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Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light with pink undertones
First lip product purchase in 2016? Maybelline Vivid Mattes in Nude Thrill and Nude Flush
First eye product purchase in 2016? Mac Foiled Eyeshadow in Fly by Twilight
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? Maybelline Master Contour Kit in Light

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Medium skin, brown hair, brown eyes
First lip product in 2016: I snagged a few of the sale Sephora Ultra Shine Lipglosses; Love Me Pink and Honey Purple were my favorites!
First eye product in 2016: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner set- The High Life
First face/cheek product in 2016- Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book (also from the Sephora sale section!), followed closely by the ABH Glow Kit in Gleam. Christine, I am DYING to read your reviews of the Glow Kits!! I am sure you have a never-ending list, but pretty please? Patience is not one of my virtues, lol!

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I did a LOT of comparisons against my current palettes since so many people complained about size, so I was braced for the tiny pans. As for the product itself, I am very pleased! The eye shades are great (looove the brighten shade), candlelight is a lovely natural highlight and I use a small brush in it anyway. As for the contour, I know this is silly but I very rarely contour! So if I need it, I will have it, but on the daily it’s a great subtle eyebrow filler πŸ™‚ Overall, I find it to be a small but very versatile palette- glad I got the sale price!

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I’m glad you’re liking it. I actually thought the cost was reasonable for Kevyn Aucoin when you look at grams of product rather than size of pans, but I realize people with larger faces than mine might find the small size of the contour powder a bit daunting. It is versatile, since you can do face, eyes, and brows with it, compact for traveling. Glad you got it at the sale price though πŸ™‚ I got it last year and liked it so much that I actually also bought Vol. 2 this year, which was a fantastic value for grams of product received, and I’m finding the cream contour and highlight especially useful on dehydrated winter skin.

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So far there is only a “sneak peek” with arm swatches and palette photos, but not the full reviews with ratings and wear. Believe me, I have been stalking the Temptalia FB page watching for it ?

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Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow/green undertones
First lip product purchase in 2016?: Clarins Instant Lip Perfector in toffee pink shimmer 07
First eye product purchase in 2016?: Bare Minerals Ready in Dream Sequence
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation (not so magic)

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I’ve heard some less than stellar reviews of this from a few bloggers I really respect. Such a shame that it doesn’t live up to its claims for so many people.

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I was warned by another Temptalia reader, but my order was already on the way. The colour was the high point; actually pretty good, a little too yellow for my tastes by definitely in the right ballpark so that was a definite plus. But I find the annoying issues outweigh: the heaviness and weight of the product on the skin and the appearance as such up close. Also, lack of proper dry down negates the positive.

I can say that my face looked spectacular…from a distance. I did achieve dry down, but I was outside later on that day on my snowmobile for a good hour and half in the deep cold with no face protection.. I came in from that looking pretty darn good. A little extreme for achieving dry down though…dontcha think. πŸ˜€

A hair dryer would be warmer than a snowmobile! At that weight, kind of surprising that it didn’t get icy. Prob low to no water content. Keep up the good search.

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Crikey..these days something as simple as using a hair dryer seems to make the bod go into hyper hot flash mode. It feels rather counterproductive to try and dry hair whilst sweating buckets. Perimenopause is wreaking havoc with my thermostat and other systems…and yet weirdly improving my autoimmune.

Night sweats. ..the snowmobile would be the perfect antidote between the hours of 2 and 5 a.m… got a visual: I’m out there astride my skidoo in my frickin’ bedhead jammies. Wheeeee

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Oh that sounds like fun when my *now* rare hot flashes from Hades hit!!!! Go on a Skidoo and squeee?….oh wait, I just remembered we don’t have any snow here. Well, oh pooh! ?

Hey, you got an excellent side effect from peri. All I got was antidepressants and the immune stuff cranked. Now that it’s major rear view mirror, there are still a few hypothalamic-pituitary axis issues, like temperature instability and big drops…93 is worse than a fever. Really nice when that immune stuff remits. Many of my peri friends are taking their dogs out, commando in thin nightgowns, that they only wear outside,below freezing. There’s a reason that it’s called the curse.

I can empathize. Lol! I am on the west coast and frequently was on my balcony in my underwear during those hours in the winter!

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I purchased from Selfridges UK and shipped to Canada. Last time I looked it wasn’t available in North America yet. It’s not a horrid foundation by any means. I prefer a lighter feeling product and medium coverage. I think a luminizing base paired with Too Faced born this way would yield similar results, but feel better on the skin (and applies far more consistently). I’m a foundation junkie tho so I am always trying latest/greatest πŸ™‚

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Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Neutral MAC NC 30/35
First lip product purchase in 2016? Maybelline Matte Blur Crayon in the Plum color
First eye product purchase in 2016? Maybelline felt tip eyeliner
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? None

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Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
First lip product purchase in 2016? another MAC Plumful and, possibly, Clarins Lip Comfort Oil (though that might have been at the very end of 2015)
First eye product purchase in 2016? Annabelle Taupe Twist Up Eye Crayon; I’m waiting on Shiseido’s cream eyeshadow in Patina but that’s out of stock at the one store near me that carries Shiseido
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? SWOON – the new Dior highlighting powder (in the pink shade) and Becca Backlight Priming Filter.

