This weekend I had the brilliant idea to turn my bedroom “TV stand” (which was originally meant for the dining room, see reusing and revamping is always a good move) into my new vanity. If you saw my collection photos from January, you would have seen my dream vanity – separate from the sinks, huge mirror, etc. Unfortunately, I had to move to a new area, and I lost that great spot. I was constrained to two feet of counterspace, bad lighting, and one measly drawer (plus closet space, but who wants that?). Now, I have four shelves/cubby holes (there are two more on the bottom, but reserved for other junk) dedicated to housing my makeup habit! So I introduce you, Temptalia’s $30 storage solution…
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What product do you covet so much you won’t touch it? What product do you just love, admire, and are afraid to use it for one reason or another?
Thinking about it, I don’t think there’s any product that I’m really scared to use. I don’t own too many incredibly expensive items, and I’ve always been a user rather than a sole makeup collector. Often, I recognize how many products I own, and that fact makes it nearly impossible to run out of anything!
Here are some quick tips and thoughts on the new PRO Beauty Powders, Reflects Glitters, and Nudes & Shapers rom one of Temptalia’s favorite senior regional artists, Louise Zizzo! I e-mailed her for some advice on how to make my new PRO additions really work for me, and I thought I’d share what I learned! (Don’t you love her? I do!)
Where to use the glitters? “Because they are sold at pro, ideally they are amazing for body and face work, and can be applied easily by using a little bit of lip conditioner and then tap on the glitter with a brush. Lots of fun can be had especially with Halloween coming up.”
Nudes and Shapers? She recommended I try this combo (can’t wait to try it!): “Highlight brow bone and cheek bone with Emphasize, Contour cheeks and eyes with Bone Beige; Deepen eye crease with Definitive, add Warm light to apple of cheeks; Use Shadowy to line your eyes; Absolutely gorgeous and don’t forget lots of mascara!”
Where to use the beauty powders? “The Beauty powders can be used anywhere; Paperwhite is my fave for highlighting on cheek bones for some extra dazzle.”
How to use the beauty powders? “My trick for cheeks is to use any blush and mix with the beauty powders and then apply. Just dip in the beauty powder and then in your blush, it looks fabulous, I like to use Micro Pink or Drizzle gold for this. These can also be used on the eyes, a little tap in the center of the eye lid can spruce up you look from day to night.”
P.S. – If you haven’t been able to purchase these, you can always call up your nearest PRO store (even if that’s eight hours away!) and place a phone order. Shipping is only $7, which isn’t bad at all. However, if you can wait, later on this year, you will find that MAC will launch a few beauty powders from the PRO line plus new ones to consumers in MAC of Beauty. There will also be Nudes and Shapers coming in the form of Sculpting duos! I’ve heard rumors that a few of the reflects glitters will also be making an appearance!
Do you feel naked without makeup? Do you feel the need to put at least a product or two on before leaving for the day, whether it’s pressed powder, blush, a bit of pink gloss?
When I first started lovin’ makeup, I wouldn’t leave without some makeup, but eventually I got a boyfriend and laziness kicked in, so the whole “must have makeup on” mantra disappeared. I’ve also learned to take better care of my skin so I don’t feel the need to conceal and powder my face before I go. Sometimes if I have a nasty flaw, I will dab a bit of something on that spot real quick.
With all of the holidays comin’ around the bend, it is also the time to gather with friends, family, and loved ones, which means travel. Whether you’re traveling for a few days or a few weeks, by plane or car or foot, you’re going to want to bring a few items of beauty necessity along with you, right? Now, when you go by plane, it is important to observe the 3 oz or less rule for all liquids, and all liquids must fit within a quart-size clear, plastic bag. Otherwise, it’s about how much you want to carry.I remember the first time I traveled for a week after becoming a beauty junkie, and I also remebering lugging far too much through the airport (a whole carryon’s worth – this was pre-liquid restrictions). It is important consider what kind of makeup and how much of it you really need when traveling, but I also love travel-size sets for when you want to bring everything, but those big bottles just don’t do it for you.Here are some of my favorites (though all those holiday gift sets are also perfect for travel, most often, but hey, if you haven’t gotten your holiday loot yet, try these!):
Philosophy “All-Stars” Travel Set is a perfect way to keep all your skincare organized and in mini-size. You’ll find Hope in a Jar, Hope in a Tube, Shear Splendor Shampoo, Shear Splendor Conditioner, and Kiss Me Red. Not a bad way to go for $35.00. Available at Nordstrom.com. Continue reading →
If you haven’, the weekend is a great time to get caught up on all the action here at Temptalia. These are some of the can’t-be-missed-posts from the past week!MAC Cosmetics | Alexander McQueen Review, Product Photos, Swatches, Alexander McQueen Promotional Photos, Antiquitease swatches, Antiquitease & Curiousitease Product PhotosHoliday 2007 | Check out the holiday 2007 offerings from… Benefit, Clinique, Givenchy, Lancome, LORAC, Make Up Forever, NARS, Stila, Too FacedFeatures | Temptalia’s Skincare RoutineReviews | Renee Rouleau cleanser, TINte Cosmetics Continue reading →