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Do you give or receive a lot of beauty-related gifts?

I don’t receive them, since the last thing I need are MORE beauty products. I always gift my grandmother Chanel No. 5 products, like body wash or soap. My mom, who isn’t into beauty and would never, ever spend the money on it herself, I get her La Mer Moisturizer because she really loves it (and... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Chanel, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Ulta Fall Haul Event: September 24th - October 2nd, 2021

Ulta’s Fall Haul Event has started today, September 24th, and runs through October 2nd midnight CT. During the event, they have select brands and products on sale for up to 50% off, and I’ve highlighted some of the better deals below but you can check out the full list of brands/products on sale here. It seemed pretty ho-hum this go-round, but do let us all know if there are some gems on sale that you picked up! Brands on Sale 40% off: Eco Tools (Select), Essence (F...
Tags: Beauty, Florence, Christine, Ulta, Beauty Sales & Deals, LA Girl Lip Eye Real Techniques Revlon, Ardell Bio Oil Burt, Mills Kristin Ess Hair Tree Hut Select, Oreal Mascaras Eyeliners


Huda Beauty Luna N.Y.M.P.H. Glaze Skin Glowing Perfector Review & Swatches

Luna Huda Beauty Luna N.Y.M.P.H. Glaze Skin Glowing Perfector ($35.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light-medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous, lightly dewy sheen. It had medium, buildable color coverage that was more inclined to sheer out as the creamy consistency spread out across my skin. The texture was creamy, smooth, and moderately emollient, but on the lighter, slightly thinner side with some tackiness. It applied bet...
Tags: US, Beauty, Luna, Christine, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Huda Beauty, Temptalia, Huda Beauty Luna, Luna Huda Beauty Luna


What product turned out to be an unexpected workhorse for you?

Fenty Beauty Afternoon Snack/Mo’ Hunny duo! I ended up using that quite frequently — it has just the right depth of color, finish, and undertone to give me some oomph to my cheeks without adding a lot of contrasting color. It wasn’t the type of color that I thought I’d reach for often but go... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Give Me Glow Vintage Rose Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Vintage Rose Give Me Glow Vintage Rose 8-Pan Pressed Pigment Palette ($34.00 for 0.8 oz.) includes three matte eyeshadows and five shimmer eyeshadows, which are all oversized (almost double typical, single full-sized shades!) housed in a cardboard palette. The eyeshadows were very pigmented, easy to work with, and lasted for eight hours. A few shades were more softly-pressed and had a little fallout during application at “worst.” ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Pat McGrath, Blue Lake, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Yellow Lake, Chanel Lumieres


Sephora Tiramisu, Stone, Coconut, Sangria Contour Eye Pencils Reviews & Swatches (2021)

Tiramisu (13) Sephora Tiramisu (13) 12-Hour Contour Eyeliner Pencil (2021)Sephora Tiramisu (13) 12-Hour Contour Eyeliner Pencil (2021) ($11.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single stroke, which applied comfortably to the lash line and fluidly for full, even coverage. The texture was smooth, creamy but not too soft, and remained blendable for a few seconds...
Tags: London, Beauty, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, NARS Rue Bonaparte, MAC Rich, Fall 2021, Sephora Tiramisu, Sephora Stone, NARS Zinc LE


Chanel Orange Enigmatique & Rouge Paradoxal Rouge Allure Ink Liquid Lip Colours Review & Swatches

Orange Enigmatique (838) Chanel Orange Enigmatique (838) Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour ($40.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which was closer to how it was marketed compared to other shades in the range. The liquid lipstick had a very spreadable, almost watery texture, so while it felt thin, it still delivered higher coverage and ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Christine, Fraser, Pat McGrath, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour, Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour, Nordstrom Chanel Saks, US Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse, Fall 2021, John Lewis UK SelfridgesSephora


ColourPop x Hocus Pocus Collection Swatches (2021)

ColourPop x Hocus Pocus Collection is back with a new eyeshadow palette, three liquid lipsticks, and three Super Shock Shadows. The collection launches today at 10AM PT, and ColourPop has also brought back last year’s Hocus Pocus products. Here are swatches of the new products! P.S. You can get 10% off with code TEMPTALIA (affiliate code). ColourPop x Hocus Pocus Collection Gallery Options ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, Colourpop, Temptalia


Danessa Myricks Rose Royal Colorfix Matte Review & Swatches

Rose Royal Danessa Myricks Rose Royal Colorfix MatteDanessa Myricks Rose Royal Colorfix Matte ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a deep red with moderate, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer where a little went a very long way, so it was always better to use less and build up coverage–which was very doable–rather than try the reverse. I’d recommend using fluffy, synthetic or duo-fiber brushes, which...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Fda, Christine, NBL, Blushes, Cheek Products, Eye Products, Lip Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Temptalia, Danessa Myricks, Danessa Myricks Rose Royal Colorfix Matte Review, Mario Plumberry


