Monday, August 11th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you handle eyeshadow fall out?? During application? What about while you’re wearing it?

Temptalia's AnswerIf I’m wearing a lot of eye makeup or know I’ll be using an eyeshadow prone to fall out during application, I’ll do eyes first, then I can use a cotton pad and makeup remover to get rid of fall out. If it’s just a little, then I’ll sweep it away with a fluffy brush. For glitter, take tape and apply it to your hand or arm a couple of times, then use the remaining tackiness to pick up glittery bits. While wearing it – well, I just kind of take it on the chin. For me, I am usually testing, so I want to see just how bad it gets from start to finish. If I wasn’t, I’d probably have to leave it unless I was able to remove it more thoroughly at home and reapply the base products.

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

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Build Your Own Eyeshadow Palettes!

my answer: I love that they’re more compact than singles, and I love when it’s cheaper to buy the pans and fill up a palette than the individual compacts. I don’t really dislike anything in general — perhaps that it can be hard to pick what to get? if there are a lot of choices!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What blushes would you recommend to someone new to makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIt really depends on skin tone and personal preferences, because someone new to makeup may still prefer bolder color barely there color. Some lighter (as in blush color, not skin tone) options: Tarte Exposed, MAC Well Dressed; medium options: MAC Ambering Rose, NARS Deep Throat; darker options: MAC Plum Foolery, NARS Dolce Vita.

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

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Hope yours is filled with relaxation and at least a bit of fun :) We’re meeting my parents for lunch later today, and then we’ll do some grocery shopping. But mostly, I have some lofty goals today, so wish me luck!