Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite bright lipstick?
  • Favorite bold blush?
  • Favorite colored eyeliner?
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Eyeliner Storage
My Current Eyeliner Storage

I love peeking into others’ storage solutions for their makeup, because I am always on the hunt for new ways to organize my own stash.

I would love to feature YOUR storage solutions and ideas here on Temptalia. If you’re interested in sharing photos and a brief description of your storage solution, send a few high quality images and the details to me.  It could be your entire vanity set-up, how you store palettes, where your lipsticks are, or how you arrange your perfumes.

I’ll start if off with a recent reorganization project I did! A couple of weekends ago, I reorganized my go-to eyeliners, which I keep separated out from all my other eyeliners. I keep them out so I can easily reach for a particular shade on occasions when I’m not testing any eyeliner. In the past, I had them organized by color, but I found that I would often think of a specific shade and brand, so I decided to instead organize by brand. I have four favorites for eyeliners: Sephora Contour Eye Pencils, Tarina Tarantino Hyperliners, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners, and Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliners. I also have a fifth glass that I store some Stila Smudgesticks a few one-off shades in.

I was thinking of glasses, because they’re clean, affordable, and can always be used as drinkware if I change my solution (yet again). I originally considered blue-tinted Ball Mason Jars, but I felt like it didn’t suit my personal style (I like the aesthetic, but nothing I have in my own home really matches it). I picked up glass tumblers from Target (similar options here and here) that are just under six inches tall and three inches in diameter. I bought mine in-store, and I couldn’t find them online, but if you love the exact ones I have, I recommend checking out your local store, because they were $3 for 4 glasses (no joke!). Otherwise, any discount home stores (Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc.) are good places to check out for options. You might also check the office supplies section for actual pencil cups/holders.  If you only need one or two, vintage glassware can be incredibly stylish and useful, and it’s not difficult to find two that coordinate/complement each other.

I ended up liking the way these looked on the counter that I ended up buying eight more glasses and storing my brushes in them, too! You could also use shorter glasses for storing things like lipsticks, lipgloss, and mascara.

Eyeliner Storage
Eyeliner Storage

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty product do you wish everyone would try? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI think I’d go with NARS Smudge Proof, as it’s just a phenomenal eyeshadow primer AND that’s something that could work for many people, regardless of skin tone!

Thanks to reader Gigi for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What one beauty product do you hope never gets discontinued? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerTom Ford Love Lust Blush.

Thanks to reader Hava for today’s question idea Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Tinted Lip Balm!

my answer: It is rare that a tinted lip balm is both 1) tinted enough to show up, and 2) as or more hydrating than regular lip balm. I’m usually less impressed by this type of product on the whole!