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Saturday, May 10th, 2008

This is your chance to ask any questions you may have that you want me to answer! I will try to answer whatever you may ask, and if I don’t have an answer, I’ll at least do my best to point you in the right direction. I’d love to answer your beauty-related questions, but I will take non-beauty questions, too. As always, if you have a question you’d like to ask that’s private, just drop me an email!

So, not sure whether you should get Rollickin’ paint pot when you already have Aquadisiac eyeshadow? Need to know where to buy a product? Ask anything, and ask away! (And feel free to chime in with answers to other readers’ questions–the more the merrier!)

(I will periodically do posts like these where I will take as many questions as I get to answer.)

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How many lipglosses do you own? Less than 10? Over 100? Share your best estimate or really count!

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Prescriptives | URBAN HEAT | Summer 2008

Heat up your look this summer with Prescriptives’ sizzling new collection, Urban Heat. The face is lightly dusted with bronze for an all-over glow. Eyes are subtly contoured in shimmering earth tones punctuated by dramatic accents of bright azure and deep purple. Cheeks are naturally radiant in sun-kissed shades while lips are swept in ripe, lush tones for a fiery finish. Go ahead and feel the heat.

Colorscope Lip Gloss | Sophisticated and modern, Colorscope Lip Gloss glides onto lips for extraordinary shine and a sheer finish. The ultra-smooth, lightweight texture leaves lips feeling soft, moist and smooth. Wear alone or slicked over your favorite Colorscope Lipcolor to intensify shine or transform color to give lips a full look. ($17.50)

  • Trendy (Y/O), Sporty (Y/O), Gutsy (R/O), Feisty (R/O), Giggly (R), Sassy (R) , Stylish (B/R), Edgy (B/R)

Kohl Eye Pencil | A super-soft eye liner with great color pay-off defines, lines, colors and contours the eyes. It allows just enough playtime to achieve a smoky, smudgy look or a dramatically defined one.  Water-resistant, longwearing, easy to blend. ($18.50)

  • Blue Grotto, Purple Rain

Colorscope Eye Color | This longwearing, silky formula blends evenly for a subtly contoured look in new shades of shimmering bright azure and iridescent iris for stunning, jewel-like effects. ($17.50)

  • Plum Noir (B/R), Aegean (Y/O), Golden (Y/O), Iced Cider (Y/O), Frosting (R/O), Satin (R), Sunbaked (R), Platinum (R)

Colorscope Creamy Eye Color | A longwearing cream eye shadow that stays color-true all day long without creasing. This easy to blend formula in sparkling shades of gold and gunmetal can be customized as a soft sheen or layered with any Colorscope Eye Color as a base for multi-effects. ($18.00)

  • Lychee (Y/O), Smoking Gun (R)

Here To Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara | Lift and define lashes for up to 24 hours with this smudge-resistant, customizable formula. The ultra-comfortable formula is waterproof when worn alone or water-resistant over your favorite Prescriptives mascara – perfect for beating the summertime heat! ($19.50)

Colorscope Lipcolor | A moisturizing, shiny and luscious formula in shades of mocha, bronze and shimmering plum. ($17.50)

Majorcan Sand (Y/O), Chocolate Frost (Y/O), True Bronze (R/O), Berry Oodles (R)

Availability:  Beginning May 2008 at Prescriptives counters nationwide, exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada and www.prescriptives.com.

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Friday, May 9th, 2008

Mineral Makeup Giveaway! N.Y.C. has generously sponsored this giveaway so that we can give three readers the opportunity to try out mineral makeup.  N.Y.C. recently launched their Smooth Mineral collection, which consists of loose and pressed foundation, loose blushes, and loose eyeshadows.  Everything is reasonably priced under $10, and it is widely available at your local drugstores.  I have had the opportunity to already play with these, and I can say that they are up to snuff!

How do you enter? Head on over to our forum (register if you haven’t!) and tell us why you want to try this mineral makeup set by N.Y.C.  Be sure to tell us whether your skintone is light, medium, or dark in your answer, and be sure to post your answer in the link above.  There will be three winners–one light complexion, one medium complexion, and one dark complexion.  Each winner will receive the entire line of N.Y.C. Smooth Minerals for their skintone!  Winners will be chosen at random on May 12th, 2008, midnight PST.

Each winner will receive a prize package valued at approximately $70, and the prize package consists of:

  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Foundation Powder with SPF 12
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Pressed Foundation Powder with SPF 12
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Pearl Mocha
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Almost Apricot
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Tender Pink
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Blush Powder in Desert Rose
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Black Onyx
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Frosty Shimmer
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Espresso
  • N.Y.C. New York Color Smooth Mineral Loose Eye Powder in Cocoa Shimmer

For further product information, head to N.Y.C.!

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Have you turned anyone into a beauty addict? Who? How? Do tell the details!

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

I used Lovely Lily pigment on lid (LE), Illegal Cargo eyeshadow on inner lid (LE), Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow on middle of lid, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Pandamonium eyeshadow (LE) on outer crease, Illegal Cargo eyeshadow (LE) above crease, Hush eyeshadow on brow, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on lower lash line with Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow over it, Phloof! eyeshadow on inner lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I wore Don’t Be Shy blush (LE) on cheeks . I had Pomposity lipstick (LE) with Funtabulous dazzleglass (LE) on lips.

** These are recommendations for dupes based on permanent colors available — may not necessarily be identical; they are the closest I can think of!

Lovely Lily = Pink Opal + Violet; Illegal Cargo = perm, try Shale; LE try Thunder, Pearl of the Earth; Pandamonium = Knight Divine; Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed; Pomposity = New York Apple + Girl About Town; Funtabulous = Flashmode lustreglass

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