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Sunday Link Love, Volume #094

Happy Sunday!

This weekend has been insane!  I think I’ve been physically home for about six hours this weekend, excluding the six hours I spent sleeping in my bed on Saturday. I’m utterly exhausted!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend 🙂

Most Overrated & Underrated Lipstick Formula

Most Overrated & Underrated Lipstick Formula

There are always products that receive endless raves, but they don’t always live up to our expectations or work out as well as they do for others.  Share your picks for most overrated and underrated LIPSTICKS.  Don’t forget to share your whats and whys as to your choices!

  • Most Overrated: [answer]
  • Most Underrated: [answer]

My Picks

  • Most Overrated: Tom Ford — not that these are used by everyone, but I see a lot of raves for it, and while it’s a good formula, I don’t think it’s the best on the market and the color range is very basic and fairly dupe-able.
  • Most Underrated: Shiseido Perfect Rouge — it’s a really creamy, moisturizing range with a good variety of color, but I rarely see anyone mention them!
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Bobbi Brown Bellini High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Bellini High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Bellini High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Bellini High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “nude pink with pearl.” It’s a light-medium yellow-toned pink with pink and silver sparkle. MAC On a Holiday is similar with less sparkle. YSL Golden Peony is similar but has gold shimmer. There are a lot of sheer glosses to choose from–they just have varying degrees of shimmer!

It intensifies the natural pink tones in lips but doesn’t add a ton of color; it does add a lot of sparkle. This shade is semi-sheer, but if you have more pigmented lips, it’s going to seem rather sheer on you and just deposit some sparkle. Bellini definitely does not have nearly as much shimmer as some of the other shades in the range, so that may be good or bad depending on your needs. I’m always reaching for one of these glosses when I’m not testing something else, because they add a lot of dazzle and glimmer. The sparkle doesn’t feel gritty, and it doesn’t travel. When I tested Bellini, it wore for three hours, and my lips felt hydrated both during and after I wore it. This formula is non-sticky, not too thick or too thin in texture, and mint-scented.

Beauty.com Friends & Family Sale – 20% Off

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Beauty.com Friends & Family Sale – 20% Off

Beginning tomorrow, May 15th at 12:01 am PST, through May 18th at 11:59 pm PST now May 20th at 11:59pm PST!, save 20% off at Beauty.com (must click-through the link or the banner above to activate).

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The Making of Dr. KISS Gloss – Mini-sodes #13

The Making of Dr. KISS Gloss – Mini-sodes #13

Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman has been developing a new product–Dr. KISS Gloss–and he’s filmed a series of videos exclusively for Temptalia readers as a look into the process behind creating a product and bringing it to the market. In this episode of the series, Brett takes the lab sample of the gloss to the buyers at Kitson!