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Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you think of gifts with purchase (GWPs)? Do you have a friend who’s as into beauty as you?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like them when they have decent things in them! I prefer large trial sizes or full sized products — I definitely don’t want a bunch of tiny samples. Or at least it better have a cute bag!
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Just a heads up, since I’ve had a few people inquire about where my Style Warrior review was… but I already did it! I was able to go to an unveiling party last week, so I made my purchase then :) So here is a round-up for all your Style Warrior needs…

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Lip Swatches

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I’m feeling encouraged by yesterday’s look post (because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post this since it was more experimental than anything else), so I wanted to share with you a look I attempted a week or so ago. I wanted to try a color combination I hadn’t done before (it’s not always easy to think of something that is different AND could work!), and this is what I came up with. I didn’t like it at first, but as I looked at it throughout the day, I decided I really liked the eyes and thought the application was better than my usual is. I just had no idea what kind of lip color made a good pairing! Nude looked odd, too purple looked odd, and too pink doesn’t seem like it complements. I was thinking maybe a really shamelessly bold, wine/burgundy/purple lip might have rocked it (think Rebel lipstick).

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), True Chartreuse pigment (chartreuse), Goldmine eyeshadow (gold), Overgrown eyeshadow (chatreuse), Fig. 1 (medium wine), Shadowy Lady eyeshadow (deep burgundy), Crystal Avalanche eyeshadow (white highlighter), Urban Decay Ransom 24/7 Liner (blue-violet), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer (bronzy highlighter)
  • Lips: Fun Fun lipstick (light pinky-purple), Tartlette lipglass (coral)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Overgrown = Bitter; Fun Fun = Snob; Tartlette = Lychee Luxe

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. With the 239, apply True Chartreuse pigment with water-based mixing medium on the lower lid. On the inner lid, pack Goldmine eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Overgrown eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Darken crease with Fig. 1 eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Shadowy Lady eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Crystal Avalanche eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Ransom Liner on lower lash line. Apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer with the 188. Apply Fun Fun lipstick to lips, and then top with Tartlette lipglass for color and shine.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Tarte Cosmetics for Summer 2009

eyeQuatic waterproof summer essentials set ($35.00)

Along with a mod-chic headscarf, this set includes 3 mermaid-inspired lock & roll creaseless cream & powder shadow duos and a deluxe lights, camera, splashes! waterproof mascara. Lock & Roll shades in Turquoise, Citrine, and Tanzanite. (Note: I am ALL over this one!)

celluFIGHT natural anti-cellulite self-tanner ($40.00)

Do double-duty beauty: get tanned and taut in one easy step! Achieve a natural, healthy glow with a hydrating, gradual self-tanner that works on all skin tones. celluFIGHT™ is formulated with skinTIGHT™ complex , a proprietary anti-cellulite complex that firms and tones skin while improving elasticity. Plant and bio-nutrient extracts boost cellular metabolism shedding excess fat tissue. Caffeine helps stimulate blood flow immediately reducing “the orange peel” effect on problem areas such as waist, hips, thighs and buttocks. This anti-cellulite natural self-tanner contains clinically-proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent the long-term build-up of fat tissue under the skin.

multiplEYE natural lash enhancer ($65.00)

Achieve a 152% increase in the appearance of lash length with multiplEYE, a natural lash enhancer. Our proprietary HydroPlant Peptide™ is clinically proven to give the appearance of longer, thicker lashes naturally: soy and amino acid proteins combine to form an essential super-protein base that fortifies and nourishes lashes. This protein emulsion is infused with cellulose, a plant-derived thickening agent, and vitamin C, an antioxidant booster.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp YSL Touche Eclat, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

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