If you’ve been reading Temptalia for a few months, you probably know I have an obsession with Illamasqua’s Intense Lipglosses (see reviews of ten other shades here). They’re ultra pigmented with a high glossy shine in bold, bright colors. They last awhile and never feel uncomfortable on lips.
Hermetic is a bold burgundy brown with lighter burgundy shimmer. It’s very deep and takes very little color to get opaque results. It feels very holiday to me, which I think owes to the slight metallic-ness of the finish. It’s holiday without being a full-on red. I see subtle red-brown undertones, but it’s definitely not your typical holiday red. It seems a little on the cooler side to me, though it worked well on my warmer skin tone, so don’t let that dissuade you from checking it out.
One (1) lucky winner will receive MAC Good to Go Pro Longwear Lipcreme from MAC’s new lipstick line!(Retail value $16.50!)
Congratulations to Paloma P.!
RULES: All entries must be submitted by October 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.
Two Ways to Win
You can do one, the other, or both to maximize your chances of winning…
1.) Leave a comment on this blog post tell me what eyeshadow you’d pair with Good to Go!
According to MAC LiveChat (which I did both at 9AM PST and noon PST), Venomous Villains will launch TODAY online at 6PM EST (that’s 3PM PST, 5PM CST)NOW UP 🙂 The consistency in which this is being said gives me hope that it is true, and I’ll be sure to keep you updated with links as they go live.
Edited @ 3:17PM PST — Readers are reporting that they’re being told (via MAC reps, either phone or online): “tomorrow morning,” “tonight,” and “midnight.” I did a LiveChat myself, and they’re now reporting “sometime tonight” and saying “it’s scheduled to launch online tonight.”
Edited @ 3:19PM PST — “The collection was actually scheduled to launch Tues (tomorrow), but we are doing an earlier launch tonight due to the demand. I wish I had a better time frame for you, but at this time we can’t make any promises. I just know it will be tonight.”
Edited @ 4:01PM PST — COLLECTION IS UP MY LOVES! <3 Direct links below or else search by product name.
Maleficent (Bad Fairy @ 9PM PST, Briar Rose @ 10AM PST; Revenge is Sweet, Formidable! and both MES are all sold out)
Tips & Tricks
Make sure you have your log-in information/personal profile up-to-date. Have your payment method handy or else already on-file.
Have your list ready in advance, that way you can add everything quickly. Just because it’s in your cart doesn’t mean it’s yours.
Make two orders — order everything you must have or items you think are going to sell out quickest the first time, and then make your second order more leisurely or for items you want to think about for a bit.
IT IS JUST MAKEUP. I know, I get it, part of the fun is the chase, but it is just makeup, so let the chase be fun, not heartbreaking.
If something sells out or you’re not able to get to the website right when it launches, the collection will also be available through retailers like Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom. I asked @nordstrom this morning, and they are reporting in-store and online launch for the 30th.
Free shipping codes: Looks like the free shipping code VILLAINSis active and working, but you can also use CS106LIVECHAT (which any can get by doing a LiveChat).
Illamasqua #023 False Eyelashes ($16.00) look fun, yeah? Not sure what I’m going to wear them with, but I figure with Halloween in a few weeks, maybe I can find a way. I make no guarantees, though! I thought I’d share photos of them, so you can see them in all their glory. Dramatic, wispy black lashes interspersed with shorter emerald green lashes.