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Friday, July 10th, 2009

Urban Decay Fall 2009 Product Launches

Ink for Eyes ($22.00)

It’s everything you want in a cream eyeliner! More precise than a pencil, more forgiving than a liquid, this super-smooth formula offers more control, play time, and buildable coverage than your average liner. Create razor-sharp lines or smoky bedroom eyes… the creamy formula and double-ended applicator make it easy. Try the angled liner brush for precise details, or use the smudger for blending and drama. With such a wide variety of intriguing shades and ways to apply, you’re only limited by your imagination. (Cheesy, but true.)

  • Binge Midnight blue
  • Demolition Brown
  • Empire Eggplant
  • Loaded Deep green
  • Pyrotechnics Iridescent glitter, clear base
  • Zero Black

24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($16.00)

  • Paranoid Dark pinky nude
  • Wallflower Medium nude

Deluxe Eyeshadow ($18.00)

  • Freakshow Deep purple with red sheen (Shimmer)
  • Frigid Deep purple with blue sheen (Shimmer)
  • Ruthless Pale sandy taupe shimmer (Shimmer)

Lipstick ($22.00)

  • Confession Deep burgundy
  • Naked Creamy pink nude
  • Oil Slick Glossy black infused with microsparkle

Check out what new Primer Potions they’re adding — plus Surreal Skin! Continue reading →

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you consider yourself brand-loyal? Are you a one-brand kind of beauty buyer? Do you like to try all brands? Do you just stick a few?

Temptalia's Answer.

I used to be brand loyal, but now I find it near impossible! So many great brands and new products to try.

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Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Illamasqua Coming to Sephora July 21st

At long last, the uber-artistic Brit beauty brand Illamasqua is making its way to U.S. shores via yours truly — Sephora! (Who else did ya think?) As expected, in-the-know beauty junkies across the nation obsessed with the brand knew it was just a matter of time before their pretty wishes would come true. Known for their night time makeup and dark, artistic persona (think 1920′s Berlin), Illamasqua is all about individuality and, as they say, “finding your alter ego.” Expect the unexpected with this makeup line: emerald polishes, beyond swoopy false lashes, plum-black lip shades, and stage-worthy eye makeup in vivid, dance club-worthy colors. Think of it as your ultimate nighttime makeup brand. Shop the entire line July 21st on Sephora.com, or at our new Times Square store on July 30. It’ll also be available in more stores come Fall. Want a sneak peek? Check out these gorgeous looks we’re featuring on their Brand Boutique on Sephora.com. SO gorgeous, right? I am totally rockin’ those emerald digits and baby blue lashes. Sigh. Can’t wait.

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Thursday, July 9th, 2009


Smooth Merge Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection Review – Part 2

OVERALL, the mineralize blushes were smooth and soft in texture with soft sheens. They all felt pigmented without being overly intense. (Personally, I want a blush that is buildable but is never sheer–hey, I can be heavy handed, so ultra pigmented blushes are not my forte!) I think MAC did a good job of providing shades that are wearable for a range of skin tones, rather than all warm-toned or cool-toned. Some felt like they would work just as well on both cool and warm-toned folks, while others ran a bit warmer. I didn’t feel like any ran particularly cool, though.

Reference

Colour Craft: Colour | Official Information/Promo Photos
Colour Craft: Face | Official Information/Promo Photos
Temptalia Product Photos (Eyeshadows, Lipglasses, Lipsticks)
Temptalia Product Photos (Blushes and Mineralize Skinfinishes)
Swatches

The mineralize skinfinishes include five brand spankin’ new shades with just one repromote (Porcelain Pink). Again, keeping with the theme of the collection, these are smooth and soft in texture and have more of a soft sheen in finish than a glittery appearance. (Yay!) I don’t feel like any of these would earn the title “glitterbomb!” I also loved that Sunny By Nature was nearly matte in finish–really great to see something like that released. And of course, yay! for the repromotion of the 226!

Temptalia Recommendations

Must-Haves: Daft Pink, Hand-finish mineralize blushes; Sunny By Nature, Smooth Merge, Warm Blend mineralize skinfinishes

Nice-to-Haves: Cheek & Cheerful, Improvise mineralize blushes; Cheeky Bronze, Porcelain Pink mineralize skinfinishes

Skip: Triple Fusion mineralize skinfinish

See detailed, in-depth reviews of individual products… Continue reading →

Thursday, July 9th, 2009


Fashion Patch Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Colour Craft Collection Review – Part 1

OVERALL, the mineralize eyeshadow quads seem to have smoother, softer textures with more pigmented shades compared to previous mineralize eyeshdaow releases. Every year, mineralize collections sucker me in, even though I’ve never been a huge fan of the product line-up (particularly eyeshadows). This year is no different — lots of shades and combinations to choose from, with many wearable shades. There’s no instant-grab-your-attention-color like Sea & Sky, but the majority of the mineralize eyeshadows seem perfect for summer-wear.

Reference

Colour Craft: Colour | Official Information/Promo Photos
Colour Craft: Face | Official Information/Promo Photos
Temptalia Product Photos (Eyeshadows, Lipglasses, Lipsticks)
Temptalia Product Photos (Blushes and Mineralize Skinfinishes)
Swatches

The lipglasses were far more pigmented than spring’s Sugarsweet lipglasses were, though they’re not ultra opaque glosses either–just in case you thought they were. They’re semi-sheer glosses with some running sheerer and others feeling more opaque. The texture is similar to Sugarsweet lipglasses, which was semi-thin and not as sticky as traditional lipglass. I will never understand the increased prices on these, as regular lipglass is $14.00 for 0.17 oz. while these are $18.00 for 0.16 oz. The packaging holds fingerprints, it’s sharp, and the marbelized effect is a novelty (it doesn’t feel like it’s very functional). The lipsticks offered a good range of shades, and there are a few shades we haven’t seen before/not often, and that is always a welcome addition!

P.S. – This review is broken up into two parts, just because there is SO much to read and digest. I don’t want to get a bunch of tl;dr comments ;) The blushes/skinfinishes and brushes are up next!

Temptalia Recommendations

Must-Haves: Natural Flare, Fashion Patch mineralize eyeshadows; Eclectic Edge, Funky Fusion lipglasses; Madly Creative lipstick

Nice-to-Haves: Assemblage, Girlish Romp mineralize eyeshadows; Crazy Haute lipglass; Colour Crafted, Trimming Talk lipsticks

Skip: Odd Bits mineralize eyeshadow; Pretty Pattern lipglass

See detailed, in-depth reviews of individual productsContinue reading →

Thursday, July 9th, 2009


Cheek & Cheerful Mineralize Blush

MAC Cosmetics: Colour Craft Collection Product Photos (Blushes and Mineralize Skinfinishes)

As promised, here are more product photos for Colour Craft! :) Continue reading →