Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you choose your skincare products? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI look for brands that have a strong focus/emphasis on skincare with moderate pricing and moderate claims. I don’t want to see a lot of hype, and I don’t want anyone promising that I’m going to look 10 years younger in six weeks.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Monday, April 13th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What do you look for in a product review? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI look for detail and cues that indicate someone actually applied/used it. A lot of things can swatch nicely or look good initially, but they may not always hold up during the day. I also look for reviews that don’t let the color dictate the overall tone of the review, because even if a color doesn’t turn out flattering (which is helpful to know), it doesn’t mean the product itself is bad. I also read a lot of press releases and marketing hoopla, so if I see that in a review as if it were the reviewer’s words, I immediately move on. I expect disclosures if there is something to disclose.

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

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Dior!

my answer: I think they do well in the lip and base categories, and while I love their cream eyeshadows, their powder eyeshadows leave a lot to be desired most of the time. I haven’t been impressed with their more recently released blushes/highlighters.

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Has your makeup routine or style changed over time? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI have a greater appreciation for the different styles of makeup more today than I did ten years ago, and I have a better understanding of what I like in products (and don’t like) and am just more comfortable wearing what I like, even if someone else doesn’t. As I get older, I expect (and sometimes, need) more out of base products and skincare products.

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

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What are your tips for adjusting a foundation shade that doesn’t quite match? (Assume you cannot return!) Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIf it is lighter, then I’ll use a setting powder that more closely matches my skin tone, which tends to give me the right shade. If it is darker, I’ll use it as a sheer coverage foundation or try to see if it could mix well with another foundation I have that’s too light.

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