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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Temptalia’s MAC Collection/Stash – July 2009

I know I enjoy peeking into other people’s collections, so here’s mine (just the MAC portion). Happy Friday!

Where to Buy:

For detailed photos and description of the storage solution itself, look here. Lots more storage solutions await you, too. You can see my MAC eyeshadow palettes in detail here. Also, all my MAC products are available with close-ups on the Temptalia Gallery.

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Friday, July 31st, 2009


Smashbox Ecstasy Blush

Smashbox Cosmetics – Blush Rush Blush – Photos & Swatches

Smashbox’s Blush Rush Blushes ($24.00 each) are available in eight shades. It is a powder blush with soft sheen or subtle shimmer, but nothing glittery or chunky in the least bit. Smooth texture, well-pigmented (but not intensely pigmented), these blushes offer great colors for everyday wear. We were able to snap photos and grab swatches of six of the eight (missing Heartbreak and Paradise) at our local Smashbox counter. Flush and Chiffon were my faves! (Chiffon is curiously a bit like NARS’ Orgasm.)

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com

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Friday, July 31st, 2009


Pout, Scoop, Candid, Radiant, Pop, Flash, Pop

Smashbox Cosmetics – Lip Enhancing Gloss – Photos & Swatches

Smashbox’s Lip Enhancing Gloss ($18.00 each) comes in three different finishes: sheer color with full shine but sheer color; true color, which has a softer shine and medium opacity; and full color, which is the most pigmented with high shine. There are eleven shades in sheer color, nine shades in true color, and six shades in full color. Lip Enhancing Gloss is non-sticky, thin to medium in texture, and fairly moisturizing. They last so-so on lips–I get a few hours of wear–and they have a nice glossy finish.  Here is a selection of swatches and photos of some of the Lip Enhancing Glosses (all the ones my Smashbox counter had)!

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Cle de Peau Heritage Collection for Fall 2009

Vintage beauty as modern as the moment, as enchanting as a hidden treasure.

Vintage Palette ($130.00)

Stunning featured palette.

Cheek Color Duo ($45.00

  • 1

Satin Eye Color ($45.00)

  • 101 White diamond
  • 102 Smoked, gray-purple
  • 103 Nude
  • 104 Peach
  • 105 Pinked-peach
  • 106 Subdued brown-pink
  • 107 Pretty pink
  • 108 Purple amethyst
  • 109 Medium green
  • 110 Soft sky blue

Intensifying Cream Eyeliner ($60.00)

  • 102 Smoky gray

Extra Silky Lipstick ($50.00)

  • 123 Burnt red
  • 124 Rose quartz
  • 125 Softer rose-fuchsia
  • 126 Lilac-pink

Volume Mascara ($45.00)

  • 1

Availability: Available for pre-order at Neiman Marcus. Late August 2009 debut on-counter.

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Prescriptives Well-Suited Collection for Fall 2009

This fall, look tailored and refined with Prescriptives Fall 2009 Color Collection. Well-Suited is a menswear inspired collection with an edgy feminine influence and features a range of sophisticated shades from tweedy browns to silky purples. Eyes take the spotlight with warm browns and amethyst tones. Cheeks are soft with subtle luminosity. Lips are subdued in delicate tones of nude pink and nude honey. The look is Well-Suited for fall.

Well-Suited Eye Color Compact ($40.00 U.S. / $48.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Warm Includes new and limited edition shades Silk, Bean, Olive, Moss; permanent shade Espresso
  • Neutral Includes new and limited edition shade Sultry; permanent shades Champagne, Clove, Storm, Jet
  • Cool Includes new and limited edition shades Velour, Pinstripe; permanent shades Shell, Cassis, Blackberry

Well-Suited Finishing Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

This translucent, silky-light pressed powder helps set makeup, gives skin subtle luminosity and a smooth finish. It’s the finishing touch for every well-dressed face.

Longwear Kohl Liner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (New)

This soft, creamy, color-rich, automatic kohl eye liner glides on, then sets for long, smudge-resistant, waterproof wear. Goes from inner rim to outer lashline for a look that lasts all day! Longwearing, transfer-resistant, smudge-resistant, non-settling, and water-proof.

  • Black Kohl
  • Slate Kohl
  • Brown Kohl
  • Blue Kohl

Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Posh Nude
  • Posh Pink
  • Posh Honey
  • Posh Ginger

Availability: Now available at Nordstrom.com. Also spotted at local Nordstrom counters!

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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Lancome’s having a Friends & Family Sale at their Boutique locations (so it’s not online), so hopefully you have a Boutique nearby. Make sure to grab the PDF and print it out to take along with you to get 20% off.