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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The Hit List

What’s the Must-Have Beauty Tool that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

That’s so tough! Do we count brushes? I feel like those are the tools that I couldn’t go without. I love products like the Clarisonic, eyelash curlers, and so forth, but brushes… they’re amazing and fun to play with. Beyond brushes, tweezers — wouldn’t be able to handle my unruly brows without ‘em!

Thanks to Rosie for today’s topic!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Make Up For Ever S718 Salmon Artist Shadow (Blush)
Make Up For Ever S718 Salmon Artist Shadow (Blush)

Make Up For Ever S718 Salmon Artist Shadow (Blush) ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium peach with a hint of beige–there’s a muted quality there–and warm undertones with a satin finish. Make Up For Ever S714 Bisque (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is a cream product, darker. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is more matte. bareMinerals Peace (P) is more beige. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I was surprised that this was listed as a blush shade, but it is officially listed as one. The satin texture lends itself well for blush application, as the color goes on effortlessly, blends easily, and looks natural without being too shimmery or too flat/matte. It is a shade that will show up best on fairer skin tones than mine, though it gave my medium skin tone a slight peachy warmth (I think it is more noticeable in person). This shade was nicely pigmented with a soft, almost creamy consistency that was very smooth. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.

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9.5/10

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9.5/10

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10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Kat Von D L.U.V. Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D L.U.V. Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D L.U.V. Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich violet.” It’s a brightened, magenta purple with warmer, pink tones but an overall cooler undertone and an ultra-matte finish. MAC Vogue en Violet (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Silvia (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $21.00) is purpler. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is lighter, less matte. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is purpler. MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $16.00) is less matte. MAC Night Blooming (LE, $16.00) is brighter, glossier. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is very similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Everlasting Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be a “long-wear, full-coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth matte finish.” It is also supposed to have ingredients in it for “added hydration.” It’s not a hydrating formula, and unless you often wear satin to matte finishes, it may not be precisely “comfortable” to you either. It’s a liquid formula that goes on glossy and dries down to a very flat, matte finish that doesn’t cling or settle into lip lines, but it does adhere and hug the lips. It’s slightly drying on me after four hours of wear and gets a little more drying over time. The wear time is excellent, easily reaching eight hours with little product having worn away. It was mostly opaque; I think you could possibly get a thin, second layer to get more pigmentation out of it, but you want to apply in thinner layers so it dries evenly. This was virtually smudge-, budge-, and kiss-proof when I tested it, but if you eat something oilier or combine it with lip balm, you may see slight color transfer.

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Longevity

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Application

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

MAC M∙A∙Cnificent Me! Collection
MAC M∙A∙Cnificent Me! Collection

Between November 17th and December 12th, we invite you and your readers to share what makes you M∙A∙Cnificent, inside and out. You could be one of the six faces of M∙A∙C’s Fall 2015 M∙A∙Cnificent Me! campaign. Come show the world what your M∙A∙Cnificent Me is made of!

Our criteria? Style, heart and soul.

Winners will be photographed by a prestigious fashion photographer in New York City as the face of our Fall 2015 campaign. Make your case with a headline, brief essay and photo (selfies encouraged!) at http://macnificentme.com/.

Will you be entering? Will we see a Temptalia reader or two in the fall campaign? :)  Good luck if you enter!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What is your current go-to lipstick? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerGuerlain Gina!

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

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette
Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette

Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Palette ($44.00 for 0.64 oz.) includes twelve matte eyeshadows. It’s part of Tarte’s spring collection, which will debut officially in January, but early access is available now through November 21st. I should have a review up tomorrow, so please hold questions until I have had a chance to write my review up! :)

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