Color Wheel: Spot Green

Embrace the warmth of summer, lay down in a grassy SPOT of GREEN, and feel summer wrap its arms around you.

A lovely light grassy green melted all over the inner lid to add a bit of pop, vavoom–muted by a pale peach and brighter, yet still soft, orange on the eyelid. Add dimension to the look by lightly brushing in a dark, faded brown into the crease. Finish by dusting an impossibly light beige on the brow bone and inner tear duct to highlight. Line lower lash line and upper water line with a smoky brown to define eyes, and add a few coats of black or black-brown mascara to pull it all together. Pair with a flurry of peachy lips with a shimmery, bronzy highlight and coral lips to match.

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Win MAC Push the Edge Pigment!

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Push the Edge Pigment!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Push the Edge Pigment, from the limited edition MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection.

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5 Ways to Wear: MAC Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad

How to Wear MAC Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad

Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad (see revew, swatches, & photos here) is the latest palette creation by MAC Cosmetics as part of the Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection, which launched last Thursday, the 20th. The quad contains these shades: Skintone 1 (a pale whitish-pink), Rich & Earthy (a muted coppery-orange), Skintone 2 (muted gold), and Notoriety (cool-toned dark brown with gold flecks).

Combination #1

  • Inner Lid: Skintone 1
  • Outer Lid: Rich & Earthy
  • Crease: Notoriety
  • Brow: Skintone 1
  • Cheek: Notable
  • Lip: Lovin’ It, New Spirit

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Dolce & Gabbana Makeup The Classic Lipstick in Nude Review, Swatches, Photos

Dolce & Gabbana Nude Classic Cream Lipstick ($30.00) is a creamy, opaque fleshy-beige with a touch of warmth. Just that subtle warm tone keeps it from looking pale and deathly on me, particularly since I’m warm-toned myself. I’ve definitely found that nudes can be difficult for me to wear, because they’re often pale or cool in nature and make me look a bit corpse-ish. (So not flattering!) Nude is surprisingly wearable on its own, though it is a touch light for me, and I’d personally layer it with a hint of glossy color to make it perfect for me. I think this is great nude shade for many others, though, and when you do need a very neutral lip color, this is a good standby.

The packaging is classy and timeless without being associated with old. The “gold” tube has some heft to it, which I do find as an attribute I like in my higher end makeup. My only issue with it is that it holds fingerprints, and I just find it can make your beautiful makeup pieces look a bit dirty, so I really wish they could prevent this somehow! (I know this is kind of an issue across most luxe brands, though.)

Recommendation: If you love luxury lip products, Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Lipstick will not disappoint you. This is not a lipstick for everyone, because the price makes it an indulgence. I do wish it was more available, but at least it is available online at Saks.

Availability: Dolce&Gabbana, Saks Fifth Avenue

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