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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Giorgio Armani Beauty Manta Ray Collection for Fall 2009

The new fall dress code for Giorgio Armani is “Greige.” Subtle but distinct tones accentuate a deep smoky eye contrasted with a fresh, luminous complexion and a muted, but intense lip color.

Manta Ray Eye Duo Palettes ($38.00)

The star product of the season is the eye duo palette, which is dressed with an exotic Manta Ray pattern. Inspired by the precious and luxurious materials used in Giorgio Armani fashion accessories, the palettes offer a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by nature. The collection features subtle hues that offer a new take on the timeless color “Greige,” create by Giorgio Armani. The rich filtered eye tones, presented in a matte Greige compact, give depth and mystery to the eyes with subtle contours and highlights.

  • N° 1 – charcoal and Greige: the ultimate eye shadow combination for this season’s smoky eye
  • N° 2 – deep ocean blue and intense ocean green
  • N° 3 – pale lilac grey and luminous fuchsia
  • N° 4 – light blue stone and sandy beige
  • N° 5 – shimmering lilac pearl and pale green pearl

Liquid Silk Eye Liner ($30.00)

Armani Liquid Silk Eye Liners in matte charcoal grey or midnight metallic blue contrast the softer Greige tones with a smooth high precision stroke. The formula, which contains microdispersed waxes and micro-fil™ polymer, boosts the deep intense color and ensures a long-lasting, quick-drying application.

  • N° 1
  • N° 2

Armani Silk Lipstick ($25.00)

This season’s must-have Armani lipstick accentuates the natural lip color, keeping the focus on the eyes. The grey-blue tones in this soft plum lipstick add intensity to the lip without giving a dark contrast, the new alternative to beige. The Armani Silk lipstick formula dresses the lips with a hydrating and silky veil. Specific oils allow the shade to reveal intense and radiant color, resulting in a luminous blush on the lips.

  • N° 92

The “Greige” Eye Look by Linda Cantello

“Eye shadow is about shading. Rather than adding shadows, these muted tones contour and define, accentuating the eye and the pupil; the focus is actually on the eye itself. My favorite is the Greige and charcoal duo shade palette, but the pale lilac grey and fuchsia offer a really beautiful pop of color.”

Application Tips:

Use the Greige shade to contour the eye by sweeping the shadow along the crease of the eye. Follow by sweeping the shade under the lower lash line and over the upper lash line. Use charcoal to add intensity. A second option is to sweep the charcoal shadow over the whole lid and use the Greige to blend. For added intensity, apply midnight blue eyeliner along the upper lid lash line.

Availability: The Fall 2009 Collection is available for a limited time online at www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com and at selected fine department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What are your best beauty habits? Always remember the SPF? Never sleep with your makeup on?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m pretty good with applying SPF everyday, and I always wash my face in the AM and PM religiously. There is no such thing as too tired!

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

For many of us, Mondays can be tough days, what with the work/school week starting off anew. I like to motivate myself for the week by finding things I’m lusting after (usually beauty products–shock of shocks, I’m sure!). It helps me focus my energy on Monday mornings into the things I need to get done, and these little acts of motivation can also serve to be rewards later on down the road, if I accomplish enough of my to-do list, of course! ;)

