo embroidered in silk, and it was a housewarming gift for our first home. It hung there, and it continues to hang in my second home, because whatever home I live is the home that Temptalia built. Thank you so much for giving me a home; both figuratively and literally–a reason for being, a place to share my passion, a place where my skills are useful, and a place to keep my family warm. Thank you so, so very much.

Second place finish, of course, goes to my family and friends who have supported me over the years. My mother, who is my role model in all things, is both responsible for my commitment to readers and honesty but also helping me build Temptalia as a brand and as a business. Her experience has been invaluable to me, and her advice, her fielding of negotiations when I first started, helped to set the stage for success behind the scenes. I more recently learned that my own mom’s work ethic flows from my grandmother, who just recently gave me the advice to do as much and as well as I can today, while I’m young, which was music to a work-a-holic’s ears! I was and continue to be lucky to have my family, extended family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins that have supported blogging, that have looked at it with admiration and not disdain, that never said makeup was frivolous or unworthy of pursuit. I’m pretty sure that of all my family members, my dad actually reads and keeps up with the blog the most, which is so endearing. My sister always asks me for more business cards, because she apparently distributes them at a rate of 50x faster than I do!

To my husband, who has been there for me for the last 11 years: thank you for your support, your faith in me, and your love. I could not ask for a more supportive and understanding partner in life or in work. He has been in the background of the blog since it started, and he laid a lot of the groundwork for features like The Dupe List, Swatch, Gallery, Foundation Matrix, and so forth. He is actually now responsible for what we call “new development,” where he has built other sites that he now designs and creates content for (his site actually gets more pageviews than Temptalia now!).

To Mellan, my labrador love: for an example of living life with only optimism, there is no better example than Mellan. He is a happy dog, one that plays like he’s still a puppy, and one that always brings a smile to my face if I am having a down moment. He also lets me talk his ears off, and he never interrupts or tells me to be quiet!

To my brother-in-law, Nick, who has become the lead behind development for Temptalia in the last couple of years: he is like a magic coding genie; I say, “I want XYZ” and he never makes it sound impossible. I tell him where a pain point is in my review process, and he looks for ways to alleviate the bottleneck. I appreciate his willingness to learn, his ability to take direction and switch on and off tasks as priorities change, and always finding creative solutions when we are faced with a technical problem!

Reflecting on the Journey, So Far

I’m not someone who looks back that often; I am surprisingly a present person–I plan for the future but I very much live my life day-to-day and focus on achieving short-term goals while having a larger picture sketched out. I thought today would be a good time to reflect on the past and share some of those reflections with you, my dearest readers, as so many of you have been here from the beginning but so many of you have joined me along the way.

I’m no stranger to the internet nor producing content online, and I’ve spent a large amount of my free time on the internet since I was 13, when AOL was the big thing (in fact, I still use AIM to chat with friends and family!). Few know this at this point, but I used to make ‘zines through AOL, and I had two that I sent daily for years (years!), which I really think set-up my ability to maintain a daily blog through the years. (Fun fact: this why there are regular “columns” like question of the day, hit list, rant and rave; they are all concepts I used in my past ‘zines.) I have, effectively, been making and distributing free content for over half my life! It is funny as when I was younger and doing the whole ‘zine thing, spending that much time online made you a loser, but now, I feel like so many of us have our lives intertwined with the internet and social media that the cool thing is to have a strong internet presence! I officially quit ‘zines when I graduated high school and went to college, thinking I would not be able to balance the two (and feeling like it was time to move on, to some degree).

As an adult, I understand more of what my mom has always said to me – that her dream retirement is not to do nothing but to have a second career (one she has always thought about) as a college professor (which she has already achieved, though I’m pretty sure she works harder and more hours than she did in her first career). In college, I was so, so bored. The concept of free time was foreign to me, and I had too much of it. I got two part-time jobs, I took extra classes, and I still felt like something was missing. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup growing up, so when I went away to college, that’s when I really discovered and had a chance to play and experiment with it myself. I fell in love with MAC Pigments, and it led me to participate in the mac_cosmetics community on Livejournal. It was exactly what I was looking for; it was a something, a hobby, anything that I felt a real passion and delight in–and it was makeup.

