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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Kat Von D for Summer 2009

True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Gypsy
Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette in Gypsy is the key to a sexy smoky eye with a hot summer twist. Designed by reality television star Kat Von D especially for Sephora, this artistic spectrum of shades brings an edgy-glam creativity to your makeup. The pigment-rich shadows deliver major impact to make the eyes pop! The sleek black palette is stenciled with silver roses and arrives packaged in a silk-screened black and silver box that is itself a work of art—and inspired by Kat’s favorite tattoo.

The Gypsy palette contains the shades:

  • Lucifer
  • Stryker
  • Frankie
  • Hawkwind
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Birdcage
  • Ego Sum
  • Gunner

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

9 Must-Have MAC Lipglasses

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Oyster Girl lipglass is a gorgeous, sheer pearly pink lipglass. It’s really the way the shimmer gives off a lot of pearl sheen that makes this gloss a must-have. It layers well over both light and dark lipglasses.

C-Thru lipglass is an absolute must if you love a glossy, beige-to-nude lip. It’s a creamy concoction of light, pale beige.

Underage lipglass is similar to C-Thru lipglass, only it’s a sheer, soft pink with just a touch of shimmer. If you want a little more of a fleshy, pink nude lip, opt for this!

Cultured lipglass is a semi-sheer pink with purplish tones with shimmer that reflects both pink and almost a frosty silver.

Nymphette lipglass is a shimmery, lightly pink toned gloss with golden reflection in it. It’s incredibly flattering on lips alone, or layered with a lipstick.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Smashbox Introduces Limitless for Summer 2009

Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss SPF15 ($21.00)
Get gorgeous color and shine for up to six hours while protecting your pout with SPF 15! The contoured wand hugs lips for a precise and comfortable one-coat application.

  • Infinite Soft pinkish nude
  • Forever Barely there pink
  • Boundless Juicy melon
  • Endless Sheer plum
  • Nonstop Cool raspberry
  • Eternity Shimmering bronze

Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss ($19.00)
Saturate lips in high-impact shine! This advanced reflective gloss is formulated with vitamins A and E to condition and protect and hyaluronic acid for ultimate moisturization. Vegetal Filling Spheres fill in fine lines to give lips a smoother appearance. Light-reflective pearls create a high-shine wet look.

  • Lustrous Pearl

The Nude Lip Liner ($16.00)
The only lip liner you’ll ever need! This ultra-creamy pencil matches your lip tone to create beautiful, natural-looking definition. Coordinates with any lip color to ensure your pout stays perfect for hours!

  • Fair
  • Light
  • Dark
  • Medium

Available: Now available at Nordstrom.com.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Givenchy’s Summer 2009 Collection is a natural, glowy-bronzy compilation of products for the face, eyes, and lips.

Glow to Wear in Sun Satin ($37.00) is a sheer, shimmery (golden-bronze) oil that you can apply all over your body for a subtle, barely bronzed sheen. The shimmer is definitely noticeable, though, so if you aren’t into shimmer, you’ll want to pass on this.

There were two Pop Gloss Crystal lipglosses ($24.00 each) launched — Sun Coral and Sun Rose. Sun Coral is a muted, peachy pink with multicolored shimmer. Sun Rose is a coral-orange shade with subtle multicolored shimmer.

Two bronzers were launched in the form of Prisme Again! Compact Powder Quartet ($43.00 each) — Sun Mango and Sun Cinnamon. Sun Mango is a quartet of light beige to peach tones, and it is ideal for lighter complexions. Sun Cinnamon is similar, just darker, so it is more suitable for deeper complexions.

The Sun Reflection Prisme Again! Eyes Quartet ($50.00) is actually quite stunning. These are four incredibly frosty shades of eyeshadow, but they look like shimmering water when swatched. They were so hypnotic, I found it quite difficult to capture what I liked most about them (their sheen/glimmer) in a photo.

The last piece I tested out was the Prismissime Mat & Glow in Sun Caramel ($53.00), which is a product designed to add just a little warmth to face. It contains six shades of matte caramel-toned shades, and then the three in the center are shimmery. These can be used anywhere you want, from face to eyes, which does make it convenient.

Overall, I wasn’t wow-ed by this collection. I much preferred spring’s Maharani Collection over this. I feel this feels too uninspired and traditional for a summer release. The standout product was the Eye Quartet–the shadows are truly stunning with their water-like glimmer.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

7 Must-Have MAC Brown Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Twig lipstick is a creamy, semi-sheer pink with brownie-pink. It’s almost like a really deep, flesh-toned color.

Stay In Touch lipstick is a creamy, soft-sheen yellow-based brown that goes on fairly opaque, but it is wearable even for those wary of brown.

Spirit lipstick is a semi-sheer beige-based brown with just a touch of pink in it.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

When did you first get into makeup? When did you become full fledged beauty junkie?

Temptalia's Answer.

Just after I turned 18, actually! I pretty much fell in love thereafter, so I was probably just around the same age when I became an addict!
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