Monday, August 25th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty products do you have on-hand for touch-ups during the day? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerFor me, I keep a pressed powder (Guerlain Les Voilettes) and a lip gloss (most likely a Bobbi Brown High Shimmer one).

Thanks to reader Katherine for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Cream Highlighters!

my answer: For highlighting specific areas of the face, I prefer them over liquids, but for mixing in foundations, I find liquids to blend more easily with the existing base product (moisturizer or foundation).

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Charlotte Tilbury is making her U.S. debut on September 2nd! One of her best-selling products is her Magic Cream, which Temptalia readers can pre-order through Beautylish (and avoid the mad dash of trying to get this on launch day–it was quick to sell out when she launched in the UK). AND if you’re new to Beautylish, you’ll get a $10 credit to your account to spend on your next purchase. Pre-order access is available first come, first available until 8/27 midnight PST or until the limited quantity is no longer available. Pre-orders will start shipping out September 15th.

You can also sign up for early access to shop the full Charlotte Tilbury line here!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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Deal Sites/Rebates

  • EBATES: Sheer Cover (25%), SkinStore (up to 10%), Marcelle (8.5%), Annabelle (8.5%), Stila (8%), Sephora (8%)
  • GILT: –
  • HAUTELOOK:  LORAC (8/25), Dr. Brandt (8/25), Diptyque Paris (8/26), CROC Hair Tools (8/26), Fresh Look Masks (8/27), Beautisol Self-Tanner (8/27)
  • MR. REBATES: Proactiv (30%), Sheer Cover (30%), WEN (30%), Perricone Sub-D (30%), Vanity Planet (15%), Murad (15%), Oscar Blandi (15%), Elizabeth Arden (12%), ULTA (12%), Sephora (8%)
  • MYHABIT: –
  • Rue La La: Erno Laszlo Skincare (8/26)

Free Shipping, Coupon Codes, GWPs

  • APOTHICA: Free shipping on orders of $49+.
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  • BATH & BODY WORKS: 20% off with code BBW20AUG, ends 8/31.
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  • BLISS: Free shipping on $50+ orders. Protect + Correct Beauty Bag. Free travel beauty case with your purchase of $100, $130 value with code TREAT14, ends 8/31.
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    • UK: –
  • TOO FACED: Free Shipping on orders $25 and over at Too Faced with code PRETTYPACKAGE, ends 8/27.
  • ULTA: –
  • WALGREENS: BOGO50 on select L’Oreal Cosmetics, Neutrogena Cosmetics, Revlon Cosmetics
  • YSL:  Free shipping on any order, no code necessary.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty products have actually lived up to the hype? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerChanel Dragon, Guerlain Meteorites, Tom Ford perfume, Hakuhodo brushes, Urban Decay Naked palettes are ones that come to mind! There are plenty more, I am sure :)

Thanks to reader Aline for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

When I think about blushes for fall, my mind goes to plum and coppers/browns, which today’s post features. Any recommendations?

  1. Becca Papaya/Topaz — a shimmering, copper brown
  2. MAC Sweet as Cocoa — a rich, reddish brown
  3. Kevyn Aucoin Natura — a medium-dark warm brown
  4. Burberry Earthy — a medium, neutral-warm brown with a satin-matte finish
  5. NYX Taupe — a cool-toned, taupe

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<