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Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create a dramatic super smoky green and gold eye look.

You will need: Emerald Green pigment (rich emerald green as a base) + water-based mixing medium*, Goldmine eyeshadow (true gold), Wondergrass eyeshadow (bright medium green), Humid eyeshadow (deep forest green), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Golden Lemon pigment (frosty gold), Nylon eyeshadow (frosty off-white highlighter), Blacktrack fluidline (black gel liner), Femme Noir eyeshadow (matte dark green), and Plushlash plushblack mascara (black mascara) for the eyes. For cheeks: Other Worldly blush (dirty bronze); for lips: CB96 lipstick (frosty coral), C-Thru lipglass (nude), and Reflects Bronze glitter (glittery gold-bronze).

Brushes: 208, 219, 239 x3**

* Water-based mixing medium is a PRO product sold by MAC or DIY with 1 part glycerin (liquid) + 3 parts water.

** 239 #1 will be used wet; 239 #2 will be used for most of the shadows; 239 #3 will be used for black shadow

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Dior’s Goldfever Quint | I love Dior quints for their versatility and how the colors pair so well together. I’m a sucker for golds, so this quint is especially (well, hell, the whole collection) to my taste.  Subtle summer shimmers will work well for easy day time looks and even for subdued evening eyes. The gray-mauve and berry-mauve are both deep and dark enough to work as crease colors or to create smoky eyes. My only complaint is that the level of frost in the finish is a bit high to be universally appealing–I’m okay with it, but I do find that sometimes I’ll opt to use a different color (not from the quint) for highlighting my brow.

See details for Dior’s summer launch here.

Guerlain’s Meteorites Pressed Powder |

See details about Guerlain’s summer launch here.

Givenchy’s Prismissime Mat & Glow in Harmony #72 | A small compact palette in checkboard style that features nine squares of color. The first and third columns are matte colors, while the second column consists of shimmery choices. For summer, Givenchy offers Harmony #71 for fairer complexions, while #72 is for warmer/tanner complexions (like mine). I like that they’re separated, because it gives you the opportunity to use them alone, rather than together, but because they are also close together, you could also gently sweep a blush brush over it for an all-over color. The palette can be used on eyes, cheeks, face, or even your decolletage, making it very versatile and multi-tasking. This gives me a nice light bronze on cheeks, and the shimmer lets me highilght cheekbones precisely or lighten up a deeper summer bronze.

See details about Givenchy’s summer launch here.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your favorite type of perfume? Are there certain notes or things you want in a scent?

Monday, April 7th, 2008

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create a simple, neutral daytime makeup look to a revved up office look to a subtle evening eye to a more dramatic smoky eye–all with the same basic look. This is a great tutorial for those who go out right after work and can only modify their existing makeup.

You will need: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral beige base), Blanc Type eyeshadow (off-white matte), Brun eyeshadow (cool red-brown matte), Bisque eyeshadow (soft taupe, mate), Soft Brown eyeshadow (medium warm brown, matte), Silver Ring eyeshadow (frosty silver), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Vex eyeshadow (duochrome silver-purple), Feline kohl power (black kohl liner), Plushblack mascara (black mascara), True Romantic beauty powder blush (berry pink), Tenderdusk beauty powder (light berry pink shimemr), Sweetie lipstick (medium pink), and Dreamy lipglass (soft pink).

Brushes: 219, 239, 249 [Note, I'm using a different brush than the 239, but it works exactly the same--it's an old discontinued Benefit brush; my 239 was dirty!]

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Monday, April 7th, 2008

Claudine shares this colorful look with us!

Face:

  • Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW 20
  • Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW20
  • Mac Bronzing Powder in Golden
  • Mac Studio Fix Powder in NW20
  • Mac Sculpt and Shape Powder in Lightsweep/Shadester

Cheeks:

  • Mac Hipness Blush (Fafi LE)
  • Mac MSF in Light Flush (LE)

Eyes:

  • Mac Paint Pot in Girl Friendly (Fafi LE)
  • Mac Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow
  • Mac Sushi Flower Eyeshadow
  • Mac Electric Eel Eyeshadow
  • Mac Motif Eyeshadow (Highlight)
  • Mac Fluidline Eyeliner Gel in Blacktrack
  • Mac Smolder Eye Khol (Waterline)
  • Mac Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack

Lips:

  • Mac Sugar Trance Lipglass (Fafi LE)
Monday, April 7th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you throw out your makeup according to the “rules”? Do you toss mascara after 2-3 months? Do you get rid of lipgloss older than two years?

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