Monday, May 17th, 2010

Tag: Your Holy Grail Beauty Products

What are your absolute must-have, can’t-live-without beauty products?  Share yours and find out what others can’t bear to be without as well! Don’t be shy — say as much or as little as you want; share your reasons, why it’s great for your skin tone — whatever you want!

Feel free to tag your friends or other beauty bloggers if you want to see theirs, too! :)

Here’s mine…

  • Best Eyeshadow Base:  MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot makes for the most excellent neutral, matte eyeshadow base on warmer skin tones (go Painterly for cooler skin tones).  Always keeps my eyeshadow in place!
  • Best Eyeshadow:   MAC Eyeshadow — gotta give it to MAC for the wide variety of shades and textures.   I kind of wanted to mention Hourglass’ eyeshadows, too, but they definitely have a more limited range, and to be honest, range is important to me!
  • Best Eyeliner:  Urban Decay 24/7 Liners are simply the right mix of long-wearing power with a soft, creamy texture and come in a variety of fun shades.
  • Best Mascara:  Chanel Exceptionnel still has my heart, even though it’s one steeply priced mascara.
  • Best Foundation:  Guerlain Parure Gold!  It’s totally my special occasion foundation.
  • Best Blush:  I’m totally torn here.  I wear MAC blushes all the time, but I love the texture of Dolce & Gabbana blushes, even if I haven’t found a shade I’d wear all the time.  I also love the softness of Benefit’s boxed powders, but they’re a mixture of highlighter, blush, and bronzer.
  • Best Highlighter:  Dior Skinshimmers and Benefit Sugarbomb–I can’t decide between the two!  Dior has more options, but I could wear Sugarbomb everyday!
  • Best Lipstick:  Guerlain Rouge Gs hit it right on the nail (except on price, duh) with a creamy formula that keeps lips soft and hydrated but doesn’t slip and slide all over the place.  The pigmentation is incredible, and the shades themselves are so wearable.  Hello, Giulette?  Seriously amazing.  I also want to mention Chanel’s Rouge Allure Laques, which are more of the liquid lipstick family, so I never feel quite comfortable saying they’re my favorite lipstick since they’re not quite that, you know?
  • Best Lipgloss:  I have too many favorites–it’s so hard to pick!  Guerlain KissKiss Gloss, YSL Golden Gloss, and LORAC Multiplex have dazzling, shimmering shades that really look gorgeous over a lipstick.  I love Illamasqua’s Intense Lipglosses for something wickedly pigmented and ultra glossy.
  • Best Lip Balm:  Philosophy Kiss Me Intense Lip Therapy goes beyond the call of duty to keep my lips in tip-top shape.

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Monday, May 17th, 2010

Rant & Rave

This Week’s Topic: PENCIL EYELINER!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about pencil eyeliner and all that those entail.

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What makeup are you wearing today? Share your look!

Temptalia's Answer.

None yet!

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Weekly Beauty Report

This Week’s Beauty Report: Sunday, May 16th, 2010

  • NEUTROGENA launched the first-ever Liquid Sunblock at drugstores in Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock Fluid in SPF 55 and SPF 70. The brand is also about to release Retinol NX, a concentrated Retinol line that’s exclusive to QVC.
  • ALMAY brings Kate Hudson on board as their new global brand ambassador.
  • Burt’s Bees has launched their new RUJEVENATING LIP BALM with a chance to win an eco-getaway to the Amazon.
  • AMERICAN APPARELwill see the launch of six new shades to their line-up of eighteen this spring/summer.
  • I spied BOBBI BROWN BEACH SHIMMER BRICK on Nordstrom, though I haven’t seen anything else from the launch online yet.
Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Choose or Lose


Do you use setting spray?

  • Nah, not usually. (60%, 1,171 Votes)
  • Sometimes... (24%, 475 Votes)
  • Yes, all the time! (14%, 270 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,942

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

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty product do you like that gets a bad rep? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

MAC Mascara!! Love my Plushlash!

Thanks to Hannah for today’s question!