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Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire

Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire ($65.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a pink and coral lover’s dream. There are four distinct shades in the palette, though it is expected to use either the two top shades or the two bottom shades together at the very least. It’s not really feasible to use just one of the shades individually, as the size of each strip doesn’t lend itself to that–perhaps the upper most shade which is also the largest stripe.

There is a coral-red strip with subtle gold shimmer, a softened fuchsia pink with gold sheen, a peachy-pink with gold sheen, and finally a soft rose pink with pale gold sheen. When swirled together, I managed to find a shade of medium peach-pink with gold sheen, which I found a bit like NARS Orgasm (and the many dupes for it). However, keep in mind that it easily gets darker, more coral, or lighter, pinker, depending on the concentration of each shade you use.

I swished my brush across the surface (once forward, one back), then tapped against my forearm to remove any excess product, and applied to cheeks (using MAC’s 116 brush). On me, it was a pinked coral with subtle gold sheen. As someone who loves corals, peaches, and variations on them, this moves me. The black lacquered palette is beautiful, and the design of the shades inside is beyond elegant.  The texture is smooth, soft, and easy to blend on the skin.

P.S. — On lips, I wore Guerlain Rouge Sensual Rouge G Serie Noire + Chanel Insouciance Extrait de Gloss.

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Shiseido PK107 Luminizing Satin Face Color

Shiseido PK 107

Shiseido PK107 Luminizing Satin Face Color ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a soft, iridescent cool-toned icy pink that works best as a highlighter. The powder is so finely milled and soft that it feels like silk to touch and always natural on the skin. Whether you highlight cheekbones or dust a little for an all-over glow, it’s a great choice for those with cooler skin tones. It actually reminded me a bit of Guerlain’s famous Meteorites, because of the softness of the shimmer and the silkiness of the powder.

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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RECOMMENDATION: For cooler skin tones, this is an excellent highlighter for a subtle effect whether used on targeted places or all-over.


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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #059

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

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: Some products from Chanel spring, but they won’t arrive for like… at least a week.  Maybe after Christmas if I’m lucky.

Weekend plans: Got tons and tons of blogging to do so that I can relax over Christmas (without you ever knowing!).

What’s on your cheeks:  Still gotta jump in the shower, so nada yet!

Keep adding your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! 🙂

This week’s Mellan photo!

We were part of Pawcurious’ 12 Days of Petmas; Mellan was 5 bells ringing!

More Mellan photos…

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Make Up For Ever Lips to Love — We Won!

Make Up For Ever Lips to Love — We Won!

Thank you for all of your support!! I saw we won, because it’s very true!  Make Up For Ever is putting together several of my designed Rock for Ever Essentials Kits, which I’ll be giving away to very lucky Temptalia readers.  More details about the kit and how to win it to come 🙂  You can check out my entry here.

Thank you again and again for all of your AMAZING comments!

With MAC Cham-Pale and Stylishly Yours keeping me busy, I just wanted to make sure I thanked you once again for your support and positivity. It really helps me keep my head up! 🙂