- Worst lipstick you’ve tried?
- Worst lipgloss you’ve tried?
- Worst lip liner you’ve tried?
Milani Intermix Baked Metallic Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a melange of rusted brown, bronze, and white beige, which all mixes to create a medium-dark bronzed brown with a frosted finish. It swatches the same whether used wet or dry, which is fantastic. The texture is soft and allows the product to apply smoothly without dust or fall out.
I do wish they’d ditch the sponge/brush applicator, though, because the bristles are splayed and scratchy, while the sponge is thin and surprisingly scratchy. I did like the switch to a black interior, over the champagne gold from the Runway Eyeshadows. The lid is also quite secure, and I had to pry it open with my nails.
Inglot Extends Matte Eyeshadow Collection
INGLOT Cosmetics is excited to announce the launch of the new extended matte eyeshadow collection. This highly pigmented eyeshadow is now available in 71 matte shades and can be applied individually or mixed with other colours to create an infinite number of eye-catching hues!
This extensive range of shadows was designed to provide a more comprehensive shade range for all consumers and professional makeup artists. The line contains a vast assortment of vibrant colors from pinks, blues, and greens, to softer shades of nudes and vanilla to help women everywhere find the shade that suits them best. After selecting your perfect matte eyeshadows, create a customized Freedom System palette full of colours personalized to your very own taste.
availability: http://www.inglotusa.com/, Inglot Stores – NYC, Las Vegas, Miami, Newport Beach, and New Jersey; prices vary based on quantity purchased ($4.50 to $7.00 each)
P.S. – I’m working on getting a list of the new shades…
Shaun, aka The Tech Guy, aka my boyfriend, is here with another must-read “manly” review. He’s twenty-eight with normal-to-dry skin and suffers from no more acne (much to my envy!). He has no dedication whatsoever to his writing duties here on Temptalia, given his absence of nearly seven months. He says it keeps the public wanting more.
Shaun enjoys long walks on the beach, vegging out on the couch watching chick flicks, and cuddling with Mellan. Or maybe not! He handles all the behind-the-scenes action here at Temptalia, from tech support to server woes.
All right, what is this thing called? You know… The spongey-majig? Bath… Pouf… Seriously, what is it really called? Bath pouf… So, I’ve been using something called a bath pouf for over ten years? I don’t know if I can go on.
(2 hours of reflecting and soul searching later…)
Based on some of my most recently used products, Bare Escentuals is actually high up there. I loved their cleanser and moisturizer, which are my absolute must-have skincare products. My gut says I’d go with Kate Somerville, though – love their exfoliator, cleanser, and moisturizer – along with masks!
For summer, China Glaze has six new Crackle Glazes–this time in metallic finishes. The six shades include: Cracked Medallion (Bold bronze), Haute Metal (pale pink), Latticed Lilac (soft lavender), Oxidized Aqua (deep aquamarine blue), Platinum Pieces (shimmering silver), and Tarnished Gold (warm, honeyed hue). These will be available in late June/early July.
China Glaze recommends using a lighter coat of polish for a “fine crackle” while a thicker coat will give a “deep shatter effect.” I found the formula on these to be thicker rather than thinner, and it was far easier to do one thicker coat than doing a thin coat. I tried a few times, and the best part about the crackle trend is well, they’re not clean. Messy is totally okay. Normally, if you did a thin coat and it was a little wonky and uneven, you’d have issues, but with these, it won’t be noticeable once it crackles!
These will dry mostly matte, so you’ll want to use a shiny top coat (I used Nubar’s Diamont for all swatches, except Cracked Medallion). I prefer using a thicker top coat, too, just to give a smoother feel on the actual nail. I tried to use different finishes for the base colors, from cream to jelly to shimmer to glitter. It seemed like the Metal Crackle Glaze worked about the same across the finishes. It is best to wait until your base color has dried before applying the crackle coat, though, because it may pull at the base color and give it a sheerer look (I didn’t quite wait long enough before applying Latticed Lilac, for example).
I’ve only been testing the wear for a day and half or so, as these just arrived. Based on my experience with China Glaze’s polishes, including their original Crackle Glaze polishes, I’m expecting normal wear (seven days with minor tip wear). If wear falls below that, I will revise the review to reflect that.