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Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Temptalia is organized in the following way:

The top half of the website contains a three-level content box, and the selected is “Latest MAC Launches.” You can click on the other two tabs on the left-hand side “Popular Posts” and “Featured Posts” to see corresponding posts. Below this section of the website is several navigational tabs, with most tabs dropping down several categories. Each tab also has a “view more” selection, which indicates additional categories you can view and then select by choosing “view more.” Directly under the navigation is where the content lives. At the very bottom of each page, there are several links to site-related inquiries, like About Us, Contact Us, etc.

About Us — You can read up on how Temptalia started, its history, and the likeBy Category — Temptalia features a whole slew of categories to help organize all of our thousands of posts.  The navigation drop-downs all have a “View More” selection, and this is your best bet for finding the category you’re looking for.By MAC Cosmetics — Looking for the latest MAC scoop?  Check out this category exclusively for the latest MAC CollectionsContact Us — If you have a question, comment, or problem, feel free to let us knowFAQ — Check this section for frequently asked questionsLooks — If you browse all past looks, check out this sectionMAC Cosmetics — For those who prefer only MAC posts on Temptalia, bookmark this section; all MAC posts are slotted into this mother categorySubmissions — Direct your submissions to this page, where you can find instructions on how to submit the things we are looking forThe Archives is a series of posts dedicated to showcasing the best of Temptalia from the past and the present. It is a way to highlight our favorites and most useful posts so all readers can find the very best faster and easier.

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What would you like to see asked in Temptalia Asks You? Share your suggestions!

Temptalia's Answer.

If I had an answer, I wouldn’t be asking for ideas, LOL!
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Makeup Basics

Eye Makeup Tutorials

The Archives is a series of posts dedicated to showcasing the best of Temptalia from the past and the present. It is a way to highlight our favorites and most useful posts so all readers can find the very best faster and easier.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Temptalia is nominated for best beauty publisher in Glam’s Network Awards!

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Win a Set of Ardell Fashion Lashes & DUO Adhesive!

One lucky Temptalia reader will be randomly selected from the entries to win five sets false eyelashes by Ardell and DUO Dark and DUO Clear Eyelash Adhesive. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win. This contest is open to U.S. residents only, sorry!

Winner will receive:

  • DUO Dark
  • DUO Clear
  • Ardell #110
  • Ardell #102
  • Ardell #106
  • Ardell Demi Pixies
  • Ardell Demi Wispies

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

MAC Cleanse Off Oil ($21.00 for 150ml) is my new best friend. When I heard my favorite MAC girls gushing and I mean, GUSHING!, over Cleanse Off Oil via Twitter all during Fashion Week, I knew I had to try it for myself. Despite being a huge MAC fan and collector, I must admit I tend to overlook their skincare, though I’ve been pretty happy with the skincare products I’ve tried by them (hello, Volcanic Ash Exfoliator!).

The description off of MAC’s website lists Cleanse Off Oil as, “An industry-strength oil-based makeup remover that’s gentle on the skin. Botanically formulated with oils of olive fruit, evening primrose and jojoba seed and absolutely 100% mineral-oil free. Massages onto the skin to loosen all makeup, including waterproof mascara. Emulsifies into a lotion-type liquid with water: rinses off easily, no tissues required—and no residue! Protects with vitamin E. Skin softening and conditioning.”

Nick Gavrelis, VP of Product Development for MAC, tells us that Cleanse Off Oil was originally developed for their Asian Markets as a quick, makeup removing oil that “quickly and thoroughly dissolves all traces of make-up, cleanses and conditions skin and can be emulsified in contact with water then rinsed off completely.” He tell us the best way to apply it is to massage it to “blend well” with your makeup. Then, simply rinse off with lukewarm, as “emulsifying” the oil with water.

Cleanse Off Oil is designed remove all makeup, including waterproof mascaras. It contains several different oils (including jojoba, rose hip, olive, and evening primrose), while being mineral oil-free, all working together to really break down your makeup. I have to tell you that I think Cleanse Off Oil might actually be one of the reasons my skin is on the up and up lately. It really does clean and break down makeup, whether it’s fluidline or foundation, and it rinses away with water.

I’ve tried the Oil Cleansing Method using a mixture of olive oil and another oil (I’m blanking on which one), but I didn’t love the way it felt on my face. It was just too thick, too oily–it felt like it even when I had rinsed it off. Cleanse Off Oil feels like a very thin oil when you initially massage it into your face, but any oiliness goes away as soon as you rinse it away. My skin felt clean and soft, but it didn’t have that stripped feel that some cleansers can leave. It is SUPERB in removing makeup from eyes to lashes to lips — it’s better than my go-to eye makeup remover Bi-Facil. I recommend everyone check this product out! Try it with Liquid Last Liner to be truly amazed :)

When I asked MAC Senior Artist Tiffany Johnston why she can’t get enough of the Cleanse Off Oil, this is what she said:

“I LOVE this product! I use it to breakdown and remove all my makeup (including airbrush and waterproof makeup), I also use it on my bodypainting brushes. It brings my dual fibre brushes back to white! I also use it to shave my legs!”

So now I am off to see if I can get some of my slightly-stained white-bristled brushes back to their original state! Wish me luck!

Who else knows the joys of Cleanse Off Oil? (Anyone not impressed by it?)