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Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How do you currently organize your makeup? Where is it located? How is stored?

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Elizabeth Arden offers two delectable shades for fall in Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick Cayenne Pearl and Cranberry Cream ($19.50). I like Cayenne Pearl for a great reddish coral color — almost a brick-brown red, but not at all in-your-face. Cranberry Cream is a raspberryish hue, not too intense, which makes it a nice every day shade for those looking for something less natural, more pigmented–but not over the top.

The Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick line has very subtle sheen and shimmer. Both shades I tried were well pigmented and creamy, both characteristics I look for in a good lipstick! It wore well throughout the day, and it faded after a few hours (as to be expected when worn alone and eating!), but I didn’t get left with a ring around my lips, thankfully!
See skin swatches and lip swatches! Continue reading →

Monday, October 13th, 2008

M.A.C has always used minerals in its make-up products but the introduction of Mineralize called for the development of special formulations and innovative techniques, said Nick Gavrelis, the company’s vice president director of global product development.

“These new methods have allowed us to create baked, loose and fluid MIneralize products.

“The formulas in the baked products (Mineralize Skinfinish, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Mineralize Blush, Mineralize Eye Shadow), for instance, are free of traditional binders found in pressed powders.

“They’re baked for 24 hours on terracotta tiles and the result is super skin adhesion, pure colour, luminous dimension and a luxurious light finish.”

Learn more about the MAC’s partnership with Clavis Cosmetics to create their baked mineral products by reading the full article.

Visit here to see a quick video clip on the mineral making process!

Monday, October 13th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Sweet Liason 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.

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Sephora Brand Midnight Train Case ($90.00)Train cases are a great way to store a lot of your makeup in one compact, portable space. Unfortunately (fortunately?), I’ve long ago outgrown my train case, but I do find it exceptionally good for traveling. It’s hard on the outside, which means it’ll protect the goodies on the inside. You can arrange the dividers as you need to custom fit your storage needs.

Check out another storage solution for traveling! Continue reading →

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your favorite look to wear to get noticed? Is it all about playing up your features in stronger colors, like red lips? Or are you about accentuating your natural beauty instead?

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