Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you tried a product that seemed unnecessary that then became a must for you? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerFinishing powders!! Love, love the subtle effect.

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

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you clean your makeup brushes? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI use Dr. Bronner’s unscented liquid soap for most of the time! I clean mine after every use except for a few brushes (the ones I use for setting/finishing powders and my brows I usually clean twice a week).

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

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Makeup Geek Preppy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Preppy Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Preppy Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte khaki brown.” It’s a medium-dark, caramel brown with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish (there’s the faintest sheen to it, but it is mostly matte). It had nice color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that easily blended on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Anastasia Bengal (LE) is brighter. Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P) is darker. Makeup Geek Desert Sands (LE, $5.99) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (P, $21.00) is slightly darker. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M646 Latte (P, $21.00 is less yellow-toned. Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is darker. LORAC Nude #4 (LE) is a touch darker. Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $18.00) is more matte. Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is similar. NARS Madrague #2 (P, $24.00) is lighter. Burberry Pale Nude #1 (P, $29.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Pretentious Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “metallic bronze.” It’s a golden bronze with a frosted sheen and warm undertones. It had intense color payoff with a soft, buttery consistency that applied evenly and blended well on the skin. This shade didn’t start to fade until after eight hours of wear. Tarte Bronze Cuff (LE) is less shimmery. Anastasia Gilded (LE) is less warm-toned. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P) is less golden. Anastasia Topaz (LE) is lighter. Makeup Geek Poker Face (P, $6.99) is very similar. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is less golden. LORAC Nude #6 (LE) is similar. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is similar. Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Smog (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Cognac (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Tempting (P, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Purely Naked Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “shimmery tan.” It’s a medium brown with warm, yellow-ish tones and a soft, satin shimmer It was somewhat powdery, so the color payoff was decent but not true-to-pan. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P) is darker. Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $3.99) is similar. MAC Butterfudge (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Brownluxe #2 (P) is more shimmery. MAC One to Watch (P, $21.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Friday, November 14th, 2014

Choose or Lose


What type of products below do you have too many of?

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Thanks to Ruth for today’s question!

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Jack Black skincare, bareMinerals Foaming Cleanser, Lavanila deodorant
  • Weekend plans: Maybe have a bit of time to relax, but we shall see!
  • Last DIY project you did?: Do floral arrangements (with faux flowers) count?!

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This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Lap dog!

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever used makeup to look worse? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI can’t say I have! At least not deliberately ;)

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