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Win It! MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow! (International Only)


Win It! MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow! (International Only)

Five (5) lucky Temptalia readers will win one (1) MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow ($14.50 retail value).  This giveaway is open only to international readers outside of U.S./Canada.  The limited distribution of this collection means that our international friends can’t partake, and for that reason, this particular giveaway is for them.

Congratulations to Linda M., Elisa S., Tommy C., Vera T., and Hollie G.!

Two (2) Ways to Win

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me how you would wear Jealousy Wakes.
  2. Like Temptalia on Facebook and leave a comment on this status update telling me how you would wear Jealousy Wakes (you can repeat what you said on this post).

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Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow


Inglot #328 Eyeshadow

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow)

Inglot’s Matte Eyeshadows ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) range has a fair amount of peaches/beiges (they seem to have more peach than beige) — plus a bright yellow to cheer the whole group up, since it sits in the last slot of this palette.

  • 328 is a soft, peach beige with a matte finish.
  • 353 is a soft, warmed-up, ultra light peach-beige. with a matte finish
  • 355 is a soft beige with a hint of peach and a matte finish. This is so close to #353, it’s hard to tell them apart.
  • 351 is an ivory with a matte finish.
  • 323 is a bright, medium-dark yellow with a matte finish.

These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch.  They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush.  A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows).  The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these.  The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.

I did find that #323 was the “worst” of the bunch; it did have some payoff issues, where it applied unevenly and seemed to disappear was I blended it out.   #353 and 355 are really similar, as well, and I don’t think one would need both; #353 is just a little warmer.

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow

A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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5 Great Pink Lipglosses

5 Great Pink Lipglosses

Reader Danielle wanted to see a 5 Ways for pink lipgloss, and here are five picks from me!  I tried to pick a variety of pinks – light, intense, very pink, darker pink.

What’s your favorite pink lipgloss?

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MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Jealousy Wakes Comparison Swatches


MAC One-Off, MAC Jealousy Wakes, MAC Emerald Green, MAC Gulf Stream

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Jealousy Wakes Comparison Swatches

Now, I have no problems comparing Jealousy Wakes to other products, because it’s the shade I created and it doesn’t bother me to share comparisons with all of you.  Part of me hoped to find something comparable, but the other part wanted to find nothing, just because that was the whole point! 🙂

  • MAC One-Off is more of a green–it has a stronger yellow undertone, less teal/blue (this shade was limited edition).
  • MAC Emerald Green is significantly yellower. This was one of the inspiration pieces for Jealousy Wakes, but I knew I wanted something with less yellow. This is a PRO pigment (and one of my favorites!).
  • MAC Gulf Stream is a blue-teal, so it doesn’t end up being comparable–it almost seemed like it would be when I saw it in the pan.  This was limited edition.
  • Urban Decay Graffiti is a much lighter, brighter green with a yellow undertone. Would be pretty with Jealousy Wakes!
  • MAC Humid is really nothing like it, but I had a few readers ask how close it was.
  • MAC Shimmermoss ends up looking so much bluer compared to all the green shades. Again, not at all comparable!

I haven’t tried it, but you may be able to get rather close with MAC Teal and Emerald Green pigments – a little mix of both just might get you there.  I’ll play around with it later on this week to see.

See comparison swatches!

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