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Monday, April 7th, 2008

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create a simple, neutral daytime makeup look to a revved up office look to a subtle evening eye to a more dramatic smoky eye–all with the same basic look. This is a great tutorial for those who go out right after work and can only modify their existing makeup.

You will need: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral beige base), Blanc Type eyeshadow (off-white matte), Brun eyeshadow (cool red-brown matte), Bisque eyeshadow (soft taupe, mate), Soft Brown eyeshadow (medium warm brown, matte), Silver Ring eyeshadow (frosty silver), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Vex eyeshadow (duochrome silver-purple), Feline kohl power (black kohl liner), Plushblack mascara (black mascara), True Romantic beauty powder blush (berry pink), Tenderdusk beauty powder (light berry pink shimemr), Sweetie lipstick (medium pink), and Dreamy lipglass (soft pink).

Brushes: 219, 239, 249 [Note, I'm using a different brush than the 239, but it works exactly the same--it's an old discontinued Benefit brush; my 239 was dirty!]

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Monday, April 7th, 2008

Claudine shares this colorful look with us!


  • Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW 20
  • Mac Studio Finish Concealer in NW20
  • Mac Bronzing Powder in Golden
  • Mac Studio Fix Powder in NW20
  • Mac Sculpt and Shape Powder in Lightsweep/Shadester


  • Mac Hipness Blush (Fafi LE)
  • Mac MSF in Light Flush (LE)


  • Mac Paint Pot in Girl Friendly (Fafi LE)
  • Mac Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow
  • Mac Sushi Flower Eyeshadow
  • Mac Electric Eel Eyeshadow
  • Mac Motif Eyeshadow (Highlight)
  • Mac Fluidline Eyeliner Gel in Blacktrack
  • Mac Smolder Eye Khol (Waterline)
  • Mac Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack


  • Mac Sugar Trance Lipglass (Fafi LE)
Monday, April 7th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you throw out your makeup according to the “rules”? Do you toss mascara after 2-3 months? Do you get rid of lipgloss older than two years?

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

OMG, I know this is really like… dull and boring and not at all like the past few FOTDs I’ve posted in the past couple of days, but not everyday can be the bold & the bright. I spent all of yesterday (this is from yesterday!) at my parents’ house with my puppy, so I knew I’d be outside most of the time (and doing three weeks’ worth of laundry!). Plus, my parents? Totally not lovers of bright colors, and since I only see them every few weeks, I aimed to please ;)

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, Hush eyeshadow on inner lid, Motif eyeshadow above inner crease, Expensive Pink eyeshadow on middle of lid, Cranberry eyeshadow on outer lid, Beauty Burst eyeshadow on outer crease, Hush eyeshadow above crease, Vex eyeshadow on brow, Nylon eyeshadow on lower lash line, Feline kohl power on lower lash line, and Plushblack plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore True Romantic beauty powder blush with Tenderdusk beauty powder to highlight on cheeks. I had Sweetie lipstick with Cult Fave lipglass and Tres Cher! lipglass on my lips.

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Sunday, April 6th, 2008

I am very pleased to announce the opening and launch of The Temptalia Forums for makeup addicts around the world. I invite you to register, join, and start discussing–today, why wait?

Why forums? The Temptalia readership base has grown significantly in the past year, and as a result, we think it is vital to offer our readers a chance to interact and talk shop with other readers. In many blog posts, readers have started to talk to each other, and forums are a better way to facilitate and manage group discussion.

What about the blog? The blog will remain the same as it has been! Nothing’s changed–we’ve only added forums, but we aren’t taking anything away. You will still see my looks, reviews, and swatches on the blog. Generally speaking, the forum is for you, my dearest readers, something that you and I and future readers can build together into a solid, friendly community that just happens to love beauty. The majority of posts you enjoy on the blog will still be exclusive to the blog, so don’t forget about it!

We welcome your feedback & suggestions! We have spent the past month readying the forums, but there are always going to be a few kinks that we have to deal with in the beginning. If you see an error, please let us know! You can email me at [email protected] or PM user “temptalia” on the forum. We value your suggestions for additional forums or things you’d like to see in the forum.

Introduce yourself, start a post, or reply to some threads! Let’s get this community off the ground!


Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you that involves (or is because of) makeup? Share your funny stories!