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Coloured Raine Safari Raine Collection Restock on June 19th

The Coloured Raine Safari Raine Collection restocks June 19th at 9AM PST! It is listed as the final restock of the palette. Here are links to the reviews for the products in the collection along with swatches! You can also use affiliate code TEMPTALIA for 10% off Coloured Raine orders (in general, some exclusions may apply). 01. ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Raine, Temptalia, Coloured Raine, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Summer 2020, Coloured Raine Safari Raine Collection Restock, Coloured Raine Safari Raine Collection, Raine Safarai Raine, Riley RoseColoured Raine, Riley RoseColoured Raine Int, Huntress Coloured Raine Coloured Raine P Permanent, Coloured Raine Huntress Lipstick, Queendom Coloured Raine Coloured Raine P Permanent


The Big Shirt and Blouse Trend: Yay or Nay

Big, bold and billowing statement shirts and blouses that take us back to the ‘80s and ’90s are on-trend. Think mullet shirts and blouses, tunic shirts with dramatic puffed and smocked sleeves, architectural shirts, tiered tunic blouses, long wrap shirts, front frill point shirts, flouncy pirate shirts, poet shirts, and busloads of asymmetrical hemlines.  Some of the fabrics are stiff and architectural, and others are soft and draping. Most have structured collars. Lengths vary from thigh to kne...
Tags: Fashion, Trends, Spring 2020, Summer 2020


Pat McGrath Divine Rose Returns March 19th

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership VII Palette is available again March 19th at 9AM ET (early access) and 10AM ET (public release).  There will be an early access code, which has been ROSE10 for both the original release and the one this past February, so I’d guess that’ll be the magic code again.  It also gives you 10% off and free shipping on the Divine Rose palette. You can sign-up for early access here. You can find my review here. [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership


Benefit Georgia Blush Review & Swatches (2020)

Georgia (2020) Benefit Georgia (2020) Box o’ Powder ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, orange-peach with a satin finish. It had finer, golden pearl throughout that buffed out to a more satin-like glow on my skin–not quite shimmery but a step above matte. It had a smoother, almost velvety texture to the touch, but it was very prone to developing hard pan–it had hardened in places after two uses. It had good color coverage in a sing...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Georgia, Beauty, Benefit, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom, Spring 2020, Clinique Sorbet Pop LE


Fenty Beauty Peach (5) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Peach (5) Fenty Beauty Peach (5) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) contains three shimmery shades and three matte shades that ranged from gold-shimmered coral to matte, orange-coral. The texture of the mattes was a little powdery, but I only had issues with the lightest one, which was more prone to sheering out. Hi Pumpkin had too much slip in it, so it was less foolproof to work with compared to the ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Sephora, Christine, Fenty, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, MAC Gingerluxe, Sephora Sephora, Fenty Beauty, Carouse


ColourPop Catch My Vibe Blush Review & Swatches

Catch My Vibe Colour Pop Catch My Vibe Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a slightly brighter, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer to the point where a little went a long way due to the more powdery texture. The powderiness resulted in a fair amount of product that kicked up in the pan as well as on the brush, so I’d recommend tapping off excess f...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020, ColourPop Catch My Vibe Blush Review Swatches


MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme Reviews & Swatches (Part 2)

Incinerated MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and more firmly-pressed into the pan, so it needed a firmer hand or a denser brush to pick up product well (e.g. a pencil brush picked up product fairly well but a fluffy brush was difficult to use with it). It had good color coverage in a si...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Onyx, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Natasha Denona, LORAC, Eye Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Deep Teal, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Kat Von D Moonshine LE, Temptalia


Fenty Beauty True Neutrals (1) Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

True Neutrals (1) Fenty Beauty True Neutrals (1) Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral palette that had three shimmery shades and three matte shades. It was a mixed bag–nothing bad enough to be a real miss but there’s no shortage of neutral palettes on the market, so it not having more consistent, higher performance is surprising. ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Sephora, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Laura Mercier Rosegold, Sephora Sephora


MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme Reviews & Swatches (Part 1)

Celebutante MAC Celebutante Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium berry pink with subtle, warm undertones and cooler pink and violet shimmer. It had a smoother, lightly metallic finish, and the more the color was buffed and blended out, the less intense the finish was. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer that was difficult to apply evenly with a dry brush. A lightly dampened brush helped to ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Egypt, Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Bao Bao, Mac Cosmetics, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Carmine CI, Kat Von, Pigmentation, Objet, Eyeshadows


Natasha Denona Dark (01) Face Glow Cream Shimmer Review & Swatches

Dark (03) Natasha Denona Dark (03) Face Glow Cream Shimmer ($38.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark bronze with subtle, warm undertones and fine pearl paired with a dewy finish. The formula never fully dried down, so it has a true dewy finish that looked slightly wet while worn, but thankfully, it didn’t seem prone to sliding around or migrating easily as it still lasted for a solid eight hours before signs of wear were present...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Westman, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Tom Ford Beauty Glacial Rose, Spring 2020, Natasha Denona Face Glow Cream Shimmer


