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Sunday, September 14th, 2008


Purple, Pink, Delightful, Mermaid, Blue, Teal

Reader Edda recently started selling her own cosmetics line, EO Cosmetics, on Etsy, and she asked me to review some of the mineral eyeshadows. I told her to send me colors she thought she liked, and she excelled at that! The five sample colors she sent are all bold and vibrant, and they’re definitely colors I’d use in a look. My favorite was Mermaid, which is a pastel-ish like teal with a slightly golden shimmer. Mineral eyeshadows work best wet, in my experience, because otherwise they just fall out everywhere since they’re loose. I pretty much treat them like MAC pigments, though EO’s are very finely milled, so they almost feel wet when you use them. Each color I tried was incredibly pigmented, which is a huge plus.  Pink is a shade I’ve always wanted, but I haven’t found this shade as pigmented as EO’s.

How do you feel about mineral eyeshadows? Do you use them? Have you ever tried them?

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Sunday, September 14th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, stay safe and have FUN IN THE SUN.

  • DreamQuest DeramGlow Self Tanner–Face
  • DreamQuest DeramGlow Self Tanner–Body

This prize package is worth $50.00! To enter to win, leave any comment, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 15th, 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!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What is your favorite eyeshadow combo to wear? Tell us the brand and colors!

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

I’m going to my sister’s piano recital later on this evening, so I wanted to do something special for that :) What are you doing this weekend?

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Copperbeam pigment (dark gold-brown), Brash eyeshadow (copper), Woodwinked eyeshadow (antique brown), Bronze eyeshadow (dark brown), Spiced Chocolate eyeshadow (matte dark brown), Ricepaper eyeshadow (soft highlighter), Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Liner (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Fleurry blush (soft peachy coral)
  • Lips: Sci-Fi-Delity lipstick (frosty raspberry), Cult of Cherry lipglass (red)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Copperbeam = Tan; Brash = Amber Lights; Spiced Chocolate = Swiss Chocolate; Fleurry = Peachykeen; Sci Fi Delity = Captive; Cult of Cherry = Russian Red

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Copperbeam pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On inner lid, apply Brash eyeshadow with the 239 brush. Apply Woodwinked eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Bronze eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Add depth to crease by applying Spiced Chocolate eyeshadow with the 239 brush. Sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Fleurry blush using the 129. Apply Sci-Fi-Delity lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult of Cherry lipglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, September 13th, 2008

As I was browsing Sephora’s latest products, I came across Cargo’s Essential Eyeshadow Palette, which comes in three different versions (Warm, Cool, and Dark). Each eyeshadow palette consists of four nude/natural colors, and as you can see, they are labeled to make your life even easier.

Do you want brands to make it easy on you? This is a great example of a no-brainer when it comes to makeup application. Much like makeup palettes and quads and quints, many of us get that there is a highlighter, crease, and lid color. But do you listen? Do you prefer to have no labels on what you’re using so you have utter freedom?

I think this could be great for someone who rarely wears makeup, because this information just isn’t ingrained into them like it is in us beauty addicts. But me, I wouldn’t mind a quad that didn’t have a highlighter color in it. I think it’s fun to try and come up with multiple combinations using the colors all sorts of different ways. I’m definitely not against these kinds of products, but they’re not up my alley. What do you think?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, stay safe and have FUN IN THE SUN.

  • True Essential SPF 30 Gel
  • Liz Earle Sun Shade Botanical Self Tan Spray

This prize package is worth $40.00! To enter to win, leave any comment, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 14th, 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!