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Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Glitter Makeup: Stila Jewel Eye Palette Look

Just decided to have a little fun with Stila’s new glitter-tastic palette last night :) Didn’t have too much fall out — definitely apply less than you think you need, and then build up if you need to. (I tried two techniques – one on each eye; nearly no fall out on the latter technique!)  It definitely has a bit of a wet look to it – very shimmering – but not so easy to capture in a still photo.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. With the 249, apply Blacktrack fluidline all over the lid portion. Using the 239, apply Black Diamond eyeshadow on the eyelid. Next, apply Rose Quartz eyeshadow in the crease and slightly above with the 239. With the 239, lightly apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow into the crease to add a pop of color. Lightly tap and brush Beautiful Iris eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Hush eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lust eyeliner on the lower lash line, and Beautiful Iris eyeshadow lightly patted below the lower lash line with the 219 brush. Finish by sweeping lashes with Exceptionnel mascara.

For cheeks, apply Unrequited blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply BE 109 lipstick first, and then layer Dubai Gloss for a complementing lip.

Check out more photos! Continue reading →

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Choose or Lose

How often do you clean out your stash?

  • Never! (24%, 309 Votes)
  • Once a year (23%, 296 Votes)
  • Every two or three months (21%, 272 Votes)
  • Every six months (19%, 254 Votes)
  • Once a month or more (13%, 167 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,314

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

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

I don’t think I bought anything.  Let’s pretend I didn’t, OK?  I can’t remember.  That means either it might be true or I might have a selective memory…  No, wait, I bought more Zoya nail polish remover.  I was so close!

Since I spent the first half of the week sick to my stomach from a rather nasty case of food poisoning… I’m pretty much in a catch-up mood for both the blog and school.  My weekend is so not going to be fun as I read about a zillion pages about law and investments and statistics.  STATISTICS, the bane of my existence!  The happy part of my weekend will be heading to the farmers’ market with my boyfriend on Saturday.

Now… have at it!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

How-to Choose Your Foundation

One recurring theme in this month’s Ask Temptalia Session was all about foundation — what’s best for what skin, how to choose the right shade, how to know what kind of undertones you have, and so on and so forth. This is pretty much everything I know about foundation, and hopefully, you’ll add your own tips and tricks in the comments to make this a great resource for the future! :) (You know, I fully intended for this to be a short and sweet post, but you know what they say about plans!)

Choosing foundation can be a difficult, trying, and frustrating process because everyone’s skin varies just a little bit from person to person so what works for one might not work for another–and for a whole variety of reasons–from undertones to skin types to skin concerns to personal preferences.

Undertones, shopping for foundation, tips & tricks ahead! Continue reading →

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Do you wear bright/bold makeup? Often? Rarely?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes and often!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Show Off: Eyeshadow Organization & Storage

After reading your answers to today’s question: how do you organize your eyeshadows? I really think we need to come together and SHOW OFF. (OK, you do it, I’m still in desperate need of a depotting party!) Share your wickedly detailed spreadsheets, photos of your ultra-organized eyeshadows, bask in the awesomeness that is organized beauty!

Share your photos/spreadsheet either by linking to the image/file or you can email me directly at [email protected], and I’ll upload it and include it in the post! :)

My collection/stash can be found under Temptalia’s Collection. It was last updated about June 2009, I believe, so I’m about due for another update, but gotta depot first! :)

See readers’ storage solutions for their eyeshadows! Continue reading →