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Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Chilly look for a chilly day! For the past few days, it has definitely felt like fall! It’s really weird, because it was hot and summery like usual, then BAM! cool, windy days.

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Lark About pigment (silvery-purple white), Vex eyeshadow (gray-purple duochrome), Cumulus eyeshadow (grayish-blue), Silver Ring eyeshadow (dark silver), Femme-fi eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Mystery kohl power (black-teal), Chanel Exceptionnel mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Blooming blush (soft pink)
  • Lips: Style It Up lipstick (nude), Cult Fave lipglass (pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Lark About = Frozen White; Cumulus = Prussian; Femme-fi = Shroom; Mystery = Tealo; Blooming = Well Dressed; Style It Up = Cherish; Cult Fave = Cultured

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Lark About pigment all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Vex eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Cumulus to the middle of the lid, overlaying it with Vex. Darken the outer lid using Silver Ring eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Mystery kohl power on lower lash line smudged with Lark About pigment using the 219 brush, and Chanel Exceptionnel mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Blooming blush using the 129. Apply Style It Up lipstick to lips, and then top with Cult Fave lipglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Asta shares this how-to with us…

She was inspired by one of the MAs at my local MAC store. I used Sharp from the Tempting quad on the inner half of my lid and lined half of my lower lashline as well. Then I used the Spiced Chocolate quad: Sweet Chestnut on the outer half, Brash in and above the crease, and Spiced Chocolate in the outer crease and V. The lightest color, Nanogold, is above the crease to the brow. I used Sweet Chestnut to finish lining my lower lashes, then used Revlon Colorstay liquid liner on the top lashline. I finished with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero on my waterline and Maybelline Great Lash mascara.
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Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What’s your go-to lipstick/lip product for the classic nude lip? Brand, color name? Description?

Thanks to Kat for the question!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

MAC COSMETICS | “Little Darlings” for Holiday 2008
November 2008

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Friday, September 19th, 2008

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty inspired by Carmindy

If you know me, I’m not a big drugstore shopper when it comes to makeup. I just prefer the experience at the counter, and we all know MAC is a brand near and dear to my heart. So when you have enough makeup to paint ten faces, you just don’t feel as compelled to seek out alternatives at the drugstore, you know? That being said, I was 100% impressed by Sally Hansen’s Natural Beauty Color Comfort Lip Colors. These lipsticks felt ridiculously creamy, moisturizing, and they were rich and intense in pigmentation. At $9.99 a pop, it’s not exactly a bargain, but I imagine, like other drugstore brands, it will go on sale from time to time. Even at the full price, these lipsticks are amazing. I will definitely be keeping these within reach!

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Friday, September 19th, 2008

November 2008

As suspected, Metal Urge will anniversarize last year’s Metal-x launch, but at least it is a fuller launch (it will include pigments, reflects glitters, and liquidlast liners). But on the downside, most of those are repromotes or permament (at PRO). We see a new pigment called Spiritualize, as well as plenty of new Metal-x shadows, and Molten Sol liquidlast liner makes a reappearance. I have heard very few raves on the metal-x formula, so I wonder if a) they improved it; b) we are insane, and the rest of consumers loved them…

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