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Friday, July 18th, 2014

MAC All About Nude Look in a Box
MAC All About Nude Look in a Box

MAC All About Nude 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, and the eyeliner is worth $16 for a total value of $67 (not sure where they get $72). I will review the other kits as well — please give me time as there is a lot to test!

Soft Savour Lipstick is described as a “mid-tone beigey pink [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage, wore for three hours, and was neither drying nor hydrating on me. YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is similar. NYX Chic (P, $4.00) is warmer. MAC Giddy (P, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Feeling Fine Lipglass is described as a “soft beigey pink with pearl.” It’s a light pink with gold and silver sparkle. It had sheer–almost no color–coverage when applied to lips, and the effect was mostly sparkly and glossy. It wears for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Lovingly Yours (P, $22.00) is less sparkly, more pigmented. Bobbi Brown Rose (LE, $24.00) is lighter. NARS Bimini (P, $26.00) has finer shimmer. MAC Steel Kiss (LE, $15.00) has finer shimmer. MAC Oh My Darling (LE, $15.00) has finer shimmer. Dior No Angel (353) (P, $29.50) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #1 is described as a “gold.” It’s a muted, almost green-tinged gold with a metallic, sparkling finish. It was sheer when applied dry, and then it was slightly more opaque when applied with a dampened brush but it was somewhat clumpy. It was a finicky shade to work with, and I had noticeable fall out when wearing this, though the color portion didn’t fade or crease for eight hours. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is less sparkly. Dior Pastel Fontanges #3 (LE) is lighter. Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE) is similar. MAC Gilty Morsel (LE, $15.00) is less sparkly. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is similar.Dior Khaki Design #2 (P) is darker. Make Up For Ever #101 (P, $20.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #2 is described as a “forest green.” It’s a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had so-so pigmentation applied dry, and it was semi-opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. YSL Avant Garde #1 (P) is darker. MAC Silver Sun (LE, $19.50) is cooler-toned. Sleek MakeUP Fauna (P, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Ulta Sage (P, $10.00) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #2 (P) is darker, less shimmery. Kat Von D Gunner (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Greensmoke (P, $15.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cool Companions #3 is described as a “black.” It’s a medium-dark black with subtle warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Applied dry, it had semi-opaque color coverage, and it was more opaque and much more intense when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft and smooth, and the color stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Graphblack Technakohl is a black, twist-up pencil eyeliner, which I’ve reviewed several times in the past (it is also part of the permanent range).

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Choose or Lose


Do you listen to music when you apply makeup?

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Chanel Tisse Rivoli (226) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Tisse Rivoli (226) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Tisse Rivoli (226) Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a set of warm-toned neutrals. It is very reminiscent of Chanel Raffinement, though they’re not exactly the same, they are certainly similar. All four shades wore well for just over nine hours and after, there was very, very slight creasing (no primer). The texture is soft, smooth, and they eyeshadows are incredibly blendable. The only downside is that the baked formula is a very lightweight one, so the quad only contains 0.07 oz., when many single powder eyeshadows are 0.05 oz. on average. Visually, they don’t seem particularly small, and it is often the case with baked products that they weigh less than traditional powders, but it’s hard to say if it contains as many uses as the regular quads.

Tisse Rivoli #1 is described as a “golden taupe.” It’s a dark taupe with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had really good color payoff, and the texture was soft, smooth, and silky. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me before showing slight creasing. YSL Saharienne #4 (P) is warmer. MAC Soul Serenade (LE, $19.50) is darker, less shimmery. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is warmer. Anastasia Antique (LE) is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Acute (P) is a cream product. MAC Supersweet #1 (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Street Cool (LE) is a cream product. MAC Twilight Falls (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned, less shimmery. Chanel Raffinement #1 (P) is warmer. bareMinerals A-Ha (P) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Rivoli #2 is described as a “light rose beige.” It’s a gold-shimmered, light beige with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the texture was still very soft and silky. This shade didn’t show signs of creasing until after nine and a half hours of wear. MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is lighter. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is less shimmery. LORAC Beige (P) is less shimmery. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. Chanel Jardin Zen #2 (LE) is more pearly. theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Elektron (P) is darker. Chanel Quadrille #2 (LE) is warmer. MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Exquisite Ego #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Rivoli #3 is described as a “rose-gold beige.” It’s a medium brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent color payoff, and it applied smoothly and evenly to the skin. When I tested it, the color wore well for nine and a half hours. LORAC Mocha (P) is darker. NARS Iraklion (P, $24.00) is a cream product. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is darker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Homecoming (P, $5.99) is slightly yellower. Laura Mercier Bamboo (P, $23.00) is similar. Disney by Sephora Sultana (LE) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Les Poissons (LE) is similar. Urban Decay YDK (LE, $18.00) is more metallic. MAC Caramel Sundae (LE, $15.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tisse Rivoli #4 is described as a “red brown.” It’s a dark brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had rich pigmentation, while the texture was blendable and smooth to the touch. It lasted for nine hours before starting to fade. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is similar. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is warmer. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.00) is a cream product. MAC Havana (LE, $19.50) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Givenchy Le Rouges from their fall collection
  • Weekend plans: Grocery shopping, a few errands, lots of writing
  • Favorite toy growing up: I had a cocker spaniel stuffed animal that was very dear to me!

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

Kat Von D Adora Studded Kiss Lipstick
Kat Von D Adora Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Adora Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “metallic candy apple red.” It’s a brightened, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish with a metallic shimmer. NARS Mondore (LE, $25.00) is more muted, darker, no shimmer. Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $30.00) is browner, glossier, no shimmer. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Role Play (P, $18.00) is darker. NARS Majella (P, $25.00) has no metallic shimmer. Milani Cherry Crave (P, $5.49) is brighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Super NSFW (P, $18.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Kat Von D’s redone their lipstick formula, and it’s been repackaged with a glossy, black studded cap and base. It’s decreased slightly in size (0.11 oz. to 0.10 oz.), but the packaging is a lot sturdier than before. The packaging is quite light, though, and the plastic felt a bit thin though not to the point where it seemed fragile. I purchased a few shades when they launched earlier this week, and I was intending to review two or three at a time, but Adora lasted so long that it will probably take a day to test each shade!

Adora topped in at ten hours of wear and lasted through two meals and two cups of coffee; even at nine hours, it was only a little bit faded. It’s worth noting right away that the metallic finishes have a different texture/consistency (from what I can tell) compared to the (shimmer-free) matte finishes. The consistency has a light creaminess that keeps it from tugging on the lips, and it applied with even, opaque color coverage. The formula is vanilla-scented to me (though Sephora describes it as creme brulee) but has no discernible taste. I worried that this was going to be drying, but it seemed to maintain the state of my lips from start to finish, so it never really felt hydrating, but it wasn’t drying and my lips felt fine after wearing nothing but this for ten hours. It’s not transfer-proof, though if you blot once or twice, it is almost transfer-proof from thereon. I didn’t experience any bleeding or feathering with the richer red shade of Adora. The reformulated Adora seems slightly drier and less metallic compared to the original, though the reformulation wears a lot longer on me.

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your go-to look for a job interview? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI would define and groom my eyebrows, apply a light-medium coverage foundation (and set with powder), a rosy brown blush, light mascara on eyes, brown eyeliner, and then a soft pink lip color.

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