Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Challenge: Feline-Inspired Makeup

Edited:  Just wanted to bump this up!  Deadline is tomorrow night! :)

Last month’s “No Makeup” Makeup Challenge worked out really well and readers seemed interest in making it a regular part of Temptalia.  This month, the challenge is to create a look that’s feline-inspired–whether that’s a look that simply takes colors from your favorite feline, incorporating patterns, or getting inspiration from words associated with felines (e.g. strong, powerful, independent).   It can be a look you’d wear to the office or an elaborate mask–whatever your interpretation of the challenge is what I want to see.

I’d love to see and share your feline-inspired look with Temptalia readers! The deadline to submit your look is September 15th, 2010, so be sure to send me:

  • at least two (2) high quality images (at least 600px wide, no phone camera pics (!), color accurate, no watermarks)
  • a breakdown of what you used
  • a brief description of what the inspiration was for your look
  • a brief bio about yourself (2-3 sentences), include any website/blog link as necessary

E-mail your feline-inspired look to me by September 15th, 2010, 9PM PST to be included. Don’t be camera shy — we’re a friendly group here at Temptalia! But if you are camera shy, feel free to share your look via the comments (with a text breakdown).

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36 thoughts on “Challenge: Feline-Inspired Makeup

  1. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    yeah, i really want to try this – I have a few ideas!

  2. androgynes

    hmm i think i’m going to participate this challenge :)

  3. Sexy Sadie

    I am of course in.

  4. tehteh

    I’d love to participate but I still have trouble lining my eyes which makes a VERY difficult thing to do feline

  5. I missed out on the No Makeup challenge. I’ll try to do this! :)

  6. Roxanne

    I reaaally want to but way too shy to actually have it up on Temptalia, visitied *internationally*… but text breakdown seems so… uncreative?
    What to do, what to do… :D

  7. Margot

    Oh I really enjoyed the last challenge so I’m definitely going to take part in this one too :)

  8. Sweet! I can’t WAIT to crank something fun out for this!

  9. Your awesome Christine! I loved the natural look submissions I know his one will spark some really awesome looks. Any one who thought about it last time really should do this one. I submitted one and Christine made the layouts and everything really sleek. Totally do this even if you don’t think your good at it yet because I know someone will like it.

  10. JD

    Drats! I was going to submit a photo but got caught up in cleaning. The look I was going to do was inspired by my dad’s brown tabby. Stila’s Kitten eyeshadow (how fitting) on the lid, Urban Decay’s Underground eyeshadow in the crease and along the lower lashline with the lighter green in Loreal Hip’s Riotous eyeshadow in the waterline. I definitely wanted to incorporate the green in his eyes in the look. Then Benefit Hula Bronzer all over the face, with Benefit’s Coralista blush oh the cheeks. And I finished it off with MAC’s Wonderstruck Lustreglass.

    And of course, black winged out eyeliner!

  11. ofir

    i realllyyyy wanna do it but, i have kind of an acne…and im kinda scared if it will show up on camera..what do you think i should do christine??? :O

  12. Vale

    Sorry for sound silly but… since in the other Country a MAC collection comes out about a month (or even after that!) than the US release… next time could you wait a bit more before opening a contest based on a specific collection?
    I know that we aren’t compelled in using right those colours but, just in case a person has an inspiration right from one of those…

    Just an idea, thank you

  13. Another challenge! :) I will, however, sit this one out. I realized that I’m not really a Feline kinda girl. I see sexy smokey eyes with golds and black and charcoal and I don’t really do those colours.
    Too timid…. ha!
    On the other hand…. I might just decide to take this challenge, get over my fear of being brave with darker colours and go for it!
    I see we have till September 15th to submit, so after gym tonight, I might try my hand at some sexy feline eyes and lips… :)

  14. Ummm. last minute question. One entry per person? I have a bronzey look I kind of want to submit, but I already had plans to do a dramatic tiger striped one, so I don’t know if I should only do one or the other? I’m sure you have a LOT of entries.

  15. Hmmm… Tempting! I might have a go ;)

  16. Sara

    ack! i’m taking a theatre makeup class and we are doing big cats on wednesday night!! i’m gonna have to take pictures in class, rush home and email them to make the deadline

  17. Sexy Sadie

    Glad you told me so, I had nearly forgot.

  18. For some reason, it always seems like a get a pimple during these challenges!! I may do one though. I had fun doing it last time. =)

  19. Jazz

    I am not camera shy , but I dont have time to send my pic .
    Products used :
    TFSI
    Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Busy signal
    Ud Naked palette (Smog )
    UD Free Love
    Maybelline eyestudio quad in Irrestibly Ivy (the green shade )
    Urban Decay Liner in zero
    Maybelline Falsies Volum Express mascara in Black
    Mac Schemer lipglass

    I first primed my lid using TFSI , then I put the cream shadow all over my lid. Then using a flat brush , I put Free love in the inner 3rd of my eyes, and put the green shade from maybelline on the outer third . Using a fluffy brush , I slightly blended using Smog from UD . I then put on my eyeliner , and my mascara .

  20. Jennifer

    Hey Christine, when will you be posting up pictures?