Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp Philosophy Purity Made Simple, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

HauteLook is having a Pop Beauty sale!

Get palettes and sets for under $20 (normally $30-40!).

(The link above *is* an invite-link, as HauteLook is invite-only, so if you aren’t a member, ta-da! They’ve apparently removed $10 credit to new members. Sorry all!)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What nail polish are you wearing right now? What’s on your fingernails? What about your toes?

Temptalia's Answer.

China Glaze’s Breakin’ on my fingernails and China Glaze For Audrey on my toes! :) I pretty much always wear the latter on my toes, ha! I love that polish to death.
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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

10 lucky Temptalia Readers will win one of 10 autographed copies of Life In Color, the newest book from Visual Therapy’s Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo, seasoned favorites of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Contest ends April 10th, and only U.S. residents are eligible to enter.

We want to call on readers with ”readers” to upgrade their style with Visual Therapy’s simple and affordable tips and learn how to ditch their reading glasses and let their true beauty shine through. (Even if the readers are younger, they will still LOVE the style book – and maybe they can spread the word about the contacts to their Moms!)

Starting on March 30th at goodbyereaders.com, you can also enter the larger sweepstakes and have a chance to win the grand prize of a personal consultation with Visual Therapy and a year’s supply of multi-focal contact lenses.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

If you were using MAC Dear Cupcake 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! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Get Sunkissed Without the Risk: Best Bronzers for Over $30

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powdericon ($65.00) contains four shades that go from light to dark. They can be used together, swirled, or alone for personalization, which is definitely nice. The compact is large enough where you can feasibly use one or two shades alone, rather than all four. What I love about this bronzer is it feels silky and smooth, very finely milled. It feels weightless, and it looks very, very natural. It has a subtle shimmer sheen when applied, but the shimmer isn’t overly so. It falls into the category of “sophisticated” shimmer–the kind that doesn’t accentuate facial flaws.

Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Loose Powdericon ($65.00) is a sheer-to-medium buildable, loose bronzer. It’s new for the spring/summer season, and included with the bronzer pot is a miniature kabuki brush. It is available in three shades: Light, Medium, and Dark. Light is probably going to be too light for most; this shade is most suitable for those who want just the faintest (and I mean faintest!) hint of color on them–perhaps as an allover powder vs. where the sun hits. Medium is a more universal shade that doesn’t go on glowing orange. It didn’t feel like there was any shimmer in it to me, and I did find it fairly blendable. The biggest downside is that it can get messy. Being a loose powder means that you may find a cloud of bronzer poof when you open the container, and you may get more powder than you’d like on your brush.

Dior Bronze Collagen Activ Bronzericon ($48.00) is a new bronzer from Dior that is designed to help smooth and fill fine lines. It’s not just makeup, it’s makeup with skincare ingredients in it. The bronzer also has SPF25, which is nice, though not necessary (I’m already going to wear SPF all over my face, so my bronzer doesn’t have to have it). The new bronzer comes in four shades: Healthy Tan, Honey Tan, Amber Tan, and Spicy Tan. It’s near matte in finish, and it gives you a glowy, sunkissed look that looks very natural–no orange glow here. I found this particular bronzer very blendable upon application, and it felt softer and less powdery, too.

What’s your favorite bronzer?