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Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Do you feel naked without makeup? Do you feel the need to put at least a product or two on before leaving for the day, whether it’s pressed powder, blush, a bit of pink gloss?

When I first started lovin’ makeup, I wouldn’t leave without some makeup, but eventually I got a boyfriend and laziness kicked in, so the whole “must have makeup on” mantra disappeared. I’ve also learned to take better care of my skin so I don’t feel the need to conceal and powder my face before I go. Sometimes if I have a nasty flaw, I will dab a bit of something on that spot real quick.

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

CHANEL HOLIDAY 2007 GIFT SETS ANND PALETTES

Chanel is always a delight to peruse, because every product is so enthralling with its sleek, classy packaging and gorgeous hues. There are two amazing palettes coming out, Soleil Naturel and Soleil Lumiere. Each palette includes a blush, four eyeshadows, two lip glosses, and two lipsticks ($85.00). Holiday Chanel goodies also include an eyeshadow quad called Radiant Gems, blush in Neroli Rose, natural finish loose pwoder in Merveille, ultra wear lip color in Violet Sapphire, and glossimers in Bronze Crystal and Rose Crystal. Expect these lovely products this month at www.chanel.com.

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

GIVENCHY COSMETICS HOLIDAY 2007 COLLECTION

Smashbox has its “Beyond Beauty” Holiday 2007 collection filled with sets sure to delight any beauty addict. There is the Flawless Finish Skin Protectors Kit, which includes Photo Finish Foundation Primer in full size and 0.5 oz travel size, as well as Photo Op Under Eye Brightener ($49.00). Next up are their Fusion Eye & Cheek Palettes, containing 8 shimmering shades in one portable mirrored palette ($39.00), one is called Endless (warm), the other is called Reflects (cool). They also have an Encounter Brush Set, which includes six full-size white-haired brushes, four new to the Smashbox line, including powder brush #1, foundation brush #13, complexion correcter blush #25, shadow brush #26, micro definer brush #27, and precision liner brush #28, all in a cute travel case ($84.00). Also up for grabs is their Light Speed Lip Gloss set containing six ultra-luxurious sheer glosses ($29.00). This collection is now online at www.smashbox.com!

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

With all of the holidays comin’ around the bend, it is also the time to gather with friends, family, and loved ones, which means travel. Whether you’re traveling for a few days or a few weeks, by plane or car or foot, you’re going to want to bring a few items of beauty necessity along with you, right? Now, when you go by plane, it is important to observe the 3 oz or less rule for all liquids, and all liquids must fit within a quart-size clear, plastic bag. Otherwise, it’s about how much you want to carry.I remember the first time I traveled for a week after becoming a beauty junkie, and I also remebering lugging far too much through the airport (a whole carryon’s worth – this was pre-liquid restrictions). It is important consider what kind of makeup and how much of it you really need when traveling, but I also love travel-size sets for when you want to bring everything, but those big bottles just don’t do it for you.Here are some of my favorites (though all those holiday gift sets are also perfect for travel, most often, but hey, if you haven’t gotten your holiday loot yet, try these!):

PHILOSOPHY TRAVEL SET

Philosophy “All-Stars” Travel Set is a perfect way to keep all your skincare organized and in mini-size. You’ll find Hope in a Jar, Hope in a Tube, Shear Splendor Shampoo, Shear Splendor Conditioner, and Kiss Me Red. Not a bad way to go for $35.00. Available at Nordstrom.comicon. Continue reading →

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

If you haven’, the weekend is a great time to get caught up on all the action here at Temptalia. These are some of the can’t-be-missed-posts from the past week!MAC Cosmetics | Alexander McQueen Review, Product Photos, Swatches, Alexander McQueen Promotional Photos, Antiquitease swatches, Antiquitease & Curiousitease Product PhotosHoliday 2007 | Check out the holiday 2007 offerings from… Benefit, Clinique, Givenchy, Lancome, LORAC, Make Up Forever, NARS, Stila, Too FacedFeatures | Temptalia’s Skincare RoutineReviews | Renee Rouleau cleanser, TINte Cosmetics Continue reading →

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

What’s your favorite lip combination? What mix of lipstick, gloss, or what-have-you makes your pucker stand out and call for attention? Perhaps tell us your favorite bold combination and favorite everyday combination, if that helps you to narrow it down!

I just love creating combinations, but there aren’t that many I end up revisiting (because I’m too busy finding new ones!). For awhile, I loved Fashionably Fuchsia lipstick + pinkish-purple glosses (Sweetie Cake, Hothouse). My standby combo is Mari-sheeno lipstick + a peachy/coral gloss (like Tartlette, Pink Grapefruit, Lychee Luxe).