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Thursday, June 19th, 2008

IsaDora was launched in 1983 in Sweden, provides fragrance-free products that have not been tested on animals. IsaDora has their own mineral make-up branch that contains a wide range of products.

Some stand outs we found from testing:

Mineral Translucent Powder ($18.00) reminds us a lot of a traditional loose setting powder, but it is smoother and finer. It melts into your skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores to the eye (not permanently or anything – the powder basically sinks in and fills in the lines). It works incredibly well with IsaDora’s selection of mineral makeup brushes ($10-14.00).

Speaking of kabuki brushes, IsaDora’s Mineral Body Kabuki Brush ($19.00) is fantastic. It’s a huge (duh, body-sized) kabuki brush that works really well with the Mineral Body Glow ($20.00). It can be used on the face, though the size of it makes it more difficult. Mineral Body Glow is a shimmering pink body glow used mostly for highlighting.

Other products you may like: Mineral Foundation Powder ($18.00), Mineral Blush Powder ($16.00), Mineral Compact Powder ($17.00), Mineral Powder Concealer ($12.00), Mineral Eye Shadow ($10.00).

What could they improve? IsaDora’s mineral make-up line is not extensive when it comes to the color ranges of their mineral eyeshadows and blushes.

Learn more about Isadora at www.isadora.com.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Wellness by CLEAN:  Purity ($76.00) & Harmony ($76.00)

Purity eau de parfumhas top notes of bergamot, mandarin, tea, and ewberry, along with notes of rose, jasmine, muguet, and geranium at the heart. The base consists of cedarwood, sandalwood, elather, and musk. CLEAN describes this scent as “softly soothing and centered.” Between the two new Wellness offerings (Purity and Harmony), I do prefer Purity if only because it smells a bit more like a soapy fragrance than traditional soap. There’s still the cleanly scent easily detected, but there’s some sweetness and floralness (the rose, jasmine, and bergamot coming out to play) that lifts it up.

Harmony eau de parfum has top notes of Italian lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary, along with notes of rose, jasmine, and orange blossom at the heart. The base consists of cedarwood and musk. Again, CLEAN describes this scent as “for centered, balanced living.” I found this one more closely scented to soap. It seems lighter than Purity, as well. I think this is a great, wearable scent for those who don’t like the more cloying traditional scents and perfumes.

Shop or find more at www.cleanperfume.com.

What do you think of CLEAN fragrances?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What are some of your favorite drugstore brands? What works?

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Cynthia used…

  • NYX eyeshadow in Wild Fire on the inner & middle lid.
  • L’oreal HIP pigment in Valiant in outer crease & outer lid.
  • NYX eyeshadow in Luxor in above crease.
  • Wet N’ Wild eyeshaddow in Buttercream as a highlighter
  • NYC Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder as eye liner.

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics | Colour Forms Swatches

Debbie got her hands on some of the Colour Forms Collection products, so here are a bunch of photos!

Temptalia always wants to see your swatches of the latest collections, so feel free to send them over to [email protected] :D

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