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Monday, September 14th, 2009

MAC Customized Palettes

Though palettes and pan eyeshadows have been available online for a few months now, MAC has put up a new feature on their website that allows you to drag and drop shades into their customizable palettes so you can preview what your palette might look like before you buy it. Kind of neat if you aren’t familiar with MAC! :)

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Sebastian Professional @ Costello Tagliapietra

The Look

Costello Tagliapietra’s Spring ’10 beauty look is a seamless combination of elegance, youthfulness, natural beauty and romance. The hair, both feminine and fresh, is loosely inspired by the traditional roll style from the ‘40s with soft curls that sit just above the shoulder.

Get the Look

To put a modern twist on a ‘40s staple, Sebastian Professional lead stylist Thomas Dunkin recommends a method of building texture and shape with techniques that keep the hair looking soft, romantic and not too “done.” Finish with an elastic touchable texturizer or flexible shine spray to create a look that’s elegant yet playful. Here’s how to create your own ‘40s inspired faux bob:

  • Apply Sebastian Professional Texturizer to damp hair; distribute evenly throughout.
  • Blow hair out straight with a medium to large-sized round brush.
  • Spray hair with a flexible hairspray for added texture, section hair, curl it with a medium-sized barrel curling iron and set.
  • Take out pins, gently brush out the curls and then roll hair under, section by section, fastening it under at the neck with bobby pins.
  • Apply Microweb Fiber to hands and gently work through the front of the hair to create an imperfect, lived-in effect. Finish by misting with a strong-hold hairspray.

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Monday, September 14th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What were your favorite looks from the VMAs? Who rocked it? Who missed the mark?

Temptalia's Answer.

I liked Stephanie Pratt’s look a lot, and Jennifer Lopez’s look worked for the most part (the bottom lashes were a lil’ much). Leighton Meester missed the mark for me.

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Monday, September 14th, 2009

MAC @ Adam

The Look

“She’s a tan, aristocratic girl hanging out in New York at the end of summer after vacationing all over Italy and France. Beautifully polished, effortless and comfortable.” — Romy Soleimani

Get the Look

  • Eye: Modelette eyeshadow softly swept over lids with a 217 brush for a velvety-sheer texture. Light Beige Gold crushed metal pigment applied using a 219 brush to accent the inner corners of the eyes. Fling and Lingering brow pencils to lightly define and fill in brows. Brow Set Gel brushed upwards to hold brows in place. No mascara.
  • Face: Face and Body Foundation in C5 applied to skin to prep the skin. Matte Bronze bronzing powder and golden bronzer mixed together and applied all over the face. Refined Golden Bronzer dusted onto cheeks for a tawny, sun-kissed look.
  • Lip: Fresh Brew lipstick mixed together and lightly patted on lips. Matte Mixing Medium patted on top to create a matte yet sheer and plush look.

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Monday, September 14th, 2009

MAC @ Jason Wu

The Look

“Monochromatic chic with a little edge and rawness. A Tim Burton girl – big, simple, sparkling eyes and amazing bold lips that look as though they were stamped on.” — Lucia Peroni

Get the Look

  • Eye: Kid and Cork eyeshadows applied with 217 brush to softly contour upper and lower lids. Crushed Metal Pigment lightly tapped with fingers to lid and to inner corners of eye to add slight sparkle effect. Teddy eye kohl smudged into roots of upper lash line and applied to lower water line. Black Dazzle dazzlelash mascara swept lightly onto top and bottom lashes.
  • Face: Face and Body foundation brushed onto skin to sheer out skin for a super light, dewy finish. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to set.
  • Lip: Lip 1: Brick lip pencil to lie the lips; Russian Red lipstick brushed onto lip to create bright bold red lip. Lip 2: PRO Sin and Media lipsticks brushed onto lips as base; Burgundy lip mix layered over base to create a deep blackberry-currant lip. Lip 3: Currant lip pencil with mix of PRO Smoked Purple and Cyber Satin.

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Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Swatch Challenge: Urban Decay

I would love to round-up as many Urban Decay swatches as we can all muster!  Together, I am sure we can get a pretty comprehensive swatch gallery going — so I invite you to share yours!  You can link to your swatches, or you can e-mail them to me and I’ll put them up.   All credit will go to the swatcher as well :)  So let’s go!

Insert your image by linking to your image:  http://whereveryourimageis.com

Or e-mail your image to:  [email protected]

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