Friday, September 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you consider face/cheek highlighters a must for everyday? Do you only bother for certain looks or occasions?

Temptalia's Answer.

I tend to wear a highlighter on top of any blush I wear, so I guess I’d say it’s a must! Sometimes I even wear highlighters alone just for a little oomph.

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Hit List

Worst Brush Brand…

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

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Celebrity make-up artist Brett Freedman gives Temptalia readers his best tips on making your makeup last through hot, sticky, and sweaty weather. Thanks Brett for the great advice! :)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Best Dior Products

The Best of the Best:  Dior

Dior excels at creating (even when you thought you had it covered) staples that you’ll use time and time again. Many of my favorite products to use on a daily basis are dior. Dior can be colorful and bright, but they’re more often subtle and natural–not boring, mind you.

  • Dior Diorskin Shimmer Stars ($43.00) are quite possibly my favorite product by Dior, period. These are subtle highlighters that work well on all skin tones and give that “glowy” appearance without overloading the skin with shimmer. They’re natural and bring out the skin’s own glow. Really, really phenomenal. You can just see how many looks I’ve done with Amber Diamond and Rose Diamond alone.
  • Dior Addict 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($72.00) was one of my first fragrances, and it is still one of my more coveted scents. It is a heady scent that works extremely well for evening and formal occasions.
  • Dior Diorskin Nude ($45.00) is a water-based, lightweight light-to-medium coverage foundation that gives skin a flawless and healthy look. You can read my full review for even more reasons why it rocks my world.
  • Dior ‘One Color Extreme’ Eyeshadow ($27.50) are highly pigmented single doses of eyeshadow. Dior is actually coming out with several new shades this fall/winter, so look for them! For now, you can check out the two that came out with the fall collection.
  • Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect ($25.50) are non-sticky, hydrating lipglosses with a beautiful glossy finish. They come in a variety of shades, and they’re one of Dior’s signature products.
  • Dior 2-Colour Eyeshadow ($35.00) are richly pigmented eyeshadow duos. They’re not quite at the level of the Extreme eyeshadows, but they’re coordinated shades that are worth the investment if it’s in your budget.
  • Dior Bronze Harmony Blush ($42.00) is on the level of Skin Shimmers. Soft, subtle color that looks natural and truly enhances the skin in a way that’s beautiful. Check out my review for Rose Brazilia and Coral Riviera.

What are your favorite Dior products?

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How do you apply your foundation? What’s your technique?

Temptalia's Answer.

I always use the 109 spritzed with water — that’s really my go-to for foundation application!

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Today, THE FAIREST has a Jurlique sale going on! I know that Jurlique can be a pricey brand for some, but you can grab a slew of Jurlique products at 50-60% off (making products range from $10-30 for the most part).

When you join from our invite link, you will receive $5 (and I will receive $5, to be clear) when you make you first purchase. Also, it also helps us track how many people we’ve turned onto The Fairest and let’s us (and The Fairest!) know more about the Power of Temptalia. :)

Share your favorite Jurlique products in the comments! :)

P.S. – The Fairest is currently only shipping to U.S. residents right now. If and when anything changes, I’ll definitely pass the word along!