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Thursday, September 25th, 2008


** Blue Zone and Ocean 2 are mixed up in the photos! Sorry :(

OVERALL, the eyeshadow suites were disappointing because too many of them had chalky textures, which I just know won’t work out well for me. I picked up two, one because I liked it a lot (Team Violets), and the other because the colors weren’t like ones I already had (Blue Zone). The liners were lovely – all rich and intensely pigmented, with a good variety of colors to choose from. I see myself going back to collect more of them, but I wanted to see how they wear throughout the day first. I asked about waterline safety, and I was told these are like powerpoints and aren’t waterline safe because they shrink. Take that for what you will!

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Looking for a new eyeshadow combination? Lip combination? Six colors that can coordinate as a palette for an entire look or mix and match your favorites.

P.S. – This is a new post type; opinions? Yay, nay?

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

YSL Nude Beige (1) Rouge Volupte Lipstick
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34.00) comes in a variety of eighteen shades. They range from pale to bright, beige to berry. The formula is described as “light and covering, the cream texture becomes fluid on contact with the lips, for a delightful feeling and an exceptional gliding effect.” The packaging is obviously luxe with its golden tubes and elaborately designed ring that overlays the lipstick “shade.” On the top of each tube is a mirror, which, while small, is usable when you need a touch up.

Let me tell you why I LOVED these babies! This is, quite possibly, the creamiest, most pigmented, and deliriously glossy formula I have ever tried. All six colors were rich in color and hue, and they were spot-on in terms of what you see is what you get. So, they’re creamy (meaning they glide on like a dream), but they’re moisturizing and not in the least bit drying to boot! Glossiness? Oh, yes, indeed. It has such a glossy, reflective finish that makes you think there must be a gloss on top, but nope, that’s just the lipstick by itself.

I always wear gloss on top of my lipstick, because I love shine and glossy finishes–but I’ve been wearing these colors all by their lonesome and loving it! Of the six I have, my favorites are Caress Pink, Forbidden Burgundy, and Peach Passion. Tomorrow, after I do some swatching at MAC, I’ll be checking out the YSL counter to see if any others catch my fancy! And no, I don’t care one whit that these are $34 a pop. I consider them worth it! (P.S. – Cremesheen? After experiencing these, you have a lot to live up to!)

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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How do you get your eyeliner to stay put on your waterline? What are your tricks and tips? Secret product?

Thanks to CG for the question!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

She used…

Eyes: Spiced Chocolate Quad, UD 24/7 Bourbon Eye Liner, Plushlash Mascara

Cheeks: Sunbasque blush

Lips: Plastique lipstick, Pinkarat Lustreglass

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Urban Decay Holiday 2008

Sustainable Shadow Box ($36.00)

  • Eyeshadow brush and mirror
  • Mini Eyeshadow Primer Portion
  • Eyeshadows in: YDK/Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Flipside/Flash, Grifter/Oil Slick, Uzi/Kiddie Pool, Twice Baked/Half Baked

Urban Essentials ($39.00)

  • Two eyeshadows (Midnight Cowboy and Goddess)
  • Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Super Size

24/7 Pencil Sets

  • VIP
  • Velvet Rope

Best of Urban Sets ($32.00)

  • Baked includes Half Baked eyeshadow, Baked Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Size, Bourbon 24/7 Liner
  • Spandex includes Uzi eyeshadow and Spandex Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, Eyeshadow Primer Potion Travel Size, Zero 24/7 Liner

Book of Shadows Palette ($45.00) (Sephora Exclusive)

  • 9 best-selling eyeshadows: Last Call, Grifter, Baked, Smog, Roach, Midnight Cowboy,
    Goddess, Shattered and Perversion.
  • 7 exclusive eyeshadows: Mayhem (deep purple), Sidecar (bronze
    sparkle), Gridlock (medium brown), Scandal (peachy-pink), Absinthe (electric green), Protest (dark green) and Shakedown (Shimmering Taupe).
  • 2 cruelty-free brushes (crease and eyeshadow)
  • Travel Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Set ($36.00)

  • Glam Rock
  • Stage Dive
  • Metalhead (Exclusive)

Poison Ring ($50.00)

  • XXX Shine Cooling Lip Gloss in Guys Betsey, Naked, and Heatherette
  • Peridot Stone

Availability: Some items available now, some will debut later this season at select Macy’s West locations. Or online at macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

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