Round-ups

Best of ColourPop Butterfly Collection – Beauty Article

ColourPop Butterfly Collection Swatches ColourPop Butterfly Collection Swatches ColourPop Butterfly Collection Swatches Whew! This was a large collection — ColourPop Butterfly Collection launch late November with a new palette, five lipsticks, six cream eyeshadows, one loose highlighter, and then–surprise–24 singles! Technically, there are several products that launched recently at Ulta, which I hope to swatch and review (they arrived yesterday evening), but I think we can go ahead and separate those out from this launch for the sake of my…

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Best of ColourPop Fall 2019 Pressed Shadow Singles – Beauty Article

ColourPop Fall 2019 Swatches: Pressed Powder Shadows & Pressed Pigments ColourPop Fall 2019 Swatches: Pressed Powder Shadows & Pressed Pigments I know, I know — fall? Really? It took awhile to catch up with all of ColourPop’s releases, but here’s a recap of how well their newest singles performed! There were 30 shades released as single pans, though a few were repromotes from past releases (but I believe they’re new to the single format). Manifest It is a bright, medium…

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Best of ColourPop Good as Gold Collection – Beauty Article

Here’s a recap of my reviews for the newly-released ColourPop Good as Gold Collection, which included a new palette, four lipstick/liner duos, and three liquid eyeliners (in a new, metallic formula). Did anything from this launch catch your eye? 01. 01. Hey Big Spender Colour Pop Colour Pop LELimited Edition. $12.00/0.155 oz. A … This is only a snippet of a Beauty Article written by Christine Source link

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Best of NABLA Cosmetics Skin Glazing Highlighters – Beauty Article

Here’s a roundup of all of the NABLA Cosmetics Skin Glazing Highlighter ($26.00 for 0.23 oz.) reviews! It’s a fantastic gel-powder kind of powder highlighter that seemed to be a little softer than the average formula. I loved the finish; it was incredibly glowing, buildable (in the glow), and sat well on my skin. They were pigmented, easy to work with, and long-wearing–all in all, a nice highlighter formula to have around. 01. 01. Amnesia NABLA Cosmetics NABLA Cosmetics ……

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Best of Melt Cosmetics Amor Eterno Collection – Beauty Article

Melt Cosmetics Amor Eterno Collection launched yesterday (officially!), and here’s a roundup of all the reviews for the pieces in the collection. I wish I could say it was impressive across the board, but I ended up having a so-so experience with a lot of the shades. The highlighter performed beautifully (and was the, ahem, highlight! of the launch for me), and I think the gel eyeliners have a great texture but work even better as cream eyeshadows/bases. The liquid…

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Best of ColourPop Coconut Collection – Beauty Article

ColourPop Coconut Collection Swatches Here’s a recap of the new ColourPop Coconut Collection ranked from best to worst! Did anything catch your eye from this launch? I liked that the shades were more muted, which I think was a bit different compared to several of the neutral palettes the brand has launched in the past. Maybe we’ll get a full-on taupe collection before the year is out… Peekaboo is a soft gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen.…

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Best of the ColourPop x Pony Park Bitti Collection – Beauty Article

ColourPop x Pony Park Bitti Collection – Swatches ColourPop x Pony Park Bitti Collection – Swatches Whether you missed a review or were still figuring out if you were going to purchase anything from the recent ColourPop x Pony Park Bitti Collection, here’s a recap of all of the reviews published ranked from best to worst! We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks! Holly Lolly is a muted, medium-dark reddish-coral with subtle, warm undertones…

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Best of ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Collection – Beauty Article

ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Collection Swatches ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Collection Swatches ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Collection Swatches All done reviewing the ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Collection, which means it’s time for a roundup of the best (and worst) offerings from the new launch! Did you end up buying anything from the launch or did anything get added to your wish list? Hen Party is a medium, slightly muted coral with warm undertones and a luminous, dewy finish. It had…

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Best of NARS Holiday 2019 Collection – Beauty Article

NARS Holiday 2019 Swatches – Lip Sets Here’s your review roundup for the NARS Studio 54 Collection, which is the brand’s holiday launch. The collection also features some smaller sets and duos (all featuring permanent products), too, which weren’t reviewed. (As holiday launches slow down, I might get to them, we’ll see!) NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red-brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was… NARS Mona Audacious Lipstick ($34.00…

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Best of ColourPop x Disney Designer (Fall 2019) – Beauty Article

