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Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What makeup do you have to wear before leaving the house? (If any!)

Temptalia's Answer.

These days, I leave the house with just moisturizer on and no foundation (or tinted moisturizer!)! I do prefer to have foundation/tinted moisturizer, though. It just depends where I’m going :)

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Rant & Rave

Tell us why/what you love, hate, or are indifferent about… WATERPROOF MASCARA!

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Temptalia Gives Away MAC On A Mission Blush!

We’re giving away one (1) MAC On A Mission Blush from the limited edition MAC Style Warrior Collection. Submit your entry by leaving a comment in this post and telling us why you want to win. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with “winner chosen” when one has been chosen.

All entries must be submitted by May 18th, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST. That’s it! This contest is only open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws.

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Friday, May 15th, 2009

Solar White (Frost), Seeds of Love (Frost); Petal Worship (Lustre), Contrast (Velvet)

MAC A Rose Is A Rose Eyeshadow Quadicon (Nordstrom Exclusive) ($36.00) is the long awaited final piece to MAC’s A Rose Romance Collection, which launched earlier in April.

With tax, I think I paid just under $40, which makes each shadow cost approximately $10 each (a little less than eyeshadows sold in palette form already). In terms of value, the eyeshadows are cheaper buying them together. However, Solar White eyeshadow has been released before (though it was limited edition), and Contrast eyeshadow is part of the permanent range. So if you have one or both of those, the quad’s value definitely diminishes. If you are not a collector, and you already own two, I’d probably say to skip the quad.

  • Solar White is a smooth, buttery golden-toned, creamy white. It has a frost finish, so it does have shimmer and sheen. It’s a nice shade to own, so if you missed out on Solar White previously, here’s your chance to grab it without paying eBay prices.
  • Seeds of Love is a smooth, pigmented coralish shade. It doesn’t lean too red nor orange, just right. It does remind me of Paradisco (but with way better texture), and I’d say Paradisco runs a bit more orange. The point is they are close enough that you could nab Paradisco instead of Seeds of Love for a coral fix if this was the only color you needed/wanted.
  • Petal Worship is a soft, light lilac with purple sheen. It reminded me a lot of a slightly more purple Stars ‘n Rockets — like a cross between Lotusland (limited edition) and Stars ‘n Rockets. It has a lustre finish, so it wasn’t the smoothest of the four, but it was surprisingly pigmented without too much fall out/crumbling that’s typical with lustre eyeshadows.
  • Contrast is a deep navy, purple-casted shade. It’s lightly shimmered over a dark blue-black base. I love using Contrast in purple looks, and I definitely think it is significantly different from Deep Truth (just for those wondering!).

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Friday, May 15th, 2009

Clarity, Electric Eel; Freshwater, Deep Truth; Prussian, Contrast

MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Swatches, Part 2

Here’s part two :) I split them up to help make loading time not so heavy.

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Friday, May 15th, 2009

Row 1: Artifact, Fresco Rose, Indianwood, Painterly, Bare Study;
Row 2: Quite Natural, (BLUSH) Well Dressed, Pinch O Peach, Pink Swoon, Desert Rose

MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot Swatches & Blush Swatches

I swatched all of the permanent paint pots and blushes my local MAC had on their displayer, so I apologize in advance if any permanent colors are absent.

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