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Thursday, March 5th, 2009

OMG, what is this? A look? SERIOUSLY? OMG! Alert the media! ;)

For those who missed why the looks have been sparse, the biggest reason was just my skin issues. I was doing the whole “no makeup” look in literal translation to help give my skin a better chance to heal/recover from the breakouts. Even though I started doing makeup with bold eye looks and no face makeup… I learned how much nicer it looks when the face is complete (even if it’s only a little bit on the face). Anyway, my skin is getting much better, so I hope to do more looks for you all :)

I’m on my way to do a bridal trial, so wish me luck!

How are you all doing? Life been treating you well? I’m a bit behind in all areas of mine… hoping to respond to comments tomorrow (so please don’t think I’m ignoring you!).

P.S. – I didn’t realize the crease wasn’t quite fully blended until I saw pics here, so know I went back and fixed that!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Provence pigment (nude beige), Nylon eyeshadow (white-gold), Romp eyeshadow (dark gold-brown), Humid eyeshadow (forest green), Overgrown eyeshadow (bright yellow-green), Urban Decay Stash 24/7 Liner (antique gold), Givenchy Kajal liner (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Spaced Out blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: Gentle Simmer slimshine (sheer coral), Le Metier de Beaute Papaya Creme (shimmery peach-gold)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Provence = Baselight; Overgrown = Sour Lemon; Spaced Out = Springsheen; Gentle = Vegas Volt (applied sheerly)

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Provence pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Nylon eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Romp eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken crease with Humid eyeshadow using the 226. Overlay Overgrown eyeshadow using the 239 in the crease. Sweep Nylon eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Stash Liner on lower lash line, Givenchy Kajal Liner on lower water line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Spaced Out blush using the 129. Apply Gentle slimshine to lips, and then top with Papaya Creme lipgloss for color and shine.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How long do you usually spend doing your makeup? Exclude skincare and hair… just makeup!

Temptalia's Answer.

Usually twenty minutes or so! If I’m in a real rush, I can get something thrown together in five minutes or so. I prefer to spend about twenty minutes, though — maybe a half hour at most. Then my feet get tired of standing :P
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

If you were using MAC Lavender Whip Lipstick?, 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.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

If you’re a long-time reader, you’ll most likely remember that Chanel Glossimers and I haven’t been on the same page most of our beauty-lovin’ lives. In fact, I wasn’t sold on many of the glossimers I owned!

But I must say that I am now in love with Chanel Pin-Up Glossimer (#42). It’s this gorgeous shimmery concotion of gold and pearl and beige. But you know when it looks most beautiful? In the sunlight. Oh, yes, it simply looks radiant. Like shimmering gold water!

Falling in love with Pin-Up was a complete accident! In an effort to get through all of the lipglosses I own, I’m trying to wear them alone, even if I’m not doing full makeup. I plucked a glossimer at random, and I was just totally wowed when I saw my reflection in my car mirror. My pout looked gorg!

I’ve been wearing it a lot to class lately, but I think I’m gonna have to hide it for a bit so I can wear it come summer. The sun will be out, I will be outdoors more, and Pin-Up can really shimmer then!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you have a traincase? Do you like them? Just use it for certain occasions?

Temptalia's Answer.

I bought one many years ago, but once I outgrew it… I rarely find myself using it! On occasion, I will use it to transport makeup, but it just doesn’t fit all my makeup so it sits under the sink when it’s not in use. I always found it a little bit inconvenient having to get things in and out of it, too.
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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Both Nordstrom.com and MACCosmetics.com has Kitty Kouture up for your purchasing pleasure :)