Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Next up, here are five blushes to consider if you have a medium skin tone. I tried to include different price points, finishes, and undertones, but there are so many blushes available, there are many more worth trying. I’m a firm believer that we can wear whatever we desire, whether or not it is supposedly “suitable” on us or not–there’s no harm in trying :) Please share any suggestions in the comments!

  1. theBalm Cabana Boy — a medium-dark, cool-toned plum with a satin finish
  2. Kevyn Aucoin Neolita — a rich, berry-red with a satin finish
  3. Makeup Geek Summer Fling — bright pop of orange with a matte finish
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a brightened, coral with a frosted finish

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

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty style do you wish was more mainstream? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI wish I saw more people rocking non-traditional lip colors (blue, green, gold, etc.) in person (not just online!).

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

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Choose or Lose


Which do you use more often at home: eyeshadow singles or palettes?

Check out the results!

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: I bought several of Nordstrom’s beauty exclusives, though none will be here until next week: 2x Dior Fusion Eyeshadows, 2x Dior Addict Fluids, MAC Kits/Sets, Chanel highlighting powder
  • Weekend plans: Spend some time with my baby Mellan! I feel like I’ve been busier than usual this week and want to do something special with him.
  • Fiction or non-fiction?: Fiction for me!

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

This week’s Mellan photo/video…


Someone loves his giraffe!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What is your least favorite part of your beauty routine? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerRight now, it’s a toss up being washing/drying my hair and trimming/filing my nails.

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

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The Hit List

What’s the Best Fuchsia Lipstick that you’ve tried?

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

At the moment, I’m loving Bite Beauty Moscato!