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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite lipgloss/lipstick combination of all-time? How would you describe the color?

Temptalia's Answer.

I love MAC Mari-sheeno lipstick with Tartlette lipglass — super pretty coral!
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Question courtesy of Jen! :)

Monday, April 6th, 2009

If you were using MAC Red Velvet Shadestick?, 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! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Temptalia is giving away: MAC Antiquitease 5 Basic Brush Set featuring 129SE, 219SE, 239SE, 266SE and 316SE brushes inside a medium, metallic-woven clutch. ($48 value)

Here’s how to enter:

Step 1: Follow @temptalia on twitter.

Step 2: Tweet “Entered to win MAC Basic Brush Set! Just follow @temptalia and retweet to enter. #contest http://xr.com/antiquebrushset”

It’s that simple! Contest will end April 7th, 1PM PST. Must follow and have a twitter account to win; open to all users where legal. Winner will be notified via a direct message on Twitter and a global Temptalia tweet.

You can see how many people have entered here. Good luck! :)

Winner has been chosen, thank you for trying!

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

Remember I told you I attempted a look on Saturday, and how it came out SO similar to the last look I posted? Here it is, LOL! It’s not quite the same; it’s obviously kicked up a few notches in brightness/boldness, but the color scheme is still kind of similar, yeah? Not really a bad thing all around, I just like to vary it up between looks that I post so you don’t all get too bored, LOL!

P.S. – I did use Prep + Prime Line Filler underneath my eyes and along my “smile” wrinkles. I find I like it best in my smile lines, because helps reduce any foundation creasing in that area. Around the eyes is fine, but I just don’t notice that area throughout the day so much, so it’s not such a big deal to correct any issues there!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Gold Dusk pigment (soft gold), Going Bananas eyeshadow (bright yellow), Fab & Flashy eyeshadow (medium orange), Firespot eyeshadow (fiery orange), Coppering eyeshadow (dark red), Antiqued eyeshadow (brown with red), Rose Blanc eyeshadow (soft white gold), Urban Decay Lucky 24/7 Liner (copper penny), Eve Pearl Liquid Liner (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Enough Said blush (bronze), Dior Coral Riviera blush (soft coral)
  • Lips: Gentle Simmer slimshine lipstick (soft coral-neutral), Tartlette lipglass (coral-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: Gold Dusk = Baselight; Going Bananas = Bright Sunshine; Fab & Flashy = Juiced; Firespot = Amber Lights; Rose Blanc = Nylon; Enough Said = Refined Golden; Gentle Simmer = Sandy B; Tartlette = Lychee Luxe

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Gold Dusk pigment all over the lid as the base. On the inner lid, apply Going Bananas eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Fab & Flashy eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Firespot eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Coppering eyeshadow using the 226, then overlay the top half of the crease with Antiqued eyeshadow. Sweep Rose Blanc eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Eve Pearl Liquid Liner on upper lash line, Urban Decay Lucky Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Enough Said blush using the 129, then highlight with Dior Coral Riviera blush with the 188. Apply Gentle Simmer slimshine lipstick to lips, and then top with Tartlette lipglass for color and shine.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

Smashbox Untamed Collection

Thanks so much to Sara (check out her YouTube channel!) for translating the names for us! Some of these may not be the exact English names, but Sara’s translations definitely seem on point to me!

Collection Includes:

Untamed Waterproof Eyeshadow/Liner Trios ($28.00)

  • Savage
  • Exotic

Untamed Lip Gloss

  • Flesh
  • Raw

Untamed Creamy Cheek Color (Limited Edition)

  • Terracotta

Double-Ended Eye Brightener (Limited Edition)

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo ($25.00) (Permanent) (Available now)

  • Cashmere
  • Goddess
  • Slate
  • Smolder

Availability: May 2009

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

Summer Bridal Makeup Looks by Rick DiCecca

Estée Lauder has created a look for every bride. Whether your outdoor wedding calls for a natural look, or your nighttime celebration insists on dramatic eyes and bold lips, you can achieve your perfect bridal makeup using one of Rick’s four Bridal Styles: Natural, Classic, Dramatic, or Romantic.

To begin each look, prep your skin with your favorite Estée Lauder skincare products. Use a foundation brush to apply your shade of Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 or Nutritious Vita-Mineral SPF 15 Makeup to even out skin tone for a flawless base. No matter what look you choose, be sure to apply Double Wear Eyeshadow Base from your lashline to the brow to ensure that your eyes stay fresh and glowing throughout the celebration.

Then try one of the four looks Rick DiCecca created! Continue reading →