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Friday, September 19th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty question would YOU like to see asked? (Because I spent the past five minutes staring at a blank screen, help a girl out!)

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Review

Philosophy Purity Made Simple ($20.00 to $40.00) is a cult favorite when it comes to finding a gentle, one-stop cleanser. The original is a creamy formula with no real lathering/foaming properties. They recently launched a version that is high-foaming, which is not a creamy formula, and instead pumps out as a foam and then lathers up a bit more while applied. Purity Made Simple is a 2008 Sephora Beauty Award Winner, as well as an Allure Award winner in 2007 selected by readers. It is an “emulsifying cleanser” that gently cleanses while removing dirt and makeup. The original version was actually designed not to foam!

How does it pan out? Foaming or emulsifying? Let me tell you! Continue reading →

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Giorgio Armani Lip Wax Review

Giorgio Armani’s Lip Wax in Cardinal Red (#5) ($26.00) is described as a “bright, transparent red” in color. Lip Wax is a new product designed as a compact lipstick that’s a “blush of color” once applied to lips. It has GA’s Micro-fil technology in it to give you smoothness and act like a second-skin.  I definitely consider this product to be more like a lip stain than a lipstick, just because it feels so lightweight and gives you just a touch of color once applied to the lips.  It comes in a nifty compact case, gleaming and all, but you’ll need to make sure you have a retractable lip brush at the ready in your purse if you want to tote it around.  I think it’d be cool if they could somehow give you a super short handled lip brush inside the compact, just for on-the-go.  I also wonder if this could be used as a blush stain… hm.  Have any of you tried Giorgio Armani’s new Lip Waxes?

See skin and lip swatches… Continue reading →

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

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Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Sephora is celebrating their 10-year anniversary! Some brands have gotten in on the festivities, too, by creating products to celebrate the major event! Products include special sets by Urban Decay, Philosophy, Tarte, and Stila!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Looking for something to do? Why don’t you check out one of these events? If none are near you, you can always look up your local department stores to see if they have anything fun going on!

Clinique & Allure Beauty 101 Event @ Bloomingdale’s San Francisco
September 25, 5-7pm

Come to the Clinique counter to hear Allure Magazine’s Beauty Merchandising Director present the latest beauty trends and expert tips. Plus, learn Clinique’s makeup techniques and enter to win great prizes. Get a sampler of Clinique skin care and colour featuring Allure Best of Beauty award winners, free* with any $25 Clinique purchase.

CLEAN & CLEAR Is Inviting Teens to “Erase Their Worst Yearbook Picture” @ Times Square, NYC; Military Island; Broadway between 43rd & 44th Streets
Saturday, September 20th 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Teens will stop by the pop-up studio to test the new CLEAN & CLEAR Advantage Blackhead Eraser Exfoliating Cleanser, and get a professional skincare consultation and hair and make-up touch up before they have a new head shot taken at the iMac Photo Booth. Teens will leave the studio with a backpack containing the CLEAN & CLEAR Advantage Blackhead Eraser Exfoliating Cleanser, a print copy of their picture, and their digital picture on a USB drive for easy uploading to their own social networking sites.