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Monday, January 18th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

Who were your favorites (and least favorites) from last night’s Golden Globe Awards? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

Favorites: Christina Aguilera, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Morrison, Kristen Bell, Lea Michele, and Mo’Nique. My least favorites were Amy Poehler and Cameron Diaz. Lisa Edelstein’s dress was definitely one of my faves, too!

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Chanel Santal Rouge Allure Laque

The Spring Season: Chanel Santal Rouge Allure Laque

Chanel Santal Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00) is a glossy, shimmering shade of champagne-peach. This is one of two ultra-wearable shades of Rouge Allure Laque (the other being Ming). This is probably the one I reach for the most, because it’s particularly flattering on my warm skin tone. I love that it stays on for a good five or six hours, with the glossiness fading after two or three, but the color still lingering. I will say that it’s not quite as long-lasting as the majority of the Rouge Allure Laques, though. I’m so glad they’re permanent, though, because this is the shade I’m most likely to finish!

Is this the right peach for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Choose or Lose

How many eyeshadows do you own?

  • 11-30 (28%, 589 Votes)
  • 31-50 (22%, 456 Votes)
  • 100+ (22%, 454 Votes)
  • 51-100 (21%, 436 Votes)
  • Less than 10 (8%, 158 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (0%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,102

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

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

Are you prone to impulse beauty buying? Do you tend to buy more than you intended? How do you cope with impulse buying?

Temptalia's Answer.

I actually do a lot of shopping online. I find that I’m rarely tempted by something strictly from online photos, but if you take me to a counter, I get all sorts of distracted by pretty things. I try to regularly window shop online and see what new things are out… and it sort of helps curbs the urge for impulses. I also try not to go to Nordstrom TOO often!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

MAC So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend Blush

MAC Cremeblend Blushes — Lip Swatches

Here are quick & dirty lip swatches of the four Cremeblend blushes. When applied to lips, they can have a decent amount of slip. They almost seem to sit on lips and take quite awhile to sink in. The more pigmented ones (e.g. Florida) will stain lips if left on for long enough. I put about two or three layers of product on with a lip brush to get these, then I blended with my finger.

So Sweet, So Easy looked the worst, because it came off frosty and showed off lip lines, while Joie-de-Vivre and Florida seemed to look the best. My apologies in advance for the ultra close-up of Optimistic Orange — it was the only photo that was remotely in focus, and I didn’t want to keep delaying this post so hopefully it still gives you an idea of it on lips, even if it is uber close.

The taste is borderline tasteless to slightly plastic-y. It’s not delicious by any means, and there’s no real scent, but I probably wouldn’t recommend licking your lips with it. It’s not as bad as some of MAC’s Tinted Lip Conditioners, which definitely have a sunscreen taste to them.

See more swatches… Continue reading →