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Monday, September 28th, 2009

MAC DSquared Collection
MAC Lipsticks: Blood Red, Nude Rose

MAC Cosmetics DSquared Collection: Lipsticks & Fuchsia Fix

MAC DSquared Collection is small launch in-stores today, the 28th. The collection includes two new, limited edition shades of lipstick–Nude Rose and Blood Red–as well as specially packaged, permanent item Fuchsia Fix tinted lip conditioner.

Lipstick

  • Nude Rose is a semi-sheer, milky pale pink-beige. It’s kind of like a nude lip color, but it has enough pink tones to it that it warms it up and gives it color.
  • Blood Red is a semi-opaque pinky-raspberry shade. It’s not red on me at all; it’s definitely pink and maybe a deep pink at that, but given its name, I was expecting something quite different.

Tinted Lip Conditioner

  • Fuchsia Fix is a bright pinky-fuchsia creamy lip color that is really only meant to add a bit of a tint to lips. Fuchsia Fix has always been a favorite, because it does tint my lips a brighter pink shade, but it’s not actually a hot or bright pink on.

These are surprisingly soft lip colors in comparison to the Style Black collection from last week!

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: If you like rosy, pinky shades, you should consider these.

Availability: MAC Cosmetics

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

MAC DSquared Collection
MAC Greasepaint Sticks: V, B, Black

MAC Cosmetics DSquared Collection: Greasepaint Stick & Feline Kohl Power

MAC DSquared Collection is small launch in-stores today, the 28th. The collection includes three shades of Greasepaint Sticks and repromotion of Feline kohl power.

Greasepaint Stick

  • B is a deep, dark navy blue with lighter blue shimmer and a metallic sheen.
  • V is a deep, dark purple-violet with lighter purple shimmer and a metallic sheen.
  • Black is a dark black-purple with a violet cast and shimmer that’s more noticeable when swatched than when used as a liner.

Kohl Power

  • Feline is an intense, richly pigmented black liner that goes on incredibly dark. One of my favorite black liners!

Per my review of the Greasepaint Stick from Style Black, I haven’t yet found these to be rockin’ my world yet. They migrate on my lower lash line quite a bit – kind of smudgy and creasing on the lower lash line. It’s great that I can smudge the product when I’m applying it, but after I smudge it, I expect it to stay put!

On the water line, it holds up better, but it seems to aggravate my eyes, so I think I’m too sensitive to wear it on my water line. I wish the Black Greasepaint Stick was actually a true black, particularly since V exists so soon after the original release. The Greasepaint Sticks can be a bit thick to work with, so you may find yourself using a separate brush to apply this product in thinner, more precise lines. They feel a bit like a shadestick to me, actually.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 7/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: If you like shadesticks, you may find these to be great bases for darker looks!

Availability: MAC Cosmetics

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

Rant & Rave

Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about…

DOE FOOT APPLICATORS!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How often do you wear your face primer?

  • Only for special occasions (33%, 201 Votes)
  • Everyday! (27%, 168 Votes)
  • Most days of the week (22%, 132 Votes)
  • Once or twice a week (13%, 77 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (5%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 613

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away a MAC Style Black Prize Package!

It’s my birthday today, but I want to give YOU all something fabulous to celebrate today. We’re having two giveaways – one for Twitter, one for the blog. Good luck!!

We’re giving away…

  • Night Violet Mattene
  • Midnight Media Mattene
  • Bling Black Glimmerglass
  • Blackfire Glimmerglass
  • Gilt by Association Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Young Punk Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Seriously Hip Nail Lacquer
  • Baby Goth Girl Nail Lacquer
  • Black Bat Cream Colour Base

all from the limited edition MAC Style Black Collection. This prize is valued at $144 (U.S.).

Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling me how you celebrate your birthday.

All entries must be submitted by October 10th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’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 three 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.

2. Follow us on Twitter (please include your Twitter name in your comment!).

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Good luck!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away a MAC Style Black Prize Package!

It’s my birthday today, but I want to give YOU all something fabulous to celebrate today. We’re having two giveaways – one for Twitter, one for the blog. Good luck!!

We’re giving away…

  • Black Knight Lipstick
  • Blackware Glimmerglass
  • Cinderfella Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Blue Flame Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer
  • Greasepaint Stick
  • 214 Short Shader Brush
  • Black Cream Colour Base

all from the limited edition MAC Style Black Collection. This prize is valued at $140 (U.S.).

All entries must be submitted by October 5th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via direct message on Twitter. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Re-Tweet to Win

This is a Twitter Giveaway, so it is extremely easy to enter–just two simple steps!

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Re-tweet the following: “RT to win $140 worth of MAC Style Black! Follow @temptalia & RT to enter! http://tinyurl.com/styleblack #temptalia”

Good luck!