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Win Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm!

Three (3) lucky Temptalia readers will win Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm ($39.00 value). The product is a three-in-one product: moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum. It’s designed to improve skin elasticity and brightness while protecting from the sun and concealing minor skin imperfections.

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Tarina Tarantino Feather Dollskin Cheek Blush

Tarina Tarantino Feather Dollskin Cheek Blush
Tarina Tarantino Feather Dollskin Cheek Blush

Tarina Tarantino Feather Dollskin Cheek Blush ($25.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as “shimmering peach.” It’s a pink apricot with soft golden shimmer that becomes more of a sheen when it’s sheered out. It’s similar to a lot of coral blushes that exist; it’s a bit pinker, less orange compared to cult favorite NARS Orgasm and resembles Benefit CORALista more.  It reminded me a bit of MAC Hipness, too.

The powder is very soft and finely-milled, so when you touch your brush to it, you can pick up quite a bit of color in a single go. This means it is a little powdery, though, so you may want to use a light hand when picking up color. Luckily, though the blush is fairly true-to-pan with good color payoff, it blends out easily because of the overall softness of the powder. It has more of a shimmer-sheen finish, so it doesn’t look frosty or disco ball-like on the cheeks. I had a good experience while wearing it, because it lasted eight hours without migrating or looking faded.

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Blush Feather
Feather
Feather
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total

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Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Spring 2012: Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “pure pink,” and it is one of four new and permanent glosses for spring. It looks like a peachy-pink with lots of pale gold sparkle when swatched (and in the tube), but on lips, it just looks like a sheer white peach gloss with lots of sparkle. I didn’t get any color to translate at all! You can find a number of similar barely-there shades in the Sheer Lipgloss Gallery.

KissKiss Lipgloss is a non-sticky, moisturizing formula that’s supposed to be water-resistant and long-lasting. It has three finishes (though I don’t know how you’d know which was what), the Petal Effect is sheer, Pearl Effect has “pearly essence,” while Gloss Effect gives a “subtle sparkling finish.” As far as I know, this is supposed to be a sheer to semi-sheer range (with KissKiss Laque being more opaque, which I believe is discontinued).

Rose in Bloom seems to lighten my lips a bit, because the resulting effect is more of a milky look with a lot of white and pale gold sparkle and shimmer. It has an ultra glossy shine, and the texture is almost gel-like; it’s thick without being goopy or sticky. It comes with a brush-type applicator that’s flexible without being floppy. KissKiss Lipgloss is scented with a sweet, fruity concoction but no taste. Where KissKiss Lipgloss excels is in its wear; it’s comfortable, moisturizing, non-sticky, and wears for four to five hours while retailing its shine for three to four hours.

I feel like water-resistant claims are kind of funny, because yes, water will trickle past your lip and onto your shirt, rather than streaking through your lipgloss, but water-resistant doesn’t seem to mean much in the world of lipgloss. When I hear “water-resistant” with a lipstick or gloss, my mind immediately thinks about being able to drink with the product on, but it’s by no means transfer-resistant, so you’ll still file remnants of gloss on the edge of your cup if you press your lip to it.

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss Rose in Bloom
10
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

This Week’s Sales for December 5th, 2011


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  • EBATES:  Lancome (14%), The Body Shop (10%), Pur Minerals (10%), drugstore.com (9%), Sephora (8%), SkinStore (8%)
  • GILT: D.L. & Co. (12/5), TRIA (12/6)
  • HAUTELOOK:  philosophy (12/5), theBalm (12/5), Urban Decay (12/6), MOR (12/6), Jemma Kidd (12/7), lifetherapy (12/7)
  • IDEELI:  Cosmesis Skincare (12/5)
  • MRREBATES:  WEN (50%), Murad (18%), Kiehl’s (12%), Lauren Hutton (12%), TimetoSpa (10%), SkinStore (10%), DermStore (10%), Elizabeth Arden (10%), Elizabeth Arden (10%)
  • MYHABIT: Cosmesis Skincare (12/5), Essential Skincare (12/6),
  • Rue La La:

