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Too Faced Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliners


Plum Crazy, Dirt Bag, Brown Sugar, Handcuffs, Blackout

Quickie Reviews: Too Faced Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliners

Periodically, I do quickie reviews — these are products that I just don’t do full reviews for one reason or another, but I have photographed/swatched and–at the very least–briefly tested in some capacity, but perhaps not to the fullest extent. I figure if I’ve taken photos/swatches, the least I can do is show you!  (I can’t believe I’ve had these sitting in my photo folder since October.)

Too Faced Metal Eyed Liquid Shimmer Eyeliner Blackout ($17.50 each) are semi-sheer liquid eyeliners with lots of glitter and a fairly metallic finish. I swatched five shades…

  • Plum Crazy is a blue-based lilac violet with silver sparkle.
  • Dirt Bag is a deep cool-toned bronze with gold and red-brown sparkle.
  • Brown Sugar is a warmed-up molten chocolate brown with copper sparkle;
  • Handcuffs is a metallic silver with silver sparkle; and
  • Blackout is a charcoal black with silver sparkle.

These wear all day long, and the glitter stays put pretty well with only minor fall out, though all the shades are rather sheer when used as eyeliner. You really have to layer it on (and be sure to wait for each layer to dry) in order to get a richer, more opaque look. These do dry very quickly, so you’ll need to work fast to get that precise look. I like these best layered over a solid eyeliner (e.g. black) for a shimmer effect. As a water-based formula, they definitely feel wet and seem to have a thinner formula, but again, it dries down very quickly.

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  • Product: 24/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: For layering, these can be fun; if you’re looking for a rich, opaque glitter eyeliner, not so much.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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What’s your “No Makeup” Makeup Look?


My “No Makeup” Makeup Look!

What’s your “No Makeup” Makeup Look?

Above is my “No Makeup” makeup look–it’s quick, easy, but it’s still very flattering without being heavy or obvious.  I mean, duh, we can all tell I’m wearing makeup (but really, would we be the beauty lovers we are if we couldn’t tell?!)–but it’s subtle, natural.   I’m wearing a medium coverage foundation (Make Up For Ever HD in 140), pink lipgloss (Dior Pink Corset #857 Ultra Gloss Reflect), neutral blush (Korres #15 Natural Blush), black eyeliner (Shiseido Black Sand Eyeliner), and mascara (MAC Plushlash).  I haven’t styled or done anything to my hair – this is how it dries naturally (flyaways and all, haha).

I’d love to see and share your “No Makeup” Makeup Looks with Temptalia readers! I’ll be posting a round-up featuring readers’ looks on Friday, so be sure to send me:

  • at least two (2) high quality images (at least 600px wide, no phone camera pics (!), color accurate)
  • a breakdown of what you used
  • a brief description of what you love most about your look
  • a brief bio about yourself (2-3 sentences), include any website/blog link as necessary

E-mail your “No Makeup” Makeup Looks to me by tomorrow (Thursday), 9PM PST to be included.  Don’t be camera shy — we’re a friendly group here at Temptalia!  But if you are camera shy, feel free to share your look via the comments!

P.S. — Happy birthday to my little sister, Meagan, who turns 20 today!

MAC Rebel Lipstick

MAC Heaux Lipstick
MAC Rebel Lipstick

The Sultry Season: MAC Rebel Lipstick

MAC Rebel Lipstick ($14.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, fuchsia berry with a glossy finish and very subtle, nearly imperceptible shimmer.  It’s almost opaque (you can just barely see my freckle peeking through), but it applies easily, smoothly, and is a great shade to brighten up your skin tone.  It’s bold without being too dark or vampy–but still not a red, not a fuchsia.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches…

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LUSH Lovely Jubblies Launches


LUSH Launches Lovely Jubblies

If you need a little hump day pick-me-up… see if this new LUSH product does the trick! 😉  It made me giggle when I saw it come through my inbox yesterday afternoon…

Feeling a bit “low” these days? LUSH is here to “perk” you up with the introduction of our Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream ($24.95)! An expertly blended mix of essential oils gives things a much needed lift in the right direction. Tiger lily petals and Meadowsweet, traditionally used to tighten skin, are ideal for keeping your pair firm, while an infusion of fresh roses soothes and makes skin supple.

To use, simply smooth cream in an upwards direction over breasts and décolletage. This blend of cold-pressed, organic oils will also keep your entire body in top form, helping create a “firm nation”. This amazing cream is for everyone, of any size, any background, any gender. Depending on how “blessed” you are, you might even need two pots!

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Dolce & Gabbana The Sicilian Lace Collection for Fall 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Collection

Dolce & Gabbana The Sicilian Lace Collection for Fall 2010

Dolce & Gabbana present their signature collection of versatile colour cosmetics- magically and meticulously conceived by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.  Each season’s colour direct from the runway inspires each collection anew, to be re-interpreted afresh. The design duo salute their treasured past with a timeless present… and anticipate the future.

Introducing the Sicilian Lace Collection… lingering romance, deep intimacy and sun-splashed sensuality in nuanced naturals that exude a warm glow. Inspired by a key element of the Dolce&Gabbana collection: lace, the classic symbol of pure femininity, encompassing the transparency of desire and the sleek aura of modernity.

Introducing The Make Up’s inaugural limited-edition product, the Sicilian Lace Bronzer. Imprinted with a delicate floral lace pattern, exuding both femininity and luxury, the Bronzer becomes a coveted must have for Summer 2010. Created for the Dolce & Gabbana woman who seeks a life of passion, spontaneity and style, the bronzer imparts a touch of golden sensuality to the skin.

For the Lips

  • Caramel (105) Classic Cream Lipstick (New) ($30.00)
  • Perfection (50) Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
  • Caramel (135) Ultra-Shine Lipgloss (New) ($30.00)

For the Eyes

  • Nude (110) Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)

For the Face

  • The Sicilian Lace Bronzer (New, Limited Edition) ($49.00)

For the Nails

  • Perfection (220) Intense Nail Lacquer (New) ($20.00)

Availability: mid-August 2010 at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations

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