Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

How-to: Getting Ready for Girls’ Night Out

Have you ever been out all night and come home to find your makeup looking absolutely wrecked? The women at Only in a Woman’s World know how to have a good time, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t do so looking your best.

These are some of my favorite surefire tips and tricks to getting through the night looking as glamorous as you did walking out the door as you do coming home!

Eyes

  • Eyeshadow base: it is an absolute must. I recommend having a solid eyeshadow base ready to use for just about every time you wear eye makeup, but it’s particularly important for your night-out routine. An eyeshadow base keeps your eyeshadow on all night, without creasing or fading, and it can even help colors pop more than they normally would. I recommend MAC Soft Ochre paint pot, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, or Urban Decay Primer Potion.
  • Waterproof products: for mascara and liner, you need to use products that are smudgeproof and flakeproof. I like to coat lashes with my regular mascara once or twice, and then use a final coat of waterproof mascara. This helps the mascara last and not budge during the night, but it keeps lashes softer and helps the removal process, too. As far as liner goes, make sure you have a trusty liner that you know doesn’t smudge, budge, or migrate within a few hours. I personally love Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Liners for long-lasting lining power.
  • Makeup Remover Swabs: I think these are a real must-have for your evening clutch. They’re compact enough that you can keep them in your own bag or convince one of your girlfriends to hold onto it in hers for you. I like Bare Escentuals On the Spot swabs, because they’re soft cotton swabs that are already filled with makeup remover, so you can quickly fix any smudges, budges, etc. on the go. Plus, they’re only $5, which is a steal for something so convenient.

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your most treasured piece of makeup? Share! :)

Temptalia's Answer.

It’s tough to say! Nothing actually pops up in my mind, so I guess there’s no one piece that sticks out.

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Monday, September 28th, 2009

MAC Eyeshadow Product Photos – Part 1

I was able to snap some photos of MAC’s permanent line of eyeshadows, so here’s part one of them! :) Please keep in mind that these are testers from the MAC counter, not owned by me, so they may be messy, gross, etc. I swatched most of MAC’s permanent eyeshadows a few months ago, so do check that out if you’d like swatches instead!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Rant & Rave

Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about…

DOE FOOT APPLICATORS!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How often do you wear your face primer?

  • Only for special occasions (33%, 201 Votes)
  • Everyday! (27%, 168 Votes)
  • Most days of the week (22%, 132 Votes)
  • Once or twice a week (13%, 77 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (6%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 613

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

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away a MAC Style Black Prize Package!

It’s my birthday today, but I want to give YOU all something fabulous to celebrate today. We’re having two giveaways – one for Twitter, one for the blog. Good luck!!

We’re giving away…

  • Night Violet Mattene
  • Midnight Media Mattene
  • Bling Black Glimmerglass
  • Blackfire Glimmerglass
  • Gilt by Association Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Young Punk Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • Seriously Hip Nail Lacquer
  • Baby Goth Girl Nail Lacquer
  • Black Bat Cream Colour Base

all from the limited edition MAC Style Black Collection. This prize is valued at $144 (U.S.).

Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling me how you celebrate your birthday.

All entries must be submitted by October 10th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

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