Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

How long do you spend doing your makeup? How long does it take you to put on a “full face” of makeup, from start to finish?

It takes me anywhere from fifteen minutes to a half hour, probably, to do everything from face to eyes. If I’m doing a natural look, then I can usually have it done in less than fifteen minutes!

Monday, October 29th, 2007

What makeup brand haven’t you tried, but want to? Why haven’t you? What brands have you tried, but would love to get into more?

I’ve tried so many different lines, but I’d love to try Givenchy and Guerlain, if only because they seem so luxe.  Some brands I’d like to learn more about are bliss, Chanel, NARS, and Philosophy to name just a few!

Monday, October 29th, 2007


Temptalia had the pleasure of interviewing Toya Smith Marshall, aged 29, who works as a freelance artist with her own company Makeda Make-Up Artistry. She’s been working as an artist for three and a half years, and she works in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. She is a graduate of the Von Lee International School of Aesthetics. Toya also runs her own beauty blog, The Life of a Ladybug, which makes for a great morning read.

Temptalia: What surprises you most about working as a makeup artist?
Toya: How stressful it can be! You haven’t seen pressure until you’re faced with an anxious, nervous bride and her 11 bridesmaids who all have different ideas on how you should make them look beautiful!

Temptalia: What’s your favorite way to achieve the perfect natural look?
Toya: The perfect natural look is different for everyone, but, by and large, concealer only where you need it (usually under the eyes and around the nose), a dusting of powder, some highlight under the brow and on the cheekbones, a healthy pop of blush (peachy-pink is a great color for most, but on women of darker hue, a saturated apricot or darker orangy-red works well), and sheer glossy lips. Carmindy got it just right and I love her book, The 5 Minute Face – every woman who seeks the “natural look” should buy it!

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Sunday, October 28th, 2007

What is your favorite skincare brand/line? Who makes the perfect products for your face? What makes them so great? What products do you recommend by them?

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

What are Saturdays made for? How are you spending your Saturday? (And for that matter, how about Sunday, too?)

I’m lazing around the house for another hour or two before heading up to my parents’ house for the day. Sunday will be mostly devoted to school work (how fun!).