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Sunday, April 6th, 2008

I am very pleased to announce the opening and launch of The Temptalia Forums for makeup addicts around the world. I invite you to register, join, and start discussing–today, why wait?

Why forums? The Temptalia readership base has grown significantly in the past year, and as a result, we think it is vital to offer our readers a chance to interact and talk shop with other readers. In many blog posts, readers have started to talk to each other, and forums are a better way to facilitate and manage group discussion.

What about the blog? The blog will remain the same as it has been! Nothing’s changed–we’ve only added forums, but we aren’t taking anything away. You will still see my looks, reviews, and swatches on the blog. Generally speaking, the forum is for you, my dearest readers, something that you and I and future readers can build together into a solid, friendly community that just happens to love beauty. The majority of posts you enjoy on the blog will still be exclusive to the blog, so don’t forget about it!

We welcome your feedback & suggestions! We have spent the past month readying the forums, but there are always going to be a few kinks that we have to deal with in the beginning. If you see an error, please let us know! You can email me at temptalia@gmail.com or PM user “temptalia” on the forum. We value your suggestions for additional forums or things you’d like to see in the forum.

Introduce yourself, start a post, or reply to some threads! Let’s get this community off the ground!

JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you that involves (or is because of) makeup? Share your funny stories!

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

If you were using Laura Mercier’s Orchid Mosaic Shimmer Bloc?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Orchid Mosaic! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What kind of makeup do you wear on the weekends? What is your weekend look? Hey, what are you wearing today?!

I’m all over the place, no real rhyme or reason! What I wear on Saturday is just as likely to be something I’d wear on Tuesday.

Friday, April 4th, 2008

I don’t think I’ve done three days of makeup in quite awhile! For some reason, the upper “liner” is 1) not very prominent, 2) looks separated from my lash line even though when I applied, it looked fine. Don’t you hate when you’re all good to go, then you upload photos, and you’re like, “Oh, oops!” I had a totally different vision for the upper liner (I wanted something dark but glimmering with gold flecks), so maybe it was all the stuff I did to it that made it kind of wonky in the end, LOL.

Thanks for all the encouragement, I always appreciate it :) It really does inspire me!

I used Emerald Green pigment all over lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner crease, Wondergrass eyeshadow on lid, Humid eyeshadow on middle of lid, Carbon eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Goldmine eyeshadow above crease, Golden Lemon pigment dusted all over lid (then gently swished over the lid, going back and intensifying the original colors of Wondergrass & Humid), Nylon eyeshadow on brow bone to highlight, Femme Noir eyeshadow along upper lash line, Blitzed glitter liner along upper lash line, Carbon eyeshadow along upper lash line, Feline kohl power on lower waterline/lash line, Goldmine eyeshadow on inner tearduct and inner lower lash line, Humid eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, and Plushblack plushlash mascara on lashes (top and bottom). I wore Other Worldly blush with Daisydust beauty powder on cheeks. I had Brew lipstick with Pink Grapefruit lipglass dusted with Reflects Bronze glitter on lips.

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