Monday, June 29th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Eye Brushes

Considering investing in brushes for your eyeshadows? Trying to figure out which brushes you need? Look no further — here’s our guide to MAC Eye Brushes! Plus, seasoned MAC Artists weigh in with their must-haves!

MAC Eye Brushes — Our Reviews

Temptalia’s Recommendations

  • 5 Basics to Begin With: 217, 219, 226 (if unavailable, 222/224), 231, 239
  • 5 More to Add Down the Road: 205, 208, 249, 266, 272
  • 5 Great Multi-taskers: 208, 217, 231, 239, 249
  • Best for Highlighting:  217, 272
  • Best for Blending:  217, 224, 231, 239, 272
  • Best for Crease:  219, 222, 224, 226
  • Best for Eyeshadow Application:  231, 239, 242

What the PROS Say

MAC Senior Artist Luc Bouchard loves the 222, he says, “I love this brush because I can define and diffuse the crease in a second! I also use it to apply and blend concealer – it allows me to apply a perfectly blended sheer coat.”

MAC Senior Artist Keri Blair must have the 224, because it is “hands down this brush is great for blending, blending and blending… It’s been an extension of my right hand for over 13 years. The tip of the brush picks up the color and all the tapered hairs help to move the product out and across the eye.”

Share your favorites with fellow Temptalia readers, just copy and paste the form below and write-in your own answers…

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Monday, June 29th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What makeup do you take with you when you travel? Say you’re going somewhere for a week?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’d take 2 15-pan palettes, a couple of pigments, 5-10 lipsticks/lipglosses, 3-5 blushes, a few eye liner, and of course, the usual staples (foundation, moisturizer, etc.)!

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Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Rant & Rave


Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… CREAM BLUSHES!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What eyeshadows have you hit pan on? Which shades?

Temptalia's Answer.

Bronze, Goldmine, Gorgeous Gold, Lucky Green, Ricepaper… I think there are a few more, but not too many, ha!

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Saturday, June 27th, 2009

If you were using MAC Pollinator Eyeshadow?, 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!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your eyeshadow application technique like? Describe the process you go through for a typical look!

Temptalia's Answer.

Just read any of my looks’ how-to part, ha! That’s how I do it :)

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