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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

10 lucky Temptalia Readers will win one of 10 autographed copies of Life In Color, the newest book from Visual Therapy’s Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo, seasoned favorites of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Contest ends April 10th, and only U.S. residents are eligible to enter.

We want to call on readers with ”readers” to upgrade their style with Visual Therapy’s simple and affordable tips and learn how to ditch their reading glasses and let their true beauty shine through. (Even if the readers are younger, they will still LOVE the style book – and maybe they can spread the word about the contacts to their Moms!)

Starting on March 30th at goodbyereaders.com, you can also enter the larger sweepstakes and have a chance to win the grand prize of a personal consultation with Visual Therapy and a year’s supply of multi-focal contact lenses.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

If you were using MAC Dear Cupcake 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! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Get Sunkissed Without the Risk: Best Bronzers for Over $30

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Powdericon ($65.00) contains four shades that go from light to dark. They can be used together, swirled, or alone for personalization, which is definitely nice. The compact is large enough where you can feasibly use one or two shades alone, rather than all four. What I love about this bronzer is it feels silky and smooth, very finely milled. It feels weightless, and it looks very, very natural. It has a subtle shimmer sheen when applied, but the shimmer isn’t overly so. It falls into the category of “sophisticated” shimmer–the kind that doesn’t accentuate facial flaws.

Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Loose Powdericon ($65.00) is a sheer-to-medium buildable, loose bronzer. It’s new for the spring/summer season, and included with the bronzer pot is a miniature kabuki brush. It is available in three shades: Light, Medium, and Dark. Light is probably going to be too light for most; this shade is most suitable for those who want just the faintest (and I mean faintest!) hint of color on them–perhaps as an allover powder vs. where the sun hits. Medium is a more universal shade that doesn’t go on glowing orange. It didn’t feel like there was any shimmer in it to me, and I did find it fairly blendable. The biggest downside is that it can get messy. Being a loose powder means that you may find a cloud of bronzer poof when you open the container, and you may get more powder than you’d like on your brush.

Dior Bronze Collagen Activ Bronzericon ($48.00) is a new bronzer from Dior that is designed to help smooth and fill fine lines. It’s not just makeup, it’s makeup with skincare ingredients in it. The bronzer also has SPF25, which is nice, though not necessary (I’m already going to wear SPF all over my face, so my bronzer doesn’t have to have it). The new bronzer comes in four shades: Healthy Tan, Honey Tan, Amber Tan, and Spicy Tan. It’s near matte in finish, and it gives you a glowy, sunkissed look that looks very natural–no orange glow here. I found this particular bronzer very blendable upon application, and it felt softer and less powdery, too.

What’s your favorite bronzer?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

MAC Colour Ready has launched online this morning, and it will launch in-stores on Thursday, April 2nd. Colour Ready featured permanent color products as well as three new additions to the Prep + Prime line. All new products to the Prep + Prime line are permanent, so don’t fear!

What are you looking forward to from Colour Ready? Are you skipping it and waiting for Rose Romance?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you think of false eyelashes? Love ‘em? Too much?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like them sometimes, but I wish I could apply them! No matter what trick or tip I use, it just takes me way too long to get one on. I really don’t have enough time on my hands where I can spend the time practicing either!
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Monday, March 30th, 2009

MAC Graphic Garden, Colour Craft, & A Rose Romance Tidbits

Last month, we revealed a sexy little quad exclusive to Nordstrom as part of the MAC Rose Romance. Thanks to Adina of Krasey Beautiful, we have the details on the colors!

  • Solar White Golden white (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Contrast Dark purple/blue (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Seeds of Love frosted peach (Frost)
  • Petal Worship Light, blue-based pink (Frost)

She also shared a few tidbits about MAC Graphic Garden, which will be this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Collection, and it will include several palettes, kits, and sets. This launch is slated for July 2009 (the typical timing for Nordstrom’s Anniversary).

Additionally, MAC Colour Craft will anniversarize last year’s Mineralize Collection. It features a variety of mineralize blushes, mineralize eyeshadows, and mineralize skinfinishes–of which it looks like we’ll be seeing six, with Porcelain Pink as the only repromote.