Chanel Coquette (85) Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Coquette Rouge Allure Lipstick

Chanel Coquette (85) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened pinky-coral with cool-toned, fuchsia iridescence. It is almost opaque, but a hint of my lip freckle still peeks through, but this is a very creamy, moisturizing shade within the Rouge Allure formula. The color glides on effortlessly and wears for a solid five hours.

Rouge Allures have a slight rose scent, but I’ve found that the scent is usually subtle though occasionally a tube will have a more concentrated rose scent. (I’m not personally bothered by the scent, but those with more sensitive noses may want to check it out in person.) I get between four to six hours of wear, as Rouge Allures tend to wear longer than average on me.

The closest dupe I could come up with was Korres #18, which is pinker with gold shimmer. MAC Crosswires is more orange-based and a touch darker. NARS Niagara is closest in the pink color (though a little cooler) but doesn’t have the shimmer.

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Win $200+ MAC Mickey Contractor Products!

Win $200+ MAC Mickey Contractor Products!

To close out a fabulous year here at Temptalia, we have an incredible giveaway for you featuring the new, limited edition Mickey Contractor Collection.  The prize features twelve pieces from the upcoming collection, all brand new and eager to be played with!  Thanks for an incredible 2010!

Congratulations to Lizzy B.!

One (1) grand prize winner will receive:

  • MAC Gana Blush ($18.50)
  • MAC Sur Blush ($18.50)
  • MAC Athma Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00)
  • MAC Marvel Eyeshadow ($14.50)
  • MAC Oomph Eyeshadow ($14.50)
  • MAC Rani Eyeshadow ($14.50)
  • MAC Saffron Eyeshadow ($14.50)
  • MAC Flesh Lipglass ($14.50)
  • MAC Ivy Fluidline ($15.00)
  • MAC Siahi Fluidline ($15.00)
  • MAC Mehr Lipstick ($14.50)
  • MAC Yash Lipstick ($14.50)

Official Rules, Terms, & Conditions

The approximate value of the grand prize is $204.50.  This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Temptalia reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the grand prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.

By entering or accepting the prize in this contest, winner(s) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from December 31st, 2010 through January 5th, 2011 at 11:59PM PST.


This contest is open to all participants, including international unless prohibited by their local state/country. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf. For reference, the age of majority is 18 years old in the United States, with the exception of Alabama (19), Delaware (19), Mississippi (21), and Nebraska (19). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  Eligible participants are allowed to enter up to two (2) times, as per the section below.

Two Ways to Enter

1.) Leave a comment on this blog post sharing with me a look you would create with this collection!

2.) Follow @temptalia on Twitter and tweet this messageFollow @temptalia and RT to win $200+ MAC Mickey Contractor Goodies! One more way to win + rules:

How to Win

One (1) grand prize winner will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes. In the event that the original grand prize winner does not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before January 5th, 2011 at 11:59PM PST. The grand prize winner will be notified via e-mail, direct message (through Twitter), or Facebook message, as appropriate. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected.

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Philosophy Hot Buttered Rum Shower Gel Review, Photos

Philosophy Hot Buttered Rum

Philosophy Hot Buttered Rum Shower Gel ($16.00 for 16 oz.) is a rich, buttery scent of caramel and sweetness; it’s a little sweeter than butterscotch but has the same sweetness of syrup without being overwhelming.  It’s a very foodie scent, but it has quickly become one of my favorite holiday scents from Philosophy this year.

Philosophy Shower Gels are one of my personal favorites for body washes, because they come in an assortment of scents, with new ones each season. They lather up well and leave skin feeling clean without any tightness or dryness. I wouldn’t call these a moisturizing body wash nor do their scents linger. 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 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.

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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