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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Lancôme has been kind enough to invite Temptalia and its readers to their Boutique in Short Hills Mall in New Jersey on Friday, February 1st.  You will be able to snag much the anticipated Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes that will not launch officially until mid-March.  This is your chance to feel like a Fashion Week model as you can get catwalk ready with Daniel Martin, Fashion Week and Celebrity Makeup Artist extraordinaire.  Get ready to meet Melissa Walker, author of “Violet on the Runway” as well as the Lancome Backstage Makeup Team and spokesmodel Selena Breed.

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2008, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
WHERE: Lancôme | The Boutique | 1200 Morris Turnpike Short Hills, NJ 07078

Gift Bags, Mocktails and Cupcakes! Enter to win a luxurious prize!

RSVP: cschramke@lancome-usa.com (Please include full name, phone number and that you are RSVPing for the New Jersey event, and make sure you tell her you’re a Temptalia reader!)

Be the first to: Get your hands on limited edition Juicy Tubes created by hot London Fashion Designer Christopher Kane. Read Melissa Walker’s newest book “Violet by Design.”  Get the hottest beauty looks for spring, straight from the artists who worked backstage. Receive a complimentary copy of “Violet by Design” and an official Lancôme Backstage t-shirt with any purchase of a limited edition Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes and a Lancôme Mascara.

I really wish I could make it, but unfortunately I will not be able to as I will be flying into NYC that day.  I know we have some New Jersey readers, so I hope a few of you can attend (and of course, tell us all the details!). Have fun dolls!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

HUGE thank you to MAC Artist Jessica T. for giving us the heads up!  Sounds like a fun, Hollywood-esque collection! Heatherette is a collaboration between the gurus behind Heatherette and MAC Cosmetics, and it is expected to launch March 27th, 2008.  Get the details…

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I managed to con my Dad into letting me borrow his video camera (trust me, I had to leave my traincase on deposit) so I could at least give the live tutorial idea try, since that’s what everyone appears to want. I guess it’s okay for a first try, though I’m not too satisfied with the end result so we will see if I do another in the future. I totally winged it – didn’t have the look planned or what I was going to say. I have to say I learned these things, though:

1) Video is entirely UNFORGIVING! I look about 12 without makeup (and why did my hair decide to go wonky shortly after I started?)
2) Naturalish light (aka craptastic white flourescent) is not my best light
3) Never bother with moving my face closer and slanting (unflattering much?)
4) Look more at the camera
5) Don’t use a look you’ve never done as your first video tutorial material!

But at least I learned something from it, so hopefully if/when I do a second one, I can improve by leaps and bounds! :)

If you’re a regular YouTuber, feel free to friend/subscribe, http://www.youtube.com/user/temptalia.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What order do you put on your makeup in? What do you start with? Walk us through the steps you take to go from in the beginning to the end!

  1. Cleanse and moisturize face
  2. Fill in eyebrows
  3. Eyeshadow (if I use it)
  4. Eye Liner
  5. Mascara
  6. Foundation
  7. Concealer (if I use it)
  8. Contour
  9. Blush
  10. Powder (if I use it)
  11. Highlight
  12. Lip liner (if I use it)
  13. Lipstick
  14. Lipgloss
Monday, January 28th, 2008

I used Silver Fog pigment on lid, Rondelle eyeshadow on inner lid, Gentle Fume eyeshadow on middle of lid, Waft eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Deep Truth eyeshadow on outer crease, Freshwater eyeshadow on outer lid, Ricepaper eyeshadow on brow and above crease, Deep Truth eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, Rondelle eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Springsheen blush with Peach Haze beauty powder to highlight the cheeks. I had Cherish lipstick with Illicit lipglass and a touch of Tres Cher! lipglass.

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Monday, January 28th, 2008

Here are breakdowns of a few of the red carpet looks from SAG! We have the details for America Ferrara’s makeup, Ellen Pompeo’s hair and makeup, Cate blanchett’s locks, and Eva Longoria’s tight curls.

Learn how to look like a Red Carpet-approved celebrity… Continue reading →

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