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Monday, November 17th, 2014

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipstick
MAC Carmine Rouge Lipstick

MAC Carmine Rouge Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “clean true red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium red with subtle, cool undertones (leans a little pink-ish) and a satin finish. There’s enough of a sheen that it doesn’t look fully matte to me, though it wears down after about an hour and a half into wear. The color lasted for five hours in total, and it was somewhat drying over time. The consistency was lightly creamy and didn’t drag when applied. Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is more matte, darker. MAC Ruby Woo (LE) is more matte (lip pencil). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $16.00) is pinker. MAC Ruby (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is glossier. Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $34.00) is similar. MAC Glam (DC, $16.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Light English Red Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sheer beige red [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a light sheen and very, very soft gold shimmer. It had semi-sheer color coverage and lightened the natural color of my lips and brought out the pink tones to it, but if you have redder lips naturally, it may look more different applied. The consistency has a light slip and emollient quality to it, and it goes on easily without tugging on the lips. It seems to wear away after two hours of wear, and it was slightly drying after wearing it twice in a row. MAC Snapdragon (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Bobbi Brown Pink Flush (LE, $25.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. MAC Feed the Senses (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC Dreaminess (P, $22.00) is lighter, more opaque. MAC Vivid Imagination (LE, $16.00) is more opaque. Guerlain Rose Piquant (LE, $51.00) is glossier. Burberry Tulip Pink (P, $30.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Orchid Pink (LE, $23.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, November 17th, 2014

Clinique Online

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Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What do you do with makeup you don’t like or no longer use? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMy answer as a regular consumer would be to pass along to friends or donate (it is harder to find a place that will take tested or used products). As a blogger, I do keep products I don’t like personally or don’t expect to wear often (if at all), but some things (MAC products, for example), I keep for future reference/dupes and the like. I usually donate products twice a year (especially hair care, skin care, foundations) and pass on some things (like a used lipstick) to friends/family.

Thanks to reader Johnna for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

It’s getting colder in my part of the world, though hardly cold (to anyone but a Californian, that is), but with the thought of chilly days, I’m reminded me of the upcoming wintry months. How about a look at some fun shades of silver? I wanted to curate a range from light and bright to darker, moodier silvers (that almost look gray).

  1. Inglot #447 — a bright, metallic silver
  2. NARS Interstellar — a cream eyeliner/eyeshadow in silver
  3. Make Up For Ever ME 116 — a light-medium silver
  4. Makeup Geek Mercury — a bluish-silver-gray
  5. Urban Decay S&M — a dark, silvery gray

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

By the way, are there any lists you’d love to see created?

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been so far? Have you been relaxing or been busy doing fun things? Have been having a bit o’ relaxation on my end playing the new World of Warcraft expansion, which is a treat for me ;) For the Horde!

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Burberry Oxblood No. 214 Lip Mist
Burberry Oxblood No. 214 Lip Mist

Burberry Oxblood No. 214 Lip Mist ($33.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish berry with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage–a lot more than the “subtle hint of color” described (though they allude to more buildable color, as they give a tip to apply “twice for stronger colour”), which may be a happy problem for some to have. It lasted for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating. This shade is also available in the permanent range, just in regular packaging. NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is similar. YSL Exquisite Plum (22) (P, $34.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Burberry Gold No. 217 Lip Mist ($33.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light, subtly warm-toned beige with faint gold shimmer and a glossy shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage; the base color gave my lips a lighter, more beige-hue with some shimmer. The color pulled into lip lines shortly after applying, and it worsened as it wore. The color only wore well for two and a half hours. It was comfortable to wear during that time, though. Tom Ford Beauty Solar Gold (LE, $49.00) is less glossy. MAC Altered Beige (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Guerlain Sous Le Vent (P, $35.00) is less golden. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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