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Friday, January 9th, 2009

SO, this was going to be posted tomorrow, but since I mixed up the pictures, I might as well just post it now! :P

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral base), Pincurl eyeshadow (white-pink-silver), Knight eyeshadow (dark gray), Deep Shade eyeshadow (dark blue-purple), Femme-fi eyeshadow (highlighter), Feline kohl power (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Blonde mineralize skinfinish (rose highlighter)
  • Lips: Marquise d’ (beige pink), Live & Dye lipglass (pastel pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 214 (flat, stubby brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush)
  • Substitutes: Pincurl = Vex; Knight = Silver Ring; Deep Shade = Contrast; Femme-fi = Shroom; Feline = Graphblack; Blonde = Dior Rose Diamond; Marquise d’ = Hue; Live & Dye = Love Nectar

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 with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Pincurl eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Knight eyeshadow to the middle/outer portion of the lid. Darken crease with Deep Shade eyeshadow using the 239. Sweep Femme-fi underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Feline kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Blonde MSF using the 129. Apply Marquise d’ lipstick to lips, and then top with Live and Dye lipglass for color and shine.

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Friday, January 9th, 2009

If you were using NARS Jolie Poupee Eyeshadow Duo?, 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.

Friday, January 9th, 2009

A week or so ago, I posted about Urban Decay releasing four new shades of their coveted 24/7 Eye Liners. They are every bit as amazing as the shades before them! Graffiti is a brighter, grassy green.  Flipside is a fun, bright poolside blue with an aqua sheen.  Underground is a revved up medium-to-dark brown with subtle sheen.  Of the four, Ransom is absolutely worth getting.  Ransom is a stunning, decadent jewel-tone royal purple.

If you only get one, get Ransom for sure!  And if you’re only getting a few 24/7 liners, it should be in your top three.  It’s truly just that stunning; it’s rich in the color, but it’s so pretty.  The blue-purple sheen it gives off is so glam!

I stopped by the Urban Decay counter yesterday to chat up a lovely artist, and she let me know that these lovelies wouldn’t be hitting the market until early to mid February.  I know UrbanDecay.com has a preview of their spring products, so hopefully they won’t hold out on us too much longer!  I adore the 24/7 liners immensely–seriously, I’m in the process of collecting them all!

See watches of the new fab four! Continue reading →

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you often ask makeup artists for help/advice? Or do you prefer to do your own thing and just ask them for the items you need?

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Planning a romantic getaway for this Valentine’s Day with your sweetie? Consider the treatments for two at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua, which only opened this past June.  It’s a 17,500 square foot spa with fifteen treatments, private outdoor shower gardens, iPod docking stations (wow!), robe warmers (I’d like one of those!), grottos, steam rooms, saunas… The works!

According to a press release, Kapalua is “based on the healing waters of Waihua, which the ancient Hawaiians believed was the most pure form of water which was captured by the leaves of the taro plant.”  Staying true to Hawaiian roots, they also offer Hawaiian based spa treatments, like a Lomilomi massage.  They also use a host of natural ingredients like pineapple, papaya, coconut, and pumpkin in their products.  The lines they use are often Murad, Naturopathica, Eminence, and Mama Mio for the expecting.

Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is located on the island of Maui in Hawaii.  I’m pretty sure I don’t need to explain why Hawaii makes an amazing place to jet off to de-stress and love your honey.  I’ve never been to the island of Maui (my adventures have only taken me to Oahu, The Big Island, and Kauai), but I know it’s one of my parents’ favorite islands to go for their anniversary.

I’ve actually used several of the products they offer (especially Eminence, which makes amazing facial treatments and masques that you can purchase and use at-home), but I must say they do a brilliant job of incorporating the Hawaiian feel into many of the products used during your stay or available to take home with you.  There is something about the scents of tropical fruit and the ocean breeze that get me!

If I could convince my boyfriend we could afford such a luxe vacation, I’d definitely want to check out Kapalua.  If only, sigh!  But hopefully some of you are more persuasive than I with your significant others ;)

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

All’s Fair

Lipstick/lipglass swatches on lips for all of you!  I ask for your understanding in the neatness of application, as I do these quickly and inexpertly–the point being to show you the color on real lips.  Thanks! :) Continue reading →