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NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick

NARS Little Darling Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a limited edition light beige nude that applies semi-sheer with a glossier finish. It seems to have more neutral undertones, and on me, it looks like my natural lip color pulls a touch of pink out of it. It has a creamier, slicker feel than other NARS lipsticks have, and it is very comfortable to wear.

NARS Lipstick typically wears four to six hours, with a shade like this lasting just under four. It has a creamier texture that’s moisturizing, and this particular shade is more opaque (some shades can be quite sheer). I didn’t notice any waxy scent, as NARS lipsticks are typically unscented but the scent of the waxy base sometimes come through.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: For lighter skin tones, both cool and warm, I see this being a workable nude. It’s sheer enough that it doesn’t come across too pale, but it has enough color to alter the natural color of your lips.

WHERE TO BUY: NARS

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What was your favorite MAC collection from 2010?


  • Venomous Villains (31%, 1,584 Votes)
  • To the Beach (13%, 671 Votes)
  • Give Me Liberty of London (11%, 568 Votes)
  • Spring Colour Forecast (7%, 347 Votes)
  • Cham-Pale (6%, 315 Votes)
  • Fabulous Felines (5%, 275 Votes)
  • In the Groove (5%, 273 Votes)
  • A Tartan Tale (4%, 189 Votes)
  • Pret-a-Papier (3%, 179 Votes)
  • From Our Lips (Gaga/Cyndi) (3%, 133 Votes)
  • All Ages, All Races, All Sexes (2%, 99 Votes)
  • Art Supplies (2%, 88 Votes)
  • Dare to Wear (1%, 76 Votes)
  • MAC in Lillyland (1%, 74 Votes)
  • Prolongwear Lipcreme/Foundation (1%, 57 Votes)
  • Too Fabulous (1%, 55 Votes)
  • Stylishly Yours (1%, 50 Votes)
  • Alice + Olivia (1%, 42 Votes)
  • Digi-Pops (0%, 23 Votes)
  • Superglass (0%, 22 Votes)
  • MAC & Marcel Wanders (0%, 21 Votes)
  • Riveting (0%, 9 Votes)
  • Nail Trend F/W (0%, 8 Votes)
  • Prep for Colour (0%, 7 Votes)
  • Tabloid Beauty (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,166

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Ask Temptalia

Got a question? Now’s the time to ask it!

Long-time readers will remember Ask Temptalia sessions, and they’ll also note that there haven’t been any in recent memory. I’ve created a Formspring account, which is essentially a place where you can ask someone (aka me) a question, and then I see your question and can answer it. I want to give this a try for now to see if can help me give you an opportunity to ask questions and me a way to answer them gradually and over time rather than attempt to answer 300-500 in one go. We are also hoping to build a very robust FAQ/support section through some of the questions asked.

You can ask me a question here! :) Do NOT ask questions on this post!

Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Golds Eyeshadow Palette

Estee Lauder Extravagant Gold Eyeshadow Palette ($42.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a limited edition palette that came out with Estee Lauder’s holiday collection (but it is still available, should it be your heart’s desire!). It includes five warm-toned variations on the gold theme: a pale, champagne gold; softened coppered, amber brown with a frosted finish; orange-gold with a satin sheen; smoldering dark red-toned brown with a matte finish; and a rich copper with a metallic-frost finish.

The eyeshadows are smooth, silky to the touch, and incredibly blendable. They have nice pigmentation, but I really like the blendability of these. They just seem to melt against the skin, and the softness isn’t powdery–just soft.  I do feel like I’ve seen these shades before, though, so it may not be the best investment if you already own similar shades, but if you’ve been on the look out for something warm, gold, and compact, this hits high notes for all three.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: This is a palette that would suit warm skin tones impeccably; it may be too orange-y on those with cooler skin tones, though. If you don’t have similar shades already in your stash, I’d recommend taking a peek at this.

WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom

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NYX Burgundy Mega Shine Lipgloss

NYX Burgundy Mega Shine Lipgloss

NYX Burgundy Mega Shine Lipgloss ($5.50 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a darkened raspberry red with soft ruby and pink micro-shimmer. It’s semi-opaque on lips, and it has a high gloss finish and almost looks metallic due to the ruby shimmer.  This gloss was scent-free, but in the past, I’ve NYX glosses that have smelled like plastic as well as synthetic berry.

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FINAL THOUGHTS: If you’re not sensitive to those scents, the Mega Shine Lipgloss range is always a good place to start.  It looks beautiful on, and it wears a solid four hours without leaving lips feeling dry.

WHERE TO BUY: NYX

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