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Thursday, January 15th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Creamteam Collection

U.S. Launch Date: February 5th, 2009

Cremesheen Lipstick

  • Creme Cup Light blue pink
  • Shy Girl Creamy neutral coral beige
  • Crosswires Clean pinky orange
  • Lickable Bright clean blue pink
  • Lavender Whip Light cool lavender
  • Creme In Your Coffee Creamy mid-tone pink brown
  • Spice Is Nice Creamy warm dark brown
  • Hang-up Deep berry

Cremesheen Glass

  • Ever So Rich Sheer Lilac
  • Fashion Scoop Pale cool baby pink with light pear
  • Boy Bait Light neutral beige with pearl
  • Partial To Pink Light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl
  • Melt In Your Mouth Mid-tone creamy clean pink
  • Petite Indulgence Mid-tone bright blue pink
  • Creme Anglaise Mid-tone neutral mauve
  • Looks Like Sin Sheer deep berry

Cremestick Liner

  • Sublime Culture Neutral pink
  • Pink Treat Dirty pink
  • Caramellow Neutral caramel
  • Velvetella Blackened plum
Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Guerlain Exotic Paradise Collection is my favorite spring launch so far.  (I admit, NARS’ Heart of Desire Collection looks very promising!)  I’ve seen a fair amount of the spring collections released, and I really fell in love with Guerlain’s presentation, mix of colors, and especially the Exotic Paradise quad ($58.00). Guerlain has some of the best packaging of the higher end brands, because each product is housed in a metal compact/casing. It just feels more luxe than plastic, you know?

The Exotic Paradise Quad comes with four shades of shadow perfect for spring–pastels, but they’re not typical pastels. Trust me when I say the pastel green is *beyond* stunning! The pastel green shade is a vibrant springy green with gold sheen. The peachy shade is a smooth, silky peachy shade. The pastel pink is a rich, cool medium pink that goes on like butter. And the brown shade? Deliciously luxe and smooth with a warm, deep brown base and gold sheen. The brown is actually one of the most stunning shades of brown eyeshadow I’ve seen!

What really stood out to me about this uad is there was a good mix of pastel looks that could be made, but I could also go darker just by adding the brown shade with any of the other colors. The quality of the shadows from the texture to the pigmentation is oh-so-amazing. Each shadow, without exception, went on prettier than appeared, smoothly, and felt like silk. No dreaded chalkiness, no disappointment in color here. In these photos, you’ll notice there’s an overlay of a greenish-gold in the shape of flowers/leaves. This design does disappear after you use your shadows a few times, but it doesn’t matter. The shadows look incredible–even better–without this overlay.

I’d also like to take a quick minute to talk about Guerlain’s Ombre Eclat Duo Liner ($52.00) in L’heure de Nuit (which, if my terrible French works, means the hour of night or something to that effect). Pricey, but ridiculously luxe in packaging (gold-colored metal casing) and texture, so it’s definitely something I recommend to those who tend to buy high end brands like Guerlain. It’s a very practical product in which you’re given a very light shade and a coordinated dark shade, so you can use the product as a highlighter, liner, or just shadow. It’s interesting that it was out on display as part of the spring collection, just because it’s so much darker than the rest of the line.  It’s not on my must-have list to recommend to you all, but I thought I’d give you my take on it! :)

Where To Buy

You can find Guerlain’s spring launch (plus many other brands’ spring collections) over at Nordstrom.com. Don’t forget they’re doing their large GWP right now! :)

Stay tuned for more reviews & photos Guerlain’s spring launch! :) But for now, take a look at more photos of the quad, duo liner, and swatches…. but of course! Continue reading →

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

Instructions: Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share it with us in the comments section! :)

Most Common Beauty Mistake: [answer]
Your last beauty faux pas: [answer]
Do you tell others if they have a glaring beauty oops?: [answer]

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Do you ever feel TOTALLY overwhelmed by all of the MAC Cosmetics Collections? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!  Be sure to visit & bookmark this page, which features information regarding all of the collections from 2008 as well as collections for 2009, and it is updated regularly as we get more info!  Here’s a little excerpt from the page mentioned earlier with the most recent launch and the next few we have details on!

If you have information not yet posted on Temptalia, feel free to submit it! It can be collection information, photos, swatches–whatever! Just send it to [email protected].

Blonde, Brunette, Redhead

U.S. Launch Date: January 8th, 2009

Well-Defined

U.S. Launch Date: February 5th, 2009

MAC & Hello Kitty

U.S. Launch Date: February 12th, 2009 (Unveiling Parties February 3rd, 2009)

Kitty Kouture

U.S. Launch Date: March 5th, 2009

Cream Team

U.S. Launch Date: February 5th, 2009

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your favorite “my lips but better” color combo? What’s your favorite way to get the look?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Iswii.net has these fantastic images taken from an unveiling of a MAC S/S2009 show. I don’t know much else, considering I don’t know a lick of Chinese, LOL. Any translators? ;) P.S. – It looks like a MSF from BBR is acting as a placeholder on the HK display.

So, still excited for HK? Less excited? MORE?

See five more images! Continue reading →