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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

MAC Mischief Makers

MAC Holiday 2009 Kits/Sets

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

Love’s Divine Lash Kit ($48.00 U.S. / $57.50 CDN) (Nordstrom/The Bay only)

Barrel silhouette cosmetic bag in metallic gunmetal fabric with dark grey trim and a charm zipper pull. Nordstrom and the Bay only.

  • #7 Lashes
  • Rapidblack Penultimate Liner
  • Reflects Transparent Teal (Glitter)
  • Zoomblack Zoomlash (Promo Size)

Mineralize Kit ($59.50 U.S. / $71.50 CDN) (MAC Stores only)

Pinkzapoppin!

  • Light Flush Soft pastel pink with deep bronze veining (Mineralize Skinfinish) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Dainty Yellow pink with gold pearl (Mineralize Blush) (Permanent)
  • Love Connection Pale beige with gold and blue veining/Warm gold mono (Mineralize Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • 181SE Brush

Fun In the Sun

  • Shimpagne Beige shimmer with golden/copper sparkle (Mineralize Skinfinish) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Nuance Mid-tone peach with gold pearl (Mineralize Blush) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Play on Plums Peachy gold with pink and bronze veining/Bronzed burgundy mono (Mineralize Eyeshadow) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • 181SE Brush

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009


Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00) is the first up in our seven days of Chanel Rouge Allure Laque feature. After last week’s experience with Chanel’s Dragon Rouge Allure Laque, I knew I had to have them all. There are eight shades in total, and I’ll introduce to each shade over the next week.

Coromandel is a fiery orange-based red with just a flicker of orange shimmer that’s very, very subtle. It applies evenly with ease (which is a huge OMG-YES! factor from this product, period), and it feels like a satiny, lightly creamy lip color that hugs lips without drying them out (in fact, hydrating). It has a glossy sheen that lasts for hours, which does fade when you eat/drink through a whole meal, but the color itself hangs on like a trooper–see the evidence here. Coromandel goes on opaque in one layer; there’s no real need to layer here. I usually just slip out the applicator and apply with whatever is on it and I’m good to go.

The only downsides of Rouge Allure Laques are that they’re pricey at $32 a pop. The packaging is solid black with a slight glossy appearance–it’s subtle and sleek. To rationalize the price a bit (at least for myself), I consider this pretty much a wear-and-go lip color–that means it’s a gloss and a lipstick in one. There’s absolutely no need to layer on additional lip products with these, because the color is so intense and pigmented and the product itself has the look of a lipstick with a gloss over it… there’s literally no need. This makes it a two-for kind of deal, but it’s also superb for traveling or touch-ups. Get fancy lip color with no fuss!

I personally do prefer Dragon over Coromandel for a red, but I find myself drawn to more neutral reds–“true reds”–over orange-y reds. They’re both beautiful shades, and I’m sure there are some who prefer Coromandel over Dragon and vice versa!

  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you love orange-based reds with lots of sizzle and pop, check out Coromandel!

Availability: Nordstrom

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Hello, Fall!

With Labor Day well behind us, summer is truly on its way out and fall breezing on in.  Today was one of the first days of “fall” here in California–below 70 degrees (ha!).  One of the ways we finished up our final days of summer was with a very nice mention on Only In A Woman’s World. I also watched my favorite webisode from the series thus far:

I’ve been there so many times, I couldn’t even tell you the funny moments that ensued. Every time my boyfriend catches me jumping into skinny jeans, he can’t keep himself from laughing. If it wasn’t me trying to finagle my way into them, I might even laugh, too. (Maybe.)

So with fall upon us, I want to know how (and if) your beauty routine changes as the season emerges!

My routine doesn’t change much except I try to embrace darker lip colors and ensure my skin doesn’t dry out (as it often does towards the fall/winter).


This post was sponsored by “Only In A Woman’s World.”

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

If you were using MAC Amorous Dazzleglass Creme?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away a T3 Featherweight Dryer!

In celebration of T3’s 5-year anniversary, T3 has teamed up with Temptalia to give away (1) one T3 Featherweight Dryer to one very lucky Temptalia reader. (Seriously, I love mine–saves me SO much time. It’s ridiculous!)

Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling me how long it takes to blow-dry your hair right now and what you use!

All entries must be submitted by September 30th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. readers only as pursuant to your local state’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Increase Your Chances to Win…

For a total of four chances! Just remember you must leave a comment on this post to get entered initially. Please be sure to use a valid e-mail address.

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4. Re-tweet the following: “RT @temptalia Win a T3 Featherweight Dryer ($200 value)! Follow @temptalia & RT to enter! U.S. only! http://tinyurl.com/wint3 #temptalia”

Good luck!

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Pucker Up: Peachy Pink Passion

I wanted to do something that wasn’t a dark/bold lip, and I kind of went to a fall back… peach and pink. I started with a shimmery bronzy shade with peach undertones (MAC Honeymoon lipstick), which I then topped with a slightly orange gloss (MAC Nice to Be Nice Lipglass). I wanted some pink, so I then added a medium bright pink with gold shimmer gloss (MAC Pink Manish Lipglass) to finish.

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