Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you look for in the perfect lipgloss? Sticky, glittery, opaque?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m all about a semi-opaque to opaque, shimmery but not gritty, lipgloss. Sticky or non-sticky doesn’t matter, but it should wear well.

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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

My Monday was so unmotivated that I didn’t put this together until this morning. See why we all need a little pick-me-up at the beginning of the week? If you’ve tried any of these products, I’d love to hear your feedback! You just might save me money (or further enable me to spend!). :)

  • Kate Somerville Skin Health Starter Kit ($70.00) is a value skincare set. I’m a big fan of Kate Somerville products (well, the few I’ve tried!), but her skincare is a little pricey, so any opportunity to try it for less… well, you have my attention. I do need to work out if it is really a “deal” or not, though.
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – Oil Free Nude ($42.00) is a long-time lemming for me. It’s been on my list for ages, but the price tag has kept me resisting thus far. I’ve heard so many great things about this product, which is kind of the root reason why I’ve always wanted to give it a shot myself.
  • Sephora Brand Precision Sponge ($12.00) looks to be Sephora’s version of the famous BeautyBlender sponge. I’ve tried both the BeautyBlender and Sonia Kashuk’s version, both are really great tools when you want a sponge applicator. I prefer sponge applicators with liquid or cream foundations, though I prefer brushes overall.
  • Korres Lemon Lip Scrub ($19.00) is a lip exfoliator in a lipstick-tube form. I like that it is compact and travel-friendly–no spilling here! I’m curious to see if it’ll out-do my Peter Thomas Roth scrub.
  • Illamasqua Intense Lipgoss ($19.00) seems like something right up my alley–intense colored gloss? Sign me up! They have a decent amount of shades available via Sephora, so I don’t even know where to start. Probably Mistress? Maybe Petulant…
  • Hourglass Primer Set ($56.00) includes both Houglass’ Veil Mineral Primer with SPF 15 as well as Solar Tan Self-Tanning Primer. I’m always curious in different face primers, but I’m particularly intrigued by a self-tanning one!
  • Smashbox High Definition Dual Finish Micro Powder SPF 15 ($38.00) has an interesting delivery system–looks like it’s a lot less messy compared to traditional translucent powders. I wasn’t sold on Make Up For Ever’s HD powder, so I’m interested in seeing how Smashbox’s HD powder compares.

What are your latest lemmings? Are you close to caving?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How many eyeshadows do you use per look? (On average!)

Temptalia's Answer.

On overage, probably between 4-6, but easily more. It’s just so easy to take a little from one shadow, a little from another…

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Monday, August 10th, 2009

Choose or Lose

When do you shower?

  • Evening (49%, 810 Votes)
  • Morning (40%, 669 Votes)
  • Afternoon (7%, 118 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (4%, 66 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,663

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you share your makeup with others? Why/why not?

Temptalia's Answer.

I only share certain pieces — some are personal items, so I don’t, but others are kept sanitary so they can be used on others.

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Sunday, August 9th, 2009

If you were using MAC Ego Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it?

What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!