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Monday, July 21st, 2008

Choose or Lose


Do you prefer lipstick alone or with gloss?

  • Lipstick with gloss (50%, 380 Votes)
  • Lipstick alone (29%, 219 Votes)
  • I don't wear lipstick! (17%, 131 Votes)
  • Other (Share your answer in the comments!) (4%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 753

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

Monday, July 21st, 2008

I think brushes are essential to good makeup, but expensive brushes are NOT essential to good makeup. I used a cheap random brush I found at my boyfriend’s mom’s house (of all things I forgot, I forgot my 239!) to apply this look. It didn’t go on as pigmented, perhaps, as it would have with the 239, but I got a lovely soft look that worked just as well. Even though the brush was cheap (and it wasn’t even really the right brush to use for shadow application, LOL), it felt relatively soft and worked out. So, moral of the story? Quality brushes can be found to fit any budget.

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Goin’ Bananas eyeshadow (LE) on inner lid, Evening Aura eyeshadow (LE) on middle of lid, Espresso eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) to highlight brow, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Suncentered Color Forms powder (LE) on cheeks. I wore Tropic Glow slimshine (LE) with Nymphette lipglass on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Goin’ Bananas = Bright Sunshine; Evening Aura = Goldmine + Orange; Femme-fi = Shroom; Suncentered = Cantaloupe; Tropic Glow = Lovelorn

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Monday, July 21st, 2008

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) inner lid, Nylon eyeshadow on middle of lid, Bronze eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) on brow and above crease, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Lilicent blushcreme with Sunbasque blush on cheeks. I wore Tiger Tiger lipstick (LE) with Supreme lipglass (LE) and Real Desire (LE) lipglass on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Femme-fi = Shroom; Tiger Tiger = Brew; Supreme = Chai; Real Desire = Greed

Now, get step-by-step directions on how to get this look for yourself! Continue reading →

Monday, July 21st, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, get gorgeous and glowy, so you can be a SUMMER GODDESS…

  • Borghese Protective Moisturizer SPF15
  • Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Apricot
  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Dark Chocolate & Cherry Lip Butter
  • vonNatur Golden Touch Face & Body Shimmer
  • vonNatur Day of Sun Face & Body Shimmer

This prize package is worth $80.00! To enter to win, simply leave a comment telling me A JOKE (just to spice things up and give everybody a funnier Monday), and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by July 22nd, 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!

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty faux-pas have you committed? What have you done either to flaunt convention or because you didn’t know any better?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Hot Contrast 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 Hot Contrast! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.