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Wherefore art thou Giulette?
I wanted to wear a brighter/bolder lip, but I was also still on my way to school, so I kept everything else very minimal/subtle and let the lips be the focus. I reviewed Giulette earlier this week, and what makes it stand out in a sea of brighter pinks is really the soft coral undertones and the golden sheen. I definitely hope to find a more affordable dupe, but I haven’t quite yet.
You will need the following…
- Eyes: Dior Extase Mascara (black)
- Face: Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer (medium)
- Cheeks: Benefit Sugarbomb (peachy-pink)
- Lips: Guerlain Giulette Lipstick (medium bright pink with coral sheen), Guerlain Crystal Pearl (#800) KissKiss Gloss (sheer iridescent pearl)
- Brushes: 116 (dense blush brush)
For eyes, lightly sweep lashes with Dior Extase Mascara. For cheeks, apply Benefit Sugarbomb to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116. For lips, apply Guerlain Giulette lipstick first, and then layer Guerlain Crystal Pearl gloss for extra glossy shine.
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MAC Too Fabulous Collection
U.S. Launch Date: March 4th, 2010
International Launch Date: March 2010
Lips and cheeks get the pretty young thing treatment…Cremesheen Glass makes a comeback for Spring 2010. Introducing six new très jolie shades and three bring-back essentials, because the world wants more of this creamy, high-flying gloss formula that provides sheer, Just Superb colour with a touch of sex-o-shine!
To accentuate them, a combination of six Lip Pencils ranging from neutral to pinks and browns, to delight and define. And here’s a lovely thought: six new Mineralize Blush Duos are also making a limited appearance. Inspired by the original, they provide a gossamer sheer and lightweight application…all Too Fabulous.
Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Permanent)
- Just Superb Dirt neutral pink
- Loud & Lovely Blue pink
- Richer, Lusher Peach coral
- Double Dare Coral red
- Deelight Mid-tone neutral
- Over Indulgence Neutral brown
- Fashion Scoop Clear pink (Repromote)
- Partial to Pink Light peach pink (Repromote)
- Boy Bait Light nude (Repromote)
Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)
- Boldy Bare Dirt red brown (Limited Edition)
- Mouth Off Deep peach coral (Limited Edition)
- Trimmed in Pink Bright blue pink (Limited Edition)
- In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition)
- Naked Liner Light neutral (Limited Edition)
- Chestnut Intense brown (Permanent)
Mineralize Blush Duo ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
A limited-edition Mineralize Blush featuring two shades swirled into an abstract pattern. Delivers the sheer colour and soft, dimensional pearl finish of all M∙A∙C Mineralize powder formulas.
- Rhapsody in Two Light pale pink/pale peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Chic Couple Light yellow brown/dark peach (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Two Virtues Light blue pink/light violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Bi-Tone Rose pink/copper bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Buddy Up Dirty rose / neutral yellow pink (Frost) (Limited Edition)
- Sun & Moon Neutral brown / pink brown (Frost)
Tarina Tarantino Launches @ Sephora!
Yay! Tarina Tarantino’s new makeup line is now available for preview over at Sephora. I’m definitely curious to see how everything performs. The packaging is cute, though, from what I can tell so far!
Are you indulging? If so, what’s on your list?
Sigma Makeup Brushes: What do you want to know?
After Temptalia readers awarded Sigma Makeup Brushes not one, but two awards (Best New Product of 2009 and Most Surprisingly Amazing Product of 2009), it was pretty clear that I needed to try these out myself. Sigma Makeup recently sent me some of their brushes to try out, which is something I will be doing over the next few weeks and will do an extensive comparison between them and MAC, including comparison photos.
I’d like to use this post as a way for you to let me know your questions about these brushes in the comments. This way, I can read through them, think about them as I test out the brushes, and then I can do my best to address those questions in the reviews. So, ask away!
Included in this post are just some preliminary photos I took a few minutes ago of Sigma’s Professional Brushes Complete Kit + Brush Roll ($89.00), just for fun!
Dior Spring 2010: A Lacy, Floral Confection
Dior Vintage Pink (#839) Blush ($40.00) is a prettily designed blush duo from Dior’s Spring collection. Nearly all of the powder-based products from Dior’s Spring collection feature a raised lacy, floral embellishment. The design is fitting for the blossoms of spring, but it does fade away quickly once you start using the product. I am sure there are at least a few who will be buying just to admire, though!
Vintage Rose is a blush duo that I’d likely wear swirled together, but you could apply from either side to pull the color one way or the other. It’s not a huge compact, but a brush can fit on each side for the most part (though opt for a smaller brush-head!).
The darker side is a medium-dark pink with just a lingering of peach in it and no real shimmer. The lighter side is much more of a peach with a little pink to it–this side reminded me of a softer, more finely milled NARS Orgasm (maybe a little pinker, too).
Together, they merge and create a pinker, slightly shimmered, but still lighter than the darker side color. Whether you use one side, the other, or them together, the result is lovely–but seriously, when I have I said “Stay away!” to a peachy-pink blush? Please, this had my name all over it! (Although, personally, I thought it was going to be rosier and not so warm, but it worked out for me.)
I’m a really big fan of Dior’s cheek products. I think they are particularly adept at creating and delivering very useable, universal shades of color that work on a variety of skin tones and ages. You won’t find disco-ball glitter here, but you will find a smooth, silky product with buildable coverage and fine, subtle shimmer.
As far as price goes, Dior is slightly cheaper ($150/oz. vs. $156/oz.) than NARS blushes, because they give you plenty of product for your money. Whether you want to plunk down $40 on one blush is another story, of course! I can’t imagine using this up unless it’s one of just a few blushes you use, but even then, you’ll have plenty to get through.
I’m hoping to check out the rest of the collection in person at Nordstrom later this week!
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- Product: 29/30
- Value: 9/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
Recommendation: If you love peachy-pink or coral blushes, definitely take a peek at Vintage Rose!