A MAC Engagement – Shannon & Eddy – Congratulations from Temptalia!

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!


MAC Cosmetics – Neon2 Pigments Review, Swatches, Product Photos

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.

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MAC Cosmetics – Cool Heat Eyeshadows Product Pictures & Photos

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!

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MAC Cosmetics – Cool Heat Slimshines Product Photos

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!

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