Friday, March 27th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Are primers necessary? Face, eye, lip… what have you!

Temptalia's AnswerThey’re not necessary for me, but they’re a nice thing to have on hand/have available, even when products wear decently on me without them, because the reality is I’d rather add that extra layer and know for sure that my makeup will last 12-16+ hours than chance it.

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Friday, March 27th, 2015

Choose or Lose


How often do you use face primer?

Check out the results!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! Five-Piece Collection
IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! Five-Piece Collection

IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! Five-Piece Collection ($72.00 regularly, $59.96 today) is QVC’s TSV for today (the 27th). I received the set yesterday, and I haven’t been able to test everything, but I thought I’d share swatches and preliminary thoughts. I believe the majority of the products are new and permanent, so I expect to review some of the pieces individually once I’ve finished testing!

Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination: very dewy, very radiant; doesn’t feel heavy, slightly more than medium coverage (I’ve only worn it once, but one pump of product was a little more than medium coverage), only saw very fine shimmer in a 5x magnifying situation.

Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc: This is already available on its own for $38 normally. The highlight is very strong and a little goes a long way, blush is pigmented and blendable, bronzer felt smooth but thin and not as pigmented or as blendable as the highlighter/blush.

Pretty in Spring Eyeshadow Trio: consists of a light beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish, rosy peach with warm undertones and a satin finish, and dark brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It created a very warm, reddish look used together. Pigmentation was good to great, textures were blendable, the two more matte shades were slightly powdery.

No-Tug® Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush: dual-ended brush with a velvety-matte black handle in the middle. There were no immediate cons from using it once.

Heavenly Luxe® Radiance Wand Brush: large, fluffy, moderately dense face brush with a lightly domed, tapered tip. The brush head felt soft on the skin but is rather large, so while it felt nice to use, it seemed best for applying really sheer color on a larger area, but applying the highlighter just on the cheek bones was more challenging, even when using just the tapered edge.

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Friday, March 27th, 2015

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Clinique Cheek Pops x4, new vanity set-up
  • Weekend plans: Organize my desk area, go on a hike
  • What’s something you keep on your desk/night stand/dresser that makes you smile?: I have a framed photo of Mellan as a puppy on the beach, and a wedding photo!

Share your pet photos to the Temptalia Pets flickr group! :)

This week’s Mellan photo…


The cutest Peep of all!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your current brow routine? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’ve been alternating between MAC Espresso/Brun eyeshadows applied with an angled brush and MAC’s Deep Dark Brunette brow cream applied with a very thin angled brush. I tweeze to keep them in shape, and then trim with scissors occasionally when they get too scraggly!

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The Hit List

What’s the Best Eyeshadow Formula for Neutrals that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

Still Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, which is really a testament at how brilliant the range is–so many colors and finishes to choose from–that they also excellent neutral tones.