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Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Keri Hilson will being debuting her solo album this September, so she’s been increasing her guest appearances, including 106th & Park yesterday, as well TRL (which will air Wednesday). Keri Hilson appeared on Timbaland’s “The Way I Are,” and she has also written for Justin Timberlake, The Pussycat Dolls, and Britney Spears. The shot above was taken before she went on stage (obviously!), still getting some last minute preppin’ in.

MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist Romero Jennings did her makeup for her recent appearances:

  • Prep + Prime Skin
  • Moisture Blend Foundation NC42,NC43 and NW45 Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Blush in Sunbasque and Frankly Scarlet
  • Eye shadow: Saddle, Blacktied, Cream de Violet, Blacktrack Fluidline Gel Liner
  • Spice and Plum Lip Liner
  • Prep + Prime Lash Primer, Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack and Fascinating pencil
  • Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium and Dark for contouring
  • Mineralized Eye Shadow Duo in Love Connection and Two to Glow
  • Lipstick in Mellow Mood
  • Lipglass in Major Minor

Romero gives us a quick how-to for this look:

Pump up lashes top and bottom with 2 coats of prep and prime mascara. Then add one heavy winter coat of Plushlash mascara in Plushblack. I then add the #7 lashes which I cut into fine pieces and place on the top lashes! The skin was primed with Prep + Prime Skin and polished with a sheer coat of MoistureblendFoundation that is highlighted with Moisturelush Eye Cream and contoured Matte Bronzer!  Shadows were pumped up with Creme de Violet used as a liner/shadow under eye while Saddle and Black Tied shadows frames the eye!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

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Monday, July 14th, 2008

The Temptalia team wants to know how we’re doing, and more importantly, what we should and can be doing to improve your experience and time spent perusing Temptalia. But in order for us to find ways to improve and provide you with what you want to see, we need to hear from you! Please take our reader feedback survey.  Feel free to be as honest as you want, as all surveys are conducted anonymously. Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing from you.

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Monday, July 14th, 2008

She used…

  • Mixing Mutiny pigment with Clarity Matte2
  • Solar Bits : Black ore + sunpower
  • Evening Aura (LE) e/s
  • Magnetic Fields (LE) e/s
  • Blacktrack fluidline eyeliner
  • Gold eyeshadow from Dress Camp compact
  • Engraved powerpoint
  • Select Cover NC20
  • Dazzleglass Comet Blue lower lash line

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Monday, July 14th, 2008

I tried out Fresh Green Mix yesterday over Cash Flow paint pot – interesting combo. I think I will try the same duo today, but over a green base instead. I LOVE Dainty – anyone who thinks it isn’t pigmented enough for deeper skintones is nuts. Totally popped on my cheeks (I’m NC30) with EASE. I used the 129 brush (finally have a use for it!), and it worked like a dream.

I used Cash Flow paint pot on lid, Fresh Green Mix mineralize eyeshadow duo (solid side) (LE) all over lid, Fresh Green Mix mineralize eyeshadow duo (marbled side) (LE) on outer crease and lid, Ricepaper eyeshadow above crease and on brow to highlight, Fresh Green Mix mineralize eyeshadow duo (solid side) (LE) on lower lash line, Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. I had Dainty mineralize blush on cheeks. I wore Fast Thrill lipstick (LE) with Politely Pink lipglass (LE) on my lips.

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

Cash Flow = Copper (metal) pigment; Fresh Green Mix (solid side) = Bitter; Fresh Green Mix (marbled side) = Sumptuous Olive; Dainty = Dame (eh…) Fast Thrill = Bombshell; Politely Pink =

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Monday, July 14th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Climate Blue eyeshadow?, 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 Climate Blue! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.