Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Rich Lip Color ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “medium rose.” It’s a subtly rose-tinted medium brown with a natural sheen. MAC Spice is very comparable, perhaps a touch rosier. MAC Viva Glam VI is shimmery. MAC Mocha is warmer. Guerlain Galante is redder.

The Rich Lip Color formula is described as lightweight, rich in color, moisturizing, creamy, and long-lasting.  It’s definitely one of my top lipstick formulas.  There’s a nice creaminess that enables even, glide-on color with opaque color coverage, but it doesn’t slip and slide all over.  It doesn’t feel or look thick, which also means you don’t have to worry about the color bunching up on itself.  This shade wore six hours on me, and my lips felt hydrated even after I removed the product.  It’s also scent- and taste-free, which is great for those more sensitive to scents.

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Uber Nude

A+
It's definitely a modern interpretation of brown! There's a light dusting of rosiness that gives it a fleshy feel and makes it work on most lip colors.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Dior Diva Diorific Lipstick
Dior Diva Diorific Lipstick

A Holiday Red That Wears and Wears

Dior Diva (038) Diorific Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich orange-red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Lancome Red Haute is more orange. theBalm Vanilly is a little lighter. Hourglass Raven is more orange. Guerlain Genna is also more orange. Edward Bess Midnight Bloom is more blue-toned. Guerlain Habit Rouge is similar. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is slightly bluer.

It’s full formula name is “Rouge Haute Couleur Longue Tenue” or “Long-Wearing True Color Lipstick.”  Diva is rich in pigment and applies with full color coverage with one pass.  The texture is just creamy enough to enable good glide across the lips without pulling or tugging, but it doesn’t move around on the lips and almost feels like a matte lipstick.  This particular shade lasted nearly eight hours, and while it wore for hours, it did not dry my lips out at all.  It has a lightly floral scent.

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Diva

A+
Great formula: extremely pigmented, creamy enough to glide on but not to bleed or feather, long-wearing, and comfortable to wear.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Dior Diorling Diorific Lipstick
Dior Diorling Diorific Lipstick

A Holiday Red That Wears and Wears

Dior Diorling (037) Diorific Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant cherry red with subtle blue undertones and finished with a natural sheen. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is a bit lighter, almost pink-tinged in comparison. Guerlain Luxure is less vibrant. Edward Bess Midnight Bloom is brighter. MAC Red Racer is lighter. MAC Runaway Red is similar. Guerlain Vega is a bit less red. Chanel Dragon is deeper and has shimmer. Guerlain Garconne is similar in color.

It’s full formula name is “Rouge Haute Couleur Longue Tenue” or “Long-Wearing True Color Lipstick.”  Both are very true; this is a highly pigmented, long-wearing lipstick that feels as good as it looks.  Diorling wore for seven hours on me with residual staining getting me to eight hours without feeling compelled to reapply.  It will last through drinking and a light meal as well.  It’s lightly moisturizing, so my lips didn’t feel parched after I removed it.  The color itself was fully opaque and very little product was needed to achieve full color coverage.  It had a creamy, glide-on consistency that didn’t tug or pull at lips and deposited color evenly.  Diorling is one of four shades for the holidays and is packaged in limited edition, vintage gold packaging.

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Diorling

A+
Great formula: extremely pigmented, creamy enough to glide on but not to bleed or feather, long-wearing, and comfortable to wear.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine Infallible Eyeshadow

Sunny Days are Here!

L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium yellowy gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It has a strong sunshine yellow coloring to it, so it’s warm, but it’s not orange. Tarina Tarantino Mr. Gold is similar, less metallic. MAC Sweet & Sour is very similar. Bare Escentuals Aspire is a bit lighter. Urban Decay Blunt is close.

Eternal Sunshine had excellent color payoff, and it applied smoothly and evenly both wet and dry.  When applied damp or wet, the metallic finish is more prominent, whereas when applied dry, it has more of a frosted look with less of a reflective sheen.  While these are advertised to wear for 24-hours, that’s a bit of a stretch, but I did put this shade to the test for sixteen hours.  It wore beautifully–no fading, no creasing.

