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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009


Indigo Charm Eyeshadow Palette

Lancome’s Declaring Indigo Collection is an inspired collection amongst the fall launches, but it is (clearly, my opinion only!) the best Lancome collection to-date. It is stunning. It’s wearable, but there are pops of bold, indigo-blue weaved throughout the launch to make it intense. The collection itself is fairly large, encompassing well over twenty different items to please your makeup tastes. I have a few pieces to show you, and also some swatches I did while at Nordstrom last week for the ones I didn’t end up with, but since it’s such a large launch, you can expect a few posts over the course of the day showcasing my favorite pieces!

For my favorite item from the launch, it’s a tie between Indigo Charm Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00) and Indigo Paris Le Vernis ($18.00). (It seems I might have a thing for blues, yeah?) The eyeshadow palette is a stunning mix of deep blues and softer antique golds. Long-time readers know I am a big fan of antique golds and that hasn’t changed, so this quad is completely after my heart. I really didn’t stand a chance, I swear! There is a bold, satiny velvet blue, a deep, rich antique-gold, a softer, more golden-toned antique gold, and finally a shimmery dark blue with silver sparkle. Each is extremely pigmented, feels smooth and velvety to the touch, and leaves no room for questions. High quality and not a single mediocre shade in the bunch.

Paired with the rich indigo-blues of the launch is Indigo Charm Ink Artliner ($23.50). There are also two other shades available: Brun Elegance and Noir Magnificence. Lancome’s Ink Artliers are a new gel-based eyeliner formula that feels creamy, without being too creamy. They dry down fairly matte–they don’t have a wet look–and look much like they do in their pots. Indigo Charm is a rich, navy blue with slight blue shimmer and a little sheen. This is a color that really makes peepers pop (especially brown eyes), and it’s bold enough without being overly bright that it is great to wear alone for just a hint of color.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Guerlain KissKiss Baby for Fall 2009

KissKiss Baby Nourishing Lip Balm – Delicate Nudes SPF 10

The newest member of Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss family offers the highest level of nourishing and pampering effects – just like its name suggests. Kiss Kiss Baby treats your lips with delicate and effective skincare ingredients to soften and smooth for a baby-soft finish. The six ultra-sheer shades create an incredible tone-on-tone harmony to give your lips that “just bitten” effect for a naturally sensual look. Its satin-sleek finish offers long-lasting radiance and daily protection from the sun with a formula that includes SPF 10. In Kiss Kiss Baby, skincare meets colour for a decadent balm that offers the perfect- and protected- pout.

Features

  • Pampers the lips with its rejuvenating formula.
  • SPF protection helps to prevent sun damage on the lips.
  • Smooth, stick formula stays soft and comfortable after long-term usage.
  • Satiny-smooth finish prevents feathering around the lips.

Formulation

  • Wild Mango Butter infuses lips with moisture and suppleness.
  • Luffa Oil nourishes dried-out and chapped lips.
  • Oligopeptides (proteins + trace elements) increases volume and softness in lips.
  • Sun Protection Factor 10

Includes

  • 200 Cristal Nude
  • 220 Red Nude
  • 241 Rosewood Nude
  • 240 Honey Nude
  • 260 Romantic Nude
  • 261 Rosy Nude

Availability: Kiss Kiss Baby is available for $30.00 at select Saks Fifth Avenues, Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus’, and Bergdorf Goodman.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you use to clean your brushes? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

Baby shampoo, MAC Brush Cleanser, and MAC Cleanse Off Oil!

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Hit List

Worst Lipstick Shade? What brand/product wins this category?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009


Glossy Full Couleur: #6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Yesterday, I showed you swatches of five of Make Up For Ever’s Glossy Full Couleur Lip Glosses, and today I have the other five. Again, they have a minty flavor/scent, retail for $19.00 each, and contain 0.33 oz. of product.

  • #6 is a sheer, glossy medium pink. Unlike #4, it’s not a bright pop of pink, but it isn’t so subdued that it’s boring, either.
  • #7 is a sheer, baby-girl pink. It has a really nice glossy finish.
  • #8 is a softer version of #2 and a darker version of #3. It’s a soft shade of orange that’s not quite coral, but not full blown orange either.
  • #9 is a glossy lilac-y pink shade. It’s not very purple, but there is definitely hints of it.
  • #10 is a brighter orange-y coral shade. It’s less orange and deeper than #3.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Trish McEvoy Simplicity Collection for Fall 2009

“My palm-sized Portable Beauty™ Simplicity Collection features an ultra-versatile face palette and mistake-proof brushes to meet all your touch-up needs on-the-go.”

Little Black Card: Simplicity Palette ($58.00)

The essential pocket-sized beauty companion, Trish McEvoy’s Little Black Card is a double-decked face palette to go. Complexion-enhancing colors and customizable concealer duo impart all you need to achieve your perfect face on the run. Housed in a pink pouch.

Warm up your skin with Weekend All Over Face Color and add color to cheeks with Natural Blush. Brighten and dress up eyes by applying Rose Quartz Glaze Eye Shadow lid to brow, new Iris Eye Shadow for a wash of color on the lid and Navy Cream Definer to effortlessly deepen and define your lashline for a gorgeously classic look.

Custom concealing is easy with two shades of Brightening Line Minimizing Concealer to banish under-eye darkness. Finish your on-the-go look with the ultra-flattering Pink Rose and/or Jolie Lip Colors and lip-enhancing Simply Glamorous Lip Gloss.

Lash Curling Mascara ($28.00)

  • Black

Portable Beauty Brush Set ($65.00)

The perfect travel or beginning brush set, Trish McEvoy’s Portable Beauty Brush Set features four of Trish’s favorite handcrafted brushes in precious miniature. Multipurpose and shaped for effortless application, they are all you need for professional-quality touch-ups. The wallet-sized, quilted pink case houses a pocket for this season’s Little Black Card™.   Brushes include:
Retractable Pocketable Blush, All Over Eye, Tapered Eyeliner, Covered Lip

Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.trishmcevoy.com.

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