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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

This May, Lancôme is proud to launch Brazilian Earth Colors by Daria Werbowy.  Created by Lancôme spokesmodel Daria Werbowy, these three products include a lipstick, lip gloss and eyeshadow quartet. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Centro Espacial Vik Muniz, a group that supports arts education programs for young adults in Rio de Janeiro.

The project came about after Daria visited one of the Centro Espacial programs as part of a trip to Brazil. She toured the facilities and was treated to a special performance by the young adults who study a variety of specialties there. Moved by what she saw, she approached the Lancôme team about creating products that could be sold to benefit Centro Espacial. The team enthusiastically agreed and Daria quickly visited the labs outside of Paris to learn about mixing makeup. The product development and research teams showed her how to blend colors and choose textures and ingredients. A fan of neutral shades, Daria decided upon beautiful nudes that call to mind some of the earth tones she saw in Brazil.

Brazilian Earth Colors by Daria Werbowy will launch this May around the world. In the United States, it will be available exclusively at Sephora, the Lancôme boutiques and www.lancome-usa.com.

The Daria Collection includes the following new products: Color Fever Lipstick in Beige Caracai, $26.00, Color Fever Gloss in Nude Prainha, $24.00, Color Design Eye Shadow Quad in Carnet de Velours, $45.00

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Before Swimming / After Swimming

Waterproof Your Makeup: The Temptalia Experiment

It’s nearly summer, and temperatures are heating up everywhere. It’s becoming time to shed those pants, pop on a swimsuit, and head out to the pool/lake/beach. Or maybe it’s time to sweat a whole lot while doing something outdoor-sy. And if you live in Florida, maybe just going from your house to your mailbox. (Ha!) So, here at Temptalia, I tried to think of how would I make my makeup withstand moderate amounts of water and summer-related-abuse.

So what’s the verdict? Continue reading →

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Here’s a fab tutorial that the lovely Jude wanted to share with everyone. She posted the look over at the forum yesterday! Check it out!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What product should you not be allowed to buy anymore? Is it pink lipstick because you already have 100? Is it red lipstick because you never wear it? Green eyeshadow because you have two palettes full of them?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Olay is one of those brands that everybody has heard of, but you may or may not have tried. It has been around for so many years, you may have tried it eons ago, disliked it, and written it off (or loved it and have forgotten about it!)–but now is the time to head to your nearest drugstore to peruse Olay’s Definity line.

Definity is Olay’s line for “highly defined anti-aging” products. In just eight weeks, consumers should see a difference in their skin when using Olay Definity products–from brown sputs, dullness, unevenness, and wrinkles. These days, so many products tout scientific breakthroughts, miracle ingredients, and jaw-dropping pricetags. It’s hard to keep up, and I have always found that Olay makes it easy to figure out the right skincare regimen for you. For Definity, Olay is emphasizing its usage of the Glucosamine Complex, which is meant to help your skin retain moisture better, increase the regeneration of collagen, smooth lines and wrinkles, and increase your skin’s luminosity.

What products are in the Definity range? Continue reading →

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Quick look using Solar Bits. Boy, they are a bit messy. I recommend using them BEFORE applying foundation, that way you can wipe away any fall out. I used mine with mixing medium, so once it’s on, it shouldn’t have any (or minimal) fall out, but you will get some bits and pieces that fall out when you initially apply it to the lid. The Solar Bits also smudge a LOT and very easily, so you may want to use makeup remover on a swab to clean up, rather than flicking it away (which generally just smudges it all over your face).

As an aside, the lips for this look are not the ones I’d normally opt for, BUT I wanted to try out my two new Neo Sci Fi lip products anyhoo ;)  I’d usually pair this dramatic eye with nude lips — think Pleasureseeker or Sunsonic and Naked Space together! Since it’s hard to visualize, I included a full face shot of me wearing Strawberry Blonde lipstick with Vital Spark lipglass–something less OTT and more in line with the look.

I used Black Ore solar bits with mixing medium all over lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner lid, Antiqued eyeshadow on middle of lid (could substitute Time & Space here!), Carbon eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Femme-fi eyeshadow (LE) above crease and on brow, Black Ore solar bits on lower lash line, Feline kohl power on lower lash line, Femme-Fi eyeshadow (LE) on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Other Worldly blush (LE) on cheeks. I had Sci Fi Delity lipstick (LE) with Supreme lipglass (LE) on my lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Femme-fi = Shroom; Other Worldly = Honour; Sci Fi Delity = New York Apple (blotted); Supreme = Explicit

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