Friday, September 12th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How do you feel about homemade masks/treatments? Are they great? Would you rather buy them instead?

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

It’s the beginning of September, and all eyes are on New York Fashion Week and the upcoming Presidential Elections. So, this season MAC Cosmetics is bringing Election Day to New York Fashion Week. As the leading makeup authority and official makeup sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009, MAC Cosmetics is backstage at over 85 shows, creating and defining the beauty looks for the upcoming season. And with Election Day fast approaching and the nation’s focus on a change in leadership, MAC uses the backstage at Fashion Week as its platform to weigh in on what they envision the key White House beauty trends to be for some of Washington’s top female contenders. November 4th is just around the corner, so MAC. takes its first beauty poll backstage and let’s the fashionistas decide.

“Washington power women are in the spotlight and have to look and feel their best not only in person, but also on television. In a world of High Definition television that shows every facial imperfection, makeup has to be flawless and refined, which can be incredibly challenging”, says Gordon Espinet, Vice President of Makeup Artistry, MAC Cosmetics Worldwide. “Red Lipstick is a great option as it commands attention and communicates a desire to be taken seriously. Blotting Powder is a must especially under hot lights as it keeps oil at bay and prevents shine. Mascara opens and defines the eyes, and MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is an essential as it gives a smooth, even finish without a cakey look.”

MAC’s talented Senior Artists created various beauty looks they feel will appeal to the women who are immersed in this hot political season and that can easily take them from a debate to an evening gala – no matter what skin tone or hair colour you have – MAC has colours that will help make you look like the belle of the ball.

Regardless of which candidate wins on Election Day, we have to appreciate the fact that it is a turning point in not only our countries’ political history, but also world history and MAC is inspired by all of the women and men who are a part of it.

My favorites: Day Look #2 and Night Look #2! What are yours?

Get breakdowns and see seven more looks inspired by election season!

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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

We have three breakdowns straight from the amazing artists at MAC HQ from Day 6 of Fashion Week! Can you spot any new products?
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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Zoya wants YOU to vote, both in their unofficial “Polish Poll,” as well as in real life.Â

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Kryolan is often considered a professional and top industry line. Here’s a great interview with Dominic Cruz, a makeup artist for Kryolan, on upcoming trends, do’s and don’ts, and more!

Q&A with make-up artist Dominic Cruz

Make-up items we should always carry in the bag:
Moisturizer, neutral lip color, lip pencil, eyeliner, a base foundation, mascara and a lip emphasizer.

What is the biggest make-up faux pas?
The wrong foundation color that clashes with your skin tone, the wrong shadows applied in the wrong manner and wrong brow shapes.

What are the top international trends in make-up?
The trend seems to be going back to the 1970s with influences of the mod look, Afro and crazy shadows.There are different looks to go with the different seasons that range from a varied, bright, color palette and tangerines for the spring season to UV colours with lots of yellows and pinks for summer.The fall season has more sober monochromes that go back to the 1930s and 1940s and to top it all off, there are the OTT bright burgundy shades for winter that emerge as a change from a conservative look.

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Thursday, September 11th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we want to make sure you don’t ignore your feet.  So, here’s a little something to give you FEET TO THANK YOU

  • Qtica Lemon Dream Scrub
  • Qtica Lemon Dream Luxury Lotion
  • Qtica Lemon Dream Shower Gel

This prize package is worth $30.00! To enter to win, leave any comment, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 12th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!