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Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Are you downsizing your makeup habits? Are you reducing your spending on makeup? Do you economize elsewhere so you can spend the same?

Friday, October 10th, 2008

A few of you asked me to do some looks using the Manish Arora eyeshadow palette–considering the palette contains colors I already own (save for Playful), I actually have!

So here are some looks you can browse through that I’ve already done–hopefully to hold you over until I can create a new look using the palette. :) There may be more, I just did some preliminary searches for “goin bananas” and “electric eel.” You can search for looks using “overgrown” (because it’s like Bitter, and I rarely use Bitter, ’cause I prefer Overgrown!), or even “nylon.” Though, searching for “nylon” will overwhelm you, since I often use it as a highlighter.

Subtle

Bold

Tutorials

Friday, October 10th, 2008

I wasn’t too happy with the way this turned out (especially photography-wise, something was off!), but on the positive side, I did use a color combination I haven’t done in some time (or maybe ever, my memory is pretty faulty!). I was aiming to do something different than my norm when it comes to pairing colors together. I guess that’s one of the great things about makeup: you can apply it, and if it doesn’t work, you can always take it off in thirty seconds!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Baked eyeshadow (bronzy-gold), Urban Decay Last Call eyeshadow (plum-mauve), Urban Decay Mayhem eyeshadow (dark blue-purple), MAC Femme-fi eyeshadow (highlighter), Urban Decay Lust 24/7 Liner (purple), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Gentle mineralize blush (soft raspberry)
  • Lips: YSL Lingerie Pink rouge volupte lipstick (cool pastel pink), MAC Tres Cher! lipglass (mauve)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Gentle = Plum Foolery; Lingerie Pink = Snob; Tres Cher! = Nico

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Baked eyeshadow using the 239 brush. Apply Last Call to the middle of the lid, overlaying it with Polar Opposites. Darken the outer lid using Mayhem and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Femme-fi underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Lust 24/7 Liner on lower lash line and smudge it with Mayhem eyeshadow using the 219, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Gentle using the 129. Apply YSL Lingerie Pink lipstick to lips, and then top with Tres Cher! lipglass for color and shine.

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Friday, October 10th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Brave Red Lipstick?, 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, October 10th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you like to receive beauty products as gifts? Do you prefer buying them for yourself? Do you save up a wish list to give to others?

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

shu uemura for Holiday 2008

  • Gloss Unlimited Mini Trio Set in Delicious Rose ($40.00)
  • Gloss Unlimited Mini Trio Set in Seductive Gerbera ($40.00)
  • Eye Color Palette in Secret Luscious Rose ($65.00)
  • Eye Color Palette in Adorned Marguerite ($65.00)
  • Eye Color Palette in Midnight Winter Sakura
  • Drawing Pencil Mini Trio Set ($35.00)
  • Mika Portable Brush Set ($85.00)

Now available at Nordstrom.com.

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