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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

A little late, but better than never, right? Here are photos and swatches of Laura Mercier’s Master Tool Box ($68.00) that came out for the holiday season. But guess what? You can save 25% with code HOL25 now through January 10th, 2009. So hey, maybe being late WAS a good thing after all ;) The lip palette has Tea Rose, Pink Champagne, Cinnamon, Amaretto and Garnet Lip Colours. The eyeshadow palette contains Morning Dew, Rose, Fresco, Chocolate, Twilight Grey, a mini Black Violet Kohl Eye Pencil.

The palette is very universal–I can see it working on everyone, which is always a good thing to see. I hate when a palette is pretty, but I can’t get it to work for my skin tone! The shadows are smooth, buttery, and the pigmentation is there. The colors look just like they do in the pan; it’s a huge pet peeve of mine when a shadow looks one way in the pan and totally different on the skin or during application. The lip colors are pretty tame, but there is a nice berry shade for holiday parties and winter outings.

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Stila for Spring ’09: Precious Pearl Collection

Pearl Shimmer Gloss ($22.00)

  • South Sea Coral Soft peach with white shimmer
  • Pearlescent Pink Mid-tone pink with shimmer
  • Ocean Currant Deep, sheer berry with pink and red shimmer
  • Pearl Kitten Universally flattering warm pink-champagne with shimmer

Precious Pearl Palette ($40.00)

  • White Gold Soft creamy white with gold shimmer
  • Soft Pink Pristine light pink with pink and white shimmer
  • Mid-tone Pink Neutral pink with warm undertones and pink shimmer
  • Gold Deep gold with yellow and gold shimmer
  • Green Intense mermaid green with blue and green shimmer
  • Deep Blue Dark navy with black undertones and blue shimme

Availability: February 2009

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What are your tips for spending less on beauty? How can someone stay on a budget? What have you found to work for you?

Monday, December 29th, 2008

LET THE VOTING COMMENCE!

The nominees are in, so now it’s time for everyone to cast their votes so we can see what products topped 2008. Each category consists of nominees, but I still have an “other” choice for those who don’t find their favorites listed!

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Monday, December 29th, 2008

Stila Spring ’09: Pomegranate Makes Perfect

The ingredient that health enthusiasts can’t stop talking about meets the products that Stila girls can’t bear to live without. This Spring, two of Stila’s bestsellers, the iconic Smudge Pot and the smash success Lip & Cheek Stain, get a pomegranate infusion that is both great for your skin and perfect for your style.

Define the eyes, pop the cheeks and perfect the pout with a deep plum hue that balances the light and airy looks of the season by giving the face a subtle richness and a natural flush.

Smudge Pot in Pomegranate ($20.00)
This limited edition deep plum shade defines and brightens the eyes. The long-wearing, highly pigmented Smudge Pot creates the precision of a liquid liner or wet shadow, with a soft, modern finish. A natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, pomegranate extract soothes the lids, and the comfortable light-weight gel is perfect for lining and blending.

Pomegranate Crush Lip & Cheek Stain ($24.00) (Sephora Exclusive)
Stila girls who have a crush on the multi-tasking Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain will be thrilled to learn that their favorite spring fling has an equally as attractive friend coming to Sephora. Pomegranate Crush contains naturally staining pomegranate extracts that create the perfect hue of deep plum for both the lips and cheeks every time, using your personal pH level as its guide. And not only does this product have brains, but it endures. The formula moisturizes and protects the skin with antioxidants and Vitamins A, C and E and is perfectly pigmented for maximum staying power.

Available: February 2009

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Monday, December 29th, 2008

Bobbi Brights Collection for Spring 2009

This January, Bobbi Brown will launch the Bobbi Brights Collection, which features the Bobbi Brights Palette ($70.00). This palette contains 35 soft matte shadows in a wide variety of colors from pink to blue to purple. Also, this launch will see four new shades of Creamy Lip Color ($22.00) in Coral Pink, Pale Mauve, Retro Pink, and Rose Brown. Six new shades of Lip Gloss ($20.00) in Cherry Pink, Coral Pink< Guava, Pink Beige, Pink Cloud, and True Beige will also be available this January.

This collection will be available January 2009 at Bobbi Brown Counters and www.bobbibrown.com.

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