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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

MOR is on sale at HauteLook!

About the brand:

MOR is the expression of a dynamic collaboration between Australian designers, Dianna Burmas and Deon St.Mor.

Creative spirits merged when they first met in 1998 unaware that in just over three years, they would be running what would become a hugely successful international body care company.

At the time of their meeting, Dianna was carving a reputation as a talented visual merchandiser, stamping her refreshing aesthetic on department store floors across the globe. Meanwhile, Deon, an industrial design graduate, was co-owner of a budding, Melbourne-based interior design company.

With a shared passion for travel, food and the arts, their union led to the development of an extensive range of contemporary lifestyle products and the opening of an interior-design retail store in the Melbourne CBD. Their signature pieces included lamps, vases, cushions, candle holders and stationery with a distinct, chic-urban edge.

The range extended to include a collection of soaps—their first foray into the world of beauty products. A collection of lotions, aromatic oil blends and candles followed soon after. Inspired by traditional apothecary, they had fallen in love with the endless possibilities of blending age old and contemporary ingredients and decided there and then to channel their energies into this vision.

In the midst of discussing their newly made plans in May 2001, in the back of a New Delhi cab, Deon spotted a street sign with the word MOR (meaning peacock in Hindi). It struck a chord and upon their return to Melbourne, the pair immediately registered MOR Cosmetics.

The link above is an invite-link, which is a referral link. HauteLook has opened up membership, so you are free to sign up on your own, if you wish! :)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Lancome Red and Sensual Java Lipstick
Lancome Red & Sensual Java Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Lancome Red and Sensual Java Lipstick

Lancome Red and Sensual Java Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is an orange-based opaque red in Lancome’s Color Fever formula. The Color Fever formula makes it a more opaque, hydrating lip color that feels lightweight with a glossy sheen. I really like the richness in pigmentation in this shade, and it glides onto lips so easily. It’s definitely a bolder, brighter shade of red that will get your lips noticed when you wear it!

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

See more swatches and comparison photosContinue reading →

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away $150+ in Urban Decay!

We’re giving away over $150 in some of our favorite Urban Decay products!

We’re giving away…

  • Urban Decay Book of Shadows II
  • Urban Decay Rocks
  • Urban Decay Spandex Glitter
  • Urban Decay Glam Rock Glitter
  • Urban Decay Deviant 24/7 Liner
  • Urban Decay Gunmetal 24/7 Liner
  • Urban Decay Dime 24/7 Liner

All entries must be submitted by November 14th, 2009 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 direct message on Twitter. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Re-Tweet to Win

This is a Twitter Giveaway, so it is extremely easy to enter–just two simple steps! You’re welcome to re-tweet away, but there is only one entry per person.

1. Follow us on Twitter

2. Re-tweet the following: “RT @temptalia Win $150 worth of Urban Decay! Follow @temptalia & RT to enter! Info: http://tinyurl.com/150urban

Congratulations to Emily, @emilyisxstrange

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you love most about makeup? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

I like all the different things you can do with makeup, and I love playing with it!

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

This was a very quick, ten-minute look I created using MAC’s Devil May Dare Eyeshadow Palette, which was one of their holiday palettes.

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Gold Tease eyeshadow (softened gold), Prankster eyeshadow (greenish antique gold), Sorcery eyeshadow (dark reddish brown), Brun eyeshadow (matte dark brown), Oh My Darling eyeshadow (soft beige-white highlighter), Smashbox Love Pencil (copper-brown), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Face: Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer
  • Cheeks: MAC Margin blush, Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer (bronzy highlighter)
  • Lips: Chanel Imperiale Rouge Allure Laque
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Gold Tease = Goldmine; Prankster = Patina; Sorcery = Embark; Oh My Darling = Shroom

Directions: Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249.
On the inner lid, pack Gold Tease eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Prankster eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Darken crease with Sorcery eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Brun eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Oh My Darling eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Smashbox Love Pencil on lower lash line, then lightly apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with MAC Margin blush using the 129, then highlight with Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer with the 188. Apply Chanel Imperiale Rouge Allure Laque to lips for color and shine.

Check out more photos! Continue reading →

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

If you were using Bobbi Brown Pewter Eyeshadow?, 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!

Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!