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Monday, July 21st, 2014

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box
MAC All About Coral Look in a Box

MAC All About Coral Look in a Box ($39.50) includes a full-sized lipstick, full-sized lipgloss, full-sized eyeliner, and a Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow trio (0.07 oz.). The lipstick and gloss are worth $31, eyeshadows are worth $20 (based on price per ounce of the full-sized Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palettes), and the eyeliner is worth $16 for a total value of $67 (not sure where they get $72 MAC and Nordstrom confirm it is $72 value as they are stating the value of the Veluxe Pearlfusion Trio at $25). It’s currently a Nordstrom exclusive, but MAC’s website lists it as “coming soon.”

Passion Charge Lipstick is described as a “clean coral [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a brightened, pink coral with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-sheer color coverage and applied evenly for the most part. It lasted for two hours on me, and it was somewhat drying. Bite Beauty Centifolia (LE, $28.00) is more orange, more opaque. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $34.00) is pinker, darker. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is more matte, more pigmented. MAC Runway Hit (LE, $16.00) is more matte, lighter. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is darker. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is slightly brighter. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is warmer, more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stoke the Flame Lipglass is described as a “soft rosy coral with pearl.” It’s a medium, pink-coral with gold and copper shimmer. It had semi-sheer coverage when applied to lips; this is a shade that may get lost on more pigmented lips and just add shimmer. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Chihuahua (P, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery. NARS Orgasm (P, $26.00) is warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (P, $28.00) is more opaque. Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is warmer. MAC Meteoric (LE, $20.00) is similar. Guerlain Frizzy Mango (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #1 is described as a “rich gold.” It’s a light-medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted, sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry and more intense color coverage when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but sparkly, and I did have issues with fall out during wear, unfortunately, though the color part stayed on for eight hours. I also had trouble getting it to adhere to the lid, as it tended to flake off. It’s a very common color with lots of very similar shades, past and present: See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #2 is described as a “sparkling brown.” It’s a dirty, medium-dark olive brown with a flash of green and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied dry, which was much more opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft but prone to crumbling, so go easy on the pan when you use your brush against it. On me, the color wore well for eight hours but had some fall out over time. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (P) is less sparkly. Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is less shimmery. Clarins Forest #1 (LE) is less shimmery. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Collective Chic #3 is described as a “blackish plum.” It’s a warm-toned, burgundy-brown with a satiny sheen. It looks more plum in the pan than swatched–it was darker, less nuanced. It was semi-opaque applied dry, and it was mostly opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with and didn’t have any fall out concerns. The color lasted for eight hours before fading.NARS Subra (P, $29.00) is purpler. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 (P) is cooler-toned. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. MAC Brownluxe #5 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Brownborder Technakohl is dark brown eyeliner that’s part of the permanent range, which I’ve reviewed in the past.

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick
Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick

Too Faced Melted Candy Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia pink.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with very subtle blue undertones. On me, this type of color almost looks warm-toned. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is less glossy. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is a touch darker. Too Faced Jelly Bean (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is a touch sheerer. Guerlain Provocative (863) (LE, $51.00) is darker, redder. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is more matte, warmer. Guerlain Gigi (P, $51.00) is slightly redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes. For the record, this is completely different from Melted Fuchsia in the same range, as Melted Fuchsia is much more magenta, cooler-toned, and lighter.

It performs much like the other shades in the range: it’s intensely pigmented, long-wearing, and is comfortable to wear. It has a lightly glossy/shiny finish–less glossiness than a true lipgloss but noticeable shine. The texture is thin, lightweight, and neither drying nor hydrating over the eight and a half hours this color lasts. Even beyond that, there is a significant stain left behind. I didn’t have any issues with the color feathering or bleeding when I wore it. You can now see all shades in the Melted range, as they’ve all been reviewed!

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

NORDSTROM - Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Has your beauty routine changed as you’ve gotten older? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’m more concerned with texture – can’t get away with some of the high-shine, metallic-y textures on the skin as much as I used to. Sometimes I don’t care, because it’s pretty and the only one I’m trying to make happy with makeup is me, but I definitely appreciate a really flattering texture more now than I used to.

Thanks to reader Sadra for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle (214) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle (214) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle (214) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a mix of beige and brown that runs warm-toned. The colors work well together, though I felt like this palette was less versatile compared to others as it seemed to offer less contrast when used as the medium brown and peach were very similar applied. They work, but the look ends up being subtle gradient of light peach to brown, which may or may not be what you’re looking for. The entire quad, though visually they don’t seem particularly small. Baked formulations often weigh less than more traditional powder formulas do, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.

Tisse Mademoiselle #1 is described as an “intense beige.” It’s a medium, subdued brown with subtle warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was soft and smooth. The color wore well for nine hours before fading. Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $3.99) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is cooler-toned. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is similar. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is a touch darker. Too Faced Hazelnut (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Brownluxe #2 (P) is lighter. MAC Soba (P, $15.00) is a touch lighter. Dior Golden Savannah #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Mademoiselle #2 is described as a “satin gold.” It’s a muted, yellowed beige with a pearly shimmer. It may be hard to see in the swatch, as this color is close to my skin tone, but it had good pigmentation. The texture was silky and finely-milled, so it was blendable and easy to apply on the lid. It wore well for nine hours before I saw slight creasing. YSL Avant Garde #2 (P) is more shimmery. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is warmer. Clarins The Essentials #1 (LE) is darker. Kat Von D Countess (LE) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #2 (LE) is yellower. MAC Ricepaper (P, $15.00) is brighter. MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Mademoiselle #3 is described as a “luminous beige.” It’s a light-medium, golden peach with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good color payoff, while the texture felt soft, silky, and not at all powdery. The color stayed on well for nine and a half hours before fading. Clarins The Essentials #3 (LE) is similar. LORAC Light Bronze (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Escapade (LE, $40.00) is a cream product, brighter. bareMinerals Tres Chic (LE) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Mademoiselle #4 is described as a “khaki brown.” It’s a dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation, and it applied beautifully with really smooth, even color coverage. This shade lasted for nine and a half hours before I saw very slight creasing. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is darker. MAC Well Put Together (LE, $15.00) is darker, less shimmery. Kat Von D Cry Later (LE) is warmer. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is yellower. Disney by Sephora Abu (LE) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been treating you thus far?  My husband and I had our date night last night, which is quite low key: we have a nicer dinner out and avoid checking our phones, ha!  I also reorganized my makeup bathroom a bit more and separated my brushes out by type/shape so I can find them better while doing my makeup.

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