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9 Must-Have Purple MAC Eyeshadows
About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.
Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow is one of my all-time favorite eyeshadows–from any brand, any color family–because it is absolutely stunning. It’s a vibrant fuchsia-purple color with soft shimmer. The sheen of it is both fuchsia and purple, which makes it very much like a duochrome. Seriously, if you do not have this in your collection, move it to the TOP of your list. I don’t care what new collection is coming out next, THIS outranks it!
Plum Dressing eyeshadow is a pretty mauvey-purple color. It has a little bit of red tones to it, which makes it not just a cool-toned purple. If you find cool-tones hard to work with on your skin tone, consider mauve/red-based purples instead. Let me make a note and say that Plum Dressing and Hepcat are very similar, and you probably only need one. I prefer Plum Dressing’s texture, but I love Hepcat’s name 😉
Hepcat eyeshadow is similar to Plum Dressing (read above!), though I’d say it runs a little redder. It’s a very pretty shade of mauve-purple with warm red tones in it. It looks awesome with Stars ‘n Rockets!
Parfait Amour eyeshadow is a medium-bright blue-purple, almost a violet shade. It’s fairly cool in tone, but it’s not overly cool. I love to wear this with golds, pinks, and silvers. It’s a well-pigmented shadow with a frost finish.
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What do you do with empty, but beautiful packaging, compacts, fragrances, etc.? Keep them? Re-use?
If I can find a way to use it for something else, then I’ll keep it. I tend not to finish things, so I usually don’t have to come up with creative ways to reuse!
10 Bridal Hairstyles for Brides To Be
Royston Blythe styled this model’s hair into a modern up-do by crimpnig hair, lighting backcombing it, and adding extensions by Racoon International. Try this voluminous up-do that’s both feminine and romantic. Allow a few tendrils to escape the ‘do to frame your face. If you have bangs, you can add a volumizing product and lightly blow dry them to give them some height. Using a glittering hair pin helps to accent the entire hairstyle.
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Too Faced for Summer 2009
Lip Bronzer ($17.00)
- Pink Leopard Sparkling tan & popsicle pink
- Snow Bunny Icy pearl & fawn
- Sun Bunny Golden bronze & sea shell beige
Pure Bronze ($28.50)
- Pure Bronze Golden bronze
Brightening Blushes ($19.50)
- Mocha Mi Amore Mocha brown
- Papa Don’t Peach Soft peach
- Pinch My Petals Pale pink
Mermaid’s Treasure Beauty Collection ($32.50) (Sephora Exclusive)
- Sun Bunny Bronzer
- Sun Bunny Lip Bronzer
- Mini Lash Injection (Black)
- Flatbuki Brush
Available at: toofaced.com, Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com
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Laura Mercier Bohemia Collection for Summer 2009
Eye Mosaic ($35.00)
- Mediterranean Sea Indigo, gold, copper, aqua
- Sahara Sun Bronze, dark tan, coral pink, gold
Illuminating Powder Quad ($35.00)
- Moroccan Bronze Gilded bronze and copper tones
Lip Colour – Shimmer ($22.00)
- Boho Bronze Copper kissed brown
- Coral Medium apricot pink
- Spiced Neutral golden beige
Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 — Illuminating ($42.00)
- Bare Radiance
- Natural Radiance
- Warm Radiance
- Golden Radiance (New)
Kohl Eye Pencil ($19.00)
- Black Navy Black with navy pearl
- Black Turquoise Black with turquoise pearl
- Brown Copper Copper brown
Available at: LauraMercier.com, Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com
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