Saturday, October 13th, 2007

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 →

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

What’s your favorite lip combination? What mix of lipstick, gloss, or what-have-you makes your pucker stand out and call for attention? Perhaps tell us your favorite bold combination and favorite everyday combination, if that helps you to narrow it down!

I just love creating combinations, but there aren’t that many I end up revisiting (because I’m too busy finding new ones!). For awhile, I loved Fashionably Fuchsia lipstick + pinkish-purple glosses (Sweetie Cake, Hothouse). My standby combo is Mari-sheeno lipstick + a peachy/coral gloss (like Tartlette, Pink Grapefruit, Lychee Luxe).

Friday, October 12th, 2007

When did you first start loving makeup? How long has your love affair lasted? Did you start off as a little girl playing with your mother’s makeup or has it only been a recent discovery?

I’ve only been into makeup since I was 18, which makes it a whopping three years thus far!

P.S. – What’s everyone doing this weekend?! I think I’ve just got some school reading to do, otherwise… bumming around!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

What is your biggest retail addiction? Where does all your money wind up? Shoes, purses, makeup? Something else entirely? Are you a clothes horse or does your closet measure in the amount of shoes you own?

I’m personally drawn to high heels, but I’ve been pretty good at curbing that addiction for the past year or two! I continue with my MAC addiction, though – I swear I’ve calmed it a touch! I used to love purses, too, but I’m in love with my long coveted and sought out Kenneth Cole bag, so I’m content with that. I’m a cheap clothes girl, so I hit up stores like Forever21 when I get hit with “must get a new wardrobe” bug.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

What’s your favorite eyeshadow combination? What shadows do you use (brand and name would be lovely!) and what kind of colors are they? What makes this your favorite combination?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

With October comes Halloween, on the 31st, and because Temptalia is all about creativity and makeup, we want to see what our readers can come up with to celebrate the holiday through the powers of beauty and artistry!

Introducing… Temptalia’s Halloween Mask Challenge!

Show off your talent by creating a face mask that you might see as part of a Halloween contest — this means the content of your mask is quite open-ended, as there are an endless number of costumes one might wear for the spooky night. The mask must be made using makeup (props are welcome), and it must appear on a person, whether it’s you or a model.

Winner receives a $60 prize (half in MAC, half in other high-end beauty products). There will be one grand prize winner, but there will also be a smaller prize that goes to the person who wins the “readers’ choice” award!

Contest ends October 31st, 2007.

Keep reading to view the details, contest rules, and see some examples of past MAC Cosmetics Halloween face charts for inspiration.

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