Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What do you think of toner? Is it necessary? Do you use it? If you do, what toner do you use?

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Wedding Makeup: Face Product Recommendations | These are some recommendations and product suggestions for those looking for specific products for their wedding or special occasion makeup. Products marked with a * means it is Temptalia tried, tested, and approved.

Liquid Foundations (without SPF)

Liquid Foundations (with SPF)

Powder/Pressed Foundations (without SPF)

Powder/Pressed Foundations (with SPF)

Loose/Setting/Finishing Powders


Cream Blushes

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Choose or Lose

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? (including shower!)

  • 20 minutes to 1 hour (56%, 376 Votes)
  • 1 to 2 hours (29%, 192 Votes)
  • Less than 20 minutes (11%, 76 Votes)
  • 2 hours or more! (Bless you for your dedication!) (4%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 672

Seems like you guys like polls, so I’ll do them more often as a fun little post (don’t worry, it’s not replacing “real” content, LOL!). I know how several of you are perusing the site while at work, and who doesn’t love a little distraction?

Monday, April 21st, 2008

SPF30+ with moisturizer | These are products that have SPF 30 or higher and are also meant to hydrate the skin (so a two-in-one product).

philosophy ‘shelter’ tinted spf 30 sunblock ($20.00) contains:

  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5.0% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 5.0% (s-UVA)
  • Titanium Dioxide 1.2% (UVB/UVA)*

Lancôme Sôleil Ultra Expert Sun Care Face Cream SPF 50 ($31.50) contains:

  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5.0% (UVB)
  • Octocrylene 7.0% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 6.0% (s-UVA)
  • Titanium Dioxide 5.81% (UVB/UVA)*

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion – SPF 30 ($42.00) contains:

  • Octyl Methoxycinnamate (UVB)
  • Avobenzone (UVA)
  • Octyl Salicylate (UVB)
  • Benzophenone-3 (s-UVA)

Laura Gellar Moisture Compound SPF 30 ($25.00) contains:

  • Avobenzone 3% (UVA)
  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5% (UVB)

Dermalogica Extra Rich Faceblock spf30 ($48.00) contains:

  • Homosalate 6.5% (UVB)
  • Octinoxate 7.5% (UVB)
  • Octisalate 5.0% (UVB)
  • Oxybenzone 4.0% (s-UVA)
  • Zinc Oxide 2.3% (UVA)

* Titanium dioxide is only shown to protect up to 385nm for UVA, while the range for damage is up to 400nm. Industry standard considers it to still be a broad spectrum UVA ingredient, but we wanted to note this so you can decide for yourself.

Make sure you check out our introduction to sunscreen here. These products are typically available at Nordstrom.com or Sephora.com.

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Have you ever gotten a makeover at a counter/store? How did it go? Did you like it?

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What makeup do you take with on you a weekend trip? Anything? Your whole collection?

I asked this because I went up to my boyfriend’s mom’s house, and all I brought was Clinique Almost Powder & Hothouse lipglass, LOL.