With October comes Halloween, on the 31st, and because Temptalia is all about creativity and makeup, we want to see what our readers can come up with to celebrate the holiday through the powers of beauty and artistry!
Introducing… Temptalia’s Halloween Mask Challenge!
Show off your talent by creating a face mask that you might see as part of a Halloween contest — this means the content of your mask is quite open-ended, as there are an endless number of costumes one might wear for the spooky night. The mask must be made using makeup (props are welcome), and it must appear on a person, whether it’s you or a model.
Winner receives $30 in MAC products and $30 in beauty products. There will be one grand prize winner, but there will also be a smaller prize that goes to the person who wins the “readers’ choice” award!
Contest ends October 31st, 2007.
Keep reading to view the details, contest rules, and see some examples of past MAC Cosmetics Halloween face charts for inspiration.
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Check out these can’t be missed posts from the last week…
Originals Collection: Reporting to you the latest information update on what you can expect from this hyped up collection (besides the relanch of Parrot!) here.
Antiquitease Royal Assets Eye Palettes: Finally, the shades for the palettes have descended from the MAC gods, and you can learn about them now!
MAC Cosmetics October-December 2007 Collection Timeline: Find out when and what goodies are releasing inthe next three months!
Lashes: An interview with the lash designer Christina Smith for MAC, plus photos of Plushlash.
Matte2: When it comes to this new collection, be sure you read up on make up tips provided by senior MAC artist Louise Zizzo, our detailed review, swatches, and product photos. Forgot about it? Go back to the collection information!
Mattene Collection: Mattene launches at most locations October 4th, but we’re bringing you all you could ever want to know about Mattenes early! Catch up on the review, swatches, product photos, promotional photos, and go back and read the official collection information, too.
Alexander McQueen Collection: Promotional photos of this collection are available now, so check them out — this collection is due out October 11th!
Product Reviews: Don’t miss out on our non-MAC product reviews featuring Skin MD Natural and Napoleon Perdis — view them all by going through the Reviews (Non-MAC) category!
Also, remember that October is Breast Cancer Awareness! View our article on this important event.
If you’re still looking to get your beauty fix, keep reading for some articles at other blogs!
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What makeup do you have stashed in your purse right now? Women are notorious for carrying more in than purse than need, and it got me to wonder just how much makeup are we keeping in our little (okay, big) bags?
Me? I hardly carry makeup with me, other than the lipstick/lipglass I used for the look of that day. I think all I have in my purse is Lil’ Sizzler lip gelee! So I think I might defy the norm in this respect.
Senior MAC Artist Louise Zizzo gives us the low down on how to rock the new matte shadows with the right bases and brushes!
Temptalia: What is the best way to apply the new Matte2 shadows?
Louise Zizzo: The matte2 shadows are super smooth, very fine pigment and silky because of this you need to ensure that you apply them to a base that is already matte, meaning that you will have a hard time applying them directly on to an emollient surface, like cream color base.
Temptalia: (Makes mental note: do not use with CCBs!!) What products should be used as a base? What have you found that works well?
Louise Zizzo: Here is what I have found works really well. MAC Paints once dry, the matte textures v’s the frost to keep that matte finish. Paint pots in the cream textures rather than frosts to keep the shadow looking matte, again the paint pot needs to have dried down. I also find a sheer layer of concealor works well but you MUST set with a pressed or loose pressed powder.
Temptalia: What products specifically would make good bases?
Louise Zizzo: Yes, Painterly is perfect and Bare Canvas. Just a sheer application, don’t pack it on and let it dry completely, I would say may be a couple of minutes. Also when you are using your 224 keep your touch light, don’t press hard with the brush.
Temptalia: What brush do you think works best with the matte shadows?
Louise Zizzo: As far as brushes my favorite is the 224, use this and gradually build up the color to the intensity you require.
Temptalia: Any other tips or suggestions to make mattes work flawlessly?
Louise Zizzo: Like any matte shadows especially when you are using darker shades you have to build rather than getting too much on and then trying to blend down as you could end up with a blotchy mess!
Makeup tips: what three makeup tips do you have for a makeup beginner? Makeup tips – everybody has them, but will you share your coveted secrets with the rest of us? I want to know what make up tips you’d bestow upon someone just learning about beauty and makeup today!
Last reminder! The contest ends on Sunday!
If you haven’t noticed, in the past couple days, I have posted swatches of various products I own by MAC Cosmetics, to help everyone learn what color I mean or how it looks. I’d LOVE to make Temptalia a more comprehensive site with even more swatches and product photos, because I definitely do not have all the bases covered.
This is where you come in! Submit your product and swatch photos of MAC Cosmetics products to us.
What’s the incentive? The person to submit the most usable product/swatch photos from now until September 30th, 2007 will win ~$100 worth of an assortment of MAC Cosmetics products from In 3D, Painterly, Blue Storm, and/or Smoke Signals. If enough people enter the contest, there will be 2nd and 3rd place winners as well!
Keep reading for the details and requirements of your photos.
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