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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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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

MAC All About Pink Look in a Box
MAC All About Pink Look in a Box

MAC All About Pink 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 (based on price per ounce of the full-sized Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palettes), and the eyeliner is worth $16 for a total value of $67 (not sure where they get $72 MAC and Nordstrom confirm it is $72 value as they are stating the value of the Veluxe Pearlfusion Trio at $25).  I will review the other kits as well — please give me time as there is a lot to test!

Embrace Me Lipstick is a brightened, cool-toned fuchsia pink with a matte finish. This shade was released before, but when I compared the two, the version included in this set has a bluer undertone and appears a bit lighter, which gives it a brighter overall look. It lasted for six hours and was lightly drying when worn. It had rich, opaque color coverage and didn’t tug too much at the lips when applied. Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is brighter. Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC Quick Sizzle (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Unlimited Style Lipglass is a medium, blue-based pink with fuchsia and silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and some of the color did pull into lip lines but the opacity helped camouflage some of it. It had a slightly thick consistency and wore for four and a half hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Sugar Cookie (P, $5.00) is sheerer. Urban Decay Crush (P, $19.00) is cooler-toned, less glossy, less sparkly. Milani Flashy (P, $7.49) is more shimmery. MAC Style Packed (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is lighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fabulous Three #1 is described as a “soft beige.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed beige with a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied both wet and dry, though it was smoother when applied with a dampened brush. The color stayed true for eight hours before fading. YSL Saharienne #1 (P) is less shimmery. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is similar. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is lighter. MAC Ricepaper (P, $15.00) is yellower. MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Halo (P, $24.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fabulous Three #2 is described as a “frosted peach.” It’s a metallic champagne beige with a high-shine finish and sparkle. This shade had good color payoff both wet and dry, though it was slightly darker when applied with a dampened brush. I didn’t notice any fading until after eight hours of wear, but there was some fall out. Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) (P, $28.00) is a cream product. Divergent Humble Sheen (LE) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P) is similar. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is warmer. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is more glittery. Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is a cream product. MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. Benefit RSVP (P, $10.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Fabulous Three #3 is described as a “burgundy.” It’s a medium-dark purpled burgundy with a satin finish. It had good coverage applied dry, but it appeared darker and more intense when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft and fairly smooth without being powdery. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. Kat Von D Wonderland (LE) is more shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #7 (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE) is darker. Burberry Mulberry (24) (P) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Photogravure Technakohl is a dark brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. I’ve reviewed it previously here. It had decent to good color payoff and wears for eight hours on me.

The Glossover

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All About Pink

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Embrace Me

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Product

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8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

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Unlimited Style

B

Product

8.5/10

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9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Hit List

What’s the Best Makeup Remover that you’ve tried?

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LOVE shu uemura’s Cleansing Oil!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) Addict Fluid Stick
Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) Addict Fluid Stick

Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark coral-red with warm, orange undertones and a glossy sheen. It had rich, opaque color coverage and a high-shine finish. The consistency was like a watery gel that glided over the lips well without settling into lip lines. Sometimes the color gets on my teeth, which is something I have trouble with when it comes this formula in general. The color lasts for five hours on me, and it gets progressively tackier as it wears, but it is nicely hydrating. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is brighter. MAC Berry Bold (LE, $20.00) is less opaque. NARS Paris Follies (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Paint It (202) (P, $28.00) is lighter, pinker. MAC Ablaze (LE, $15.00) is more orange. Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is more muted. Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dio Mona Lisette (872) Addict Fluid Stick ($35.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a glossy finish and very subtle cool undertones. It had full color coverage, and it applied smoothly and evenly without settling into lip lines. The color lasted for five and a half hours well while being moisturizing. YSL Grenade Pepite (No. 15) (P, $32.00) is sheerer. Giorgio Armani #519 (P, $29.00) is more muted. MAC Pleasant (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Giorgio Armani #523 (P, $29.00) is similar. MAC Impassioned (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Rose Tricheuse (669)

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10/10

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9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

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Mona Lisette (872)

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9/10

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10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder
Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder

Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder ($80.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as shades of “beige, pink, and bronze.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery. IT Cosmetics Hello Light (P, $24.00) is more metallic. Giorgio Armani Belladonna (LE, $88.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Glint (LE) is pinker. MAC Belightful (LE) is more sparkly. Chanel Mouche de Beaute Illuminating Powder (LE, $80.00) is yellower. bareMinerals The Love Affair (LE, $26.00) is pinker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Whether or not this highlighter is worth the splurge is a discussion between you and your wallet, but I can tell you that the quality is superb. Chanel has created an exceptional illuminating powder that adds a natural, luminous glow that lifts and brightens the face. The shimmer is fine and creates a delicate sheen, rather than a frosted finish, and so it doesn’t emphasize pores. Instead, it gives the skin a smoother, softer look as it reflects light. It can be worn alone over cheek bones or dusted lightly all-over the face, and of course, it can be layered over your favorite blush to add more sheen. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth, while the highlighter wore well for eight and a half hours on me. It’s available now as a Nordstrom exclusive.

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Dentelle Precieuse

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Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette — Trafalgar

Dior reinvents the 5 Couleurs legend with a harmonious collection of eyeshadow hues that give you a multi-faceted look. Its eyeshadows boast a wide variety of textures and shades with a host of different effects, including matte, satin, iridescent and ultra-shimmery to dress your eyes for any occasion. Create a look that’s unique to you or follow one of the two ready-to-wear looks Dior has created just for you.

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Bar (56)
  • Carre Bleu (276)
  • Pied de Poule (96)
  • Trafalgar (876)
  • Tutu (846)

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