Monday, April 13th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How early do you like to hear about a new collection?

  • Whenever I can (53%, 440 Votes)
  • Month or so (22%, 179 Votes)
  • Two months (13%, 106 Votes)
  • Just a few weeks or less (12%, 101 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 829

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

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty inventions or products just make you go, “huh”? What can’t you believe they’ve come out with?

Temptalia's Answer.

I think the press-on eyeshadows have me stunned! I never thought something like that would
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Thanks to Tanya for today’s question!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

If you were using MAC Saint Germain Lipstick?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

Instructions: Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share it with us in the comments section! :)

Best beauty purchase you’ve made in the past month?: [answer]
What do you touch-up during the day?: [answer]
How often do you buy new makeup?: [answer]

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

6 Must-Have MAC Blue Eyeshadows

Electric Eel eyeshadow is a ridiculously bright pop of blue. It’s a satin eyeshadow, but it’s smooth, though it almost feels more matte since there’s no real shimmer to it. It is also ridiculously pigmented! If you find the texture too difficult, try Clarity eyeshadow instead, which is similar, but has a Matte2 texture, which is smoother, butterier.

Freshwater eyeshadow is the perfect medium blue. It’s not light, but it isn’t too dark. It has a veluxe pearl finish, which means it has shimmer in its texture, but it looks gorgeous because it is so richly pigmented. This is one of my favorite eyeshadows!

Prussian eyeshadow is a dusty dark blue, and it has a matte finish (it is a Matte2 by definition). It’s smooth without being chalky, and it can add so much dimension to your look (as mattes often do).

See three more must-haves! Continue reading →

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Brush Storage Ideas

Taking a hint from Sephora’s bead-filled brush holders, I present the way I modified it to better fit my personal style/taste. I saw these glassy, “black pearl”-like marbles at Michael’s (the craftstore), and they just were a perfect suit for me. I do wish they were a wee bit smaller, because it would make it easier to keep all of the brushes standing upright at all times, but it’s good enough for me. Each jar required three bags of marbles, each bag costing around $3.

The circular glass jars were a nice find, too, because it’s taken me a year to find them (really!)–everything else wouldn’t be as clean/simple, or the jar would be too tall/short… just something would not be perfect. I believe the glass jars were about $3, and they fit my brushes comfortably. I’d say if you used vase filler beads or smaller beads, you could definitely fit more than the amount I have.

Overall, each brush holder’s final cost was about $22 including tax. You can see more pictures! Continue reading →