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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


MAC Burnished Beige & On a Petal-Still Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Burnished Beige MAC Burnished Beige Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed peach with muted, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which applied evenly and comfortably across my lips. The texture was lightly creamy, slightly stiffer in the tube but not to the point where it was uncomfortable to apply. There was a bit of product that settled into my deeper lip lines that ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Lipstick, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Alessandra, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Bobbi Brown Bellini, Lustres, Per Ounce MAC Lipstick, Natasha Denona Liron, Jaclyn Cosmetics Hustle DC, Lake Ci 15850 Red 21 Lake Ci, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks


How do you select what fragrance to wear?

In our closet, we have some small shelves that I’ve put various fragrances on–maybe a dozen or so–and then I swap them out every so often. There’s no real rhyme or reason on how I pick one over the other, though, just that I like the scent. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Weekly Features, Temptalia Asks You


Huda Beauty Rich Glow Obsessions Mini Face Palette Review & Swatches

Rich Huda Beauty Rich Mini Glow Obsessions Face PaletteHuda Beauty Rich Mini Glow Obsessions Face Palette ($29.00 for 0.22 oz.) includes four shimmery shades of different takes on copper–they were more similar than they needed to be! The texture of the formula was where the palette fell short; it was firmer, denser, and thicker overall, which made it harder to pick up product evenly with a brush. In order to do so, I typically had to...
Tags: US, Beauty, Sydney, Sephora, Christine, Gabrielle, Laura Mercier, Westman, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Huda Beauty, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia, Mario Bronzite


ColourPop Baby Doll & The Rachel Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes Reviews & Swatches

Baby Doll ColourPop Baby Doll Fresh Kiss Lip Crème ($8.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, spreadable, and more velvety with less “wetness” going on, but it still was easy to work with. This particular shade seemed a little thicker, and as a result, was prone to settling into my lip lines. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was mor...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Christine, Ulta, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Pat McGrath LaBeija, Jaclyn Cosmetics Tipsy DC, Tom Ford Beauty Benedetta, Fall 2021, Chanel Beige Confidentiel, Rachel Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes, Baby Doll ColourPop Baby Doll Fresh Kiss Lip Crème, Rachel ColourPop


Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter Review & Swatches

Stargazer Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid HighlighterMelt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil Liquid Highlighter ($39.00 for 1.01 oz.) is a light, golden peach with a hint of pink in its base paired with a smooth, lightly metallic sheen. It had finer pearl throughout, which prevented it from emphasizing my skin’s natural texture when applied as a standalone highlighter. The consistency was lightweight, fluid, and more like a thin, sp...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Melt Cosmetics, Summer 2021, Sephora CA Beauty Bay Camera Ready Cosmetics Where, CosmeticsMelt Cosmetics Int, Melt Cosmetics Stargazer SexFoil


Sydney Grace Black Hole & Forest Floor Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Black Hole Sydney Grace Black Hole Cream Shadow (2020) ($8.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a darker gray base with flecks of larger silver sparkle over a more metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied at its best and most evenly when worn at high coverage. I found it harder to apply and blend out the edge without getting some fallout (initially) and the base didn’t appear as even. The texture was smooth, thin, and spread...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Eye Products, Cream Eyeshadow, Cetyl Alcohol, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige, Sydney Grace, Natasha Denona Full Metal Black LE, Mica Mica, Summer 2021, ColourPop Revenge Misunderstood LE, Black Hole Sydney Grace Black Hole Cream


Comment on baked farro with summer vegetables by Christine

This looked absolutely delicious, but I can’t have gluten so both the farro and past were out for me. I tried it with Arborio rice and it worked perfectly! Definitely recommend for anyone on a gluten free diet
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What type of formula do you prefer for a fragrance? (Parfum, Toilette, etc.)

Eau de Parfum for me! I find it gives me the level of intensity and longevity I prefer. Like if I put on perfume, I want to put on perfume. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Best of ColourPop Astrology Eyeshadow Quads

ColourPop Astrology Collection includes 12 new eyeshadow quads; each quad includes two shimmer shades and two matte shades. The collection launches tomorrow, August 19th at 10AM PT. You can use code TEMPTALIA to get 10% off. 01. ...
Tags: Beauty, Round-ups, Christine, Colourpop, Temptalia, ColourPop Astrology Collection, ColourPop ColourPop LE Limited Edition, Secret Life of Scorpio Pressed Powder Shadow Quad, ColourPop Big Leo Energy, ColourPop LE Limited Edition, ColourPop Sagittarius, ColourPop Head Capricorn, Aries ColourPop ColourPop LE Limited Edition, ColourPop Pisces, ColourPop Like