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Oh, Christine – I was at Sephora yesterday to purchase a Roof Top Party pencil (placating myself with that, I thought, since Snakeskin Dress is discontinued). WELL, after looking and looking and searching, I finally asked a SA who’d never even heard of it but it was obvious that they’ve discontinued that beautiful pencil as well! I checked the website and it’s not showing there either. So disappointing. So I left Sephora empty handed and went and bough shoes and some costume jewelry to take to India!

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I’d be curious to know whether it is still available at US Sephora stores. But here, it’s just gone “poof”, EXACTLY like Snakeskin Dress! I may have to get my poor son to go on a search when he’s back in SF in 4 months (I already want him to order an Anastasia eyeshadow for me!)

Yeah, that is disappointing. I managed to snag both of them by haunting the d/c bin every time I hit Sephora. It’s good to scope that section out for liners. One was the last ? Xmas 14? Liner set. Often the discontinuing things are a real steal, and liners are arguably the best Sephora house product.

Your skin tone/coloring: med/dark with yellow olive undertones
First lip product purchase in 2016? Smashbox Be Legendary Matte lipstick in Unzipped
First eye product purchase in 2016? some MUFE individual shadows to complete my wishlist
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? new Beauty Blender in Nude – does this count?

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Your skin tone/colouring: Pale with pink, cool undertones
First lip product purchase of 2015? L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in a pinky-mauve shade.
First eye product purchase in 2015? Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadow stick in Audacious Asphalt.
First face/cheek product purchase of 2015? Wet N Wild Mega Focus setting spray.
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skin tone: light with olive undertones
first lip product of 2016: Mac Vamplify in What’s Going on?
first cheek or face product of 2016? NONE!!

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Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC30
First lip product purchase in 2016? None!
First eye product purchase in 2016? None! Although I suspect it may be a Tom Ford Quad
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? I purchased Chanel’s Sunkissed Ribbon Blush after your review.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/medium with pink undertones
First lip product purchase in 2016? MAC lipstick in Chili
First eye product purchase in 2016? Makeup Forever eyeshadows (in 8 shades)
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? UD x Gwen Stefani blush palette

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β™₯ Your skin tone/coloring:
β€’ Dark to Medium-Deep
β€’ Warm undertone, with a touch of Neutral
β€’ NC44.5 to NC45

β™₯ First lip product purchase in 2016?
β€’ Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick in POISONBERRY
❝ I’ve always wanted this shade, but when I got it, I was underwhelmed. ? I’ll make it work. ❞

β™₯ First eye product purchase in 2016?
β€’ Morphe Brushes 35O Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette
❝ I bought it because… it’s the 35O palette. Those who know, will understand me. LOL ❞

β™₯ First cheek/face product purchase in 2016?
β€’ Looxi Beauty ‘Aurora Collection’ Highlighters in VENOM and FALLEN
❝ It was my first official ‘stalk’ of the new year; literally January 1Λ’α΅—. I regret nothing. LOL. The Aurora Collection was a hit and I wasn’t going to miss the new highlighter release! ❞

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Oohhh I had never heard of Looxi but their stuff looks so interesting! How are the highlighters? What existing product would you compare them to in texture/ quality/ finish?

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OMG! Where do I start with Looxi!? I’ve been obsessing over them since last summer.

The highlighters are buttery smooth and easy to blend. Some shades are better than others. I have shades from the first time Jessica, Looxi’s founder, started her online business, and the purely golden highlighters were a little chunky, but it didn’t take away from its quality. She’s gotten soooo much better now, though.

She’s made a few dupes of popular products, such as theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer, Becca x Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop, and MAC’s ‘Magic of the Night’ EDMSF in Oh, Darling. I can attest to two of those, because I don’t have Champagne Pop. Lol. The first item/highlighter I ever bought from her was Valley Girl, and it’s a fantastic version of MAC’s Melon pigment; hers is more on the salmon side, but still golden. There’s a little bit of fallout with Valley Girl — the same thing happens with MAC’s Melon — but it’s nothing to worry about.

Most of the highlighters are super soft to the touch (like touching the Becca Skin Perfector Pressed). One touch of the powder yields an insane amount of pigmentation and/or sheen. Some feel dry to the touch, like the Mary-Lou Manizer or a Wet n Wild highlighter, but the pigmentation is still strong. Using a light hand when applying her products is advised. The swatch opacity of Looxi’s highlighters is exactly comparable to that of Becca’s Skin Perfector Pressed (I just did a swatch test using various HLs in my stash; Becca was the best match).

I hope that helps. πŸ™‚

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thank you SO MUCH! I am going to try out a handful of the highlighters and maybe a few shadows (and get my first z-palette, too!). Can’t wait to try them πŸ™‚

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Very cool! You’re welcome. And just like I told Rachel (the post down below), don’t forget your coupon code: SAVANT20 (for 20% off your order)…but if you buy the Z Palette, it won’t apply. Palettes are excluded from the discount.

