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Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Has your makeup routine or style changed over time? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI have a greater appreciation for the different styles of makeup more today than I did ten years ago, and I have a better understanding of what I like in products (and don’t like) and am just more comfortable wearing what I like, even if someone else doesn’t. As I get older, I expect (and sometimes, need) more out of base products and skincare products.

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

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

The Spring 2015 Report Card:  The Best Products from Q1

There are so many products releasing each month that it can be hard to keep track of what was worth considering that I wanted to try putting together a quarterly overview that looks at the last three months of reviews with a best-of-the-quarter compilation. I’ve tried to group by formula when it makes sense to, and other times you’ll see specific shades or a collection. I’ve only included products that scored at least A- or higher (or else we’d be here all day!).

You can always browse all of my past reviews by rating and choose your threshold (or go diving for those F reviews) as well as view any Temptalia Recommends products. For a list of all my all-time favorites, see my Editor’s Choice Awards.

Clinique Cheek Pops
Clinique Cheek Pops are now available in eight new shades! You can check out the full roundup here, but they performed extremely well and in line with the original four released last year. All of the new shades rated A- or higher: Fig Pop (A+), Heather Pop (A-), Melon Pop (A-), Nude Pop (A), Pansy Pop (A-), Pink Pop (A+), Rosy Pop (A), Cola Pop (A+).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$21 at Clinique, Sephora

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
We’ve reviewed a lot of ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow range in the first quarter, and there were a lot of winners! Here are all of the shades that were rated A- or higher: 3 (A-), Acorn (A), Bae (A+), Bandit (A-), Chipper (A-), Desert (A), Downtown (A+), Drift (A), Eve (A+), Game Face (A), Get Lucky (A), Hanky Panky (A), Heat (A), Lace (A-), La-la (A+), Mittens (A-), Mooning (A), On the Rocks (A), Pop Rocks (A), Shop (A-), Smash (A), Snapdragon (A), So Quiche (A-), Sour (A), Sunnies (A-), Taco (A-), Truth (A), Rebound (Set) (A-), Shaanxo (Set) (A)

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$5 at ColourPop

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek
The ColourPop Super Shock Cheek released twenty shades of cream blushes from vibrant fuchsia to subdued neutrals, as well as three new, limited edition shades just for spring. I’m still working through reviews of the permanent range, but here were the top performers for Q1: Clutch (A), More, Please (A+), Olive (A-), Pie (A-), Rain (A-)

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$8 at ColourPop

Too Faced Melted Metals
Too Faced Melted Metals are a new, liquid lipstick with a metallic finish. There are eight shades with most falling in the B+ range, but there were two standout shades: Metallic Jelly (A) and Metallic Macaron (A-).

Too Faced also added new shades of their original formula: Melted Strawberry (A), Melted Jelly Donut (A), Melted Villain (A).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$21 at Sephora, Macy’s, Beautylish, Beauty.com

Becca Blushed Copper is a stunning, medium-dark copper-brown with a very shimmery finish. It scored an A-.

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$38 at Sephora

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors are available in a liquid, cream, and powder format, and this spring, we worked through a lot of the newest formula, the Poured, as well as wrote up a everything you need to know guide about the family of formulas. The Poured (or cream) formula rated quite well across the shades released: Moonstone (A-), Opal (A-), Pearl (A-), Rose Gold (A-), Topaz (A).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$38 at Sephora, ULTA

Bite Beauty Butter Cream
Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipsticks launched as a new, permanent formula with eight shades. The blunt tip is supposed to make it ultra creamy. Gimmicks aside, the formula was excellent. I hope they’ll consider adding more cool-toned neutrals next! Here were the top performers: Hazelnut (A), Marzipan (A), Pecan (A), Rosewood (A).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$28 at Sephora

Burberry Wet & Dry Glow Shadow is a new, permanent formula of eyeshadow with a more metallic finish. I loved both Shell (A) and Nude (A+).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$29 at Nordstrom

Chanel Malice
Chanel Malice (A) is a medium, pink-coral with a luminous finish that is, thankfully, permanent. This is one Chanel blush that was well worth the hype.

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$45 at Nordstrom, Chanel

Chanel Rouge Coco
Chanel Rouge Coco was reformulated and launched with 29 different shades this spring. The formula was more inconsistent, as some shades did well and others were shorter-wearing and didn’t apply well. Here were some of the best shades reviewed so far: Antoinette (A), Arthur (A-), Etienne (A-), Julia (A-), Marie (A-), Misia (A-), Suzanne (A-).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$36 at Nordstrom, Chanel

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Eye Tints are a new, permanent liquid eyeshadow formula available in twelve shades from your traditional neutrals to bolder blue and green. Six of the twelve were exceptional: Cold Copper (A), Emeraude (A), Green Iron (A), Minuit (A), Rose Ashes (A), Senso (A), Shadow (A).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$38 at Norodstrom, Sephora

Guerlain Meteorite Compact
Guerlain Medium (03) Meteorites Compact is a lightly luminous finishing powder that gives skin a natural look without looking shimmery. It’s that extra oomph after you’ve set with powder to keep the skin from looking too matte.

