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Thursday, April 9th, 2009


Sugarrimmed, Goldyrocks, Moth to Flame, Smile, Steppin’ Out, Utterly Posh

Here are product photos for the eighteen dazzleglasses from MAC Double Dazzle! :) Review is coming soon — wanted to get the pictures up as soon as possible before going to write!

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009


Row 1: Sugarrimmed, Goldyrocks, Moth to Flame, Smile, Steppin’ Out
Row 2: Utterly Posh, Love Alert, Date Night, Funtabulous, Extra Amps

MAC Double Dazzle Collection – Swatches

Here are swatches of all 18 dazzleglasses that debuted with Double Dazzle, which launched this morning in stores nationwide. I’ve noticed that it is not yet available online, and all I can tell you is there is often a disconnect between different areas of MAC. Your local store should have these out today (both of mine did), but I always recommend giving them a quick ring to double check before you waste your time going!

All but Goldyrocks, Stop! Look!, and Utterly Posh are permanent. However, please be advised that dazzleglasses will likely sell out for, at least, a few colors, and it may take a few months before MAC gets them back in stock, even though they are permanent.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Here’s a sneak peek at NARS’ Summer Collection! :)

I know everyone was really excited over Tropic eyeshadow ($22.00), including me, but it disappointed me in the end. In the promotional image, it looked like a gorgeous shimmering blue–like glittering water on a hot summer’s day, you know? In real life, it’s extremely different. It has chunky, silvery bits and pieces that lay on top on a matte, dark bluish-teal. When swatched, it really ends up being a mostly matte color, because the silver glitter is really too large to stay on easily. It’s pigmented, though it is more powdery in its finish, so if you have trouble working with mattes, this one might give you a tough time, too.

Scorching Sun duo eyeshadow ($32.00) was another product that caught my eye from the get-go, because it looked like it would have a really sunny orange in it. It’s more of an orange with a little bit of yellow in it paired with a medium orange. The lighter orange doesn’t have much shimmer (if any), while the medium shade of orange has a little bit–enough of it to give it a soft sheen. The duo is pretty, and the texture and pigmentation are right on par of what I’d expect in a NARS eyeshadow. A part of me just wishes it was yellower!

Outsider lipstick ($24.00) is a sheer peachy-pink shade with a fairly frosty finish. I think Falbala lipstick would probably be more pigmented, but I’ll have to check it out in stores to confirm. Belize lipgloss ($24.00) is a lovely shade of subdued fleshy pink with gold shimmer.

Overall, I’d pass on the lipstick and Tropic eyeshadow, but I’d suggest checking out the eyeshadow duo for sure. If you’re a gloss kind of gal, Belize might be up your alley, too. For $24, I’d rather blow it on one of NARS’ permanent eyeshadows than the gloss, though, so perhaps test out some of their other eyeshadows!

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Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What are the best strategies for saving money on your makeup purchases? Do you go drugstore on some items? Skip areas of beauty?

Temptalia's Answer.

I try to shop my stash, if I’m jonesin’ for something new. It can help take the edge of the want to buy something else :)
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Thanks to Arika for this question!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp St. Ives Apricot Scrub, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This was my FIRST smokey eye ever! It’s from December 2005, and looking at the photos makes me kind of itch to re-try it, actually! I think this was actually the first look I ever did a tutorial for, too. What was your first smokey eye like?

Used: Silver pigment on lid, Black Tied e/s on outer corner and crease, Say Yeah! e/s from crease to brow..

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