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  • Bergdorf GoodmanReceive a gift with any Beauty purchase of $275 or more , ends 1/29.
  • DermStore20% off sitewide with code DSNEWYOU, ends 1/17.
  • Sephora10% off for VIB/VIB Rouges with code V436CB, one-time use per year (valid each year you reach or renew your VIB status), ends 12/31.

Sneak Peek: Viseart Petit Pro Palette Photos & Swatches

01/09

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro (01) Petit Pro Palette

Viseart Petit Pro Palette ($30.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features eight miniature-sized eyeshadows. It’s available now through Muse Beauty Pro, and it will be available at other retailers in February.

Viseart Petit Pro

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This Week’s Sales for January 9th, 2016

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Retailer Sales/Deals

  • AlgenistReceive a complimentary POWER Trio, a $75 value, with any purchase $150+ with code POWERUP, ends 1/13.
  • b-glowing
    • 20% off Lipstick Queen orders of $60+ with code 20LIPSTICKQUEEN, ends 1/18.
    • 20% off Stila orders of $60+ with code 20STILA, ends 1/18.
    • 20% off T3 orders of $60+ with code 20T3, ends 1/18.
  • bareMineralsReceive a 5-piece Mystery Gift ($43 value) with $60 purchase + free shipping on all orders, ends 1/17.
  • bareMinerals UKGet on the beauty list and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase, ends 1/26.
  • Benefit (UK)Free delivery on any order over £40 at Benefit, ends 10/03.
  • BH CosmeticsFree Angled Definer brush with $20+ order of brow products with code BROWLOVE, ends 1/19.
  • Bobbi BrownFree Shipping + Smoke & Shine Beauty Bag with your $100+ order with code SKINGLOW, ends 1/12. Free Shipping + Pick 4 Minis with your $40+ order, ends 1/16.
  • ClarinsGet 7 samples FREE with ANY order, ends 1/13.
  • Clarins (Canada)Get a Free 4pc Gift PLUS Free Shipping with any $100 order with code NEWYOU17, ends 1/12.
  • Cle de PeauReceive a complimentary 3-pc gift with $100 purchase! Gift includes deluxe samples of: la crème, intensive fortifying emulsion, and hydro-clarifying lotion, ends 1/21.
  • CliniqueChoose a free 3-Step travel kit with any $35 purchase, ends 1/14.
  • DarphinAn 8 Piece Best Sellers Gift with your $100 Purchase with code BEST, ends 12/30.
  • DermStore20% off sitewide with code DSNEWYOU, ends 1/17.
  • DiorReceive a complimentary Dreamskin deluxe miniature with your first Dior.com order with code FIRSTDELUXE, ends 6/01.
  • Estee LauderDouble Wear Makeup To Go is now $22.50, with any Concealer purchase with code DWTOGO, ends 1/31.
  • Giorgio Armani BeautySign up for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Newsletter to Receive 10% off Your First Purchase, ends 1/01.
  • GlossierFREE TOTE BAG with purchase of Phase 1 Set, ends 1/12.
  • Kiehl'sEnjoy free ground shipping with your order of $35 or more with code SHIPNOW, ends 1/12.
  • Lancome15% off and up to 5 samples with code COMBO, ends 1/12. Enjoy 4 samples and free shipping with your order of $49 or more with code NEWYEAR, ends 1/31.
  • Lancome (Canada)Receive a FREE 4-pc Gift + Makeup Pouch ($149 value) with orders $65+ with code ABSOLUE, ends 1/15. Receive a FREE 7-pc Gift + Makeup Pouch ($156 value) with orders $65+ with code BIFACIL, ends 1/15.
  • MAC CosmeticsFree 2-day shipping with code MACEXP, ends 1/16.
  • Make Up For Ever2 for $19 Artist Plexi Gloss, 2 for $19 Artist Liner, $11 Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick, starts 11/25 and ends 11/30.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty15% of your first purchase with code WELCOME15, ends 3/31.
  • Neiman Marcus$50 off $200+ regular price purchase with code NEWYEAR, ends 1/14.
  • OriginsBuy one of our best selling moisturizers and get 3 must-have skincare essentials + a tote for free, ends 1/30.
  • Paula's Choice15% off sitewide, ends 1/17.
  • Perricone MDGet 40% OFF Neuropeptide Collection + free shipping & samples with code NEURO40, ends 1/15.
  • Sephora
    • Last hurrah sale, limited time only/while supplies last; a few, noteworthy items: Urban Decay Full Spectrum for $39, Urban Decay Electric for $24, Marc Jacobs Lip Set for $35, Make Up For Ever Artist Vol. 2 for $25, ends 1/10.
    • Receive a FREE Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel and Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum Sample Set with any $25 purchase with code RETEXTURE, ends 1/14.
    • Choose a Skin Detox deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code SKINDETOX, ends 1/14.
    • Receive a FREE Sunday Riley C.E.O. C+E antiOXIDANT VOLUME CREAM deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code THEBOSS, ends 1/19.
    • 2x points on skincare, online and in-store, ends 1/22.
    • Choose 1 of 2 COVER FX Perfect Setting Powder deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code PERFECTFX, ends 1/31.
    • Receive a FREE Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code SMOOTHEYE, ends 1/31.
    • Choose 1 of 2 SEPHORA COLLECTION Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr Wear Waterproof deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code EYECANDY, ends 1/31.
    • Choose 1 of 6 Skincare deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code PEAKSKIN, ends 1/31.
    • Receive an Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code THERMAL, ends 1/31.
    • Receive a sample bag of 12 moisture-packed beauty must-haves with $25+ purchase with code H2OGO, ends 1/31.
    • 10% off for VIB/VIB Rouges with code V436CB, one-time use per year (valid each year you reach or renew your VIB status), ends 12/31.
  • SmashboxFree deluxe sample 24 Hour Shadow Primer when you buy any full-size face primer, ends 1/29.
  • StilaFree Deluxe Size of Stila's Best-Selling Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca (a bestseller) with all $30+ Orders, ends 1/15.
  • TatchaReceive a complimentary bag filled with $100 worth of skincare products when you spend $100+ with code LUCK17, ends 1/18. Receive a complimentary Tatcha cosmetic pouch with your purchase of 3 travel-sized treasures, ends 3/31.
  • The Body Shop30% off customer favorites, ends 1/11. Buy 3, get 2 free, ends 1/15.
  • The Body Shop (Canada)Buy 3, get 2 free, plus 50% off select hand creams, ends 1/12. Buy 3, get 3 free, ends 1/16.
  • Ulta
    • 50% off Dermadoctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum, ends 1/10.
    • 50% off peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads, ends 1/10.
    • 50% off Tarte Maracuja Oil (travel size), ends 1/13.
    • 50% off Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, starts 1/16 and ends 1/16.
    • 50% off Exuviance Cleansers, starts 1/20 and ends 1/20.
    • Love Your Skin Event, daily deals on skincare brands here, ends 1/28.