ColourPop Skater Boyz Blush Stix Review & Swatches

Skater Boyz ColourPop Skater Boyz Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium pink with soft, warm undertones and a luminous finish. The consistency was smooth, emollient, and almost like a gel-cream hybrid as the product glided beautifully over bare skin as well as over foundation. It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable color payoff that adhered evenly to my skin and blended out well. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before ...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Fall 2021, ColourPop Skater Boyz Blush Stix Review Swatches, Boyz Blush Stix, Coloured Raine Damage Control Blush LE


Sponsored: Fenty Beauty Friends & Family Sale September 2021 | Editor's Recommendations

The Fenty Beauty’s Friends & Family Sale is here! Temptalia readers get early access to the sale today (September 22nd) and tomorrow. Get early access and 30% off with code TEMPTALIA30 ! The sale will continue through September 27th but no code will be necessary. Each day during the sale, there will be daily deals–so check back daily to see what the day’s deal is! You can get even more savings when you shop the brand’s pre-made bundles and sets, which are already disc...
Tags: Sponsored, Beauty, Moscow, Christine, CLF, Fenty, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Gloss Bomb, Beauty Sales & Deals, Fenty Skin Start, Fenty Beauty Retro Rose Read, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Vamps, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Fuego, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Toffee, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Fu


Survey Says... September 22nd, 2021

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment. Your skin tone/coloring: Go-to hairstyle? Is haircare a chore or a joy? Have you ever colored your hair? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Survey Says


Lancome Luxe & Amande Sucree L'Absolu Rouge Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Luxe (238) Lancome Luxe (238) L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft brown base with lighter, copper pearl that gave it a more metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer to medium color coverage, though it was labeled as a Cream and not a Sheer finish, so I was surprised by the lack of opacity. It felt more more like a sheer finish; it had more slip, wasn’t as thin or as tacky in feel, and the coverage had some trans...
Tags: John Lewis, US, Beauty, Lipstick, Lancome, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn LE, SephoraSephora Ulta Nordstrom Saks, DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER POLYGLYCERYL, EscentualFeelUniqueHarrodsHarvey Nichols, UK Lancome CA


Sponsored: Fenty Beauty Fenty Fam Sale September 2021 | Editor's Recommendations

The Fenty Beauty’s Fenty Fam Sale is here! Temptalia readers get early access to the sale today (September 22nd) and tomorrow. Get early access and 30% off with code TEMPTALIA30 ! The sale will continue through September 27th but no code will be necessary. Each day during the sale, there will be daily deals–so check back daily to see what the day’s deal is! You can get even more savings when you shop the brand’s pre-made bundles and sets, which are already discounted ...
Tags: Sponsored, Beauty, Moscow, Christine, CLF, Fenty, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Gloss Bomb, Beauty Sales & Deals, Fenty Skin Start, Fenty Fam Sale, Fenty Beauty Retro Rose Read, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Vamps, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Fuego, Availability Fenty Beauty Fenty Beauty Toffee


JD Glow A Lot & Urgent Pressed Multichromes Reviews & Swatches

A Lot JD Glow A Lot Pressed Multichrome ($15.00 for 0.095 oz.) has a black base with multichromatic shimmer that shifted between cooler purple to warmer purple to deep pink to copper to vivid coppery-orange paired with a metallic finish. It had a strong, visible shift that was easily detected on the eye. The texture was moderately dense, smooth, and slightly firmer in the pan compared to other shades in the range, though it applied we...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Pat McGrath, Eye Products, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, JD Glow, Sydney Grace Phoenix, Natasha Denona Ultraviolet, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate Aluminum


What was the last product you purchased more for packaging/theme than the product?

I can’t recall! I am not much of a packaging person – I am always more interested in the contents! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Dior Toile de Jouy Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Toile de Jouy (429) Dior Toile de Jouy (429) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new(er) warmer neutral color story that included a mix of finishes that ranged from matte to sparkle. This palette suffered from a general powderiness/dryness across the board compared to most of the brand’s eyeshadows. Most shades had semi-opaque or better coverage, and they were blendable, but they absolutely required a prime...
Tags: Dior, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Eyeshadows, Makeup Palettes, Christine


Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette Review & Swatches

Triple Dip Fenty Beauty Triple Dip Diamond Bomb Diamond Veil Palette ($42.00 for 0.31 oz.) includes three, sparkling highlighters with two new shades and one previously-released shade (Fenty Glow). The key takeaways one needs to know about this formula is that it is high-sparkle with a sheerer base and a consistency that can be fussy (ha, ha) to work with. I find fingertips to work the best for getting product from the compact to my s...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Carmine CI, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Fenty Beauty, BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition, LE Limited Edition, Huda Beauty Topaz, All Dupes Clionadh Phoenix Embers


ColourPop So-Called Blush Stix Review & Swatches

So-Called ColourPop So-Called Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry with strong, cool blue undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation, as marketed, that applied well to bare skin and layered well over foundation as it wasn’t prone to lifting up my base. The texture was smooth, creamy, and emollient with good glide, which helped it apply well with fingertips as well as brushes. ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Natasha Denona Bloom, Fall 2021


