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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


ColourPop Strike a Pose & Alt Rock Fresh Kiss Lip Cremes Reviews & Swatches

Strike a Pose ColourPop Strike a Pose Fresh Kiss Lip Crème ($8.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a darker pink with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish, which took an hour or so to develop into a more soft matte finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, so I’d recommend using only one side of the applicator to get sheerer coverage if desired. The texture felt smooth, more velvety and lightweight, which ensured it was comfortab...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Isabella, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Pat McGrath, Ulta, Vivien, Natasha Denona, Lip Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Revlon Pink, Becca Melon


Huda Beauty Medium Glow Obsessions Mini Face Palette Review & Swatches

Medium Huda Beauty Medium Mini Glow Obsessions Face PaletteHuda Beauty Medium Mini Glow Obsessions Face Palette ($29.00 for 0.22 oz.) includes two gold highlighters and two copper highlighters (or blushes). 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 use my brush to push upwar...
Tags: US, Beauty, Sydney, Sephora, Christine, Laura Mercier, Westman, Natasha Denona, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Huda Beauty, Pigmentation, Becca Opal, Cheek/Face Palette, Temptalia


MAC Barococoa Strobe Face Glaze Review & Swatches

Barococoa MAC Barocococa Strobe Face Glaze ($28.00 for 0.5 oz.) has a translucent base with fine, copper and bronze pearl throughout a high-shine, glossy base. The formula is supposed to give the “dewiest, flushed glow” what is “translucent” and “oil-slicked” in look. It’s best thought of as a tinted, glossy balm for the face with a hint of pearl and a lot of shine/glossiness–just as marketed. As you might expect, it does attract fly...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, Fall 2021, Becca Luna, MAC Barococoa Strobe Face Glaze Review Swatches, Barococoa MAC Barocococa Strobe Face Glaze, Barococoa LE Limited Edition


Danessa Myricks Latte Colorfix Matte Review & Swatches

Latte Danessa Myricks Latte Colorfix MatteDanessa Myricks Latte Colorfix Matte ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a medium, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It has a smooth consistency that was creamy without being too thick or too thin, so it wasn’t runny but it wasn’t stiff to work with. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way, so adjusting and learning to use the smallest amount possible was the b...
Tags: Beauty, Lipstick, Fda, Smith, Christine, TMI, Blushes, Cheek Products, Eye Products, Lip Products, Cream Eyeshadow, NARS Dolce Vita, Temptalia, Danessa Myricks


Charlotte Tilbury Cover Star & Catwalking Matte Revolution Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Cover Star Charlotte Tilbury Cover Star Matte Revolution Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light, golden peach with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had medium, somewhat buildable coverage, but the texture had more slide and slip, which resulted in the product not adhering evenly to my lips and getting pushed around. This also seemed to cause more product to get into my deeper lip lines, which was noticeable in person from ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Charlotte Tilbury, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Lisa Eldridge, Gabriel Zamora, Jamie Genevieve, Natasha Denona Claudia, US Int l Retailers Charlotte Tilbury UK Cult, BeautyFeelUniqueHarrodsHarvey Nichols


ILNP Revival, Black Orchid, Bulletproof Symphony Nail Polishes Reviews & Swatches

Revival ILNP Revival Ultra Holographic Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.4 oz.) has a deep black base with a generous amount of holographic shimmer and sparkle along with copper-red shifting shimmer that was sort of in the background behind all the holo! It applied particularly smoothly and never showed brush strokes, and it had a decent amount of shine on its own. Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in two to three coats. In the swatc...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Pigmentation, Hands & Nails Products, Nail Polishes and Treatments, Temptalia, ILNP, ILNP Amazon, ILNP Revival Ultra Holographic Nail, Deborah Lipmann Gel Lab Pro, ILNP Black Orchid Holographic Nail


Dior Pink Glow Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Pink Glow (619) Dior Pink Glow (619) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a pink and red color, neutral color story that included satin to sparkle finishes. Two of the shades were more sparkly but had decent coverage despite that, so they were functional as standalone shades as well as for layering. I had issues with the fifth shade, which felt quite different than any other shadow I’ve tried from the brand–it...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Dc, Tom Ford, Sephora, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Natasha Denona, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia


Chanel Low Key & Mode Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Low Key (74) Chanel Low Key (74) Rouge Allure Velvet ($40.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, dusty pinky-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly but settled into my lip lines. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and thin without being clingy with a very velvety glide that didn’t feel as emollient as it looked on my lips. It wasn’t the most forgiving formula of lip ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Sephora, Christine, Fraser, Lip Products, Pigmentation, Givenchy Rouge, Temptalia, Charlotte Tilbury Carina, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, Nordstrom Chanel Saks, US Int l Retailers FeelUniqueHouse