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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away Four Cover FX “The Big COver-Up” Kits!

We’re giving away four (4) sets of Cover FX‘s “The Big Cover-Up 3-Step Essentials Kit” to four lucky readers. We are giving away one (1) in each of the four shades — B, C, E, and M.

  • B Series—shades of golden brown to ebony (contains B0, B25, B45).
  • C Series—shades with primarily pink undertones (contains C10, C40, C80).
  • E Series—shades with a balance of pink and yellow (contains E0, E30, E80).
  • M Series—shades with yellow and/or olive undertones (contains M20, M40, M80).

Cover FX’s The Big Cover-Up 3-Step Essentials Kit helps to create flawless-looking skin as blemishes, redness, sun damage and other complexion concerns all disappear. Achieves total coverage of minor to major complexion imperfections, regardless of skin tone, in three essential steps: prep, cover and set. The kit includes: Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer and Anti-Aging Serum (0.5 oz.), Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation (three shades total 0.43 oz.), Setting FX Translucent Setting Powder (0.22 oz.), Professional Foundation Brush #130, and How-to Instructional DVD.

To Enter: Tell me what your favorite Cover FX product is OR the one you’d like to try the most. Also, you must tell me which shade would most suit you (refer to the above for details on shades).

All entries must be submitted by July 9th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Face Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Face Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 138 Tapered Face Brush

MAC 138 Tapered Face Brush ($52.00) is a large, extremely tapered brush made out of natural fibers. It is extremely dense, and it is relatively firm. The end of the brush tapers into a rounded tip with angled sides. The brush shapes reminds me of the 226 or 224, except several times larger. The bristles feel incredibly soft against the skin, and I have found mine to shed very rarely (which basically means I can’t remember it really shedding at all). The 138 can be used for a variety of applications: creams, liquids, highlighters, blushes, and contouring. It is touted by MAC as a contouring and highlighting tool, but like most brushes, usage depends more on you and your needs. To contour with this brush, simply slant it against your face with the tip pointing towards your mouth. To highlight, just use the tip of the brush on the areas you would like to highlight. It is one of MAC’s pricier brushes, but I’d say it’s completely worth the investment!

How do you like to use this brush?

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What is the most overrated beauty product? In your opinion?

Temptalia's Answer.

Probably DiorShow for me, because it just flaked all over the place on me!

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Choose or Lose

Do you moisturizer your body regularly?

  • Yes, everyday! (30%, 375 Votes)
  • Not very often (29%, 355 Votes)
  • Yes, almost everyday! (21%, 259 Votes)
  • A few times a week (19%, 239 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,234

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

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Beauty Basics: MAC Face Brushes

Beauty Basics is a series covering basic products and tools that help to make applying your makeup easier. To view the entire series to date, be sure to visit the beauty basics, or you can view posts within the series about MAC Face Brushes.

Focus On: MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush

MAC 129 Powder/Blush Brush ($34.00) is a is a rounded, dome-shaped brush with a more rounded dome than other brushes. Of MAC’s various face brushes, I do find that the 129 does have a tendency to be scratchier than others, but it is definitely something that gets better with time. After a few washes, the brush is as soft as most MAC brushes, and it feels fluffier than when you first purchase it. It sheds occasionally, but not enough to make me hesitate on purchasing it again. I personally find this is better as a blush or bronzer brush than a powder brush, because it isn’t fluffy enough for my liking when it comes to applying loose or pressed powder all over. MAC does make a short handled version of the 129 (this is a brush of the same quality and caliber as the long handled 129–just to distinguish it from special edition 129 brushes), but I personally prefer longer handles.

How do you like to use this brush?

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The Hit List

Best Conditioner? What product wins this category?