Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Face Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Face Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 190 Foundation Brush

MAC 190 Foundation Brush ($32.00) is a flat, paddle-shaped brush with very rounded edges and almost comes to a soft, rounded point. It’s fairly small, and it is thin. It’s a firm, densely-packed brush with fibres that make it easy to use with liquid and cream products, particularly foundations. I like it more for initially applying liquid/cream products onto the face rather than as a tool to blend or actually give me full coverage. I find fluffy brushes like the 109 are much more to my taste for application of foundations, but they can get a bit gummed up if you simply get the foundation on it from the get-go. Often using the 190 to dab on the product to my face, and then using the 109 to blend it out, works best for me. While a quality brush, I rarely reach for it, so I wouldn’t consider it a must-have.

How do you like to use this brush?

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Eccentricity Mineralize Eyeshadow!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Eccentricity Mineralize Eyeshadow, from the limited edition MAC Colour Craft Collection.

Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us what feature you’d love to see on Temptalia in the future.

All entries must be submitted by July 20th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

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Congratulations Tammy D.!  Thank you for participating!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you enjoy doing other people’s makeup? Why/why not?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes, and no! It can be really fun sometimes, but other times, it can be very frustrating if you can’t give them what they’re looking for.

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Monday, July 13th, 2009


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I love trying out new color combinations, and lately, I’ve been a little stumped when I’ve gone to the “drawing board” aka the mirror/my face. I thought I might try thinking up some combinations in advance so that I’m not staring at myself in the mirror for ten minutes like an idiot, LOL! I thought I’d share four I managed to come up with :)

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Monday, July 13th, 2009

HauteLook is having a Mario Badescu sale!

The sale is going on now at HauteLook! :) Products are around 20% off this time around, but Mario Badescu is pretty inexpensive anyway.   I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Mario Badescu.  Every product I’ve tried has been fantastic — they have a lot of great acne treatment products that I still love and use (like their drying mask, drying lotion, cucumber lotion, etc.).  HauteLook is also having a BCBG Maxazria sale today, too, so I am pretty excited for that!

(The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :) )

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you use a toner regularly?

  • Yes -- all of the time! (44%, 477 Votes)
  • Nah, never use it. (30%, 324 Votes)
  • Sometimes I do, but it's not everyday. (26%, 279 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,088

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