Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Moon River Mineralize Blush Duo!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Moon River Mineralize Blush Duo from very limited edition MAC Grand DUos Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win.

All entries must be submitted by March 13th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is only open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Are you planning to get anything from MAC’s Grand Duos collection? Did you already order online?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m waiting for my order to come — ordered all six! It’s supposed to arrive tomorrow, but I’m not sure anyone will be here to sign! Sigh! You know it’ll come as soon as there’s nobody here :P
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Recessionista Friendly: LUSH Night In for Two Kit ($20.00)

LUSH knows times are tough, and everyone’s trying to find more wallet-friendly options. Packed in a cute LUSH box, your kit for skincare-for-two comes with two muslin face clothes (reusable, of course), one full Fresh Face Mask, two Toner Tabs, and two sample sized moisturizers and cleansers. Best part about it? You get to pick the samples you want! Hey, if you’re a little greedy about sharing, you just might want to use this as an opportunity to try out some must-have LUSH products without breaking the bank. (Hello, Angels on Bare Skin, anyone?)

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Rant & Rave


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

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

The Best Mascaras for Thick, Dramatic Lashes

MAC Plushlash ($11.00) is my all-time favorite mascara. It’s exactly what it says: plush. I always get ultra black, thick lashes with this mascara. No matter how many mascaras I try, I always end up coming back to Plushlash. I think, ultimately, I might make the switch to Chanel Exceptionnel if it weren’t so pricey (and not 2.5x better than Plushlash). MAC’s Zoomlash is another good one, though I feel it’s a little more prone to clump, though it has the super black color I love.

Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes ($28.00) is one of those new-fangled mascaras, because it has a crazy mascara “wand” which looks more like a spiky ball. This works best without a primer, as when I used it with MAC’s Prep + Prime, I found it smudged.

Dior DiorShow Iconic ($27.00) beats out the original DiorShow for me, because Iconic doesn’t smudge or flake like DiorShow (the original) did for me. DiorShow is a classic mascara, known for its dramatic lengthening, thickening, and ultra rich pigmentation of black.

Lancome Oscillation ($34.00) is a moving mascara. Oscillation doesn’t come cheap, but it really does work well to give you long lashes without clumping them up. It does take several applications to get the hang of it, and you’ll have to figure out what technique works best for you. You can read my full review if you please.

Chanel Exceptionnel ($28.00) is a deliciously luxe formula that gives you incredibly dark, lush lashes with insane length. You can read my review and see how it looks!

CoverGirl Lash Exact ($8.00) is a mascara that really proved drugstore mascaras often are better than high end products. Good level of color richness in the black, plus lengthening and thickening to make your lashes that much more enviable. If you need more volume, check out Volume Exact. (Oh, and I’ve heard good things about LashBlast, though I haven’t personally tried it.)

To learn more about or purchase these mascaras, check out Drugstore.com, Nordstrom.com, Prescriptives, and Sephora.com.

What are your favorite mascaras for thick, dramatic lashes?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Four Easy Makeup Looks Using MAC Stars ‘n Rockets Eyeshadow

Match it with hot pinks for a bold and bright look that’s a little bit over the top, but totally fun!

With greens and blues for a truly fun combination that’s perfect for spring! (One of my all-time favorite looks!)

For springy pastels, Stars ‘n Rockets has the best mix of iridescence and color to brighten up any look.

On the lash line to complete any purple-themed eyeshadow combination. Plus, it has a good level of shimmer and brightness that it just might open up your peepers, too. Double-duty, hello!

What do you like to wear Stars ‘n Rockets with?