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Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

A SMOOTH NEW TAKE ON THE MATTE TEXTURE THAT MADE MAC FAMOUS: MATTENE. SLIM BY DESIGN, AND SLANTED PRECISION APPLICATION, THIS NEW LIPCOLOUR BLENDS THE VELVETY LOOK OF SEMI-MATTE WITH MOISTURIZING EMOLLIENCY OF A CREAMIER, SOFTER, GLIDE-ON LIPCOLOUR. THIS IS MATTE, MORE COMFORTABLE TO WEAR WITH NO COMPROMISE. STILL LONG-WEARING, STILL INTENSE DIEHARD MAC FANS WILL THINK OF THIS AS VINTAGE MATTE YET SLICKER, MODERNIZED, AND EVERYDAY, MORE WEARABLE. IT IS.

MAC COSMETICS | MATTENE COLLECTION

Mattene Profile

Intense with colour and fills lips in one smooth stroke. Lips have a true matte finish without an uncomfortable matte texture. The silky formula applies onto lips with great ease and no drag. Has a new combination of waxes and silicone, which provides a weightless feel on the lips while leaving them silky and matte. Has a slim, supported case that allows for a soft lipstick formula without breakage. This formula wears for hours.

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Monday, September 17th, 2007

DITA VON TEESE FOR MAC COSMETICS

Temptalia is heading off to Macy’s Passport 2007 in San Francisco this Wednesday. Passport is a fundraising effort put on by Macy’s for donations towards AIDS awareness and causes. I’ll also be able to meet Dita von Teese, one of MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam spokeswomen. If you aren’t aware, MAC has its own MAC Aids Fund, which donates and supports AIDS programs around the world. Viva Glam is a lipstick line where 100% of proceeds are donated towards AIDS causes; these are lipsticks found in the lipstick tubes with red accents.

In 1994, MAC introduced VIVA GLAM, an outspoken deep red that was universal in its appeal and its glamour. In 1997, a second lipstick was created, VIVA GLAM II, a lightly pinked mauve. VIVA GLAM III, a foxy brown plum lipstick was launched in 2000. VIVA GLAM IV, a heartfelt rose charged with gold, was introduced in March 2002. In March 2004, VIVA GLAM V was launched in both a Lipstick and Lipglass – to a tremendous response around the world which has continued to this day, thanks to the dynamic efforts and dedication of all the VIVA GLAM V spokespeople. In September 2006, VIVA GLAM VI Lipstick makes its debut, a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish. This is coordinated with VIVA GLAM VI Lipglass, a subtle terracotta-peach with pearl to be worn over its namesake lipstick. In the spirit of all VIVA GLAM, every cent raised goes to the MAC AIDS Fund to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.

For more information, make sure to visit MACAidsFund.org and see what good doing MAC has done and continues to do!

A fashion darling and innovator, Dita Von Teese, the International Queen of Burlesque, has secured her place in the global spotlight with her elegance, style and wit. She has been listed on prestigious best-dressed lists, and is a muse of haute couturiers. A trained ballerina, Dita’s artful and provocative performances bring pin-up imagery to life and make the erotic fabulous. In 2005, she married alt-rocker/performance artist, Marilyn Manson. Her book, Burlesque, The Art of the Teese/Fetish and The Art of The Teese was published in 2006 (Regan Books/Harper Collins).

If you happen to have a question you’d love to ask Dita, comment with it, and Temptalia will try to get an answer for you if possible!

Monday, September 17th, 2007

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Monday, September 17th, 2007

CAKE BEAUTY | REVIEW

I recently had the opportunity to review and try out some delicious-smelling Cake Beauty products. I’m actually not a huge fan of sweet smells, let alone food-esque smells, but Cake Beauty is turning me into a convert–at least where bath and body products are concerned.

In the photo, you can see the following products from left to right: Sweet Cheeks, Creme de la Creme, Deserted Island, It’s a Slice, Satin Sugar, and Cake Kiss. I’ve used all of these over the weekend, so now it’s time for the verdict!

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Monday, September 17th, 2007

Don’t forget that Temptalia’s September contest is still going on! Enter today!

If you haven’t noticed, in the past couple days, I have posted swatches of various products I own by MAC Cosmetics, to help everyone learn what color I mean or how it looks. I’d LOVE to make Temptalia a more comprehensive site with even more swatches and product photos, because I definitely do not have all the bases covered.

This is where you come in! Submit your product and swatch photos of MAC Cosmetics products to us.

What’s the incentive? The person to submit the most usable product/swatch photos from now until September 30th, 2007 will win ~$100 worth of an assortment of MAC Cosmetics products from In 3D, Painterly, Blue Storm, and/or Smoke Signals. If enough people enter the contest, there will be 2nd and 3rd place winners as well!

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Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Please note that I do not use liquid liner very often as it tends to interact adversely with my upper lash line and cause my eyes to swell shut (I sit here typing this while alternating ice over my eyes now!), but I try, so I can show you a different style.

What do you think? Does upper liner improve my look or does it detract from it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

I used Ricepaper eyeshadow on lid, Cork eyeshadow in crease, Casablanca eyeshadow on brow, black liquid liner on upper lash line, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I had Cantaloupe blush on cheeks with Emote blush to contour. I wore Viva Glam I lipstick, and in the last shot, I added Prestigious lipglass.

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