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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever bought a beauty product you knew you’d never use? If so, what was it? Why won’t you use it? What made you cave anyway?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

When it comes to aging, prevention is key. Trying to repair the damage or turn back the clock once the aging process has started to show signs (or has set in) is a lot harder than preventing aging!

#1 Use your ring finger when pulling at your eyelid – whether it’s to put in contacts or apply eyeliner! Your ring finger applies less pressure than the other fingers. If you can’t manage with the ring finger, try your middle finger instead.

#2 Start an anti-aging regimen sooner rather than later. Because prevention is easier than repair, finding a good eye cream is a great idea. Hold those fine lines back! Many eye creams also work on reducing puffiness or dark circles as well as have anti-aging properties.

#3 Don’t forget sunscreen on your eyes! I hope everybody knows the importance of wearing sunscreen, but don’t forget to apply it around your eyes. (And your neck!)

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Sharp from MAC’s Cult of Cherry Tempting quad has defnitely caught some buzz. While I love a good chartreuse color, it does come housed in a quad with two repromotes and one permanent color. I think the quad is cute, and it stands out, but I just don’t see myself reaching for it too often. Even if I did, I expect I would go strictly for the green or else a more neutral look just using the other three colors. So, what do you do when you LOVE the color but already have/don’t want the other colors in the quad?

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

I meant to do this look yesterday, but I got a bunch of bad news, so I just knew the makeup thing was sooo not happening. It has to do with Mellan, and if you’re interested, you’ll find the story after the look :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: True Chartreuse pigment (chartreuse base), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Tempting eyeshadow (bronzy brown), Dark Edge eyeshadow (matte dark brown), Next To Nothing eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Rich Gruond fluidline (brown) Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Other Worldly blush (bronze)
  • Lips: Creme Cerise lipstick (dirty peach-nude), Jampacked lipglass (dark vampy berry)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Sharp = Sour Lemon; Dark Edge = Brun; Next To Nothing = Shroom; Other Worldly = Raizin; Creme Cerise = Peachstock; Jampacked = Desire

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply True Chartreuse pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. All over the lid, apply Sharp eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Tempting eyeshadow on the outer lid and lower outer crease. Darken the outer crease using Dark Edge eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Next to Nothing underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, Rich Ground fluidline on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Other Worldly using the 129. Apply Creme Cerise lipstick to lips, and then top with Jampacked lipglass for color and shine.

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Choose or Lose


Do you wear bold looks?

  • Yes, on occasion! (61%, 398 Votes)
  • Yes, ALL the time! (26%, 168 Votes)
  • No way, no bold looks for me! (12%, 79 Votes)
  • Other (Share your answer in the comments!) (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 650

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we want you to look bronzed and radiant–without the sun’s harmful rays–so GET YOUR TAN ON…

  • Dr. Brandt Daily UV Protection SPF 30 Medium Bronze
  • Sonia Kashuk Bronzer Duo in Golden Creme
  • Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Bronzer in Golden
  • Xen-Tan Perfect Bronze
  • Therapy Systems Sun Rays SPF20

This prize package is worth $100.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your favorite sunscreen is, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by August 13th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).

Good luck!