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Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What is your “my lips but better” color? It’s that lipstick, gloss, stain, or whatever lip product that just enhances your natural color. What’s yours? Brand? Description of why it’s so great?

Monday, May 12th, 2008

So I know we had a post a few weeks ago about what kind of look would you want to wear but haven’t, and a lot of you mentioned red lips.  You’re not alone with having a bit of trepidation when it comes to consideration a red lip–I have plenty!  Especially when it comes to deeper, vampy reds.  I invite you to take the Temptalia Red Lips Challenge and try out some reds for yourself.  If you’d like to post your results, just send them along to temptalia@gmail.com.  But I still urge you all to try them out, even if only in the bathroom by yourself!

For my challenge, I chose my arch nemesis:  Alta Moda. You can see how Alta Moda looks on its own, but how I attempted to make it more “me” friendly by adding a lipglass on top.  Plus, you can see a comparison of this look with and without upper lash liner.

I used Cash Flow paint pot (LE) on lid, Casablanca eyeshadow (LE) on inner and middle of lid, Embark eyeshadow on outer lid, Smut eyeshadow on outer crease, Nylon eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line (in some photos), Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Other Worldly blush (LE) on cheeks with Daisydust beauty powder (PRO) to highlight. I wore Alta Moda prolongwear with clear gloss and Red Romp lipglass (LE) (in some photos) 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!

Cash Flow = Patina; Casablanca = Nylon, Other Worldly = Trace Gold; Red Romp = Russian Red

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Monday, May 12th, 2008

How to play: Create color names, descriptions, and even texture/finishes for the four colors shown in the quad to the left!

What I’d call it:

  • Fusion Soft orange-gold with subtle sheen (frost)
  • Antioxidant Intense royal blue with purple pearl (veluxe pearl)
  • Phyto-Pink True medium pink (frost)
  • Botanical Pale green with yellow sheen (satin)

Now, it’s your turn!

Monday, May 12th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics | SONIC CHIC! | Summer 2008

Mineralize Blush

  • Dainty Yellow pink with gold pearl
  • Warm Soul Mid-tone beige with gold
  • Nuance Mid-tone peach with gold pearl
  • Gentle Raspberry with Gold Pearl
  • Gleeful Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl
  • Merrily Dirty burned red with gold pearl
  • Love Thing Dirty burgundy with gold pearl
  • Love Joy Mid-tone brown with gold pearl
  • Pleasantry Intense mid tone blue pink with gold pearl

Brush

  • 181 Small Buffer Brush Ultra-soft natural, rounded dome tip brush for application of Blush and Powder. Smaller version of existing 182 Buffer Brush

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Monday, May 12th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics | STARFLASH | Fall 2008

Eyeshadows

  • Dreammaker Frosty yellow gold
  • Grand Entrance Frosty neutral pink beige
  • Bold & Brazen Frosty light copper
  • Sunset B. Frosty mid pink
  • Lotusland Pinky lavender with gold pearl
  • Talent Pool Blue green with gold pearl
  • Mink & Sable Olive green
  • Smoke & Diamonds Frosty dirty taupee
  • Go Frosted bronze
  • Glamour Check! Reddish brown
  • Top Hat Dirty Indigo
  • Star by Night Mid tone blue

Kohl Powers (Repromotes)

  • Feline
  • Raven
  • Mystery
  • Orpheus

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Monday, May 12th, 2008

This is a look from Friday, but I finally got a chance to share it now :) Now, back to studying! By the way, I am totally in love with “Johnny and June” by Heidi Newfield. So good.

I used Mutiny pigment (LE) all over lid, Nylon eyeshadow on inner and middle lid, Newly Minted eyeshadow on outer lid, Freshwater eyeshadow on outer crease, Juxt eyeshadow above crease, Phloof! eyeshadow on brow and lower lash line, Pop Blue dual edge pencil (LE) on lower lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower waterline, Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Don’tBe Shy blush (LE) on cheeks with Guerlain Pressed Meteorites in Mythic to highlight. I wore Fun Fun lipstick (LE) with Baby Sparks dazzleglass (LE) on lips.

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

Mutiny = Clear Sky Blue pigment + a bit of any frosty blue or white color; Pop Blue = Minted; Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed; Fun Fun = Snob or Politely Pink; Baby Sparks = Pretty Plush

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