Friday, March 13th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Have you had any accidents with your makeup? Any MAC-cidents? Spill a jar of pigment on your white carpet?

Temptalia's Answer.

None for me, other than just being clumsy and nicking/chipping shadows with my fingers/nails, LOL! Luckily nothing has been lost so far…
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Natural Looking Lashes

Maybelline Full ‘n Soft ($7.00) is one of my favorite drugstore mascaras, and I used it for years before switching to MAC Plushlash. It’s consistent and pretty. You get exactly what it says — full, soft-looking lashes. I’d say this is on the far end of natural, just before it gets dramatic.

Clinique Long Pretty ($14.00) gives your lashes a subtle, natural lift and adds a little more black to your natural lash color. You can see it in action here.

Bobbi Brown Everything ($22.00) is perfect for everyday. In some ways, it epitomizes what you’d want in a very downplayed, natural mascara. It’s a soft black that doesn’t clump nor does it length/thicken your lashes much. It’s going to give you a slightly fuller lash, but it’s really just adding more color to your lashes.

To learn more about or purchase these mascaras, check out Drugstore.com, Nordstrom.com, Prescriptives, and Sephora.com.

Don’t forget to check out our posts on: Best Mascaras — Thickening and Lengthening and Best Mascaras — Colored Mascaras.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

4 Bold Makeup Looks Using MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow

Take yourself to the tropics with a summery, chartreuse and blue eye. Deep Truth adds a touch of shimmering water to complement the yellow greens.

Work it with silvery whites to give you an ice goddess kind of look.

Try it with teal, because it makes for an excellent way to add depth to your lids. Use Deep Truth in the crease while you lay teal all over your lid.

Go unabashedly blue with an all-blue lid and Deep Truth to darken up that crease!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you feel like you can have too much makeup? Can you never have enough?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes, and no. Most of us don’t need makeup in the true sense of the word, so it’s really something fun, creative, etc. It’s a hobby. It’s like collecting stamps–of course you want them all!
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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

If you were using MAC Big Bow Lipstick?, 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.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Four Fun Makeup Looks Using MAC Coppering Eyeshadow

Bright golds are easily accented by blending Coppering eyeshadow into the crease. It also helps keep Coppering looking gorgeous rather than making your eyes look tired.

Add burned flavor to your look by deepening some of your browns with the tones of red from Coppering.

Make oranges even more vibrant with Coppering to emphasize their richness.

To rock pink, try adding it on top of Coppering, so you can get pink tones without just pink. The red and brown tones from Coppering help make pink more wearable.

How do you like to wear Coppering eyeshadow?