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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

New Romantic “Unicorn” Palette ($27.50)

Inspired by the euphoric and intoxicating feeling of new love. The New Romantic Unicorn palette contains everything needed to evoke your inner romantic. Three lovely shadows flirt with a trio of seductively shimmering glosses all meant to be mingled with the kit’s perfectly passionate blush! Create the look of innocent love or go all out glam to inspire an evening of lustful bliss!

What makes it worth it: The shadows have good color pay off, and the selection is versatile enough to give you the ability to create several lovely looks from the three eyeshadows. I think the blush is absolutely gorgeous; it’s a shimmering pink that is almost pale, but not quite, making it excellent for both warm and cool tones.  The packaging is cute, so if this is your thing, you’ll love this palette for sure.

Why you might pass on it: If you aren’t a palette fan, then this obviously isn’t for you. The brush with this palette is similar to other Too Faced palettes, but I’d probably never use it myself.  Also, with no blush brush, you’d have to dig into your own stash anyway.

Find this product at Too Faced locations, www.toofaced.com, and www.nordstrom.com.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Cammie tells us what she used…

I used manhattan celebrate as my base. to the inner part of my eyelid I applied light silver from my inglot eyeshadow, to the middle part – medium silver, and dark silver to the outer one. I blended them. I picked up dark silver to the lower eyelid also, blended it on the outer and inner corner of the eye. waterline I lined with silver oriflame pencil (it’s really good for it, very soft so its easy to line with it). I used eyeliner for the upper eyelid only.

See a close-up of Cammie’s closed eye, Continue reading →

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Fashion and luxury brands, hand-selected styles, members-only preferred pricing. Welcome to the world of Gilt Groupe.

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Gilt Groupe hand selects both established and up-and-coming designers relevant to its membership base. Every Shopping Event is designer-specific and held over a 36 hour period (or until sold out). All sales take place on our website www.glt.com.

As a preview to the actual Shopping Event, Gilt Groupe’s production team creates a trailer (short video reel) to introduce each designer and brand to its membership and makes additional background information available through our website so that each and every member has the opportunity to fully experience that particular designer or brand.

Today, Gilt Groupe Presents Lorelei followed by Alessandro dell’Acqua on Thursday December 6th, and Marchesa on Wednesday December 12th.

Gilt has extended 500 VIP Invitations for Temptalia readers. Just follow this link to sign up: http://www.gilt.com/promo/temptalia.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

New York Fashion Week begins February 1st and runs through the 8th in Bryant Park, New York City.

Get all the details here!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

What was the first makeup product you bought? What item began your collection?

I think my first makeup product were some random glitters from a shop in Santa Cruz… if not those, then Benefit cream shadows

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Luckily, I haven’t experienced any real trouble with the new Metal-X shadows, but I have heard plenty of those who have been unsure about their application, ease, and lasting power. Of course, this means I must enlist the help of an expert, and who better than Victor Cembellin, Senior MAC Artist, to guide us all?

Here are a couple of quick tips on how to play with the Metal X collection!

  • With a unique ‘cream powder’ formula the Metal X colors may stand on their own as a metallic lid color (with little to no creasing) simple apply with a MAC #242 or #252 brush and pat across a bare eye lid.
  • For an unbeatable intensity- use the Metal X colors as a base for any MAC eyes shadow on top make shadows perform like their on steroids J.
  • Add glitter liners thinly on top of any perfectly applied fluid eyeliner to create a modernized 50′s cat eye. VERY CHIC.
  • Using the litter gold and silver Metal X tones, apply sparingly to the high cheek bones for a beautiful ‘plastic’ effect on the skin.
  • Use glitter liners sparingly below the eye to add interest and a unique spin on any eye make up application.
  • Use glitter liner on the tips of any style of MAC lashes to create a diamond-like effect to the lash.

Hope these help some of you! Let me know what tips and tricks you’ve found that would really help others, too.