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Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Go ahead! Ask your questions–now’s the time to get product recommendations, comparisons, or just find out what my favorite moisturizer is. You can ask whatever your heart desires, and I’ll do my best to answer!

I’ll be keeping an eye out on this post so I can answer questions quickly– as in, today! :) Feel free to chime in with your answer to someone else’s question, too! The more the merrier!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Upcoming Info on MAC’s Fall 2009 Collections

According to The Rose Sheet:

MAC’s fall line launches Aug. 20 in North America, with an international rollout to follow.

Five new lipsticks will roll out at summer’s end, including Front Lit (light white yellow), High Strung (deep pink silver) and Hold the Pose (brown plum with pearl).

Four lipglasses will also debut, from Young Thing (yellow neutral with gold pearl) to On Display (purple with yellow pearl). All items will retail for $14 apiece.

MAC will introduce new eyeshadows, priced at $14.50 each, including (rich yellow) Crest the Wave, (light turquoise blue) Haunting, and (deep blue purple) Violet Trance. Alternatively, consumers can pick up any of three eye shadow sets – Skintone, Private Viewing, and Photo Realism – each consisting of four shades, for $36 apiece.

New Technakohl eyeliner comes in five hues – Color Matters (bright lime), Obviously Orange (dirty coral), Artistic License (bright turquoise blue), Full of Fuchsia (deep blue magenta), and Graphblack (rich graphic black). Each retails for $14.50.

Powder blush in (dirty pale pink) The Perfect Cheek and (dirty brick brown red) Notable also launch in August for $18 apiece.

Reflects Copper and Reflects Rust roll out under MAC’s reflects Glitter line for $19.50 each. New MAC pigments, also $19.50 each, include Cocomotion (dirty gold bronze with gold pearl), Brash & Bold (Bright Magenta) and Heritage Rouge (dirty brown plum).

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Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you change your makeup technique/routine/style if you know you’ll be photographed? How does it change?

Temptalia's Answer.

I reduce or eliminate usage of SPF on my face, because SPF has a tendency to reflect. I also spend more time on perfecting the skin.
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Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Rant & Rave


Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… MINERALIZED EYESHADOW!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC 239 Eye Brush!

We’re giving away TWO (2) MAC 239 Eye Brushes, so two winners will be selected. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

All entries must be submitted by June 3rd, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws.

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Saturday, May 30th, 2009

This isn’t a full look — just the eyes. I was testing out some settings and lenses with my camera, so I threw this on really quickly to get an idea of how colors and makeup were going to show up :)

What’s everyone got going on for the weekend? Me, I’m spending it working on our Top Secret Temptalia Project ;)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Pink Opal pigment (white-pink), Lotusland eyeshadow (light purple), Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow (fuchsia-purple), Sketch eyeshadow (burgundy), Rite of Spring eyeshdaow (white-pink), Urban Decay Ransom 24/7 Liner (purple), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush)
  • Substitutes: Lotusland = Parfait Amour + Digit; Rite of Spring = Pink Opal

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. With the 239, apply Pink Opal pigment with water-based mixing medium on the lower lid. On the inner lid, pack Lotusland eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Darken crease with Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Sketch eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Rite of Spring eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Ransom Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes.

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