Saturday, October 4th, 2014

You don’t have to spend a lot to add a really great fuchsia lipstick to your stash! Here are a few of my favorites :) I’d love to hear yours!

  1. Fyrinnae Sexy Nerd — a gold-shimmered fuchsia pink
  2. Revlon Lollipop — a glossy fuchsia pink
  3. NYX Pink Lyric — a pop of muted fuchsia pink
  4. Milani Violet Volt — a metallic fuchsia-magenta
  5. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash — a bright, luminous fuchsia

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

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes ($36.00 for 1.08 oz.) includes six powder blushes and a cream highlighter–all shades from Benefit’s permanent line-up in a metal tin. A few of these I haven’t tested in a long time, so now seems like a good time to re-test and re-review (to update swatches, photos, dupes, and all that jazz!). I had actually re-photographed my permanent Box O’ Powders a few months ago but haven’t had time to test all of them yet, so this palette is quite timely! I bought mine at Sephora, but it is also available at ULTA last I saw.

It seemed like a lot of readers were interested in this, and in general, I think the texture is consistent with the full-sized versions, but I found the color of Bella Bamba and CORALista to be different in the palette compared to my standalone versions, with CORALista being very different and Bella Bamba more “within variation” that you might expect over the years and the like (though they’re still noticeable different to me). Aside from the inconsistencies in color on those two shades, all six powder blushes seem promising. Here’s a quick preview of the palette with a full review to come…

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How to you prevent your nail polish from chipping? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerFinding the right base/top coat combination can sometimes be key, if you’re having trouble!

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

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Choose or Lose


How often do you go through your makeup collection to organize or declutter?

Check out the results!

Thanks to Bonnie for today’s question!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: MAC Crazed Imagination blush, Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette
  • Weekend plans: My parents might stop by for a bit, mostly to play with Mellan, I’m sure!
  • Best breakfast food?: French toast!

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

This week’s Mellan photo/video…


What he looks like any time he hears a noise downstairs…

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What limited edition beauty collection would you love to have re-released? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMaybe MAC Moon Bathe or MAC Neo Sci-fi. Though, my memory may remember them as better than they might really be!

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