Make Up For Ever “Lips to Love” Lip Look


Make Up For Ever “Lips to Love” Lip Look

Last week, Make Up For Ever reached out to me to participate in their Lips to Love contest, which is all about spotlighting their new lipstick, Rouge Artist Intense (you can see reviews for 13, 20, 21, 37, 43, 44, 49).  I had a few ideas floating around but once I found out that you could only use Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks (what can I say, I had visions of using Strass and liner and… yeah, which is a good thing, because it would have been way. too. much!), I took inspiration from a lip look I did a few weeks ago.

My Lip Look: I used #21 (shimmering bright red) on the very outer edge of the lips, and I applied it using a lip brush to get a crisp edge.  I then applied #17 (shimmering gold) on the center of the lips.  On a metal palette, I mixed both #21 and #17 together and blended the two shades together by patting on the color with a lip brush.  This gave it that seamless gradient of gold to fiery orange to scarlet I was hoping for.

There are seven lovely ladies who have all created their own lip looks, and you can check all eight of us here The winner gets to giveaway 10 traincases filled with the winner’s favorite Make Up For Ever products to their readers.  So the prize is really going to the readers, which is amazing! 🙂 They are also giving out a lipstick to 10 winners everyday here.

You can check out all of the entries and vote for your favorite HERE!  Today is the LAST day to vote — good luck to everyone!!

See a close-up… and see my first [totally different concept] attempt!

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Le Metier de Beaute Nail Lacquer (Le Cirque)

Le Metier de Beaute Nail Lacquer

Le Metier de Beaute Nail Lacquers ($15.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) saw the addition of four shades for their fall collection, Le Cirque:

Le Metier de Beaute’s Nail Lacquers come an undoubtedly painful price point. These are tiny little bottles with still-hefty price tags, but the formula is dreamy. It’s not too thick or thin, but what stands out is the pigmentation–very rich, intense pigment in nearly one stroke. I think if I was a little more careful, I could have made some of these one coaters. I was able to get a full week’s worth of wear with just minor tip wear.

Welcome to Swatch-all-idays! To start 2011 off on the right foot (or post, as it may be!), Temptalia is going through a backlog of products we have photographed, swatched, and often tested but in a slightly different manner. Quick reviews may be partially incomplete, such as a blush may only be swatched on the arm rather than shown on the face. It is our hope that what we are able to provide is still helpful!

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Benefit Dandelion Box Powder

Benefit Dandelion Powder Blush

Welcome to Swatch-all-idays! To start 2011 off on the right foot (or post, as it may be!), Temptalia is going through a backlog of products we have photographed, swatched, and often tested but in a slightly different manner. Quick reviews may be partially incomplete, such as a blush may only be swatched on the arm rather than shown on the face. It is our hope that what we are able to provide is still helpful!

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! 🙂

RECOMMENDATION: For something that adds a natural glow without going overboard or adding a lot of color, Dandelion works well. It flatters both warmer and cooler skin tones, too!

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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MAC Stylishly Yours Collection for Holiday 2010/Winter 2011

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection

MAC Stylishly Yours Collection

U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010

Madly chic women know how to play variations on a theme to give a signature look major oomph, more modern momentum; the simplest switch-up is all that’s required. A pink lip, a lavender eye? A red lip, an orange eye? Stylishly Yours is a M∙A∙C presto-change-o colour collection to personalize the process instantly. Always flawlessly fabulous, set against the sophistication of black, work the full spectrum of passionate pinks to raging reds, in 4 Lipsticks, 4 Pigments, 4 Creme Colour Base, 2 Beauty Powders, Clear Lipglass, and don’t panic – Zoomlash and Fluidline at the ready to double dramatize how glamorous it is to be you.

