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Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What type of looks do you think you can’t pull off? Why?

Temptalia's Answer.

It’s hard for me to pull off really cool-toned looks, just because it’s a large contrast compared to my normal, warm-toned complexion!
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Thanks to Arika for today’s question!

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

The Hit List

Worst Nail Polish? What product wins this category?

Saturday, April 11th, 2009


Rose Quartz, Amber

Prescriptives’ Mineral Color Collection features sets for the face (cool/warm) and eyes (cool/warm), a Mineral Bronzer, and four limited edition mineral color lip glosses. I really liked the Mineral Color Lip Glosses ($17.50 each), because they reminded me a lot of MAC’s Dazzleglasses with a few noteworthy differences. Prescriptives’ Mineral Color Lip Glosses are not sticky at all, which for some of you, might be a deciding factor of why you can’t seem to get on the Dazzleglass train. Secondly, Prescriptives’ version is thinner, and I would say perhaps more pigmented, too.

The two I tried were Amber and Rose Quartz. Amber is a rich, coppery sparkle shimmer gloss. I know in the still photo it looks a little off, because it seems flat and just like copper glitter. I will say, like dazzleglasses, you have to see it in real life to appreciate the glittering effects. It just doesn’t capture quite right in still photography!

Rose Quartz is a sheer, milky pastel pink with lots of glitter and sparkle. It reminded me a bit of Baby Sparks from MAC, though perhaps not quite as milky. I’m eager to check out the other two, Amethyst and Sunstone, to see how those compare–both look like they’ll be more along the lines of Amber (aka pigmented), so I can’t wait to swatch!

Available at

Prescriptives (ELC)

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Saturday, April 11th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics | A Rose Romance

Launch Date: April 23rd, 2009 (North America), May 2009 (International).

Suggesting sonnets celebrated for centuries: Come into my garden, I would like my roses to see you!” poet Sir Richard Brinsley Sheridan once said, and what lady could resist such flattery? A tradition in haute-couture, an enduring Icon of Love and certainly the only flower acceptable to throw on stage at the Met or clench between teeth in a Buenos Aires tango salon, the rose remains beyond reproach. MAC creates a very modern Rose Romance, our lovely new colour collection for the summer season. Spring buds blush in fragrant new hues when Just A Pinch Gel Blush debuts; Fix + Rose refreshes; and our bring-back favourite fragrance, Creations Hue: Dejarose, whispers anew… But with great beauty there is always pass ion and peril… mind the thorns

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

  • Way To Love Creamy light yellow pink
  • A Rose Romance Mid-tone pink with gold pearl
  • Odyssey Spiked-up plum (Permanent)

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

  • Virgin Kiss Sheer pale pink with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Magnetique Frosted violet fuchsia (Repromote)
  • Steal My Heart Sheer bright pink with multi-dimensional pearl

See Thru Lip Colour ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Loving Touch Sheer pearly light pink
  • Tender Tryst Sheer pearly plum
  • Secret Crush Sheer red berry

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Mutiny Clean sky blue with gold pearl (Repromote)
  • Circa Plum Frosty dirty mid-tone laevnder (Repromote)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Of Summer Frosted light dirty mauve
  • Et Tu, Bouquet? Frosted pale pink gold
  • Creme de Violet Vivid pinkish-violet flecked with gold shimmer (Permanent)
  • Silverthorn Mid-tone gray with silver pearl
  • Shadowy Lady Darkly veiled plum (Permanent)

Nordstrom Exclusive Quad (approx. $38.00 U.S.)

  • Solar White Golden white (Frost) (Repromote)
  • Contrast Dark purple/blue (Velvet) (Permanent)
  • Seeds of Love frosted peach (Frost)
  • Petal Worship Light, blue-based pink (Frost)

Just A Pinch Gel Blush ($18.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)
Sheer gel cheek blush in a pot delivers a rosy glow of coverage for a healthy complexion. Dewy texture blends into a thin film on skin, giving low to medium transparent coverage.

  • Just A Pinch Sheer red pink tint

Beauty Powder ($22.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Blush of Youth Clean pink with gold pearl
  • Summer Rose Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer ($11.oo U.S. / $13.00 CDN)

  • Love & Friendship Creamy dirty mid-tone lavender

Creations Hue: Dejarose ($22.50 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)
A striking bouquet of lush Bulgarian, Turkish, and Tea Red Roses is ruffled with dewy watery and luminous green nuances. Velvety petals of exotic orchid, lily, jasmine and peony are teased with a hint of crimson red raspberry and the gentle texture of pink pepper. The interplay of light and dark woods, weathered teak contrasting with patchouli, adds to the intensity, while hypnotic incense vapours and amber crystals lend a sense of intrigue and allure to this sensuous creation.

Fix+ Rose ($17.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)
An aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals, infused with a Calm-the-Skin blend of green tea, Chamomile, Cucumber, topped off with the scent of 100% natural rose water. Adds radiance, finishes makeup.

Available: April 23rd, 2009 (North America), May 2009 (International).

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Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Love Alert Dazzleglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Love Alert Dazzleglass from the limited edition MAC Double Dazzle 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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Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How would you describe your skin/skin type? Normal? Slightly oily? Even in tone?

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m mild-to-moderately acne prone with normal-to-dry skin in the later half of the year and normal-to-oily skin in the first half of the year. I don’t love my skin in the least bit, LOL!
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