The first posts on Temptalia were published on October 3rd, 2006, and they were really setting up an archive of makeup looks I had already shared with mac_cosmetics. The first review ever published was for MAC Formal Black (October 21st, 2006). There was no long-term goal for the blog when it started; it was meant to be a place to easily archive my looks, tutorials, and post the occasional review/swatches. I didn’t know anything blogging back then, and beauty blogging was definitely in its infancy–it was still the “wild, wild west” so-to-speak. It wasn’t until January 2007 that I started to post more regularly, and I got closer to daily blogging by May 2007.

I know the exact tipping point that turned Temptalia from a casual blogging affair to something more: MAC reached out to me in July 2007! Me! Little ol’ me! As a huge, huge fan of MAC (it was the only brand I purchased at the time), being recognized and contacted by their team (thank you Heather!) was incredible. I interviewed Dita Von Teese a few months later, I attended my first press dinner (with MAC) for San Francisco Fashion Week. The idea that my blog was being taken seriously by the very company I was most passionate about made it real; made it a THING! It made me take blogging a lot more seriously, even if I definitely had no expectations that it would be a career or even a part-time job at that point. By Semptember 2007, I was pretty much blogging daily, if not multiple times per day. This is where a lot of the format of Temptalia that you see today started taking shape; the first Temptalia Asks You went live in September 2007. (Fun fact: There have been 3,270 Temptalia Asks You posts to date.) By June 2008, I was posting between five and six times a day, which is the current level I post today, and since then, that’s what I’ve done. I think I have missed one day, possibly a question of the day still went up, when I was sick with the swine flu (I’ve never been that sick before; I could barely move) since moving to a daily schedule!

We have done some really cool things (well, obviously, I think we have!) over the years, like creating The Dupe List, Swatch, Gallery, and Foundation Matrix. We have improved on these things greatly over the last few years in particular, as the system of products has its own database so everything is intertwined, which makes everyone’s life better.

A Temptalia Timeline

  • November 2007 — First Annual Temptalia Awards
  • January 25, 2008 — WWD names Temptalia one of ten hottest beauty blogs
  • February 25, 2008 — Magellan is announced
  • November 15, 2008 — Beyond Beauty Look Compilation eBook
  • February 25, 2009 — New logo
  • April 20, 2009 — Best Beauty Blog, Glam Media
  • June 5, 2009 — Temptalia Gallery (predecessor of the Swatch Gallery)
  • July 24, 2009 — Top Beauty Blog (out of 50), Konector
  • January 23, 2010 — Foundation Matrix Born
  • January 31, 2010 — Newsletter started
  • June 28, 2010 — The Dupe List launches
  • July 16, 2010 — Revlon features Editor’s Choice Logo on False Eyelashes
  • April 5, 2011 — The Glossover introduced
  • May 19, 2011 — Swatch Gallery
  • May 30, 2011 — MAC x Temptalia, Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow
  • October 8, 2011 — Foundation Matrix 1.5
  • December 24, 2011 — Shaun proposed on the blog
  • August 16, 2012 — First major direct campaign (Sephora Color Vision)
  • May 3, 2013 — MyTemptalia Launches
  • August 2013 — Illamasqua features Editor’s Choice Logo on Nail Varnishes
  • November 21, 2013 — Foundation Matrix 2.0
  • February 7, 2014 — The Dupe List 2.0
  • February 7, 2014 — Christine Mielke, Editor, listed as 50 Most Influential People in Beauty by WWD
  • August 7, 2015 — MyTemptalia 2.0
  • February 26, 2016 — Foundation Matrix 3.0
  • May 2016 — The Dupe List 3.0 / Swatch Gallery 3.0
  • October 2016 — 10 Years

Thank you for your support, and here’s hoping for another 10 years we can be proud of!

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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