ColourPop x Disney Designer Midnight Masquerade Swatches Here’s a recap of all of the recent There’s another around of ColourPop x Disney reviews! Since the cheek and lip duos are also sold individually, I’ve included both the rating for the set as well as the individual products so you can pick and choose based on what might have caught your eye! Overall, it’s another winning collection by the brand! Horse and Carriage is a bright, shiny beige with subtle, warm…

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Best Tom Ford Boys Lip Colors (Holiday 2019) – Beauty Article

It’s not quite the holiday season until I’ve worked my way through the newest Here are swatches of all 15 new Boys from the Tom Ford Boys Lip Colors ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.), which debuted earlier than usual. I recall past moments of panic right around Thanksgiving to grab the newly launched additions! (I’m THANKFUL! that wasn’t the case this year.) There are 15 new Boys, including in a new finish, “Soft Matte.” You’ll find all of the new shades…

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Best Tom Ford Girls Lip Colors (Holiday 2019) – Beauty Article

Another set of new Girls has been released and reviewed! ‘Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Colors ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) features 15 new “Girls” across multiple finishes, including a new one (“Soft Shine”). I haven’t been able to track down Ivy and Bridget… here are 13 of the 15 shades ranked from best-performing to worst-performing! How do you feel about the brand continuing with the Boys & Girls Lip Color launches? I feel like it’s time for a new…

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Anastasia Norvina Pro Pigment Palettes from Best to Worst – Beauty Article

Now that I’ve managed to thoroughly review all three volumes of the Anastasia Norvina Pro Pigment Palette series, here’s a short ‘n’ sweet ranking of them from best to worst. It’s a bit more like a ranking from workable to mediocre as Vol. 1 reviewed the best with a B-rating, which ended up to be consistent with my experience across the other two volumes. The matte pink/red/orange shades seemed to apply better than other colors, like green and blues. The…

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Best of Hourglass Holiday 2019 – Ghost Collection – Beauty Article

Freshly reviewed! Here’s a roundup of my Hourglass Ghost Holiday 2019 Collection reviews so you can easily check out any reviews you might have missed or just get a better sense of how well the collection performed at high level. 01. 01. I Wonder/I’ll Forever Hourglass Hourglass LELimited Edition. $36.00/0.06 oz. A … This is only a snippet of a Beauty Article written by Christine Source link

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MAC x Pony Park Collection Reviews (2019) – Beauty Article

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Best of Giorgio Armani Matte Nature Lip Maestros – Beauty Article

For the fall, the Giorgio Armani Matte Nature Collection added 10 shades of to the Lip Maestro range, though one has been sold out so I’ve only been able to review nine of the new shades–but all of those reviews are up for your reading pleasure now, so this is your roundup of those shades ranked from best to “worst.” I’m a long-time fan of the Lip Maestro formula–honestly, feel it’s a bit underrated, but given the price point of…

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Best & Worst of NARS Sheer Lipsticks (2019) – Beauty Article

NARS Sheer Lipsticks Swatches (x20) I’m pleased to report that I’ve now reviewed all of the new (and reformulated) shades in the NARS Sheer Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.12 oz.) range. There are 20 shades, which are listed from best to worst below. There’s a myriad of ratings in this set, and for some shades, they were “too pigmented” relative to how they were described (sheer)–like Dolce Vita and Tanganyka. What to Know About NARS Lipsticks, Sheer Finish The sheer finish…

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Best & Worst of ColourPop Peach Collection – Beauty Article

ColourPop Peach Collection is a short ‘n’ sweet launch–at least as far as new shades go–featuring an eyeshadow palette and three cheek colors. There were also some specially-packaged sets released but all contained recently-reviewed shades. I know I feel like a broken record, but I definitely wish ColourPop (and they’re not the only brand guilty of it these days) would give the Pressed Glitters a skip in these pre-made palettes. If someone wants to buy Pressed Glitter, they’re sold individually,…

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Best & Worst of Fyrinnae Pressed Eyeshadows – Beauty Article

Fyrinnae Pressed Eyeshadows ($7.50 to $14.50 for 0.07 oz.) come in an assortment of shades these days across three finishes. The standard range retails for $7.50, while the Arcane Magic shades (often duochromes) retail for $8.50, and the Exquisite shades (often multichromes) typically retail for $14.50. The shades are listed in the same order as they appear in the palette photographed above. Here’s a recap of all of the shades I recently reviewed (though not every single shade in their…

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Best & Worst of MAC Love Me Lipsticks – Beauty Article

