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La Mer: The Radiant Concealer SPF 25
The Max Huber Research Labs designed La Mer’s gemstone-infused Skincolor Collection to help capture light and transfer its energy to the skin, continuously enhancing the benefits of La Mer skincare. Providing a translucent color palette, La Mer Skincolor allows the skin to be washed with light to invisibly and completely smooth away imperfections, revealing a naturally radiant finish. Today, the Max Huber Research Labs unveils the next generation of Skincolor: The Radiant Concealer SPF 25.
This lightweight cream-to-powder concealer was formulated to instantly camouflage and ease imperfections. Tourmaline and malachite gemstones capture light energy to instantly conceal dark circles and blemishes. The Radiant Concealer SPF 25 optically erases imperfections to create a smooth even finish, while complementing the benefits of The Eye Balm and The Eye Concentrate.
Precious marine and plant extracts help reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles, puffiness, and pores. Meanwhile, with use, visible redness and discoloration are diminished as a soothing chamomile extract and an Asian mushroom called Viapure Poria continuously calms and soothes the skin.
A unique polymer mesh technology delivers buildable, diaphanous layers to create a crease-resistant flexible/breathable application. Skin stays naturally flawless all day. Helps protect skin with SPF 25.
The Radiant Concealer SPF 25 is available in three scientifically engineered translucent full coverage, skin-perfecting, radiance-enhancing hues: Ivory, Beige, and Natural Warm.
Availablility: Select Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and lamer.com. The Radiant Concealer SPF 25 will retail for $65.
Bobbi Brown Goes Green for Fall, Take 2
Bobbi Brown Forest Shimmer Ink Gel Eyeliner ($21.00) is a new shade as part of Bobbi Brown’s Ivy League Collection. Forest Shimmer Ink is a deep, olive-brown green with soft golden-olive shimmer. It’s a very dark green-brown, and it is not lat all forest green to me (which is a bit brighter, more fervently green). The addition of brown to the green makes it incredibly wearable, even to the office. It has good pigmentation, goes on smooth and creamy, and then dries down and lasts me all day (on the lower lash line–not the waterline).
- Product: 8/10
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 8/10
- Packaging: 7/10
Recommendation: For gel liner fans, this is an excellent shade to add to your stash. It goes well with other greens, but it works with golds and browns, too, making it a versatile shade. It even works well as a base — particularly under greens to give them a little more oomph!
Availability: Nordstrom, BobbiBrownCosmetics.com
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Fusion Beauty: Infatuation Lip Fusion
This September, Fusion Beauty will be adding to their Lip Fusion line with Infatuation Liquid Shine Multi-Action Lip Fattener. It will be priced at $29 and released in six shades.
“What we really wanted to do with Infatuation is bring a lip product that, unlike LipFusion, plumps lips for the long haul,” said Tammy Yaiser, director of product development for Fusion Beauty. “We found the technology and what it does is that it helps your body increase fatty acid promotion and storage. It takes about 28 days.” — WWD
What’s your favorite highlighter? What do you reach for most often?
The Dior Skin Shimmers! I reach for Amber Diamond the most
Thanks to reader MC for today’s question!
30% off at KorresUSA.com!
KORRES just launched their online shopping portal for the U.S. To celebrate, Korres is offering Temptalia readers a sweet discount of 30% off their total purchase when they shop at the new site. The discount code is TEMPTALIA, and it is good through September 15th, 2009. Happy hauling! (I know I will be!)
Temptalia Korres Reviews
MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection: Review & Round-up
OVERALL, the collection has a good mix of the bright & bold and the subtle & muted. I feel like there is definitely something for everyone within this launch (particularly since there are over thirty products to choose from), which is always a good thing. My favorite items were the new shades of technakohl liner–bright and beautiful, that’s SO me. The technakohl formula is soft and creamy without being wet, easy to apply, and long-wearing, so I was pleased to *finally* see some new shades get released. The lipsticks gave me nothing to write home about, and I will admit I’m surprised none of them were super dark or opaque.
On Display is an absolutely stunning shade of lipglass, and I fervently hope you’ll consider it next time you’re at the counter! New Spirit was also on my radar, though not quite as impressive as On Display, which is just the right blend of dark and bold without venturing too much into vampy. I didn’t love any of the three eyeshadow quads, though I liked Photo Realism and Notoriety. I can’t say skip enough when it comes to the Private Viewing quad!
The eyeshadows, while bright, do offer a lot of repromotes, as only two are new (Off the Page and Maira’s Magic). I found Off the Page to be very reminiscent of Fab & Flashy, which I love, so that alone makes it noteworthy. Haunting will just never live up to my expectations, I think, unless it somehow gets a clue and intensifies itself. I’ve always had a soft spot for Purple Shower, though it does need to be layered on occasion. I want to like Crest the Wave, but I’m not sure if that shade of yellow will work so well with my skin tone.
The glitters are gorgeous in all of their glittering glory, but for most of us, they’re too much of a pain in the butt to justify purchasing. You can’t (and shouldn’t) use glitters on your eyes when they aren’t recommended for the area. Sometimes glitter particles are too large/sharp and can actually scratch or injure your cornea. While I can understand the occasional avant garde application of glitter (and using extremely adhesive bases!), it’s just not something I’d risk, myself, on a regular basis. As such, glitters are best used on the lips (easiest), though you can mix them into nail polishes, moisturizers, or hair gel/spray. They’re usable, but you gotta get creative. I liked all four of the pigments released, though two are repromotes (Cocomotion and Heritage Rouge). They’re all pigmented and go on fairly smooth, with Push the Edge being the more velvety one.
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Must-Haves: On Display & New Spirit lipglasses, Off the Page & Purple shower eyeshadows, Brash & Bold & Cocomotion pigments, Artistic License & Colour Matters technakohl liners
Nice-to-Haves: Front Lit lipstick, Personal Taste lipglass, Photo Realism eyeshadow quad, Crest the Wave & Maira’s Magic eyeshadows, Heritage Rouge & Push the Edge pigment, Full of Fuchsia & Obviously Orange technakohl liners
Skip: Lovin’ It lipstick, In the Gallery eyeshadow quad, Violet Trance eyeshadow, Gold & Fuchsia glitters
What did you end up getting? What did you love/hate? Share your thoughts!