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Friday, March 12th, 2010

MAC Art Supplies Collection

MAC Art Supplies Collection

U.S. Launch Date: April 1st, 2010
International Launch Date: April 2010

Just as Art Supplies for Eyes invokes the vision, Art Supplies for Lips speaks to the ultimate in sensuality….Luscious lips drawn from innovative new Lipstain Markers and Pencils to use like a modern multi-media artist would – design and discover! Incorporating the concept of art tools into the world of M·A·C makeup, these pencils and markers create dramatically different lip looks. New Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker has the doodle-fun of a “pen,” but with sophisticated, light and long-wearing results. It’s all about artistic freedom!

Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

A lightweight lip stain featuring the look and delivery of a colour marker. With its felt-tip nib, it goes on with precision to deliver a sheer, ins tantly abs orbed flush of colour that can last all night. Fills, defines and layers for more colour when wanted. No need for lip liner. All limited edition.

  • Full of Flare Bright yellow coral (Limited Edition)
  • Stylesetter Hot pink (Limited Edition)
  • A Classic Rose red (Limited Edition)
  • Purposefully Red Dirty red coral (Limited Edition)
  • Modern Mocha Light brown (Limited Edition)
  • Point of View Light neutral (Limited Edition)
  • Tomorrow’s Coral Mid-tone blue red (Limited Edition)
  • Runway Ripened Berry plum red (Limited Edition)
  • Sunset Coral brown (Limited Edition)

Greasepaint Stick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Greengrease Blackened forest green (Limited Edition)
  • Zinc Zone Dark gunmetal (Limited Edition)
  • Slick Black True carbon black (Limited Edition)
  • Dirty Blackened taupe with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Brown, Now Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)
  • Below Ground Blackened bronze (Limited Edition)
  • Uniformly Blue Blackened navy (Limited Edition)
  • Charred Mauve Blackened violet (Limited Edition)

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

An eye pencil that provides rich, luxurious colour with a touch of shimmer and sparkle. Soft, smooth, creamy formula glides on for a perfectly intense line, yet its soft texture allows you to blend. Long-wearing, smudge-proof.

  • Almost Noir Dirty plum (Limited Edition)
  • Designer Purple Iridescent violet (Limited Edition)
  • Petrol Blue Deep navy (Limited Edition)
  • Undercurrent Blue teal (Limited Edition)
  • Industrial Periwinkle grey (Limited Edition)
  • Black Line True black (Limited Edition)

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Clear Clear (Permanent)

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Friday, March 12th, 2010

Choose or Lose

Where do you apply your eyeliner?

  • Upper lash line (35%, 738 Votes)
  • Upper, lower, & water line (31%, 665 Votes)
  • Upper & lower lash line (20%, 432 Votes)
  • Lower waterline (8%, 174 Votes)
  • Lower lash line (4%, 76 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (3%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,139

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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Are you comfortable doing makeup on other people? Love it? Hate it?

Temptalia's Answer.

Yes, for the most part, I’d say that I am!

Thanks to Heather for this question!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

MAC Liberty of London Collection

MAC Give Me Liberty of London: Overall & Round-up

Now available online at MAC Cosmetics & Nordstrom.  Use LIBERTY for free shipping on all orders on maccosmetics.com!

OVERALL, I like the packaging a lot — I just think it’s spring-y and fun. It’s not actually my personal style/taste, but I dig it. I really liked the lipsticks (so creamy and pigmented!) and beauty powders (even though both were previously released); the lipglasses are nice but since I haven’t seen two, I’m still just waiting to see whether they grab me or not. While the eyeshadow shades fit the theme of the collection, I definitely see myself mixing the shades more with other shades I already own than just using them altogether!

Edited: Give Me Liberty of London eyeshadow, Perennial High Style & A Different Groove lipglasses, and Peachstock lipstick reviews, photos, and swatches now up. :)

There are several permanent/repromoted shades in this collection, so you may want to check your stash to make sure you don’t already have them. Permanent shades are Peachstock (PRO), Free to Be, and Dirty Plum (PRO). Repromoted shades are Dame’s Desire (Dame Edna), Shell Pearl (various), Summer Rose (Rose Romance), and Vestral White (Hello Kitty).

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-Haves: Ever Hip Lipstick, Frankly Fresh Lipglass, Shell Pearl Beauty Powder, Bough Grey Eyeshadow, Prim & Proper Blush

Nice-to-Haves: Blue India Nail Lacquer, English Accents Lipglass, Petals & Peacocks Lipstick, Blooming Lovely Lipstick

Skip: Vestral White Nail Lacquer, Free to Be Eyeshadow (permanent–unless you want it for packaging!)

Reviews, Photos, Swatches

What’s on your list?  What are you loving?

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Maybelline Born With It Lipstick

The Spring Season: Maybelline Born With It Lipstick

Maybelline Born With It ColorSensational Lipcolor ($7.49) is a softened pink-nude with soft champagne shimmer and a creamy finish. It has a light sheen, more sheen than glossiness, and it has decent color coverage–though not quite opaque (you can still see my little lip freckle/beauty mark!). This is probably one of my favorite shades of Maybelline lipstick I’ve tried so far! What are your favorite Maybelline shades?

More Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks to take a look at…

Is this the right pinky-nude 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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Thursday, March 11th, 2010

The Hit List

What’s the Worst Top Coat for Nails…?

What brand/product wins this category? Any particular reason it wins?