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What are your deal-breakers when it comes to powder eyeshadow?

For more matte finishes: anything really powdery that has a lot of fallout, tendency sheer out, and thinner textures–I just find that weaker performers tend to have these kind of traits. For more shimmery shades: drier, more powdery bases where they can go on unevenly or require fingertip... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Cheeky Devil MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light pink with moderate, warm undertones and a subtle, satin sheen. It had buildable coverage from sheer to semi-sheer applied with a brush and semi-sheer to medium coverage applied with fingertips. The blush felt smooth to the touch without the traditional wetness you’d find from a true cream-based formula, and it quickly felt powder-like as soon as t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review Swatches


MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Heat Index MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a brush and more medium and buildable when applied with fingertips (the latter being my preferred application method as it was faster, more efficient, and more foolproof for lay down and blending). The consistency...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush Review Swatches


ColourPop x Sailor Moon From the Moon Blush Review & Swatches

From the Moon Colour Pop From the Moon Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from medium to mostly opaque, which was in line with the product’s description. The texture was moderately powdery in the pan, so I’d recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to ensure more precise application of the blush to the skin. It blen...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Milani Delizioso Pink, Temptalia, Spring 2020, MAC Peony Petal LE


What are your deal-breakers when it comes to pencil eyeliner?

Sheer pigmentation, drier/firmer formulas that tug or drag, and if it’s more than a few dollars, then it can’t dry out quickly! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Tatcha Silk Blossoms Lipstick Trios for Spring 2020

Release Date + About the Launch Give lips a touch of hydration with a set of three beautiful shades at a special value. Handcrafted in Japan, each lipstick is adorned with 23-karat gold. Now online Tatcha Products in the Launch Class...
Tags: Japan, Beauty, Tatcha, Christine, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Cherry Blossom Pink, Beautyberry Berry


ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Glossy Lips Reviews & Swatches

Moon Tiara Colour Pop Moon Tiara Ultra Glossy Lip ($8.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium peach with strong, warm undertones and flecks of faint sparkle throughout a cream finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage that applied somewhat evenly but was more prone to getting into fine lines and lip lines. I typically find this formula to be more smoothing and more forgiving to lip lines, but the lighter, milkier color worked against me...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Giorgio Armani Luce, Spring 2020, MAC Pink Lemonade P


Tom Ford Extreme Lip Sparks for Spring 2020

Release Date + About the Launch Lips go high voltage with new paillette-packed lip spark. The ultra-gliding metallic sequin lipstick imparts explosive color with the look of loose glitter on lips. In glittering nudes like surge and thrust, and the ruby slipper sequin of stunner, opulent glamour reigns supreme. Playful purple like trance and the sleek silver of bolt debut a new shade range of lipstick bot...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Baby Pink, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Lovesick Barbie


ColourPop x Sailor Moon Cat’s Eye Blush Review & Swatches

Cat's Eye Colour Pop Cat’s Eye Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with a satin finish. It had very faint, golden pearl strewn through it that seemed to help it blend better on my skin but also gave it a subtle sheen–more of a “natural” finish than true matte but not overly shimmery. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little powdery in the pan, while the coverage was buildable from medium to mostl...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Spring 2020


Hourglass You Make Me & I Still Confession Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

You Make Me Hourglass You Make Me Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with a hint of warmer, brown undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was a bit firm in the tube, thin without being clingy on my lips, and yielded more sheen than it actually felt like it had. The color applied evenly, while the formula was ...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Havana, Hourglass, Christine, Holly, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Von Teese LE, Sephora Nordstrom, Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredients Top, Sephora FR Space NK UK, Spring 2020, MAC Dynasty Red LE


ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Usagi Colour Pop Usagi Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff that applied fairly evenly across my lips despite it having a thin, more watery consistency initially. The product dried down to a slightly powdery, matte finish that was transfer-resistant. There was a bit of product that separated along my dee...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Colourpop, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kat Von D Saint, LE Limited Edition, NARS Rouge Palatin, Spring 2020, ColourPop x Sailor Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks


Survey Says… February 19th, 2020

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment. Your skin tone/coloring: Favorite setting powder? Favorite finishing powder? Favorite face primer? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Survey Says


What are your deal-breakers when it comes to cream eyeshadow?

I personally prefer more pigmented cream eyeshadows since I’m nearly incapable of doing one-and-done (it’s not really… enjoyable? to me, like my favorite part of doing my makeup is eyeshadow so doing one shade isn’t satisfying–hopefully that makes sense!). The formula has to go on evenly,... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Sugarpill Capsule Collection C1 Palette Swatches

Sugarpill Capsule Collection C1 Palette ($42.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that includes seven eyeshadows and three pressed pigments. You’ll find swatches in this post! Sugarpill Capsule Collection C1 Palette Gallery Options Products Swatches ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, Sugarpill Cosmetics


MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque applied with a brush and more buildable coverage from medium to semi-opaque when applied with a fingertip, which was in line with the formula’s description. The texture was smooth to the touch without being noticeably wet, and it felt mor...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review Swatches, Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush, Smashbox Persimmon LE, Groovy LE Limited Edition


Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer & Prissy Gel Liners Reviews & Swatches

OK Boomer Melt Cosmetics OK Boomer Gel Liner ($19.00 for 0.088 oz.) is a bright, light-medium silver with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a very creamy, fluid consistency that was still thick enough to work well for thin, single-stroke kind of application. What I really enjoyed about this formula was that it worked as well for lining around the eyes as it did as a cream eyeshadow, which ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Smashbox, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Spring 2020, Sephora Sephora CA Beauty Bay Melt Cosmetics, Estee Lauder Chrome LE


