Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush

MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush ($19.50) uses a blend of both synthetic and natural fibres to create a thin, angled brush tip. It’s designed to be used to define, line, or fill with a high degree of precision. The fibre blend allows for application using an assortment of product textures, from powders to creams. I personally love this thin angled brush more for lining the upper lash line, particularly when it comes to using gel eye liner (like Fluidlines). I know many use the 266 brush for upper lash line work, but I find it is often too thick. I prefer this thinner angled brush, because it gives me more control and more room for errors. I actually liked this brush so much, I have two!

How do you like to use this brush?

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Sephora.com has the lovely Stila Charmed Palette for $10. YES, you read right, TEN BUCKS! This is a limited time opportunity.  You can read my review and see swatches here! :) To find it on Sephora, do a search for “stila charmed” and it should pop up!

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  • DUWOP for a Free DuWop Prime Venom0
  • 3SJ9HQ for Free Shipping over $25
  • JUICE for a Free Juice Beauty 1 oz. Oil Free Moisturizer
  • CRESCENT for a sampler of Benefits new Crescent Row Scents
  • HANDSOME for 14 free scent/skin samples for men
  • URBANLAB for Free Deluxe Primer Potion Lab Sample
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Buzz Lipglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Buzz Lipglass, from the limited edition Naked Honey Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us what you’re currently buzzin’ over.

All entries must be submitted by June 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Eye Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 204 Lash Brush

MAC 204 Lash Brush ($11.00) is made up of synthetic fibers, and it is typically used to apply mascara to lashes. You can also separate lashes by twisting it through lashes to remove clumping. It also makes for an excellent brow groomer to keep brows in place. I personally prefer to use this for separating lashes and brushing stray brow hairs back into place. While still useful for mascara application, I do find disposable mascara wands tend to be much better–particularly if you have lots of mascara to apply to numerous people, since it there is a lot less clean-up with disposable wands.

How do you like to use this brush?

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you like natural/organic products? Is it a preference or concern? Does it matter?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m more concerned with a product’s efficacy than whether it’s being touted as natural/organic.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How often do you experiment with your makeup

  • All the time! (53%, 486 Votes)
  • A few times a month (34%, 308 Votes)
  • Once a month (11%, 97 Votes)
  • Never! (2%, 22 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 914

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!