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Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


How do you budget for your beauty? Do give yourself goals before you can make a purchase (like get an A on a paper)? Set limits? Make lists?

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

I am going to try my best to start posting looks more often! I can’t guarantee tons of off-the-wall looks, but I’ll try to at least get more up :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (base), Bobbi Brown Glitz Metallic Eye Shadow (pale gold), Bobbi Brown Holiday ’08 Lip & Eye Palette (Gold Dust, Champagne, Golden Bronze), Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner, Lancome Oscillation mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick (soft gold)
  • Lips: MAC Wild ‘Bout You lipstick (deep berry), MAC Lightswitch 3D Glass (opalescent pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Wild ‘Bout You = Rebel; Lightswitch = Luminary

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 third of the lid, apply Glitz eyeshadow using the 239 brush. Apply Champagne eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Overlay the outer lid with Gold Dust eyeshadow, then darken the outer crease Golden Bronze using the 239. Sweep Champagne underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Lancome mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Copper Diamond shimmer brick using the 129. Apply Wild ‘Bout You lipstick to lips, and then top with Luminary lustreglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, November 1st, 2008

The first frost. Sparkling, sunlit snow. All the best shimmers and shadows of winter are Aglow in Prescriptives new holiday color collection. Shades are infused with light-catching nuances inspired by winter’s frosty effects. Eyes shimmer in glacial mauve and icy platinum with glints of white and deep plum. Cheeks take center-stage with a warm sparkle that is soft and radiant. Lips are enhanced with a glossy high-shine finish. Stay Aglow this season with Prescriptives.

Winter Reflections All-Over Highlighter (Limited) ($35.00 US/$45.00 CAD)
These ultra-luxurious soft powder pearls enhance and illuminate the face and cheeks with a radiant glow. Pearly white, soft beige and a whisper of pink blend together to highlight, define and contour the face with a soft wintry sheen that is flattering to all skin types. The perfect finish to every holiday look, these pearls can be dusted on the face or décolletage for soft radiance or layered on for a more dramatic shimmering effect.

Winter Reflections Eye Color Quad (Limited) ($42.00 US/$54.00 CAD)

  • Warm: Chestnut (Limited), Brunette (Limited), Suede (Limited), Banana
  • Cool: Oyster (Limited), Twinkle (Limited), Eclipse (Limited), Shell

Colorscope Lipcolor ($17.50 US/$26.00 CAD)

  • Golden Quartz (Y/O) (Limited)
  • True Bronze (R/O)
  • Winter Rose (R) (Limited)
  • Wisteria (B/R)

Colorscope Lip Gloss ($17.50 US/$26.00 CAD)

  • Twinkling (Y/O) (Limited)
  • Peachy (R/O) (Limited)
  • Rosy (R) (Limited)
  • Icy (B/R) (Limited)

Blush More or Less ($21.50 US/$27.00 CAD)

  • Santa Fe Sun (Y/O)
  • Sonoma Rose (B/R)

Eye Definer Brush ($19.00 US/$24.00 CAD)

Availability: November 2008 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada and www.prescriptives.com.

Prescriptives (ELC)

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Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Collection

Copper Diamond Shimmer Brickicon ($40.00)

Everything/Lash Glamour Mascara Duoicon ($28.00) (Available in Black or Brown)

Glitter Lip Balmicon ($19.00)

  • Crystal Diamond
  • Pink Crystal
  • Copper Diamond

Bobbi Brown Party Collection

Metallic Eye Shadowicon ($20.00)

  • Glitz Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Bonfire Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Indigo Nights Metallic Eye Shadow
  • After Hours Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Bash Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Pink Chandelier Metallic Eye Shadow

Glitter Lip Glossicon ($19.00)

  • Soirée Pink Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Ball Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Disco vGlitter Lip Gloss
  • Martini Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Velvet Rope Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Rave Glitter Lip Gloss

Available at all Bobbi Brown counters and on www.bobbibrown.com. Nordstrom also has it up: Party Collectionicon and Copper Diamond Collectionicon. Plus, don’t forget to check out Bobbi Brown Holidayicon offerings!

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Saturday, November 1st, 2008

In honor of World Vegan Day, which is today (November 1st), 824 LUSH employees from North America will go vegan to support their vegan customers. 76% of LUSH products are suitable for vegan and labeled so. If you head down to your local LUSH today (and I’m actually making a little detour there today), you might see shop assistants dressed up as giant vegetables. Other stores will have vegan samples available for customers to try.

“LUSH has always attracted people looking for a workplace that doesn’t clash with their ethical life choices, so we have a high number of vegetarians, vegans and environmentalists working here and we see a huge number of ethical customers coming through our doors every day,” says Brandi Halls, LUSH’s (vegan) Communications Manager. “It is great that our work colleagues are willing to join us for a day of being vegan. By walking a mile in a vegan’s (non-leather) shoes, LUSH employees will get a great insight into what veganism is all about.”

Do we have any vegan readers? How does being vegan change your beauty habits?

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Happy Halloween my dearest readers! I hope everybody’s having a fun (and safe–yeah, I said it!) holiday, whether you’re staying in or heading out for midnight festivities. The boy and I actually ran some errands, stopped at Borders and had a coffee date, and now we’re home. I compiled this post with three “looks” I’ve done that are sort of Halloween-y. They’re basically masks/more dramatic makeup that wouldn’t be something I’d rock to the grocery store on a regular day. Surprisingly enough, only one of these looks was done for Halloween. I admit, I used to be far more creative and experimental when I first got into makeup. I think I might have to sift through some of my old folders for photos to get inspired for the future :)

What’d you do (or what are you going to do) for the holiday?

I’d LOVE to see all the fantastic costumes and makeup (whether traditional or totally off-the-wall) and do a round-up. Submit your photos to temptalia[at]gmail.com!

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