Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Today, let’s celebrate both the passing of 2008 and beginning of 2009 by reminiscing about some of the most popular, favorite, and just plain ol’ fun posts from Temptalia over the past year.

10 Most Popular Posts of 2008

1. Eye Diagram, Parts of the Eye was the most popular post from this past year. It describes the different parts of the eye (like the crease, inner lid, etc.) with a photo diagram.

2. Tutorial for a Super Black & Gold Smoky Eye is an ultra dramatic smoky eye, perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebrations!

3. Need help getting out of a beauty rut? Temptalia readers offer their tips and advice on how to break free of that rut and get back into the groove of all things beauty!

4. Tutorial for a Blue & Green Eye that isn’t all that dramatic nor overly smoky–but it is jam-packed with color! It features Gorgeous Gold on the inner lid, with softer blues and darker navies on the outer lid.

5. MAC Hello Kitty Photos was a huge hit, whether you loved it or hated it. It is most definitely a much anticipated collection for 2009!

6. Tutorial for a Ultra Smoky Green-Black Eye teaches you how to achieve a kicked up green and gold smoky eye with just a smidge of black-gold to accent the color.

7. Tutorial for an Easy Work-Safe Eye was designed as a neutral look for Valentine’s Day, but it is also perfect for low-key events or even office-appropriate situations! Kick it up with a bright red lip!

8. First Video Tutorial featuring a smoky silver-blue eye. Pretty self-explanatory!

9. Tutorial for an Orange & Pink Eye is a neutral eye with a lot of pop and sizzle with Molten Sol liquidlast liner to brighten up the eye.

10. MAC Cosmetics: Guide For the Newly Addicted is a series of articles written to introduce you to the brand, from recommendations to advice!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


When was the last time you shopped your stash? When did you rediscover a product you used to love or a product you only used once or twice?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What are your tips for spending less on beauty? How can someone stay on a budget? What have you found to work for you?

Monday, December 29th, 2008

LET THE VOTING COMMENCE!

The nominees are in, so now it’s time for everyone to cast their votes so we can see what products topped 2008. Each category consists of nominees, but I still have an “other” choice for those who don’t find their favorites listed!

Please vote for your favorites! Continue reading →

Monday, December 29th, 2008

To Impersonate a Mermaid by using Freshwater with aquas and crystalline blues to evoke images of the ocean and siren calls.

Go Bold With No Regrets in a sinfully rich and dark smoky eye that’s all blue and nothing but. Shamelessly smothered in the hues of blue and navy blue for a night out!

Lightly In the Crease to help add just a *touch* of dimension and color.

Make a Smoky Eye Pop by turning gray to a gray-toned-blue. It’s an eye look without a lot of color, but it isn’t so monochromatic either.

With Teals because it goes so perfectly with them. Yep, blue with teal–obviously not for those afraid to wear some color!

To Create Jewel Tones with its richness in that perfect medium blue that’s dark and yet not overwhelmingly so. Pair it with greens and teals and aquas.

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What is your favorite makeup style? On you? On others? (Like bold, smoky, natural, etc.)

Question courtesy of Monica!