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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Dior Mirror (621) Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Dior Mirror (621) Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Dior Mirror (621) Fusion Mono Long-Wear Eyeshadow ($31.00 for 0.22 oz.) is described as a “shimmering gold.” It’s a pale, muted light-medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. LORAC Cashmere (LE) is very similar. LORAC Sand (LE) is similar. LORAC Opal (LE) is lighter. Hello Kitty Bright (LE) is lighter. Dior Pied de Poule #2 (P) is lighter. Make Up For Ever D416 Crystalline Yellow (P, $21.00) is a touch lighter. Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #2 (P) is very similar. MAC Cool Companions #1 (LE) is more glittery. YSL Saharienne #2 (P) is lighter. Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is similar. Too Faced Snowflakes (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is more sparkly. Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

When the formula first released, I really loved it (and I still love the original shades), but some of the limited edition releases have left me less impressed. I think Mirror works well as a sparkly wash of gold on the lid–if that’s the look you’re going for–but it doesn’t layer or build up to fully opaque color. It’s not as pigmented as the formula is normally, and this one had enough sparkle that there was a little fall out over time as well. I didn’t have any creasing until after nine hours of wear, and the texture of it is spongy, gel-cream like so it blends incredibly easily on the skin and looks smooth applied.

FYI… some confusion about whether this is limited edition or permanent exists as three counters I called and online retailers are listing it as limited edition, but Dior says it is new and permanent, so they’ve said that they can confirm at the very least Dior.com will have it permanently.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Burberry Chestnut Brown No. 02 Effortless Kohl Eyeliner
Burberry Chestnut Brown No. 02 Effortless Kohl Eyeliner

Burberry Effortless Kohl Eyeliner ($29.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a twist-up, mechanical eyeliner available in four shades (I have two to review). The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “waterproof” with “exceptional colour release.” There’s a built-in sharpener as well. The two I tried were fairly pigmented in one stroke, and they’re just creamy enough not to be painful to use, but it’s not a formula I’d describe as soft or creamy. There’s a firmness to the pencil overall, but it isn’t dry or stiff.

Burberry Chestnut Brown No. 02 Effortless Kohl Eyeliner ($29.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single pass, and it was buildable to fully opaque color in two passes. The pencil applied without tugging, and it started to fade after eight and a half hours of wear. It appeared to be waterproof–I took a shower with it on and didn’t find it running or smearing afterwards.
Urban Decay Lush (P, $20.00) is darker. Buxom Here’s My Number (P, $17.00) is very similar. Sephora Collection Diving in Malaysia (18) (P, $9.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #25L (P, $19.00) is similar. Urban Decay Demolition (P, $19.00) is similar. MAC Photogravure (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Rich Experience (P, $20.00) is similar. MAC Stubborn Brown (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Coffee (P, $16.00) is similar. Make Up For Ever Gypsy (LE, $19.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is less matte. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

Burberry Pale Grape No. 04 Effortless Kohl Eyeliner ($29.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a blackened plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff in a single stroke but was better with two layers. The consistency is just creamy enough not to drag, and the color holds onto the lash line well. I was able to get eight and a half hours of wear out of the shade, and it seemed to be waterproof (I took a shower with it on, and it didn’t smear or run). Tarina Tarantino Ultraviolet (P, $15.00) is more shimmery. MAC Strong Willed (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $19.00) is more shimmery. bareMinerals 5PM (P, $15.00) is less purple. Bobbi Brown Black Plum (P, $24.00) is less matte. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

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Chestnut Brown No. 02

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Holiday 2014 Collection
Charlotte Tilbury Holiday 2014 Collection

The Supermodel Look

Inspired by the divine supermodels of the 1990s to the current icons of the catwalk, this look is for women who understand the power of the ultimate smoky eye paired with the perfect nude look. It’s the ultimate, most-beautiful look – everyone looks good in it.

