Thursday, December 10th, 2009

The Hit List

What’s the Worst Cheek Highlighter…?

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

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your daily hair routine like? Care, styling… whatever you do… share!

Temptalia's Answer.

If I wash, then it’s just shampoo and then conditioner, usually air dry. If it’s not a wash day, then just up in a pony tail most of the day!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you like to layer your beauty products? Like nail polishes… blushes/highlighters… lipstick/glosses!

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes, yes! LOVE layering!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

If you were using Make Up For Ever #83 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!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How long does your lipstick wear? What are your tips for maximizing the wear of your lipstick

Temptalia's Answer.

Exfoliate and prep lips for color, use lip liner all over the lips, use clear liner, and apply with a lip brush!

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick
Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick

Lancome Retro Rouge Color Design Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a creamy, opaque shade that gives you full coverage in just one swipe. It’s a bold, bright cheery red with just a touch of pink. It has a lovely glossy sheen with a smidgen of shimmer sprinkled throughout. It really gave my lips a juicy look–that’s the best description I could think of–and it felt incredibly weightless. I found it wore well and got about four to five hours of wear without much fuss, too.  I think what surprised me about this particular formula and lipstick was just how rich in color and high the pigmentation was–I just wasn’t expecting it to be so true-to-word.

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →