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Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I used Antique Gold reflects glitter on lid, White Tie eyeshadow on inner lid, Scarab eyeshadow on middle of lid, Humid eyeshadow on outer lid, Flourishing eyeshadow on outer crease, White tie eyeshadow above crease and on brow, Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, Humid eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Other Worldly blush on cheeks with Emote blush to contour and Natural Flare beauty powder to highlight. I had Style It Up lipstick with Rust reflects glitter (with clear lipglass) on my lips.

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Sunday, September 30th, 2007

With October comes Halloween, on the 31st, and because Temptalia is all about creativity and makeup, we want to see what our readers can come up with to celebrate the holiday through the powers of beauty and artistry!

Introducing… Temptalia’s Halloween Mask Challenge!

Show off your talent by creating a face mask that you might see as part of a Halloween contest — this means the content of your mask is quite open-ended, as there are an endless number of costumes one might wear for the spooky night. The mask must be made using makeup (props are welcome), and it must appear on a person, whether it’s you or a model.

Winner receives $30 in MAC products and $30 in beauty products. There will be one grand prize winner, but there will also be a smaller prize that goes to the person who wins the “readers’ choice” award!

Contest ends October 31st, 2007.

Keep reading to view the details, contest rules, and see some examples of past MAC Cosmetics Halloween face charts for inspiration.

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Sunday, September 30th, 2007

What MAC collection are you looking forward to most? Which one has you quivering in anticipation? What makes it so exciting?

I think right now I’m looking forward to Metal-X, just because it seems like a new product, and I like to see what MAC can come up with. Ohh!! Stylistics, too :)

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

MAC PRO Launch Reviews
Overall, PRO products are always fun to dabble in because most of have to make special trips to the PRO locations to even check these out. I went with my girl Karen to check everything out, and whew, we both hauled some good items! First, I went with the mind to check out the new beauty powders and nudes & shapers. I have all the Nudes and Shapers already on their way to me, so it was more to just sneak a peak at than buy.

There is so much stuff available, and it was a bit overwhelming. However, Karen and I scored one of the best makeup artists, David, who was the manager of the San Francisco PRO store. (BTW, anyone can place an order for PRO items, just call (415) 771-6113 and ask for David — tell him Christine from Temptalia.com sent ya!) He was absolutely so helpful and showed us all these crazy tricks and how to use some of the products. He turned me on to the new reflects glitters, which are just beyond gorgeous, as are the beauty powders.

Beauty Powder/Loose Powder
A sheer, jet-milled loose powder that brings a silky smooth wash of colour and luminous shimmer to eyes, cheeks and skin.

Daisydust — This is my favorite out of the bunch! It’s a lovely light gold with a touch of white shimmer, and it reminds me of Gold Dusk pigment, only more finely milled.
Dancing Light — This is almost like a lighter version of Daisydust, more white gold than yellow gold.
Drizzlegold — Part peach, part gold, and overall, gorgeous. It’s a slightly peachy gold that’s light enough to use just about anywhere!
Lightly Lilac — The “craziest” color out of the bunch, which I could see working for some, as it is a lovely bluish purple color, very cool.
Micro Pink — A lovely cool pink with tiny bits of shimmer, which goes on so smoothly.
Natural Flare — A gorgeous reddish peachy color, lots of melon hues in it, and it’ll warm up cheeks perfectly (though it’s not overly warm!).
Paperwhite — White, white, and white! I had to skip this beauty powder because I’m too tan to work this as well as the others, but it feels like silk on your skin with slight shimmer.
Peach Haze — A pinkish peach with shimmer, and like all the beauty powders, goes on flawlessly.

Reflects Glitters
Reflects Antique Gold — My favorite out of the bunch, most definitely. It looks like shimmering water when applied. Incredibly shimmery and smooth.Reflects Bronze — More gold than bronze, but gorgeous. Think Goldmine with a whole lot more punch!
Reflects Blackened Red — Sultry, dark maroon with glitter and insanely smooth. If Maroon pigment had glitter, this would be it!
Reflects Bronze — More gold than bronze, but gorgeous. Think Goldmine with a whole lot more punch!
Reflects Copper — I was totally thinking this was Off the Radar in glitter form – it’s a very orangey color.
Reflects Purple Duo — Kind of an odd color, probably my least favorite, as it sort of looks like Turquatic, but with more purple.
Reflects Rust — More red than rusty copper, but lovely nonetheless. This looks amazing over red lipstick!
Reflects Transparent Pink — Like Transparent Teal, this is a great body highlighter. This reminded me of Pink Opal pigment, only much more intense.
Reflects Transparent Teal — Oh, wow, this was gorgeous – it’s this crazy whitish with teal reflects glitter color, so it would make an amazing body highlighter.
Reflects Turquatic — Very blue, darker than sky blue by a touch, but really gorgeous. Hard for me to see where I’d use this other than the eyes (and I don’t know if these are eye safe yet — none of the other Reflects Glitters are, so history says no!).
Reflects Very Pink — Fuchsia pigment with glitter, but ultra fine and amazing color pay off.

Check out the rest of the post for product photos and swatches!

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Saturday, September 29th, 2007

What did I end up hauling? Blanc Type and Prussian matte2 shadows, Guava pro gloss, 5 of the 7 beauty powders (didn’t get Paperwhite or Lightly Lilac), Plushblack plush lash mascara, clear lipglass, and Reflects Glitters in: Antique Gold, Bronze, Rust, & Very Pink. I forgot to pick up Lip Erase and Inkspill liquidlast liner, damn!

The trip to the PRO store was a ridiculous amount of fun, because they let us mill around, hauled out the new launches just for us (they’re not out until tomorrow), let us play until our hearts were content, and generally, our makeup artist, David, was awesome. He showed us how amazing the Reflects Glitters are, and how you can really doll up your lips with them! Be sure to look him up if you happen to stop into the San Francisco PRO store, because he’s a veritable fountain of information and pleasant as can be.

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Check out these can’t be missed posts from the last week…

Originals Collection: Reporting to you the latest information update on what you can expect from this hyped up collection (besides the relanch of Parrot!) here.

Antiquitease Royal Assets Eye Palettes: Finally, the shades for the palettes have descended from the MAC gods, and you can learn about them now!

MAC Cosmetics October-December 2007 Collection Timeline: Find out when and what goodies are releasing inthe next three months!

Lashes: An interview with the lash designer Christina Smith for MAC, plus photos of Plushlash.

Matte2: When it comes to this new collection, be sure you read up on make up tips provided by senior MAC artist Louise Zizzo, our detailed review, swatches, and product photos. Forgot about it? Go back to the collection information!

Mattene Collection: Mattene launches at most locations October 4th, but we’re bringing you all you could ever want to know about Mattenes early! Catch up on the review, swatches, product photos, promotional photos, and go back and read the official collection information, too.

Alexander McQueen Collection: Promotional photos of this collection are available now, so check them out — this collection is due out October 11th!

Product Reviews: Don’t miss out on our non-MAC product reviews featuring Skin MD Natural and Napoleon Perdis — view them all by going through the Reviews (Non-MAC) category!

Also, remember that October is Breast Cancer Awareness! View our article on this important event.

If you’re still looking to get your beauty fix, keep reading for some articles at other blogs!

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