MAC Peacocky: Kissable Lipcolour Dupes & Comparisons (Part 2)

Part one of two for the Kissable Lipcolours! 🙂 The biggest concern regarding finding similar shades is the fact that these are a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid. By comparing it to a lipstick or lip gloss, you are really not getting the same thing. I would say using a lipstick dupe is more similar, because these have the dry down that looks more like a particularly creamy lipstick (think perhaps an Amplified finish) with some slip. This is why I looked more for dupes within similar product types.

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MAC Peacocky: Kissable Lipcolour Dupes & Comparisons (Part 1)

Part one of two for the Kissable Lipcolours! 🙂 The biggest concern regarding finding similar shades is the fact that these are a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid. By comparing it to a lipstick or lip gloss, you are really not getting the same thing. I would say using a lipstick dupe is more similar, because these have the dry down that looks more like a particularly creamy lipstick (think perhaps an Amplified finish) with some slip. This is why I looked more for dupes within similar product types.

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MAC Peacocky: Mega Metal Eyeshadow Dupes & Comparisons (Part 2)

I’ve split the Mega Metal Eyeshadows into two parts for dupes and comparisons, and then I will also do the Kissable Lipcolours (also in two parts) so no post is overwhelming!  I think Spectacle of Yourself is the most dupable of the bunch, while Paparazz-she is a shade I don’t quite have anything like in my stash.

ODALISQUE is tealer and slightly lighter than Strike a Pose, while Birds & Berries is a sheerer, less intense version. Talent Pool is a lighter blue with a bit of a golden sheen. Parrot is just a touch darker than Talent Pool, so it is not comparable. Cool Heat is tealer.  Shimmermoss is far too light in comparison, which is so odd to think of Shimmermoss as light.

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MAC Peacocky: Mega Metal Eyeshadow Dupes & Comparisons (Part 1)

I’ve split the Mega Metal Eyeshadows into two parts for dupes and comparisons, and then I will also do the Kissable Lipcolours (also in two parts) so no post is overwhelming!  It’s always amazing how things are not as easily duped as one would think.  When compared next to each other, the nuances of each shade gets diminished or more noticeable, depending on what else is swatched nearby.  Whether any of these is really dupable depends on how close is close enough for you.

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New Year’s Eve Look with MAC Peacocky

New Year’s Eve Look with MAC Peacocky

Though I spent New Year’s Eve at home playing with makeup (err, I mean, reviewing Peacocky!), I still felt like I needed to get a little dolled up–at the very least! It was actually the first New Year’s Eve that my boyfriend and I have spent together, just him and I. I wanted something soft but still a little glitzy, and the new Mega Metal Eyeshadows were obviously the way to go–get to test them out, get my glitz!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Dalliance eyeshadow all over the lid. Lightly blend Centre Stage eyeshadow into the crease and blend into the outer corner with the 222. Next, apply Sex-pectations eyeshadow into the lower crease with the 239 (horizontally), lightly blending with Centre Stage. Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Perversion eyeliner on the lower lash line and pat Dalliance eyeshadow on lower lower lash line with a dampened 219 to brighten. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sur blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then highlight with Gana blush using the 165.

For lips, apply Scandelicious lipcolour for a complementing lip.

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Win $900 of Make Up For Ever Products!

Win $900 of Make Up For Ever Products!

To kick off 2011 and to start it off on only the very best of ways, we have a slew of Make Up For Ever products to giveaway to a very lucky reader.  This is a Rock For Ever traincase that Make Up For Ever allowed me to choose products to put in it (the instructions being any products until it is full) as a result of winning their Lips to Love contest.  There are 29 products that fit in the case, plus the case itself, and the Temptalia’s Essentials Kit weighs in at over five pounds!

Congratulations to @pigmentedpretty (Ashley) for winning this prize!

One (1) grand prize winner will receive the following Make Up For Ever products, all housed in a Rock For Ever Traincase (which is not available for sale!) of MY essentials:

  • 12 Flash Color Case ($95)
  • HD Blush Brush #55N ($39)
  • Kabuki Brush ($39)
  • Eyeshadow Brush #6N ($24)
  • HD Elixir ($38)
  • HD Microfinish Powder ($30)
  • HD Bluses in #5 Nip Slip, #6 Quickie, and #8 PDA ($75)
  • Aqua Creams in #5 Peach and $21 Turquoise ($44)
  • Eyeshadows in #304, 310, #72, #92, #93, #123, #127, #147, #153, #159 ($190)
  • Aqua Eyes Liner in #0L, #5L, #11L, #12L, #17L, #20L, and #23L ($119)
  • Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks in #9, #17, #19, #21, #24, #36 ($114)
  • #16 Pure Pigment ($19)
  • #112 Valerie False Eyelashes ($15)
  • #43 Moulin Rouge Strass ($20)

Official Rules, Terms, & Conditions

The approximate value of the grand prize is $900.00. This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Temptalia reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the grand prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.

By entering or accepting the prize in this contest, winner(s) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from January 1st, 2010 through January 5th, 2011 at 11:59PM PST.

Eligibility

This contest is open to all participants, including international unless prohibited by their local state/country. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf. For reference, the age of majority is 18 years old in the United States, with the exception of Alabama (19), Delaware (19), Mississippi (21), and Nebraska (19). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Eligible participants are allowed to enter up to three (3) times, as per the section below.

Two Ways to Enter

1.) Leave a comment on this post:  sharing with me which product you’re most looking forward to trying!

2.) Follow @temptalia on Twitter and tweet this message: Follow @temptalia and RT to win $900 of Make Up For Ever products! Two more ways to win + rules: http://budurl.com/mufekit

3.) “Like” us on Facebook and leave a comment on this Facebook post indicating which product from the kit you’re most looking forward to trying.

How to Win

One (1) grand prize winner will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes. In the event that the original grand prize winner does not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before January 5th, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. The grand prize winner will be notified via e-mail, direct message (through Twitter), or Facebook message, as appropriate. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected.

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