Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

This is a “column” I used to have in my old, old online magazine from years ago, but people seemed to like it then, so let’s try it… beauty-style!

Instructions: Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share it with us in the comments section! :)

Name: [answer]
Last beauty-related purchase: [answer]
What eye product last caught your eye: [answer]
Best product you’ve tried in the past two weeks: [answer]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What makeup remover do you use? Oil-based, wipe? Is it a face cleanser that does double-duty?

Thanks to CG for the question!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you use an eye cream? When do you use it – AM/PM or both? What has been the most effective?

Thanks to Heather and Kim for the question!

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!


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!