Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What do you do if you can’t get an eyeshadow to blend out perfectly? Do you start over? Have a last ditch effort/trick? Just go with it?

Temptalia's AnswerIf it’s MY fault, then I’ll keep trying and eventually try to use another, slightly lighter color to diffuse it more or try fingertips or a sponge applicator. If it’s more likely because the eyeshadow is dry or thin, I’ll blend and try to make it work with tools (but no added eyeshadows) and then leave it as-is, which works since I also want to show its shortcomings for reviews. In real life, it’s unlikely someone is going to notice a little unblended color on your eye if it’s not 100% perfect.

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Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you like to use cream eyeshadows? How do you use them most often?

Temptalia's AnswerI love using them as a wash of color for a really, really quick look, or two or three of them paired together. I used to use them as eyeshadow bases, but I tend to just use them together now!

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Friday, March 27th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Are primers necessary? Face, eye, lip… what have you!

Temptalia's AnswerThey’re not necessary for me, but they’re a nice thing to have on hand/have available, even when products wear decently on me without them, because the reality is I’d rather add that extra layer and know for sure that my makeup will last 12-16+ hours than chance it.

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Friday, March 27th, 2015

Choose or Lose


How often do you use face primer?

Check out the results!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Free for Haul Friday

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul: Clinique Cheek Pops x4, new vanity set-up
  • Weekend plans: Organize my desk area, go on a hike
  • What’s something you keep on your desk/night stand/dresser that makes you smile?: I have a framed photo of Mellan as a puppy on the beach, and a wedding photo!

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

This week’s Mellan photo…


The cutest Peep of all!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your current brow routine? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’ve been alternating between MAC Espresso/Brun eyeshadows applied with an angled brush and MAC’s Deep Dark Brunette brow cream applied with a very thin angled brush. I tweeze to keep them in shape, and then trim with scissors occasionally when they get too scraggly!

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