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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

MAC Bellgreens Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Bellgreens Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Bellgreens Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a green-hued set of shades. The palette contains six shades in total, with two shades being part of the permanent range (Gorgeous Gold and Charcoal Brown). There was only dud in the palette, while the other five were very easy to work with and performed well. Even the miss of the palette was still blendable enough on the lid that it was still usable, but it will take a little extra effort to get the right level of intensity and diffusion. I was very surprised to see that the palette only contained 0.10 oz. worth of product, which is the equivalent of two full-sized eyeshadows. Despite the size of the palette, it really doesn’t have much product. MAC’s eyeshadow quads typically contain 0.19 oz. almost double what’s inside this one.

Fresh Blade is described as a “pale frosted yellow [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a brightened, golden yellow with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was dense and buttery. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Gorgeous Gold is described as a “muted yellow gold [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a green-tinged, light-medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. There is a green-gold duochrome to it, but it is subtle. The eyeshadow had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture. This shade also lasted for eight and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Vicuna is described as a “light neutral olive [with a Frost finish].” It’s a muted, medium golden brown with a pearly sheen. It had really nice pigmentation with a blendable texture that was a smidgen powdery at times, but it was just barely powdery. This shade showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Savant is described as a “mid-tone mustard lime [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium-dark, dirty olive green–it really is like mustard and lime together–with a mostly matte finish. It was really velvety with a smooth, soft texture that blended well but still adhered well with good color payoff to bare skin, which was a happy surprise. It wore well for eight hours on me. I couldn’t think of any really great dupes for this shade, because it’s darker and not a brighter, more typical chartreuse-like green. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Charcoal Brown is described as a “muted taupe brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with a matte finish. It had good color payoff that was fairly blendable. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and almost felt like a Matte2 with how velvety and blendable it was. On me, the color wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sushi Green is described as a “charcoal olive with multi-dimensional pearl [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a dark brown with subtle, olive undertones and a slight gold sparkle. It was a firmer, stiffer shade that had semi-opaque pigmentation that was harder to work with. My best advice is to apply using a fluffier brush to minimize how work it will take to diffuse and blend out. It lasted for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Fresh Blade

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Spring 2015 Collection
Marc Jacobs Beauty Spring 2015 Collection

Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00) (New, Permanent)

Introducing a luxury lipstick that lasts, finally. Marc is changing the landscape with an iconic, indulgent lipstick featuring a rich, buttery texture and a lavish and lasting (ten-hour!) punch of pigment. A proprietary peptide complex that stimulates collagen is combined with ultra-hydrating, Meranti and Cocoa Butters for lips that are firmer, smoother and more defined. Available in a selection of 20 irresistible, color-drenched shades inspired by the women (and men) that have influenced Marc over the years.

  • Je t’aime (238) Rosy red
  • So Sofia (236) Bright coral red
  • Core Cora (234) Orange red
  • Mahogany (232) Chocolate mahogany
  • J’Adore (230) Light mocha
  • Infamous (228) Muted warm pink
  • Scandal (226) Eggplant purple
  • Magenta (224) Dark plumed magenta
  • Boy Gorgeous (222) Dark magenta red
  • Jolly Molly (220) Coral pink
  • Clara (218) French rose pink
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (216) Dusty rose
  • Georgie Girl (214) Neutral pink
  • Rie of Light (212) Deep sienna orange
  • Blow (210) Burgundy red
  • Miss Scarlet (208) Deep brick red
  • Dashing (206) Red with cool undertone
  • Amazing (204) Warm red
  • Goddess (202) Classic red
  • Oh Miley (200) Bright red with cool undertone

New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel ($30.00) (New, Permanent)

The perfect nude, every time. A first-ever selection of seven, expertly curated, neutral lip shades offer gorgeous, covetable color for all skin tones and makeup looks. These weightless lipsticks have a new irresistibly nourishing formula with moisturizing Monoi Butter, a decadent vanilla scent and a sleek, shiny finish.

  • Eat Cake (150) Neutral medium rosy pink
  • Understudy (114) Neutral coral
  • Anais (146) Brownish nude
  • Have We Met? (108) Neutral coral pink
  • Role Play (110) Neutral dusty rose
  • Moodie Margot (106) Pale pinky nude
  • Strange Magic (102) Neutral pale pink

(P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil ($24.00) (New, Permanent)

This marks the beginning of a lip liner revolution. Long gone are the days of matching lipstick to liner. These three gel-based shades were developed to match natural lip color while luxuriously lining, defining and shaping lips, creating the perfect longwearing canvas for any lip color – no matter how light, bright or bold. Formulated with collagen to help fill in lines and further prevent bleeding, these three colors work seamlessly across the full spectrum of Le Marc and New Nudes shades.

