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Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume IV (Volume 4)


Urban Decay Sneak Peek of the Book of Shadows Volume IV

Mark your calendars, makeup junkies! Urban Decay is celebrating the holidays a little early this year, and Sephora’s got the scoop first…

  • Where: Sephora’s Times Square locale (1500 Broadway, New York, NY)
  • When: Saturday, August 20th from 1pm – 7pm
  • What: Urban Decay’s Eric Jimenez, Worldwide Retail Sales Director & International Make-Up Artist, is conducting makeovers and also introducing the highly coveted Book of Shadows Volume IV for an exclusive sneak peek before its holiday 2011 launch. A limited quantity of this ultra-luxe collection palette will be available for purchase ONLY at this store on Saturday on a first come first served basis. Clients will have the opportunity to sit down for a makeover consultation with Eric and his team of artists to learn tips and tricks to get the looks created especially for this palette by Creative Director and Founder, Wende Zomnir. Clients will also get an inside look at Urban Decay’s newest fall launches as Eric and his team recreate fall’s hottest runway trends. Learn a few artist tips including how to create a bright lip with Sephora’s exclusive Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color, and the perfect winged cat-eye using the Revolution Lash Curler, Lush Lash Mascara and the newest edition to the 24/7 family, 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Also not to be forgotten is the coveted 15 Year Anniversary limited edition eyeshadow palette, a true collector’s item for any bona-fide makeup junkie.
  • How: Get ready to camp out and secure your place in line to get Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows Volume IV before anyone else. PLUS, receive a free Urban Decay t-shirt or Meltdown Makeup Remover with a purchase of the Book of Shadows IV palette.

Book of Shadows Vol. IV ($64.00) (Limited Edition)

We can’t wait to turn up the volume with the highly anticipated Book of Shadows Volume IV. Complete with our smart-phone-ready ‘Get the Look’ tutorials and a pocket-sized speaker, get your beauty on to your favorite beats. Book of Shadows Vol. IV features more than ever before: a pull-out drawer showcasing 16 phenomenal shadows (10 of which are brand-new, exclusive to this collection), a full-sized version of our new 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion (blackest black), travel-sized Supercurl Curling Mascara, travel-sized Eyeshadow Primer Potion and a mirror. But it’s more than just makeup…Cross over into the virtual dimension of beauty with a portable speaker, a USB cord, audio cable, and ‘Get the Look’ QR card. A veritable Willy Wonka experience for makeup enthusiasts, BOS IV actually provides you with five strut-worthy looks via video tutorial to boot. A gift that will be sure please the eyes in more ways than one, we’ve adorned this palette with a mesmerizing, feminine laser light show and filled it with translucent, multi-colored, pop-up butterflies. This sleek little device makes the impromptu dance party a reality for all!

I’m waiting on better images & more information (shades, dates, etc.) – when I have more to share, I will!

THIS IS A SNEAK PEEK. THIS IS NOT THE FULL LAUNCH.  IT WILL LAUNCH AT THE USUAL RETAILERS.

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Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright violet purple” and has a shimmer finish. It’s a vibrant violet with a hint of fuchsia both in the base color as well as in the shimmer. The formula was a dream to work with–so pigmented it was nearly opaque in a single coat. It spread evenly across the nail, and the consistency was right on the money, because it wasn’t too thick or thin. I typically get a week’s worth of wear out of Illamasqua’s nail polishes.

I couldn’t think of any really similar shades! The closest I could come up with was Illamasqua Jo’mina, which has a similar brightness but lacks shimmer and is less pink.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Poke
Poke
Poke
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Fall 2011: Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “deep aubergine.” Velvet Matte Lip Pencils deliver rich pigment with a “velvet matte finish.” It’s supposed to be creamy and long-wearing without being drying. This shade is new and now part of NARS’ permanent range.

If this looks familiar to you that means 1) you’re a regular Temptalia reader and 2) you have an excellent eye. It looks nearly identical to MAC Smoked Purple. Train Bleu is a vampy purpled-burgundy with a near-matte finish. It has a subtle hint of sheen when you look at it close-up, but it is fairly matte when viewed at a normal distance.

Train Bleu wears a solid six hours on me, but my lips start to feel the need for added moisture by the fourth hour. The pencil formula makes it easier to apply, because you can easily edge around the lips, but you will lose product when you go to sharpen it. The color coverage is opaque and lush–much better than Smoked Purple–and the texture is creamier and has a lot less tug and drag in comparison. Of course, the price is nearly double.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Train Bleu
Train Bleu

bareMinerals Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals The Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals The Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo

bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Duos: The Perfect Storm

bareMinerals The Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains two shades: Cumulus and Tempest. This duo launches in October, and it’s touted as a solid eyeshadow with SeaNutritive Mineral Complex that is “creamy, silky smooth” with “seamless blendability” and “stay-true color” that is long-wearing when worn alone without creasing or budging. When worn alone, I was able to wear several of the new duos for 10 hours without an eyeshadow primer. For more details on packaging, please read my original review.

Cumulus is a subtly, cool-toned white with a soft, frosted shimmer finish. It’s very opaque, and the texture is dense and buttery. It ends up a bit like Inglot #351 but whiter. Inglot #373 is closer but cooler.

Tempest is a gray-casted taupe with a near-matte finish. It’s that mix of gray and brown that creates taupe, but it leans more on the gray side. The matte texture is really workable here–it’s soft, smooth, and nicely pigmented. The softness makes it easy to blend when applied. The shade is reminiscent of Chanel Prelude without the shimmer. It’s very similar but slightly grayer compared to Burberry Taupe Brown.

bareMinerals Perfect Storm Eyeshadow Duo

A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Deborah Lippmann Get This Party Started Collection


Deborah Lippmann Get This Party Started Collection

Deborah Lippmann Get This Party Started Collection

Nothing says ‘Party’ like the magnetic sparkle of glitter. So for the biggest party season of the year, I’ve created shades that truly dazzle. Get This Party Started, a set of three glitters, was inspired by the overwhelming demand for my best selling Happy Birthday, a glittery party in a bottle. The set includes Happy Birthday, along with two new variations of the sparkling shade: Forget You and Candy Shop. They’re both packed with the same unique hexagon-shaped glitter that gives Happy Birthday its magnificent glint, only Forget You has a sheer black base and Candy Shop a bubblegum pink.

I love how festive all three look and feel, whether wrapped a round a champagne glass or peeping out of a glamorous pump. But what I truly love the most: how a few coats of any shade instantly transform you into the life of the party. — Deborah Lippmann

  • Happy Birthday Party in a bottle (Glitter)
  • Forget You Party all night (Glitter)
  • Candy Shop Bubblegum pink (Glitter)

availability: Now available at lippmanncollection.com and Nordstrom.com, $42 for the set

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