ColourPop Teen Spirit & Beverly Hills Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes Reviews & Swatches

Teen Spirit ColourPop Teen Spirit Fresh Kiss Lip Crème ($8.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle cool undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly and smoothly across my lips, but it settled a little bit into my lip lines–not quite noticeable in person, though. The texture was smooth, velvety, and lightweight with an airy quality to it, which ensured comfort during...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Beverly Hills, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Julia Le, Pat McGrath Profumo, Tom Ford Beauty Johnny, MAC Sugar Sweet Cameo LE, Fall 2021


REFY Cream Bronzer + Cream Blush Swatches

REFY BeautyREFY Beauty is a brand that recently launched at SephoraSephora, so I picked up their cream blushes, cream bronzers, and liquid highlighter to try out. I thought that the size (0.05 oz.) for the cream blushes was a typo on the product listing, but no, they are really small compacts–like unusually small for a cream blush (often 0.15 oz. or greater). The cream bronzers and liquid highlighter are more in line with typical product sizes from other brands, though...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sneak Peeks, REFY, REFY Cream Bronzer Cream Blush Swatches


This Week in Dupes, Vol. 161

Did a product catch your eye this week? Check out dupes for the most loved and most wanted products between September 14th and September 20th before you buy! Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Dupe List


Has a pet ever destroyed any products?

Thankfully, no! I don’t recall Mellan doing so (he was pretty good about those things!), and we gated Winnie from being able to access areas that had a lot of makeup in more accessible places. So far… so good with Winnie! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Winnie, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Mellan, Winnie Christine


Giorgio Armani Cool Brown (20) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm Review & Swatches

Cool Brown (20) Giorgio Armani Cool Brown (20) Neo Nude Melting Color BalmGiorgio Armani Cool Brown (20) Neo Nude Melting Color Balm ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff applied with a fingertip and more semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied with a brush. The texture was smooth, more velvety in its glide and feel, which made it clay-like–dr...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Charlotte Tilbury Lightgasm Bronze LE, Nordstrom Saks Selfridges Where, HarrodsHarvey Nichols UK House of Fraser UK, Fall 2021, Giorgio Armani Cool Brown, BalmGiorgio Armani Cool Brown


Clinique Red Hot & Red-Handed Pop Reds Lipstick Review & Swatches

Red Hot Clinique Red Hot Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied well to my lips with even color that softened my lip lines, so it was quite flattering to wear. The texture was lightweight, thin, and comfortable with light slip but not enough to feel like it was moving around while worn. It wore ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Fraser, Maybelline, Clinique, Chanel Rouge, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Pat McGrath Elson, SephoraSephora Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Fall 2021, Clinique Red Hot Red Handed Pop Reds


ColourPop Winona Forever Blush Stix Review & Swatches

Winona Forever ColourPop Winona Forever Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was lightweight, emollient, and gel-like, as it glided comfortably across my skin and wasn’t prone to lifting up base products. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that dabbed on easily with fingertips or patted on with a stippling brush and blended out with ease. It wore w...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, ColourPop Blush Stix, Lisa Eldridge Dante, Fall 2021, Winona Forever ColourPop Winona Forever Blush Stix, Winona Forever LE Limited Edition


What do you like about cream eyeshadows? What don't you like?

Tell us what you love and hate about... Cream Eyeshadows They seem really fantastic for one-and-done looks, which I don’t really do (lover of Multi-Shade Looks that I am). I love more cream-to-powder formulas as they work well for multi-shade looks, though, and sometimes, you can get a more intense sparkle or metallic finish from a cream than a powder. Not a fan of ones that dry down so much that they can be prone to flaking off! — Christine ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Rant And Rave


Do you have a signature scent?

If I did, it’d probably be Tom Ford Oud Wood, but I definitely don’t wear any scent consistently enough for anyone to actually associate it with me. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You, Tom Ford Oud Wood


MAC Rose Gold Glow Strobe Face Glaze Review & Swatches

Rose Gold Glow MAC Rose Gold Glow Strobe Face Glaze ($28.00 for 0.5 oz.) appears as a darker, reddish-coral base with cooler, iridescent pink pearl throughout, but it was translucent and very sheer, as marketed, so the end result resulted in a barely-there, warmer pink tint on my skin tone. It had a slightly thicker, somewhat tacky consistency that had a high-gloss finish that never dried down, which achieved a certain look but was a ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Kevyn Aucoin Rose Cliff, Fall 2021


Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 112

Sundays are for readers! Each week, on Sunday, I like to see what the community has been enjoying. “Most Loved” are products that readers specifically loved but didn’t add to their wish list ( ). “Most Wanted” are products that readers specifically added to their wish lists ( ). This is populated based on the last seven days of activity! You’ll find the icons to interact with products throughout the site, like on Glossovers. You’ll also find recently submitted makeup looks and color stories ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Sephora Permanent, Prosecco Clionadh Permanent, Fenty Beauty Bomb Posse Eyeshadow Look, Colourpop Plush Like Me Eyeshadow Look, Laura View Story Vintage Rose, Sophie View Story Green Gold



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