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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Prescriptives Exhilarating Collection for Summer 2009

Calyx Sheer Exhilaration ($38.50)

Limited edition all-over fragrance is a light, refreshing form of the original Calyx. With notes of passion fruit, mango, guava, lily, jasmine, sandalwood, and vetiver, this formula is delicate and invigorating.

Calyx Exhilarating Lip Gloss ($14.50)

  • Mango (Warm)
  • Pink Grapefruit (Cool)
  • Guava (Neutral)

Exhilarating Lipcolor ($17.50)

  • Nectarine (Y/O)
  • Papaya (R/O)
  • Strawberry (R)
  • Raspberry (B/R)

U-Pick Eye Color ($14.00)

  • Lemondrop (Warm)
  • Calyx Green (Warm)
  • Caviar (Warm)
  • Teal (Cool)
  • Chiffon (Cool)
  • Cobalt (Cool)

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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Magnetique Lipglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Magnetique Lipglass from the limited edition MAC A Rose Romance Collection. 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.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

5 Must-Have MAC Berry Lipsticks

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Craving lipstick is a soft, muted pinked up raspberry with a creamy, opaque texture.

Captive lipstick is a muted, dirty plummy berry shade with a pink tone to it. Semi-sheer, so it’s not quite as bold as some of the other berry lipsticks.

New York Apple lipstick is a raspberryish red shade. It could easily be categorized as a red or a berry red, but I find it leans a bit berry for me.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you wear one lip product or do you prefer to mix multiple products? Why/why not?

Temptalia's Answer.

I rarely wear just one. I just find I like mixing and matching lipsticks and glosses together ;)
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

11 More Prom Hairstyles

1. Loose curls with lots of texture. Created by the Nikita creative team, inspired by the Romantic 80s.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Apparently, this post never got posted… and I meant to have it post in February! Oh well, better late than never…

Two more items from my Sephora.com Friends & Family haul — you can tell it takes me awhile to get through what I buy, LOL. A lot of times when I buy product exclusively for myself, I forget to blog about it, too! Pictured above is YSL Golden Gloss #9 in Golden Garnet ($28.00), and it is sooo pretty! I was really excited when I received it, because it has loads of shimmer and everything that makes a Golden Gloss a Golden Gloss–but it added a lot of color to my lips. (I apologize for not having lip swatches.) It’s this raspberry pink color with golden and pink shimmer. This may be my favorite Golden Gloss ever.

The other lipgloss I purchased was YSL Touche Brilliance in #7 Petal Rose ($29.00), and while it’s pretty, it didn’t do very much for me at the end of the day. It’s fairly sheer, and the shimmer is subtler than Golden Gloss but still noticeable. I found that it had a lot of glossy sheen to it, though, which is a plus. I think what made it less exciting is that I tried it right after Golden Garnet, which just takes the cake for me. This color doesn’t do much for me on my lips, beyond a MLBB kind of effect plus shimmer. I’m also not sold on the lip brush kind of packaging — I think I prefer wands and the like, just because I feel like the brush gets easily gunked up and needs to be cleaned from time to time. I haven’t given up on the Touche Brilliance formula yet, but I definitely gotta look for shades with more pigmentation!

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