If you remember anything about my skincare routine, I hope you remembered how much I absolutely adored Renee Rouleau’s AHA/BHA Cleansing Gel, which I don’t leave home without–it is just THAT fantastic! Obviously, Renee Rouleau’s doing something right, so I thought I’d try a few more products! (And now, since I was impressed by these, I am eager to try more!)
CALMING CHAMOMILE CLEANSER ($30.50)
I know many of my readers have sensitive skin, and this particular cleanser is meant to work with it in a gentle manner while doing its job flawlessly. It is a creamy, water-soluble cleansing lotion with chamomile, aloe vera, and vitamins A and E. It helps to remove dirt, oil, and makeup and let pores breathe. It’s so easy to use, all you do is apply a dab to your skin and rub in circular motions into the skin for thirty seconds, wet your fingers, rub for another thirty seconds, then rinse with warm water (not hot). I recommend this for those who have
SKIN DRINK ($33.50)
Skin Drink is a serum that’s purpose is to intensively hydrate the skin instantaneously. It is actually quite refreshing, no doubt because one of the key ingredients is aloe vera, and cool to the touch. You really only need about two drops of this stuff to fully cover the skin, and I find that through regular, near-daily use, a bottle will last me two months or more. It is a great way refresh and pump skin full of moisture before applying moisturizer or after using a facial mask. It is an oil-free serum, so those of you who worry about leaving a greasy film behind, worry not. This serum sinks into skin and leaves no evidence behind.
Temptalia wishes to extend condolences to Shu Uemura’s family, friends, and fans. We are sorry to hear this sad news about such a fantastic person who created an amazing cosmetic line and had such an impact on the industry itself.
TOKYO – Shu Uemura, the Japanese makeup artist who won acclaim in Hollywood and built an international cosmetics brand under his name, has died. He was 79. Uemura, who gained acclaim working with actress Shirley MacLaine on the 1962 Hollywood film “My Geisha,” died of pneumonia in Tokyo on Dec. 29, according to a statement released Tuesday by his company, also called Shu Uemura. Its products were mentioned in the more recent film “The Devil Wears Prada.”
He is survived by his wife and a son. Uemura’s family and friends attended a funeral Friday, according to company spokeswoman Ami Nakano. Uemura was working as a beautician in Hollywood when he was called to work on MacLaine’s makeup for “My Geisha” after the staff makeup artist fell ill.
His transformation of MacLaine into a Japanese beauty catapulted the young Uemura to renown within the U.S. show business community. He soon became a favorite among top actresses as well as the likes of singer Frank Sinatra and actor Edward G. Robinson, according to his company’s Web site.
In 1960, Uemura developed his first cosmetics product, a cleansing oil that remains popular today. He later opened a school to train makeup artists in Tokyo. In 1983, amid Japan’s economic boom and just as Tokyo was establishing itself as a fashion trendsetter, Uemura launched a cosmetics boutique in the capital. It drew crowds for its gallery-like interior. Uemura gradually expanded his brand to include handmade makeup brushes, perfumes, and voluptuous fake eyelashes. The company’s eyelash curlers were mentioned in the 2006 movie “The Devil Wears Prada” starring Meryl Streep. The company, which has stores in New York, Paris, London and Hong Kong, was acquired by French cosmetics maker L’Oreal SA in 2004. Source
Hey ladies & gents! I’m very excited because my entry was finally approved, and now I’m on on the site! (yay!) I would reallyyy like to see yours, so please leave a link to your look! If any of you entered the regional contest, I’d love to see some photos. There’s nothing to lose, so enter
National Contest — How to Enter?
To enter the “Are You A MA”C Original?” contest on a national level, consumers can visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/originals/ beginning December 26th to submit a picture of themselves wearing their favorite MAC products, along with 50 words on what makes them a MAC Original. The winner will be determined by votes online. The winner will receive a $1,000 MAC gift card and the complete Originals collection.
Regional Contest — How to Enter?
On a regional level, MAC will hold the “Are You A MAC Original” Contest in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Houston on the weekend of January 4th-6th. MAC customers can visit designated MAC locations for a complimentary makeup application and get a professional photograph taken. Customers can then enter to be the MAC Original winner of the city and will also be automatically entered into the national contest. The regional winner will receive a $250 MAC gift card, the complete Originals collection and a story in a local publication.
For contest rules and regulations, please visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/originals/.
Thanks to Chimpyblue05 over at MakeUpAlley for these photos!
CONFIRMED in Fafi:
#1: Vanilla, Hey, Pink Venus, Howzat
#2: Bold As Gold, Shockwave, You’re Fresh, Prankster
Check out more photos… Continue reading →
We spotted some lovely Fafi product photos over on Aesthetics Flickr album, and we had to share! I think I like the outside packaging more than the product packaging, ha! What do you think? Will you save these boxes or will they get tossed like the regular black ones?
Check our two more photos… Continue reading →
I recently tried out three Guerlain KissKiss glosses ($26.00) in Secret Beige, Rose Florida, and Fraise a Croquer. KissKiss glosses are delicately scented with something akin to a raspberry-sweetness. It is light enough that I find I don’t notice it very much after I’ve applied it to my lips. I did find that these particular shades gave me moderate color pay off, as far as glosses go, with no stickiness or goopiness. They applied easily, precisely, and really didn’t require much effort before my lips looked delightfully shiny and glossy. What I really liked about Guerlain’s KissKiss glosses was that they are incredibly moisturizing; as a compulsive lip balm user, the hardest thing about getting into lipgloss and lipstick was knowing I wouldn’t be able to repeatedly apply lip balm throughout the day. Having a gloss that is moisturizing and longlasting is thus imperative for me.
Verdict? At this price point, I can say that personally, my budget nor my conscience, would permit indulgences such as these very often, but if a certain shade comes around, I may splurge.
Check out lip swatches and reviews of the individual shades… Continue reading →