Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever been so excited about a beauty product that you couldn’t concentrate or had trouble sleeping? If so, what was it?

Temptalia's AnswerMAC Jealousy Wakes!

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54 thoughts on “Have you ever been so excited about a beauty product that you couldn’t concentrate or had trouble sleeping?

  1. Jess

    Illamasqua Skin Base!
    Oh my gosh, it’s ridiculous how preoccupied the release of that product made me.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Aysh Aysh

    Chanel Topkapi…I think I had a crush on it, after your review.

  3. M

    Guerlain Rouge G ‘Giulette’. I was obsessing over it because it was OUT OF STOCK EVERYWHERE FOR A FEW MONTHS and I couldn’t get over it, LOL.

    But now that I am on to my second tube, I don’t see the colour anywhere anymore on websites, even the official Guerlain one.

    Christine, is it discontinued??? I will CRY if it is. T_T

  4. malia

    Um yeah… basically every MAC collection thats threatened to sell out (VV, WW, So Cute, brushes, etc etc LOL)…. in the past I would even skip a class to be first at the store, then I discovered online shopping.. staying up past 2 am sometimes waiting for the products to pop up!!! Only other brand that gets me is the Chanel polishes, but after Riva bummed me out so bad I kinda slowed down on them.

  5. Jasmine Valistreri

    After months of research on which would be the best foundation I bought a professional airbrush (Iwata compressor and airbrush) with the Temptu silicone based professional series airbrush makeup. I was having trouble sleeping the whole time I was waiting for the package to arrive. When it came it was amazing, I could mix my perfect match, the coverage was completely customizable, the wear was phenomenal, the makeup looked like skin, like actually like skin, you really could not tell I was wearing makeup at all, and it didn’t take long to apply. But in the end there was a downside, I had to completely take apart the gun after each use and clean it fastidiously or else it would be ruined. The makeup was great but I just don’t have time or patience to clean the gun for 20 minutes every time. I haven’t found anything else that can compare. I bought the Temptu consumer one because you don’t have to clean it, but the formula is very different, it’s not a long-wearing or a skin-like and it made me breakout. I tried the Guerlain Parure Gold and the MUFE HD and a dozen others but nothing is good to me after the Temptu S/B. I tried applying the S/B with a brush but it’s not as good. Now I just don’t wear foundation, and it makes me a little sad actually, like meeting prince charming and then breaking up.

  6. Mara

    I caught my breath at first sight/swatch of the Urban Decay Naked palette at the 2010 L.A. IMATS. I was dying to buy it on the spot but the UD booth didn’t have any for sale, ugh.

    I trolled your post about it for weeks until finally, after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, I got it from Sephora around the third week of July, 2010. That it was sold out from launch only added to the anxiety and sleepless nights!

    I still remember the frenzy over that palette that lasted for more than a year. So crazy. I guess it’s the best selling makeup palette of all time for a reason.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    Yes! Damn MAC online website releasing product just after midnight, making me stay awake until the wee hours until it’s released. I can’t tell you how many releases have kept me up late! LOL The anticipation is incredibly fun!

    (Jealousy Wakes was one of them — LOL!)

  8. Rada

    Hakuhodo and Suqqu brushes! I even dreamed of these before I actually had them. lol

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    I’ve never been that excited about a particular cosmetic before, but I did have a very bizarre dream once that involved a subplot where I was trying to hunt down some sort of makeup product and coming up short everywhere I went.

  10. Chiara

    Hahaha, great question! A few years ago, the first MAC product I bought was the Hello Kitty Tippy blush. I was so excited that I finally bought something from MAC, which I considered to be the best beauty brand in the whole world. Later on, when it appeared that I had bought a cult product, I was thrilled.

  11. Astrid

    Oh my god – no! Makeup isn´t the ONE in the World.

  12. Jenna

    Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter In The Air. From the second I first saw pictures of the bottle and swatches online, til the second I actually held it in my hands, it was all I could think about!

  13. KT

    MAC Mega Metals! It seemed to take so long to get to Australia and there was so much hype I was checking the website about 10 times a day. Then it turned out I was allergic to the formula! :(

  14. Dani

    Both of the above! I literally obsess over products until I am able to get them :/

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fabiola fabiola

    Iris apfel by MAC, I missed candy yum yum last year, and I didn’t want to miss pink pigeon lipstick this time, I even called the store the day before to put it in hold + other products, but they had su many lipsticks in hold already, that the wouldn’t do another one for me. I went to the store at 10:00 sharp, and they only had 3 pink pigeon lipstick available. I guess thia time I was lucky, but I was worry at bed time that I would miss it again. So silly.

    • Amanda O

      oh god me too!

      i remember being antsy all day when it launched because i needed to get my hands on Party Parrot, Flamingo, Diamond Dove, and Silver Gull. I didn’t call to reserve anything because I didnt have time at work and I literally told the lady at the MAC store that was helping me that she was a life saver!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of T Violet Lee

      Iris Apfel for me too. I love brights and pinks and really, really wanted the lipsticks. I got them online tho’, the first hour they went up.

  16. Tommy

    It’s the opposite with me!! I think of lovely things and it helps me to sleep!! Haha :)

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dominique Dominique

    My Goodness, just ONE product ? For the pas year, M.A.C Glitter and Ice lipsticks ( yes the 6 of them ).

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    UD Naked 2 palette.

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    Awesome! That was my question! : )
    Guerlain Parure de Nuit. So in love with it.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of ShaSha ShaSha

    MAC Candy YumYum – I stayed up until midnight to order it online. Best hot pink lipstick ever.

