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Saturday, February 21st, 2015

LORAC The Resort Eye & Cheek Palette
LORAC The Resort Eye & Cheek Palette

The Resort Eye & Cheek Palette ($20.00) (Limited Edition)

Look flawless as you head to your favorite hot spot or embark on your next getaway with this limited-edition Resort Eye/Cheek Palette, which contains everything you need to create an effortless, natural finish or glamorous evening look. The portable palette is packed with six velvety-smooth eyeshadows, two blushes and a bronzer, as well as an eye and cheek highlighter to take you from sunrise to sunset and beyond. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, bronzing by the beach or dancing under the stars, the LORAC Resort Palette has got you covered.

Availability: Now, exclusively at Nordstrom

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Bite Beauty has reformulated and is shipping out the reformulated version of Shade #001 to customers who purchased the shade. It’s an impressive move, even if the reformulated version isn’t stellar (I’ll let you know when I get mine!), because it’s always nice to see a brand listen to their customers and react appropriately.

You can find my original review here. Updated: Reader Julie just let me know that Shade #001 is also back in stock and it’s gone!

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

‘Tis the season for pastels, and you don’t have to go far for a pretty lavender these days. Check out five of my current favorites:

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

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

NYX Beach Babe HD Blush
NYX Beach Babe HD Blush

NYX Beach Babe HD Blush ($6.50 for 0.16 oz.) is a brightened, gold-shimmered brown with warm, reddish-yellow undertones and a frosted finish. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is less red. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is slightly darker. Too Faced Sun Bunny #2 (P) is lighter. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is darker. Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is darker. MAC Global Glow (P, $30.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It was nicely pigmented with color that could be applied at true-to-pan intensity. The texture was soft with a fairly silky feel that didn’t get too powdery–the least powdery shade I’ve tested so far from the new HD range–that blended easily on the skin. I also found that despite seeming rather shimmery when swatched, the finish is softer and more luminous than a true frost on the skin. It seemed to buff and diffuse especially well in practice. When I wore this blush (or bronzer), it stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading.

The Glossover


Beach Babe












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Friday, February 20th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You

What was the last product you hit pan on? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI just saw a smidgen of pan come through on my Burberry Trench eyeshadow, though it’s nowhere near finished.

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