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Eternal Sunshine

Temptalia Recommends
A+
One of the best-performing shades in the L'Oreal Infallible range! It's a great gold that doesn't turn orange, so it will work on both warm and cool complexions with ease.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Chanel Harmonie du Soir Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Harmonie du Soir Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Harmonie du Soir Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) contains four shades, which are described as “bronze gold, taupe, violet-plum, and pink.” The formula of this palette is different than Chanel’s usual quads, but the palette is much like Topkapi, which came out in July 2011.

The first shade is a golden bronze with a frosted finish. It had full color coverage, and it applied smoothly–almost melted against the skin. Dior Night Golds is similar but lighter. Dior Couture Gold is lighter. Chanel Apparence is lighter, more golden, less warm-toned.

Next, there is a reddened taupe–little hints of brown and gray mix to create a warmed-up taupe with a soft frosted finish. It had lovely color payoff and a soft, smooth application. Urban Decay Rehab is darker, grayer. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is similar–slightly more of a gray sheen. MAC Satni Taupe is darker.

On the bottom left, there is a reddened plum with a delicate pink shimmer-sheen. Like the previous shades, it also had excellent pigmentation and a very silky-smooth feel and application. L’Oreal Glistening Garnet is pinker. NARS Charade is more subdued. NARS Grand Palais is darker, browner. Urban Decay Last Call is slightly darker. MAC Cranberry is darker, less pink.

The final sahde is a pale, light pink with yellow undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had great color payoff and went on very smoothly. MAC Love Power is darker. theBalm Matt Chung is lighter, less yellow-toned. MAC Young Venus is cool-toned. Dior Garden Pastels is similar. MAC Taupeless is a bit darker. Inglot #356 is less shimmery.

Guerlain Turandot isn’t exactly the same, but they had some at-a-glance similarities. Turandot has a stronger yellowy gold shade, as well as a reddish-brown (instead of the pink in this palette). The plum in Turandot is much more red-toned, less pink. The taupe in Guerlain’s palette is darker, more of a metallic sheen, less gray.

The formula in this palette is excellent; soft, buttery textures combined with excellent color payoff and beautiful long-wear. If Chanel changed all of their quads to this formula, I’d be in serious danger–or at least my wallet would be! What’s great is that soft, smooth, dense consistency isn’t powdery at all–just fabulous color and smooth application.  I wore the palette without a base, and it wore for a full eight hours without any creasing or fading.  When I wore it over a primer, I achieved the same results.  The colors apply true-to-pan, don’t require any packing to get there, and they’re extremely blendable.

Now, I would like to point out that 0.14 oz. isn’t a lot of product, and it’s less than their regular eyeshadow quads ads well.

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Harmonie du Soir

Temptalia Recommends
A+
All-around high quality eyeshadow palette that uses one of Chanel's best eyeshadow formulas that they have in their arsenal. The shades work with each other, and there's enough versatility to allow several different color combinations to come together.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

OCC Overlook Loose Colour Concentrate
OCC Overlook Loose Colour Concentrate

Don’t Overlook This Plum

OCC Overlook Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.50 for 2.5g) is described as a “deep plum shimmer.” It’s a red-toned medium-dark plum with a soft, frosted finish. When applied dry, it has a more subdued finish–less of a sheen–than it does when used damp, where the frosted sheen comes forth. Urban Decay Last Call is redder, less purple. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse is darker, more purple, less of a sheen. Le Metier de Beaute Fig is darker, more burgundy. MAC Plum Dressing is a smidgen darker and less frosted. NARS Caravaggio is lighter, more purple.

It has a soft, silky-smooth texture with a finely-milled powder consistency.  It’s opaque whether it’s used dry or wet, though there is a notable difference in the finish depending on the application method.  Because it’s so finely-milled, it applies evenly and melts against the skin like butter.  I tried it on the eye without a primer, and I didn’t have any creasing or fading even after a full eight hours of wear.

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Overlook

A+
Not too red, not too purple; Overlook is a nice balance between the two that creates a wearable plum shade that has a lot of versatility.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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