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Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your biggest makeup pet peeve? Clumpy mascara? Mismatching foundation?

Temptalia's Answer.

Foundation that doesn’t match. I am currently struggling with this issue — stupid face being darker than my neck!
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Question courtesy of HoneyBrown! :)

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Bobbi Brown Customize. Simplify. Organize System

Foundation Stick Compact (Limited Edition) ($22.00)

  • Available in 20 different shades, including 3 new shades – Cool Beige, Natural Tan, & Warm Honey

Lip Quads (Limited Edition) ($20.00)

  • Rose Quad (Peony, Brownie, Tulle, Roseberry)
  • Pink Quad (Pink Cloud, Soiree Pink, Pink Beige, Pastel Pink)
  • Coral Quad (True Beige, Coral Pink, Guava, Ball)

Shimmer Blush ($22.00)

  • Pink Coral
  • Plum Wine

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Saturday, April 4th, 2009

The Hit List

Best Powder Foundation? What product wins this category?

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

This look is from last week — March 30th, to be exact — so still pretty much prior to getting hit with the nasty cold bug. I did a look this morning, and would you believe that it’s a similar look to this? I was like, “Geez, I finally put on makeup while I’m sick, and I end up doing the same thing!!” It was a little frustrating ;) My wiggle-worm (aka Mellan) keeps wiggling onto my lap insisting I stop posting and get to feeding him, LOL. Hope your Saturday is filled with as much laughter as mine has started off with! :)

P.S. – If my face seems lighter than my body, it’s likely more an issue of SPF and reflection with flash photography (which is why I always advocate skipping SPF for any special occasion photography!).

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Rose Blanc eyeshadow (soft white-gold), Going Bananas eyeshadow (bright yellow), Texture eyeshadow (medium red-brown), Urban Decay Lucky 24/7 Liner (copper penny), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Refined mineralize skinfinish (peach-nude), Dior Coral Riviera blush (soft coral)
  • Lips: Sci-fi Delity lipstick (raspberry), Chanel Candy Glow Aqualumiere Gloss (shimmery pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Rose Blanc = Nylon; Going Bananas = Bright Sunshine; Sci-fi Delity = New York Apple

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base. On the inner lid, apply Rose Blanc eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Going Bananas eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Texture eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Texture eyeshadow using the 226. Sweep Rose Blanc eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Lucky Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Refined mineralize skinfinish using the 129, then highlight with Dior Coral Riviera blush with the 188. Apply Sci fi Delity lipstick to lips, and then top with Chanel Candy Glow Aqualumiere Gloss for color and shine.

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Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Black Opal Papaya Gentle Body Exfoliator ($6.95) is a great drugstore body scrub that you can find at a lot of your local retailers. I saw it at Wal-Mart (that’s the closest “drugstore” to me at the moment), actually. It caught my eye because it smells like tropical paradise to me–which I suppose is a mix of papaya, pineapple, mango, etc. All I know is whenever I use this in the shower, I feel like I’m getting ready for a lazy, summery day spent at the beach. (Of course, I’m not really, but it’s a nice way to wake up!) It uses papaya enzymes as a natural exfoliator and brightener, so it’s extremely gentle and can be used a few times a week.

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you match your makeup to your clothes? How do you coordinate the two?

Temptalia's Answer.

I am matchy-matchy, and I don’t care if the rules say you shouldn’t! :)
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Question courtesy of Julie! :)