  • The Fallen Angel Luxury Palette ($52.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Confession K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick ($32.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Lip Lustre ($22.00) (Limited Edition)
  • Sex on Fire Cheek to Chic Blusher ($40.00)
  • Bedroom Black Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eye Pencil ($26.00)
  • Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner ($22.00)
  • Full Fat Lashes Mascara ($29.00)

Genius Talking Gift Box ($265.00) (Limited Edition)

Gift the ultimate in “makeup made easy” with this exclusive talking video box. Combining the vintage wonder of an old-fashioned Ballerina jewelry box, and the technological ease of an iPad, you can watch, learn and apply makeup just by opening the lid. Charlotte shares her secrets step-by-step, bringing her artistry to your fingertips. For a limited time only, you can get The Supermodel Look – the perfect smoky eye that looks good on every skin tone.

  • The Fallen Angel Luxury Palette
  • Confession K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Lip Lustre
  • Sex on Fire Cheek to Chic Blusher
  • Bedroom Black Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eye Pencil
  • Pillow Talk Lip Cheat Lip Liner
  • Full Fat Lashes Mascara

Mini Lipstick Charms ($35.00) (Limited Edition)

Cute and covetable mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipsticks that fit in your clutch or back pocket – no makeup bag needed. It’s a perfect, pocket-sized lipstick touch-up for anywhere – from the boardroom to the beach or the red carpet!

  • So Marilyn
  • Penelope Pink
  • Bitch Perfect

Winter Makeup Bag ($30.00)

Charlotte has created the perfect winter case in a patent, Night Crimson finish that wipes clean to last all year-long. Much like the original bag, the front is adorned in secret celebrity kisses, now in rose gold. A new celebrity kiss has been added to the latest design – however, it’s top secret, so we’ll never reveal whose stolen kiss it is.

Availability: November 2014 at Beautylish, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, NET-A-PORTER

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What are your tips & tricks to making pores less noticeable? Share yours!

Temptalia's AnswerThere are definitely primers that give skin a smoother look, like Benefit’s Porefessional, but I really like using setting powders for this. I just find they do an excellent job – my current go-tos are Guerlain’s Les Voilettes and Urban Decay’s Naked Loose.

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

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Urban Decay Naked Vault
Urban Decay Naked Vault

And in case you were wondering, the value of the products in the set add up to: $162 of eyeshadow palettes, $48 worth of eyeliners, $60 worth of lipglosses, and $90 worth of cheek palettes, which adds up for a total value of $360. It’s a shame that the Naked1 and Naked2 Basics were included as a better inclusion (and I probably would said to add Naked Revolution Lipstick as well). Of course, in a dream world, I think it would have been cool to release a vault of their Revolution Lipsticks (not just a mini set of six).

Naked Vault ($280.00) (Limited Edition)

Explore a range of neutral shades for eyes, cheeks, and lips with this fully-loaded set. Ultraluxe and limited-edition, it features a dozen of Urban Decay’s most-coveted Naked products. The bestselling Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3 eye color palettes feature bronze, taupe, and rose shades in an wide range of textures—along with three coordinating 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencils. Every shade in the Naked palettes features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that gives each shade its stay-put, velvety texture, rich color, and blendability. The creamy formulas of the award-winning 24/7 Glide-On eye pencils allows you to draw color on smoothly, and it dries down to leave a long-lasting finish. Naked Flushed features Urban Decay’s micronized, jet-milled formula with a luxe, ultralight texture. Naked lip gloss is laced with ingredients that are good for your skin, including Hyaluronic Filling Spheres™, vitamin E, avocado oil, and shea butter which hydrate and condition lips—and the infusion of rosehip seed oil provides an extra dose of vitamins, including vitamins A and C.

