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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Get Sunkissed Without the Risk: Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil ($52.00 for 1.7 oz.)

Josie Maran has created Bronzing Argan Oil to keep you get that sunkissed look without the sun. It’s a lightweight moisturizer that can be used all over–your body, face, and even hair. I like it on legs over all else, but the “bronze shimmer” is subtle enough to be used on the face. It’s really a natural glow, a bit bronzing but more brightening, than anything else, too. It has an earthy orange-y citrus scent, which I do like more than the scent of Josie Maran’s original Argan Oil. It’s worked so far on my acne-prone skin without incident (yay!), and I think those of you who have great skin already, this is a nice way to enhance it without covering anything up, too.

Ingredients: Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Silica, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil May Also Contain:Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide.

Josie Maran’s products are formulated to be more organic and natural. Her Argan Oil products contain 100% Organic Argan Oil. It’s Earth Month, so for those looking to go be a little more natural in their beauty regimens might want to check out Josie Maran’s line of products. I like that the Josie Maran website offers detailed information about ingredients, packaging, and a great symbol key to put it all in perspective.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite lipgloss/lipstick combination of all-time? How would you describe the color?

Temptalia's Answer.

I love MAC Mari-sheeno lipstick with Tartlette lipglass — super pretty coral!
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Question courtesy of Jen! :)

Monday, April 6th, 2009

If you were using MAC Red Velvet Shadestick?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Temptalia is giving away: MAC Antiquitease 5 Basic Brush Set featuring 129SE, 219SE, 239SE, 266SE and 316SE brushes inside a medium, metallic-woven clutch. ($48 value)

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @temptalia on twitter.

Step 2: Tweet “Entered to win MAC Basic Brush Set! Just follow @temptalia and retweet to enter. #contest http://xr.com/antiquebrushset”

It’s that simple! Contest will end April 7th, 1PM PST. Must follow and have a twitter account to win; open to all users where legal. Winner will be notified via a direct message on Twitter and a global Temptalia tweet.

You can see how many people have entered here. Good luck! :)

Winner has been chosen, thank you for trying!

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

Remember I told you I attempted a look on Saturday, and how it came out SO similar to the last look I posted? Here it is, LOL! It’s not quite the same; it’s obviously kicked up a few notches in brightness/boldness, but the color scheme is still kind of similar, yeah? Not really a bad thing all around, I just like to vary it up between looks that I post so you don’t all get too bored, LOL!

P.S. – I did use Prep + Prime Line Filler underneath my eyes and along my “smile” wrinkles. I find I like it best in my smile lines, because helps reduce any foundation creasing in that area. Around the eyes is fine, but I just don’t notice that area throughout the day so much, so it’s not such a big deal to correct any issues there!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Gold Dusk pigment (soft gold), Going Bananas eyeshadow (bright yellow), Fab & Flashy eyeshadow (medium orange), Firespot eyeshadow (fiery orange), Coppering eyeshadow (dark red), Antiqued eyeshadow (brown with red), Rose Blanc eyeshadow (soft white gold), Urban Decay Lucky 24/7 Liner (copper penny), Eve Pearl Liquid Liner (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (bronze), Dior Coral Riviera blush (soft coral)
  • Lips: Gentle Simmer slimshine lipstick (soft coral-neutral), Tartlette lipglass (coral-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Gold Dusk = Baselight; Going Bananas = Bright Sunshine; Fab & Flashy = Juiced; Firespot = Amber Lights; Rose Blanc = Nylon; Enough Said = Refined Golden; Gentle Simmer = Sandy B; Tartlette = Lychee Luxe

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Gold Dusk pigment all over the lid as the base. On the inner lid, apply Going Bananas eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Fab & Flashy eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Firespot eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Coppering eyeshadow using the 226, then overlay the top half of the crease with Antiqued eyeshadow. Sweep Rose Blanc eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Eve Pearl Liquid Liner on upper lash line, Urban Decay Lucky Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129, then highlight with Dior Coral Riviera blush with the 188. Apply Gentle Simmer slimshine lipstick to lips, and then top with Tartlette lipglass for color and shine.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

Smashbox Untamed Collection

Thanks so much to Sara (check out her YouTube channel!) for translating the names for us! Some of these may not be the exact English names, but Sara’s translations definitely seem on point to me!

Collection Includes:

Untamed Waterproof Eyeshadow/Liner Trios ($28.00)

  • Savage
  • Exotic

Untamed Lip Gloss

  • Flesh
  • Raw

Untamed Creamy Cheek Color (Limited Edition)

  • Terracotta

Double-Ended Eye Brightener (Limited Edition)

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo ($25.00) (Permanent) (Available now)

  • Cashmere
  • Goddess
  • Slate
  • Smolder

Availability: May 2009

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