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Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Eyeshadow Palette

I purchased the palette online at Urban Decay on Friday, and it finally arrived here to me in California (they ship out from Florida, FYI!). For those interested in picking one up for themselves, both U.S. and Canadian Sephoras are taking phone orders. I know the U.S. number is 1-877-SEPHORA. Last I heard, Sephora would have it online around the 26th and retails for $52.

In the Book of Shadows, Alice in Wonderland style, you get sixteen eyeshadows, each weighing 0.03 oz. You also receive a miniaturized Primer Potion (0.13 fl. oz.) and two miniaturized 24/7 eye pencils (0.3 oz.) in Zero and Flipside.

It is important to note that the eyeshadows included in the palette are not new shades; they’re existing/previous shades re-named to fit in the Alice in Wonderland theme. That being said, if you own Urban Decay’s Ammo, Book of Shadows Vol. I/Vol. II, or the Sustainable Palettes, you may already own the majority of the shadows in the Alice in Wonderland kit.  Below is a shadow-by-shadow review with the real-name of the eyeshadow in parentheses (for your reference).

Bottom Line: From the beginning, I’ve been a little disappointed that Urban Decay didn’t create some new shades for this palette, in light of the partnership between them and Alice in Wonderland. The names are certainly excellent and totally work with the theme, but I would have appreciated (and just loved to have seen!) brand new shades.

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Foundation Matrix & Comparisons

Let’s Work Together:  Foundation Matrix

Throughout the years I’ve both toyed with and gotten requests to work on a matrix of what foundation is the equivalent of what foundation.  Today’s foundation post only reinforced our need, as a beauty lovin’ community, for such thing.  Of course, I am only but an expert on my own shade and the foundations I’ve tried–you can help by contributing your own shade finds (or lack thereof!).

Spreadsheet’s back up for editing! :)

If we work together, I think we can really get something incredibly resourceful going — and hopefully helpful to all of us in the end.  I hope you’ll contribute however you can — there’s a cool and warm sheet as part of the document, so make sure you’re on the right one!  If you have questions, feel free to ask.  Thank you in advance :)

What to do if…

  • The brand/formula isn’t on the list? Add it!  Go ahead, add it :)  Don’t worry about formatting or the like – I’ll fix up formatting as I see it needs to be and do a major clean-up at the end.
  • If you didn’t find a match in the brand? Type in “no match” or “none.”
  • You can do high end or drugstore or whatever. Just add it if it isn’t there.
  • If someone put something in, but you’re different! Just add yours, too — put a comma or something to signal that there are two options.

Head on over to our Google Spreadsheet and fill-in your foundation shades.

Weekend Quickies: Beauty News & Events (January 23rd, 2010)

Weekend Quickies: Beauty News & Events

It’s been a busy beauty-filled week, hasn’t it?

  • Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful campaign kicked off this week, and she’s launched a contest where you can submit a video telling Bobbi how you get “pretty powerful”! 15 finalists will be chosen and sent a personalized section of Bobbi’s essentials to create another video. These videos will be voted on by the public, and Bobbi will be donating $1 to Dress for Success (up to $10,000). Three grand prize winners will win a trip to NYC and a personal makeup lesson from Bobbi Brown herself. I hope to see some Temptalia readers up there!
  • CoverGirl’s Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign wants you to submit a video telling them how you give back and make the world a better place, how this makes you beautiful. For every entry submitted, CoverGirl will donate one week’s worth of water to a child in need. Entrants also have a chance to win a humanitarian trip to Africa or an opportunity to participate in a CoverGirl photoshoot. Also in CoverGirl news, you can design a custom decal for LashBlast Length mascara and win, get details.
  • Lancome taps Julia Roberts as their new global ambassador. Roberts described her new role as, “It’s kind of like every girl’s dream, really.” [WWD]
  • NYFW is upon us — just a few weeks away — and are you ready for Maybelline’s return as the official cosmetic sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week?
  • ELF got a whole new look this week (their website, duh!) — what do you think? They’re trying to create more online buzz with various social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook.
  • MAC will be looking at Europe for more growth opportunities, as Karen Buglisi, SVP, says “Our strategy is to open freestanding stores, and we are currently looking for opportunities to open more in Europe.” [WWD]
  • Looking for an ultra luxe treat for your Valentine’s Day? La Mer wants you to polish and soften skin with The Body Refiner and The Body Creme.
  • If you’re near Henri Bendel on 5th Ave., you can meet Ellen Sirot of Hand Perfection from January 24th through 31st from 12 to 3PM.
  • Korres is having their semi-annual sale now through January 27th. Save up to 65%! Happy hauling… :)

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Glitter Makeup: Stila Jewel Eye Palette Look

Glitter Makeup: Stila Jewel Eye Palette Look

Just decided to have a little fun with Stila’s new glitter-tastic palette last night :) Didn’t have too much fall out — definitely apply less than you think you need, and then build up if you need to. (I tried two techniques – one on each eye; nearly no fall out on the latter technique!)  It definitely has a bit of a wet look to it – very shimmering – but not so easy to capture in a still photo.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. With the 249, apply Blacktrack fluidline all over the lid portion. Using the 239, apply Black Diamond eyeshadow on the eyelid. Next, apply Rose Quartz eyeshadow in the crease and slightly above with the 239. With the 239, lightly apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow into the crease to add a pop of color. Lightly tap and brush Beautiful Iris eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Hush eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lust eyeliner on the lower lash line, and Beautiful Iris eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Exceptionnel mascara.

For cheeks, apply Unrequited blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply BE 109 lipstick first, and then layer Dubai Gloss for a complementing lip.

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