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Friday, May 9th, 2008

Mineral Makeup Giveaway! N.Y.C. has generously sponsored this giveaway so that we can give three readers the opportunity to try out mineral makeup.  N.Y.C. recently launched their Smooth Mineral collection, which consists of loose and pressed foundation, loose blushes, and loose eyeshadows.  Everything is reasonably priced under $10, and it is widely available at your local drugstores.  I have had the opportunity to already play with these, and I can say that they are up to snuff!

How do you enter? Head on over to our forum (register if you haven’t!) and tell us why you want to try this mineral makeup set by N.Y.C.  Be sure to tell us whether your skintone is light, medium, or dark in your answer, and be sure to post your answer in the link above.  There will be three winners–one light complexion, one medium complexion, and one dark complexion.  Each winner will receive the entire line of N.Y.C. Smooth Minerals for their skintone!  Winners will be chosen at random on May 12th, 2008, midnight PST.

Each winner will receive a prize package valued at approximately $70, and the prize package consists of:

  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Foundation Powder with SPF 12
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Pressed Foundation Powder with SPF 12
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Pearl Mocha
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Almost Apricot
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Tender Pink
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Desert Rose
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Black Onyx
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Frosty Shimmer
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Espresso
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Cocoa Shimmer

For further product information, head to N.Y.C.!

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Have you turned anyone into a beauty addict? Who? How? Do tell the details!

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

I used Lovely Lily pigment on lid (LE), Illegal Cargo eyeshadow on inner lid (LE), Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow on middle of lid, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Pandamonium eyeshadow (LE) on outer crease, Illegal Cargo eyeshadow (LE) above crease, Hush eyeshadow on brow, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on lower lash line with Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow over it, Phloof! eyeshadow on inner lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Don’t Be Shy blush (LE) on cheeks . I had Pomposity lipstick (LE) with Funtabulous 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!

Lovely Lily = Pink Opal + Violet; Illegal Cargo = perm, try Shale; LE try Thunder, Pearl of the Earth; Pandamonium = Knight Divine; Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed; Pomposity = New York Apple + Girl About Town; Funtabulous = Flashmode lustreglass

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Colored Big Fatty Mascara ($17.00) is Urban Decay’s colored version of their famous Big Fatty mascara. Colored mascara can be a great way to pop open peepers on lazy days or minimalist days (especially blues/purples). Wende Zomnir, Urban Decay’s Creative Director, says “A colored mascara is the perfect summer beauty uniform.” Big Fatty mascara adds decent volume and length to lashes–it’s probably not my favorite mascara formula (Plushlash, love ya!), but I did use it for many months in the past, so obviously it caught my fancy!

  • Electric Blue Add a jolt to brown eyes, or light your blue eyes on fire. And against bronzed skin? Mesmerizing.
  • Indigo This inky blue, a free-spirited alternative to black, brings a mischievous edge to eyes of any
  • Purple Haze Lend a violet aura to eyes of every shade, adds richness to brown eyes, or intensifies blues and greens.
  • Black Cherry Sexier than basic black, Black Cherry creates a bit of studied mystery to eyes of any color.

Big Buddha Body Brush ($36.00) is a silky soft brush that’s enormous! It’s one of those brushes that feels so soft to the touch that all you want to do is pet it. While MAC’s 179 is ridiculously soft, it is also ridiculously expensive. At $36, the Big Buddha is both the answer to my body brush needs, and the limits of my wallet. Plus, Good Karma brushes is a cruelty-free line where bristles are synthetic and 100% animal-friendly.

Want to know what I thought of the rest of Urban Decay’s Summer Launch? Continue reading →

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Givenchy Launches Online Campaign to Create a Customized Makeup Compact with Brickfish

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 6, 2008) — Givenchy, the luxury fashion and beauty brand, and Brickfish, the social media advertising platform, today announced the “Prisme Foundation” campaign located at http://www.brickfish.com/fashion/GivenchyPrisme.  This campaign invites beauty enthusiasts to create a sassy slogan for Givenchy’s iconic Prisme Foundation Compact, a bestseller from their luxurious Le Makeup collection. Created slogans will be imprinted in the powder online giving a true-to-life look at what the finished product will look like. The grand prize winner, chosen by Givenchy’s expert panel, will receive a production piece of his or her customized Prisme Foundation compact, ten extras to share with friends, and a year’s supply of Givenchy products, worth $3,000, including early access to new collections.

“Makeup is a distinct and personal form of expression, and we created this campaign to give consumers a new way to personalize their makeup like never before,” said Linda Maiocco, Vice President of Marketing for Parfums Givenchy. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to see how consumers interpret Givenchy’s Le Make Up collection, and look forward to learning how many consumers create, promote and share the variety of slogan concepts.”

The grand prize winner, as well as the five highest scoring participants and the five top influencers whose creations become the most viral, will win $500 worth of Givenchy products.

Now I’m not very creative, so sloganizing is not my trade, but hey, $3,000 in Givenchy products?  I’m so there!  Early access?  Yes, please!

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you engage in retail therapy? Does it cheer you up after a bad day? Does retail therapy not work for you?