Cream Colour Base ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Virgin Isle Vivid bright coral (Cream) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Tickle Me Pink Poppy creamy bright pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Movie Star Red Medium toned blue red (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Madly Magenta Vivid pinkish purple (Cream) (Permanent at PRO)

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Dark Diversion Blackened plum (Limited Edition)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)

Brush ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • 209 Eyeliner Brush (Permanent)

Zoom Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • New Hue Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Neon Orange Bright clean orange (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Something New Creamy bright blue pink (Amplified) (Limited Edition)
  • Cockney Sheer yellow red with multidimensional pearl (Lustre) (Permanent now) (Repromote from Euristocrats, ’09)
  • Style Curve Bright clean violet purple (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Clear Clear (Permanent)

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Follow Your Fancy Bright coral with small pearl particle (Limited Edition)
  • Madly Personal Bright pink (Limited Edition)
  • New Fixation Bright fuchsia red with soft pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Vivid bright violet purple (Permanent)

Beauty Powder ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

  • Play It Proper Pastel soft pink with sparkles (Limited Edition)
  • Too Chic Soft peachy cream with fine shimmer (Limited Edition)

Availability: December 26th, 2010 at all North American MAC locations. January 2011 at all international MAC locations.

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MAC Cham-Pale Collection for Holiday 2010/Winter 2011

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

MAC Cham-Pale Collection

U.S. Launch Date: December 26th, 2010

Only the finest will do for a M∙A∙C toast to the New Year! Cham Pale is a cuvée colour collection that’s cause for celebration – a Champagne smash, shimmering with all the bubbly optimism and golden glow of the best that’s yet to be, in Eye Shadow, from Brule to Et tu, Bouquet?; Paint Pots in Chilled on Ice and Let Me Pop, Lipstick in four shades, especially Quiet Please, and Flustered; Lipgelée from Bubble Lounge to Straight to the Head; two Chromagraphic Pencils (NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30); Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick; Kohl Power in Feline; Nail Lacquer we call Very Important Platinum!; Studio Fix Mascara, and new Special Reserve Highlight Powder in four shades ending perfectly elegantly in everyone’s favourite: Rosé Olé. All, for every skin tone. To us!

Special Reserve Highlighter Powder ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Chez Chez Lame Soft gold with silver shimmer (Limited Edition)
  • Rose Ole Soft pink with gold shimmer (Limited Edition)

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • I Get No Kick Metallic nude (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Feline Rich black (Limited Edition, Repromote)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • NC15/NW20 NC15 (Permanent at PRO)
  • NW25/NC30 NC25 (Permanent at PRO)

Paint Pot ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Chilled on Ice Frosted white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Let Me Pop Frosted light copper (Limited Edition)
  • Vintage Selection Frosted dirty peach (Limited Edition)
  • Dangerous Cuvee Frosted cool grey (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Soiree Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Very Important Platinum Dirty platinum (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Tanarama Pale beige with golden shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Quiet, Please Frosted pink champagne (Lustre) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from Red She Said, ’08)
  • Flustered Frosted pale bronze (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Gel Sheer metallic beige (Frost) (Permanent)

Lipgelee ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Bubble Lounge Sparkly pink peach (Frost)
  • Sin-tillation Sparkly pale icy pink (Frost)
  • Straight to the Head Sparkly bronze brown (Frost)
  • Luxure Off-white with pink pearl (Frost)

Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Brule Soft creamy beige (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Et tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote from A Rose Romance, ’09)
  • Caviar Dreams Dirty frosted pewter (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Retrospeck Beached blonde (Lustre) (Permanent)

Studio Fix Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Black Fix Black (Permanent)

Complete Comfort Creme ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Permanent in U.S., Limited Edition in Asia)

Calms and soothes irritated skin immediately and over time and relieves sensitive skin while diminishing the appearance of redness, irritation and blotchiness. Over time, the gentle, soothing formula helps reduce the appearance of broken capillaries and helps even out skin tone. It contains algae extracts that visibly reduce redness and blotchiness on the skin, both immediately and over time. Kukui nut oil provides moisturization and emollience, while kola seed extract acts as an anti-irritant to help soothe irritated skin. It contains wheat germ and barley extracts that help strengthen the skin’s natural lipid barrier over time. It moisturizes and softens the skin immediately and over time and improves skin tone over time.

Fix+ Lavender ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 + Lavender ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Calm Mode Light neutral beige (Limited Edition)

Availability: December 26th, 2010 at all North American MAC locations. January 2011 at all international MAC locations.

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