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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

MAC Eyes on MAC Collection for March 2015
MAC Eyes on MAC Collection for March 2015

Designing your own unique eyes has never been easier thanks to Eyes on M∙A∙C. These well-edited Eyes Times Nine and Eyes Times Fifteen palettes feature colour-coordinated hues that offer countless combinations. Each palette provides an array of textures for both day and night. All are packaged in a convenient compact for easy portability. Eye Shadow x 9 Value: $53.

Eye Shadow x 9: Amber Times Nine ($40.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Cozy Grey Cool grey (Matte)
  • Kitties Pale bronze (Frost)
  • Georgia Peach Dirty rose pink (Matte)
  • Ricepaper Peachy gold with shimmer (Frost)
  • Creative Copper Light beige (Lustre)
  • Cork Muted golden brown (Satin)
  • Don’t Tell Sparkly brown (Lustre)
  • Aromatic Matte brown (Matte)
  • Pepper Please Sparkly bronze copper brown (Velvet)

Eye Shadow x 9: Burgundy Times Nine ($40.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Honey Lust Bronze dipped peach (Lustre)
  • Poppyseed Mid-tone mauvey nude (Satin)
  • Quarry Soft muted plum brown (Matte)
  • Antiqued Ash brown with bronze (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Embark Intense reddish brown (Matte)
  • #Noir Deep black brown with gold pearls (Velvet)
  • Haux Soft muted rosy brown (Satin)
  • Star Violet Pinky brown plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Sketch Burgundy with red shimmer (Velvet)

Eye Shadow x 9: Purple Times Nine ($40.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Sweet Lust Soft champagne pink with pearls (Lustre)
  • Lightly Sugared Soft lilac with pearl (Frost)
  • Poignant Soft lavender (Satin)
  • Mancatcher Matte lavender taupe (Frost)
  • Satellite Dreams Plum with violet pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Bon Nuit Deep plum (Matte)
  • After Dusk Soft red wine (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Beauty Marked Black red with sparkle pearl (Velvet)
  • Shadowy Lady Blackened plum (Matte)

Eye Shadow x 9: Navy Times Nine ($40.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Silver Fog Silver gray (Lustre)
  • Blonde Mink Pale khaki with sparkles (Lustre)
  • Copperplate Muted mid-tone gray (Matte)
  • JG Gray Frosty gray blue (Frost)
  • Mulled Over Matte cool blue gray (Matte)
  • Cast Iron Matte charcoal (Matte)
  • Cloudscape Khaki (Velvet)
  • Club Red-brown with green pearl (Satin)
  • Black Tied Black with silver sparkle (Velvet)

Availability: Now at Nordstrom, Macy’s; March 5th, 2015 all locations (North America), April 2015 (International)

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Chanel!

my answer: I used to love a lot of their lip products, but their more recent releases have left me wanting more. I like their newer eyeshadow quads and Illusion d’Ombres, but despite more unique eyeliner shades, their eyeliner formula is painful to use. I love their highlighters, more often than not!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

NARS Craving Dual-Intensity Blush
NARS Craving Dual-Intensity Blush

NARS Craving Dual-Intensity Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a highlighter and bronzer duo. The two work together well, and when applied dry, they can be quite flattering on the skin, though dry application doesn’t have the best staying power. Both shades tended to emphasize the skin’s natural texture and any imperfections when applied with a damp brush, unfortunately, as the shimmery finishes intensified. To reiterate what I’ve mentioned in previous reviews: NARS describes the damp application as a sheer wash of color, but the reality is that this type of application yields deeper, richer, more opaque coverage than dry, and it also makes it harder to work with, as it doesn’t blend as readily as the formula does used dry.

Craving (Left) is described as a “sparkling seashell pink highlighter.” It’s a pink-tinged iridescent white with a metallic shimmer-sheen finish and cool undertones. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer with a frosted, metallic finish, which didn’t emphasize pores and lasted for seven hours on me. Applied damp, it was semi-opaque with a metallic sheen, which did emphasize pores and stayed on for eight hours before fading. NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is more sparkly. Urban Decay Luminous (P, $29.00) is less pink. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Craving (Right) is described as a “shimmering beachy bronze.” It’s a medium-dark orange brown with warm undertones and a gold shimmer. Applied dry, it had opaque color coverage that was fairly blendable and had a lovely satin sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for seven hours this way before fading. When I tried to apply it with a dampened brush, the finish was more like a high frosted sheen, which did give my skin a more noticeable texture, though the color lasted for eight and a half hours. NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more muted. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is darker. MAC Alpine Bronze (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is darker. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Craving

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Craving (Left)

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball
Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball

Estee Lauder Ultra Pink Lip & Cheek Ball ($26.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “translucent berry hue.” It’s a muted, pinkish-red with cool undertones and a subtle shine. NARS Adoration (Right) (P) is a powder. MAC Red Obsessed (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Bred for Beauty (LE) is a powder. YSL Rose Frivole (02) (P, $40.00) is similar. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) (P, $40.00) is brighter. Illamasqua Peaked (P, $26.00) is more muted. Illamasqua Seduce (P, $26.00) is more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The formula is supposed to be a “jelly-like gloss” with a “full-throttle shine” that gives a “slight tint to lips while imparting a rosy glow to cheeks.” It’s not at all glossy or jelly-like; it’s more like a very thin, firm balm that offers a satin shine with sheer color. The coverage is as described–translucent–and tints the lips and cheeks with a barely-there hue. It’s extremely uncomfortable to wear on the lips, as it feels dry and is drying over time, while the color lasts about an hour before sliding off. As a blush, it wore for six and a half hours before breaking down, but it imparted no real shine, just a smidgen of color (would be better suited for a fairer complexion than mine).

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Product

5.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

6.5/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

4.5/5

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Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Beauty.com

Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES:  Pur Minerals (10%), Joyus (10%), SkinStore (up to 10%)
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Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How many bad products can a brand put out before you develop a negative opinion of them as a whole? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerTwo or three core kind of products, e.g. eyeshadows, blushes, lipsticks.

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