Friday, December 26th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


If you had $100 to splurge on any high-end beauty product, what would it be? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerHonestly, right now, I really want multiples of Chikuhodo’s GSN-09 brush ($25 a pop), but I don’t NEED them by any means. So, perfect for an imaginary splurge!

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

Choose or Lose


Do you consider yourself brand-loyal?

Check out the results!

Friday, December 26th, 2014

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Friday, December 26th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Tom Ford Lip Balm x2, Tom Ford Oud Wood Deodorant, Chanel Spring 2015 collection
  • Weekend plans: Recover from Christmas, haha!
  • How are you ringing in the new year?: Night in with my husband! We’ll honestly probably fall asleep before midnight! :)

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This week’s Mellan photo…

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


If someone new to makeup had $100 to spend, what would you recommend? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerRevlon ColorStay foundation, 2x Maybelline ColorSensational Vivid Lipcolor, Milani Baked Blush, L’Oreal Silkissime eyeliner (one shade), L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows (3-4), Maybelline Full ‘n’ Soft Mascara, Wet ‘n’ Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer. I think that would be a good start while maximizing the amount of products!

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Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Earlier this season, I posted several gift guides featuring my favorites to give and receive. I’ve received several questions from readers about what they should splurge on with their holiday gift cards, and I thought I’d highlight my lists of top picks for those of you looking for something special to give yourself this year–all but the holiday 2014 list feature permanent products. :)

For more recommendations, I suggest browsing my past reviews by rating or seeing what products I’ve given the Temptalia Recommends designation. For a list of all my favorites, see the Editor’s Choice Awards.

Best of Holiday 2014 Palettes & Limited Edition

Best of Holiday 2014
Featuring the best of the season’s holiday palettes, sets, kits, and limited edition offerings. View the full list here.

Best of Eyeshadows & Eyeliners

Best of Eyeshadows & Eyeliners
From Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows to the classic Naked Palettes, I share my favorite formulas to indulge in to make your eyes pop. View the full list here.

Best High-End Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Best High-End Lipsticks & Lipglosses
A compilation of the top formulas of lipstick and lipgloss that I’ve tried over the years–the ones well-worth considering! From the ultra-luxe Guerlain Rouge G to ridiculously pigmented Too Faced Melted Lipstick, view the full list here.

Best Blushes, Highlighters, & Face Products

Best Blushes, Highlighters, & Face Products
For the ultimate splurge, there are Tom Ford’s Cheek Color (and I actually just bought a back-up of Love Lust myself!) and decadent highlighters from Cle de Peau, but wait, there’s so many more! — view the full list here.

Best Beauty Products Under $15

Best Blushes, Highlighters, & Face Products
There are an array of formulas and products that won’t break the bank but will feel like a real treat to use! I’m obsessed with L’Oreal True Teal Silkissime Eyeliner this season. Check out my top budget-friendly picks are here.