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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Who (or what) influenced your interest in makeup the most? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerThe mac_cosmetics Livejournal community for sure! That’s where I learned a lot but also found others who were really into makeup (and MAC, which was my gateway brand!).

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Urban Decay Naked On the Run Palette
Urban Decay Naked On the Run Palette

Urban Decay Naked On the Run Palette ($54.00 for 0.73 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara. Five eyeshadows are 0.04 oz., and then one is a larger-sized eyeshadow at 0.07 oz. The gloss is full-sized, while the eyeliner is 0.03 oz. (compared to 0.04 oz. for full-sized). The mascara is travel-sized (which may make replacement difficult–UD has a travel-sized Supercurl, though I’m not sure it will fit). In order to accommodate for the depth of the gloss, the palette is quite thick, and overall, I wish it was lighter-weight. I also would have rather Urban Decay had included a double ended brush or two, rather than the gloss, because I think having brushes inside the palette protects them particularly well, whereas many of us have lip colors stashed in our makeup bags. The quality is good for the most part with the highlighter eyeshadow being quite powdery. I do think the color combination runs rather dark and feel like more contrasting shades would have provided for a more versatile palette.

Stag is a dark brown with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had so-so pigmentation in a single stroke and was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage. It wore well for eight and a half hours on my lower lash line. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Sesso is a warm-toned, medium-dark pink-plum with lighter pink pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage, was mostly non-stickyand comfortable to wear for the three hours it lasted on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Dive is a sparkly, medium-dark, rosy copper with a frosted finish. It had nice pigmentation and went on fairly smoothly; it wasn’t overly glittery or sparkly, so it didn’t feel chunky to the touch. It had some fall out during application but minimal fall out during wear. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Fix is a medium-dark, subtly warm-toned brown with a matte finish. The color payoff was good, and it was very blendable on the lid, though it was so soft that it was slightly powdery. It wore well for eight hours before fading. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Resist is a warm, golden taupe with a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation and the texture was soft and fairly smooth. It wore well for eight hours on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Dare is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was a really lovely shade to work with, as it was richly pigmented and had a soft, silky consistency that wasn’t powdery. It stayed on without fading for eight hours. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Stun is a rich, chocoalte brown with warm, yellowish undertones and chunkier micro-glitter and sparkle. The texture was a little dry to the touch,. and there was fall out during application as well as during wear due to the amount of sparkle in this shade. It had great color payoff, though. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

5050 is a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, but it was rather powdery to work with, so it was messy to use during application but also prone to fading faster than other shades. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Naked on the Run Bronzer is a light-medium, yellow-toned brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The powder was silky and soft, while the color payoff was true-to-pan, but it was easily blended on the skin for a lighter (or heavier) look, as desired. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

Naked on the Run Blush is a brightened, light-medium pink with strong, blue undertones and a satin finish. It was slightly powdery to work with, but it was nicely pigmented and blendable on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes on The Dupe List.

The Glossover

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Naked on the Run

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9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Stag

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9/10

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Sesso

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

MAC Cinder Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Cinder Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Cinder Eyeshadow Duo ($40.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a smoky duo with one more frosted, taupe shade and a more satiny, charcoal gray. The quality is decent but not excellent, and at this increased price point, they really ought to be top notch. The packaging is hefty and substantial, and you can certainly feel as if your money is going towards it.

Cinder (Left) is described as a “smoky cool grey [with a Lustre finish].” It’s an almost sooty, taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a slight sparkly consistency that is expected from the Lustre finish, but it actually had better payoff than most Lustres, and the eyeshadow looked smoother on the skin. The color wore well for almost eight hours with a bit of fall out. MAC Divine Rule (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Angel (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is darker. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P) is darker. LORAC Chrome (P) is similar. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is darker. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is grayer. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is darker, grayer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cinder (Right) is described as a “dark charcoal [with a Matte finish].” It’s a dark charcoal gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The major problem with this shade was that it had a thinner, drier, and more powdery texture, which resulted in sheerer color coverage and made it harder to blend out on the skin. This shade showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Black Licorice (LE, $16.00) is similar. Dior Pied de Poule #3 (P) is similar. LORAC Navy #7 (LE) is darker. LORAC Charcoal (P) is lighter. MAC Gravel (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Typographic (P, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Soot (P, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Nehru (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Les Gris #1 (P) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Amnesia (P) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Cinder

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Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my favorite holiday palettes and sets from the season, and this week, we’ve teamed up with Ebates to give away some of those favorites as they kick off A Wonderland of Savings, now through November 30th, where you can get double cash back at retailers like:

  • Lancome – was 5.0%, now get 10.0% Cash Back
  • Sephora – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
  • Neiman Marcus – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
  • The Body Shop – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
  • ULTA – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Nordstrom – was 3,0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Macy’s – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Bloomingdale’s – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • American Eagle – was 2.0%, now get 4.0% Cash Back
  • TOMS – was 5.0%, now get 10.0% Cash Back
  • JCPenney – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • eBags – was 6.0%, now get 12.0% Cash Back
  • Kohl’s – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • UGG – was 4.5%, now get 9.0% Cash Back
  • Sears – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Walmart – was 1.0%, now get 2.0% Cash Back
  • eBay – was 0.0%, now get 5.0% Cash Back

If you haven’t joined Ebates, now’s a great time to join – it’s free to join and free to use. The way Ebates works is you sign-up, and when you shop with Ebates, you can get a percentage of your order total in the form of cash back. They’ll send you a check or pay you via PayPal each quarter! For instance, if you shop at Sephora and spend $50 today, you’ll get $4 in cash back!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The grand prize winner will win five of my favorites (a value of $255):

  1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($58 value)
  2. Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble ($49 value)
  3. Make Up For Ever Studio Case ($59.50 value)
  4. NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set ($49 value)
  5. Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash ($39 value)

And 10 (!!) lucky runner-ups will win Bite Beauty Remix ($25 value)! :)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Collection
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Collection

My Filmstars On The Go are an Easy Look in a Palette for Filmstar glamour in a flash. I have created a two-minute, two-step pocket-palette for a full eye-cheek-&-lip look on the go. The two gorgeous, fresh, youthful creams are sheer, buildable and easy-to-handle in a dash.

The lustrous Lip-to-Cheek Cream Polish contains my magic ingredient BerryFlux Vita that increases the dermal and epidermal Hyaluronic Acid that drenches the skin with moisture, and a special Microfine pigment technology makes sure your lips colour stays gorgeous all day. My mesmerising metallic eye shadow glides on beautifully, as it’s the perfect balance of waxes and oils, including anti-aging Apricot Seed Oil.

Filmstars on the Go ($55.00) (New)

  • All About Eve A silvery mink and dusky, cool pink
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s A shimmering bronze eye with a soft apricot lip/cheek stain
  • Rebel Without A Cause A gold leaf sparkle with a fiery hot pink cheek and lip color
  • Some Like It Hot A sizzling combination of gilded green-brown eye shadow and a punchy peach pout
  • The Spy Who Loved Me A rose gold luminescent cream partnered with a berry balm for a darker look

Availability: December 26th at Charlotte Tilbury and Nordstrom (though it appears available on her website already)

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