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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Sephora has their end of the year sale right around the corner, and VIB Rouges can get 20% off with code EXTRAROUGE beginning today. The sale begins officially on 12/25 and all customers can get an additional 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20, through 1/1/2015.

Edited: Looks like the code isn’t working right – hopefully they fix it shortly since they announced this in a mass email to VIB Rouge customers this morning! Reader Celia reported that if you switch to Canadian checkout, enter the code, then switch back to U.S., then enter the code, it will work. Reader Amber said that Sephora told her they’re working on it as of 1:30pm EST.

A few noteworthy sale items:

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Busy, busy week for me, but I’ll have a little breathing room today (not for long, though!). I need to wrap and ready gifts for next week. Hope everyone’s been having a lovely weekend so far :) By the way, if you’re looking for a makeup forum to join, definitely consider /r/makeupaddiction, they’re incredibly welcoming and positive :)

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Chanel Angelique (190 Joues Contraste Blush
Chanel Angelique (190 Joues Contraste Blush

Chanel Angelique (190 Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “coral.” It’s a medium coral that leans slightly pink, but it is quite close to true coral to my eye. It had a matte finish, even when buffed and worked into the skin. I think it will a little pinker if you have naturally pink undertones. Tarte Pampered (LE, $26.00) is similar. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is darker. Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is pinker. MAC Sideshow You (LE, $21.00) is similar. Illamasqua Flirtatious (LE, $26.00) is more orange, cream. Urban Decay Streak Blush (P) is slightly pinker. NYX Apricot (P, $5.00) is similar. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is darker, pinker. MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is darker. MAC Lured to Love (LE, $27.00) is lighter. NARS Day Dream (LE, $29.00) is similar. Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a new blush, just released with Chanel’s spring collection. If you’re unfamiliar with the formula, it’s described as a “silky” blush with “buildable coverage” and “easy application.” The texture is very silky and finely-milled, though a smidgen on the powdery side if you’re not careful. It had buildable coverage that went from semi-sheer to semi-opaque. It sits well on the skin and doesn’t look powdery or too flat, though there’s no sheen at all. The silky consistency made it easy to blend on the skin as well. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Tom Ford Casey, Orlando, Peter, Alasdhair Lip Colors
Tom Ford Casey, Orlando, Peter, Alasdhair Lip Colors

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is segmented into color families, and this post features the “silver to blacks.” I don’t think that’s a very accurate description of this set of shades, though this doesn’t seem like a single family, as it is really white, brown, beige, and purple. The colors are interesting, but the performance left something to be desired with all four shades.

Casey Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a frosted white with an almost metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that went on unevenly and seemed to catch on imperfections I couldn’t even see (in person, at least, clearly they were there!). Applied, it lasted for two hours and was a little drying. The only way I think this one would work would be layered with other products. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Orlando Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, beige-brown with warm undertones and a champagne sheen. It applies lighter than it swatches (or than it appears in the tube) with semi-opaque pigmentation. The consistency was lightly creamy but applied somewhat unevenly with some streakiness as well. It lasted for three and a half hours on me but wasn’t hydrating. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Peter Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a golden frost. It also had semi-opaque color payoff with noticeable translucency (so the more natural pigment your lips have, the more the color will look different on you) and I could feel a slight texture element from the shimmer. It lasted for three hours and was neither hydrating nor drying. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stavros Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) was reviewed here.

Alasdhair Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a cool-toned, medium-dark berry with hints of red and silver and fuchsia pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage, where the natural lip color does come through. The consistency had a lot of slip, so while I didn’t experience feathering/bleeding myself, it’s one that I would be concerned about if you were more prone to either. The shade settled somewhat into lip lines over time, though it lasted for five hours on me. It was lightly hydrating over time. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Clarins Spring 2015 Collection
Clarins Spring 2015 Collection

Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

The Garden Escape Eyeshadow Palette is filled with gorgeous color that blossoms like a beautiful French garden. Six floral eyeshadows bring you soft, spring eyes and can be applied dry for a soft nuance of color or wet for a sophisticated edge.

Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($23.00) (Limited Edition)

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil transforms lips from dry and damaged to plump and luscious while adding just a hint of color. The formula nourishes, soothes and enhances the natural way, with oils of mirabelle plum, jojoba and hazelnut for lips that look comfortable and appear fuller. Its innovative gel-like, non-sticky texture hugs your pout in gorgeous color.

  • Raspberry
  • Honey

Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector ($23.00)

Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector is a rich, creamy balm that plumps and illuminates the lips. It’s so comfortable, it melts onto your lips and veils them in light for a smooth, radiant finish with just the perfect touch of color.

  • Rose
  • Coral
  • My Pink
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Rosewood

Blush Prodige ($31.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Sweet Rose

Joli Rouge Sheer ($27.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Coral Dahlia
  • Rose Petal

Crayon Kohl ($25.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Intense Green

Availability: Now at Nordstrom, Macy’s

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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your go-to cheek color combination lately? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’m really into Kevyn Aucoin’s sculpting/highlighting cream duo – it just looks really natural.

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