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Thursday, September 4th, 2008

For August, the challenge is to wear SMOKEY EYES. Check out these six challenge-takers! Don’t forget about the first round and second round and third round of submissions, either.

See four lovely takes on smokey eyes! ! Continue reading →

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What is your ultimate go-to eyeliner? What are you always reaching for more than any other eye liner? Is it liquid? What’s the color? And of course, who makes it?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Boy was I frustrated when I didn’t get in on the pre-order for this gloss when it was available online. It’s sold out already online. It’s not even out yet! There is a very, very small YSL counter at my Nordstrom’s, but I’m thinkin’ they won’t get this in stock. I really want this. Something about having a black lipgloss appeals to me, in a very hands-off kind of way. I know Lancome also has a black gloss for fall, which I am lusting after, too – I think it may be more accessible, too.

What say you? Black lipgloss — are you game?

YSL GLOSS PUR Black unites these two facets of his art in a superb Limited Edition. Transparent yet intense, it plays on the depths of black and the pure shine of a sparkle-free formula in a special offering. From plum to ebony, it dresses lips in an infinite range of shades, depending on how it is applied – feather light or rich and bold.

Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur Black… Coming early October 2008, only while supplies last! $28.00, available at YSL counters at select Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Barneys stores nationwide, as well as Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel in New York City and key YSL boutiques country-wide.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Asta shares this Cult of Cherry look with us!

She used the Shadowy Lady quad with Smudged Violet on the inner half of the lid and Shadowy Lady on the outer half. Then I used Lightfall on the inner corner and above the crease to the brow. I lined my lower lashes with Deep Truth and also blended it into the crease and V for a more dramatic look. I used Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in black on the top lashline, Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero on my waterline, and Maybelline Great Lash mascara.

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Yesterday, I did Bing + Jampacked… well, I also threw Cult of Cherry lipglass on top of that to see how it would look.  That’s what I’m showing you today :)  (Which is why I’m wearing the same shirt — these photos are from yesterday!) I put a little more blush on (just heavier), too.

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Raven kohl power (black-purple), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Blooming blush (soft pink)
  • Lips: Bing mattene (dark purple/black), Jampacked lipglass (dark purple), Cult of Cherry lipglass (bright red)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Raven = Foxy; Bing = Cyber; Jampacked = Desire; Cult of Cherry = Russian Red

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Line lower lash line with Ravek kohl power and apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Blooming blush using the 129. Apply Bing mattene to lips, and then top with Jampacked lipglass and Cult of Cherry lipglass for color and shine.

See more photos and close-ups… Continue reading →

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How do you feel about occasion appropriate makeup? Is there such a thing? Do you rebel against it? Do you think it’s a good rule of thumb?