Round-up: Makeup Geek Iconic Lipsticks

Makeup Geek Iconic Lipsticks
Makeup Geek Iconic Lipsticks

Here’s a look at the Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) shades I’ve reviewed. There were some winners, but there were some misses. Overall, the glossier shades were easier to wear than the more matte shades. The creamier shades were more comfortable, easier to apply, and looked better on the lips than some of the mattes. I think that while they are a more pigmented lipstick, a lot of them were semi-opaque to mostly opaque. I liked that some of the shades were more unique, and there seemed to be a decent mix of warm, cool, light and dark, but it was heavier on the mauve/plum family.

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Makeup Geek Marriage Material, Misfit, Urbanista Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Marriage Material

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture was mousse-like, airy and lightweight, and while it was quite pigmented, the actual consistency was grainy and seemed poorly mixed (in terms of ingredients). The color appeared “cracked” as the color pulled away from where my lip lines were, even though it did not dry down like a typical liquid lipstick. As the color wore on, I had more significant settling of the color into my lip lines, which made it appear more uneven overall. It lasted for four hours, left a pink stain behind, and my lips felt tight and drier after wearing it (but it did not feel dry while it was on)–almost raw at times.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw.

Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Marriage Material
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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Sneak Peek: MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Collection
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Collection is a new, limited edition collection that released online late last week. I have seen a lot of reactions from readers and the community, and I hope that readers will remember to be accepting and respectful of each other. Temptalia is a community that welcomes all individuals to come together to enjoy and discuss all things beauty. I invite discussion of the collection/collaboration when it is done respectfully.

On a personal note, I was extremely surprised (and disappointed) that there was no charitable initiative to go along with the launch (compared to the previous collaboration on Finally Free lipstick, which raised over a million dollars for the MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative) given the names used/theme of the collection and that the collection itself is described as a continuation of “her mission of sharing her transition with the world.”

If that charitable component was something you were hoping for, perhaps consider donating a portion (or more!) of what you might have spent on the collection to organizations like The Trevor Project and GLAAD.

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Collection

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