Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What type of make-up would you wear to a job interview? Shades? Combos? General idea?

Thanks to Tanya for the question!

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview celebrity makeup artist Bruce Grayson, the makeup supervisor, for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. He had so many tips to share with you all, and I hope you find a few to add to your beauty routine!

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Temptalia: What should you do if you know you’re going to be photographed a lot? How do you start preparing in advance? What would you recommend us doing a month in advance? A week?
Grayson: If you’re a month out, going to the prom, starring on a Broadway show… It’s always good to get your skin in shape. That means not eating too much salt, using a great moisturizer that’s anti-aging daily, getting the full benefits of it — six weeks at least. If you’re a week out, you can still drink a ton of water, get your skin in shape with moisturizer cream, eye cream, intense moisturizing cream at night. It’s a 24/7 operation. Double up on the things you would do. UV protection always. Exfoliate everyday if you know you have an event.

Temptalia: How can one achieve the flawless skin of red carpet starlets at home?
Grayson: Get the skin in shape again, start using anti-aging moisturizer everyday daily. I love Olay Definity Color Tinted Moisturizer. It’s great for the day time, hads SPF, gives you a “dewy fresh” appearance with more coverage than a regular tinted moisturizer. It gives you the glowy effect instantly. Less is best–less eyeshadow, less contouring.

Get more tips, tricks, and advice about concealing problematic skin, dark lips, budget skincare, and what NOT to do when it comes to skin and makeup! Continue reading →

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the best way to achieve flawless foundation? A certain primer? Best foundation?

Thanks to Kat for the question!

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your go-to lipstick/lip product for the classic nude lip? Brand, color name? Description?

Thanks to Kat for the question!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty question would YOU like to see asked? (Because I spent the past five minutes staring at a blank screen, help a girl out!)

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

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