Happy Halloween! My favorite part about Halloween is the candy, but I have a bit of a sugar tooth when it comes to candy bars that needs to be indulged once or twice a year… and Halloween is a good excuse to do so! (I love Snickers, mmm!) If you’ve missed it, I’m not dressing up this year–in fact, I haven’t done so for ten years now–but I am dressing up my dog, which is way more entertaining!
I would love, however, to invite Temptalia readers to show off their fun Halloween makeup, because I am sure there are plenty of you going out in full costume and we’d all love to see! (And perhaps, get a little inspiration for next year!)
How-to Submit Your Look:
Three (3) high quality images minimum
Pictures must be at least 500 pixels wide
You can send me the original file to edit
List/description of what products you used
Submit your Halloween looks to [email protected]. We’ll take submissions through November 2nd, 2009.
Breast Cancer Awareness ’09 Fundraiser: The Final Stretch
For every cent that Temptalia readers raise between October 25th and October 31st, Temptalia will match total reader contributions up to $500. This means if readers donate $500, we’ll match those donations with $500 ourselves, and we’ll have raised a total of $1,000 together!
Every bit counts, so if you can only donate fifty cents, that’s fifty cents needed to help further the research efforts of the Breast Cancer Research Fund (our chosen charity). As of the publishing of this post, we have raised $826 towards our goal–so let’s work together and through matching, we can make our goal! We’ll be matching contributions until it reaches $1,326 in reader contributions. (But don’t let that stop you if you want to donate!)
Don’t forget — for every $5 you donate, you get a chance to win one of eight Pink-themed prizes. Read about the details here.
To celebrate our three-year blogiversary, Softlips is giving away a complete set of six of the Softlips Pure range to TWO (2) lucky winners!
Softlips PURE is free of synthetic chemicals and harmful ingredients, utilizing only all-natural emollients and conditioners, including organic oils, beeswax, shea butter and vitamin E that are USDA-certified organic. The product is mounted on recyclable packaging that’s printed with vegetable-based ink. They are a great choice for “chemically sensitive” individuals, as well as those who prefer to use products with natural ingredients.
Softlips PURE lip conditioners in pomegranate and honeydew are available in mass retail, supermarket and drug stores nationwide for the suggested retail price of $2.99. Look for the newest flavors – peppermint, acai berry, papaya and chai tea – on display in the natural beauty section of select Target stores.
Submit your entry by leaving a comment telling me how you keep you lips in kissable condition.
All entries must be submitted by November 3rd, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to U.S. readers as pursuant to your local state/country’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.
If you were using MAC It’s a Miracle Eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it?
What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!
Did you come up with a look you’d like to share featuring today’s product? You can link to your images, embed your images using HTML, or you can submit your images via e-mail to share them with readers to help give them inspiration on how to use the product!
Trish McEvoy Gorgeous Red Gorgeous Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a blue-based fuchsia-red. It applies semi-opaquely and definitely has a distinctive pinkness to it, so it’s not really a true red. However, the pink makes it less intense and thereby makes it more wearable for some who are a little shy of truer reds. I found the formula to be hydrating, and it felt more like a lip stain than a lipstick. I wouldn’t describe it as a creamy red, but more of a sheer red with a higher color threshold than expected out of a sheerer shade. It’s also a buildable shade, which means that it took a few layers to get a mostly solid look, but on the same token, you can go sheerer if you like (or the occasion calls for it) with the same shade.
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Ease of Use: 4/5
Recommendation: For fans of sheerer, softer reds, Gorgeous Red gives you sheer-to-buildable pinky red.
The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!