Hard to review a product I both love and hate. The color is an unassuming ‘office wear’ color that can be described as ‘my lips but better’ shade. For me it was a lipstick that made my face brighter and livelier without any effort–color is a browned rose or as Benefit describes it “cinnamon-rose” in a creme finish w/o shimmer or sparkle. On me it…[Read more]

Good multitasking product–cheek or lip stain in a see through bottle, reminds me of a nail polish packaging complete w/ a brush applicator under the screw top. Formula is essentially a rose-water scented liquid in a deep pinky-red color that gives a natural looking flush to the cheeks. Shimmer free, it looks very ‘no-makeup’, as in ‘I just…[Read more]

This a product you either love or hate–which one will depend on the climate of where you happen to live, or season of the year in temperate regions. Wax based formula is very temperature dependent in how well it performs: in summer time it glides on and melts into skin performing as it should–brightening and highlighting (with subtle shimmer).…[Read more]

First things first, I have combination skin and no eyeshadow last on me—good primer is essential to any eye makeup. “Stay Don’t Stray” fell in my hands as a sample in a mini sized ‘gloss’ tube, complete with small but functional doe foot wand. Formula had a distinct concealer-like tint that was a touch too dark (and orange) on my pale skin;…[Read more]

Hi Christine, just a quick thank you for your patience and understanding–with nearly unlimited color variations and copious amounts of blending involved in any look, it’s easy to get lost among the simple words […]

I’m so sorry, but doesn’t the caption in this post for the same ‘look’ image say “Urban Decay Bender Eyeshadow (in crease)”?

Regardless, Peace is the color I was wandering about, so all is well in the end. I am […]

Kate Somerville products balance on a fine line between amazing and overpriced. I have only tried Anti-bac lotion and Eradi-Kate (sp?) drying lotion (both worked for me and both have similar and more affordable […]

…so is it Radium or Peace ? (http://www.temptalia.com/urban-decay-peace-eyeshadow-review-photos-swatches#more-116033)…because it looks like the ‘look’ image is identical (note the brow hairs, lol) for both […]

Lovely color coordination in this ‘kaleidoscope’, Oyster looks like a warmer cousin of Vex by MAC, and Saphire is just stunning in the pan–it reminds me of semi-precious stone Lapis Lazuli, those golden flecks […]

Very nice, but I am much more intrigued by the ‘perfect shade of blue’ eyeshadow I see on the lid in the bottom photo. Is this another UD eyeshadow? And what is that finish? I am not a fan of frosts or high shine […]

Great all around mascara for everyday–big fat brush, no clumping, rich dark color–Bad, Bad Black. It does not last for 15 hours but it doesn’t melt on my skin either. Dry formula leaves lashes full and stiff so its prone to minor flaking by end of day. An issue at multiple coats or if I to touch my eyelashes when using eye-drops.
For me Opulash…[Read more]

Great natural looking mascara, leaves lashes soft and defined. Not for oily types, as it does smudge big time on my combination skin. Higher end version of Maybelline’s Full and Soft–both are great products, just not for me.
Big brush applicator is densely packed and works great on long eyelashes–no clumps, no spider eyelashes here. Smooth…[Read more]

Great twist up eyebrow pencil, med-hard formula, Spiked is a great color for olive/tan complexions w/ dark eyebrows. Color is “rich brunette”; on me it looks similar to Coquette e/s, neutral brown, dark but not stark–very natural results, great for newbies. Long wearing, easy to use and no sharpening needed.
Price is steep for 0.09 g of product,…[Read more]

My MAC 226 was purchased at Macy’s during MAC Me Over collection; it bears a “FRANCE” engraving on the handle and looks different from my standard issue MAC 217 (made in “JAPAN”). Tapered shape is perfect, but quality doesn’t equal the $26+ I paid for scruffy looking, and not so soft brush.
Stray hairs of varied thickness and length are pocking…[Read more]

Great clear primer for eyeshadow, works on my fairly oily lids. Works well as base for filling in eyebrows too (I use MAC Coquette e/s). I find it less drying then Urban Decay Potion, and prefer the light texture as well as velvet-soft finish–looks and feels like skin, shadows blend more easily, no creasing w/ powder or cream formulas. A must…[Read more]

Lovely eyeshadow formula, generous amount in a practical package. Very finely-milled matte black. I personally bought this to use as an eyeliner. For me it is a true charcoal black in a very soft formula w/o silicone, mineral oil, or glitter (sensitive eyes).
The downside–buttery soft eyeshadow in a large pan is fragile and susceptible to…[Read more]

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