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Friday, February 12th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What do you wish you could have told your makeup loving self five years ago? What beauty mistakes would you rectify? What HG quests would never have to start?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’d tell myself to wear some freakin’ sunscreen every day of the week! I’d also tell myself that makeup is far too addicting…

Thanks to Kim for this question!

Friday, February 12th, 2010

MAC @ L.A.M.B.

Charlotte Tilbury describes the look at L.A.M.B. as, “The feeling was 1930s prostitute–trampy, smoky eye, deep “rougeoir” lips and beautiful pale skin.”

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Eye Kohl in Smolder and Fluidline in Blacktrack – blended and smudged around and into the eyelid for a feline-shaped eye. Lip Treatment – dabbed on eyelid over eye kohl for a wet look effect
  • Face: Face and Body Foundation – Applied all over face to give pale, doll-like skin.
  • Lip: Lipmix in Crimson (PRO only) and Burgundy – Blended together and applied to the lip. Lip Pencil in Burgundy – app lied around the lip to give an over-drawn shape to the mouth.

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Friday, February 12th, 2010

MAC @ Vena Cava

On inspiration, Lloyd Simmonds says, “The designer wanted the girls to look like they spent a day skiing and horseback riding–fresh, flushed but tanned.”

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: M·A·C Pro Powder Blush in Taupe – Softly brushed along the crease of the eyelid. Style Predator Eye Shadow – Brushed over the whole eyelid. M·A·C Pro Shine Wax – App lied over the eye shadow on the eyelid. M·A·C Pro Lash in Black – Applied only to the upper eyelashes
  • Face: Select Cover-Up Concealer – App lied to the skin as foundation. M·A·C Pro Cream Colour Base in Bronze and Mid-tone Sepia – Brushed across forehead and cheekbones for a slightly windblown effect. M·A·C Pro Shine Wax – Applied over the Cream Colour Base across the bridge of the nose to give a dewy finish.
  • Lips: Lipmix in Red – Applied to the natural shape of the lip, to give a sophisticated, matte mouth

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Friday, February 12th, 2010

Bobbi Brown Rose Garden
Bobbi Brown Rose Garden Creamy Lip Color

The Spring Season: Bobbi Brown Rose Garden Creamy Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Rose Garden Creamy lip Color ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an easy, everyday shade that goes on like a sheer, rosy shimmer. It just enhances the tint of your natural lip color while adding a glossy sheen and shimmer. Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Color is incredibly moisturizing and feels really soft and creamy on lips. Of course, this is for my friends who love themselves a sheer, subtle lipstick… not the ultra pigmented.

Is this the right sheer lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

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Friday, February 12th, 2010

Choose or Lose

Do you wear fake eyelashes?

  • Yes, but only on special occasions. (50%, 966 Votes)
  • Never! (43%, 835 Votes)
  • Yes, all the time! (6%, 125 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,950

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

Friday, February 12th, 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 Viva Glam Cyndi/Gaga and some FREC!

The greatest thing that happened to me this week was when my boyfriend brought home beautiful roses for me!!

Now… have at it!