Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

September is the beginning of all things autumn for me. The temperatures have already started to cool down by me, though it’s still warm overall, the nights are cooling down. I’ve always been partial to September, as I am a September baby :) Usually, the real start of fall begins with my first sip of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, but they already brought it back (and it was delicious!). By this point, I’ve typically reviewed several fall color collections, which is perfect timing so I can include some of those favorites while they can still be purchased. This month’s Tempting 10 features more recently released shades from the fall collections, but I still wanted to highlight a few favorites that you can find all year-long.

  1. Dior Millenium — a shimmering warm-toned, pewter in a cream formula that can be used as a sheer wash or built up for more intensity.
  2. Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palette — it is such a perfect mix of deep, smoky shades for fall with excellent color payoff across the board.
  3. Color Club Beyond — a deep, warm, smoky gray-black with holographic shimmer–like ash from a crackling fireplace with dancing, fiery bits of shimmer.
  4. Urban Decay Vice — a rich, plummy purple polish with a soft, shimmering pearl.
  5. Milani Purr-fect Purple — a vibrant, rich purple eyeshadow with shimmer–perfect for accenting the eye!
  6. Tom Ford Love Lust — it’s a warmer, more muted coral, so it’s a lovely transition shade from summer to fall
  7. Guerlain Madame Batifole — creamy, hydrating, incredibly pigmented, and long-wearing makes this a rich, fuchsia-shimmered berry-red a true joy to wear.
  8. Tom Ford She-Wolf — it’s pricey, but not only is it a palette I could easily see myself reaching for time and time again, it was a palette that readers gravitated towards. It was easily one of the most viewed products from all fall color collections!
  9. Benefit Rockateur — a rose gold blush is subtle, wears well, and reminds me of the colors of autumn; rusty in a way, but still warm and inviting.
  10. Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette — ten glorious shades of bold, bright, eye-catching shadows with buttery, soft, and smooth textures and excellent color payoff.

I hope you’ll consider sharing your must-haves for September in the comments! Here’s a quickie list to get you started…

Must-Have Eye Products:
Must-Have Cheek/Face Products:
Must-Have Lip Products:
Must-Have Hair/Skin Products:

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60 thoughts on “The Tempting 10 — September 2013 Edition

  1. Right this morning I’ve bought the beautiful blush Rockateur! And I have the Too faced palette on my wishlist!!!

  2. I return to school too, as a teacher and because I’m a substitute teacher, I have to be ready to go at a moment’s notice sometimes so I need quick, easy, long-wearing…

    1. Benefit Birthday Suit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow
    2. Either Marcelle BB Cream or Smashbox CC Cream (both have good coverage AND SPF)
    3. Stila In the Garden Palette (my current favourite, with BM Power Neutrals right on its tail)
    4. Tarte Natural Beauty Amazonian Clay Blush (great colour and lasts all day)
    5. Essence All About Matt powder for noon-hour quick touchups to my t-zone OR MAC MSF if I need a bit more coverage over the BB cream
    6. MAC Capricious or Brick-o-la lipstick (can’t go wrong with either of those)
    7. Revlon Berry Smoothie lip butter (a quick swipe any time, even without access to a mirror)
    8. Revlon Moisture Therapy hand cream and B&BW Hand Sanitizer (I teach Food and Nutrition so wash my hands a lot but even when I’m teaching other subject, schools are just germy places)
    9. Either GOSH Metallic Brass or Sephora Driving in Malasia pencil liner (both wear really well)
    10. La Vanilla Roller Ball fragrance (schools can also be smelly places and I like to smell nice but not be overpowering; roller balls are also small and perfect for carrying in my school bag)

    Nail polish isn’t a biggie for me since it won’t last long on my fingernails so I rarely wear it but on my toes, it’s time for Suzi Says Da! (that’s #11 but not really – just an explanation of why no nail polish is on my 10 must haves.

  3. Yep, definitely feeling tempted now! Dammit! :-)

  4. Let

    I assume Revlon Rosegold had been discontinued? I’ve never seen it for nearly a year in drugstores… It’s also not at ulta.com.
    I can’t even find it in Singapore now, even thought I got my one and only backup there in December…

    • It has? Gah! I didn’t even realize. :( I’m so sorry about that!!

