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Friday, July 24th, 2009

Via WWD:

TOP BLOGS: According to a new report from research firm Konector on the top-50 beauty blogs, Temptalia, NaturallyCurly.com and Basenotes are the top three beauty blogs garnering more than 500,000 viewers a month. Kingsley Maunder, a director at Konector, explained the leading blogs typically focus on a “very particular topic or target market” to generate a “large, regular following that spend a significant amount of time on the site.” The report found that two of the fastest growing beauty blogs are Pursebuzz.com and xSparkage, which utilize YouTube to communicate about beauty. The report measured how many people visit each blog, how often they visit and how active they are on the blog to rank beauty blogs.

Konector has released the full article, which you can read in its entirety here.  Konector leads with headline, “Temptalia is the most influential beauty blog.”  Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

THANK YOU TEMPTETTES! (Temptalia readers are affectionately known as “Temptettes.”)  This is amazing-super-exciting news that really just shows how amazing all of you that read Temptalia are.  Without your readership, feedback, suggestions, and comments, this blog would be nothing like it is today.  Your support and encouragement since the beginning (back in October 2006!) have paved the road to every success and opportunity we’ve managed to obtain.  Temptalia grows because of you–by your word of mouth–and we have only you to thank for our success today and going forward.

Congratulations to NaturallyCurly.com, Basenotes, Pursebuzz, and xSparkage, as well!

Friday, July 24th, 2009


Cosmic Girl, Pearl Beach, Corfu, Nomad

NARS Cosmetics – Cream Eyeshadows – Swatches

Here are swatches of NARS’ cream eyeshadows (singles, doesn’t include duos).  Enjoy :) Continue reading →

Friday, July 24th, 2009


NARS Cosmetics – Cream Eyeshadows (Singles) – Product Photos

Here are some close-up photos of several of NARS’ cream eyeshadows (singles, not duos).

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com.

Anyone have any of these? What do you think? Continue reading →

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What makeup are you wearing today? Share your look!

Temptalia's Answer.

Just tinted moisturizer for me!

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

OVERALL, MAC Baby Blooms Collection is a nice collection for summer. While some wished it would have come out earlier, there’s still plenty of warm days ahead of us to enjoy MAC’s new tinted moisturizer and tinted lip balms. As I haven’t worn the tinted moisturizer long enough to give you a review of its wear, appearance, etc., I’m only giving a short review based off of my initial test. I’ll do a more detailed review in a week or two.

The Suntints are vanilla scented lip balms that feel like a lip gel. They’re thick, but they’re not particularly sticky (not sure I’d say they’re completely non-sticky, though). They do feel moisturizing and hydrating on the lips, but they do not really give any color to mine. They pretty much all look the same on my lips (as such, I won’t be doing any lip swatches, since it’s like clear gloss or clear gloss with shimmer). The one that seemed to make my lips look the most different was Just A Smidge, which is also the one with the most shimmer–it’s extremely noticeable and has lots of it in comparison to the other four.

I do not feel that these are Tendertones in tube form, to be honest. These have a very thick, gel-y texture (though they’re not actually runny!) compared to Tendertones, which were very goopy and thick. I also found Tendertones felt a little sticky at times. These feel similar to lipgelees, though they don’t move as much–they’re a little thicker in their texture. I found the taste of these to be unflavored overall, maybe a hint of sunscreen. I feel like these sort of mold to your lips and feel totally different than Tendertones do when they’re actually on your lips.  The texture really is hard to describe–it’s not quite a jelly (because Tendertones were kind of like jelly), so I guess gel seems like a better descriptor, but I’m not satisfied with that either!

See product by product reviewsContinue reading →

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


Ego

OVERALL, MAC’s Love That Look Collection introduces twelve shades of Starflash-finish eyeshadows with only a few repromotes (Dreammaker, Grand Entrance, Glamour Check!, and Smoke & Diamonds). The shadows have the same feel as last year’s Starflash shadows. They’re fairly smooth, well-pigmented, and have a frosty-sheen to them. None of them are glittery, and I didn’t experience any that were subpar in their color pay off, either. The four liners launched are all repromotes, but the formula hasn’t changed a bit — still smooth, rich, and dark.

Temptalia’s Recommendations

Must-Haves: Ego, One Off, Rated R, Smoke & Diamonds, Rave Pearlglide
Nice-to-Haves: Dreammaker, Fashion Groupie, Style Snob
Skip: Fashion Groupie, Un-Basic White

See in-depth shade-by-shade reviewsContinue reading →