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Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


If you could create any eyeshadow shade, what would it be? What’s the closest brand/shade to it?

Temptalia's Answer.

A velvety smooth, lightly shimmered fuchsia-burgundy-violet. It looks awesome in my head, I swear!

Thanks to Kpenn for this question!

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

MAC Angel Lipstick
MAC Angel Lipstick

The Spring Season: MAC Angel Lipstick

MAC Angel Lipstick ($14.00) is a softened, pale rosy pink that’s not quite “milky pink,” but it comes close. It has a very creamy look with a light, glossy sheen but no shimmer or frostiness whatsoever. It gives lips a semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage, but those with more pigmented lips may find their lips still look quite red underneath this pink. On my lips, it’s a pretty pink that enhances my natural lip color and doesn’t look too pale.  The lipstick is vanilla scented and comes in classic black packaging and a fairly affordable price tag of just $14.

Is this the right pink 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.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Sunday is always mildly gloomy, just because my 8:40am Monday-morning class (Evidence, for those curious) looms right around the corner.  You know what’s funny?  I find law school easier than business school.  I feel like I always know how to prepare for law school.  I know exactly where the class is heading and how to study.  Business school… sometimes I feel like I go in circles.

But there’s always one really fun thing about Sunday (besides a bunch of guys whooping and hollering in your living room for Super Bowl Sunday…) — catching up on my beauty readin’

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Valentine’s Day Makeup:  Pinks & Purples

I’m just popping in to share with you this quick pink look I was playing around with this morning before I took a shower.  (Yes, I totally will put on a full face of makeup, only to wash it all off right after!)   Sorry if it’s felt like I’ve been a bit MIA this weekend… really trying to put in the full energy and effort to study for my midterms, which has always been a challenge ever since I’ve really started to get into the blog.  ‘Cause trust me, I’d so much rather be writing or preparing posts for you all than reading about bonds and utility theory!

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. With the 239 and water-based mixing medium (or water), apply the light purple pigment all over the lid area. Using the 239, apply Da Bling eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Bruised Plum eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Lala eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Black Tulip eyeshadow, with the 239, on the outer corner and lid. Lightly tap and brush Da Bling eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lust eyeliner on the lower lash line and sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Azalea Blossom blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Victorian lipstick first, and then layer Hush, Hush Rose lipglass for a complementing lip.

Check out more photos! Continue reading →

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Is there a such thing as too young for makeup? How old were you when you first started wearing makeup? Were you allowed?

Temptalia's Answer.

I had a friend do makeup on me a few times when I was in my early teens, but I wasn’t actually allowed to wear make-up growing up. I really didn’t wear it until I was 18!

Thanks to Chess for this question!

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

The Spring Season:  January Lipstick Round-up

Which of these were your favorites?

  1. Benefit Lady’s Choice Lipstick
  2. Smashbox Charming Lipstick
  3. Guerlain Beige Mousseline Lipstick
  4. MAC Freckletone Lipstick
  5. Maybelline Caramel Kiss Lipstick
  6. Julie Hewett Simone Lipstick
  7. Cle de Peau #103 Extra Silky Lipstick
  8. Guerlain Barbara Rouge G Le Brilliant Lipstick
  9. Benefit Jing-a-ling Lipstick
  10. Guerlain Gentiane Rouge G Lipstick
  11. Lancome Love It! Lipstick
  12. MAC Hue Lipstick
  13. Urban Decay Rush Lipstick
  14. Lancome Voile de Rose Lipstick
  15. Benefit Candy Store Lipstick
  16. Chanel Exquise Lipstick
  17. Chanel Ming Rouge Allure Laque
  18. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Lipstick
  19. Guerlain Gemma Lipstick
  20. Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick
  21. Chanel Santal Rouge Allure Laque