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Where to Buy

$62 at Nordstrom, Sephora, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer (A) is a fantastic, medium-to-full coverage concealer that covers evenly, smoothly, and wears long. I’d love to see the brand expand their shade range, as I have to mix two shades to get a good match (there are only four shades).

Where to Buy

$24 at ULTA

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette includes three highlighters and three sculpting powders in a slim palette. The palette had really soft, silky textures, which made it easy to blend on the skin. It may be more or less useful depending on your contouring application and coloring as the palette runs warmer.

Where to Buy

$46 at Sephora

Kevyn Aucoin Medium The Sculpting Powder has an unbelievable texture that’s very soft, smooth, and blendable. The color is more taupe-like, which makes it one of my favorite hues for contouring. I wish they had more shades.

Where to Buy

$44 at Beautylish, Sephora, Beauty.com, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows continue to be an impressive formula. I think I’m down to less than fifty shades (about half of them are blushes, too) that I haven’t actually worn, and there are very few duds. Here are the highlights from this past quarter: D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (A+), I212 Periwinkle (A), I318 Linen Khaki (A),I628 Reptile (A+), I824 Ocher Pink (A+), I872 Pearly Pink (A), ME232 Turquoise Blue (A+), ME614 Graphite Brown (A), ME644 Iced Brown (A+), S502 White Sand (A-).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$21 at Sephora

Marc Jacobs Contour Duo
Marc Jacobs Beauty Hi-Fi Filter (A-) is a highlighting and contouring palette on a large scale. There are three combinations available, and the one I tried was the darkest of the three.

Where to Buy

$49 at Sephora

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma
Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma (A) is a muted, neutral-themed palette that ranges from soft brown to gray and smoky black.

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$59 at Sephora

Maybelline Rebel Bloom
Maybelline Rebel Bloom Collection had an assortment of grades, but there were a few good shades in the release: Rebellious Raspberry (A), Black Orchid (A-), Coral Burst (A-), Rose Rush (A-).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$7.49+ at ULTA

Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow came out with nine new and permanent shades this spring! Here were the best ones: Charmy, Clickbait (A-), Countess (A-).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$13 at Beautylish

Surratt Beauty
Surratt Beauty had a few hits that we tested this spring: Cuivre Eyeshadow (A-), Perfectionniste Lipslique (A-), and Soigne Lip Lustre (A-).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$20 to $34 at Barney’s, Sephora

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte is a new, permanent formula that features more opaque, matte lip color. Half of the shade range were big winners: Plum Lush (05) (A+), Flame (06) (A), Pussycat (04) (A), Ruby Rush (07) (A).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$50 at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bloomingdale’s

Tom Ford’s Spring collection was fairly memorable with four of the six pieces rating well: Spring 2015 Cream Color for Eyes (A+), Black Jade Nail Lacquer (A), Indigo Night Nail Lacquer (A), Raw Jade Eye Color Duo (A-).

Where to Buy

$32 to $60 at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick is new take based on their original Revolution Lipsticks, just sheerer and glossier. There were ten shades released and six of them did quite well: Sheer Anarchy (A-), Sheer F-Bomb (A-), Sheer Liar (A-), Sheer Rapture (A-), Sheer Slowburn (A-), Sheer Streak (A-).

VIEW ALL SHADES

Where to Buy

$22 at Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Beauty.com

MAC is Beauty seemed to be the best of MAC’s spring launches, but there were also MAC x Mia Moretti, MAC x Philip Treacy, MAC x Bao Bao Wan, MAC x Julia Petit, MAC x Cinderella that were reviewed. Click any of the previous links to get a closer look at the collections. Here were MAC’s top performers this spring: Burmese Kiss Lipstick (A), Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette (A-), Maria Moretti Lipstick (A), Cardinal (A-), Hollywood Cerise (A), No Faux Pas Lipstick (A), Opera Lipglass (A-), Tenor Voice Lipglass (A), Victoriana Lipglass (A-), Barbecue Lipstick (A), Boca Lipstick (A), Forbidden Sunrise Lipstick (A), Lavender Jade Lipstick (A-), Make Me Gorgeous Lipstick (A), Opera Lipstick (A), Oxblood Lipstick (A), Petite Red Lipstick (A-), Silly Lipstick (A-), Tenor Voice Lipstick (A), Victoriana Lipstick (A), Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (A), Petrol Blue Eyeliner (A-), Linda Blush (A), Blacktrack Fluidline (A-), Blacktrack Fluidline (A-), Blitz & Glitz Fluidline (A), Blue Peep Fluidline (A), Blue Peep Fluidline (A), Lowlights Fluidline (A-), Royal Wink Fluidline (A-).