  • Naked 1 Palette
  • Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Darkside/Blackheart 24/7 Glide-on Double-Ended Eye Pencil
  • Zero/Whiskey 24/7 Glide-on Double-Ended Eye Pencil
  • Perversion/Pistol 24/7 Glide-on Double-Ended Eye Pencil
  • Rule34 Naked Lipgloss
  • Nooner Naked Lipgloss
  • Streak Naked Lipgloss
  • Naked Naked Flushed Palette
  • Native Naked Flushed Palette
  • Streak Naked Flushed Palette

Availability: Now at Sephora

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Too Faced La Belle Carousel
Too Faced La Belle Carousel

Too Faced La Belle Carousel ($49.00 for 1.45 oz.) includes twelve eyeshadows, two bronzers, two blushes, and a travel-sized Better than Sex Mascara. What’s neat about this particular set is that the container holds five separate palettes and then the mascara in its own box. It’s perfect for giving and getting–a little for you, a little for a friend–or easily broken up and given as stocking stuffers. The back of each of the palettes actually have “to” and “from” lines, so they’re ready to gift. The set is a great value, and overall, it’s nice–not A+ territory, but it’s decent to good. The majority of the eyeshadows were nicely pigmented, wore for eight hours, and were easy to apply–there were a few (noted below) that had fall out due to more glittery textures or were lacking in pigmentation. The cheek products, except the matte bronzer, were rather frosted, so there was some emphasis of pores and skin imperfections.

Luminous Peach is a softened, medium orange with a golden orange frosted finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that was just a smidgen powdery. It wore well for eight hours on me, but the frost slightly emphasized pores. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sun Bunny #1 is a medium-dark, yellowed brown with a frosted finish. It emphasized pores somewhat, but it had good color payoff and a blendable texture. It is the darker half of the Sun Bunny bronzer duo, which is part of Too Faced’s permanent range. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Who’s Your Poppy is a medium, warm-toned pink with a frosted, golden shimmer. It had good color payoff, though the texture was noticeably powdery. It didn’t emphasize pores too much, which was a surprise. The color wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chocolate Soleil is a medium-dark, tan brown with warm, yellow-ish undertones and a satin-matte finish. It’s a permanent product in Too Faced’s range, and it’s in nearly every holiday palette from them this year (and was often included in their various palette/sets released in the past). The texture is soft, silky, lightly powdery, but blendable and fairly pigmented. It lasts about eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nutcracker is a bright, cool-toned white with a soft, frosted finish. It had nice pigmentation, and the texture was soft and blendable. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nude Beach is a golden peach with a metallic finish and large, gold glitter. The underlying color applied fairly well, but the glitter gets everywhere. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boxes & Bows is a brightened, warm pink with a gold, metallic sheen. It had nice color payoff and applied evenly. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugar Plum Fairy is a deepened, eggplant purple with subtle, cool undertones and bluish-silver sparkle. The sparkle tended to fall out over time, though the base color was nicely pigmented. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Frost is a medium, cool-toned white with a sparkly, frosted finish. It had decent color payoff, but the texture was dryer and more crumbly, and there was fall out during wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tin Soldier is a dark, metallic silver with cool undertones. It had a fairly soft, buttery consistency with nice pigmentation. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Christmas Tree is a cool-toned, emerald green with a subtle olive undertone and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was nice, but the texture, while smooth, had a drier consistency that made it a little harder to apply. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Santa’s Boots is a neutral-toned black with subtle silver sparkle. The sparkle isn’t noticeable on the lid, because most of it never arrives, so the result is really a matte black. It’s semi-opaque but dusty to work with. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tufted Suede is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff, and it applied beautifully. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Angel Hair is a muted, golden brown with a hint of copper and a soft, frosted finish. It had so-so pigmentation, and the texture was a smidgen powdery, but it applied better on the eye than it swatched. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Haute Chocolate is a rich, deepened bronze with a metallic finish and warm undertones. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was really soft and buttery. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Yule Log is a dark, chocolate brown with copper flecks of sparkle over a satin finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was drier and there was some fall out over time. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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La Belle Carousel

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Luminous Peach

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Sun Bunny #1

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