  • (Nude)ist Cafe au lait
  • Prim(rose) Rosy nude
  • Honey(bun) Cocoa spice

#Instamarc Filtering Contour Powder ($49.00) (New, Permanent)

See yourself through Marc’s lens with #Instamarc, the first-ever skin perfecting filter in a compact. This plush luxury powder duo contains jet-milled pigments infused with botanicals and pomegranate extract to transform in a flash, blurring imperfections and sculpting definition where you want it. The compact’s oversized infinity mirror allows you to see the entire face for achieving complexion perfection. Available in three shade duos inspired by past themes of Marc’s runway shows and the creative vision that he had for the models.

  • Mirage Filter Light gold/light bronze
  • Dream Filter Soft pink/medium bronze
  • Hi-Fi Filter Warm peach/deep bronze

The Shape Contour and Blush Brush No. 15 ($44.00) (New, Permanent)

This super-soft, flat-shaped brush has densely packed bristles with an innovative waved surface to pick up just the right amount of color. Designed for use with #Instamarc, the brush offers both wide and narrow sides to hug contours and smooth over rounded areas for endless blushing, bronzing, and highlighting capabilities.

Availability:  Now at Marc Jacobs Beauty and Sephora

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

MAC Pearlglide Eyeliner
MAC x Toledos Pearlglide Eyeliners

MAC Chlorafill Pearlglide Eyeliner ($17.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “green line with pearl.” It’s a brightened, chartreuse green that leans yellow with very subtle gold sparkle. The sparkle is more of a smattering than a really glittery finish–I almost didn’t notice it initially–especially in comparison to other shades in the Pearlglide formula. It had decent pigmentation in a single stroke, but the consistency has some slip, so it tends to look streaky when applied. It benefits greatly from taking a pencil brush and using it to smudge and blend the eyeliner into place. On me, it wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. MAC Sourpuss (P, $16.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Designer Purple Pearlglide Eyeliner ($17.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “iridescent violet.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and purple sparkle and micro-glitter. It had so-so pigmentation in one pass, but it was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage. It wears eight and a half hours on me with some glitter migration over time. Urban Decay Voodoo (LE, $19.00) is less sparkly. Marc Jacobs Beauty (Plum)age (60) (P, $25.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Vice (P, $19.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister (P, $19.00) is less sparkly. Milani Perfect Purple (P, $6.99) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Petrol Blue Pearlglide Eyeliner ($17.50 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep navy with pearl.” It’s a deepened navy blue with a blackened blue base and lighter blue sparkle. It had decent pigmentation in one pass, which was buildable to nearly opaque color with two layers. The eyeliner glided on easily and wore well for eight and a half hours. I had slight migration of the glittery bits with this shade, but it was less than what I had with Designer Purple. Urban Decay Sabbath (P, $19.00) is less sparkly, more muted. NARS Rue Saint-Honore (P, $24.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches
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Designer Purple

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

MAC Opera Lipstick
MAC Opera Lipstick

MAC Opera Lipstick ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark red.” It’s a medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. MAC Stunner (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Kinky (LE, $16.00) is similar. Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is similar. NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is similar. Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $21.00) is a smidgen darker. MAC Ruby (LE, $16.00) is glossier. Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is glossier. Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $34.00) is cooler-toned. MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $16.00) is darker, more matte. Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is darker. MAC Ruby Woo (P, $16.00) is darker, more matte. MAC MAC Red (P, $16.00) is cooler-toned, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a richly pigmented shade that glides on easily without tugging, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip, so it stays in place once applied. The color wears like iron and lasts a full six hours and could have kept going. Though not hydrating, it wasn’t drying either, which made it comfortable to wear throughout the day. As it is a mostly matte red, it is more dupable than not, so you may want to check your stash to see what you have that’s similar. It’s a gorgeous red, to be sure, though! MAC’s lipstick formula is vanilla-scented with no discernia=ble taste.

There are four other limited edition (and one permanent shade, Sin, being repromoted) in the collection, which I hope to be able to purchase when they release. The collection releases January 29th online and February 5th at counters and stores.

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Monday, January 19th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Are there any products you can’t or won’t use because of scent? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerThere are some moisturizers that are too heavily fragranced with floral-like scents that I just can’t handle personally. Lip products that taste soapy are also hard to wear.

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