Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Rant & Rave

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Thursday, April 24th, 2008

The Classic Look is timeless, sophisticated and polished, playing on Pepper’s daytime fashion and on-the-go lifestyle as Tony’s trusty assistant. For makeup that lasts no matter what kind of drama may unfold during the day, begin by applying the long-wearing Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup for face and top with Tender Blush in Fresh Plum for softly glowing cheeks. Eyes are beautifully defined with Estée Lauder’s Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Black, Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Dusk, and Double Wear Mascara in Black. Complete the impression with equally emphasized lips in rich shades with EstÄ“e Lauder’s Automatic Lip Pencil Duo in Fig and Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Plum Frost. For high shine and a lustrous finish top with High Gloss in Rose.

The Romantic Look is soft, feminine and luminous and the perfect complement to Pepper’s evening style of a striking jewel-toned cocktail dress and long, flowing hair. Whether headed to a gala event or a soiree that calls for a softer focus, the look begins with Estée Lauder’s Individualist Natural Finish Makeup for face and Tender Blush in Peach Nuance for cheeks. To add a touch of soft sheen, apply Spotlight under foundation on cheek bones, at the center of face and just above the upper lip. For luminous eyes, apply Pure Color EyeShadows in Honey Drop and Ivory Box and top with Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Brown and Projectionist Mascara in Black. For lips that shimmer all night long, finish with long-wearing Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo in Constant Coral.

For the Classic Look:

  • Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup $32.50
  • Tender Blush in Fresh Plum $25.00
  • Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Black $18.50
  • Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Dusk $25.00
  • Double Wear Mascara in Black $19.50
  • Automatic Lip Pencil Duo in Fig $23.50
  • Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Plum Frost $19.50
  • High Gloss in Rose $ 16.00

For the Romantic Look:

  • Individualist Natural Finish Makeup $32.50
  • Tender Blush in Peach Nuance $25.00
  • Pure Color EyeShadow in Honey Drop and Ivory Box $17.50
  • Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Brown $18.50
  • Projectionist Mascara in Black $19.50
  • Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo in Constant Coral $20.00

Visit for more details and close-ups of Gwyneth’s look in Iron Man.

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Learn ABOUT Beauty From The Inside Out With Celebrity Nutritionist Jana Klauer, M.D. Lancôme

WHAT: Meet Dr. Jana Klauer during an exclusive intimate event and learn your Ultimate Power System for achieving absolute beauty from the inside out. Also, get the inside scoop on nutritional tips from Dr. Jana Klauer’s yet-to-be-released book and learn about the importance of linking your inner health to your everyday beauty regimen.

For years, glamorous New Yorkers have been looking good and feeling better thanks to Dr. Klauer’s advice and her New York Times best-seller How the Rich Get Thin. Her nutritional tips are the key to how successful and busy modern men and women stay fit and feeling great. Dr. Jana Klauer is a New York City based physician whose clinical expertise in nutrition, metabolic adaptation to exercise and biology of body fat regulation has made her one of the country’s leading authorities in her field. Between seeing clients and consulting on her Everyday Nutrition shakes and supplements, Dr. Klauer has appeared on MSNBC, The Martha Stewart Show, CNBC, WNBC’s High Net Worth show and has been covered in Vogue, Town & Country, W, Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, and Marie Claire, to name a few.

WHEN: April 26th three sessions available at 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM

WHERE: Lancôme, The Boutique | 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. Santa Clara, California 95050

HOW: Call Lancôme I The Boutique at 408.244.8334 to book your appointment today. A $175 reservation fee is required and is fully redeemable towards Lancôme product. Limited space is available.

I’m going to be there at 11am! Are you heading there, too? Make sure you stop and say hi!

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you return beauty products? Do you avoid it, or do you love return policies? Have you ever had a bad return experience?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

This is your chance to ask any questions you may have that you want me to answer! I will try to answer whatever you may ask, and if I don’t have an answer, I’ll at least do my best to point you in the right direction. I’d love to answer your beauty-related questions, but I will take non-beauty questions, too. As always, if you have a question you’d like to ask that’s private, just drop me an email!

So, not sure whether you should get Rollickin’ paint pot when you already have Aquadisiac eyeshadow? Need to know where to buy a product? Ask anything, and ask away! (And feel free to chime in with answers to other readers’ questions–the more the merrier!)

(I will periodically do posts like these where I will take as many questions as I get to answer.)

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The Body

Lose Weight, Feel Great? If you’re desperate to drop weight because your big day looms in the distance, do your best to start your weightloss plan as early as you can. I am not a nutritionist or dietician, but I recommend you see one or both so that you can choose a system that will work for you that won’t kill you later. Make sure you set realistic weightloss goals, and remember that the person you’re marrying already loves you at the size you are–they’re not expecting you to suddenly become half the size you are.

Getting the Glow! Highlight shoulders, collarbone, and decolletage with a subtle dusting of shimmer. You can try a loose shimmer like MAC’s loose beauty powders, or you can mix loose shimmer into your favorite moisturizer. I also like shimmer moisturizers for shoulders, too – even something like Jergen’s Shimmer Glow works.

To Tan or Not to Tan? Do not tan the night before your wedding. If you intend to self-tan, be sure you take the time to practice well in advance of the event. There are also spray-tans that are just as safe as self-tanning at home or at a salon available, which may make more sense for you, depending on your level of comfort, budget, etc. You should spot-test tanners, especially if you’re fair, so that you can see whether it’ll turn you the dreaded orange color. Not all self-tanners will, but it can be a trial and error thing (so save your receipts so you can return what doesn’t work!). If you’re planning to self-tan, make sure you read our guide to self-tanners:

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Get healthy, glowing skin merely by treating it well! This means regular body exfoliation/scrubs 2-3 times a week as well as daily (or twice daily for scalier legs) with a good moisturizer. Just like your face, if your legs are naturally dry, opt for a thicker, creamier moisturizer (look for shea butter, butter creams, or whipped products) whereas those with more normalized skin can go for lighter weight moisturizers.

The Nails

Who & Where? For your big day, I think it’s a great idea to pamper yourself the day before by getting a manicure and pedicure done by your local salon. You can check for reviews for local salons at It really is well worth the cost (and you can usually find a place that isn’t too expensive), because you’ll have picture perfect nails. It’ll also give you a reason to sit down, relax, and take a few breaths amongst all of the pre-wedding jitters and stress.

Color? I think nails is the one area where you can get away with more color than others, regardless of the type of wedding. There is the more traditional French manicure (which I like, at least, in moderation), as well as lovely pastel-tipped nails in pinks, corals, or peaches. If your accent color to your dress or wedding decor is emerald green, I could see emerald green working as a nail color, too.