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Win It! MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow!


Win It! MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow!

TEN (10) lucky Temptalia readers will win one (1) MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow ($14.50 retail value).  Because of how quickly this sold out, this giveaway is open to ALL readers.

All winners have been contacted!  I will update with winners’ first names when they have confirmed their prize.

Two (2) Ways to Win

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me how you would wear Jealousy Wakes.
  2. Follow Temptalia on Twitter and tweet the following message:  Follow @temptalia & RT to win MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow!  Rules: http://budurl.com/jwakes

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Free for Haul Friday, Volume #086

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul:  A bunch of products from Chanel’s fall collection

Weekend plans:  Hopefully catching up on many, many neglected things on my to-do list

Are you ready for fall makeup:  No, not at all; I really wish collections were a little more in step with actual seasons–sure, before it officially starts, but hey, summer just officially began.  I’d rather wait ’til August!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


It’s bat dog!  I posted a few quick videos of Mellan on my Tumblr, too 🙂

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MAC Semi-Precious Sneak Peek Swatches


Geo Pink, Looks Like Sin, Natural Flare

MAC Semi-Precious Sneak Peek Swatches

It will be quite awhile before I can get through all of the photos and write-up reviews, so in the meanwhile, here are some group photos and swatches. The majority of reviews will not be posted until tomorrow, sorry!  If it’s not pictured/swatched here, I do NOT have it at this time.  Anything that is missing I will certainly buy as soon as I’m able to, but I cannot swatch what I don’t have, so my apologies in advance!!

I think all the swatches have been corrected – I always swatch in alphabetical order but something happened and they were all OUT of order!

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Share Your Jealousy Wakes Looks!

Share Your Jealousy Wakes Looks!

I would love to see any looks you come up with using Jealousy Wakes and share them with Temptalia’s readers. (And if you are camera shy but still want to show me, I’d still love to see it!)  Submit your looks to [email protected] by July 1st to be included in the round-up!  I only ask that you submit quality photos (no camera phone pics, please!) and your name (just first is fine) — it can be of the eye only or the entire look.

Stay tuned — big giveaway tomorrow with Jealousy Wakes!

IMATS Pasadena 2011 – A Few Tips


IMATS Pasadena 2009

IMATS Pasadena 2011

This weekend is IMATS in Pasadena, California, and while I may not be there physically, I’m so there in spirit!  I thought it would be fun to compile a list of tips, tricks, favorites, and the like to help make your IMATS trip an enjoyable one.  Feel free to add your own tips on Twitter with either #IMATStips or #IMATS.  I know I’ll be following to see some of my favorites tweet from the show.
Aspiring makeup artists and artists, ProCharts is having a special deal for IMATS online since they won’t be at the show in person.   Their face charts will be £14.00/$22.83 for 1 pad and £25/$40.77 for a pack of 2, plus free shipping when you use the code IMATS.  The deal is valid from June 24th through June 30th.

My Must-Haves & Tips

  • Get there REALLY early or be prepared to wait in a massive line!
  • Have a game plan; it really is that serious.  IMATS is totally fun and you can walk around at your leisure, but if there are certain products you have your heart set on, make buying a priority and then enjoy yourself.
  • Lists are good–several exhibitors are so popular that spending time shopping at the show means longer lines and a higher likelihood of products selling out.  Make Up For Ever is one of the most popular booths, and even though we had gone there first with a list, the wait was over 45 minutes.  I know brands like MUFE do not restock during the show; once they’re out, they’re out.  OCC also sells out of certain shades of Lip Tars quite quickly!
  • Be polite & courteous, as everyone tries to accommodate the crowds, ring customers up in a timely fashion, and just generally trying to manage what is a very high energy and fun show.
  • Cash can save you time rather than using credit/debit, but a lot of vendors definitely take credit/debit if you’re uncomfortable carrying a lot of cash (like I am!).
  • Brands to check out at the show:  Clarisonic, Inglot, Make Up For Ever, NYX, OCC, Stila, and Sugarpill (Full exhibitor list here.)  Each of the links to the brand will take you to any reviews/posts I’ve done regarding them.   Also, if a brand isn’t doing anything special for the show, I’d keep moving.  You can buy at full price any time!

Twitter Tips

  • GerdaSpillmann: Visit Booth 310 to see our NEW Bio-Fond Colors – Cacao and Bijou! 21 total colors every Make-up Artist needs!
  • Start2FinishMUA: I heard that it’s better to bring a wallet instead of a purse/handbag because of all the extra bags you’ll collect, more to lug.
  • hollysaysheyy Holly wear comfortable shoes!!
  • PerfectcoverSL: I’ve made my list and checking it twice 🙂 Can’t wait to check out @occmakeup@EvePearl@crownbrush@MAKEUPFOREVERUS@INGLOT_USA
  • PerfectcoverSL: (4) Be polite. This is my 3rd year there and ppl are generally very nice so let’s reciprocate the love! (5) NETWORK
  • SatelliteDrmr: I wrote a huge post on MUG Forum. Feel free to use any of these tips! makeupgeek.com/forum/viewtopi…
  • ImpressDee: I heard most of the booths give out free samples
  • meilily: Must check out MUFE and OCC on sale, and the synthetic kabuki brushes @ IMATS
  • MaddyLovesBlog:  Get there as early as possible because it will get busy as the day goes on. Some line-ups will be as long as 1 hour waits!
  • MakeupJungle: make a list of the things/colors you want to make lines move quicker & so you don’t forget anything! 😉

Are you attending? What are you most looking forward to?  Do you have any tips/tricks to share for first-timers?

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