Saturday, June 14th, 2008

One of Temptalia’s regular readers, Tekoa, has a very heartwarming tale she wanted to share with you.  I hope it brightens up your Saturday morning as much as it did for me when I first read it!  Now, let me let Tekoa tell you what happened…

The story begins in a MAC store. Eddy and I have been going out for about two years, and during that time we both became well known at the local MAC store. He is a classic enabler for my MAC addiction, offering such thoughts as ‘You should get all the Slimshines!’ and ‘I think you need another lipgloss. Lets go to MAC!’ Often, a date would involve him subtly directing me into the store to visit our Makeup Artist friends and to acquire a surprise present.

This month I was in Ethiopia/Israel for summer school. While I was away, Eddy worked with the MA’s for an incredibly romantic surprise. The day after I got back, he took me to the MAC store under the impression that there was a Super Secret launch that was being released that day. In retrospect, I really should have known better since Temptalia was silent on the matter :). Anyways, we walk in and greet people. Then he takes my hand and says that he lied to me; there was no Super Secret launch that day. And then Eddy gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. Awwww!

To celebrate the happy event, the MAC store itself had a surprise for me. It was a gift box full of makeup from the N Collection, Heatherette and Neo Sci Fi! Love and loot, I am a blessed girl indeed.

1) “It’s not a secret launch!” 2) The proposal

3) The ring! Happy! 4)YES!

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON (TEKOA) & EDDY!

Friday, June 13th, 2008

The Neon2 pigments are exactly that–NEON! They are day-glo, super bright, borderline-obnoxious (okay, maybe they ARE obnoxious) in terms of just how much color potency they have. Yes, some of you may feel that these colors actually burn your retnas. I bought all six more or less so that I could review and bring y’all swatches and photos, though I will certainly try a few looks for you. Probably not today, if only because I am not in a “neon” mood, LOL. The texture is matte, but they all remind me of True Chartreuse’s texture–which is a glorious matte. Goes on like a true dream, smooth, buttery, and delightful to work with. I tend to use pigments as bases, and these would work well under ANY shadows that you want to brighten up.

I have some safety information, plus individual color reviews/descriptions (and lots of photos!). Continue reading →

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Swatches of all of the other Cool Heat slimshines… Continue reading →

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics Cool Heat

I divided up the posts because there are quite a few photos here!  I feel like these pictures are pretty accurate and true-to-life, so hopefully these will help some of you who can’t get to the store yourself. :)  I will probably do a look using Solar White and Warming Trend tonight for my sister’s graduation & dinner.

Check out close-us of Solar White, Warming Trend, Warm Chill, Gulf Stream, Cool Heat, Climate Blue, & Blue Flame! Continue reading →

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics Cool Heat Slimshines

Product photos as promised!  Here are close-ups of all five slimshines :)  I will try to have some lip swatches tomorrow — too much to do today (namely, my sister’s high school graduation–congrats Meagan!!), so I probably won’t get around to it.  Hopefully the product photos will suffice for now!

See close-ups of Gentle Simmer, By Degrees, Tropic Glow, High 90s, & Swelter! Continue reading →

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

OVERALL, Cool Heat is refreshing.  You have colors like Solar White and Warming Trend, which are easily suitable to anyone–neutral and color fans alike; but then you also have Warm Chill, which is a great introduction to color and Gulf Stream and Cool Heat for those who adore bright pops of color.  Climate Blue is a color that is both gorgeous and not one we see often–maybe once prior, if that.  I think I was most surprised by the slimshines, because they had much more color pay off than previous slimshines I’ve tried.  I also think that those who may find some of the eyeshadow colors too much, may find that the slimshines are much more up their alley.

Check out detailed reviews of individual products… Continue reading →