Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What is the craziest eyeshadow combo you’ve come up with–that’s worked amazingly? Did you ever think of using a few shadows together, and you really didn’t think they’d work together, yet they were rockin’? Share!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Cold cream
This type of cream was designed to help remove makeup and its buildup while giving skin a smooth appearance.  Typical ingredients found in cold creams include mineral oil, borax, emulsion of water, etc.  Many cold creams are known to be incredibly rich, thick, and ultra-hydrating.  Despite their richness, cold creams that are hypoallergenic and do not clog pores are available.  This kind of cream is often recommended for those who are prone to drier skin, because it is such a heavy and moisturizing cream.

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

The Makeup Show Miami is an event that brings industry exhibotrs, brands, and artists together in a single forum. It is a two-day event that includes educational opportunities in the makeup industry on Sunday, February 24th, and Monday, February 25th. It is presented by The Powder Group and Metropolitan Pavilion. You can see a list of exhibitors that will be presenting at the show (including many brands talked about here, e.g. FACE Atelier, Kryolan, MAC, MUFE, Stila, and Three Custom Color). There is a host of seminars available on both days, and you can check out the ones here you may want to attend–seminars on high-def to special effects! It’s pretty chalked full of beauty fun, and a two-day ticket is only $45 (one-day ticket is $30). Get more details about purchasing tickets at The Makeup Show Miami!

I’m unable to attend, but I hope some of you will consider going!  And if you do, I insist you share all the juicy details with us!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What was your best drugstore beauty find? What product did you find in a drugstore that is beyond amazing?

P.S. – What is everyone doing for Valentine’s Day?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What designer would you like to see collaborate with MAC? What kind of collaboration do you see happening? What might it look like?

Question courtesy of Tanya!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Oh, you thought we already reviewed plenty of lip products?  Think again. This is the one of the few times of the year that I can focus on the beauty that is the lips, and I fully intend to milk it for all its worth.

Cargo Plant Love Lipstick ($20.00) in Joshua Tree was a sheer cinnamon red color, very subtle and wearable for the everyday. I must extoll the values of the PlantLove line, because Cargo donates $2 for every sale of every shade to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The lipstick is moisturizing because of the jojoba and shea butter found in it; it is also eco-friendly because of the ingredients it uses (and the packaging, too–the tube is made entirely out of corn and the outer carton is flower paper embedded with real seeds). Cute fact: moisten the outer carton, plant, and wait for a bouquet of wild flowers (seriously? I think I need to try this).

Neutrogena MoistureShine Soothing LipSheers ($8.99) come in a variety of shades, and for those who want subtle color, these offer a solution! They are sheer, buildable colors that are incredibly moisturizing, much like a tinted lip balm, that come in sleek silver tubes.

Palmer’s Dark Chocolate & Cherry Lip Butter ($2.40) is an easy way to go for this Valentine’s Day, when you want an ultra low-key, totally natural kind of lip. It’s glossy and shiny, but not sticky nor goopy. It’s very moisturizing (yay!), and did you not see the price? Because I think that sells the product! I found that it smelled much like dark chocolate, less noticeable cherry scent, but hey, I liked it. My boyfriend could smell it immediately after I put it on, too. Yummy! Oh, plus, it is pocket size, so it’s perfect to carry on-the-go in your jeans’ pocket or in your purse, regardless of whether it is a tiny clutch or a huge mega-purse.

Kiehl’s Lip Gloss Trio ($43.50) comes in three different sets: cool, warm, and kiss me (new shades). Their newest shades are French Rose and Downtown Peach. As I am a fan of super glossy, moisturizing, non-sticky glosses for everyday, “I’m just going to the grocery store,” kind of times, Kiehl’s is one of my favorite go-tos. I tend to have one of these stashed in at least one of my purses, because they’re totally portable and easy to use. Don’t let the potent color scare you, because all of these glosses are sheer and forgiving. Kiss your boy with this without worrying about leaving a lip imprint behind!