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+
  • BATH & BODY WORKS:   Buy 3, get 2 free Signature Collection, expires 12/13. 20% off entire purchase with code GIFT20, expires 2/15/2012.  20% off entire purchase with code 20WINTER11, expires 12/24.
  • BEAUTY.COM: New Customers – get $5 off $35 or $10 off $70 on your first Beauty.com order, expires 1/1/12.  Get a free Issa London Designer Bag + deluxe samples ($175 value!) with your $100 order, while supplies last — link.
  • BENEFIT: Free shipping on $50+ purchases with code PRETTY50. Free international shipping with $115+ purchases with code WORLD115. Free Total Moisture mini with Hervana purchase with code HERVANA, 12/5 only!
  • BLOOMINGDALE’S: Free shipping on orders of $150+ with code FS150.
  • BLISS:  20% off Bliss, Remede, Elemis with code THANKS20, 12/5 only. Free gift with $135+ purchase with code HOLIDAY11, expires 12/31.  Free golden Cayman bag filled with six deluxe Sisley samples with Sisley purchase of $300+ plus with code CAYMAN, expires 12/31.  Free Clarisonic carrier bag + extra brush head with Clarisonic purchase with code CLARBAG, expires 12/31.
  • BOBBI BROWN: Free shipping on $65+ orders.  Free long-wear cream shadow in Suede + free shipping with $65+ purchase with code SUEDE9, expires 12/21 (one time use).  Free shimmer lip gloss in Glacier + free shipping on $65+ orders with code GLACIER9, expires 12/21 (one time use).  Three deluxe samples with any purchase now through 12/8, no code necessary.
  • CLINIQUE:  Free shipping on $50+ orders. Free All About Eyes mini with $30+ orders with code LIDS, available while supplies last.
  • DERMSTORE:  10% off when you shop for your My Favorites List, expires 12/31.
  • GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY:   Free shipping with code GAHOLIDAY10, now through 12/31.
  • KERASTASE:  Free deluxe sample of best selling Elixir Ultime with $68+ purchase, expires 1/1/12.
  • KIEHLS:  Get $20 off $65+ orders with code HOLIDAY, valid 11/21 through 12/31. Free complimentary gift wrap with any order now through 12/26. Receive 7 sample packets with any order, no code necessary, now through 12/26.
  • LANCOME: Free 4-piece sample set + free shipping on $45+ orders with code DECLAN, expires 12/31.  Free shipping on any order now through 12/25. For Lancome Canada: free 6-piece collection with $50+ purchase with code FESTIVE, while supplies last or 12/31.
  • NORDSTROM:  Free shipping & free returns everyday.
  • ORIGINS:  Free shipping on $50+ orders, no code necessary, expires 12/31.  Free Brightening Stick ($15 value) with any purchase with code TREAT, expires 12/25.
  • PHILOSOPHY:   10% off with code FRIENDS, expires 12/31. 3 for $33 showergels with code JOYFUL, now through 12/7.
  • SAKS FIFTH AVENUE:  Spend $150 and get a free subscription to Harper’s Bazaar with code BAZAAR.  Free shipping on any order now through 12/31.
  • SEPHORA:   Black Friday Exclusives: 10 specials. $10 each! Free assortment of best samples with $25+ order with code MYSTERY, expires 11/29. Free shipping with $25+ purchase with code SHIPNOW, expires 11/29.   Free makeup bag + 12 free sapmles with any $25+ purchase with code FROMSEPHORA (valid 11/15 thru 12/2). Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel for $10.  Clean mini trio for $15.  Free Bare Escentuals Lip Color with any $25+ purchase with code CONFIDENCE.  Free YSL Toning & Cleansing Water with $25+ purchase with code YSLCLEANSE.  Free Bare Escentuals mascara with $25+ purchase with code FLAWLESS.  Free YSL Faux Cils Mascara sample with $25+ purchase with code FAUXCILS.  Free Shiseido Mascara sample with $25+ purchase with code PERFECT. Free Bobbi Brown Eye Cream with any $25+ purchase with code BOBBIEYE.  Free Clinique Acne Treatment sample with $25+ purchase (BI) with code ACNE.  Free Murad cleanser sample with $25+ order with code CLEANSE.  Free Super by Perricone Hydrator sample with code SUPER.
  • SKINSTORE.COM:  20% off select gift ideas under $200 with code JOY20, expires 12/22.
  • TARTE: 10% off for new customers with code GGA, expires 12/31.
  • THE BODY SHOP (USA):  Free shipping on $50+ orders. 35% off your entire order with code EXTRAJOY, expires 12/5.
  • ULTA:  Free shipping on $25+ orders, no code necessary, expires 12/24.
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary. 5 YSL fragrance samples and free shipping on $75+ order with code FRAGRANCE10, expires 12/31.

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