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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

MAC Cinder Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Cinder Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Cinder Eyeshadow Duo ($40.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a smoky duo with one more frosted, taupe shade and a more satiny, charcoal gray. The quality is decent but not excellent, and at this increased price point, they really ought to be top notch. The packaging is hefty and substantial, and you can certainly feel as if your money is going towards it.

Cinder (Left) is described as a “smoky cool grey [with a Lustre finish].” It’s an almost sooty, taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a slight sparkly consistency that is expected from the Lustre finish, but it actually had better payoff than most Lustres, and the eyeshadow looked smoother on the skin. The color wore well for almost eight hours with a bit of fall out. MAC Divine Rule (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Angel (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is darker. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P) is darker. LORAC Chrome (P) is similar. MAC Silver Dawn (LE, $19.50) is darker. bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $18.00) is grayer. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $18.00) is darker, grayer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cinder (Right) is described as a “dark charcoal [with a Matte finish].” It’s a dark charcoal gray with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The major problem with this shade was that it had a thinner, drier, and more powdery texture, which resulted in sheerer color coverage and made it harder to blend out on the skin. This shade showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Black Licorice (LE, $16.00) is similar. Dior Pied de Poule #3 (P) is similar. LORAC Navy #7 (LE) is darker. LORAC Charcoal (P) is lighter. MAC Gravel (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Typographic (P, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Soot (P, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Nehru (P, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Guerlain Les Gris #1 (P) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Amnesia (P) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

LE
palette

Cinder

C+

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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LE
product

Cinder (Left)

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

5/5

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Dupes
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Cinder (Right)

C-

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

6.5/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my favorite holiday palettes and sets from the season, and this week, we’ve teamed up with Ebates to give away some of those favorites as they kick off A Wonderland of Savings, now through November 30th, where you can get double cash back at retailers like:

  • Lancome – was 5.0%, now get 10.0% Cash Back
  • Sephora – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
  • Neiman Marcus – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
  • The Body Shop – was 4.0%, now get 8.0% Cash Back
  • ULTA – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Nordstrom – was 3,0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Macy’s – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Bloomingdale’s – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • American Eagle – was 2.0%, now get 4.0% Cash Back
  • TOMS – was 5.0%, now get 10.0% Cash Back
  • JCPenney – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • eBags – was 6.0%, now get 12.0% Cash Back
  • Kohl’s – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • UGG – was 4.5%, now get 9.0% Cash Back
  • Sears – was 3.0%, now get 6.0% Cash Back
  • Walmart – was 1.0%, now get 2.0% Cash Back
  • eBay – was 0.0%, now get 5.0% Cash Back

If you haven’t joined Ebates, now’s a great time to join – it’s free to join and free to use. The way Ebates works is you sign-up, and when you shop with Ebates, you can get a percentage of your order total in the form of cash back. They’ll send you a check or pay you via PayPal each quarter! For instance, if you shop at Sephora and spend $50 today, you’ll get $4 in cash back!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The grand prize winner will win five of my favorites (a value of $255):

  1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($58 value)
  2. Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble ($49 value)
  3. Make Up For Ever Studio Case ($59.50 value)
  4. NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Set ($49 value)
  5. Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash ($39 value)

And 10 (!!) lucky runner-ups will win Bite Beauty Remix ($25 value)! :)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Collection
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstars on the Go Collection

My Filmstars On The Go are an Easy Look in a Palette for Filmstar glamour in a flash. I have created a two-minute, two-step pocket-palette for a full eye-cheek-&-lip look on the go. The two gorgeous, fresh, youthful creams are sheer, buildable and easy-to-handle in a dash.

The lustrous Lip-to-Cheek Cream Polish contains my magic ingredient BerryFlux Vita that increases the dermal and epidermal Hyaluronic Acid that drenches the skin with moisture, and a special Microfine pigment technology makes sure your lips colour stays gorgeous all day. My mesmerising metallic eye shadow glides on beautifully, as it’s the perfect balance of waxes and oils, including anti-aging Apricot Seed Oil.

Filmstars on the Go ($55.00) (New)

  • All About Eve A silvery mink and dusky, cool pink
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s A shimmering bronze eye with a soft apricot lip/cheek stain
  • Rebel Without A Cause A gold leaf sparkle with a fiery hot pink cheek and lip color
  • Some Like It Hot A sizzling combination of gilded green-brown eye shadow and a punchy peach pout
  • The Spy Who Loved Me A rose gold luminescent cream partnered with a berry balm for a darker look

Availability: December 26th at Charlotte Tilbury and Nordstrom (though it appears available on her website already)

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Monday, November 17th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What eyeshadow color do you have but seem to wear the least? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerYellows are easily my least worn color–golds, sure, but more matte and satin yellows, I don’t reach for as often!

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

Monday, November 17th, 2014

UPDATED AVAILABILITY! 50 miniature-sized, limited edition lipsticks will be released November 28th at 12:01am on tomford.com, and they will be available for four days (or while stock lasts). They will launch online only on December 1st for one day only at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman MarcusSaks, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.

They will return on December 26th online and in department stores and will be on-counter for eight weeks (or until stock lasts). Each lipstick retails for $32.00.

Nudes to Browns ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Holden
  • Beau
  • Henry
  • Gustavo
  • Pavlos

Silvers to Blacks ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Casey
  • Orlando
  • Peter
  • Stavros
  • Alsdhair

Metallics ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Kyril
  • William
  • Sebastian
  • Omar
  • Blake

Light Pinks to Mauves ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Ian
  • Flynn
  • Addison
  • James
  • Richard

Pop Pinks to Roses ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Alexander
  • Patrick
  • Michael
  • John
  • Giacomo

Fuchsia to Magentas ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Preston
  • Justin
  • Cooper
  • Jack
  • Francesco

Corals to Oranges ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Luca
  • Matthew
  • Adriano
  • Tomas
  • Rafael

Reds ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Rory
  • Diego
  • Alejandro
  • Luciano
  • Leonardo

Violets to Orchid ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Olivier
  • Julian
  • Pablo
  • Xavier
  • Liam

Plums ($32.00 Each) (Limited Edition)

  • Collin
  • Cary
  • Didier
  • Guillermo
  • Wes

Availability: November 28th, 2014 at tomford.com; Selfridges also has a sign-up for notification

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