Friday, January 8th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

If you never bought any more make up again, how long would it take you to use up what you have? What would you run out of first? What would you never have to repurchase?

Temptalia's Answer.

Forever. I’d probably run out of skincare/foundation kind of stuff first, but I’d never run out of eyeshadow or lipstick.

Thanks to Anita for today’s question!

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Choose or Lose

How many blushes do you own?

  • 3-10 (51%, 1,928 Votes)
  • 11-20 (18%, 672 Votes)
  • 1-2 (17%, 656 Votes)
  • 20+ (13%, 482 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,766

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

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty product would you invent if you could? What miracle product? (Besides the fountain of youth!)

Temptalia's Answer.

An ultra pigmented lipgloss that truly lasted at least 12 hours or an acne solution that worked for everyone, but the latter sounds more impossible.

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

MAC in Lillyland Collection

MAC in Lillyland Collection: Overall & Round-up

OVERALL, Lillyland is definitely a very bright and colorful collection. It’s something that will catch your eye when you see it on displayer, even if you’re not necessarily into colors. Between the ultra pigmented Cremeblend Blushes and the ultra dazzling Lip Gelees, this is a very bold, bright, and cheery collection. It feels much more like a summer collection, actually, just because the colors are so bright and, well, summery! I truly am surprised they launched this together with All Ages, All Races, All Sexes; I almost feel like there’s no way to compete with it. But maybe some will be drawn in by the brightness, see neutrals next to them, and end up going that route instead.

Lillyland also included several permanent products, which I did not include in my review — such as three paint pots (Bare Study, Fresco Rose, and Rubenesque) and two technakohl liners (Graphblack and Purple Dash).

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-haves: Preppy Lip Gelee, Lush & Bright Lip Gelee, So Sweet So Easy Cremeblend Blush,

Nice-to-haves: Resort Life Lip Gelee, Joie-de-Vivre Cremeblend Blush, Coconut Ice Nail Lacquer

Skip: Pearlmatte Eyeshadow

Product-by-Product Reviews, Photos, Swatches

What are you loving? What aren’t you loving? But more importantly: what are you buying?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection: Overall & Round-up

OVERALL, the All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Collection is really going to be a hit or miss collection for many. I don’t think it has the mass appeal of some of MAC’s previous more neutral collections, like Blonde, Brunette, and Redhead or the N Collection. I think some of the shades may be too “blah” looking, even if they’re good shades to have in your color wardrobe.

I feel like the theme here is playing up your natural beauty; playing around with light and shapes, highlighting and contouring, accentuating brows, etc. It’s, obviously, not about rich, popping color. I didn’t find too many shades that really worked well for my skin tone and matched my personal tastes, but I know others will find more to love and some will walk away with nothing.

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-haves: Universal Mix Pigment, All Races Eyeshadow, Naked Frost Lipglass

Nice-to-haves: Personal Style Beauty Powder Blush, Banshee Eyeshadow, Myself Lipstick, Empowered Lipstick, Liqueur Lipglass

Skip: Equality Lipstick (if you’re not into ultra pale lips)

Product-by-Product Reviews, Photos, Swatches

What products caught your eye? What’s coming home with you?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The Hit List

What’s the Best Cheek Highlighter…?

What brand/product wins this category? Any particular reason it wins?