The new MAC Love Me Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have a “lighter-than-air texture” with “all-day moisturization” paired with “intense color and soft shine.” They had semi-opaque to fully opaque color coverage in a single layer, and most of the shades applied evenly and smoothly to my lips without emphasizing lip texture or sinking noticeably into my lip lines. The texture was very lightweight, lightly creamy without too much slip, yet there was a distinctive shine to…

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Best & Worst of NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners – Beauty Article

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a new, permanent range of eyeliners available in 16 shades, which are ranked from best to worst. The formula is supposed to have “12-hour wear” that is “humidity” and “sweat-proof” while also being “water-resistant” and “transfer-resistant.” The texture definitely felt a bit gel-like, as intended, as the product glided across my skin without tugging or dragging, and the pigmentation seemed a bit inkier and richer. They’re creamier–but not too creamy–than previous…

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Best & Worst of ColourPop Lippie Stix – Beauty Article

Whew! It took a bit, but I’ve finally finished reviewing all of the shades in the ColourPop Lippie Stix ($6.00 0.035 oz.) range that were released in the Big Box of Lippie Stix (which seemed to be the existing range of permanent shades). You’ll find the top 25 shades ordered from best to worst below. The formula is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “long-wearing, ultra comfortable” feel. Because there are quite a few finishes in the range, some…

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Best & Worst of ColourPop Just a Tint Lip Pencils – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Just a Tint Lippie Tint   ColourPop Just a Tint Lippie Tint ($7.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as “the perfection sheer wash of colour in the comfiest, lightweight, super moisturizing formula.” Here’s the big takeaway… they are not that sheer; they’re not a wash of color. They have medium to semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a few shades being more true medium in coverage; I just wouldn’t say they’re sheer nor just a wash. That medium to semi-opaque…

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The Best & Worst of ColourPop x Halo Top – Beauty Article

ColourPop x Halo Top Super Shock Pigment Duos ($12.00 each) are a new, collaborative release for National Ice Cream month. Each duo includes two Super Shock Pigments housed in a pint-shaped (flattened) carton. They were cuter in their packaging than I think they ended up in practice; they were less impressive and often fell shy of the high expectations I had given my experience with this formula in the past. 01. 01. Strawberry Colour Pop Colour Pop LELimited Edition…. This…

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Best & Worst of Melt Cosmetics Blushlights – Beauty Article

Melt Cosmetics Blushlight ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to be buildable and can be worn alone or layered with other blushes. I’d consider it a more pigmented blush formula; a few shades are soft and yielding enough to be used with a lighter hand or less-dense brush for sheerer, more buildable application, but most shades were semi-opaque to opaque in one layer. The texture ranged from smooth, lightly creamy to soft and slightly powdery (though finely-milled and silky to…

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Best & Worst of Sydney Grace Highlighters – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Highlighters ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) are a pressed, powder highlighters available as single pans. I reviewed several shades a few months ago, but I never did a round-up; why now? Because they’re on sale today for $7 (beginning at 9AM PT). The highlighters are supposed to be “smooth and pigmented” that “blend like a dream” and “last all day long.” The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that…

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Best & Worst of Sydney Grace Cream Shadows – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) will be on sale today for $5 a pop, so while I originally had this slated for Sunday’s round-up post, today is far more timely! They have over 40 shades, of which I reviewed all 18 of the shades I have. I imagine I’ll review more shades in the future. Their blushes will also be $5…

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Best & Worst of ColourPop Blush Stix – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Blush Stix   This week, ColourPop Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a new, cream blush in a twist-up format, which launched in 18 different shades. The formula is supposed to “blend effortlessly” with a “natural, skin-like finish” that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applying directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage “easily builds colour to your…

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Best & Worst of Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks – Beauty Article

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) includes five shades from the KISSING formula and five shades from the Matte Revolution formula for a total of 10 new shades. They’re now sold in refillable packaging and can be purchased as refills, too, though I haven’t seen the case sold separately. Shades like Glowing Jen and In Love with Olivia show the KISSING formula at its best–creamy, luminous color that’s comfortable and flattering to wear, while Angel Alessandra…

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Best Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes of All Time (Updated: July 2019) – Beauty Article

The Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palettes have started to stack up, and I thought for Saturday’s round-up, I’d look back at past palettes released by the brand–both limited edition and permanent–and see how they’ve performed overall. They’re some of the palettes I find myself reaching for if I need something to pair with one-off eyeshadows (say a few single, super metallic eyeshadows or some cream eyeshadows) or for fun. I’m very excited about the mini 15-pan palettes (Sunrise), and I hope…

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