Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Toners
Toners are meant to remove oily residue, and some say that this is a skippable step for many, because the availability of cleansers today show that many cleansers have replaced this step altogether.  For those with oilier skin, a toner may be necessary, though, because it can reduce the build up of the oil throughout the day.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

New to MAC? Did you miss an installment from our ten part Guide to MAC? We designed a ten part guide to help introduce you to MAC Cosmetics and give you a leg up on all that is MAC.

Here’s your guide… to the guide!

Part One: What is MAC? The who, the what, the where!

Part Two: What is MAC PRO? PRO Products?

Part Three: Eye Product Basics

Part Four: Lip Product Basics

Part Five: Face & Cheek Product Basics

Part Six: Brush Product Basics

Part Seven: Skincare, Nails, Fragrances, & Accessories

Part Eight: The “LE” Factor (Limited Edition Products)

Part Nine: Acronyms and Terminology

Part Ten: Your Questions & Suggestions with Our Answers!

Please, please, PLEASE! feel free to ask questions and/or leave comments. I want this guide to be truly helpful to anyone new or curious about the MAC brand, and your comments, questions, and suggestions are a huge part of making that happen.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Have you ever used an eyeshadow as a blush? If you did, what did you use? Did it turn out well?

I definitely have!  I’ve used some iridescent kind of shadows, like say Nanogold, on cheeks to highlight, or even Da Bling for a light pink blush!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Lancôme’s Thakoon Lipstick video is live on YouTube! The video showcases celebrated designer Thakoon Panichgul and the creation of Pixel Pink, the special lipstick created for his Spring 2008 runway presentation. The video was created by Grant Greenberg, the New York City-based filmmaker who directed last season’s charming Peter Som lipstick video for Lancôme, and features the artwork of painter and experimental filmmaker Jeff Scher.

Pixel Pink is the fourth and final lipstick in the Pout-à-Porter series of shades created exclusively by Lancôme for the runway. It has already sold out in record time on lancome-usa.com, and is currently available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus counters and the five Lancôme boutiques: Manhattan (212.362.4858), The Mall at Short Hills, NJ (973.258.0790), Northpark Mall in Dallas, TX (214.750.9364), Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA (408.244.8334), and Brea Mall in Brea, CA (714.671.0267)

Greenberg is a graduate of the world-renowned filmmaking program at New York University, where his thesis film “Cricket Head” won the Wasserman prize for best graduate film. “Cricket Head” has since screened at festivals around the world, winning prizes at the Palm Springs, Clermont-Ferrand, Edinburgh and Monte Carlo film festivals. His most recent film, “Sick Sex,” which he produced and shot, was an official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Scher’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, and has been screened at the Guggenheim Museum, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and at many film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Would you ever pay more than $100 for a skin cream? If you found a skin cream that worked well for you (obviously you wouldn’t spend $100 for something that didn’t work!), would you dole out the cash for it? Would you succumb to pricey creams if they worked for you? What would a $100+ cream need to do for you in order to buy it?

For me, I want visible signs of SOMETHING GOOD, whether that’s increased luminosity, skin health, reduced acne, etc. Since I’m not exactly aging very much, it’s hard for me to really tell when a cream hits home on the anti-aging, wrinkle-reduction/prevention front, but if I could see it? That’d be GOLDEN!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

If you were using Bobbi Brown’s Pink Quartz Shimmerbrick, 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 Pink Quartz! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

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