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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

A friend of mine passed along this lil’ survey, and I thought it was fun to fill out to pass along the time of my Tuesday morning. I modified a few questions to make it a little more beauty related :)

What was the last new beauty product you purchased? Guerlain Exotic Paradise quad, glosses, and lipsticks.

When you’re feeling down, ________ lipstick/lipgloss makes you feel happier. RED LIPSTICK! Usually, even though I’m not a big wearer of it, red lipstick cheers me up and makes me feel a little sexier. My never-fail-lip color is Mari-sheeno, though!

What look were you wearing this past Saturday? The naked face. GASP!

What beauty product do you wish you could afford right now? Probably a series of microdermabrasion treatments or something to help reduce scarring on my face.

If you had to give up foundation or concealer, which would you give up? Concealer. It was an easy trade-off for me, since I rarely wear concealer ;)

Besides you, the biggest beauty addict you know is ___________. You all! I don’t think there’s anyone in my real life that is into makeup whatsoever. You can imagine how much I need this beauty spot as an outlet, right?

Could you go without any makeup for 30 days? I imagine I could, but I wouldn’t want to. It would be hard, and it might take a bit of a toll on my self-esteem given the terrible state of my skin (dermatologist appointment tomorrow AM for the win!).

Fill It Out!

What was the last new beauty product you purchased?

When you’re feeling down, ________ lipstick/lipgloss makes you feel happier.

What look were you wearing this past Saturday?

What beauty product do you wish you could afford right now?

If you had to give up foundation or concealer, which would you give up?

Besides you, the biggest beauty addict you know is ___________.

Could you go without any makeup for 30 days?

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

This look is from at least a week ago! I actually haven’t worn eyeshadow since this look. You can blame me for being lazy/busy; I think both may apply here and there. ;)

How are you all? I hope everyone’s doing well. I’m in the process of trying to figure out a way to better balance all of the things I need to get done so I can actually start scratching things *off* my to-do list rather than just adding to it. Any tips? ;)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral base), Guerlain Charnel Eyeshadow (peachy-gold), Guerlain Fleuri Eyeshadow (lavender with gold shimmer), Cranberry eyeshadow (purple-cranberry), Shroom eyeshadow (highlighter), Urban Decay Ransom 24/7 Liner (purple), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Clinique Cherry Blossom Eyeshadow (soft frosty pink)
  • Lips: Guerlain Flushy Beige Lipstick (pink-beige), Guerlain Cerise Tentation Gloss (sheer pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: N/A

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Charnel eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Fleuri eyeshadow to the middle of the lid and extend to outer lid. Darken crease with Cranberry eyeshadow using the 226. Sweep Femme-fi underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Ransom on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Cherry Blossom eyeshadow using the 129. Apply Flushy Beige lipstick to lips, and then top with Cerise Tentation gloss for color and shine.

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009


Tiger Lily Fresh Bloom Eyeshadow

Clinique’s Fresh Bloom Spring 2009 Collection is really the epitome of spring colors and shades. The promotional images for the launch indicated so, and the products themselves don’t disappoint! I think the Fresh Bloom eyeshadows ($16.50) are darling; the colors are all universally wearable. They’re colorful, but not overly so; they’re not colors you couldn’t work into your office makeup (for most of you, at least!). All four have good color pigmentation, and most of the colors have fairly frosty finishes.

Tiger Lily is a duo of light peachy-pink and coppery-peach.

Maple Blossom is a duo of silvery-gray and brownish-silver (like MAC Club, but better).

Apple Blossom is a duo of soft, whitish-silver and subdued pale, pastel green.

Cherry Blossom is a duo of a whitish-pink and light raspberry-pink.

Clinique also launched four shades of their Long Last Glosswear ($14.00) in Air Kiss, First Blush, Honey Shimmer, and Whisper. I only had the chance to check out First Blush (sheer peachy-pink) and Honey Shimmer (sheer reddish-copper with pink shimmer). I love the Long Last Glosswear formula for its long-lasting power, and I would definitely love to see some really bold, opaque shades launched in the future, as the two I tried from this launch were sheer like others I have tried before. Honey Shimmer was less sheer than First Blush, though.

Temptalia Recommendations

Must-haves: Cherry Blossom (more for a blusher, though!)
Nice-to-haves: Maple Blossom, Long Last Glosswears
Skip: This collection if pastels aren’t your bag!

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s the most expensive beauty product you’ve bought? Planned or impulse? Will you repurchase in the future?

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Rant & Rave


Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… EYELASH CURLERS!

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you try most of the things you buy on in the store? Or do you wait until you get home to really test drive a new beauty product?