This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This program began 1985, and through its tremendous awareness efforts, the mammography rates for women 50 or older have double, and the amount of deaths related to breast cancer have declined. One of the purposes of the organization and month long awareness promotion is to encourage all women to screen and prevent breast cancer by doing breast self-examinations once a month as well as seeing a doctor and having a mammogram done regularly.
Breast cancer increases with age (rare in women under age 35), but it’s never too early to start preventative measures and talking with your doctor about getting tested and how to reduce your risk.
For more information, visit www.nbcam.org, where you can learn about the disease, its stages, prevention, treatment, and get support.
Learn & Do More: Donate to the Cause
Beauty is not only skin deep–many beauty lines are taking a stand and promotiong awareness as it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering to donate a portion of sales/proceeds from certain products that are purchased.
Check out how you can get your beauty fix and support the cause at the same time by reading on.
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What does your 10-minute face consist of? You need to look good, but you only have ten minutes to do al of your makeup, so what do you do? What products do you use to achieve your 10-minute look? List your products, explain to us a bit your choices, share how you accomplish this miraculous feat!
Thanks for all the questions! Keep sending them in to email@example.com. If you have a time-sensitive question, please let me know so I can try and answer it on time. If you didn’t see your question, check for it in the next Ask Temptalia post. Keep on sending them in!Q: I’ve heard makeup artists talk about undertones. Usually, they are knowledgeable enough that they can look at someone and immediately know their undertones. Is this an innate talent or is this something that I can learn? I’ve searched online but cannot find what I’m looking for. I want to be good at matching skin tones, complementing colors and their combinations. Is there anything you recommend?A: You can figure out your undertones by looking at the underside of your forearm (the paler part that doesn’t see the sun so often, ha!). If you have cool undertones, your skin will be slightly rosy or darker olive/brown. If you have warm undertones, your skin will be yellower or more golden. If you have a yellow cast to your skin, this means you have warmer skin than cool. If you have a blue cast to your skin, this means you have cooler skin than warm.Q: Here are all the eyeliners I have used that still smear after an hour or so: Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner, Makeup Forever Eyeliner, NYC Waterproof eyeliner, Maybelilne Waterproof Eyeliner, & Urban Decay 24/7. MAC fluidline -works the best out of all but still smears a little. I am trying to find something in pencil form since I do my make up in the car. I was thinking about the MAC Feline kohl liner but are those really waterproof?A: Wow, that’s a long list of trial and error! I don’t know anything in pencil form that’s really going to do that for you right now. The longest lasting formulas tend to be liquid, unfortunately. Point Black liquidlast will be your best bet, because the liquidlast formula has the most amazing staying power (I swatched some on my hand 2 days ago, still 100% there despite lots of handwashing). MAC’s kohl powers are not waterproof or smudgeproof, so while I love ‘em, they’re not going to fit your needs. Continue reading →
Check out these can’-be-missed-posts from the past week
Dita Von Teese Interview: Temptalia went behind the scenes at Macy’s Passport last week to interview thes ultry burlesque star and Viva Glam spokesperson! Listen to the podcast of the interview and/or read the transcript.
New MAC Collections Galore: We have all the images you could want of Plush Lash, Repackaged Lashes, Matte2, and Mattene you could want! Oh, and what? Holiday 2007 images, too! (Plus product photos and swatches of Henri Bendel exclusives).
Matte2 Collection: See swatches of all 16 new matte shades, plus read Temptalia’s review of the collection (plus an overview of Plush Lash!).
Macy’s Passport: Temptalia headed over to Passport to interview Dita, but we also stayed for the show! Read up on an intro to Dita and Macy’s Passport and summary of the runway show.
Temptalia’s September Contest: Find out what i’s all about, the rules, and how to enter here.
59th Annual Emmy Awards: Want that starlet look? Temptalia tells you how!
You can also check out what other beauty blogs have been blogging about this past week, too…
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Here is the transcript of Temptalia’s interview with Dita Von Teese.
I want to give a huge thank you to Heather at MAC for allowing Temptalia to have the opportunity of not just meeting, but interviewing Dita Von Teese! Girl, you know I love you!
Christine: I run a beauty blog, so basically I’m going to ask you some beauty questions.
Dita: Okay, okay.
Christine: I want to know how do you keep your skin so perfect?
Dita: Well, I use sunscreen religiously. But not in a psychotic manner! I know there were a lot of tabloid stories going around about me traveling with sunscreen curtains and everything. All this crazy, like, that I have a diet to keep my skin white. None of that’s true – it’s basic sunscreen, it’s what everybody should do, even if they don’t want to be as pale as me. It’s important to use sunscreen, so that’s my number one. Getting my beauty sleep is my number two, sleep makes a big difference in how my skin looks.
Christine: I noticed you’re wearing very, very high heels. How do you survive heels that high? What’s your secret?
Dita: My secret is staying in good shape. I think that I’m always, I work out a lot, and it’s not really just so my body looks a certain way. I feel stronger even walking in heels. I just feel more powerful and strong when I’m in good shape, and that’s one thing, and buying good quality shoes helps you support you.
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(Why am I hunching?! Dita looks great!!)
Thanks to MAC Cosmetics, Temptalia went backstage at Macy’s Passport 2007 (San Francisco) to interview the very sultry Dita Von Teese, international queen of burlesque. Check out this unedited 15-minute interview with this gorgeous Viva Glam spokesperson!
Dita Von Teese is an absolute doll; she’s terribly nice, and there are these quirks and mannerisms that remind you she’s human, friendly, and so down to earth. It is definitely a great way to put a first-timer (myself) at ease straight away in the interviewing process. She laughs often, and it’s easy to see she enjoys everything she does – her life is what she wants it to be. It is impossible not to admire someone with this kind of attitude in life, plus, she’s accomplished it.
We can’t wait to see more of Miss Teese in the future!
P.S. – This is my first interview, so excuse my “ums” on occasion. The transcript is available here.