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Friday, February 1st, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Paradisco, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Paradisco! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

WWD has an article about the upcoming Fafi for MAC launch…

[Babier says] “Fafi wasn’t involved in developing the makeup, but her work inspired it. The idea, really, was a young-at-heart feeling – toned-down skin, a pretty, girly mouth and colorful eyes. The colors are playful with a sophisticated twist, and they’re sheer and buildable so you can control the effect.”

The collection – whose muse is “a nymphet with a Ph.D. in passion,” Gager said – includes six lipsticks, four Lipglasses, two eye shadow quads, six eye shadow Paint Pots, black eyeliner, two kohl pencils, black mascara and two blushes, as well as three Fafinette dolls, two makeup cases, a tote bag, a T-shirt and a scarf. Colors include blue-pink lipsticks and Lipglasses, dirty purple and bright aqua eye shadows and coral blushes.

Good news for collectors and fans: dolls and totes will be at freestanding stores, select Nordstroms, and online; scarves will only be available via MAC stores as well as online, while t-shirts will be an online exclusive. The online microsite for Fafi will go live February 11th. Fafi herself will appear February 13th 4-6 pm at Henri Bendel.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


Do you do touch-ups throughout the day? Or do you just pray it all holds together? Are you the “once I’m done, I’m done” kind of person, or do you prefer to double-check to make sure everything is good during the day and fix anything that’s amiss?

Touch-ups? Next to never! I might touch-up or re-do my lips, but you will not see me fixing my face or eyeshadow whatsoever!

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

We were fortunate enough to be able to ask celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali, who did America Ferrara’s SAG look earlier this week, some burning beauty questions!

Temptalia: America has a very full, natural brow – is there a way for women to mimic this or accentuate what they have? So many women have thin brows in a season where natural is becoming the trend.
Vanessa: You can give the appearance of a fuller brow by using a brow pencil or a brow shadow (applied with an angle brush). Using a shade a touch lighter than your brow, subtlety fill in / shade the top of the brow. It is important to do this on the top because shading under the arch can close in the eye. Where you start shading depends on the shape and fullness of your brow. Very thin brows may want shading from end to end. Medium density brows can generally start at the arch and extend out to the end of the brow. Finish by brushing your brows up into the newly shaded area.

Temptalia: What is the best way to get a long-lasting lip color that requires minimal touch-ups? Does lip liner really help it to stay in place longer?
Vanessa: There are certainly some great long wear formulas and methods. Which you choose depends on what look you want. Because America is young and has beautiful full lips, I wanted to give her mouth intensity while maintaining a certain lightness / transparency — nothing heavy and dated. I used the Lip Coloring Stick in Raisinberry all over the lip to “stain” the lip in a semi-sheer wash of color. The lip coloring stick is creamy enough to glide over the entire lip, dry enough to stay put, and has a very clean feel on the lip.

Temptalia: What do you have to pay attention to or what additional products do you use to make America camera-ready, especially with the detail picked up by high definition?
Vanessa: High definition TV picks up every detail. This means clean make up. Especially the skin. I use foundation and powder only where it is needed and very sparingly at that. To avoid powder buildup, I supply her with blotter papers for touch ups.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Bobbi Brown has done it again, for the third time, in supporting and promoting The Heart Truth. With The Heart Truth’s famous Red Dress Collection set for 10am tomorrow with dresses modeled by Heidi Klum, Molly Sims, Joss Stone, Allison Janney, Patricia Heaton, Camryn Manheim, Lisa Rinna, Maria Menounos and more.

“I am thrilled to be a part of The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show for a third year in a row. It’s important to educate and empower women with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices and The Heart Truth does a great job of getting the word out,” says Brown.

To help raise awareness for the cause, Bobbi Brown has created a lip palette with Mauve lip shimmer, Kir lip shimmer, Cranberry lip sheer, and Slopes lip color. Only 500 of these limited-edition palettes will be available on www.bobbibrown.com for $40.00. They are already available, so snatch up yours soon!

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) The Heart Truth created and launched the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness. NHLBI’s ingenious creation of the Red Dress and National Wear Red Day (February 1st) creates greater awareness and better heart health for all women.

“Our continuing partnership with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics enables us to reach thousands of women with critical information to help them understand their risk factors and make their heart health a priority,” adds Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

She used…

  • Brow: fill in with Smashbox Smashing Brunette Brow Tech
  • Brow Bone: MAC Jest
  • Liner: Almay Liquid Eye Liner and cheap black pencil in waterline
  • Lid: MAC Fuschia pigment
  • Crease: MAC Nocturnelle and Satellite Dreams
  • Above Crease: MAC Stars & Rockets
  • Lower Lash Line: Fuschia pigment
  • Lashes: cheapie NYC Glamour lashes
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