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Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer<
Cult Nails Captivated Nail Lacquer

Cult Nails Captivated Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “coral jelly polish packed with intense gold and coral glitter.”  It’s a pink-coral jelly base with molten gold and coral glitter that spreads really evenly and easily over the nail.  It’s best to wait for each coat to dry so that you don’t disturb the existing glitter.  I used three coats for a more opaque look, but it has a nice translucence when done with two coats–it’s truer to the squishy, jelly finish with two coats.   The formula is very thick; it reminded me of the consistency of hair gel, actually.

Captivated is a limited edition shade, and I know that Maria (creator and founder of Cult Nails) let me know that quantities were dwindling when she sent these for review.  I wore Captivated for a week without chipping, and removal is on par with other glitter polishes–it’s best to let your remover soak on the nail for a little bit and then removing.  I just use felt soaked in Zoya Remove+ and press it against the nail for 5-10 seconds, and then I do one pull.

Cult Nails Nail Lacquer Captivated
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Limited Edition

10
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total

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Win It! MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow! (International Only)


Win It! MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow! (International Only)

Five (5) lucky Temptalia readers will win one (1) MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow ($14.50 retail value).  This giveaway is open only to international readers outside of U.S./Canada.  The limited distribution of this collection means that our international friends can’t partake, and for that reason, this particular giveaway is for them.

Congratulations to Linda M., Elisa S., Tommy C., Vera T., and Hollie G.!

Two (2) Ways to Win

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me how you would wear Jealousy Wakes.
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Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow


Inglot #328 Eyeshadow

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow)

Inglot’s Matte Eyeshadows ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) range has a fair amount of peaches/beiges (they seem to have more peach than beige) — plus a bright yellow to cheer the whole group up, since it sits in the last slot of this palette.

  • 328 is a soft, peach beige with a matte finish.
  • 353 is a soft, warmed-up, ultra light peach-beige. with a matte finish
  • 355 is a soft beige with a hint of peach and a matte finish. This is so close to #353, it’s hard to tell them apart.
  • 351 is an ivory with a matte finish.
  • 323 is a bright, medium-dark yellow with a matte finish.

These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch.  They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush.  A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows).  The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these.  The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.

I did find that #323 was the “worst” of the bunch; it did have some payoff issues, where it applied unevenly and seemed to disappear was I blended it out.   #353 and 355 are really similar, as well, and I don’t think one would need both; #353 is just a little warmer.

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow

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9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

5 Great Pink Lipglosses

5 Great Pink Lipglosses

Reader Danielle wanted to see a 5 Ways for pink lipgloss, and here are five picks from me!  I tried to pick a variety of pinks – light, intense, very pink, darker pink.

What’s your favorite pink lipgloss?

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