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Monday, May 4th, 2009

6 Must-Have MAC Red Lipsticks

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.

Russian Red lipstick is a matte, super bright blue-based red. This is pretty much a standard red lip for anyone. I’ll admit it doesn’t always work on me, since it can run too blue, but you can always pair it with a lip liner or gloss to make it more your tone.

Viva Glam I lipstick is a matte, retro red. Retro red is kind of a deeper, more muted red. This is a very wearable red for all skin tones, and it is one of my favorite reds on me.

Dubonnet lipstick is a deep red with a slightly burgundy tone to it with a creamy, slightly glossy finish. This is another flattering shade on a variety of skin tones.

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Monday, May 4th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Love & Friendship Nail Lacquer!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Love & Friendship Nail Lacquer from the limited edition MAC A Rose Romance 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.

All entries must be submitted by May 7th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is only open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws.

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Monday, May 4th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Can you have too much makeup? Or is it never enough?

Temptalia's Answer.

It really just depends on what you’re going for. Practically, of course! But if you’re collecting or it’s a hobby… not so much.
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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Giorgio Armani Beauty Bronze Mania Collection for Summer 2009

Sienna Minerals Palette ($65.00)

Giorgio Armani captures the vivid earth shades of the sienna landscape in an explosion of vibrant mineral colors. Melted together into a fine Microfil™ texture, this palette is a unique tapestry of sun-splashed colors. Like a picture taken from the sky, the sun-infused palette earth tones present an all-over blush to bronze and sculpt the face for a golden bronze/deep reddish-brown glow.

Mediterranean Palette ($85.00)

Limited Edition eye palette, features cool colors of the Mediterranean sea: shimmering turquoise, and deep aquamarine, as well as warm shades of iridescent golden sand and copper mahogany. Also features our most popular bronzer shade.

Body Tints Bronzer ($75.00)

Giorgio Armani’s unique weightless pigment free formula blends onto skin. The universal natural bronze shade leaves your skin with a subtle sun-kissed effect. The water-soluble formula features a pleasant gel texture.

Bronze Sparkling Top Coat Mascara ($26.00)

Leaves your lashes with a subtle and luminous glow. A touch of sparkling bronze top coat adds golden hues to the tips of your lashes. Features a professional comb applicator that achieves perfect lash separation and definition.

Smooth Silk Eye Pencil ($26.00)

  • Shade 14 Deep navy
  • Shade 15 Muted aqua

Lip Wax ($26.00)

  • Shade 8 Sandy brown

Lip Shimmer ($26.00)

  • Shade 56 Bronzy orange
  • Shade 57 See through beige
  • Shade 58 Reddish brown

Availability: Now at Nordstrom.com

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Go ahead! Ask your questions–now’s the time to get product recommendations, comparisons, or just find out what my favorite moisturizer is. You can ask whatever your heart desires, and I’ll do my best to answer!

I’ll be keeping an eye out on this post so I can answer questions quickly– as in, today! :) Feel free to chime in with your answer to someone else’s question, too! The more the merrier!