Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What order do you apply your makeup? Eyes first? Foundation first?

Temptalia's Answer.

Eyeshadow, foundation, eyeliner, mascara, blush, loose powder, and then lips!

Thanks to Diane for this question!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

MAC Hue Lipstick
MAC Hue Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Hue Lipstick

MAC Hue Lipstick ($14.00) is a soft, played down pinky-nude with a creamy finish and subtle sheen. It’s semi-opaque; it gives my lips a decent amount of coverage, but it will definitely look a little pinker on more pigmented lips. Hue is really one of those classic MAC shades; you either love it or hate it, but it’s just one of those shades you gotta swatch at least once in your lifetime. I never thought Hue would work on me, but surprisingly, it can. I love it with really dramatic, smoked out looks layered with a sheer gloss like Nymphette.

Is this the perfect pinky nude for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty question would you like to see asked to readers? Help me out!

Temptalia's Answer.

Did you know that there have been over 840 “Temptalia Asks You” posts? Seriously, 840+! Now, I’ve definitely repeated a few questions (sometimes deliberately, usually not!), but some nights, I sit here totally stumped for five minutes. Would love your ideas!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Rant & Rave

This Week’s Topic: DRY SHAMPOO!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about dry shampoo and all that those entail.

Monday, January 25th, 2010

MAC Nymphette Lipglass

The Spring Season: MAC Nymphette Lipglass

MAC Nymphette Lipglass ($14.00) is a pretty semi-sheer concoction of golden shimmered champagne pink with just a touch of green-gold shimmer. It’s the most affordable dupe of Cle de Peau #2 Lip Gloss that I’ve found, but it is also a lot sheerer (more of a soft pink base, whereas Cle de Peau shows up more a champagne nude with lots of gold). But Nymphette is a beautiful shade in its own right, so I really wouldn’t think about it as “just a dupe for,” but a shade that’s worth buying independent of that. It works well layered on lipsticks but can also be worn alone for a pretty pout. MAC Lipglass is vanilla-scented and one of the tackier glosses on the market, but those are both things I like (hey, tackier lipglosses have a tendency to stay on better!), particularly since MAC Lipglass lasts about three to four hours on me when worn alone.

Is this the perfect glossy shade for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What brushes do you use in your typical eye look? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

MAC 239 for application of eyeshadows, MAC 249 for application of bases, MAC 219 for any intense crease or lower lash line color, MAC 226 for the crease… and maybe MAC 217 or 275 for a brow highlighter.