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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Become a subscriber to Temptalia’s YouTube channel, and join in on the celebration!

By subscribing to our channel and leaving a comment on the video’s page, you are entered to win chances at some great MAC prizes.

All you have to do is:

1. Subscribe to Temptalia on YouTube
2. Leave a comment on the video’s page (anything will enter you).

Feel free to tell your friends ;) The more subscribers, the more prizes awarded!

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite eyeshadow finish? Matte, satin, velvet, frost, shimmer, what?

Temptalia's Answer.

I love mattes and satins. I love frosts, but I like them when they’re softer frosts.

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Monday, July 27th, 2009

Video tutorial for a simple silver/gray smoky eye! :)

It’s from this look that I posted earlier today. I hope you like it!

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Monday, July 27th, 2009

Easy-peasy smoky eye :) I consider this the “traditional” smoky eye, since I’ve always thought of a smoky eye as silver/gray. Video tutorial for this coming soon, too!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Electra eyeshadow (bright silver), Silver Ring eyeshadow (dark silver), Typographic eyeshadow (matte dark gray), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Blanc Type eyeshadow (soft white-beige), Blacktrack fluidline (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (bronze), Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer (bronzy highlighter)
  • Lips: Honeyflower lipstick (pinky-nude), Nymphette lipglass (pinky-beige)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, pack Electra eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Silver Ring eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Darken crease and outer lid with Typographic eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with Carbon eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Blanc Type eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Blacktrack fluidline on lower lash line and upper lash line using the 208. Apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129, then highlight with Dior Amber Diamond Skin Shimmer with the 188. Apply Honeyflower lipstick to lips, and then top with Nymphette lipglass for color and shine.

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Monday, July 27th, 2009

Thevi Cosmetics just featured Temptalia on their blog, which is such a huge honor.

As part of being featured, Thevi wants to show our readers some love, too! We will be giving away one (1) Hemisphere Triple Split Eyeshadow to one (1) lucky reader.

Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us how your weekend was!

All entries must be submitted by July 31st, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. readers only as pursuant to your local state’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

Increase Your Chances to Win…

For a total of FIVE chances! Just remember you must leave a comment on this post to get entered initially. Please be sure to use a valid e-mail address.

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Congratulations Sharon!  Thank you for participating!

Monday, July 27th, 2009

NARS Cosmetics – Duo Eyeshadows – Swatches

More important than product photos are swatches, of course!  Who cares how pretty it looks in the pan if it doesn’t look as pretty on the skin, right?  So we bring you swatches of all of duo eyeshadows (including the cream duos).  Which are your favorites? Do you have any?  Which do you have?

Where to Buy: Nordstrom.com

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