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Saturday, August 1st, 2009


Guerlain Blush 4 Éclats Sculpting Blushes

Guerlain – Blush 4 Éclats Sculpting Blush – Product Photos & Swatches

Guerlain ‘Blush 4 Éclats’ Sculpting Blush ($48.00 each) are described as a beveled brush designed to be used left to right so your brush picks up the lighter shades and deposits those on the top of your cheekbones, while the darker shades cover your lower cheeks. Sounds fancy, yeah? I don’t own of these (yet!), but I will say that they feel incredibly smooth, soft, and they’re buildable. You can easily layer the color to intensify a look. Each color is not easily used individually, so it’s definitely more of a left-to-right or swirl all together kind of application. Luckily, they all are stunning when swirled together, too.

Who has tried these? Anyone love them?  Hate them?

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com

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Saturday, August 1st, 2009


Chanel Arlequin Glossimer

Chanel Venice Collection for Fall 2009 – Lip Swatches

Here are some lip swatches of the new glossimers and lipsticks (except Captive) from Chanel’s latest launch! Continue reading →

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Chanel’s Venice Collection Rings Deep for Fall

OVERALL, Chanel’s Venice Collection has a lot of wearable colors and shades, particularly in the lip department, as well as a fun and creative glossy quad of eyeshadows. I found myself gravitating towards the easy-to-wear lip colors more so than the eyeshadow quad, oddly enough! I really wanted to fall in love with Tweed Sienna, but I found it just looked dirty on my coloring.

My favorites from the launch were the two Glossimers, both of them equally lovely. Courtisane is easy to wear by itself, and Arlequin is my favorite to pair with my new everyday lip color (Urban Decay Naked lipstick). I liked the Murano eyeshadow quad, but I didn’t fall in love. I decided to pass on it, because I just know I won’t reach for it enough. (That’s me trying to resist temptation!)

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Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your special occasion makeup look? Smoky eyes? Natural eyes? Red lips? What?

Temptalia's Answer.

Neutral eyes and pink lips! I know, so boring! Sometimes I do gold eyes and coral lips, too. If it’s evening, then a smoky eye.

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Smashbox Cosmetics – Eyeshadows – Photos & Swatches (Part 2)

Smashbox’s Eyeshadows ($16.00 each) are really a sleeper hit to me. I’ve always heard rave reviews about their Photofinish Primer, Halo Powder, and gel eye liner, but their eyeshadows are really fantastic. Super smooth, pigmented, and easy to use. Not too expensive, either! Here are the other sixteen shades available…

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Smashbox Cosmetics – Eyeshadows – Photos & Swatches (Part 1)

Smashbox’s Eyeshadows ($16.00 each) include thirty-two shades of ultra smooth, well-pigmented eyeshadows. Most of the eyeshadows are shimmery, with just a few having more satiny or matte finishes. Their eyeshadows are also touted as hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. I was actually quite surprised by how smooth and velvety they felt, not to mention everys ingle one had amazing color pay off. Many of the shades are even more striking in person than they are in photos, too! The price point is not too hard to swallow either, which is always a plus.

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com

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