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Fenty Beauty Motorboat & Go Deep Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipsticks Review & Swatches

Motorboat Fenty Beauty Motorboat Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a bright, medium sky blue with cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but had too much slip–the color just did not apply evenly, had visible streaks along the edges, and pulled into my lip lines (from beginning to the end). It was comfortable to wear, but it was unflattering on and worsened over the four hours it lasted for, though it was hydrating at least! The...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Lip Products, Fenty Beauty


Rant & Rave: Liquid Highlighter

Tell us what you love and hate about... Liquid Highlighter Rave: They tend to have smoother, more luminous finishes that don’t emphasize skin texture. They can also have a shinier, almost wet-look finish, too, that isn’t as typical of powder-based highlighters. Rant: The delivery systems often gives wayyy too much product, and they can sometimes lift up base products or spread too easily. — Christine Join Discussion [...
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Chanel Blurry Mauve (328) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Blurry Mauve (328) Chanel Blurry Mauve (328) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, permanent (at least, as far as I can tell per Chanel’s website) neutral set of shades with a rosier/plum leaning. All four shades had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable textures, though the red-plum shade was a bit thinner and wasn’t quite as easy to work with as the other three shades. ...
Tags: Beauty, Chanel, Christine, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Eyeshadows


This Week’s Sales for May 20th, 2019

Retailer Sales/Deals b-glowing — Get 20% off Skincare including Eve Lom + Sunday Riley + Origins orders $60 or more with code SKINCARE20 , ends 5/22. Get 25% off b-glowing orders $300 or more with code STOCKUP25 , ends 5/22. Bite Beauty — 50% Off BITE Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks & Lip Pencils, while supplies last or, ends 5/30. ...
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What is the most essential step in your makeup routine?

In a very minimal look, I feel like it’s base — like a sheerer foundation or tinted moisturizer, but for a more “wear everything except the kitchen sink” kind of look, then I feel like brows make a huge, huge difference in tying everything together. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


MAC x Disney Aladdin Rajah & Whole New World Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Rajah MAC Rajah Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without dragging. The texture was velvety, lightweight, and creamy enough to be comfortable to apply and to wear. There was a touch of product that sank into my deeper lip lines but not enough that it was visible from a normal viewing distance. this shade...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Lip Products, MAC Launch Reviews


Readers’ Favorites | May 12th through May 18th

Here’s a look at the most loved and most wanted products from the past week, plus three recently submitted looks! You can check out more looks from community members and myself here, or you can ! Most Loved ...
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MAC x Disney Aladdin #1 Wish Crystal Glaze Gloss Reviews & Swatches

#1 Wish MAC #1 Wish Crystal Glaze Gloss ($24.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a translucent gloss with flecks of pink and peach shimmer–and it was designed to be clear. It’s a thicker, more balm-like gloss with a high-shine finish, barely-there pearl, and a nice, comfortable feel on lips. The shimmer was very fine, so while it was “sheer” in amount, it was barely-there in impact (which may or may not be your cup of tea!). For those who like a plusher gloss but don’t want tackiness, this is in that ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Lipgloss, Lip Products, MAC Launch Reviews


ILIA Sing Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment Review & Swatches

Sing ILIA Sing Color Haze Multi-Use Pigment ($32.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural, matte finish. It had buildable coverage from sheer to medium (two layers), though it was hard to get it to greater coverage. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and spreadable with more substance than a true, liquid-based blush but was more emollient and felt wetter to the touch compared to a potted, cream blush. However, it did tingle on my skin fo...
Tags: Blushes, Cheek Products, Christine


If you could apply makeup to any celebrity, who would it be?

Oh man, I would NOT want to do that! I’d be terrified of messing up someone’s big event, LOL. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Best & Worst Bite Beauty Road Trip with Bite Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

Here’s a look back at how well the newest lipstick shades from Bite Beauty Road Trip with Bite Collection performed! They were consistent with past releases and the Amuse Bouche Lipstick formula; they were pigmented, long-wearing, and comfortable to wear. I do feel like Bite has tread a lot of this ground in the past (both in previous, limited edition releases as well as in their current line-up), so those with larger stashes of Amuse Bouches may want to check for overlap. ...
Tags: Bite Beauty, Lip Products, Lipstick, Round-ups, Christine


