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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Jardin Perdu Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a cool-toned set of shades that is new–and limited edition!–for fall. It’s supposed to be online on July 15th on NARS, and then a full release to the usual retailers on August 1st. I think if you really loved the texture of Kauai, you’ll love the texture of these shades. I will say these two felt a smidgen softer, so sometimes, it seems like more product loosens from the pan than necessary.

Jardin Perdu (Left) is described as a “metallic dove grey.” It’s a medium-dark, silver-gray with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish and cool undertones. It had good pigmentation, while the texture was very soft and buttery. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. Tarina Tarantino Diamond Dusk #3 (LE) is very similar. bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is warmer. Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.80) is similar. Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is similar. MAC Tundra (LE) is a cream product. MAC Evening Grey (LE, $19.50) is slightly warmer. MAC Silver Sleet (LE, $32.50) is more metallic. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Jardin Perdu (Right) is described as a “metallic amethyst.” It’s a medium-dark, muted purple with subtle warm undertones. It had really good color payoff, and the powder felt soft, fairly smooth, and dense. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading on me. NARS Kauai #2 (P, $24.00) is very similar–it’s just a brighter, slightly warmer version, but it was surprisingly similar. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #6 (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, warmer. Makeup Geek Bewitched (P, $6.99) is warmer. Sleek MakeUP Romance in Rome (LE, $9.99) is similar. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay ACDC (P, $18.00) is similar. Milani Purr-fect Purple (P, $6.99) is lighter. MAC Grand Galaxy (LE, $19.50) is similar. bareMinerals Encore (P) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction Collection for Fall 2014
Urban Decay x Pulp Fiction Collection for Fall 2014

Debuting July 16th, Urban Decay has created a limited edition collection of products inspired by Pulp Fiction.

Products (All Limited Edition)

  • Pulp Fiction Palette Includes Righteous, Tyranny, Vengeance, Furious/Anger ($34.00)
  • Mrs. Mia Wallace Revolution Lipstick Deep blood red ($22.00)
  • Mrs. Mia Wallace 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil Blood red ($20.00)
  • Mrs. Mia Wallace Nail Color Deep red with slight shimmer ($15.00)
  • Gunmetal Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Black with black and silver sparkle ($19.00)

Availability: July 16th, 2014 at urbandecay.com; will also be available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s, and beauty.com (no specific date given for other retailers)

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Chanel Les 4 Ombres
Chanel Tissé Camelia Les 4 Ombres

LES 4 OMBRES debuts an expanded shade wardrobe of vibrant, versatile palettes for elegant eyes. Each easy-to-wear compact offers endless possibilities, with two medium tones to colour and contour, a deep shadow to intensify and a light shade to highlight.

Les 4 Ombres ($61.00)

  • Tissé Camelia Taupe, beige, pink, burgundy (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Vendome Bronze, peach, coral, brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Gabrielle Taupe, beige, purple, brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Mademoiselle Bronze, gold, peach, brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Riviera Blue, lavender, gray, navy (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Rivoli Taupe, beige, brown, dark brown (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Cambon Mauve, pink, medium pink, purple (New, Permanent)
  • Tissé Vénitien Green, peach, silver, black (New, Permanent)
  • Poésie Brown, beige, pink, burgundy (Limited Edition)

Availability: Now at Chanel

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty product would you invent if you could? No matter how far-fetched!

Temptalia's AnswerA cheap, effective skincare solution that worked for everyone! Trying to find the right products can be so difficult, and what works for your best friend may not work for you and vice versa, so it’s mostly trial and error, which is expensive and frustrating.

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

Monday, July 7th, 2014

NARS Unlawful Blush
NARS Unlawful Blush

NARS Unlawful Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as an “amber pink with silver pearls.” It’s a muted, rosy-brown with warm undertones and silver shimmer and slight silver sparkle. Becca Lychee/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, cream. MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is darker, slightly warmer. Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, sheerer, cream. Revlon Naughty Nude (006) (P, $9.99) is browner. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is browner, darker. Benefit Rockateur (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, slightly rosier. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Peachtwist (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a new (and permanent!) shade from NARS’ upcoming fall collection (launches online on July 15th). The powder felt soft, finely-milled, and fairly smooth when applied. It had good color payoff, but it builds nicely to true-to-pan coverage if desired. Initially, there seemed to be soft, silver sparkle strewn through the powder (not too much but noticeable), but applied, I really didn’t see any bits of sparkle whatsoever. The resulting finish was quite subtle–a soft, lightly luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores. On me, the color lasted for eight hours before fading.

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Monday, July 7th, 2014

MAC x Marge The Simpsons Collection for Fall 2014
MAC x Marge The Simpsons Collection for Fall 2014, Image via Pret-a-Reporter

On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, M•A•C celebrates everyone’s favourite animated family, The Simpsons, with a vivacious colour collection that can only be described in one word: Eeeeexcellent. Debuts this fall.

Updated at 7/7/2014: According to Pret-a-Reporter, the collection will be available for one-day only (July 26th) during Comic-Con at the 234 Fifth Avenue, San Diego store. The collection is set to release in full on August 28th online and in-stores on September 4th.


More details to come as they are available…