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Laura Mercier Cedar Sateen Eye Colour


Laura Mercier Cedar Sateen Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Cedar Sateen Eye Colour

Laura Mercier Cedar Sateen Eye Colour ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “warm brown with shimmer.” The Sateen formula is designed to be a “lightweight eyeshadow with a creamy powder texture” with “intense, luminous color” that has “superior blending” and “long-wearing, crease-resistant application.”

First things first: yes, the eyeshadow is broken; it slipped out of the bubble wrap it was shipped in, and this was the result, but the damage was contained, so I could still give you some idea of the color and quality of the product, even if it might be hard to look at.

Cedar is a warm, medium-dark brown with subtle gold shimmer and satin sheen. It has excellent color payoff, and it applies smoothly and evenly. The wear is great over a primer with no fading or creasing, but the formula is described as long-wearing and crease-resistant without mention of a primer, so I did try it that way as well. I get about seven hours or so without a primer, which isn’t bad, but it’s not a full day of wear. The creasing is very subtle, but the fading is more noticeable. I would still recommend wearing it over an eyeshadow base to get solid wear throughout the day.

It’s a lot like MAC Swiss Chocolate, except Cedar has a little shimmer. NARS Galapagos is a bit darker, while Inglot #327 is a matte version. Milani Rich Java is a bit more red-based.

Laura Mercier Cedar Sateen Eye Colour

B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

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Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Overall & Round-up

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Overall & Round-up

These are all of the shades of Giorgio Armani’s Eye to Kill Intense Eyeshadows that I have.  There is one missing (14), which came out with 13, 15, and 16 for holiday in 2010–unfortunately, it was already unavailable when I started to review these shades earlier this year.  You can view all 15 in their full glory in the Swatch Gallery.

More UniqueBlast of Blue (1), Lust Red (2), Purpura (3), Pulp Fiction (4)

Good AlonePulp Fiction (4), Khaki Pulse (6), Sweet Fire (7), Champagne (8), Rock Sand (9),

Less Unique:  Gold Blitz (5), Sweet Fire (7), Champagne (8), Rock Sand (9), White Punch (11)

Temptalia’s Favorites:  Blast of Blue (1), Lust Red (2)), Purpura (3), Pulp Fiction (4), Khaki Pulse (6), Black (13)

Best Quality:  Blast of Blue (1), Lust Red (2), Gold Blitz (5), Khaki Pulse (6), Black (13), Copper/Black Grey (15)

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Thierry Mugler Rouge Unique Lipstick


Thierry Mugler Dream Rouge Unique Lipstick

Thierry Mugler Rouge Unique Lipstick

Thierry Mugler Dream Rouge Unique Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “chimerical purple, haunting, dark, and translucent.” It’s a berry-grape with subtle ruby red and purple micro-shimmer strewn through the base color, which does have a translucent appearance without being sheer. The color coverage is semi-opaque, and Dream wore five hours on me and left behind a residual stain that wore on for another hour or so. It has a naturally glossy finish, and it’s very moisturizing. The creaminess of the formula enables it to glide on easily, and the color deposits evenly without a big fuss. I couldn’t detect any scent or taste.

Guerlain Bee has a very similar texture but the color is redder. MAC Rebel is brighter and pinker. Milani Sexy Rose is pinker, less berry, and has a frosted finish.

It’s packaged in a slim metal tube that’s shiny, so while it does hold fingerprints, the reflective surface makes it harder to see them unless you look closely. The lipstick itself is shaped like a faceted jewel, which is fun to look at, but it doesn’t affect application in any way. It has enough heft that it doesn’t feel cheap, but it’s still lightweight overall and travel-friendly.

Thierry Mugler Rouge Unique Lipstick

A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

MAC Seasonally Supreme Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Seasonally Supreme Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 11th, 2011 (North America), August 2011 (Asia), October 2011 (International, except Asia), MAC freestanding/PRO stores only

Tokyo scenesters, Seoul trendies, Shanghai’s brand-conscious sophisto-chicks, all are contributing to make Asia a haute-pot that stylishly sizzles. To add to the frenzy: M·A·C’s new collection Sheen Supreme, a sweet and spicy palette of twelve cream-or-frost-finished shades that speaks to the region’s colour preferences in the fusion of Lipglass’ high-shine finish with the saturated colour of a Lipstick. Colour-customized, culturally tuned.

Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN) (Permanent)

  • Tea Ceremony Neutral pink beige (Cream)
  • Sheer mandarin Mid-tone yellow orange (Cream)
  • Blossom Culture Soft pink with pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Korean Candy Bright orange-red (Cream)
  • Supreme Style Light coral pink with pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Fashion City Neutral coral pink (Cream)
  • Happy Hibiscus Creamy white pink (Cream)
  • Royal Azalea Bright mid-tone pink (Cream)
  • Asian Flower Creamy lavender (Cream)
  • Insanely It Watermelon pink (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Bare Again Pinky neutral beige (Cream) (Repromote)
  • Supremely Confident Pale nude (Cream) (Repromote)

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MAC Opulash Optimum Black for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Opulash Optimum Black for Fall 2011

Launch Date: August 25th, 2011 (North America), September 2011 (International)

Opulash Optimum Black delivers a more saturated black plus extra-volumization with our most bodacious brush yet. Extreme expansion and curl, formed from a blend of silica plat es of mica and natural kaolin, thicken and grab each lash with every application for an intense lay-down with succinctly sexy separation. Resists flaking, smudging, and humidity, with multi -functional emollient ester flexibility, superior adhesion, and water-gel instant conditioning for even the most sensitive of eyes. And it lasts 15 hours!

Opulash Optimum Black ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Permanent)

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