We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • MAC CosmeticsEarly access on 12/5 to MAC x Mariah Carey for Obsessed & Devoted members here, starts 12/05 and ends 12/07.
  • Macy's$10 off every $50 cosmetics & fragrance purchase, ends 12/08.
  • Urban DecayVice 4 for $34 at ULTA, today online, ends 12/05.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

15 Comments

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic. If you have general feedback, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.

The prospects of new textures and products, especially when they address concerns/preferences of mine. I really don’t care much about corny marketing stories, quite on the contrary, they can be a turn-off if they’re too over the top and unrealistic. Certain brands are instant turn offs/turn ons – I get excited at Chanel and Guerlain announcements, while a lot of Mac stuff makes me roll my eyes.

I love seeing the theme in the collection and hearing the story behind it, knowing where the inspiration came from and seeing it translated into images. I’m a writer, so a good story will always get me, sometimes more than promo images!

Is it by Urban Decay? I’m such a fangirl. They’re really the only ones I would say I get excited about, as opposed to just being merely interested. New colors of my favorite products, or new interesting products get me excited.

If a nail polish puts out a collection of flakies, duochromes, or interesting glitters, I get excited. Once I see real swatches, of course–China Glaze’s bohemians were a little disappointing.

I love them explaining the inspiration too, and there being intriguing, different designs/colors. Things that are bolder and edgier

For LE collections, beautiful packaging and convenient value sets, basically if there’s an aspect of it I might not be able to dupe with permanent items at the same price. (Those Benefit value sets never fail to lure me in, for example; with Guerlain, it’s that LE black packaging that they use sometimes).

For collections that are being added to the permanent range, it’s mostly the products themselves – the claims, the range of colors etc. I’m not a huge fan of press releases because I dislike it when they try to sell me makeup along with a story. I want a lipstick, not a ”subtle yet saturated veil of color that will make me feel like a 50’s diva” or whatever. I don’t want to feel like a diva. I want to feel like myself with good lipstick on. With me, it’s the simpler the better. They might as well say: here’s our new lipstick and boy, is it good, LOL.

Detailed visuals and knowing that it has formulas that I enjoy using makes me excited about a collection. I’m excited about Guerlain’s Turandot because of the swatches that I saw here, for example. MAC’s holiday collection has a pink gel liner; I love that formula and so I’m excited to see what I could do with that.

I’ve really only gotten excited over one collection, which was the NARS Warhol collection, and we all know what hapened there… Usually, I just look at what’s released from brands I really like. That said, I do look forward to what NARS has to offer each season, as that’s my favorite brand ATM. I also like to see what’s offered for the holidays, as that’s typically when the best deals are offered.

Bright colours, and I think things being LE is a big lure for me… I’ve been angling for the Urban Decay BOS 4 because ‘there aren’t going to be any more :-0’

If its a brand I really love and can rely on reasonably well like Rescue Beauty, Chanel, or Dior, I’m usually always excited about new products. With brands I enjoy and the products are intriguing or useful like the UD Naked palettes and MAC’s recent Marlyn collection, I get pretty excited. I’m also a sucker for gorgeous packaging which is hy I was thrilled to get my hands on the ne Dior Grand Bal polishes and lipsticks. I’ve been into makeup for a long time, but I’ve really become a collector in the last two years or so; that definitely factors into my excitement.

1) The concept and the inspiration behind the product(s).
2) The packaging. (I am a sucker for packaging. Maybe that should be #1 instead).
3) Availability
4) Uniqueness of the product.
and lastly … pictures/swatches. I tend to see a product and it will give me that ‘meh’ feeling. Then I come on to here or another website and am blown away.

I like the theme ideals behind collections. For example, the 2007 C Shock Collection from MAC for which Eve was the spokesperson. I loved the music from the song “Tambourine” and the vibrant eyeshadow and lipcolors. I have a prior background in the field of marketing and I just love to check out different campaigns.

Sucker for great packaging and great concepts! MAC Witches and Bitches, and Style Black are two huge standouts! I wear the Disney constantly, Style Black was mostly useless although every Fall I mix up a fresh tube of Glimmerglass. But the Fashion was so exciting!! Guilt By Association is beloved. Grease sticks? Bleah. Now I know how to use them but don’t bother.

Stuff I’ll get lots of wear out of is important too. MAC Holiday is In Extra Dimension, so excited! I love that formula, but missed two colors I wanted. Praying for re release.

Subscribe

Join our newsletter and never miss a post!