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Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How often do you wash your brushes?

  • Once a week (31%, 185 Votes)
  • Once a month or less (28%, 165 Votes)
  • 2-3 times a month (23%, 135 Votes)
  • Every 2-3 days (12%, 71 Votes)
  • Everyday (6%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 599

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

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Last week, we all found out about Urban Decay’s New Heavy Metal Glitter Liners to be launched for spring. They’re currently available at UrbanDecay.com, as well as Sephora (at least, in-store for me). The new colors are Catfight (bright pink), Groupie (light pink), Midnight Cowboy (beige-gold), and Stagedive (teal).

And yeah, they’re pretty much amazing! If you’re into glitter liners, then I urge you to check out these. I don’t wear glitter liners that often, but I really love Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Liners, just because they go on easily, the glitter is always the color it looks, and it lasts all day. The glitter is the colored part, while the base is clear (which is what helps the glitter adhere to wherever it’s applied). Catfight and Stagedive are my favorites; they’re both bright and fun! Midnight Cowboy is more wearable, because you can easily add it to any neutral look to kick it up a noth without going over the top.

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Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You


Do you copy looks you see or prefer to come up with your own? Do you just get inspired by a look in a beauty ad and modify it or do you try to replicate it 100%?

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Looks like Barbie (Mattel) and Stila will be partnering this spring. Stila will also sponsor Mattel’s Barbie runway during NYFW during February 2009. 50 designers have agreed to show Barbie-inspired fashion during the runway show. Charlotte Tilbury, makeup atist, is the show’s lead makeup artist. The limited edition line is slated to launch exclusively at Sephora in February, only at Sephora’s Fifth Avenue store in NY, international Sephora locations, and sephora.com. Expect a larger offering of Barbie-Stila branded products later, during fall 2009.

The collection includes 4 “Decades of Beauty” cans ($40 each) with a booklet inside describing the beauty and fashion wardrobes for each doll. The first, #1 Ponytail Doll, celebrates the first Barbie, launched in 1959. It includes a red lipstick called Ponytail, a liquid eyeliner and a three-pan paper-wrapped compact with two eye shadows and a cheek color. Malibu Barbie, which highlights the doll of the same name that launched in 1971, has a pale pink Lip Glaze called Malibu, a black mascara and a compact with two eye shadows and a bronzer. Foxy Doll, which depicts the African-American Barbie launched in 1980, includes a Lip Glaze called Foxy, mascara and a compact with two eye shadows and a cheek color. The final offering, Jewel Doll, is based on the 2000 Barbie of the same name and includes a bright pink Lip Glaze called Jewel, a Multi-Effect Mascara and a compact with two eye shadows and a cheek color.

“Stila is a brand which at the core is about fun and innovation,” said Richard Dickson, Mattel’s general manager and senior vice president for the Barbie brand, during a phone interview earlier this week from Shanghai, where he is readying the brand’s new House of Barbie flagship. “The combination of Barbie and Stila felt right.”

Source: WWD

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Here’s the video tutorial I spoke of in the look post earlier today… As I mentioned, I’m really disappointed with the quality of the video from the Flip camera I was trying out. I’m going to use my other camera for the next video attempt, whenever that may be, I couldn’t tell ya ;) I hope you at least find it somewhat useful.

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Here’s a really quick look using a bunch of BBR products :) I also attempted a video tutorial for it, but I’m really disappointed in the quality of the video–a little blurry, poor color–so I definitely won’t be using my Flip camera again! (It was free, thankfully.) I’ll have to give my DSLR’s video takin’ capabilities a shot next time I get around to doing a video. I think I can safely say that me putting out *any* video is an accomplishment ;)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Your Ladyship pigment (beige-pink), Flip eyeshadow (soft yellow bronze gold), French Cuff eyeshadow (bronzy-pink), 100 Strokes eyeshadow (burgundy), Femme-fi eyeshadow (highlighter), Feline kohl power (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Fleurry blush (soft peach-pink), Redhead mineralize skinfinish (copper-bronze highlighter)
  • Lips: All’s Fair lipstick (berry pink), Live & Dye lipglass (pastel pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 214 (flat, stubby brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush)
  • Substitutes: Flip = Goldmine + Nylon; French Cuff = Mythology; 100 Strokes = Sketch; Feline = Graphblack; Fleurry = Foolish Me; Redhead = Soft & Gentle; All’s Fair = Sweetie; Live & Dye = Love Nectar

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Your Ladyship pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Flip eyeshadow using the 239. Apply French Cuff eyeshadow to the middle/outer portion of the lid. Darken crease with 100 Strokes eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Femme-fi underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Feline kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Fleurry blush and Redhead MSF using the 129. Apply All’s Fair lipstick to lips, and then top with Live and Dye lipglass for color and shine.

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