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Temptalia Asks You

Thanks to ES for today's question!

What’s in your travel makeup bag?

It really depends on how busy my testing schedule is, so I usually take a few things that I need to test and go with that, but if it’s just one or two days, then I’ll likely take products that I recently reviewed but really enjoyed (and want to use again). Mine totally changes at a whim! I take a LOT with me, though – usually two palettes, four lip products, foundation (in two shades), half a dozen eyeliners, mascara, eyeshadow primer, setting powder, two blushes, two highlighters, a bronzer, and probably a little more, LOL!

— Christine
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NARS Firenze, Chile, Cabo San Lucas, Rome Eyeshadow

01/09

NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Soft(er) Mauve Look | Look Details
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Soft(er) Mauve Look | Look Details
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Soft(er) Mauve Look | Look Details
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
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A Soft(er) Mauve Look | <a href=Look Details">

Firenze

NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a sparkling, medium pink with strong, warm undertones. It had medium coverage applied with a dry brush, which had slight fallout when I applied it in patting/pressing motions to my lid. It had opaque color payoff when I used it with a dampened brush, and there was much less fallout during application. The eyeshadow had a soft, drier consistency that was more loosely-pressed in the pan, so there was some powderiness in the pan as a result. It stayed on well for eight hours both wet and dry but had some fallout over time with a dry application.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.04 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula "can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity." It is a very glittery formula, and naturally, it performed significantly better when used with a dampened brush or an adhesive base. Applied dry, they were typically sheer to semi-sheer with light to moderate fallout when blended out on my lid. They lasted between five and seven hours with light to moderate fallout. Applied wet, they were typically semi-opaque to opaque with minimal fallout when blended out and minimal to slight fallout during wear (about eight hours). The consistency was soft, slightly drier/chunkier, but they the base colors were blendable and easy enough to use. I did find that they applied decently over primer when applied dry compared to on bare skin.

Browse all of our NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

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Chile

Permanent
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Rome

Permanent
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Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette

01/23

Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes Palette | Look Details
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette
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Sephora New Nudes Palette | <a href=Look Details">

New Nudes

Sephora New Nudes PRO Eyeshadow Palette ($68.00 for 1.12 oz.) contains 28 eyeshadows with mostly matte shades with a few shimmers (satin to metallic). I wish I enjoyed the formula used in the PRO palettes, but I find it particularly dry, which can result in powderiness, fallout, shades that sheer out as soon as one tries to blend them out, and poorer wear. They are somewhat better over eyeshadow primer, but I still found that it fell short of what I’d expect when there are many other eyeshadows that perform better.

New Nudes
New Nudes
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Tom Ford L’Enfer, London Suede, Stiletto Satin Matte Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color
Tom Ford Beauty L'Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color

L'Enfer

Tom Ford Beauty L’Enfer Satin Matte Lip Color ($55.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark fuchsia with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly across my lips without tugging or dragging. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and glided on well but didn’t feel wet or truly cream-like either. The lipstick sat in my deeper lip lines just slightly, though it was barely noticeable in the close-up and not at all visible to my eye in person. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$55.00/0.11 oz. - $500.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "full-coverage" in a "single stroke" that is "lightweight" and "long-wearing" that helps to smooth and keep lips hydrated over time. What sets this formula apart from other Tom Ford Lip Colors is the texture: it's velvety, smooth, and waxier without being heavy--it glided on easily but did not feel wet or traditionally creamy. It was very lightweight, comfortable to wear, and some shades definitely helped minimize my lip lines. They wore between four and six hours on me, and they were lightly to moderately moisturizing. They had a faint vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Tom Ford Beauty Satin Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

L'Enfer
L'Enfer
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder

01/07

Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder
Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder

Twilight Hour (02)

Shiseido Twilight Hour (02) InnerGlow Cheek Powder ($29.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with warmer undertones and a barley-there golden pearl. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The powder was velvety, silky, and smooth to the touch without being powdery (but it also wasn’t too dense or stiff in the pan). It was on the thinner side, though, and applied better over lightly powdered (or drier) skin than on my bare skin, particularly with respect to evenness and blendability. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.14 oz. - $207.14 Per Ounce

According to the brand, it's a highlighting blush that "stay[s] put for eight hours" with "high color payoff and superior glide." The shades I tried were semi-opaque to opaque in pigmentation with finishes that ranged from satin to metallic. I found that the most shimmery shade I tried, Inner Light, did emphasize my skin's natural texture, while the others did not. The powders had a smooth, almost creamy-like texture that was firmer in the pan (no excess product kicked up), but it picked up well with brushes, adhered to skin evenly, and blended with ease along the edges. The wear was between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Shiseido InnerGlow Cheek Powder swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).