ColourPop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lipstick Duo Review & Swatches

Puff Mami Colour Pop Puff Mami Lux Liquid Lip Duo ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) includes a deeper peach and a mid-tone copper in a liquid format that has a natural sheen that wears down to a soft matte finish (within two hours or so). Both were more pigmented than the formula claims, which may or may not be a deal-breaker; they applied evenly and had decent longevity. Puff Ma...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Makeup Palettes, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lip Palette/Set, MAC Chili, Ultra Matte Ultra Satin, Ultra Mattes, Spring 2020, Ulta Nordstrom More Room Service Room Service


This Week in Dupes, Vol. 078

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between February 11th and February 17th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Dupe List


Natasha Denona Love Palette | 15 Makeup Look Ideas

Here are 15 different ways to wear the Natasha Denona Love Small Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.67 oz.) to help you see the palette’s possibilities! About This Series Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to gi...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Natasha Denona, Makeup Look Inspiration, Makeup Look Ideas, Save Love, Save Love 11, Save Love 12, Save Love 13, Save Love 14


What are your deal-breakers when it comes to highlighter?

I like light to intense glow, so anything really subtle ends up being a miss for me. I’m not particular about color or pigmentation level as I find most are forgiving and easy enough to work with. I love a more sparkling/glittery finish but it can’t migrate too much over time. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


ColourPop x Sailor Moon Collection Swatches

ColourPop x Sailor Moon Collection arrives February 20th at 10AM PST. The collection includes a palette (with one Pressed Glitter, two Pressed Pigments), two powder blushes, two Ultra Glossy Lip glosses (one I’m missing), and two Ultra Blotted Liquid Lipsticks. The packaging on the palette and the blush compacts shifts between images. ColourPop x Sailor Moon Collection Gallery Options ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, Colourpop


Sonia G. The Sky Eye Set + Upcoming Brush Restocks

Sonia G. announced tentative restock dates for several products, including The Sky Eye Set, which will restock at 10AM PT on Thursday, February 20th at Beautylish. The brushes from this set will be available individually in the next month or so as well. The following brushes are expected to return around March: Worker One, Face One, Face Two, Sculpt One, Sculpt Three, Sculpt Four, Builder Pro, Blender Pro, Worker Pro, Detail Pro, Fan Pro, Cheek Pro, Inochige Pro, Face...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sonia G, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Sky Face Set


MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

So Natural MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. It had slightly more shimmer than other shades in the formula, though it was still subtle when applied and blended out. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly pliable with its cream-to-powder texture–kind of like an airier, less-dense clay as it felt drier to the touch (not the slip of a tr...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Kevyn Aucoin Natura, Soir, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks


Melt Cosmetics Crushed Glitter Lip Glosses Reviews & Swatches

Sucker Melt Cosmetics Sucker Crushed Glitter Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) has a very sheer, milky base with flecks of small and larger pieces of opalescent glitter pieces. Of the four glosses, this one actually had more semi-sheer “coverage” from glitter and had better dispersion of that glitter, so it covered more evenly and was somewhat visible in person. The larger, “irregular” shaped glitter didn’t always lay flat (as they ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Lipgloss, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Melt Cosmetics, LE Limited Edition, Johnny Rose, Spring 2020, Pat McGrath Aliengelic, Sephora Sephora CA Beauty Bay Melt Cosmetics


What do you like about highlighter palettes? What don’t you like?

Tell us what you love and hate about... Highlighter Palettes While I can understand why a highlighter palette with similar tones may make more sense for a particular skin tone, I prefer ones that have a good variety as I think that’s a good way to get value out of the palette. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Rant And Rave


What are your deal-breakers when it comes to blush?

I’ve found that anything really intense–like a deeper hue–coupled with opaque coverage ends up being something I don’t reach for. I like more light and mid-tone colors and prefer medium, buildable coverage. I also don’t like thinner consistencies and prefer something with more slip or... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Fenty Beauty In Big Truffle, Bachelor Pad, Black Card, Cuz I’m Black Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

In Big Truffle Fenty Beauty In Big Truffle Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle,w arm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one pass, which was buildable to nearly opaque coverage with a second layer. The pencil had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that glided easily across my skin without tugging but was quick to set so it didn’t migrate into fine lines. It wor...
Tags: Earth, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Fenty Beauty, Spring 2020, MAC Coco Bar, Diamond Black P, Charlotte Tilbury Black Magic


Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz, Cute Ting, She a Problem, Cherry Punk Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Spa'getti Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a brighter, dark red-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to work with on the waterline as well as the lower lash line as it never tugged or pulled. It had good color payoff in a single pass, which was built up to full coverage with a second layer (or applied i...
Tags: Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Sephora, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, Spring 2020, Fenty Beauty Spa, Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa


Chanel Rose Petillant Joues Contraste Blush Review & Swatches

Rose Petillant (330) Chanel Rose Petillant (330) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage–as marketed–from medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers) that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused to a seamless finish with barely any blending (but didn’t sheer out too readily). The texture was silky, smooth, and soft without be...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Chanel, Smith, Christine, Fraser, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush, Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks, Grey Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Spring 2020, Joues Contraste Blush, Joues Contraste


What are your deal-breakers when it comes to foundation?

The obvious one is that they have to have a close-enough shade match or else it’s hard to wear, but I often mix two shades together, so I am not adverse to that. I’m not a huge fan of really flat, matte and full coverage foundations and tend to reach for more medium, buildable coverage with a... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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