Sunday, December 7th, 2014

MAC Uninterrupted Pro Longwear Eyeshadow
MAC Uninterrupted Pro Longwear Eyeshadow

MAC Uninterrupted Pro Longwear Eyeshadow ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “dark camel [with a Semi-Matte finish].” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is browner, less yellow. Anastasia Bengal (LE) is similar. Anastasia Caramel (LE) is similar. Makeup Geek Desert Sands (LE, $5.99) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Bazaar (LE) is very similar. MAC Outre (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

So, long ago when the Pro Longwear Eyeshadows released, I somehow missed this shade. My guess is it was “coming soon” or else I just totally spaced! A reader asked me to compare it to something, and that’s how the pieces came together–and now, here is the long-missing shade. The Pro Longwear formula is supposed to have a “silky, creamy texture formulated for maximum colour impact” and last eight hours. Uninterrupted had rich color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly–even over bare skin, which is always impressive with a more matte finished eyeshadow! The consistency was soft, silky, and blendable without being powdery. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before fading. It is also available in regular compact for $21.

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Uninterrupted

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10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand Artist Shadow
I526 (inner lid), ME612 (middle of lid), D826 (outer lid/crease), M546 (crease),
ME828 (crease), I520 (lower lash line), Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light beige with a pink-tinge and a frosted finish. It had a soft, blendable consistency that was easy to use with good color payoff. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading. Cle de Peau Stardust #1 (P) is darker, less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (P) is similar. MAC Apricot Blend #1 (LE) is lighter. Maybelline Pure Nude (80) (LE, $6.99) is a cream product. LORAC Nude (P) is similar. Illamasqua Slink (LE) is slightly warmer. Dior Fairy Golds #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium, caramel brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly. The consistency was buttery and creamy, and it was so easy to use. This shade wore well for nine hours on me. Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is darker. Chanel Poesie #1 (LE) is less red. Stila Peace (P) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Night Life (P, $6.99) is more metallic, cooler-toned. LORAC Mocha (P) is similar. Too Faced Cote d’Azur (P, $16.00) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is cooler-toned. Le Metier de Beaute Champagne Shimmer (P, $28.00) is a cream product. CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is less metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe Artist Shadow ($21.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy taupe with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was a smidgen powdery. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Unexpected (P, $5.99) is cooler-toned, purpler. Tarte Natural Beauty (LE) is similar. Tarte You Look Mauveless (LE) is darker, brighter. LORAC Dusty Plum (LE) is darker, brighter. LORAC Unconditional (P) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Nooner (P, $18.00) is brighter, darker. Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $29.50) is very similar. Urban Decay Tease (LE, $18.00) is browner. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is brighter, darker. MAC Haux (P, $15.00) is similar. Illamasqua Forgiveness (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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I526 Pearl Beige

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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ME612 Silver Brown

A+

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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M546 Dark Purple Taupe

A-

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gypsy (204) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl
Marc Jacobs Beauty Gypsy (204) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gypsy (204) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft burnt orange.” It’s a brightened, tangerine orange with warm, yellow undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had fairly opaque color coverage, but it applied oddly–the color “bubbled” all over, so it looked a little odd. It was more noticeable to me when I was applying it than it seems to look in photos, but you can see that the color on the upper lip isn’t really smooth or opaque all-over. The consistency is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky, but the way it applied left something to be desired. It wore well for four and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. It is mint-scented and had a slightly minty-taste, but it didn’t bother my lips. The opacity of the color made it more unique. MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $15.00) is sheerer. NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is sheerer. NARS Wonder (P, $26.00) is darker. MAC Eclectic Edge (LE, $15.00) is darker, more shimmery. Guerlain Tangerine Vlam (P, $30.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fame (206) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is described as a “raspberry red.” It’s a muted, warm reddish-plum with a creamy, glossy finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that went on beautifully–I think you can see the difference between the two shades when it comes to how even the color applied. This shade wore well for five hours and was hydrating while worn. Nothing I could think of that was a gloss came that close. Chanel Audace (20) (P, $34.00) is browner, less pink. MAC Ruby (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned, sheerer. MAC Sultana (LE, $20.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Gypsy (204)

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Fame (206)

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A+

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Monday, November 24th, 2014

IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve Vitality Cheek Stain
IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve Vitality Cheek Stain

IT Cosmetics Magical in Mauve Vitality Cheek Stain ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a rich, brightened, berry-purple with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Kevyn Aucoin Neolita (P, $37.00) is warmer. MAC Hot Nights (LE, $21.00) is similar. NARS Oasis (P, $29.00) is more muted, warmer. MAC Restores Dazzle (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s intensely pigmented–a little goes such a long way! If you prefer a very foolproof blush, you might look elsewhere, as this requires a very feathery touch to control just how much gets applied. The powder itself has a soft, buttery, and silky consistency, so it is easy to blend out on the skin and diffuse for softer color. It’ll be a nice option for anyone who prefers a more pigmented blush that doesn’t require building to get true-to-pan color. As the blush gets blended and buffed onto the skin, it looks more luminous than shimmery with a light glow and a distinctive “stained” look, even though it is a powder. This shade wore well for ten hours before fading slightly along the edges.

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Magical in Mauve

Temptalia Recommends
A+

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base

Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base ($48.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a gold-shimmered light beige that gives more of a pearlescent sheen than a distinct shimmer/sparkle. NARS 413 BLKR (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is similar, but it is a cream. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s described as a “multiuse luminizer” that hydrates while illuminating. It’s a thin, liquid highlighter that can be used all-over the face, mixed with moisturizer or foundation, or patted on top of foundation for more targeted illumination. I find it is easiest to used mixed in with moisturizer or liquid foundation, and it will give your base a more luminous, dewy look that isn’t oily or wet. It is the type of product that I think translates better in-person than in a photo, as it livens up the skin and illuminates it without being flashy or obvious. It’s that “Did you change your skin regimen?” kind of effect. For the holidays, it is available in limited edition, gold-hued packaging, but the shade itself is available in the permanent line-up in its regular packaging (same price). I notice I get a slightly smoother application of my base products as well as a subtle skin smoothing effect when using this.

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Nude Radiance No. 01

Temptalia Recommends
A+

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Burberry Gold Glow No. 01 Luminizing Powder
Burberry Gold Glow No. 01 Luminizing Powder

Burberry Gold Glow No. 01 Luminizing Powder ($68.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a dirty, light-medium antique gold with a frosted sheen. Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is much lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow (P) is warmer. Chanel Dentelle Precieuse (LE, $80.00) is warmer. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is warmer, cream. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Despite the very true, yellowed gold packaging, Burberry’s take on “Gold” in terms of actual color is much lighter, and honestly, unexpected. It is fragranced with the My Burberry scent, which is a stronger floral (a mix of bergamot, freesia, and rose), and it’s not a subtle or faint scent, so if you don’t like scented powders or are adverse to floral scents in general, you may want to skip this. You might be able to minimize the scent by leaving the compact open for a few days. I did notice the scent when applied to the skin, but it didn’t seem to be apparent after about forty minutes of wear. The powder is lovely with its soft, silky consistency that blended beautifully and highlighted the skin without emphasizing pores. It gives the skin a luminous glow that is easy to achieve. On me, the highlighter wears well for nine hours before starting to fade. It includes a very slim, narrow yet wide, straight-across brush, which will work and isn’t the worst brush I’ve tried, though not something I would use if one already had full-sized brushes.

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Gold Glow No. 01

Temptalia Recommends
A+

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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