Lancome Coquette, Exotic Orchid, Berry Noir L'Absolu Rouge Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Coquette (326) Lancome Coquette (326) L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with moderate, warm undertones and fine gold and pink pearl that gave it a more metallic finish. The texture was lightweight, slightly thin but not clingy, and had just enough creaminess to glide across my lips without tugging, but it didn’t slide around during wear. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that wor...
Tags: John Lewis, US, Beauty, Lipstick, Lancome, Christine, Pavlova, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Tom Ford Beauty Scott, MAC Marsala DC, SephoraSephora Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Smashbox Jam, DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER POLYGLYCERYL, EscentualFeelUniqueHarrodsHarvey Nichols, UK Lancome CA


Give Me Glow Matte Shadows Reviews & Swatches (Round 2, Part 5 of 5)

Limeade Give Me Glow Limeade Matte Pressed Shadow ($7.00 for 0.105 oz.) is a bright, lime green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was quite powdery, drier, and thin with a tendency to apply unevenly and be difficult to blend out. I also had a fair amount of fallout when I tried to build up the color from its more semi-sheer to medium coverage to anything higher. It stained my lids but lasted for around eight...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blue Lake, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Yellow Lake, MAC Les Portes Bleus, Natasha Denona Laguna LE, ColourPop Rowdyruff Boys LE, Give Me Glow, Ingredients Mica Magnesium Myristate Nylon


Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl Now Available!

Release Date + About the Launch This hybrid blush-lighter delivers a touch of sheer luminous color with a second skin finish, imparting that perfect lit-from-within glow. Pearlescent pigments reflect light for a soft shimmer effect and buildable watercolor payoff. The silky-smooth, stay-true formula looks virtually powderless and blends seamlessly, leaving skin radiant for 10 hours. Comes in six shades to b...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Clinique, Year: 2021 Launches, Fall 2021, Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl Now Available, Launch Cheek Pop Pearl


Pat McGrath Celestial Odyssey Collection for Holiday 2021

Release Date + About the Launch Launch your artistry into the heavens with a cosmic collection starring the MTHRSHP MEGA: Celestial Odyssey Eye Shadow Palette, featuring 18 wondrously wearable hues presented in five luxe finishes, followed by space-vixen-worthy Luxe Eye Shadow Quads, an opalescent gel-powder Highlighter, Pat-curated Blush and Highlighter palettes, sublimely tinted Lip Balms and more. Sign-u...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Beam, Pat McGrath, Year: 2021 Launches, Holiday 2021, Launch Celestial Odyssey Meta MTHRSHP, Beauty Lover, Limited Edition Bronze Borealis Velvet


Sephora My Boyfriend's Jeans, T-Rex, Flirting Game, Love Affair Contour Eye Pencils Reviews & Swatches (2021)

My Boyfriend's Jeans (29) Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans (29) 12-Hour Contour Eyeliner Pencil (2021)Sephora My Boyfriend’s Jeans (29) 12-Hour Contour Eyeliner Pencil (2021) ($11.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a rich, cobalt blue with strong, cool undertones with a subtle, pearl shimmer throughout. The texture was smooth, creamy without being too wet, so it had more of a velvety glide that made it comfortable to use on the lash line. It had semi-op...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Arctic, Marc Jacobs, Sephora, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eye Liners, Temptalia, Majorelle Blue P, NARS Ocean Drive, Fall 2021, Lake Polyglyceryl


Ranking John Carpenter's 10 Best Film Scores

A John Carpenter movie is as recognizable as an AC/DC track. There's a griminess to the cinematography, a cheap but immersive realness to the sets. Faces repeat: Kurt Russell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, and the rubbery visage of William Shatner. And then there's the music. Like Angus Young on guitar, we always know what a John Carpenter movie sounds like. There's a synthesizer at the heart of the score, sometimes flanked by Fender guitars and heavy percussion. Most of his compositions h...
Tags: Halloween, New York, Movies, La, Stephen King, John, William Shatner, Michael, Piper, Pittsburgh, Dennis, Dave Davies, Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Claude Debussy


What kind of notes are you drawn to in a fragrance?

I like woodier, spicier scents for sure, and I tend to like a little vanilla in the dry down to add some sweetness. Floral tends to tickle my nose in a bad way. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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