Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s one makeup trend you wish you could rock? Or can you rock ‘em all?

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Choose or Lose


What kind of eyeshadow looks do you prefer [on yourself]?

  • Everything and anything - I mix it up! (54%, 263 Votes)
  • Lots of neutrals and softness! (28%, 137 Votes)
  • Bold, dramatic! (13%, 63 Votes)
  • Just liner only! (4%, 19 Votes)
  • Other -- tell me in the comments! (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 485

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

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Friday, September 5th, 2008 | Beauty Breather

New York Fashion Week BeautyAt BCBG Max Azria, it was all about angular shapes, soft layers and an incredibly natural face. Lisa Butler of NARS Cosmetics says, “We didn’t want to do anything to take away from the look, so we went for a less girly look.” The team used oil-free foundation, Habanera (shimmery purple) on lids and buffed past eye sockets. Kyoto (shimmery green) lined the lower, inner lash line for depth. Cheeks were done with Casino bronzing powder. Bumble & Bumble parted hair in the middle and applied hair extensions as necessary. Laurent Philippon says, “She’s partying. She’s sexy and she takes care of herself.” He used B&b Prep and Styling Lotion to create the look. (WWD)



At Yigal Azourel, Erin Anderson of TRESemme created a hairstyle based off of the classic ponytail, only she looped the ponytails downward and back to create a pseudo bun. Jeanine Lobell of Stila used a charcoal eyeshadow to create the incredibly dark, dramatic cat eye seen at the show. The face was kept soft and clean, with just a touch of color. (WWD)


At Erin Fetherson, the look as sculpted and natural. The skin being flawless, as per usual on the runway these days, but the cheeks were deeply contoured to create cheekbones that look like they were chiseled out of stone.



At Rag & Bone, skin was natural, almost glowy, but still very clean. Eyes were defined with a thin ilne of upper lash liner, while lips were pale and neutral.



At Nicole Miller, they used a mauvey brown on both the lid and underneath the lid, while accenting the inner tearduct with a silvery-pearl color. Lips were a neutral beige-orange, very soft and suitable. Cheeks had a slight bronze flush to them, but otherwise the face was natural.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last amazing lip combo you discovered? Do share!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

AMBI Skincare is a line that understands women and their skin. They have been going around the country on their “Flawless Skin Tour,” and their final stop is Atlanta, at V-103 For Sisters Only on September 13th and 14th. This weekend, they will be in D.C. at NCNW Black Family Reunion Celebration, and the event is free and open to the public (so head over, if you can!). Stopping by the AMBI Tourbus will get you a chance to try out some of their products, as well as get consultations by licensed aestheticians.

Temptalia is pleased to announce a giveaway sponsored by AMBI for our readers! One lucky reader will win an AMBI Gift Basket and a set of two tickets to the Atlanta event. Two other readers will win AMBI Gift Baskets, as well!

Each gift basket includes:

  • Even & Clear product line
  • Soft & Even product line
  • Fade Cream for Normal Skin

To Enter: Simply leave a comment indicating you’d like to win! If you would like to attend the Atlanta tour stop, please make sure you indicate that you’d love a chance to win the tickets along with a gift basket. (Like putting, “Hey, I’m in Atlanta!” is helpful!)

Winners will be chosen September 6th, 2008 9AM PST. You must respond with your address by September 8th, 2008, 8AM PST to claim your prize if selected!

AMBI recognizes that women of African, Latin and South Asian heritage often face unique skincare challenges in keeping their skin clear and even toned due to the melanin in their skin. Melanin is a natural substance that gives color or pigment to skin and gives skin its rich, beautiful tone. However, melanin also may make skin more vulnerable to marks and uneven tone. Therefore, it is important for women with rich skin tones to have products that have been designed specifically to keep their skin clear and even toned.

Learn more at www.ambiskincare.com.

Friday, September 5th, 2008

New York Fashion Week S/S 2009 has begun! It’s official, the illustrious New York Fashion Week kicks off today, but surely has already shown signs of life this week. We might not be backstage this year, but you can definitely get your Fashion Week fix. Who knows, the coverage might even be better since I’ll have time to blog about it!

Here’s one way you can see what’s happening and get the insider track — check out MAC Cosmetics’ Twitter widget! It’s posted on our right sidebar, just scroll a little bit, and you’ll se it. I posted an article earlier this week about MAC’s Twittering Artists, and now you can easily keep up as you check out the blog!

What would YOU like to see me cover for Fashion Week? Do you want product suggestions for runway looks?Actual look breakdowns?