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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Here’s one last Chill look before we all forget about Chill and move onto Dame Edna next week! ;) I thought I’d do something really simple — it’s basically three eyeshadows and that’s it, which is a huge deal for me, as I’m sure many of you know. :P I wanted to try out some new YSL lip products I got, but unfortunately the combo was just a lil’ too bright for this look, so it was Naked Frost to the rescue to help tone it down (which worked beautifully!).

Happy holidays to those who have had or will have them to celebrate this season! :) I hope everyone has gotten a chance to spend some quality time with their loved ones and friends. My boyfriend, Mellan, and I head up to see my parents and sister in an hour or two (basically… as soon as start and finish getting ready, LOL) for the day. We’ll be back there for Christmas, as well.

Today is Magellan’s 1st birthday — he is exactly one year old today. He doesn’t seem like he’s an “adult”, but most lab owners say lab puppyhood lasts at least two years, sometimes all their lives ;) My mom has lots of treats and goodies baked for him, I’m sure, plus he has several gifts under the tree with his paw on it, so I think he’ll have a good birthday and make out like a bandit! My mom completely adores and utterly *spoils* him everytime he visits! I thought I’d share a little timeline of Magellan over the past year along with the look — I can’t be the only one who loves cute puppies, LOL!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Your Ladyship pigment (neutral base), Wintersky eyeshadow (medium, subdued pink), Mont Black eyeshadow (black), Shroom eyeshadow (highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Dior Rose Diamond Skin Shimmer (soft pink)
  • Lips: YSL Romantic Pink Lipstick (medium pink), YSL #4 Gloss Pur (bright pink), Naked Frost lipglass (taupe)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Your Ladyship = Vanilla; Wintersky = Pink Venus; Naked Frost = Chai

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Your Ladyship pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. Apply Wintersky eyeshadow all over the lid with the 239 brush. Darken the outer crease with Mont Black eyeshadow with the 239, gently tugging and blending so it also darkens the outermost portion of the lid to a gray-black. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Rose Diamond shimmer using the 129. Apply YSL Romantic Pink lipstick to lips, and then top with YSL #4 Gloss Pur for color and shine, then tone it down with Naked Frost lipglass.

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Urban Decay Cream Shadows for Spring 2009

This spring Urban Decay is launching a few new products and new shades–these Cream Eyeshadows just might prove superior than so many other formulas. These cream shadows are waterproof using a gel-based formula that doesn’t flake, crease, or settle into your fine lines. There will be twelve shades available, and each tube comes with a “flocked” applicator (looks like a doe-foot applicator) or you can just squeeze a bit onto a brush. These will retail for $17, and they will be available at Sephora, ULTA, some Macy’s, and of course the regular online retailers!

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Prescriptives NEW U-Pick Refillable Compacts, Eye Colors and Cheek Colors

Prescriptives, a pioneer in customization, is taking its personalized color collection to a whole new level. Presenting U-Pick, a new collection of eye and cheek colors in classic and modern shades that fit into a sleek, refillable compact for the ultimate luxury in personalization. With U-Pick it’s easy to create your own look and wear it the way you want. You pick the palette size, you pick the eye colors, you pick the cheek colors and Prescriptives fills them into a portable, personalized palette that is one-of-a-kind and designed just for you!

The U-Pick Refillable compacts come in a variety of sizes. You can have the Small U-Pick which holds a single eyeshadow; Medium U-Pick which holds 2 cheek colors or 4 eye colors or 1 cheek and 2 eye colors; or the Large U-Pick which can hold 3 cheek colors or 6 eye colors or 1 cheek/4 eye or 2 cheek/2 eye.

As far as the eyeshadow colors go, there are 44 warm and cool shades available to choose from.

Warm Shades (Satin)

  • Banana
  • Frosting
  • Champagne
  • Bellini
  • Fire
  • Relic
  • Bean

Warm Shades (Shimmer)

  • Silver Lining
  • Gold Coast
  • Canyon
  • Campfire
  • Green Tea
  • Caviar
  • Gold Dust
  • Antique Gold
  • Sable
  • Sage
  • Malt Sparkle

Warm Shades (Matte)

  • Mocha
  • Espresso
  • Buttermilk
  • Pongee

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Prescriptives Photochrome Light-Adjusting Compact Makeup SPF 15 ($35.00)

Look great in any light with the return of Prescriptives Photochrome Light-Adjusting Compact Makeup SPF 15. In these high-definition times, light-reflecting photo-friendly particles diffuse glare while softening the look of lines and wrinkles to help you look your best. Available in 12 shades, this lightweight cream-to-powder foundation glides onto skin for medium coverage that is smooth and natural. The oil-free, longwearing formula provides a seamless finish that never looks heavy. Apply with the patented ergonomic sponge that contours the face for a flawless application and you are ready for the spotlight!

I’ve yet to try this product, but I’m definitely intrigued. I say this because only recently I have had some foundation woes about my foundation *not* matching my face in certain lighting (mostly when I spy myself in the flip-down mirror in my boyfriend’s car!). It is designed to make your skinless flawless in high-def TV (think Cargo blu-ray collection). It is a long-wearing, buildable foundation that keeps skin looking natural in all light. It is also supposed to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores (gimme!). It’s also oil-free, fragrance-free, and non-acnegenic according to Prescriptives.

Availability: January 2009 at all Prescriptives counters nationwide, www.prescriptives.com and Holt Renfrew in Canada.

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What are your holy grail beauty products? What have discovered and loved and no longer have to hunt for?

Thanks to Monica for the question!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

OVERALL, Dame Edna’s lipsticks stand out the most for me, because they are ultra-pigmented and extremely creamy in texture. They almost have a matte-look, but because of their sheen, not quite so. The lipglasses are not as pigmented as the lipsticks, but on the other hand, they complement the lipsticks well. The eye trios disappointed me, mostly because I felt that too many of the shadows had a chalky texture, which I just can’t jive with. Another downside to this launch is the fact that MAC has, yet again, used stickers on their packaging. On the eyeshadow trios, the stickers are covered with plastic/something so they shouldn’t come off (at least not easily), but everything else is just a flat sticker. It’s nothing special, and you can certainly peel it off if you desire. The high-light powders, while pretty to look at, are not nearly as special once you get past the shimmer overspray–I felt duped with these; it reminded me of lipsticks that had a gold overspray and then regular lipstick underneath. The collection is definitely worth a look or two, but I wouldn’t say you have to rush out on the 26th–not worth skipping out on your holidays and festivities and family fun yet!

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