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Friday, March 5th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What eyeshadow do you run out of the most? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

MAC Espresso, since I use it for my brows!

Thanks to Christina for this question!

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Brett Freedman shares his tips on how to rock matte lipstick!

Brett says THE BULLET IS BACK. The bullet being lipstick, that is!  How do you rock the matte lipstick?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Maybelline Legendary Lilac Eyeshadow Quad

Spring Pastels with Maybelline are a Little Too Light

Maybelline Eye Studio Legendary Lilac Eyeshadow Quad ($9.99) includes an icy silver with very faint, icy lilac shimmer; a lilac-lavender with gold shimmer; a blue-based blue-purple with subtle gold shimmer; and an eggplant purple with red undertones. This is probably my least favorite Eye Studio Eyesahdow Quad I’ve tested–it’s very faint overall. The pigmentation just isn’t there in three of the four shades (all but the eggplant-y one). I like the concept of four different purple shades, but I must say the blue-based purple might have been nicer with another, stronger medium purple with red undertones.

The eyeshadows themselves are soft and smooth, they just lack pigmentation. I’ve been happier with some of the other variations in this product type, like Good with Gold. This is definitely a skip variation to me — if the colors had more pay off, it could be a nice a way to try out purple eyeshadow, but since they’re already so soft, it’s hard to build up the intensity with these.

More Maybelline Eye Studio Eyeshadow Quad Reviews…

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  • Product: 22/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Recommendation: Skip this one — it’s just too faint — unless you love really soft, subtle color!

Availability: Target

See swatches! Continue reading →

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Choose or Lose

Do you user the testers at makeup counters?

  • Just on my hand/arm! (84%, 1,963 Votes)
  • Sure, I like to try it on my face! (10%, 240 Votes)
  • No way! (4%, 99 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,327

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

Friday, March 5th, 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 Too Fabulous goodies (all of the lip pencils, Loud & Lovely cremesheen glass, Two Virtues mineralize blush); China Glaze polishes (too many to name, haha).

It’s been an incredible week, really…  Temptalia received 1,000,000 visits in the past month!!  It’s a huge, huge milestone for me personally (never managed or been a part of a site or had an audience so large before).  I remember when I did AOL ‘zines and 5,000 subscribers was impressive, ha!

Behind the cut, I included a photo of Willy (who I said goodbye to last weekend), and then Mellan in his St. Patricks’ Day garb… Mellan is such a good sport, letting me dress him up!

Now… have at it!

My pics for the week! Continue reading →

Friday, March 5th, 2010


Chanel Rouge Coco: Organdi Rose (09), Ruban Rose (15), Orchidee (157)

Chanel Rouge Coco: Organdi Rose (09), Ruban Rose (15), Orchidee (17)

Chanel’s Rouge Coco made quite a splash last week with its debut of thirty shades in Chanel’s newest lipstick formula. Here are photos, swatches, and lip swatches for three more of the thirty shades currently available (at least, stateside).

You can check out full reviews for Perle (02), Mademoiselle (05), La Pausa (08), Legende (11), and Cambon (31) here. You can view swatches for the thirty shades here, too.

See more photos & lip swatches! Continue reading →