It’s a great buy, nonetheless. Enjoy!

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I did see that disclaimer- I will just grab a Z Palette from Amazon instead, nbd. Thanks for the coupon code! I also realized that they (Looxi) are only about an hour north of me here in Chicagoland! So cool, small world πŸ™‚

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I didn’t know about the Aurora collection. Holy crap! I want it all. LOL

Seriiously, though, the Pandora and Wicked highlighters are calling my name…

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Yes!! The Auroras were so popular! She first did the eyeshadows (back in October or November), which sold out fast. I’m in love with those eyeshadows, too; I had to get them. Then she launched the highlighters on January 1st. I made sure I wasn’t going to miss it! Lol.

Pandora and Wicked is gorgeous! Grab some if you can… and don’t forget your coupon code! (SAVANT20) *all caps or it won’t apply

Yeah, you made me look, and apparently stalking is the best way to score. There’s fun there. Do I need yet another cosmetics email? Or a new brand to obsess over? But what I saw was quite original. Thanks for noting this, Momo and Rachel.

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Signing up for Looxi isn’t necessary. Thank goodness, because I have too many makeup site accounts anyway. Lol. You only need a PayPal account. All info regarding your shipping will go to that PayPal address. I’m just not sure how it works for using simply a credit card; it’s probably the same. The best way to get Looxi Beauty info is to subscribe to her on Instagram. She doesn’t berate you with posts and useless info. Another blessing.

You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

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Yeah, POISONBERRY is pretty, but sheer at the same time… So i can see the disappointment in it. A lip liner does help.

Those Looxi highlighters looks amazing. I’ve seen a few reviews for them…. *__* Some of the shade are duo chrome. And their duo/tri chrome eyeshadows I’m drooling over…. but the no buy must persist!
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Thanks for the tip regarding the lipstick. I’ll remember to do that.

Yeah, Looxi has all sorts of chromes going on. LOL. I’m on a no-buy break as well, so I completely understand. I just go to the site for a quick peek, and then I’m gone. ?

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/Olive
First lip product purchase in 2016? A bunch (a ton lol) of Mac Matte Liquid Lipsticks
First eye product purchase in 2016? Elizabeth Arden Vinyl eyeliner (it’s a felt pen) and Givenchy eyeshadow quad in Metallic Reflection (it is sooooooo gorgeous!!!!!)
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? Mac Fairies collection Beauty Powder and Iridescent Powder and the blush in Cheek Pollen

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Your skin tone/coloring: fair warm (NC15)
First lip product purchase in 2016? H&M Matte Lipstick in Red Haute*
First eye product purchase in 2016? ColourPop Telepathy & Puppy Love eyeshadows, Stomper Gel Creme Color
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? ColourPop Santos & Double Dip (these two plus the eyeshadows and eyeliner were all in the same purchase, so I listed them all)

*I also got the H&M eyeshadow in Baci Di Dama and cream blush in Cameo Brown at the tail end of 2015. I’m lucky that I live close to NYC, so I can go to the Times Square store which has the entire new beauty line. I’m really impressed so far, everything I’ve tried and swatched has been really lovely, and I have my eye on a few other products for the future.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-Light w/ Neutral Undertones
First lip product purchase in 2016? Buxom Full-on Lip Cream in Tequila Sunrise
First eye product purchase in 2016? Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eye Shadow in 4 Pulp Fiction
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? Sephora Collection Eye Mask – Rose

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/Tan
First lip product purchase in 2016? None
First eye product purchase in 2016? None
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? MAC blushes in Format, Blunt, Blushbaby, Plum Foolery and Pinch Me

My first lipstick purchase is Clinique’s “different lipstick” in #62 Tenderheart. My blush purchase is Bobbi Brown’s Desert Rose #15. I also bought two matte eyeshadows from EL: Wild Truffle #12 and Sandbar Beige #50. Both the blush and the eyeshadows were bought from the Cosmetic Company store at my local outlet mall. I am pretty sure this means that these are discontinued products but as they are powder products I am not too worried about the aging factor of these items.

light-medium skin, tarte lip paint in namaste, giorgio armani excess mascara, dior nude air glowing gardens illuminating powder in glowing nude!

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Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral to cool, fair/pale

First lip product purchase in 2016? I think it was Haus of Dolls lipstick in SHE, followed by the nude lip kit from Sephora

First eye product purchase in 2016? pretty sure it was Stila kitten!

First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye.. I also bought the new MUFE ulta HD concealer in the same week, so I guess I’m pretty set on concealer for a while lol

How many times have you said the name of that shadow, only to have someone say Steal a Kitten? What are you talking about? How could you? Seriously, only makeup fans know about that iconic shade. I lent mine to someone, with a few other products to someone who went into a drunken tailspin & wound up in rehab, never returning to work. Somehow that’s worse than having a pet wreck it or lose it. You feel guilty for even missing it.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/medium with warm undertones
First lip product purchase in 2016? Too Faced Melted Chocolate Diamonds
First eye product purchase in 2016? N/A
First cheek/face product purchase in 2016? Kat Von D Shade and Light blush in Poe + Piaf

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