      • Just came from Revlon.com, and Rosegold is indeed no longer listed under the color selection; same for drugstore.com. It can be had on Amazon, ebay, etc. I actually ran into this problem when I tried to purchase it after the initial review, which was so helpful (thanks again, Christine!).

        I thought my local drugstores were just out of stock; some would have the slot and labeling for the shade on the shelf, but the display would be empty, others would not have the particular shade at all. I finally ended up snagging two of them from a CVS. I bought a backup because I’d had such trouble tracking it down! I’ve seen it very occasionally at the odd drugstore (probably selling out their remaining stock?), but it looks like this shade is no longer part of the official color catalog. Which gives me a sad, as it is lovely! :(

  5. pockykami

    Eye: mac cranberry
    Cheek: nars sin
    Lip: mac diva
    Nail: any black polish

  6. keG

    September is such a popular month for birthdays. My mom, dad, and husband were all born in Sept.!!

  7. Sarah

    Eyes: sonia kashuk jewel of an eye palette(it has gorgeous jewel tones) and mac antiqued/coppering because I love doing that autumnal plummy toned eye look
    Cheek/face: tarte natural beauty blush(suprisingly I only own like five blushes but I really need a more natural/neutrally blush)
    Lip: I’m just loving my mac lipsticks lately

  8. Rachel

    L’Oreal’s VIP Status has been discontinued! You can still get it for super cheap on Amazon, but it’s not on their website or in stores anymore. :(

  9. Must-Have Eye Products: Marc Jacobs The Vamp eyehsadow palette (perfect for fall!)
    Must-Have Cheek/Face Products: MAC Melba Blush (beautiful corally pink)
    Must-Have Lip Products: MAC Ravishing lipstick
    Must-Have Hair/Skin Products: Living Proof Style Extender

  10. Been waiting patiently for Tom Ford She Wolf to become available for order on-line..haven’t a clue if we can even get this line up here in Cannuckville so I always order TF and other hard to find HE lines through the US. This is one of my must haves for Fall. Then I found out about the Tom Ford quad Orchid Haze and had to have that too. My list of brand cosmetics is surprisingly small for Fall/13. I’m concentrating on building up my tools and base products and a lot of these I find I am gravitating to professional lines.

    Oh and add NARS oasis and Edward Bess Desert Blossom as perfect Fall blushes.. two of my latest that I love.

  11. helen

    Too many on my wishlist to even begin to write….but i am a virgo/September baby (and today is my b’day)….

  12. Oh no, now I really want Benefit’s Rockateur boxed blush! Blush is always my weakness!

  13. Must-Have Eye Products: Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Palette, Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette, MAC Retrospeck and Coppering combo.

    Must-Have Cheek/Face Products: NYX Pinched Blush, NARS Sin Blush, Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation, Guerlain Four Seasons Bronzer in 00 Nude

    Must-Have Lip Products: Urban Decay Venom Lipstick, MAC Apres Chic, MAC RiRi Woo

    Must-Have Hair/Skin Products: Bottega Veneta Perfume.

  14. Dominique

    1- Guerlain Madame Rougit
    2- Benefit Rockateur
    3- Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks
    4- Dior 999 lipstick and 999 nail polish
    5- Chanel cream blush in Révélation
    6- Chanel nail polish Rose Moiré
    7- Armani Ecstasy lipstick in 400
    8- Nars mono eyeshadow in Bavaria
    9- Dior eyeshadow palette Bonne Etoile
    10- Guerlain Madame Batifole Rouge G 860 and 860 nail polish

    This is my list for today :)

  15. A. Mar

    1. NARS Abyssinia
    2. MAC Cranberry and Passionate
    3. Too Faced Boudoir Eyes
    4. Illamasqua Zygomatic
    5. Hourglass Sculpting Pencil
    6. Alterna Dry Oil Mist
    7. NARS Terre de Feu
    8. Givenchy Mister Bright Touch
    9. A-England Briar Rose
    10. Prada Candy

  16. Jennifer m

    Your a sept babe too? I’m the 22nd! 😀 knew I loved your blog for a reason 😉

  17. Totally just put that Tom Ford lust blush on my $500 wish list……!!
    That Sugarpill palette shoulda been there too but not enough $$ LOL!!

