Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Yesterday, I shared my favorite cool-toned purple eyeshadows, so I wanted to feature my favorite warm-toned purples, too! I’d love to hear your favorites.

  1. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry — a shimmery, frosted medium purple
  2. Sugarpill Hysteric — an ultra-shimmery warm violet
  3. Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister — a warm, medium purple
  4. NARS Phoebe — a shimmering, plummy purple
  5. Makeup Geek Drama Queen — a deepened, warm-toned purple burgundy

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What high-end polish was worth the splurge? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIllamasqua Raindrops!

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

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Purple eyeshadow may be a harder color for brands to excel at, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t beautiful, readily available ones available! Here are five of my current favorite cool-toned purple eyeshadows… Share yours in the comments! :)

  1. Urban Decay Flash — a brightened, medium purple
  2. Inglot #439 — a rich, violet purple
  3. Makeup Geek Duchess — a muted purple
  4. Fyrinnae Because Cats — a frosted, bluish-purple
  5. L’Oreal Purple Priority — a deep, frosted purple

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you keep track of when your beauty products expire? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI don’t keep track with dates and a spreadsheet myself. I try to start by using them with disposable/recyclable/separate applicators to minimize contamination (e.g. for glosses, cream blushes, etc.) without double-dipping. I try to keep only a couple of mascaras open at a time, and any mascaras that are old get tossed after a few months. Otherwise, I look for changes in smell, color, consistency, etc.

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

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Choose or Lose


Have you ever tried to de-scent a beauty product?

Check out the results!

Thanks to Ryou for today’s question!

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: MAC Velxue Pearlfusion Eyeshadow palettes, MAC Wipes
  • Weekend plans: I want to go to the farmers’ market!
  • Favorite big city you’ve been to: Washington D.C. So much history!

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

This week’s Mellan photo/video…


He is two seconds from leaping down the stairs. I can see it in his eyes!