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.

Sponsored: HSN x Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection Debuts

HSN x Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection

HSN is celebrating the movie release of Alice Through the Looking Glass–in theatres May 27th–in a big way!  You’ll find Urban Decay’s entire themed collection, featuring an Eyeshadow Palette ($60) and five lipsticks ($18 each), which we reviewed a couple of weeks ago–Iracebeth Lipstick was the top-rated of the launch–along with nail lacquers by OPI ($10 each) and even a decadent compact mirror by AMEDEO ($169.95).  You can also tune in to the Beauty Report tonight at 7PM EST for a special look of these products!

Better yet, if you’ve never shopped HSN before, you can get $20 off your next order of $40 or more with code 169087.

If you dig the aesthetic of Alice Through the Looking Glass, you’ll also find tons of themed treats from fashion to jewelry to accessories as HSN has teamed up with designers like Heidi Daus, Giuliana Rancic, and Vince Camuto! Below are some highlights from the launch, but you can see the full list of offerings here 🙂

Sponsored: Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Launches + Swatches

Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation
Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation

AdvertisementShiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation ($45.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is the brand’s newest foundation. It’s supposed to be a “smart, oil-free, long-lasting” formula with “medium, buildable coverage” and a “modern matte, natural finish” that is “undetectable” on the skin. Check out swatches below or use the Foundation Matrix to find your equivalent shade in Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid.

Shiseido also updated their shade names to be more intuitive than their B/I/O names. When we partnered with Shiseido to swatch and photograph their newest range, we also went through other, current existing foundations to cross-reference and match everything up. The Rose shades correspond with the B shades (pinker undertones); the Neutral shades to the I shades (more neutral undertones); the Golden shades to the O shades (yellower undertones). Neutral 5 will be available in July.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid

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Sponsored: QVC & St. Tropez Giveaway!

QVC & St. Tropez Giveaway
QVC & St. Tropez Giveaway

From April 1st through April 30th, QVC has a special, promotional price on the newest gradual self-tanner from St. Tropez–just in time for summer. The St. Tropez Gradual Tinted Body Lotion (Set of 2 for $39.96) is described as a “sheer, skin-perfecting coverage for a golden, sun-kissed glow that gradually builds” that “visually perfects skin with a touch of bronze to blur imperfections and illuminate skin tone while quickly absorbing for a soft powdery finish that does not transfer on to clothes.”

And! We’ve partnered with QVC to give away two sets to two lucky Temptalia readers! 🙂 Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Sponsored: Beautiful Gifts for Your Wish List at Macy’s

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Anastasia Lustrous Lip Gloss Set ($40.00) includes eight full-sized lipglosses, so it is a tremendous value! The glosses are an assortment of shimmers and creams, some semi-sheer and some totally opaque. The formula was a real surprise hit for me! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00) comes in two versions, Gilded Honey (gold) and Ballerina (rose gold), and both are fantastic, but I am partial to Ballerina myself. I keep both in my “holy grail” drawer, which is what I tend to wear when I have a non-testing day! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Inglot Freedom System + Eyeshadows ($7.00 per eyeshadow) have a limited selection now available online through Macy’s ! Whether you’re giving or receiving, a custom palette has that special touch of being personalized and you can give careful thought to the recipient when creating it. Inglot’s Pearl eyeshadows are my favorite of their finishes, but their Mattes are nice, too! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Laura Mercier Matte-to-Metal Caviar Stick Collection ($58.00) has become a set I look forward to each holiday season! The Caviar Sticks are creamy, jumbo eye pencils that can be used alone or as an eyeshadow base. They apply easily without tugging, last a long time on their own, and are shimmery enough to add depth but not too frosted. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Clarins Fix’ Makeup Refreshing Mist ($27.00) is a setting spray that is supposed to refresh as well as prolong the wear of your makeup–and it does! This was a savior whenever I was out and about during the summer, and what I really liked about it was that it was also comfortable to wear and didn’t feel like I put anything on my face.

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Origins Your Perfect World Set ($52.00) is a nice way to try out the Perfect World range, which is one of my go-tos. I’m a huge fan of Origins skincare, as I find it works well for my skin and doesn’t over-promise on claims. I’m actually half-way through my fourth or fifth A Perfect World SPF 25 jar! (Read reviews.)

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Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00) is a new formula that Bobbi Brown launched this year that features a really creamy, rich consistency that applies smoothly and is quite pigmented. The shade range has some real hits, like Soft Berry and Neutral Rose. (Read reviews or see swatches.)

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Philosophy Season of Sparkle Set ($27.00) includes three 6 oz. bottles of holiday scents. I’m a long-time fan of philosophy shower gels (they’re basically the only body wash I use!), and the holiday scents are typically my favorite. The best part? Lots and lots of scents of smaller sizes, which come in an easier-to-squeeze tube (softer plastic than the 16 oz. bottles) AND I can try more scents as it takes awhile to get through a full-size bottle. (Read reviews.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Estee Lauder Be Envied Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Set ($37.50) features four shades from one of my favorite lipstick formulas! It’s a great way to try without purchasing them individually (you’re getting four shades to try for a little more than the price of one shade, though these are not full-sized, of course!). (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Temptalia's Holiday Gift Guide

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush ($22.00) is one of my favorite blush formulas, because the finish is luminous–glowing but not frosted, natural and never flat. I love shades like Peach Pop, Ginger Pop, and Cola Pop! (Read reviews or see swatches.)

Macy’s Friends & Family sale is going on now where you can save 25% off with code FRIEND! With an $85+ purchase, you can receive a free 4-piece plate set, plus free shipping, through 12/5.

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