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Saturday, April 26th, 2008

I adore red dresses, especially these deep, elegant ruby red dresses. They’re completely royal and classic, rather than in-your-face kind of red. My favorite choice would be something in line with the second look pictured, because golds complement reds so well, and yet there’s a touch of Cranberry eyeshadow to tie everything together. I feel like it’s an excellent choice for both depth, color, and overall style. But of course, with a dress in such a bold shade, going completely neutral on the eye is never a bad choice! I also like a soft smoky eye, something with a little bit of gold and a brown-gray, not so much straight black. Pink lips, nude lips, coral lips… anything goes. Even red lips could work with the appropriate eye (and the right shade of red). For a dress like this, I would concentrate on perfecting the skin and using a subtle blush to bring out my natural flush.

Check out suggested looks: one, two, & three. Dress is available at Nordstrom.com for $98.

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Choose or Lose


Do you listen to anything while doing your makeup?

  • Music (52%, 287 Votes)
  • Nada! (21%, 118 Votes)
  • TV (20%, 109 Votes)
  • The whines of children/boyfriend/husband... (7%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 553

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you carry a makeup bag in your purse? Why/why not? What’s the size? How crammed is it?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Naughty Nauticals is still a few days away for most of us (May 1st), but I know some of you will be heading to unveilings this Sunday, and some of you have already sneaked peeks at it! Here’s a close-up shot of Mutiny pigment to get your engine started, plus Debbie shared a TON of swatches with us earlier this month @ the forums. Keep your swatches coming either by emailing me at temptalia@gmail.com or posting them on the forum!

Check out one more swatch… Continue reading →

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Colour Forms is a Nordstrom exclusive (think last year’s Novel Twist), which also had its own color story, aside from eye/lip/brush sets. It will launch July 18, 2008.

Lipsticks

  • Inner Hue Creamy mid-tone coral outer with sheer golden peach pearlized core (Lustre)
  • Naked to the Core Creamy soft neutral pink outer with sheer beige pearlized core (Lustre)
  • Pop Circle Creamy bright blue pink outer with sheer pale pink pearlized core (Lustre)
  • Rose Go Round Creamy burgundy outer with sheer golden pink pearlized core (Lustre)

Richmetal Highlighters

  • Dark Influence Frosty purple with pink pearlized pigments
  • Deep Deposit Frosty deep blackened burgundy
  • Female Frosty pale pink with green gold pearlized pigments
  • Positive Charge Frosty copper with gold pearlized pigments
  • Quick Flash Frosty warm gold
  • Rose Bullion Frosty mid-tone pink with gold pearlized pigments

Pigments

  • Circa Plum Frosty mid-tone lavender
  • Gilded Green Frosty mid-tone green with gold pearlized pigments
  • Jardin Aires Tan with gold pearlized pigments
  • Royal Flush Frosty mid-tone red
  • Steel Blue Rich deep turquoise green blue shone with small pearlized pigments
  • Tea Time Bronzed brown with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments

Colour Form Powder

  • Play Around Pink Intense blue mid-tone pink with pearlized pigments, plum, soft pink with pink & white pearlized pigments, light pink
  • Sun Centered Coral with gold pearlized pigments, mid-tone bronze, soft wheat with gold & silver pearlized pigments, soft peach with white pearlized pigments

Keep reading for details on the eyeshadow/lip palettes and brush sets… Continue reading →

Friday, April 25th, 2008

This is a look from last Friday, actually ;)

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Sunny Girl eyeshadow (LE) on inner lid, Velvet Moss eyeshadow on outer lid, Golden Gold eyeshadow (LE) on outer crease, Trend eyeshadow (LE) aboce crease, UD Stash 24/7 liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Margin blush on cheeks. I had CB96 lipstick with She-Gold lipglass (LE) on my lips.

Substitutions are based on best permanent dupes available, may not be 100% dupe!
Sunny Girl = Goldmine + Nylon; Golden Gold = Amber Lights; Trend = Shroom; She-Gold = YSL Golden Gloss #1

Continue reading →