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Navy Design #208
Dior 5-Colour Designer Quints for Summer 2009
Dior’s new 5-Colour Designer is the all-in-one artistry palette for the eyes. Featuring five unique formulas—Base, Eyeshadow, Contouring Shade, Highlighter and Liner— housed in one palette, these four tailor-made color harmonies, come complete with a pro-technique instruction sheet. Where runway becomes reality.
5-Colour Designer Eyeshadow Palettes ($58.00)
- Smokey Design #008
- Navy Design #208
- Nude Pink Design #508
- Amber Design #708
Available: June 2009 at Dior Beauty Counters Nationwide
Temptalia Gives Away MAC Extra Amps Dazzleglass!
We’re giving away one (1) MAC Extra Amps Dazzleglass from the limited edition MAC Double Dazzle Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.
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5 Must-Have Yellow/Gold MAC Eyeshadows
About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.
Chrome Yellow eyeshadow is about as yellow as they come. Matte in texture, smooth in finish, Chrome Yellow has been a long-time favorite for those who can make it work.
Goldmine eyeshadow is a deliciously true-gold color. It’s shimmery and frosty and everything I think gold should be. I would say this gold runs slightly orange over yellow, though. I still think it’s a pretty dead-on gold replication.
Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow is a green-cast gold that works really well with green, teals, and blues. It’s a nice way to lighten those shades or accent them.
See two more, plus pairing recommendations… Continue reading →
Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection for Summer 2009
“I love sheer washes of color for summer—they’re wearable, easy and look good on everyone.” — Bobbi Brown
Sheer Color Cheek Tint ($22.00) (Limited Edition)
Sheer Color Cheek Tint gives cheeks a sheer tint of natural-looking color. The translucent, lightweight formula glides on smooth and blends evenly onto skin. Packaged in a swivel-up stick for convenient and easy application. Available in six shades.
- Sheer Raspberry
- Sheer Lilac
- Sheer Pink
- Sheer Mauve
- Sheer Coral
- Sheer Blackberry
Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($20.00)
Our newest gloss formula is super sheer and super wearable. The see-through finish makes it easy for any woman to wear the season’s punchy shades. Available in four shades for a limited time.
- Marina Pink
- Cabana Coral
Available: May 2009 at all Bobbi Brown Counters and on www.bobbibrown.com
Learn how to get the collection look, plus see product photos! Continue reading →
What was your last beauty haul/purchase? What did you score?
MAC A Rose Romance/Givenchy Summer Collection! Oh, Dior Rose Brazilia!
Prescriptives’ Motor-Eyes Instant Action Mascara ($32.00) is designed to increase volume, blacken lashes, and lift and curl all with a vibrating mascara brush. The brush is supposed to keep the mascara moving and “work synergistically” with your lashes.
The mascara formula itself doesn’t smudge or flake, and I do like the richness in the black color. It does, surprisingly, lift my lashes a bit and make them look curled without me actually having to use an eyelash curler. I also felt like I got quite a bit of length added my stubby lashes. While Prescriptives does say this is a clump-free formula, I did find that some clumping occurred for me.
The vibrating brush is a little noisy, but it sounds more intimidating than it actually is. I hardly feel the vibration at all, which is a huge plus, because the little vibrations usually tickle my lashes, ha! One thing I dislike about the vibrating feature is there’s no way to turn it off. As soon as you unscrew the wand from the tube, it starts to vibrate. It doesn’t turn off until you screw it back in. This is the same problem I had with Estee Lauder’s Turbo Lash Mascara, too. I would say this formula beats out Estee Lauder’s though; but they do feel very similar (not surprising since they’re owned by the same company).
Lancome’s Oscillation formula still beats out Prescriptives’ for me, and I like that I can turn on/off the oscillating part of the mascara. To be honest, $32 for a vibrating mascara is steeper than I’d pay. I’d rather go with a tried and true formula (e.g. Chanel Exceptionnel) for that price.
See it in action! Continue reading →