    Must-Have Eye Products: MAC soft ochre, UD Original Naked palette
    Must-Have Cheek/Face Products: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush exposed &/or Blushing bride
    Must-Have Lip Products: fresh sugar lip balm
    Must-Have Hair/Skin Products: Coconut & Argan Oil

  18. I WANT everything! <3

  19. Alexis

    Tops on my list are definitely NARS Sin blush, Tarte Shades of Clay palette, Laura Mercier Grey Pearl caviar stick, LM Alloy metallic creme eye color, UD Smokey palette, Bare Escentuals Moss shadow, MAC Craving lipstick, and YSL Iced Plum volupte sheer candy glossy balm. Whew :). I’ve already started wearing all of these and love them. I love Fall makeup!

  20. Veronica

    Must-Have Eye Products: Dior’s new cream shadows have given me a new lemming for some of the Chanel Illusion d’Ombre shadows on my wishlist. Epatant has been calling my name for awhile…
    Must-Have Cheek/Face Products: NARS Sex Appeal. Within a month or so, I’ll be an NW10 again, and this blush is perfect for us fair ladies!
    Must-Have Lip Products: Guerlain Gigolo. I’ve resisted for awhile, but I think I’m going to take the plunge for my birthday. :3
    Must-Have Hair/Skin Products: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer +

  21. Must-Have Eye Products: MAC Cranberry as a liner with UD YDK all over the lid.
    Must-Have Cheek/Face Products: MAC Blushbaby!
    Must-Have Lip Products: NARS Vendanges.
    Must-Have Hair/Skin Products: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

    Viva la PSL! 😉 I had two over the weekend…I have missed them so!

    Happy early birthday, Christine! ❤

  22. Jen

    So many beautiful picks! I’d be happy to have them all, but I’m especially tempted by the Tom Ford options :)

  23. Cat G

    I’ve never been able to find Rosegold! I think they just made it when it was first released and never again :(

  24. i just bought the rockateur blush and i am in love.

    on a side note – i’ve been seeing more and more and more people raving about the lorac pro palette and i might have to get it…. AHH!

  25. Ceri

    Hmmm for blush def Nars Outlaw, NYX Silky Rose, MAC Desert Rose and Benefit dandelion…
    For eyes Stila Eden, Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadow in heather – such a pretty mauve/grey, MAC paintpot in Groundwork and NARS Earth angel duo..
    For face Guerlain parure de lumiere, Lancome teint miracle or Clinique even better foundation..
    Lips..don’t wear lipstick but for lip balm def Burt Bees with Pomegranate oil
    Must mention my new moisturizer I am in love with- Antipodes vanilla pod hydrating day cream – gorgeous scents of rich vanilla and manuka honey for fall :)

  26. Jennifer

    Eyeshadow: The new Inglot palette I just created with browns and greys includes 2 new (I think) shades 152 and 153 shine – amazing!
    Eyeliner: Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in Smoke or Tarina Tarantino Puppeteer
    Cheeks: MAC Peachtwist if doing warmer colors or Tarte Buff Cooler toned – love Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane or Charm
    Lips: MAC Oh Oh Oh or NArs Damage for a nude lipe MAC High Tea everyday shades VIVA Glam V & VI

  27. Rockateur caught my eye when I first heard about it! It rose gold colour intrigued me. After switching it at Ulta this past week, I adore it! Hopefully I can get this on my hands!

  28. Nicole

    Must-Have Eye Products: Nars eye shadow base to prevent creasing, the purple limited edition eye shadow quint by Dior – so “septembery”
    Must-Have Cheek/Face Products: A blush like Nars Luster, which gives a sunkissed cheek
    Must-Have Lip Products: Lip balm for example the neutrogena one or Or D’Rose by by Terry
    Must-Have Hair/Skin Products: A face oil (in my case by Liz Earle) to use a treatment, a hand creme in your purse.

  29. Rad

    Must-Have Eye Products: Chantecaille’s Wild Horses Palette
    Must-Have Cheek/Face Products: Nars BLKR multiple
    Must-Have Lip Products: MAC Retro Matte lipstick – so many colours to choose from!