MAC x Disney Aladdin Rose Pigment Reviews & Swatches

Rose MAC Rose Pigment ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and much warmer, golden shimmer (and lots of it!) that gave it a metallic finish. It’s a loose product, but it has a chunkier shimmer to it–more frosted than most shimmers are these days–and tends to work best really pressed and patted on with fingertips or applied with a wet brush. Applied dry as an eyeshadow, I find it tends to have a fair amount of fallout (even when I’m careful), but it ...
Tags: Eye Products, Eyeshadows, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Launch Reviews, Christine


MAC x Disney Aladdin Lipglasses Reviews & Swatches

Jewels on Jewels MAC Jewels on Jewels Lipglass ($17.50 for 0.1 oz.) is a soft, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a pearl finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied somewhat evenly to my lips, but from a normal viewing distance, it didn’t look quite as uneven as I know it actually was. The gloss had a smooth, moderately tacky consistency that was comfortable to wear, as it felt plush rather than heavy. It lasted well for four hours and was moisturizing while worn. Top ...
Tags: Lip Products, Lipgloss, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Launch Reviews, Christine


If you could create a makeup collection based off of food, what would it be?

I think I’d have to do something off of dessert… I have a total weakness for dessert. Colors and textures inspired by various desserts, like jelly/mousse eyeshadows, sparkling (sprinkling) eyeshadows, glossy, juicy lips (like glazed fruit!), and so on. (Though I imagine people might want... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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MAC x Disney Aladdin Your Wish is My Command Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Your Wish is My Command MAC Your Wish is My Command Powder Blush ($35.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed balanced between red and orange and didn’t have some of the saturation that some warmer bronzers can have. The texture was velvety and smooth to the touch, which made it easier to pick up and blend out on my skin. Historically, MAC’s limited edition bronzers have had ratings all over the place but are often very stiff and diff...
Tags: Bronzers, Cheek Products, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Launch Reviews, Christine


MAC x Disney Aladdin Friend Like Me & Princess Incognito Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Friend Like Me MAC Friend Like Me Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with neutral undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer, while the texture was lightly creamy, emollient without being slippery, and denser in the tube but not to the point where it dragged or tugged on my lips during application. The color applied evenly but had a tendency to separate along my deeper lip lines. It stayed on well for four hours and was light...
Tags: Lip Products, Lipstick, MAC Cosmetics, MAC Launch Reviews, Christine


Urban Decay Sparkle Out Loud Collection for Summer 2019

Release Date + Collection Info Start with Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in eight new shades, including the limited-edition Stonewall. This water-based, superfine glitter liner can be worn solo, over Urban Decay eyeshadow, or layered together for extra intensity. Inspired by our glitter eye gel from the early 2000s, Heavy Metal Glitter Gel is a vibrant, hyper-sparkly, and buildable formula for eyes, body, and face. Six new shades l...
Tags: US, Beauty, Christine, Violet, Urban Decay, Stonewall Community Foundation, Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, Summer 2019, Year: 2019 Launches, Ultra Cushion Lipgloss, UD US Canada, Gunmetal Black, Electric Empire Metallic, Viper Metallic, Hi Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss


What’s your date night look?

It’s usually whatever I’m testing that day, LOL! I love putting makeup on, BUT I’m not so in love with removing + reapplying so I don’t usually take the time to do so. If I did, though, then it’s often reaching for a semi-recently reviewed palette (that I enjoyed and want to play with... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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MAC x Disney Aladdin Always One Jump Ahead Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Always One Jump Ahead MAC Always One Jump Ahead Powder Blush ($35.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, blendable consistency that was easy to apply and diffuse along the edges for a seamless finish that didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and silky without being powdery (nor was it stiff in the pan)–it was denser and creamier than most of the Powder Blus...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Frost, Christine, Dillard, Mac Cosmetics, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, MAC Launch Reviews


Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 May 2019

The ancient town of St Malo on the Brittany coast, where we’ll now be spending the first half of our French “land cruise” this September. Good morningAs you can see in the image immediately above, I’ve made some exciting changes to our French tour this September.  Several readers had suggested that instead of an entire week in one place, we consider splitting the tour into half a week in each of two places.  While I love the idea of long one-week stays, I’m not totally tone-deaf to what you tell...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, UK, England, London, California, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Trains, Miscellaneous, US, Sacramento, Newsletter


Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Nectar Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a bright pop of orange with stronger, warm yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque that dried down to a dewy finish that wasn’t tacky. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and gel-like–emollient without being runny or watery. I had no trouble applying and blending out the blush color on my cheeks over bare skin or over foundation. This shade lasted nicely for eig...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Givenchy In Vogue Orange P, Guerlain Orange Blush LE, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Nectar Flower Beauty Nectar Blush Bomb, Nectar Nectar A Permanent Where