ColourPop Merci Bouquet Super Shock Shadow Duo Review & Swatches

Merci Bouquet Colour Pop Merci Bouquet Super Shock Shadow Duo Set ($10.00 for 0.14 oz.) includes a sparkling, pale pink and rosy plum in a cream-to-powder formula. Both shades had excellent wear time, but Daytrippin’ had weaker pigmentation and wasn’t as foolproof to apply–it would work well as a layering or highlighting shade where full opacity wasn’t desired, which I know is one way that readers use these types of shades/formulas...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Colourpop, Pigmentation, MAC Plumluxe, Temptalia, MAC Stylishly Merry LE, Spring 2020, Daytrippin, Merci Bouquet LE Limited Edition, Daytrippin Daytrippin, Pink Chrome DC


ColourPop Coast to Coast Blush Review & Swatches

Coast to Coast Colour Pop Coast to Coast Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer–a little more advertised but unlikely to be a big deal-breaker for most–that applied fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter h...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020, ColourPop Coast to Coast Blush Review, Laura Mercier Chai


Benefit Dallas Powder Blush (Mini) Review & Swatches (2020 Version)

Dallas (2020) Benefit Dallas (2020) Powder Blush (Mini) ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. There was a faint hint of shimmer that gave it a more natural matte finish once applied and blended out, but it didn’t read shimmery on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly powdery texture that sheered out a bit when applied to bare skin. It wore well ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Benefit, Dallas, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Pantone Universe Coral Pink LE, Temptalia, Lake CI 42090 Blue, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom, Spring 2020, Red 27 Lake Red, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ferric


Benefit Sugarbomb Powder Blush (Mini) Review & Swatches (2020 Version)

Sugarbomb (2020) Benefit Sugarbomb (2020) Powder Blush (Mini) ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light, pinky-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation, and the color seemed to deepen slightly when applied to my skin but also seemed to look more orange. It had a more satin-like finish, so it didn’t read overtly shimmery and wasn’t prone to emphasizing ski...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Benefit, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake CI 42090 Blue, Sugarbomb, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom, Spring 2020, Red 27 Lake Red, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ferric


Sonia G. Organizer Launches March 10th

Release Date + About the Launch The elegant, compact, and functional Sonia G. Wooden Brush Holder has been revealed. The box is crafted by renowed Japanese artisans in Hiroshima using sustainable, precious walnut wood. It measures 20cm x 6.3cm x 8cm and includes three, small dividers that slide to customize the space for your brushes. The bottom of the box features alcantara fabric to protect brush han...
Tags: Beauty, Hiroshima, Christine, Sonia G, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Sonia G Wooden Brush Holder


Easy Outfit : Casual Wide Crop Jeans

Wide cropped jeans with higher rises have gone from fringe to mainstream in six years. They are a trendier choice than skinnies, but defy the trends when they are sailor styles. Very few clients and friends fancied wide crops when they resurfaced. But things changed after they found a pair that fit, and could style them in a way that worked with their sartorial preferences. Now most of my clientele have one or multiple pairs of wide crop jeans. Never say never when it comes to fashion and style....
Tags: Fashion, Formulas, Outfit Creation, Spring 2020


Zoeva Surreal Visionary Light Face Powder Review & Swatches

Surreal Zoeva Surreal Visionary Light Multi-Use Face Powder ($26.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, coppery brown with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of cooler, aqua sparkle throughout that gave it a metallic finish. The texture felt smooth to the touch, but it was a bit more firmly-pressed into the pan to the point where it seemed stiff so it needed a moderate-to-heavy hand along with a moderately dense brush to pick up product e...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, LORAC, Pigmentation, Zoeva, Temptalia, Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin, Spring 2020


Essence Befitting The Blush Review & Swatches

Befitting Essence Befitting The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which was more pigmentation than described by the brand, though it could be used with a lighter hand if desired to achieve more buildable coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a bit of firmness in the pan, just not enough to...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020


Zoeva Unbelievable Visionary Light Face Powder Review & Swatches

Unbelievable Zoeva Unbelievable Visionary Light Multi-Use Face Powder ($26.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark yellow gold with a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented in a single layer, and the texture seemed a bit more yielding than others in the range, so it picked up better with a brush (without having to be heavier-handed with it). The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense and firm but not stiff, ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Zoeva, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Bronze, Spring 2020, Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin Tin Oxide


NARS Shock ‘Em, Slam, Stricken Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Shock 'Em NARS Shock ‘Em Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a shiny, sparkling light, golden beige with more of a transparent base. It was one of the chunkiest eyeshadows I’ve come across, and the size of the clumps and flakes was daunting (though it doesn’t contain any plastic glitter). It would have been easier to work with if the larger pieces broke up and could be really smoothed out, but it was hard to get...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Tom Ford, Christine, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, NARS Cosmetics, Eye Products, Chanel Lumiere, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia


