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What kind of makeup do you wear to work/school? Do you have any rules or restrictions? Do you break the rules or follow them?
At school, there are no restrictions or anything, BUT since very few around me wear much noticeable makeup, and I often do not have the time (or simply do not want to wake up to make the time, ha!) to do a full face, I’m usually found in minimal makeup at school.
As far as I’m concerned, spring has sprung, because I’m diving head-first into all of the tantalizing spring collections launched. Dior’s Flower Blossom collection is no exception, with its flirty, fun springtime colors in pastels and feminine hues. I haven’t tried everything there is to be had from it, of course, but I played with one of the most gorgeous quints I have ever laid eyes on (Pink May), discovered a gorgeous my-lips-but-better-color im Amber Camera (and Brown Close-Up is surprisingly lovely), found a great lid contour color in Flirty Brown, and a darling pink highlighter in Blooming Pink. I really wish I could have had tried out the Flower Blossom palette, as well as the Spring Bouquet quint. Maybe next time
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Kasha shares a delightful eye she calls “Pinkocity” with us!
- Define the eyebrows with STUD Eye Pencil.
- Apply Silver Fog Eye Shadow to the browbone and inner lid with a 242 Brush.
- Using the 242 Brush, apply Courtly Grey Eye Shadow to the crease.
- Evenly apply Passionate Eye Shadow to the centre and outer lid using a 217 Brush.
- Apply Carbon Eye Shadow into outer crease and lid with a 217 Brush.
- Line the upper lashline using Boot Black Liquid Eye Liner.
- For your lower lashline, use Feline Eye Kohl Pencil.
- Apply Plushblack Plush Lash Mascara to upper and lower lashes.
- For extra diva-lious drama, apply #36 Lashes to upper lash line.
- Line lips with Quartz Lip Pencil.
- Fill in with Craving Lipstick using a 316 Brush.
- Top it all off with Angel Cream Plush Glass.
- Contour cheek bones with Desert Rose Powder Blush using 168 Brush.
- Dust Ambering Rose on the apples of the cheeks with 116 Brush.
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Why do you love makeup? What is it that draws you, keeps you there, and always wanting more?
I love makeup because it gave me a way to regain some confidence and feel beautiful again. Of course, in the past, I felt a bit more reliant on it than I do these days, but it was a great way to boost my self-esteem. I love playing with the different colors and textures, trying to see what I can come up with. It’s just good fun that feels utterly indulgent and luxurious.
While I already wrote up my in-depth review on all of The Originals, I finally had the time to do some lip swatches! With that in mind, remember that the application is not always perfect as I merely apply for the sake of taking photos to share the color with everyone!
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With the new year, it is only fitting for us to reflect back on the posts from Temptalia in the past year. In this special year-end “best of” post, you will find a few favorites from both readers and myself. If you had a favorite post that you remember, feel free to share it!
One of the new additions to Temptalia has been “Temptalia Asks You,” which stemmed off of “Ask Temptalia.” Some of the best questions (rather, the best answers) have given: a slew of eyeliner tips, your very first makeup buys, five products you use everyday, your strange beauty habits, how others view your makeup addiction, great skincare tips, and makeup tips for beginners. Plus, you answered and we compiled to give you the First Annual Temptalia Beauty Awards!
Tutorials are a popular favorite around these parts, but these few have been particularly well-received this year: cateye eyeliner tips and tricks, achieving flawless skin (complete with contouring, blush, and highlighting!), bold, bright, and totally teal, how-to get perfect red lips, my top ten makeup tips, learn the parts to the eye, Temptalia’s signature black smoky eye, how-to for blending, and duplicate Barbie Loves MAC face chart.
Sometimes the looks on Temptalia are like peacocks, even a bit wacky, experiments with Metal-X, and reminiscent of fall.
Celebrity look breakdowns only began late this year, but while it is a hate-it-or-love-it kind of column for many, Arielle Kebbel dazzles with icy blue shadow, while Keira Knightley has an awfully plump pout, but still looks gorgeous.
So many opportunities happened in 2007, including many, many interviews with fabulous people. MAC let us interview Viva Glam spokseperson Dita Von Teese, which was one amazing experience, but there were some great home-grown interviews with makeup artists from all walks, including founder of Face Time, Linsey Snyder.
It is always fab to have Temptalia readers submit to the site, and how can we forget Skyler’s enviable pigment storage solution? Skyler, tell Doug I desperately want one, too! (But here’s my storage solution… for now.) Check out the readers’ pick for winner of the Halloween mask contest, as well as the judges’ pick. Kris shared this awesome teal look with us, while Janis goes smoky eyed.
We are already anticipating for Spring 2008 here in the beauty world, but MAC’s collaboration with Heatherette and Fafi have everyone in a tizzy, excited for February and March to roll around already! While the unsung hero of the year will have to be Sculpt & Shape, only because it gave me the perfect contouring color, and The Originals turned out much better than expected. Although Antiquitease and Holiday 2007 offerings overwhelmed us a bit, I loved the look of the Antiquitease crackled nails enough to try it myself. MAC put out a lovely collection of smoky blues in Blue Storm, but we still wish MAC would make Temptalia’s Color Story. Many loved, and some hated, but C-Shock was a shock to the sensible with its bright and bold hues. Don’t forget how everyone ran, not walked, to get Barbie Loves MAC (which I liked, but didn’t love).
YSL teaches us a lesson in truly luxury beauty and makes us fall in love with their cream blush, while our experience with Chanel Glossimers hasn’t yet converted us to the dark side!
Skin discoveries were abound this year, and Osmotics Cream Extreme saved me from a fate worse than death. I can’t go a day without Estee Lauder’s DayWear Plus–it is the perfect morning cream. What else could be love at first sight? Oh, Renee Rouleau’s AHA/BHA cleanser! Even though I shared my skincare routine with you this year, I think 2008 will require an updated version as I have found all new light o’ loves.
Also, as a reminder, don’t forget about submitting your Reader Feedback Survey nor participating in our New You with New Beauty contest!