Month in Review | September 2015

Here’s a look at the top 25 products reviewed in the month of September, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂
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01. Doce Kat Von D

Kat Von D

DCDiscontinued. $21.00/0.1 oz.

A+

Kat Von D Doce Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "metallic copper." It's a brightened, medium-dark copper with warm,...

Kat Von D Doce Metal Crush Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "metallic copper." It's a brightened, medium-dark copper with warm,...

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02. Dim Light Hourglass

Hourglass

PPermanent. $48.00/0.35 oz.

A+

Dim Light is described as a "neutral peach beige powder." It's a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a fine, satiny shimmer. It's very...

Dim Light is described as a "neutral peach beige powder." It's a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a fine, satiny shimmer. It's very...

03.

03. Mimosa Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty

DCDiscontinued. $24.00/0.13 oz.

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Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "warm red." It's a brightened, medium orange-red with warm...

Bite Beauty Mimosa Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "warm red." It's a brightened, medium orange-red with warm...

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04. Amber Lights MAC

MAC

PPermanent. $18.00/0.05 oz.

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Amber Lights is described as a "peachy brown with shimmer [with a Frost finish]." It's a bright, medium-dark golden copper with a frosted, metallic...

Amber Lights is described as a "peachy brown with shimmer [with a Frost finish]." It's a bright, medium-dark golden copper with a frosted, metallic...

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06. Deep End Urban Decay

Urban Decay

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

A

Deep End is described as a "bright teal shimmer." It's a brightened, medium bluish-teal with a frosted finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while...

Deep End is described as a "bright teal shimmer." It's a brightened, medium bluish-teal with a frosted finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while...

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08. Diffused Light Hourglass

Hourglass

PPermanent. $48.00/0.35 oz.

A

Diffused Light is described as a "soft, warm pale yellow." It's a very light, yellowed white with very subtle shimmer. This shade is supposed to...

Diffused Light is described as a "soft, warm pale yellow." It's a very light, yellowed white with very subtle shimmer. This shade is supposed to...

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12. Forever Freshman Colour Pop

Colour Pop

LELimited Edition. $30.00/0.42 oz.

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ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection ($30.00 for 0. oz.) is a set of six cream eyeshadows in shades of the 90s, and they continue to deliver what...

ColourPop Forever Freshman Collection ($30.00 for 0. oz.) is a set of six cream eyeshadows in shades of the 90s, and they continue to deliver what...

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16. #009 Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty

LELimited Edition. $36.00/0.15 oz.

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Bite Beauty #009 (Spiced Apple) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "deep, cherry red." It's a lightly brightened,...

Bite Beauty #009 (Spiced Apple) Creme Deluxe Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "deep, cherry red." It's a lightly brightened,...

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20. Sable MAC

MAC

PPermanent. $18.00/0.05 oz.

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Sable is described as a "gold plum with bronze pearl." It's a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. It had...

Sable is described as a "gold plum with bronze pearl." It's a medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. It had...

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Looks like brands have been stepping up their games in neutral and metallic shadows. This is such a cool feature! I don’t remember seeing it before but I could have missed it, but is this one of the new features from the site redesign?

One thing I love is that this really puts you and your team’s work into perspective. It’s easy to forget just how much you all do, since we the readers just see it from the day to day side, but there’s no denying with 400 products reviewed! Plus the extra posts, like quizzes, sales, free for hauls, questions and opinions; whoever says a blogger’s job is easy needs a reality check.

It’s new! These are some of the little things that can be done now that the whole system has been redone (not just aesthetically but as far as code is concerned, it’s very different!). I could always compile something like this manually, but it would take days and subsequently, my time has always been best spent on reviews/swatches/photos. 🙂

I’ll be doing weekly, monthly, and quarterly recaps now on a regular basis!

Oh I really like this new feature!
One thing I will say is that I’d personally prefer it if palettes were ranked as single products instead of ranking the individual shades, but that may just be me, and this is still very helpful either way!

We were considering that after seeing how many palette shades came up (though it is the holiday season), but it’s a time-intensive change, so if we change it, it may take awhile to do so!

Wow, nearly 400 reviews in just ONE months time shows such a high level of professional dedication that no other site is doing! With the HUGE kicker being that you managed (somehow) to pull this off all while making a major move. WOW! Also love this new feature a bunch!

I really may *need* to invest in that Marc Jacobs palette. It looks to be the perfect neutral-ish palette ( except for the purples! ) Or the Viseart Paris Nudes (are those from PN or Sultry Muse, I forgot?) . Either or. Both are stunning!

I really like this feature. So much happens in the makeup world. You write so many reviews and you do an awesome job here. This spotlights the job you do in a good way and serves as a very good remainder for the shopping list.
Well thought of and executed.

I really like the “Month in Review” posts. It’s really awesome to see all the best rated products from the month it really focuses my wish list! Awesome idea!

I love everything about your website and will gladly take the good with the bad if it means having Temptalia as a resource, but may I second the opinion that I wish palettes made the list based on the complete palette rating and not eyeshadow singles.

I love this page, but many of the ones I’m clicking on turn out to be in palettes and I don’t want an entire palette. I usually buy singles. Would it be very easy to add something to the page indicating which ones are only sold in a palette?
I know it might be tricky with some palettes, like where the palette includes a mix of LE shades and permanent shades (the recent Nars blush palette).

It would mean that anything in a palette wouldn’t be included, whether or not it was a permanent shade (because there are permanent shades only found in palettes), so that would hold true.

Wow thanks so much for your hard work! I’m loving the breakdown. That Marc Jacobs palette looks so pretty! It’s a very unusual but complementary set of shades. To me anyway ☺️

Wow…great idea! I’m loving this new feature, Christine. Temptalia is my first stop when considering a product I haven’t seen in person. I can always count on you to be honest, your photos are great quality and your reviews are well-thought-out. Just a wonderful overall experience coming here. Keep up the great work!

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