Essence Beloved The Blush Review & Swatches

Beloved Essence Beloved The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep pink with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The powder looked nearly matte to my eye, but applied and blended out, it looked like it had a more natural finish–still matte and not at all noticeably shimmery. It had rich color coverage, so I’d recommend using a light-to-moderate hand to pick up product if one wanted to build up color (as the formula was...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Milani Berry Rays, Spring 2020


Hermes Beige Naturel & Rose Velours Rouge Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Beige Naturel (11) Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick ($67.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which applied somewhat evenly but had visible streaking along the edges and some product that accumulated in my lip lines. The initial settling wasn’t too noticeable, but it worsened within an hour of wear. The texture was...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Naturel, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LE Limited Edition, Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredients Top, Spring 2020, Rose Velours, Rouge Matte Lipstick, Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks Bergdorf Goodman, Hermes Beige Naturel, Ulta Nordstrom More Rose Velours, Hermes Rose Velours


NARS Hammered, Naked City, Riding High Powerchrome Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches

Hammered NARS Hammered Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep, coppery red with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of sparkle over a pearly base. It had opaque pigmentation applied with fingertips as well as with a dry or dampened brush, though dampened application gave it a smoother finish overall. The texture was loosely-pressed into the pot, though it was more pressed than it was loose both initially and a...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, NARS, Dc, Christine, NARS Cosmetics, Smashbox, LORAC, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Tarina Tarantino, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana, LE Limited Edition


Zoeva Supreme Visionary Light Face Powder Review & Swatches

Supreme Zoeva Supreme Visionary Light Multi-Use Face Powder ($26.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and cooler pink and violet sparkle throughout. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with applied with a moderate hand and a denser, more buffing-style brush due to the firmer, denser texture that made it harder to pick up product. This type of formula–felt like a powder-gel hybrid–tends ...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Zoeva, Temptalia, Spring 2020, Zoeva Supreme Visionary Light Face Powder Review, Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin Tin Oxide


Sonia G. Organizer Coming Soon

Release Date + About the Launch Beautylish just revealed that Sonia G. will be releasing a brush organizer shortly (early access here), which looks like it holds a fair amount of brushes and is wood-based (or else appears to look wood-like). March 2020 [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sonia G, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches


Pat McGrath Divine Rose Returns March 6th

Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership VII Palette is available again March 6th at 9AM ET (early access) and 10AM ET (public release).  There will be an early access code, which has been ROSE10 for both the original release and the one this past February, so I’d guess that’ll be the magic code again.  It also gives you 10% off and free shipping on the Divine Rose palette. You can sign-up for early access here. You can find my review here. [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pat McGrath, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership


MAC More Than Meets the Eye Collection for Spring 2020

Release Date + About the Launch Breakout star Alexa Demie debuts both brand new and iconic M·A·C favorite shadows for eyes. All-NEW Dazzleshadow Extreme unleashes supreme power with high-shine metallic colour, one-swipe saturation and 12-hour wear. Our best-selling Eye Shadow is now more pigment-packed than ever in a variety of textures and finishes. Give brows a mega-volume boost with NEW Eye Brows Big ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics Products, Alexa Demie, Spring 2020, Year: 2020 Launches, Summer 2020, Discotheque Silver Emerald Cut Electric, Matte Cozy Grey Cool, Frost Greystone Cool, Frost In Living Pink Warm, Frost Jingle Ball Bronze Intense, Frost Natural Wilderness Dirty, Matte Samoa Silk Peachy, Matte Shell Peach Soft


YSL Rocking Coral, Orange Speaker, Rock’N Red Rouge Volupte Rock’N Shine Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Rocking Coral (5) YSL Rocking Coral (5) Rouge Volupte Rock’N Shine Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones paired with a luminous, lightly pearly finish. It had medium to semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which built up to just shy of opaque coverage with a second layer. The consistency was balmy, emollient but not too slippery nor was it too thin, so it was comfortable to ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Christine, Miley, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel Rouge, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Guerlain Rouge Saphir, MAC Origami Orange LE, LE Limited Edition


Essence Bespoke The Blush Review & Swatches

Bespoke Essence Bespoke The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more on top. The texture was soft, smooth, and a smidgen firmer in the pan compared to other shades in the formula, but it wasn’t difficult to pick up and blending wasn’t difficult on my skin. It wore ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020, Becca Capri Coast


Hermes Rose Inoui & Orange Boite Rouge Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Rose Inoui (27) Hermes Rose Inoui (27) Rouge Matte Lipstick ($72.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter pop of pink-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture felt lightweight, thin, and velvety, so it didn’t feel wet or overly emollient when applied, but it was a little clingy. The product separated along my lip lines and settled there, which worsened over time. When I tried to press my lips together to smooth t...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Milani, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Kendrick, NARS Rouge Palatin, Spring 2020, Rose Velours, Rose Inoui, Hermes Rose Inoui, Rouge Matte Lipstick, Hermes Rouge Matte Lipstick



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