Have you joined MyTemptalia yet? Register and start having fun today!
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 17 Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and soft shimmer in hues of pink and gold. The texture felt lightweight and was thin but not as thin as the average shade is in this range. It had sheer coverage that produced a very light hint of color but primarily sheen on my medium skin tone, though layered two or three times gives more noticeable color. It blended out well and looked even applied. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Charlotte Tilbury Formentera (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented, cooler. Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler. bareMinerals Golden Gate Radiance (LE, $19.00) is cooler. MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, brighter, more pigmented. Giorgio Armani Light Rose (LE, ) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler. Bobbi Brown Nude Beach (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is darker, more pigmented, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is available in fifteen shades that range from sheer beige to sheer yellow to sheer copper. The formula is supposed to “dress skin in an illuminating veil of radiance.” It’s designed to be sheer, though some shades are more buildable than others, and in general, the darker hued shades are going to appear more pigmented and can be used as highlighting blushes or even as blushes (depending on your skin tone) — the brand actually calls out it can be used as “an eyeshadow base, blush, or bronzer” as well as your typical highlighter. It can be used alone, mixed with base products (like foundation, primer, or moisturizing). Some shades are glittery, others are shimmery, and others have very fine shimmer. Alone, I tend to get seven to eight hours of wear with lighter, shimmery shades and closer to ten hours or longer with some of the bolder shades, and it doesn’t seem to impact the wear of my base products (either shortening or lengthening the wear). I like fingertips or a duo-fiber/stippling brush for application using a patting and dabbing motion rather than a lot of sweeping, then a light buffing to diffuse and blend out the edges.

The Glossover

P
product

No. 17

A

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection
Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection

Matte Revolution Lipstick ($32.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Miss Kensington
  • 1975 Red

Bathing Beauty Makeup Bag ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

Featuring an iconic image of Jerry Hall shot by Norman Parkinson for Vogue on the edge of the Black Sea in 1975, this limited-edition vinyl makeup bag can double as a clutch in addition to being a truly fabulous place to store your makeup. Makeup, party, sleep, repeat.

Dreamy Glow Highlighter ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

The Dreamy Glow Highlighter is a soft, mood-lit highlighter that creates a peaches-and-cream glow. It’s the perfect blend of pearl and pigment to enhance your complexion, scattering light and opalescence across the features, transitioning skin from winter to golden summer in one easy swipe. The powder uses light flex technology to capture light and radiate it out across the skin for a dreamy, soft-focus effect. The glamorous, vintage-style compact features an image of Carmen dell’Orefice shot by Norman Parkinson for Vogue in the Bahamas in 1959.

Color of Youth Healthy, Happy Lip & Cheek Glow ($58.00) (Limited Edition)

Capture the youthful, soft-focus light of Parkinson’s lens, encased in the dreamy glamour of vintage Hollywood, with Color of Youth Health, Happy Lip & Cheek Glow. Inspired by the love story of Parkinson and his wife Wenda, who is pictured on the compact at Pigeon Point, Tobego, this lip and cheek formula emulates the delicate, rosy hue you seen in innocent, fresh cheeks, but that can be lost with age. This blush allows you to paint that glow back in. The creamy, blendable, weightless formula features microfine pigment technology that ensures high-color performance and a long-lasting finish. BerryFlux Vita increases hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin, protecting the epidermis from dehydration.

FIlmstar Bronze & Glow Sun Tan & Sun Light ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

Inspired by the natural fall of sunlight and shade on the face, this limited-edition version of Filmstar Bronze & Glow slims, sculpts and highlights your features, creating a naturally glowing complexion. It was inspired by Norman Parkinson’s ability to capture light, channeling the effects of his youth-enhancing, soft-focus camera onto your skin for the perfect golden glow to enhance your facial framework. The cream textures have a fresh, dewy finish that’s perfect for summer. The compact features a photo shot by Parkinson of Jerry Hall for British Vogue taken on Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1975.

On Call Bag ($45.00) (Limited Edition)

Featuring an iconic image of Jerry Hall shot by Norman Parkinson for British Vogue on Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1975, this limited-edition vinyl makeup bag is perfect for toting to the beach in the summer packed with all of your necessary suncare and makeup, then out to dinner and a party with after. It also looks great on your bathroom counter.

Availability: July 2015 at Beautylish, Nordstrom

See more photos! Continue reading →

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Have people made assumptions about you because of your makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerAbsolutely! They are almost always negative ones: ditzy, superficial, and vain.

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

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipsticks
Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Sugared Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, berry-plum with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed to have a very, very light dusting of fine pearl, but it was so subtle, I thought I might be imagining it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thinner, more slippery consistency compared to other shades in the launch. It didn’t slide around as much as it could have, so it looked mostly even. The color lasted for six and a half hours and was lightly hydrating–but again, not at all matte (not even satin). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is less glossy. Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is warmer. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is less glossy. MAC What Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC What Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy. Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Warmed Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, tangerine orange with warm, yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. It was one of the more “matte” shades in the collection of five, though it isn’t truly matte. It had rich, opaque color payoff in a single stroke, while the texture was creamy, light-medium in weight and thickness, and very comfortable to wear. The formula was hydrating over the five and a half hours this shade lasted. Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker. MAC Morange (P, $16.00) is lighter. Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker. Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is less glossy. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Tomango (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is lighter, less glossy. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. NARS Iberico (LE, $25.00) is less glossy. MAC Love Feeling (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented. Estee Lauder Daring (P, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Neon Orange (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to leave a “velvet, soft focus finish” with “highly pigmented, moisturizing wearable color” that is also “longwearing.” If you’re not a fan of mattes, don’t fret, these aren’t really matte (and if you’re a fan of matte, you might want to keep looking). There are five shades, and all of them have a satin or glossier finish (two are pretty glossy). The glossier the shade, the more poorly it applied with streaky, uneven coverage that was prone to feathering along the edges of the natural lip, while the more satiny shades were more pigmented with more even application and longer, better wear. On me, I found the formula to be lightly to moderately hydrating with wear ranging between four and seven hours. The formula has a sweet, maple scent with a very subtle, almost sweet taste. These are exclusive to Canada.

P.S. — Big thanks to Julie over at Swatch & Review for helping me buy these! :)

The Glossover

LE
product

Sugared Maple

B

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes
Login or Register to be able to add this to your Vanity or Wishlist! Plus rate and review!
LE
product

Warmed Maple

A

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

Results
Loading ... Loading ...
Dupes

See more photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows Photos
Click to Enlarge

Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is available in eleven shades (one shade hasn’t popped up online yet, so I only bought the ten that were available). It’s a new formula, and I’m in the process of testing them this week, but here is a preview! :)

>> VIEW ALL SWATCHES SIDE-BY-SIDE HERE <<