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Friday, February 19th, 2010

Catch Purple Lab on HSN at 7PM EST Tonight!

I JUST got home from Tampa like… an hour ago (had to have lunch, take a shower – traveling always makes me feel EW!).  I’ve been up since midnight PST!   I’ll be working on getting photos and writing up the behind-the-scenes action and look at both HSN and the debut of Purple Lab on HSN soon.

Did you know that the shows you see on HSN are live 24/7, 364 days a year?  Even when you turn it on at 2am in the morning, you’re watching a live show.  (The only time they’re not live is Christmas.)  Just to put together Purple Lab’s debut and launch on HSN took over 100 people working hard over a period of months.  Who knew so much went into each show?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Choose or Lose

Do you use an eyelash primer?

  • Never! (65%, 1,448 Votes)
  • Sometimes, but not regularly! (22%, 500 Votes)
  • Yes, it's a must! (12%, 262 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,230

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

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Bobbi Brown @ Rachel Roy

“Eyes are intense, covered in rich velvet…Scarlet and black create a modern smolder…” – Wendy Rowe for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

A 1930s Egyptian influence weaves together fashion and beauty at the Fall 2010 Rachel Roy Fashion Show. Peacock prints are lifted from feminine silhouettes and translated into bold, beautiful makeup. Iridescent “peacock feather” eyes gleam in denim and burgundy metallic shades from brow to lower lash line with a hint of aqua on inner corners, ultimately lined with a black kohl pencil. An even, dewy finish of the skin, softly defined pink cheek, and sheer beige lip allow the eyes to be the star of this show.

Makeup How-to

  • Skin: Hydrating Face Cream ($50), Hydrating Eye Cream ($45), Foundation Stick ($40), Creamy Concealer ($22), Corrector ($22)
  • Eyes: Blackberry Metallic Eye Shadow (Black Velvet, Fall ’10 $20) all over lid, Dark Rinse Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (Denim Rose Palette, Fall ’10 $60) in arch, Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow in Aqua ($22) in inner corner, Black Kohl Eye Pencil (Black Velvet, Fall ’10, $22), No Smudge Mascara ($22) on lashes
  • Cheeks: Pink Rose Blush (Denim Rose Palette, Fall ’10 $60)
  • Lips: Beige Lip Color ($22 each)
  • Brows: Clean and slightly bleached

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Friday, February 19th, 2010

Maybelline Warm Me Up Lipstick

The Spring Season: Maybelline Warm Me Up Lipstick

Maybelline Warm Me Up (#235) Lipstick ($7.49) is a beautiful shade of slightly milky-medium pink with a yellow undertone. It has just a smidgen of shimmer and a very creamy look. It’s smooth, easy to apply, and wears well for a solid three to four hours. I love that it’s a full color coverage shade, too–it gives me a quick and easy, everyday pink that I can wear alone or with smoked out eyes. Maybelline’s ColorSensational Lipstick line is really impressive–the shades I’ve tried so far have been wearable, creamy, and pack good color pigmentation to boot. If you’ve been hoping for a more affordable yellow-based pink, this might be it!

Is this the perfect 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.

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Friday, February 19th, 2010

MAC @ Peter Som

“The look was uptown girl meets Woodstock, a shimmery golden eye to contradict the deep, dark purple lip.” Tom Pecheux

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Studio Sculpt Concealer – Applied over the eyelid. Set powder in invisible – Powdered over the eye area to set concealer. Pigment in with legal – Swept over the concealed eyelid from lash to brow and in the inner eye corner. Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk – Lightly applied to the inner eye corner and under the brow bone. Studio Fix Lash – Applied to top and bottom lash.
  • Face: Studio Sculpt SPF Foundation – Applied all over the face. Set Powder in Invisible – Brushed over the skin to set the foundation for a matte finish. Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk – Lightly brushed on cheekbones.
  • Lip: Lip Pencil in Currant – Lined around the natural shape of the mouth, for perfect lip definition. Lipstick in Kittenish – Applied all over lip with a MAC 242 brush. Mineralize Shadow Duo in my Dark Magic – Lightly applied over lipstick with fingertips.

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What’s one makeup trend you just can’t get down with? Share!

Temptalia's Answer.

The really vampy lip. Even though I really want to, I always feel ridiculous when I wear one!

Thanks to Sally for this question!