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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you keep your makeup from melting during the summer heat? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI find cream-based products like cream blush to be very long-wearing and are easily patted back into place even if they start to melt a little. I set everything by pressing the powder onto the skin, not just dusting or sweeping, and then a setting or fixing spray helps a lot. I didn’t believe in setting sprays so much (only a theatre makeup spray by Kryolan seemed effective to me in the past!), but I really like Urban Decay’s All Nighter and Clarins’ Fix Spray as a last step.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Sephora Ultra Violet (18) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Rose Petal, Fresh Peach, Deep Rose, Ultra Violet, Pretty in Pink, Fresh Mango

Sephora Ultra Violet (18) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones and fine lighter fuchsia and violet pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on very evenly and smoothly with a glossy shine. The gloss wore well for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating while worn. The gloss has a lightweight texture that has a very creamy, gel-like feel that is mostly non-sticky and has a sweet, vanilla caramel scent. Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink (P, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Whip It (304) (P, $28.00) is slightly redder. Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is brighter, darker. Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom Boom (210) (DC, $28.00) is very similar. Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $29.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Pretty in Pink (23) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-coral with warm undertones and a very light dusting of fine gold pearl. The shimmer is minor and hardly noticeable, but if you detest shimmer in all forms, then I’d look elsewhere. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The gloss stayed on well for four and a half hours while also being moisturizing. Maybelline Rebellious Raspberry (110) (LE, $8.99) is warmer. Revlon HD Strawberry Topaz (535) (P, $8.99) is warmer. MAC Red Blazer (LE, $15.00) is pinker, more shimmery. Dior Wonderland (575) (P, $35.00) is slightly warmer. Illamasqua Follow (DC, $22.00) is pinker, less shimmery. YSL Grenade Pepite (No. 15) (P, $32.00) is pinker, sheerer/ Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. MAC Star Quality (LE, $20.00) is pinkerwarmer, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Fresh Mango (26) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and a fine gold pearl. Again, the shimmer in this shade is fine as well as only a dusting. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on evenly for the most part. It lasted for four hours and was hydrating while worn. Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Laundry List (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is lighter. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is lighter. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is lighter, pinker. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is darker. Burberry Coral (P, $29.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Choose or Lose


Do you pay attention to makeup trends?

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Thanks to Emi for today’s question!

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The Stockpile Lip Vault
The Stockpile Lip Vault

Urban Decay introduces a lipstick fanatic’s dream: The Stockpile. Exclusive to Selfridges and valued at £310, this Limited Edition set holds ten highly addictive shades from the creamy, badass Revolution Lipstick collection (five gorgeous neutrals and five bold brights), each paired with the matching 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil. Revolution Lipstick features the brands Pigment Infusion System™, along with Maxi-Lip™ and nourishing oils to plump and soften lips. 24/7 Lip Pencil glides on smoothly to prime AND define—for long-lasting lip colour and clean lines. Together, it’s the ultimate pair for ultra-long wear. But be forewarned that this set will only be available for a short time.

The Stockpile Lip Vault (£180.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked2 (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Liar (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Native (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Streak (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Turn On (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Manic (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Bang (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Anarchy (Revolution Lipstick)
  • 69 (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Venom (Revolution Lipstick)
  • Naked2 (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Liar (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Native (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Streak (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Turn On (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Manic (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Bang (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Anarchy (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • 69 (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)
  • Venom (24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil)

Availability: Exclusively at Selfridges

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Instigator Lipstick

MAC Runway Hit Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light nude matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a matte finish. The texture is dry and very firm, which makes it harder to apply from the tube as it tugs and drags along the lips. The Retro Matte formula is one best applied with a lip brush to minimize irritating the lips. It had mostly opaque coverage, and it lasted for five hours but the color pulled into lip lines somewhat. The formula was drying over time, which is my typical experience with the Retro Matte finish. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Please Me Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “muted rose tinted pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had excellent pigmentation that fully covered the lips and did so evenly. The color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Heroine Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “bright purple [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, pink-tinted purple with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and lasted for six hours without being drying (but it’s not hydrating, to be clear). It left behind a reddish-pink stain. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Instigator Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened plum [with a Matte finish].” It’s a blackened, purpled wine with berry-pink undertones that leans slightly cool and has a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it has a little more slip to it that makes it look somewhat patchy. It’s not the worst offender for this shade family, but I would recommend wearing a lip liner underneath to minimize unevenness. It lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, but it was neither drying nor hydrating. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

MAC Antique Velvet Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, dark chocolate brown with warm, mahogany undertones and a satin sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage, which went on fairly evenly, though it wasn’t quite as smooth or as even as a lot of the other matte shades in this launch. It lasted for five hours and was a smidgen drying. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: ColourPop Summer eyeshadows/lipsticks/blushes, Tom Ford Lip Balm, Givenchy SE #205 Le Rouge, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks in Desirable and Confident
  • Weekend plans: We’re trying to declutter wherever we can in the house.
  • What’s your favorite thing to cook?: Fettuccine alfredo, which is just super easy but tastes delicious. I don’t think I’ve made that in years!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


Breaking in his new bed!