Friday, August 29th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What is the perfect look to complement the “little black dress”? Is there just that one look that works so well with it?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you let others borrow or use your makeup? Only certain products? None? All?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Nuance Mineralize Blush?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Nuance! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What look are you wearing today? What makeup are you sporting? Is it a no-makeup day? Full out face?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Choose or Lose


Do you keep your beauty purchases in boxes?

  • I ditch the boxes! (54%, 306 Votes)
  • I keep the boxes... but separate from the products. (33%, 185 Votes)
  • YES! I keep all my products in their boxes. (11%, 60 Votes)
  • Other -- tell me in the comments. (2%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 569

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

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Yesterday, you all were shocked at how much makeup I brought with me to Hawaii. Now, let me share with you some lessons I learned about traveling when it comes to lugging your beauty goodies with you!

  • Decide ahead of time. Think about where you’re going, what you think you may be doing, and whether you need lots of makeup or virtually none. When I go for a few days, I don’t bring much along – I think about one or two looks I want to do, and then I just take those products. If I can, I’ll use a pigment as a base, but make it one that is versatile and gives me two different “effects” depending what I overlay it with. Most people aren’t compulsive and need to do their best to not repeat looks, so this can help you save space!
  • Carry-on when possible. Face it, makeup is easily stolen–especially high end makeup. Whenever you can, it’s a better idea to pack your beauty loot in your carry-on (that goes for any valuables you’d hate to lose!). I love the carry-on sized suitcases! They actually hold a fair amount of stuff, and you can toss it in the overhead bin. Mine is expandable, should I need extra room and have to check it ;)
  • Travel and sample containers make life easier! With the ban on oversized liquids, getting some empty travel-sized bottles and jars can help you maximize your space. I don’t need a 12 fl. oz container of cleanser for a week long trip! MAC has several jars and bottles available, and they won’t hurt your wallet.
  • Streamline your routine for shorter trips. So maybe you have a special AM and PM routine – can you streamline it in a way that won’t cause consequences (like a major breakout)? Maybe your AM cream can double as your PM cream for a few days. Can your eyebrow highlighter work as a cheek highlighter?

Hold on, I still have four more tips to share! Continue reading →