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Friday, March 12th, 2010

L'Oreal Book Giveaway

Win It! 100,000 Years of Beauty!

In February, I reviewed 100,000 Years of Beauty, which is a study of beauty through the years commissioned by L’Oreal.  After the excited response from readers, L’Oreal is giving Temptalia readers the chance to win their very own set!  L’Oreal has been kind enough to allow ALL Temptalia readers to win–international, domestic, wherever!   Two winners will be chosen randomly to each win the book series.

  • Prize: Two (2) readers will receive a copy of 100,000 Years of Beauty (retail value of $295)
  • How to win: Leave a comment telling me which part of the 100,000 Years of Beauty are you most excited to read?  The “book” consists of five parts:  Foundations, Civilisations, Confrontations, Globalisation, and Projections.

All entries must be submitted by March 21st, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Congratulations to K & Kat!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick: Gabrielle, Rouge Orage, Ballet Russe

A few more swatches of Rouge Coco! :)  That’s all I have currently!

  • Gabrielle is a bright blue-based red with a slightly glossy sheen. It reminded me of the glory that is Dragon Rouge Allure Laque, though not quite as glossy or bright, in a different texture!
  • Rouge Orage is a darkened reddish coral with a little bit of pink undertones.
  • Ballet Russe is a vamp-y wine-berry that’s dark but not ultra dark.

See photos & swatches! Continue reading →

Friday, March 12th, 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!

MAC Liberty of London stuff — Give Me Liberty of London eyeshadow, A Different Groove & Perennial High Style lipglasses, and Peachstock lipstick.

I have two finals and a midterm on Monday/Tuesday, so my weekend is spoken for by textbooks :(

Oh, and Vote for Mellan! LOL 😀

MVP Pet Photo Contest sponsored by BISSELL, maker of pet vacuum cleaners.

Now… have at it!

Friday, March 12th, 2010

MAC Art Supplies Collection

MAC Art Supplies Collection

U.S. Launch Date: April 1st, 2010
International Launch Date: April 2010

Just as Art Supplies for Eyes invokes the vision, Art Supplies for Lips speaks to the ultimate in sensuality….Luscious lips drawn from innovative new Lipstain Markers and Pencils to use like a modern multi-media artist would – design and discover! Incorporating the concept of art tools into the world of M·A·C makeup, these pencils and markers create dramatically different lip looks. New Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker has the doodle-fun of a “pen,” but with sophisticated, light and long-wearing results. It’s all about artistic freedom!

Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

A lightweight lip stain featuring the look and delivery of a colour marker. With its felt-tip nib, it goes on with precision to deliver a sheer, ins tantly abs orbed flush of colour that can last all night. Fills, defines and layers for more colour when wanted. No need for lip liner. All limited edition.

  • Full of Flare Bright yellow coral (Limited Edition)
  • Stylesetter Hot pink (Limited Edition)
  • A Classic Rose red (Limited Edition)
  • Purposefully Red Dirty red coral (Limited Edition)
  • Modern Mocha Light brown (Limited Edition)
  • Point of View Light neutral (Limited Edition)
  • Tomorrow’s Coral Mid-tone blue red (Limited Edition)
  • Runway Ripened Berry plum red (Limited Edition)
  • Sunset Coral brown (Limited Edition)

Greasepaint Stick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Greengrease Blackened forest green (Limited Edition)
  • Zinc Zone Dark gunmetal (Limited Edition)
  • Slick Black True carbon black (Limited Edition)
  • Dirty Blackened taupe with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Brown, Now Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)
  • Below Ground Blackened bronze (Limited Edition)
  • Uniformly Blue Blackened navy (Limited Edition)
  • Charred Mauve Blackened violet (Limited Edition)

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

An eye pencil that provides rich, luxurious colour with a touch of shimmer and sparkle. Soft, smooth, creamy formula glides on for a perfectly intense line, yet its soft texture allows you to blend. Long-wearing, smudge-proof.

  • Almost Noir Dirty plum (Limited Edition)
  • Designer Purple Iridescent violet (Limited Edition)
  • Petrol Blue Deep navy (Limited Edition)
  • Undercurrent Blue teal (Limited Edition)
  • Industrial Periwinkle grey (Limited Edition)
  • Black Line True black (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Clear Clear (Permanent)

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Friday, March 12th, 2010

Choose or Lose

Where do you apply your eyeliner?

  • Upper lash line (35%, 738 Votes)
  • Upper, lower, & water line (31%, 665 Votes)
  • Upper & lower lash line (20%, 432 Votes)
  • Lower waterline (8%, 174 Votes)
  • Lower lash line (4%, 76 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (3%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,139

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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Are you comfortable doing makeup on other people? Love it? Hate it?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes, for the most part, I’d say that I am!

Thanks to Heather for this question!