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Temptalia Gives Away MAC Haunting Eyeshadow!
We’re giving away one (1) MAC Haunting Eyeshadow, from the limited edition MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection.
Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us what you like most about MAC’s latest collection.
All entries must be submitted by August 30th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.
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When don’t you wear makeup? What makes you not wear makeup during those times?
I usually wear little to zero makeup when I run super quick errands – like grabbing take out or picking up just one or two items at the store!
Thanks to reader MC for today’s question!
MAC DSquared Collection – Promotional Images
Here are product photos and promotional imagery for the upcoming launch in October!
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Worst Lip Stain? What brand/product wins this category?
Givenchy Velvet Purple, Glamorous Fuchsia, Lilac Confession, Capricious Pink
Givenchy’s Latest Lip Gloss Launch
Givenchy Gloss Interdit Ultra-Shiny Color Plumping Effect ($24.50 for 0.21 oz.) is a new product launch by Givenchy which features twelve shades of the new lip gloss. I tried out four of those twelve shades, and I gotta say, I like the new formula!
- Velvet Purple is a semi-sheer berry-burgundy shade with subtle shimmer and lots of glossy sheen.
- Glamorous Fuchsia is a semi-opaque, medium bubblegum pink that goes on more creamy in finish and look but still has lots of glossiness.
- Lilac Confession is a semi-opaque, medium pink laced with lightly cooled lilac with a frosty shimmer finish.
- Capricious Pink is semi-sheer, light shimmery pinky-beige shade that goes on more sheerly and more of a muted, light pink, which is a bit different compared to the swatch (which is more of a bright pinky-coral).
The gloss does lightly plump up lips, but there is no noticeable burn/tingle that is often associated with lip plumping products. (Trust me, I am no fan of that lip plumping tingle.) It’s a medium-thick, non-sticky gloss that can be semi-sheer to more opaque, depending on the shade chosen. Glamorous Fuchsia and Lilac Confession both had good pigmentation, while Velvet Purple was most certainly noticeable, it still appeared as more of a sheer gloss. Capricious Pink had the least color pay off of the four, but that is the nature of lighter lip glosses.
I find that these wear for four or five hours with minimal fading, and they don’t leave behind any residue when they do fade away after eating/drinking. They’re also moisturizing and feel really lovely on your lips–lightweight and not thick or tacky. They’re a bit pricey relative to other brands’ lipglosses, but the price is right in line with what I’d expect from Givenchy.
- Product: 8/10
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 8/10
- Packaging: 7/10
Recommendation: Lipgloss lovers will likely enjoy this new formula, and if you want some fuller lips… even better. The way the gloss looks helps to further amp up your natural lip shape, too. A wee bit pricey for some, but if it’s within your budget or you feel like splurging… not a bad choice!
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HauteLook is having a Rock & Republic sale!
The sale is going on now at HauteLook! Most items are 40% off, a few 41-43% off. Surprisingly, it looks like nearly half, if not more, of the Rock & Republic line are on the site. (Usually you just get a smattering of items.) I like R&R’s products (from the few I’ve tried), and at this price, they’re definitely worth picking up. I know I’m gonna snatch up some lipglosses, blushes, and shadows myself! Will update once I decide since there are SO many items to choose from!
Edit: I picked a TON (and I mean a TON) of eyeshadows and a few lipglosses. I figured the eyeshadows will last longer, so better to cave on those than lipgloss! I went a lil’ overboard, but it was too hard to resist!
(The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! )