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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

ColourPop Tasty Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Tasty Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Tasty Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “candy coloured coral with multi-dimensional pink and copper duochrome.” It’s a slightly muted, medium orange with a pink to gold shimmer-sheen. Colour Pop Bonus (P, $8.00) has a similar color but is matte. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter, powder. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, powder. MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $21.00) is darker, powder. Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is powder. Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, powder. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is brighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It was richly pigmented and applied with full coverage when tapped on with a fingertip, but you could apply even less or simply blend out, as it blends effortlessly on the skin. You could also use a stippling or duo fiber brush to get sheerer coverage with little work. I find the Pearlized finish to be extremely forgiving, and it is very hard to overdo as a result. Though it appears slightly frosted when swatched heavily, as it is blended out, the finish becomes more of a pearly sheen, and as a result, it is actually one of the subtler shades with respect to the finish. I can see a definite shift to pink as I turn my head in the mirror, so depending on the angle, it can look more or less orange-coral. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me before fading.

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Estee Lauder Discreet Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Discreet Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Discreet Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage that went on smoothly and sat well on the lips. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, while the formula was hydrating and lasted for five hours on me. Bite Beauty Moka (P, $28.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Marzipan (P, $28.00) is browner, darker. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is sheerer, glossier. Too Faced Sweet Maple (P, $22.00) is rosier. Givenchy Brun Cachemire (104) (P, $36.00) is rosier. MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $16.00) is more matte. MAC Glamour Era (P, $22.00) is warmer. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Fierce Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and wore for five and a half hours. It was lightly hydrating, but it wasn’t as moisturizing as most of the shades in the range. Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is darker. Colour Pop Frenemie (LE, $5.00) is pinker. Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is pinker. Chanel Coco (416) (P, $36.00) is sheerer. Maybelline Rose Rush (735) (P, $7.49) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $32.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is redder. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is similar. Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is brighter. MAC True Red (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Willful (P, $48.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $50.00) is pinker. Guerlain Genna (P, $51.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Jealous Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia-pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that covered the lips fully, while the formula was lightly creamy and glided on to give even, smooth coverage. On me, this shade lasted for almost six hours, and it was a bit hydrating. Colour Pop Freshman (LE, $5.00) is glossier, darker. MAC Burmese Kiss (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Giacomo (LE, $32.00) is more muted. Kat Von D Berlin (P, $19.00) is more matte. Bobbi Brown Watermelon (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Greta (P, $32.00) is brighter. Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is similar. Guerlain Insolence (144) (LE, $37.00) is similar. Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is slightly cooler-toned. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is more matte. Guerlain Girly (P, $51.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

As a coral fiend, summer is often one of my favorite times of the year for new products, because brands tend to release corals, but there are plenty of corals to choose from year-round. Here is my current list of favorites! What are yours?

  1. Urban Decay Quiver — a bold, coral-red
  2. Makeup Geek Love Affair — a warm, pink-coral
  3. Chanel Malice — a luminous coral
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a shimmery, peachy-coral
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a luminous, medium-dark coral

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What has been your best dupe of a high end brand product? Was it worth it? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerL’Oreal True Teal is very similar to some of my favorite teal eyeliners, and it’s a fantastic formula to boot.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

Estee Lauder Brazen Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick
Estee Lauder Brazen Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Brazen Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark reddish-berry with subtle cool undertones and a light sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that applied unevenly and tended to look patchy in places, while some color migrated into lip lines over time. This type of shade seems problematic across brands, and it’s rare to see a good formulation when there is any glossiness to it (and even still, some matte options don’t apply well). On me, it lasted for five hours and left a stain behind, but the color really settled into lip lines. The formula was moisturizing, though! Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.00) is darker, matte. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer, matte. Tom Ford Beauty Wes (LE, $32.00) is lighter. MAC Runner (LE, $16.00) is matte. Bite Beauty Truffle (P, $24.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is matte. MAC Living Legend (LE, $16.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Liv (P, $32.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $16.00) is more matte. Kat Von D Motorhead (P, $21.00) is more matte. Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is lighter. Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is warmer. MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $16.00) is matte. Urban Decay Shame (P, $22.00) is redder. MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Tribalist (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Sin (P, $16.00) is more matte. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Dangerous Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with hints of warm, rosy red and a soft shine. It had mostly opaque coverage with a creamy, glide-on consistency that gave lips a smoother appearance. This shade wore well for five and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Chanel Jeanne (408) (P, $36.00) is darker. Guerlain Gaetane (16) (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Carnal Instinct (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Legendary (LE, $16.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Sheer Plum (P, $16.00) is sheerer. Make Up For Ever #20 (P, $19.00) is more matte, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Estee Lauder Daring Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange with warm undertones and leans yellower (rather than red), and it had a soft shine. It was fully opaque with a rich, creamy texture that was easy to apply and looked smooth and even on the lips. The formula is comfortable to wear, long-wearing at five and a half hours, and hydrating over time. Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is slightly darker, sheerer. MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more matte. MAC Ravishingly Rich (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Iberico (LE, $25.00) is darker, matte. NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is darker. Givenchy Corail Signature (317) (P, $36.00) is more muted. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is slightly darker. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is darker, more matte. MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is slightly darker. Maybelline Electric Orange (P, $7.49) is slightly darker. MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Sounds Like Noise (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Morange (P, $16.00) is a smidgen darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 15th, 2015

Choose or Lose


What's more important: price per ounce or total price?

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Thanks to Emi for today’s question!