With the New MAC Taste Temptation Lipglasses, Purples Reign

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Wearing the new MAC Revenge Is Sweet Lipglass from the Taste Temptation collection

Oh, it’s time! It’s time! He’s coming on stage. Quick, take out your lighter and hold it up like this while we sing along. “Purples reign! Purrrples reign!”

What do you mean, “Those aren’t the lyrics”?


Of course they are… Okay, sure, I’m changing them a little, but it’s only because I’ve got these new purple MAC Taste Temptations Lipglasses ($15 each US, $18 CDN) on my lips and my mind.

There are three of them in the new 16-piece release, and to keep playing with the whole Prince/royalty metaphor, vivid purple Revenge Is Sweet commands the royal guard, while pale mauve Good Times softly sways the crowd, and shimmery lilac Perky (not shown here in this post) aims to ascend to the purple lipgloss throne.

This morning, after I grabbed my scepter and donned my bejeweled crown, I took two of them, Revenge Is Sweet and Good Times, out for a tour of the kingdom…

Alright, I was actually wearing a pair of stretchy pants, my new hoodie and sitting at my messy desk with Tabs on my lap, but come on, where’s the fun in that?? ๐Ÿ™‚

mac revenge is sweet and good times lipglass from taste temptation

Revenge Is Sweet on the left and Good Times on the right

mac good times and revenge is sweet lipglass swatches

Swatches of Good Times on the left and Revenge Is Sweet on the Right

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Lipglass in Good Times

Revenge Is Sweet

If All My Purple Life Liplass is your party gloss, then this semi-sheer purple could be your color for weekend brunch. It looks scary dark in the tube, but it applies semi-sheer on me, and when I wear it, I can still see my lips peeking through the pigment. I think it’s super pretty and wearable. A nice alternative to dark purple gloss. Oh, and it has that familiar faint vanilla MAC Lipglass flavor and scent.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

Good Times

I feel like calling this, “Not Such a Good Time.” Yup, this pale, milky mauve applies patchy and catches on every little flake on my lips, and if I apply more than just the thinnest amount, I end up looking straight-up cray. To get this to work, I can only use a little, and I still have to blot most of it off; otherwise, it looks milky and chunky.

And I don’t know… Maybe I just got a funky tube, but mine smells a little like melted plastic toys. It’s my least favorite piece from Taste Temptation so far.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C-

On the cutting edge of cat fashion


As you know, Tabs prefers Prada, so he wasn’t initially excited about these new kitty clothes from United Bamboo.

He’s beginning to come around, though… I’ve been trying to talk him into trying them on. I think he could totally rock the Fishtail Parka, although holy crap! — it’s $98.

Maybe his in-house stylist will have better luck convincing him than I’ve had. I hope so, because that cat just won’t listen to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Love this post! Especially the fashion bit=))
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  2. Is this collection going to be available in Canada? Liking some of the purples in it!
    THAT PARKA hahaha! Cats up here need that!
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  3. Chris El says:

    Karen, you make me want to buy this entire collection!! I’ll be broke by the time Christmas comes! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  4. Ana says:

    Revenge is sweet indeed ๐Ÿ˜€ on the lips or in any other form ๐Ÿ˜›
    Seriously now, that color looks gorgeous!
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  5. Sunny says:

    Revenge is Sweet reminds me of MAC Butterfly Dream and Estee Lauder Rebellious Violet! I was so freaked out when I saw them, but they’re actually surprisingly wearable ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. Sarah says:

    Revenge Is Sweet is such a pretty shade!
    And it looks sheer & so wearable.
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  7. Loves Revenge is Sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ Since its sheer, it’ll look lovely layered over magenta/berry pink lipsticks as well! Hope these come to India soon!
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  8. Tennyoceres says:

    I should really branch out of my usual pinks/shimmers in clear base lip gloss rut. That purple looks amazing!

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