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The Making of Dr. KISS Gloss – Mini-sodes #5 and #6

The Making of Dr. KISS Gloss – Mini-sodes #5 and #6

Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman has been developing a new product–Dr. KISS Gloss–and he’s filmed a series of videos exclusively for Temptalia readers as a look into the process behind creating a product and bringing it to the market.

Here are the next two episodes in the series — Brett receives the first packaging prototype (but isn’t happy with it), but maybe he’ll be happier with the second round of prototypes!

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For me, loyalty is first dictated by product quality AND consistency–I really, really appreciate a product range that’s consistent, whether that’s bad or good, because then you know to whether it’s a must-have when a new shade comes out or something to avoid. Customer service has a huge impact, but it comes down to when I need it – because if it’s been so-so or fine generally, that’s enough for me, but if something does go wrong, and they provide poor customer service, that can be enough to lose me as a customer.

— Christine

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Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer
Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Enticing Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “very sheer pale milky pink.” It’s also supposed to be “buidlable to an almost opaque finish.” It’s a soft pale pink with subtle yellow undertones. It’s semi-opaque after two coats with a hint of visible nail line. There’s also an incredibly fine white shimmer that almost disappears in natural light. I don’t have an extensive collection of sheerer shades, but my first instict would be to look in Essie’s catalog of colors. Essie French Affair is darker, cooler-toned. Nubar Pink Lily is a little starker, because it’s opaque, but the colors are quite close, though Pink Lily is a cream finish. China Glaze Encouragement is also similar–to me this is the closest–and the major difference is this has larger shimmer. China Glaze Something Sweet is a bit darker and is a cream finish.

For sheer color, just one coat is appropriate, and if you want a little more color, two coats is appropriate.  I imagine you could get to fully opaque color with a third coat, but I think the formula is just a little thicker, so three coats is where you may start to feel the thickness.  There’s a subtle yellow undertone running through it, so it has a very soft, romantic edge to it and should work on both cool and warmer complexions.  It’s a nice shade for springtime as well as for those seeking work-friendly colors.  Cult Nails’ formula typically wears a full week without chipping and has only very minor tip wear.

Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Enticing
Enticing
Enticing
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Video Review: NARS Summer 2012 Collection

Some impressions/first thoughts on NARS’ summer collection! 🙂 P.S. — We are working on figuring out the lighting situation for videos! Still trying to figure out why it turns out so dark!

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