Where to Buy

Price varies at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzing Powder
Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzing Powder

Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzing Powder ($65.00 for 0.29 oz. or $95.00 for 0.75 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a dusting of fine, gold shimmer. Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less red. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Bronzer (LE, $90.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Bronzer (P) is warmer. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is more shimmery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest (P, $3.99) is less shimmery. MAC Golden (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

First, I’m so happy to see the brand release their bronzers in a smaller format, because while your $95 stretches and gets you a ton of bronzer, it’s a lot to plunk down on a single item. If you’re a big bronzer fan or love one of the shades, then the larger size might be a better value, as the smaller compact is $224/oz. and the larger compact is $127/oz. The smaller size is better for traveling or keeping in a makeup bag, while the larger size is better if you keep everything at home and travel infrequently. The products themselves are the same in texture and color for both. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a very silky, smooth texture that is thinner than their powder blushes but not really thin, and it blended easily on the skin. This shade had a more luminous sheen from the pearly shimmer in it, but it wasn’t frosty and didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture or pores. The bronzer wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading.

The Glossover

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9/10

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9/10

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9/10

Application

5/5

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Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Tom Ford Pink Sand Cream Cheek Color
Tom Ford Pink Sand Cream Cheek Color

Tom Ford Pink Sand Cream Cheek Color ($65.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “pearlized peach-pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm undertones and gold shimmer. MAC Red Obsessed (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery. Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is a powder. Laura Mercier Golden Pink (LE, $35.00) is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Feather (P, $25.00) is a powder. Tarte Glisten (P, $26.00) is darker, powder. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is a powder. Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $55.00) is darker, warmer, powder. NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is a powder. Milani Dolce Pink (P, $7.99) is a powder. MAC Springsheen (P, $21.00) is a powder. MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is a powder. Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is a powder. Benefit Bella Bamba (P, $28.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It has a thin, emollient texture with a light tackiness, and it never fully dries down/sets so there is always a sheen. It worked best over bare skin, but it is possible to apply over liquid foundation, though I recommend either patting on with light pressure or applying while the liquid foundation is drying down (so there’s some dampness to it) to minimize disturbing your underlying base products. The blush was blendable on the skin and looked even. It had semi-sheer coverage–and the brand only describes it as a “healthy glow and natural burst of color”–that builds to semi-opaque at most. It’s predominantly a highlighter on my medium skin tone with only smidgen of pink appearing on the skin. I think fairer complexions will be able to use this more as a blush as well as to add radiance. The finish has a moderate shine and looks luminous on the skin without emphasizing pores. On my normal skin, it lasted for seven and a half hours before starting to break down.

The Glossover

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Longevity

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Application

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Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Guerlain Summer 2015 Collection
Guerlain Summer 2015 Collection

Guerlain is spreading the sunshine with the launch of its limited-edition Summer 2015 collection. Paying homage to Terracotta, the line encapsulates the spirit, look and scent of the sun. At the heart stands the colorful Guerlain My Terracotta Bronzing Powder, alongside must-have shades of Le Vernis Nail Lacquer, Rouge Automatique lipsticks and Waterproof Summer Shadow lustrous liquid shadows.

My Terracotta Bronzing Powder (with Sleeve) ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

The star of the collection, My Terracotta, transports the feeling of summer to any destination. It’s as simple as selecting the Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder compact and dressing it with one of these joyful and energetic sleeves to truly make it your own. Both the Caribbean-blue turquoise and sunset-worthy coral sleeves are reusable, and simple to remove and reapply.

  • Natural Blondes (Turquoise)
  • Natural Brunettes (Coral)

Rouge Automatique ($37.00) (Limited Edition)

Guerlain delivers a mega pop of color with two new incredibly stunning and unanticipated shades of lipstick. Fluo Stiletto is a captivating neon pink shade that is sure
to awaken even the most vibrant smile. Yellow it-stick is a beautiful golden tone perfect for wearing solo or layering. Once applied, lips transform and reveal an iridescent,
sheer finish with that beautiful barely there look.

  • Fluo Stiletto Neon pink
  • Yellow it-stick Golden tone

Waterproof Cream Shadow ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

Guerlain wows with the introduction of its first-ever waterproof creamy eye shadows. This waterproof formula goes on smooth and effortlessly, and dries instantly, for just
the right amount of color.

  • Blue Ocean Aqua
  • White Sand Beige

Le Vernis ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the mesmerizing mix of crystal blue waves softly making their way up the shore on a clear beach day, this limited-edition nail polish shade complements the skin’s summer glow and sun-kissed complexion.

  • Blue Ocean Aqua

Availability: May 2015 at Guerlain Boutiques, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora

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