Sephora What’s My Secret & Hear Me Roar Rouge Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

What's My Secret (05) Sephora What’s My Secret (05) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark, grape purple with warm, pink undertones and a glossy, cream finish and barely-there micro-pearl. It did not appear shimmery to my eye in person, but there were very fine pearls in the close-up photos. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one pass, which adhered evenly and smoothly across my lips. The lipstick was creamy, emollient, and a bit slippery but managed not to feather or s...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Sephora, Christine, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Smashbox Black Cherry LE, Rouge Lacquer, Octyldodecanol Ricinus Communis Castor Seed Oil, BrazilSephora Australia Sephora PL, Sephora Hear Me Roar 08 Rouge Lacquer


Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb Review & Swatches

Pinched Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb ($9.99 for 0.3 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm undertones. It was fairly balanced between pink and orange, so it may appear pinker on those with cooler undertones and more orange on those with warmer undertones. The texture was lightweight, spreadable, and easy to work with as it felt more gel-like–more substantial but not heavy or cream-like but not was watery as a typical liquid blush. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to m...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Flower Beauty, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake Blue, Flower Beauty Blush Bomb, Lake Iron Oxides, Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb Review Swatches, Pinched Flower Beauty Pinched Blush Bomb


What products do you finish over and over?

Anastasia Dipbrow, Anastasia Brow Gel, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, Farmarcy Green Clean, Biologique Recherche PIGM400, Jack Black Lip Balm. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Jouer Tan Lines Collection for Summer 2019

Release Date + Collection Info Classic. Playful. Fun. Chic. TAN LINES COLLECTION. May 31st Jouer Sephora Products Available Tan Lines Matte, Shimmer, & Luxe Foil Eyeshadow Palette, $34.00 (Limited Edition) A limited e...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Jouer Cosmetics, Summer 2019, Year: 2019 Launches, Sunburst Warm


Fenty Beauty Baewatch Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio Review & Swatches

Baewatch Fenty Beauty Baewatch Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trio ($35.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that features a lime green, bright cyan blue, and deep pink. The formula was poor for Hollapeno and Hot Tub Club, though Techno Beet was a bright spot (and the best out of all of the liquid eyeliners the brand released this season). ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Fenty Beauty, Makeup Palette/Set, Fenty Beauty Vivid Liquid Eyeliner, Baewatch Fenty, Hollapeno, Hot Tub Club, Hollapeno Hollapeno, Hollapeno Hollapeno D Limited, Application 64 Total Hot Tub Club Hot Tub Club, Hot Tub Club Hot Tub Club


MAC x Disney Aladdin Collection Swatches

MAC x Disney Aladdin Collection is a new, limited edition launch in collaboration with the new, live-action Aladdin movie. The collection launched online earlier this week and will be in stores today. There are four lipsticks, three lipglosses, two cheek powders, eyeshadow palette, loose pigment (repromote), and an eyeliner (repromote, not shown).  You can find the collection online at retailers this morning, too, like Nordstrom, Saks, and Ulta. MAC x Disney Aladdin Collection ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Aladdin, Mac Cosmetics, Sneak Peeks, Disney Aladdin Collection, Nordstrom Saks, Ulta MAC


Chanel Blurry Blue (324) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Blurry Blue (324) Chanel Blurry Blue (324) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, permanent (or so it seems, as it is not listed as limited edition on the brand’s website) featuring a smokier set of shades–two taupes, a deep (but faded) blue, and mid-depth gray. For me, I could see this as an anchor palette–one that will complement a lot of other palettes (particularly your lighter or more shimmery palettes)–but runs together a lot on its own. The pi...
Tags: John Lewis, Beauty, Dc, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Kevyn Aucoin, Kat Von D Lazarus, Sephora France Bloomingdale


Bite Beauty San Francisco & Miami Amuse Bouche Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

San Francisco Bite Beauty San Francisco Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, neon coral-red with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered well to my lips with a smooth, even lay down of color. The texture was lightly creamy, dense without being heavy, and comfortable to apply and to wear. It wore nicely for five and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and was hydrating over time. Top Dupes Formula OverviewIngredien...
Tags: Australia, San Francisco, Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Miami Miami, San Francisco San Francisco, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Bite Beauty, COCOS NUCIFERA, MENTHA PIPERITA, Miami Amuse Bouche Lipsticks, Maybelline Orange Danger DC, BeautySephora Australia


Survey Says… May 15th, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment. Your skin tone/coloring: Do you find sales associates useful? What was your best experience with a sales associate like? What was your worst experience with a sales associate like? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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