Monday, June 8th, 2009

Make Up For Ever Launches HD Elixir

Dry, flaky skin is never attractive, but when magnified in high definition format, it becomes unacceptable and makes applying make up a challenge. Make up artists must combat skin dehydration on actors immediately before applying foundation to create a flawless complexion that is worthy of cameras that see 6x what the human eye sees. With no time to wait for results from moisturizers that may take several days to reverse dryness, the artists turned to Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER, for a solution.

Created specifically to instantly boost skin’s moisture to create a perfectly smooth palette for HD Complexion make up, HD Elixir is a unique hybrid serum that is part skincare and part make up. Clinical tests proved that HD Elixir boosted skin’s moisture a whopping 520% after 15 minutes and continued to hold in moisture at 490% after 30 minutes and 430% after one hour. In addition to the instant surge of moisture, HD Elixir also restores skin’s radiance and erases signs of fatigue, actually firming and giving skin a smooth and soft texture.

To use: Using the push button dropper, squeeze one pump into fingers and apply all over face or solely to very dry areas before HD Microperfecting Primer and HD Invisible Cover Foundation. Wait until serum has been fully absorbed by skin before applying next product.

Available at exclusively at Sephora beginning June 12th. Retail price is $38.00. You can learn more at hd-generation.com.

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Everything You Wanted to Know About MAC Cosmetics

Our Guide for the Newly Addicted has just about everything you wanted to know about all that is MAC. From the history of the brand to terminology and product basics, you’ll find it in this ten-part series.

Our MAC Must-Haves series features twenty-four posts of must-have goodness, and it is currently still a series-in-progress–which means we are still adding to it. Stay tuned!

Must-Haves:  MAC Brushes

Must-Haves: MAC Eyeshadows

Must-Haves: MAC Glosses

Must-Haves: MAC Lipsticks

Must-Haves: MAC Face Products

These are particular posts where we have attempted to gather swatches for a great number of shadows, not from specific collections, but more comprehensive in terms of products available or were available from the brand.

Swatches From 2009

Swatches From 2007 (Oldies, but goodies — promise!)

These are particular posts where we have attempted to gather photos for a great number of shadows, not from specific collections, but more comprehensive in terms of products available or were available from the brand.

Product Photos From 2009

Product Photos From 2007

Again, oldies, but goodies — promise! I bet the majority of you never even knew these posts existed, because they were up when we only had a few readers! I really do urge you to check these posts out, because they contain hundreds of product photos of both limited edition and permanent products.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Makeup Basics

Eye Makeup Tutorials

The Archives is a series of posts dedicated to showcasing the best of Temptalia from the past and the present. It is a way to highlight our favorites and most useful posts so all readers can find the very best faster and easier.

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Wouldn’t it be just fantastic if you could always pop open a file and search for X product? You could find out information like when it came out, what was its official description, the finish… even what dupes there are. For example, maybe you missed out on Femme-fi, but maybe you have one of the dupes that can satisfy you.Enter in Temptalia’s latest project: MAC Database. We have done the majority of the legwork in terms of compiling collection information, products, and product data. There is only one part that we would like to work together on with all of you: the dupe section!Because it is such a huge undertaking, we think putting all of our heads together would result in the most comprehensive and useful results. We want these to be major resources for everyone!How To Help

1. Download the Eye Product spreadsheet.2. Think about what eye products are similar to others. More than one can be listed, and both permanent and limited edition shades can and should be listed!3. Either fill in the dupes you’d like to submit into the spreadsheet, or send us a list. Attach your filled-in spreadsheet or paste your dupe list into an e-mail.4. Send your contributions to [email protected].

Download Links

MAC Database – Eye Products (Excel 2007)*MAC Database – Eye Products (Excel 97-2003)MAC Database Excel Files in Zip File (Should work!)* Recommended version

As dupes are suggested, we will add them to our Master Worksheet, and we will constantly be re-uploading as we move towards our end goal! :) And yes, we have worksheets coming for other MAC products–we’re just starting with eye products first.P.S. – Did we make a mistake? If you spot an inaccuracy, please let us know so we can fix it! Know a piece of missing information (like a finish), let us know that, too!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Temptalia’s Guide to Everything Summer | Wedding Makeup, Sunscreen, Suncare, Tanning, Self-tanner, Bronzers, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, and Prom 2008

Bridal & Wedding Makeup:

Sunscreen 101 Series:

Tanning 101 Series

Bronzers 101 Series

Earth Day 2008

Mother’s Day 2008

Prom 2008

Hope you enjoy these guides! (We have a few more guides and focused posts to write as summer really revvs up, so periodically check this post for updates!)

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Wedding Makeup for the Body & Nails: Product recommendations & suggestions for your bridal makeup or special occasional makeup. A product marked with a * means it is Temptalia tried, tested, and approved. A product marked with ** means that is Temptalia’s Top Pick.

Body Wash/Exfoliants

Moisturizers

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