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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

I did this two days ago, because I really just wanted to see how black I could get Hot Contrast to be. I wasn’t disappointed per se, but it definitely didn’t get as black as I envisioned (even when used wet). I tried my super black smoky eye I do from time to time, so the look follows that (so it’s nothing new!). I figured that would be the best way to test! I think I may end up exchanging Hot Contrast for another duo, only because Carbon works well enough for me as a black, IMO. Anyone want to try to talk me out of it?

Is everybody gearing up for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale? I haven’t decided if I’m going to brave the 7AM crowd tomorrow – it’s a bit more of a hike (9 miles) from my new apartment, compared to last year when it was a skip away (1 mile). It was a MADHOUSE! last year, though, even at 7AM. Anyone excited over Colour Forms? That comes out tomorrow, too. I have to pick up my preorder (only two items), and then see if I can resist the pigments (not likely). What about you? What’d you pre-order?

Let’s talk Nordstrom lemmings and Colour Form hauls (or potential hauls) to keep Thursday from dragging its feet.

P.S. – Since several of you asked about a tutorial for this look, have you seen my black smokey eye tutorial?

I used Blacktrack fluidline on lid, Hot Contrast mineralize eyeshadow (solid side) (LE) all over lid, Hot Contrast mineralize eyeshadow (marble side) (LE) in crease, Vex eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Phloof! eyeshadow on brow to highlight, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, Pearl cream colour base on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Pleasantry mineralize blush (LE) on cheeks. I had Sweetie lipstick with Crystal Rose 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!

Hot Contrast (solid side) = Carbon; Hot Contrast (marble side) = Shale; Pleasantry = Pink Swoon; Crystal Rose = Pink Pearl Gloss

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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever tried waxing? Was it do-it-yourself/at-home, or did you have it done professionally? How was the experience?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

For July, the challenge is to wear PINK.  Make sure you check out our first round of entries, after you’ve checked out the six ladies who took the challenge here! Continue reading →

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you color your hair? Have you in the past? What color is it now? (or what’s your natural color for those who don’t!)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Collection (October 15th, 2008)


(This image is not the promotional image for the launch.)

The mania for mineral-rich makeup — foundation, powders, blush, eyeshadows — is ever on the ascendance. The House of Mineralize with glorify and galvanize MAC’s latest Mineral earth-offerings, and showcase our permanent Mineralize collections. The Artists will have only but to ask. We are delighted to bring back our best-selling Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush at their request…three eyeshadows from A Muse, three from Antiquitease and six Blush shades from Sonic Chic. Thow shimmer shades of Mineralize Skinfinish will be permanent as well. In addition, brushes that are the most effective with the House of Mineralize will prove indescribably indispensable.

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