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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

At Temptalia, we are all about buying beauty and supporting a good cause at the same time. theBalm is supporting Multiple Sclerosis by offering a limited edition BalmShelter Gloss called “Kiss MS Goodbye.” It will retail for $18 at www.thebalm.com.

In honor of March being National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Week (March 10th-17th) – and to support the efforts of the NYC Chapter of the National MS society, theBalm has created a limited edition KISS MS GOODBYE version of their best-selling “Girly Girl” BalmShelter Gloss. I’d love for you to do a posting come March on this philanthropic partnership, the more sales, the more money gets donated to the MS Society.

During the month of March, theBalm will donate 25% of proceeds from the sale of this shade- a wearable coral hue infused with SPF 17 and a delicious strawberry banana scent- to the cause.

The New York City Chapter of the National MS Society helps the thousands of New Yorkers impacted by MS to move their lives forward. They provide comprehensive support services and educational programs to people with MS, their family and friends, and raise funds locally to support the National MS Society’s research initiatives

Help KISS MS GOODBYE in the most glamorous way possible- after all, looking good is one thing, but doing good in the process just makes everyone that much prettier.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create a bold look of green and blue. Feel free to ask questions!

You will need: Rollickin’ paint pot (aqua), Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow (green-gold), Freshwater eyeshadow (blue), Deep Truth eyeshadow (dark blue), Electric Eel eyeshadow (neon blue), White Tie eyeshadow (white-gold highlight), Feline kohl power (black liner). I wore Hipness blush (coral) with Daisylight beauty powder (yellow-gold) on cheeks. I had Strawbaby lipstick (pink coral) with Apex 3D glass (orange) on my lips.
Brushes: 219, 239, 249

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Light Flush Mineralize Skinfinish, 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 Light Flush! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What kind of beauty products do you splurge on? What kind of products are you willing to shell out the dough for or find yourself splurging on impulse?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I used True Chartreuse pigment on lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner lid, Juiced eyeshadow on middle of lid, Swimming eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Humid eyeshadow on outer crease lightly, Bitter eyeshadow above crease, Ricepaper eyeshadow on brow, Goldmine eyeshadow on lower lash line, and Graphblack techankohl on lower lash line. I wore Hipness blush on cheeks. I had Rozz Revival lipstick with Poetique lipglass on my lips.

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

As spring fades away and summer starts to roll in, we want you to have fun and take care of yourself with the additional sun exposure. Over the next several weeks, we will be giving you the low down on sunscreens, self-tanners, and after-sun products from Shiseido to Olay. Today, I want to introduce you to what you should be looking for in a good sunscreen and show you how understand more about your skin, its type, and how dermatologists classify it.

Fitzpatrick Classification of Skin Types:

  • Type I Always burns and never tans (extremely sensitive)
  • Type II Always burns but sometimes tans (very sensitive)
  • Type III Sometimes tans but sometimes burns (sensitive)
  • Type IV Always tans but sometimes burns (minimally sensitive)
  • Type V Always tans and never burns (not sensitive)
  • Type VI Darkly pigmented brown or black skin (not sensitive to sunlight)

The sunlight is most concentrated between late morning to early afternoon (10am to 3pm), so exposure during these hours should be limited and protected. The rays you receive are made up of UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC is considered harmless as it rarely reaches us (tends to be absorbed by the atmosphere).

An effective sunscreen will protect against both UVA and UVB. Additionally, ingredients such as avobenzone, ecamsule, and zinc oxide are good against UVA; titanium dioxide is good, but it does not cover the entire UVA spectrum. Para-aminobenzoic acid, Para-aminobenzoic acid esters, salicylates, anthranilates, and benzophenones are good for sunscreening (Source).

You can get a full list of FDA approved active ingredients in sunscreens here.