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Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

How would you describe your hair type? Short, curly? Thin, thick? Takes a beating or it’s already beat down?

Temptalia's Answer.

Shoulder-length, thick, fairly straight, pretty healthy hair for me. Not currently dyed!

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

MAC Cosmetics iPhone Wallpapers

For your mobile needs :) I know we have a lot of iPhone users out there, and so I made some iPhone wallpapers for you all! This post contains ten, and I’ll post another ten on the weekend! :) Continue reading →

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009


Soft Dazzle, Sublime Shine, Perfectly Unordinary

MAC Dazzleglass Cremes Collection

U.S. Launch Date: September 24th, 2009
International Launch Date: October 2009

Flashing Flecks of lustrous glimmer give the lips a new kind of high-beam shine, while the balm-effect of the pillow-top comfort creme keeps the supple going and going. Ultra-luxurious, no sticky smack or drag. Aloe and Vitamin E enrich, keep lips lightweight but strong-willed, for long-lustre, ultimate luminosity. Wear it alone for medium-sheer, dewy coverage… For dazzle with absolute comfort, it’s better than brilliant. And the accompanying applicator brush is a dream.

Dazzleglass Cremes ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Soft Dazzle Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl
  • Sublime Shine Light coral brown with gold pearl
  • My Favourite Pink Light blue pink with pearl
  • Perfectly Unordinary Bright yellow pink with gold pearl
  • Luscious Spark Light orange with gold pearl
  • Do It Up Bright blue pink with pearl
  • Totally Fab Bright yellow red with pearl
  • Amorous Deep brown red with pearl
  • Creme Allure Bright yellow plum

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

La Prairie “Plumage de Nuit” Fall 2009 Colour Collection

La Prairie has long been synonymous with impeccable taste and skincare science beloved by the most discerning clients worldwide. Not only does the brand have an affinity for launching cult favorite anti-aging skincare products, but the signature attention to detail in form and function extends to colour as well.

For Fall 2009, La Prairie proudly introduces “Plumage de Nuit,” or Feathers of the Night, colour collection. A complete colour story – in rich shades of browns, purples and wine, interlaced with gold and copper – with products for the eyes, lips, cheeks and face, the collection evokes a feeling of renewed glamour and sophistication. The exquisite makeup, encased in La Prairie’s signature chic silver compacts, make for the ultimate purse accessory.

La Prairie Colour Ambassador Raychel Wade, renowned makeup artist and founder of Cheek to Chic cosmetic consultancy in New York City, says of the collection, “As a professional makeup artist, I seek out high-performing products in wearable shades that enhance my client’s natural beauty without complication. Women need to wear makeup – not have the makeup wear them. The “Plumage de Nuit” collection is so versatile, the various components can work for anyone – whether 25 or 65, a makeup novice or makeup pro. The colours are rich, and the textures are buildable, providing endless options for various looks.”

Cellular Treatment Eye Colour Ensembles (Limited Edition) ($70.00)

  • Les Sandpipers Quad of warm golden colors
  • Les Doves Quad of cool silver and platinum hues

Cellular Luxe Lip Colours ($55.00)

  • Molten Copper
  • Cardinal Rouge
  • Velvet Plum

Cellular Lip Colour Effects ($40.00)

  • Maribou Glace Pink
  • Firefly Glace Peachy copper

Cellular Treatment Powder Blush Duo (Limited Edition) ($55.00)

  • Rosy Lovebirds Rose/pink duo
  • Peachy Lovebirds Peach/bronze duo

Cellular Treatment Illuminating Face Powder ($60.00)

  • Soft Glow

Available: August 2009 at Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and www.laprairie.com.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

Instructions: Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share it with us in the comments section! :)

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009


Make Up For Ever #158 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadows ($19.00 each) and Diamond Eyeshadows ($20.00) each are sold individually in single-sized compacts. What’s nifty about the compacts is that they’re already magnetized and there’s no depotting necessary. If you need to pop one out, just take a pair of tweezers to do so (I do this to prevent any “oops!”). You can also purchase the eyeshadows in pan-form only (I believe that those are $13.00 each) and then fit them into 10-pan palettes (I believe those are $13 as well).

  • #158 is a matte, medium red. It goes on smoothly, has good pigmentation, and it doesn’t have a chalky texture. Because of the intensity of the red pigment, this color may stain lids temporarily. Compared with 99, this is a much subtler red. I like that it doesn’t have any noticeable brown in it, so it doesn’t come out brick red.
  • #99 is a matte, bright apple red. It feels like velvet when swatched, and it packs a lot of color without much product. This one, like 158, may also stain lids temporarily.
  • #75 is a matte, bright hot pink. This is the shade I used in yesterday’s look, and it definitely gives you a nice pop of bright pink color. It, too, will stain your lids, though. I didn’t wear a base beyond my lid, and anywhere I had #75 above my lid, it stained. It is pretty easy to work with and feels like a buttery matte with no chalkiness to it.
  • #85 is a shimmery, soft pink. This is a pretty color, and it reminds me of MAC Pink Freeze, just not as gritty/glittery. This is smoother, and while it doesn’t pack a lot of color, it is a nice all-over-lid shade to brighten up eyes.
  • #303 is a shimmery, pale pastel pink. All Make Up For Ever shadows that start with a 3 (e.g. #3_ _) are Diamond Eyeshadows. According to the brand, Diamond Eyeshadows is a combinatoin of their Diamond Powders and their regular Eyeshadows. No matter what you call it, they’re shimmery and iridescent. This is almost like a pink-meets-lilac color, but it runs a bit pastel and cool-toned with subtle silvery-pink shimmer.

To avoid staining:  make sure to layer a base underneath wherever you’re going to put a shadow that has the potential to stain.  When I used #75 on my eyes, it only stained above my crease, where I laid it down directly onto skin.  The staining does fade after about a day or so, though.

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