Saturday, September 13th, 2008

As I was browsing Sephora’s latest products, I came across Cargo’s Essential Eyeshadow Palette, which comes in three different versions (Warm, Cool, and Dark). Each eyeshadow palette consists of four nude/natural colors, and as you can see, they are labeled to make your life even easier.

Do you want brands to make it easy on you? This is a great example of a no-brainer when it comes to makeup application. Much like makeup palettes and quads and quints, many of us get that there is a highlighter, crease, and lid color. But do you listen? Do you prefer to have no labels on what you’re using so you have utter freedom?

I think this could be great for someone who rarely wears makeup, because this information just isn’t ingrained into them like it is in us beauty addicts. But me, I wouldn’t mind a quad that didn’t have a highlighter color in it. I think it’s fun to try and come up with multiple combinations using the colors all sorts of different ways. I’m definitely not against these kinds of products, but they’re not up my alley. What do you think?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, stay safe and have FUN IN THE SUN.

  • True Essential SPF 30 Gel
  • Liz Earle Sun Shade Botanical Self Tan Spray

This prize package is worth $40.00! To enter to win, leave any comment, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 14th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you wear your makeup differently around family/friends? Do you tone it down? Do you go with the bare minimum? No change?

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Have you had that Ah-ha! Moment? It’s that moment where you’ve used a product and felt like it’s changed your life or completely tilted your world’s axis. As a long-time beauty addict, my ah-ha moments are few and far between these days, but I’m always inspired when I see others have them.

Last week, I went with my younger sister so she could do some back-to-school shopping (and I could have an excuse to window shop!). My younger sister is so not like me; we are definitely two different people. With that being said, I’ve only recently managed to nag her enough to start cleansing and moisturizing on a regular basis. (Don’t get me started on trying to get anyone in my family to wear sunscreen!) I noticed her cheeks were flaking a bit when I applied Studio Fix Powder on her (I figured what easier way than a compact–with a sponge–foundation for her?), and I was like, “You need to EXFOLIATE!”

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Friday, September 12th, 2008

Tarte Cosmetics participated for their first time in Fashion Week in Bryant Park. They teamed up with Beauty.com to do makeup for Charlotte Ronson’s Spring ’09 Show, which took place this past Saturday. Makeup artist Tina Turnbow’s inspiration for the show was: Madonna’s Lucky Star meets grunge. She was able to achieve the look with tarte products such as the toolbox: brow know-how eyebrow kit, provocateur pressed mineral powder with SPF 8, green machine eye shadow and 24/7 lip sheer with SPF 15 in tea time.

Tina was also the lead makeup artist for Doucette Duvall’s Spring 2009 show. She created tarte’s health couture look using eco-friendly products like lash hugger eco-friendly natural mascara and our new straw palette–spring greening, which features a bamboo brush, mineral shadows and vitamin-infused glosses. This palette launches in February 2009.

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Friday, September 12th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we want to make sure you don’t ignore your feet. So, here’s a little something to give you FEET TO THANK YOU

  • Qtica Grapefruit Scrub
  • Qtica Grapefruit Luxury Lotion
  • Qtica Grapefruit Shower Gel

This prize package is worth $30.00! To enter to win, leave any comment, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 13th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!