We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Neiman MarcusEarn up to a $500 gift card with code NMSHOP (includes beauty!), ends 1/23.
  • SephoraWeekly Wow here! Up to 50% off Anastasia Prism, Bite Lip Pencil, select Dr. Jart products, select Sephora Collection brushes, ends 1/24.
  • UltaLove Your Skin Event with daily beauty steals through this link, ends 1/27.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

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

Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Antique Gold May Be the Color of Wisdom

Illamasqua Wisdom Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner ($27.50 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “antiqued gold.” It has a deep olive brown base with antique gold and copper micro-shimmer. When it’s applied and seen from a distance, it does resemble antique gold more than it seems when you first swatch it. Chanel Khaki Dore is much lighter. When applied, MAC Buried Treasure is comparable. Urban Decay Stash is greener. MAC Blackline looks greener. MAC Desires & Devices and Stila Flash are much greener. MAC Defiantly Feline is more coppery.

The Precision Ink formula is supposed to be an “intense, waterproof liquid eyeliner” that’s long-wearing and “dries within seconds.”  If you’re familiar with MAC Superslick Eyeliners, Make Up For Ever Aqua Liners, or Stila Sparkle Liners–this formula is very much like those. There’s no real distinction between them, other than they vary in color range, some are just a wee bit thinner or more watery. But the reality is they perform and wear and feel very much the same across the board. In this instance, that’s a good thing, because they all wear like iron.

Precision Ink does dry down quickly (about 20 seconds) and sets into place; no smudging, budging, fading, or the like happens until I remove it (which was 10 hours with Wisdom). When I use a cleansing oil, it removes easily. I can take a shower or swim with this formula on and not experience any problems. It applies mostly opaque in a single go, though a second go-through might be necessary for a really crisp line.

Wisdom
Wisdom
9.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
93%
Total

Most Overrated & Underrated Tweezers

Over & Under: Most Overrated & Underrated Tweezers

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 TWEEZERS.  Don’t forget to share your whats and whys as to your choices!

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

My Picks

  • Most Overrated: I couldn’t say… Tweezerman is the only really widespread brand that I can think of, but I really like their tweezers!
  • Most Underrated: Slice – I love the grip of them!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

5 More Positively Electric Eyeshadows

5 More Positively Electric Eyeshadows

I couldn’t resist–there are too many fabulous bright shades to highlight!  If you’re after a lot of brights, Make Up For Ever has a spectacular selection.

If you could only keep one bright eyeshadow, which would it be?

Illamasqua Charisma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Charisma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Charisma Nail Varnish

I’m Utterly Captivated with Charisma

Illamasqua Charisma Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep raspberry pink.” This is a rich berry-red with fine, ruby red shimmer that’s noticeable but on the subtler side. Dior Graphic Berry is a smidgen lighter and has no shimmer. Essie Size Matters is redder and has no shimmer. Illamasqua Vice is a bit more berry-hued and has a rubberized finish with no shimmer. Dior Apparat is very close, perhaps a smidgen more red and has a subtle golden sheen. Rescue Beauty Lounge Bruised is similar, slightly more berry-colored, and has no shimmer.

Charisma was fully opaque in two coats, and almost opaque in one, but it definitely needed two for full opacity. The formula was lovely to apply, because it was just the right thickness to yield rich color without causing it to pool along the sides, bubble, or streak.  There are subtle brush strokes visible under really bright light (like flash photography) but are barely visible under natural light.  This dried on par with most polishes, not exceptionally long or short.  I typically get a full week of wear with very, very minor tip wear and no chipping with Illamasqua’s formula.

Charisma
Charisma
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
99%
Total

Urban Decay Holiday 2012 Launches


Urban Decay Holiday 2012 Launches

24/7 Double-Ended Glide-On Eye Pencil ($12.00)

Urban Decay launches the 24/7 Double-Ended Glide-On Eye Pencil. If you’re already a fan of our Eye Pencils, this is one little gem you won’t want to miss. It packs the amazing staying power and unbeatable glide of our creamy 24/7 Glide-On formula into a compact, two-in-one format. A master of convenience, this travel-friendly duo features the two most convenient shades ever to share a pencil barrel—a rich brown and our award-winning black. (After all, who doesn’t need these super versatile basics in their beauty arsenal?) Available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

  • Zero / Whiskey Zealous black / Rich brown

Feminine Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00)

Available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s. Or, online at Sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

  • AC/DC Smoky greyish purple (Permanent)
  • Bordello Pale mauve with gold micro-glitter (Permanent)
  • Gunmetal Dark metallic grey with silver micro-glitter (Permanent)
  • Hijack Deep metallic teal (Permanent)
  • Lost Medium metallic brown (Permanent)
  • Skimp Light peachy pearl (Mariposa, BoS IV)
  • Wallflower Lip Junkie Lip Gloss Nude creamy pink (Permanent)

Dangerous Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00)

Available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s. Or, online at Sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

  • Ace Deep grey/blue shimmer (15th)
  • Deeper Metallic dark brown with bronze pearl (15th)
  • Evidence Deep navy blue (Permanent)
  • Gravity Deep violet with multi-colored micro-glitter (Permanent)
  • Loaded Deep metallic emerald (Permanent)
  • Mushroom Warm pale grey (Permanent)
  • Naked Lip Junkie Lipgloss Pinky neutral (Permanent)

Fun Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00)

Available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s. Or, online at Sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

  • Deep End Bright teal shimmer (15th)
  • Fishnet Bright pink with purple shift (Permanent)
  • Freakshow Deep royal purple pearl (Discontinued)
  • Maui Wowie Metallic golden beige with silver glitter (Permanent)
  • Stray Dog Cool metallic ash brown (Permanent)
  • Sellout Pinky champagne (Permanent)
  • Midnight Cowboy Lip Junkie Lip Gloss Sheer nude sparkle (Permanent)

Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($59.00)

Introducing Ocho Loco, a rainbow collection of eight FULL-SIZED 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils by Urban Decay. The set mixes FOUR new and EXCLUSIVE brights and shimmers with some of our best-selling, sexy shades. We also included a Grind House Double Barrel Sharpener, for the ultimate 24/7 set! The craziest thing might be the price: $59 for eight full-sized pencils – that’s a value of $152! Available ONLINE ONLY at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

  • Mushroom Grey taupe/brown metallic (New and Exclusive)
  • Hustle Medium metallic brown (New and Exclusive)
  • Rockstar Dark purple metallic
  • Psychedelic Sister Bright eggplant (New and Exclusive)
  • Perversion Blackest black matte
  • LSD Navy with bright turquoise shimmer (New and Exclusive)
  • Junkie Dark teal pearl with golden shimmer
  • Stash Deep green with gold shimmer

Availability: September 2012