Round-ups

Best of Chanel Camelia Rouge Allures (Spring 2020) – Beauty Article

Here’s a recap of the eight new Last week, I saw the new Chanel Camelia Rouge Allure Lip Colours ($40.00 for 0.12 oz.) that launched for spring. There are four in the original Rouge Allure Luminous formula along with four shades in the Rouge Allure Velvet formula. Each lipstick features the camelia rose on the top of the cap. 01. 01. Camelia Grenat (617) Chanel Chanel LELimited Edition. $40.00/0.12 oz. … This is only a snippet of a Beauty Article…

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Top 100 Highest-Rated Beauty Products of 2019 – Beauty Article

Here’s a look at the top 100 products reviewed over the last year, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂 Now, this list is strictly according to the rating a product received. You can check out previous years’ Top 100s here! Sonia G Face Pro Brush ($TBA) is a larger face brush that is dense with a mix of undyed and dyed saikoho goat bristles that has an angled,…

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Best of Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Liquid Eyeshadows – Beauty Article

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Liquid Eyeshadow   Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Liquid Eyeshadow   Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Liquid Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is supposed to be long-wearing with “all-day, crease- and fallout-resistant sparkle” that you “swipe on and blend” for “instant, fuss-free dazzle.” They’re supposed to have “customiz[able]” coverage that can be sheered out or built up for “high-impact dazzle.” Some shades had more medium coverage while a few had semi-opaque to opaque…

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Best of Clinique Pop Lip Colours – Beauty Article

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipstick ($19.50 for 0.13 oz.) is described as having “rich color” with a “smoothing primer” that “keeps lips comfortably moisturized.” Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage in a single layer, and the shades that were a bit weaker were somewhat buildable. The deeper shades tended to perform the best, while a few of the lighter shades settled slightly into lip lines (not too noticeable, or not at all, in person).…

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Best of Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Colors – Beauty Article

Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Color   Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Color   Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip Color   Here’s a recap of my reviews for Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lipstick ($27.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.), which is supposed to offer “bold, glossy color with [a] balm feel.” The majority of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque coverage with a glossy, more jelly-like finish–plusher, shinier than a cream one–and live up to most of the formula’s claims. It…

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Best of Sydney Grace Cream Shadows – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Cream Shadows Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   I think I’ve finally reviewed all shades available of Sydney Grace Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) — hurrah! There are 38 shades swatched and reviewed in the database now, so here is an updated list of how well they performed! The formula is supposed to “dry down to a smudge proof finish” that isn’t waterproof but “will last all day on the lids.” The…

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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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