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The Importance of Truth in Reviews | A Reflection of 12 Years

The Importance of Truth in Reviews | A Reflection of 12 Years

I've been reflecting over Temptalia and blogging for the last couple of weeks, as October signifies the anniversary of the blog (12 years now).  I've been thinking about where I fit in with the current beauty community, how I interact with brands today compared to a decade ago, and how I've been...

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Thoughts on New Beauty Brands and Authenticity

Thoughts on New Beauty Brands and Authenticity

Last week, a new beauty brand--backed by a well-known, major beauty player, Revlon--officially debuted:  Flesh Beauty.  After the brand's product catalog popped up on Ulta (the brand's exclusive retailer) a couple of weeks ago, I've been thinking on what it means to...

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Why do beauty brands resist diversifying their shade ranges? (Updated 1/18)

Why do beauty brands resist diversifying their shade ranges? (Updated 1/18)

For those who do not deep dive into the beauty community across platforms and channels, Tarte's upcoming Shape Tape Foundation may not have hit your airwaves yet, so let me fill you in:  Shape Tape foundation is coming and will be available in two versions--Matte and...

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Anastasia Subculture Eyeshadow Palette Dupes with MAC, Makeup Geek, ColourPop, Make Up For Ever

Anastasia Subculture Eyeshadow Palette Dupes with MAC, Makeup Geek, ColourPop, Make Up For Ever

There's something afoot when it comes to Anastasia's Subculture Palette.  The reviews range from "I don't have any issues" to "worst palette" and unusable, and many of the people who are finding it unusable are by no means novices.  These reviews come from consumers, readers here, and influencers...

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NARS x Guy Bourdin Color & Gifting Collection Photos, Swatches + Commentary

NARS x Guy Bourdin Color & Gifting Collection Photos, Swatches + Commentary

Update:  I have added photos, swatches, and dupes for the products from the NARS x Guy Bourdin Gifting Collection.  The majority of the shades included in the Gifting collection are permanent to NARS' color range. To ensure context, I've added them to the existing...

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