Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Just got back from The Stylistics event at Valley Fair! I attended with my boyfriend, and a few artists joked that we were the best dressed couple there. Cute, right? My boyfriend’s such a stud, but he refuses to let me share his moneymaker with you all (I even tried pouting). I ran into a few of my favorite MAC artists (Victor, Paula), but it was really a madhouse with a zillion of MAC artists rushing around. There was a slight dress code enforced (or at least heavily suggested), hence why I chose a dress to head out in.

The event was sponsored by Belvedere, which meant glasses of champagne and martinis were being passed around. They passed around little appetizers as well, but I skipped on those. A DJ was set up in one corner, and they played a lot of jazzy and era-inspired tunes. All in all, it was a fun time, but thank goodness I had already picked up most of my goodies this morning–I don’t know if I’d have had the time to really scope things out otherwise! Anyone else go to one of The Stylistics events held yesterday or today?

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007

I used Teal pigment on lid, Aquavert eyeshadow on inner lid, Shimmermoss eyeshadow on middle of lid, Freshwater eyeshadow on outer lid, Deep Truth eyeshadow on outer crease, Carbon eyeshadow in outer crease, Aquavert eyeshadow above crease, Motif eyeshadow on brow, Aquavert eyeshadow on lower lash line, Mystery kohl power on lower lash line, and Graphblack technakohl on lower water line. I wore Springsheen blush with Peach Haze beauty powder to highlight and Sculpt sculpting powder to contour. I had Soft Pout lipstick with Vital Spark lipglass on my lips.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2007

What part of beauty do you feel you’re a master of? Are you the skincare queen? Do you know everything there is to know about mascara? What’s your area of expertise?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Macy’s is having their 20% Friends and Family sale going on now! Just enter code “MACYSFF” for 20% off, and for free shipping over $100, apply code GIVEGIFT.

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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Are you asking for lots of beauty this holiday? Or do you feel a bit silly asking for more when you and everyone else knows you have enough to last you a lifetime Do you opt for asking for gift cards or individual items?

I’m always in this boat. I tend to feel a bit odd asking for clothes, shoes, makeup, etc. because I feel like I have plenty already. I also have a tendency to be incapable of waiting–if I see something and like it enough to buy it, I buy it (unless it’s out of my price range, of course).

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Temptalia had the opportunity to speak with makeup artist Juli (age 29) who works as a freelancer for MAC. She has been working as a makeup artist for nine years, with the past year and a half at MAC. Juli has two certificates; one in Applied Cosmetics and another in Makeup Artistry (including paramedica, camouflage, theatrical, and special effects).

Temptalia: What surprises you most about working as a makeup artist?
Juli: How shy people are to try new things. Part of why I love makeup so much is because it’s always new: new colours, new formulations and new ways to put things together.

Temptalia: When did you first fall in love with makeup?
Juli: I think I was about 5 and a neighbour girl did myself and her little sister up in her clothes and makeup for a “fashion shoot” and I couldn’t believe how pretty I felt! After that I wouldn’t leave makeup alone.

Temptalia: What do you consider “beauty” to be?
Juli: To me, beauty is anything that catches the eye in a pleasing way. It can be anything from makeup and clothing to the way the sunlight reflects off of a lake. It’s such a personal thing.

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