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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Rant & Rave

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

my answer: Their regular eyeshadow range is really hit or miss–they have done beautiful eyeshadows, but a lot of them have room for improvement. The Audacious Lipstick and Dual Intensity Eyeshadow ranges are nice but get to be pricey relative to the rest of their line. I was deeply disappointed in the quality of their makeup brushes when they were redone.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

MAC x Mia Moretti is collaboration collection that launches March 26th online (North America) and in select stores on April 2nd (North America) with select international stores to receive sometime in April 2015. I liked the concept of the lip palette, but the execution left something to be desired for a few of the shades. The Casual Colours work best as cheek colors, rather than lip colors, as they are drying when worn on the lips, but if you only intended to use them on the cheeks, they’re worth a peek. The best product is Maria Moretti Lipstick (A), which is a lovely shade of red, but it is very dupable.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

MAC x Philip Treacy is a collaboration collection that will release online on March 26th (North America) and be available in select stores on April 2nd (North America) with international availability sometime in April 2015 at select locations. This collection had some pretty lipsticks and gel eyeliners, but the lipsticks trended towards being more readily duped. The High-Light Powders had an incredibly soft texture that was also powdery, but more importantly, they didn’t highlight, illuminate, or otherwise give the skin radiance and flattened the skin so it looked ultra-matte and smooth (like a setting powder).  My favorite products were Royal Wink Fluidline and Blue Peep Fluidline as both performed well and were more unique shades.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What do you like most about spring makeup collections? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI like a lot of the cheek colors and their finishes!

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What eyeshadow do you never tire of? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMy answer TODAY ONLY! would be Tom Ford Platinum.

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