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Temptalia is celebrating reaching 100,000 comments!
We will reach this spectacular achievement sometime today… who knows when, just depends on how many of y’all comment Comments are looked at in aggregate–meaning on any and all posts. Whoever leaves the 100,000th comment will win a fabulous prize package:
- Chanel Beiges de Chanel Quad
- MAC Love Rock Mineralize Blush
- MAC Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish
- MAC Sweet Thing Lipstick
- MAC 187 Brush
- MAC Peppermint Patti Nail Lacquer
Thanks for making it possible!
Update: We have a winner! They have been notified Thank you for all the support — you all made my weekend!
What was the last product you bought that you LOVED? Why do you love it?
I think it’s gotta be Dior’s Coral Riviera blush! I adore the color and soft sheen it gives me. I also love Chanel’s Aqualumiere Glosses!
I actually really liked how this turned out — it’s been a minute since I’ve been super satisfied with how a makeup look has come out, and I’m pretty pleased with this one! I didn’t think it would work when I started, but it definitely came together. Even Perfect Topping gave me some color! Shocker! I recommend using the 165 brush (or a dense brush) to give you concentrated color for those who struggle to get anything except shimmer from MSFs.
You will need the following…
- Eyes: Cakeshop shadestick (gray-green), Aquavert eyeshadow (light green-teal), Sugarshot eyeshadow (frosty white), Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow (fuchsia-purple), Lemon Chiffon shadestick (white-gold), Femme-fi eyeshadow (soft neutral highlighter), Feline kohl power (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
- Cheeks: Perfect Topping mineralize skinfinish (pale pink)
- Lips: Saint Germain lipstick (cool pink with purple undertones), Tasty tricolour lipglass (sheer pink)
- Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
- Substitutes: Cakeshop = Delft (leans tealer/bluer); Aquavert = Juxt (leans yellower); Sugarshot = Phloof!; Lemon Chiffon = Baselight; Femme-fi = Shroom; Feline = Graphblack; Perfect Topping = Pink Freeze; Saint Germain = Pink Nouveau; Tasty = Palatial
Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Cakeshop shadestick all over the lid as the base. On the inner lid, apply Aquavert eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Sugarshot eyeshadow to the middle of the lid. Darken the outer lid using Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow using the 226. Apply Lemon Chiffon shadestick along brow bone to create a base. Sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Apply Cakeshop shadestick as liner on lower lashes. Using the 219, apply Aquavert eyeshadow over the shadestick on the lower lash line. Finish with Feline khol power on lower waterline, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Perfect Topping using the 165. Apply Saint Germain lipstick to lips, and then top with Tasty tricolour lipglass for color and shine.
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Temptalia Gives Away Snog Lip Balms!
Snog Lip Balms are named after the colloquial British expression that refers to kissing and cuddling. They are pocket-sized (probably about an inch tall!) and help keep your lips moisturized and kissably soft.
We’re giving away ten (10) sets of all three Snog Lip Balms (Naked, Cheeky Mint, and Virgin Cherry). Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us you want to win. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail.
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4 More Makeup Looks Using MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow
Pump up silvery smoky eyes by layering Deep Truth’s deep blue over grays and silvers.
Create a jewel-toned effect by pairing it with rich greens, teals, and just a touch of purple.
Darken any crease just by swishing a little Deep Truth in the outermost portion of the crease.
Smoke up that lash line by dabbing your 219 brush into Deep Truth and applying it to the outer portion of your lower lash line.
Chanel’s Cote d’Azur Summer Collection definitely stirred up some beauty temptations when we first learned about it. I ended up with most of the collection, and you’ll definitely get a full review soon I thought I’d break it up a bit, so you can at least get a sneak peek for now! My Nordstrom did have the summer collection on counter already, so I bet yours does, too — if you and Chanel are likethis, get your bum over to your local beauty counter!
Pictured above is the Iridescent Effects Eyes in Plein Soleil ($56.00), and it is an eyeshadow quad. It features four bronzy colors, ranging from coppery bronze to peach-bronze to medium bronze to deep, dark bronze. In-store, it swatched a little sketchy, but I was thinking that it might have just been because of the oil and gunk build-up from other customers swatching. However, the swatches included in this post are from the one I purchased, so it’s fresh and clean, and yet the colors didn’t quite swatch as smoothly as I would expect of Chanel. I’m definitely going to have to do a look or two with the quad to determine whether it will earn a spot in my beauty stash for keeps!
The next item I’d like to let you in on is Aqualumiere Gloss in Candy Glow ($27.00), which is part of Chanel’s normal Aqualumiere Gloss line-up, but it is repromoted with this launch. I’m not a huge glossimer fan (though I’m slowly warming up to them), but I adore the Aqualumiere Gloss formula. Talk about thick, non-sticky, pigmented goodness. Candy Glow is a pinky-coral with gold shimmer gloss that is so up my alley! I have the other three that came out with the launch, and they are equally as lovely, but I will tell you more next time
See swatches + Candy Glow… Continue reading →