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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Chanel Lumiere Celestes Collection for Summer 2009

Glossimers ($27.00)

  • Nebula Rosewood
  • Meteore Deep coral
  • Mica White
  • Mirage Brown
  • Venus Fuchsia
  • Silex Coral
  • Cosmos Bronze
  • Jupiter Red

Le Vernis Nail Colour ($23.00)

  • Mica Rose Rose
  • Cosmic Violine Brown copper

Available: May 2009.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

9 Must-Have Purple MAC Eyeshadows

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series

A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow is one of my all-time favorite eyeshadows–from any brand, any color family–because it is absolutely stunning. It’s a vibrant fuchsia-purple color with soft shimmer. The sheen of it is both fuchsia and purple, which makes it very much like a duochrome. Seriously, if you do not have this in your collection, move it to the TOP of your list. I don’t care what new collection is coming out next, THIS outranks it!

Plum Dressing eyeshadow is a pretty mauvey-purple color. It has a little bit of red tones to it, which makes it not just a cool-toned purple. If you find cool-tones hard to work with on your skin tone, consider mauve/red-based purples instead. Let me make a note and say that Plum Dressing and Hepcat are very similar, and you probably only need one. I prefer Plum Dressing’s texture, but I love Hepcat’s name ;)

Hepcat eyeshadow is similar to Plum Dressing (read above!), though I’d say it runs a little redder. It’s a very pretty shade of mauve-purple with warm red tones in it. It looks awesome with Stars ‘n Rockets!

Parfait Amour eyeshadow is a medium-bright blue-purple, almost a violet shade. It’s fairly cool in tone, but it’s not overly cool. I love to wear this with golds, pinks, and silvers. It’s a well-pigmented shadow with a frost finish.

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Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What do you do with empty, but beautiful packaging, compacts, fragrances, etc.? Keep them? Re-use?

Temptalia's Answer.

If I can find a way to use it for something else, then I’ll keep it. I tend not to finish things, so I usually don’t have to come up with creative ways to reuse!
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

10 Bridal Hairstyles for Brides To Be

Royston Blythe styled this model’s hair into a modern up-do by crimpnig hair, lighting backcombing it, and adding extensions by Racoon International. Try this voluminous up-do that’s both feminine and romantic. Allow a few tendrils to escape the ‘do to frame your face. If you have bangs, you can add a volumizing product and lightly blow dry them to give them some height. Using a glittering hair pin helps to accent the entire hairstyle.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Smile Dazzleglass!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Smile Dazzleglass from the limited edition MAC Double Dazzle Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win. 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, April 15th, 2009

Too Faced for Summer 2009

Lip Bronzer ($17.00)

  • Pink Leopard Sparkling tan & popsicle pink
  • Snow Bunny Icy pearl & fawn
  • Sun Bunny Golden bronze & sea shell beige

Pure Bronze ($28.50)

  • Pure Bronze Golden bronze

Brightening Blushes ($19.50)

  • Mocha Mi Amore Mocha brown
  • Papa Don’t Peach Soft peach
  • Pinch My Petals Pale pink

Mermaid’s Treasure Beauty Collection ($32.50) (Sephora Exclusive)

  • Sun Bunny Bronzer
  • Sun Bunny Lip Bronzer
  • Mini Lash Injection (Black)
  • Flatbuki Brush

Available at: toofaced.com, Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com

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