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Friday, November 9th, 2007

Winner: Janis | She wins… MAC Earthly Riches mineralize eyeshadow and Brew lipstick!

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007

I used Uppity fluidline on lid, Ricepaper eyeshadow on inner lid, Goldmine eyeshadow on middle of lid, Rye eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Ricepaper eyeshadow above crease and on brow, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Other Worldly blush on cheeks with Sculpt sculpting powder to contour and Peach Haze beauty powder to highlight. I had Overrich lipstick with Red Romp lipglass on my lips.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Embrace your femininity this holiday season in a stunning pink-beige wrap dress with a demure length and puffy sleeves. If you haven’t heard of NARS’ famous Orgasm blush, then we are happy to enlighten you! Orgasm is a cult beauty favorite, and The Multiple in Orgasm is taking that cult favorite to the next level. Apply this cream stick on the apples of the cheeks for a lovely winter flush, just a touch pink with subdued shimmer. We love the eyes with a wash of pink eyeshadow all over the lid, deep warm brown in the crease, and a light yellow-beige to highlight the browbone–all acn be accomplished in Smashbox’s Head Shot trio. It’s time to be a bit bold with the lips, and we are loving Cardinal lipstick from MAC’s Red Lip palette. Finish with the accompanying gloss (peachy-beige) for a great downplayed glossy red.

1. ECI Blouson Sleeve Metallic Dress @ Nordstrom for $158.00icon
2. NARS The Multiple in Orgasm @ Sephora for $36.50
3. Smashbox Eyeshadow Trio in Head Shot @ Sephora for $28.00
4. MAC Red Lip Palette @ Nordstrom for $22.50icon

Of course, there are always alternative ways to beautify a dress, and we were nearly so torn on what to do with this lovely number. A sultry smoky eye would do no injustice to it, especially when paired with pink-nude lips with lots of glossiness. If red lips are too much, try blotting after applying the lipstick, then add the lipgloss–you’ll have a pink-stained pout with just a hint of red underlying it. Neutral dresses like these really suit a variety of looks, and we have only given you two variations.

How would you wear your makeup with this dress?

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Are you intimidated by beauty sales people? Do you hate going to the makeup counter/store because the makeup artists or salespeople intimidate you? If you aren’t, have you been before? If so, how did you get over it?

When I first started to get into MAC, the makeup artists would intimidate me a bit, only because I felt like such a beginner. It definitely doesn’t help that it’s not unusual to encounter a few snobby artists and sales people during visits to the store or counter. How did I get over it? I realized it wasn’t worth the trepidation – I loved makeup, and that should count for something. It did help that I was getting better at applying makeup, but honestly, I’ve gone without makeup a lot in the past year, without feeling uncomfortable. They’re there to help me, and if they don’t want to help me, I can bring my business somewhere else!

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Zsofi is asking for help from Temptalia readers — she wants to know whether she should stick with black or blonde brows. I hope you’ll help her in determining which color suits her better.

Blonde Brows

She used:

  • MAC Studio Fix NC35
  • MAC Zoomlash Zoomblack
  • MAC Aquadisiac e/s
  • CHANEL Automatic liquid Eyeliner black
  • CHANEL lipgloss No. 18 Igloo
  • Maybelline expert eyes eye-liner-pencil black
  • Dior Blush Final Diorlight 721 Naturel

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Here’s another look from the very talented Kris!

She used:

  • Goldmine
  • Carbon
  • NYX Nude pigment
  • Mahogany Image Gold pigment (don’t know the real name/shade or if MI still exists!)
  • Clinique creamliner in true black
  • Avon glimmersticks eyeliner in emerald
  • Sacha Cosmetics Mascara in Black

Check out another close up!

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