  21. Kathy S.

    MAC’s Surf Baby collection was the most recent product-related insomnia. It was the Hibiscus lipstick that did it. I didn’t want it and when I changed my mind it was out onsite, so I ran to the mall to get it just as they opened. They had two and I got one!

  22. Laura R

    that makes sense Christine! :) such a cool experience.

    i just got a Clarisonic Mia and i definitely was distracted by it. then i read that it has to charge for 24 hours before first usage and i was bummed (i love playing with new products).

  23. Shannon

    Once I learned about the release date for the Urban Decay 15th anniversary palette,I couldnt WAIT to order one! I <3 UD!

  24. Dagmar

    Oh yes! I’m having this problem with every purple lipstick / lipgloss. One week ago it was the mac lipglass “comfort + joy” and “famously fab”. Really crazy!

  25. Not really! I get obsessed but not to that point (yet). Plus I tend to sleep really well lol

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brenda Brenda

    Definitely! Lately, every night after reading your site, I see new items that I’m lemming and try to convince myself I don’t need them – and go to bed dreaming about them LOL!!

  27. Not yet but I’m sure when I do get the NAKED2 palette I’ll be excited.

  28. Mel

    Naked 2, I did stress out over it a little before it came out hoping I’d get one before it sold out so I’d have it for Christmas.

  29. When I was 16, I had my first Sephora haul! I got Hard Candy Stop polish, Urban Decay Uzi e/s, HC purple e/s single, and Bourjois black liner. I was so excited to possess high end makeup!

  30. Elle

    Aw, that’s a really sweet answer, Christine. ^^ Hm… I stayed up all day and night waiting for AND trying to find the Chanel Ombre Perlees palette. It was VERY hard to find in Asia. I wanted it sooo bad. TT^TT I still think about it. lol

  31. I haven’t, but if I were you with Jealousy Wakes, then certainly I would have!

  32. ayesha

    When I saw how beautiful the eyeshadow by Nars called Galapogas was, it was all I could think about…I needed it in my life. I use it almost every time I want to look glamorous, so it was a good buy :)

  33. Nancy

    I was like that with MAC’s “Violetta”. (Check my youtube videos about when I was going through my “purple phase”) LOL – Oh, it was SAD! LOL

  34. Carmel

    I’m ashamed to admit this, but I dreamed about Chanel’s Stylo Yeux in Cassis. When I went to Sephora the next day, they didn’t have a tester, so I just bought it without really seeing it. It was SO disappointing when I went home and put it on.

  35. Almost every Mac collection. I skip the first hours in school just to get my hands on the products..

  36. Yazmin

    I told my boyfriend to come and spend the evening at my house watching a movie and having a meal in instead of going to a reservation at a really fancy restaurent, but i spent all my evening on the laptop refreshing the mac page for nicki minaj’s pink friday lipstick lol i was determined to be one of the first to have it! and im glad i did, within twenty minutes of it being released online it was sold out!

    And also the mac give me liberty of london collection, i dragged my friends to our city centre to wait outside debenhams on the morning of the launch day because i was afraid that blooming lovely, petals and peacocks and ever hip was going to be sold out! They didnt appreciate the chilly weather lol

  37. Safyre

    I went a little crazy the day that MAC’s To The Beach launched, I have a soft spot for anything cute and beachy and especially because I knew that everyone would rush to get the Marine Life highlighter. Luckily I was able to get my hands on it. :3

  38. Michaela

    Chanel illusoire and epatant- I had to have them…

  39. Urban Decay’s Alice in Wonderland Palette! I am a freak for both UD and AIW so it was like a dream come true, LOL. I haven’t been that excited about a new “toy” since I saved up enough allowance money to send away for my first My Little Pony when I was about 6 or 7. Yes I am a dork! :P

  40. mac loves barbie collection… i wanted that doll sooooo bad. I woke up early that day just to be first in line outside the door.

  41. Of course not! The thought of it is quite silly. But no shade to anyone who does, just not something that is THAT serious to me. LoL!

  42. Jessica

    It’s happening right now with NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer! I may have to go camp out at Nordstroms now! Today’s my Bday…if only it was released a couple of weeks earlier…sigh ;)

  43. Miss J

    The only time I can think of was with Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Lippie from MAC. I remember saying that I bet it would be released right at midnight EST and sell out super quick. I went to the computer shortly after midnight EST, and yeah, it was there…didn’t buy it, lol. Checked back and hour later and it was SO.

  44. Italia

    I haven’t ever experienced this feeling, but I couldn’t be MORE in love with all of the people who say they have! What a fantastic question! LOVE LOVE!

  45. Ruth

    Oh yes, it’s happening right now. I’m waiting for my YSL glossy stains to arrive from Sephora !

  46. maqNme

    Where do I start? I’m currently obsessed with anything Dior especially Shimmer Star and their lip gloss. It’s a terrible obsession. If make up were a person they’d be a restraining order against my name.

  47. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of jackie Jackie

    the first time that happened was with MAC’s colour forecast in 2010

  48. Caitlin

    Have to admit – MAC Jealousy Wakes. I’m in the UK and I had a girl in the US buying it for me. I woke up several times that night in fear of not getting it!

  49. Jessica

    Um, no lol. losing sleep over anything material seems silly to me… unless there is some sort of personal attachment such as Christine’s Jealousy wakes. For you I can understand because it was more than just an eyeshadow. You actually invested your self into it and I’m sure were anticipating people’s thoughts about it.

  50. All the time, right now as we speak! I am actually regretting that I didn’t purchase MAC’s Iris Apfel Flamingo lipstick…and I can’t stop thinking about it.