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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Viktor & Rolf for Shu Uemura

The tokyo lash bar opened in2 005 world-wide, it is a testament to shu uemura’s heritage as an eyelash artist. It quickly became an international phenomenon. The 2006 collection transformed the eyelash into a fashiona ccessory. 2007 introduced invidual customization, and a lash atelier service that became a favorite of top celebrities. Each year the tokyo lash bar continues to elevate the lash to new dimensions. In 2008 the master of false eyelashes shu uemura collaborates with fashions most talked about brand, avant-garde masters Viktor & Rolf. Together they have created the ultimate luxury “fashion beauty” accessories that give a new haute couture concept to lashes. Couture eyelashes for a maximum transformation of everyday make-up into a spectacular beauty event.

I really want the Rhombus ones! I can’t really tell you why, but I’m so drawn to them. Will I pick up a pair? Very, very doubtful! At $95 a pop, these are a bit steep for me. But what about you?

Wing A messenger of hope

“These lashes were created with the concept of the eye becoming a dove, the delicate minature wings give the eyes an expression of bewilderment, enchantment. The mind wanders and airborne, a messenger of hope.” — Viktor & Rolf

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

instinct
shu uemura mode make-up collection
fall 2008

There are periods of time a woman has an alluring glow and enlightened expression, often times of great pleasure and confidence. Capture these most sensuous moments and recreate the indulgent merge of mesmeric forces with the collection of Instinct. shu uemura explores the power of instinct with an arousing collection of deep color veils and lush texture to reveal the evocative allure of every woman. Mode make-up, biannual color collections by shu uemura, transforms a woman’s face into art. Experience beauty alchemy with shu uemura’s 127th mode make-up created by the newly appointed international artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide, exposing sensuality through the resonance of layers.

Luring Powder ($38.00)
The bare, expressive skin of the face and neck is treated to a light powder mist of flushed pink for a tantalizing sheen and natural rosy sheer complexion. Apply the powder with a brush along the hairline and heightened parts of the face and decolletage to add a touch of color and recreate a sensual glow. Available in ROSE, a calm pink shade .

Duo Eyeshadow (LE) ($36.00)
New duo eye shadow palette features rich creams in smoked, veiled colors contrasting with powders in warm, bronzed shades. Available in MYSTIFIER, MESMERIZER, and TANTALIZER.

  • Mystifier: Black Cream/Brownish Bronze
  • Tantalizer: Green Cream/Goldish Bronze
  • Mesmerizer: Purple Cream/Silvery Bronze

Glow On (LE) ($21.00)
Colors inspired by the natural tint of blush and a luxuriously platinum-like highlight shade for a glamorous sheen. Available in LUST, PULSE and STEAM.

  • lust – a reddish pink with a subtle pearl finish.
  • pulse – a warm, lush pink with a subtle pearl finish steam
  • steam - a luxurious highlight shade with a platinum-like finish.

Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine (LE) ($23.00)
Smooth, gliding application leaves vivid color and volumizing shine on lips. Advanced crystal shine formula colors leave a supple, soft touch. Available in CRIMSON DAZZLE and BROWN DAZZLE.

Availability: September 2008

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Go eyeshadow?, 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 Go! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

I wore this look yesterday, because I figured it was time for a brighter look :) I did a neutral look on Sunday for my sister’s birthday dinner (happy 18th!), but I’ll post that tomorrow!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Gilded Green pigment (cool pastel green), Talent Pool eyeshadow (teal), Deep Truth eyeshadow (dark blue), Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow (gray with gold flecks), Femme-fi eyeshadow (cool neutral), Mystery kohl power (teal-black), Lancome Oscillation mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Nuance mineralize blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: Style It Up lipstick (creamy nude), C-Thru lipglass (nude)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Gilded Green = Lucky Jade; Talent Pool = Shimmermoss; Smoke & Diamonds = Silver Ring; Femme-fi = Shroom; Mystery = Minted + Smolder; Nuance = Peachykeen; Style It Up = Cherish

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Gilded Green pigment all over the lid as the base with the 239. All over the lid, apply Talent Pool eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Deep Truth to the outer edge of the lid and dragging into the crease. Darken the outer crease with Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow. Sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Mystery kohl power on lower lash line, and black mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Nuance using the 129. Apply Cherish lipstick to lips, and then top with C-Thru lipglass for color and shine.

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What products do you use in your hair? What shampoo are you using? Moisture mists?

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Anna used…

Eyes: Givenchy Black Magic Khol, Prism Again Eyes quad in Blue happiness, Chanel Brow Pencil In Blonde, Chanel Inimitable Mascara

Face: Givenchy MatMate foundation, Givenchy Mister Light, Givenchy Prisme Again in Elegant Beige, Givenchy Prisme Again Blush in loving Pink

Lips: Divinora Kisskiss Gloss #65 Rose Tentation

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