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Friday, May 1st, 2009

5 Must-Have MAC Coral Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Crosswires lipstick is a creamy, pinky-coral shade with a touch of sheen. It has decent color pay off, as it is a cremesheen finish.

CB96 lipstick is a shimmery, frosty coral shade with lots of gold shimmer. This is definitely a very frosty lipstick, so I tend to use a gloss to help minimize some of the frostiness.

Vegas Volt lipstick is a bright, orangey-coral shade with lots of color pay off and a super creamy finish. This is definitely named well!

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Friday, May 1st, 2009

Guerlain’s Summer Splash Collection is the latest offering from the ultra luxe brand. It features several products from waterproof mascara to eyeshadows to a quad to loose powder kohl. I wasn’t able to try everything out, but I did get to try several items, and likely the more “hot ticket” items, so hopefully it’ll help you when you’re trying to make your hauling decisions! :)

Perles des Mers Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00) is the item that caught my attention the most when I first learned about the collection. It’s not quite as head-turning in person (it’s just not quite as bright), but it’s still a good interpretation of what it is. I’d say the only color that wasn’t quite as bright as I expected was the teal shade. The lightest shade is a soft white with a pink undertone. The second lightest color is a frosty, white-peach shade. The third lightest color is a dirty bronzy-gold shade, kind of like a light antique gold. The final shade is the teal color, which is a teal-blue with green sheen/overlay. It’s an interesting mix of teal and noticeable green. I think these shades work well together, and I like that there are some lighter shades to mix with the teal. I’m not 100% sold on the quad yet, but I think it’s definitely worth taking a peek at.

Continue reading the review, plus see swatches and more photos! Continue reading →

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How do you feel about mineral makeup? Love it? Hate it?

Temptalia's Answer.

It’s okay, but I haven’t loved any enough to convert strictly to mineral makeup!
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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp MAC 187 Brush, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea PocketBacs!

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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Prescriptives Exhilarating Collection for Summer 2009

Calyx Sheer Exhilaration ($38.50)

Limited edition all-over fragrance is a light, refreshing form of the original Calyx. With notes of passion fruit, mango, guava, lily, jasmine, sandalwood, and vetiver, this formula is delicate and invigorating.

Calyx Exhilarating Lip Gloss ($14.50)

  • Mango (Warm)
  • Pink Grapefruit (Cool)
  • Guava (Neutral)

Exhilarating Lipcolor ($17.50)

  • Nectarine (Y/O)
  • Papaya (R/O)
  • Strawberry (R)
  • Raspberry (B/R)

U-Pick Eye Color ($14.00)

  • Lemondrop (Warm)
  • Calyx Green (Warm)
  • Caviar (Warm)
  • Teal (Cool)
  • Chiffon (Cool)
  • Cobalt (Cool)

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