  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer ($22.00) is one of theBalm’s newer products, and it is a a shimmery powder. It looks like it’s designed to be a highlighter, but the copy says it can be used as a highlighter, shimmer or shadow. All I know is I’ve heard great things about theBalm’s cheek products, but I haven’t had a chance to try them out for myself.
  • Philosophy Beach Party Golden Girl Lip Shine ($12.00) is a summery lip shine, and if you know me… you know I love me some Philosophy lip shines! They’re really hydrating on the lips, give a gorgeous glossy sheen, and they smell delicious.
  • Givenchy Poetique Blues ($53.00) just looks stunning in the promo photos. I haven’t seen Givenchy’s fall collection pop up on-counter yet, but it’s all available via Sephora now… for things like these, I’m so hesitant to buy sight unseen, though!
  • Benefit Cosmetics Lip Gloss ($18.00) is Benefit’s latest gloss formula, and the shades look gorgeous. I haven’t broken down and purchased any yet, because I haven’t heard enough glowing reviews… What say you?
  • NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara ($25.00) is a new mascara, which just recently debuted at Sephora, designed to volumize and hold a curl. I’ve never tried mascara by NARS, so I wonder how this one will compare. The price is a little steep for my liking, though. At that price, I’ll opt for YSL or Chanel.
  • Illamasqua Pure Pigment ($24.00) seem to be right up my alley. I know the beauty world is buzzin’ about Illamasqua (both good and bad), but I am really anxious to see these for myself. Chasm, Conquer, and Involve all look like shades I’d love. Those of you in the UK or in NYC, love ‘em or leave ‘em?
  • TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System ($225.00) is something that appeals to my inner beauty-gadget-geek. I love tech-y beauty stuff. I imagine this could be kind of fun ;) (A girl can dream, right?)
  • Korres Guava Lipstick ($22.00) is tempting, just because Korres, as a brand, has been impressing me as of late. I’m quite eager to check out their color line, since their skincare is fantastic.

What’s motivating you this Monday?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Choose or Lose

How often do you wear concealer?

Check out the results!

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

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Video Tutorial: MAC Love That Look – White, Pink, & Purple

SUPER easy look, promise! I tried to use a combination that had some color, but the result would still be natural/subtle so you could pair it with bolder lips. You can also pair this look with softer lips, too, if you are so inclined! You can get a full list of what I used in the original look post.

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009

MAC Magic, Mirth, and Mischief Holiday 2009 Kits (Part 1)

U.S. Launch Date: October 15th, 2009

Heavenly Dish Neutral Lip Kit ($22.00 U.S.)

  • Floating Lightly Pale neutral pink beige (Limited Edition)
  • Heavenly Dish Sheer mid-tone neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Barely Visible Glossy pale nude with pearl (Limited Edition)

Possessed By Pink! Lip Kit ($22.50 U.S.)

  • Tickled Dark plum (Limited Edition)
  • Laugh A Lot Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Sweet Smile Glossy mid-tone pink with pearl (Limited Edition)

6 Sorceress Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Magnetized Light frosted lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Altered State Deep frosted blue purple (Limited Edition)
  • White Rabbit Frosted soft white (Limited Edition)
  • Edge of Dark Charcoal with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Hold My Gaze Mid-tone cool green grey (Limited Edition)
  • Hypnotizing Frosted grayed mauve (Limited Edition)

6 Devil May Dare Warm Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Dare Ya! Light frosty peachy pink (Limited Edition)
  • Devilishly Dark Rich brown with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Oh My Darling Pale frosty cream (Limited Edition)
  • Prankster Mid-tone frosted olive (Limited Edition)
  • Sorcery Blackened burgundy (Limited Edition)
  • Gold Tease Frosty mid-tone gold (Limited Edition)

6 Mystic Cool Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Cool Incantation Opalescent white gold (Limited Edition)
  • Shhh, Don’t Tell Pale neutral pink (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Enchantment Dark frosted turquoise (Limited Edition)
  • Rose Potion Mid-tone frosted rose (Limited Edition)
  • Deep Secret Deep frosted indigo (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Vow Deep cool brown (Limited Edition)

6 Smoke and Mirrors Eye Shadows ($36.00 U.S.)

  • Fire in Her Eyes Frost neutral beige (Limited Edition)
  • Black Magique Black with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Deception Frosty golden brown (Limited Edition)
  • Spell No. 9 Soft muted pink beige (Limited Edition)
  • Wide-eyed Wonder Mid-tone frosty grey taupe (Limited Edition)
  • Smoke & Mirrors Dark chocolate Brown (Limited Edition)

Hocus Focus Colourful Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

  • Pretty Baby Soft baby pink (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Peachykeen Mid-tone peach with pearl (Permanent)
  • Sunsparked Pearl Frost warm beige with pearl (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Fab-racadabra Bronze Face Kit ($38.00 U.S.)

  • Golden Muted gold tan with gold pearl (Permanent)
  • Sunbasque Gilded peach with pearl (Permanent)
  • Buffed & Polished Frosty bronzed gold (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

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