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This is a look I did to test out several products I hope to review (some I’ve reviewed at this point, some I haven’t).
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Apply the lilac eyeshadow to the lower half of the lid with the 239. Next, apply the copper rose eyeshadow to the upper half of the lid and crease with the 217. Then, apply the burgundy brown eyeshadow into the crease and blend upward with the 219. Use Trench eyeshadow to highlight the brow bone and diffuse the crease color with the 217. Apply Perversion liner on the lower water line and Glisten liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.
For cheeks, apply Menage a Trois blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.
For lips, apply Frivolous pencil for a complementing lip.
A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!
Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!
First, I’ll share mine!
Haul: I bought Jack Black Lip Balms for my uncle, nothing for me though!
Weekend plans: Just hanging out with friends & family!
Shampoo you’re using right now: shu uemura shusu!
Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Philosophy Orange in Bloom Shower Gel
Philosophy Orange in Bloom 3-in-1 Shower Gel ($16.00 for 16 fl. oz.) is a companion to Cherry in Bloom, but it is noticeably more fruit-dominated than the latter. Initially, it smells like a burst of orange creamsicles. I don’t mean that in a bad way but that is exactly what it reminded me off: the sweetness of vanilla mixed with the citrus of orange.
orange in bloom shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath showers you in the delicate, citrus essence of orange blossoms as you lather from head to toe.
It seems too heavy with orange to mimic the orange blossom scent–the florals don’t sing quite enough here. After lathering for a few minutes, the sweetness seems to disappear and then I get hints of the underlying floral quality of the scent.
my thoughts on the formula: They lather up well and leave skin feeling clean without any tightness or dryness. If you prefer your body wash to leave behind a long-lasting scent, these won’t be for you, but if you like to enjoy the scent while you shower but don’t want it to linger heavily beyond, then these are perfect. (I belong to the latter category!) I don’t find them to lather quite as well in the hair, and they work in a pinch to clean hair, but I prefer many other shampoos over this one. It does, however, work well as a bubble bath, too–a little goes a long way.
final thoughts: If you like the scent of sweet oranges, perhaps orange creamsicles but something not quite as sweet, this might be for you. It’s less than full-blown orange food-based scent but not wholly reminiscent of orange blossoms.
where to buy: Philosophy
I don’t mind sticky as long as it’s not like glue! I find it lasts longer.
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Hourglass Scarlet Aura Lip Stain
Hourglass Scarlet Aura Sheer Lip Stain ($26.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “soft plum.” The new Aura Sheer Lip Stain is a water-based lip stain that’s designed to create a sheer wash of color with a semi-matte finish. Scarlet is the darkest of the three shades launched. Over my natural lip color, it’s a deep, plummy, berry. It’s semi-opaque and has just a touch of sheen but it is mostly matte.
If you haven’t tried one before, lip stains require prep work–because they adhere to your lips, much of your natural lip is “exposed.” There is no gloss or creamy lipstick to hide behind, so any imperfections from your natural lips may show through with a lip stain. Scarlet is dark enough where it is a more forgiving lip stain, but drier lips will find this accentuates dryness, cracking, and peeling. I always exfoliate and then pat clear balm on my lips approximately 30 minutes prior to applying a lip stain. I tend to do this after my morning shower, and then I apply the stain after breakfast.
It’s loaded with color but not much else, so it isn’t going to provide long-lasting moisturization, which is why I like to prep with balm beforehand. It does take well to layering balm on top, though, so clear balm can be used to proivde moisture without disturbing the color.
I love the concept of lip stains but find it difficult to wear them, because they often apply unevenly. Hourglass applies beautifully–the color deposits well without settling into lip lines and has enough glide that it is easy to evenly distribute. It also lasts for hours and hours and does make it through drinking and eating. I get around eight hours of continuous wear–by ten, there is a little fading.
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