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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

The Container Store’s Pandan Pencil Holder ($12.99) are neat ways to store your makeup brushes, eyeliners, and lip liners. They keep everything upright and on display for easy access. Pencil holders, in general, are excellent as brush holders. I like these woven ones for something a little more elegant. I’ve also used wire/mesh holders in the past, too, which is a more industrial/office look.

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Lisa Watier Sea Belle Collection for Summer 2009

The Lise Watier summer collection sweeps in on a breeze of fresh sophistication. From St. Tropez to Ibiza, by way of Santorini, the season’s palette was inspired by the world’s famous ports and resorts. Navy blue, turquoise, lagoon green and sea foam white unfurl in a wave of endless nuances, borrowing from light on water or the transparency of water itself. A sea of summer shades enhanced by luxurious textures and contrasting finishes, Sea Belle is presented in packaging with nautical themes and colours. This summer’s beauty is personified by a sun-kissed complexion, an azure gaze, and high-gloss lips – the ideal vacation look for a jaunt to the Riviera this summer.

Gloss Twilight ($22.00)

  • Perles
  • Corail

Rouge Sublime ($18.00)

  • Rouge Star

Nail Enamel ($7.00)

  • Perle Blanche Pearly tint
  • Rouge Star Classic red

Havana Shimmer ($29.00)

With a faintly iridescent sheen, Havana Shimmer gives a sun-kissed finish that makes it summer’s ideal companion. Microbeads of light dance like sunbeams on the face, neck, cleavage and bare legs, leaving skin bathed in shimmering highlights. It goes on effortlessly, sparkles all day long, and washes off instantly with soap and water. Use alone for a total luminous look or blend with our moisturizer or foundation for a more subtle effect.

Complexion Enhancer in Bronze ($29.00)

The Complexion Enhancer sashays into summer with an all-new shade: BRONZÉ. Ideal for brightening the complexion with an instant sunless tan, it blends beautifully into the skin, leaving it soft, matte, with a subtle sheen and glow The perfectly pigmented shade of this hydrating fluid naturally enhances all skin tones. Parabenfree formula.

Havana Bronzing Powder in Light ($26.00)

Light enough to be worn year-round, the new Havana Bronzing Powder in Light was created to add a natural golden glow to even the fairest skins. Ultra-fine and subtly iridescent, it evens out the complexion without covering it, and brightens skin with just a few strokes of a brush!

Eye Glitter Liner ($17.00)

  • Cybermint Shimmer in shades of aqua, green, mint

Metal Liner ($17.00)

  • Deep Ocean Blue shade drawn from the ocean depths

Eye Shine ($16.00)

  • Bleu Lagoon Draws its intensity from the passionate colours of a tropical lagoon

Sea Belle Quartet ($35.00 each)

  • Beach Matte peach, silvery green, golden yellow and sunny brown
  • Lagoon Satiny sea foam white; a metallic turquoise; a violettinged navy; and a pearly aquamarine.

Availability: April 2009

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC Secret Crush See Thru Lip Colour 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.

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

5 Must-Have MAC Hot Pink 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.

Lustering lipstick is a sheer, glossy hot pink. I feel like it runs cocoler, with bluer undertones, so it may be too cool for some warmer complexions.

Girl About Town lipstick is a creamy, opaque hot pink. To me this is one of the overall must-have lipsticks, period.

Impassioned lipstick is a bright hot pink that runs a little warmer, a little more orange-red tone to it. It has a super creamy finish, and it is ultra pigmented.

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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What anti-aging products do you use? (If any!) Any anti-aging product you just can’t believe?

Temptalia's Answer.

Mostly sunscreen, which is more of a preventative measure than anything else!
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Friday, May 1st, 2009

Quick and dirty smoky eye :) So, I finally get my foundation to match my skin in *natural* light… but then either the foundation or my setting powder reflects light and it doesn’t match in photos! Apparently, my bathroom light is terrible, because so many foundations looked like they were a match, only to look in my car mirror and see a totally different story. Sigh!

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL! Hope it speeds by (well, the work part of it!) so you can play. How’s everyone doing? Any exciting weekend plans? (I’m off to spend the majority of today studying with some fellow MBA students… so exciting. I know you’re jealous!)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Electra eyeshadow (bright silver), Smoke and Diamonds eyeshadow (dark silver-gray), Copperplate eyeshadow (matte gray-brown), Pincurl eyeshadow (duochrome gray-pink), Shroom eyeshadow (soft highlighter), Mystery kohl power (teal-black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Guerlain Shell Illuminating Sun Powder (bronzer), Guerlain Nacre des Mers Pressed Meteorites (sheer shimmer)
  • Lips: Tiger Tiger lipstick (orange-y nude), Style Minx lipglass (hot pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Smoke and Diamonds = Silver Ring; Pincurl = Vex; Mystery = Teal-o; Tiger Tiger = Peachstock; Style Minx = Pink Poodle

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. On the inner half of the lid, apply Electra eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Copperplate eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Copperplate eyeshadow using the 226. Accent inner tear duct with Pincurl eyeshadow using the 226. Sweep Shroom eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Mystery kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Guerlain Sun Powder using the 129, then highlight with Guerlain Nacre des Mers Meteorites with the 188. Apply Tiger Tiger lipstick to lips, and then top with Style Minx lipglass for color and shine.

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