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Thursday, January 31st, 2008

She used…

  • Brow: fill in with Smashbox Smashing Brunette Brow Tech
  • Brow Bone: MAC Jest
  • Liner: Almay Liquid Eye Liner and cheap black pencil in waterline
  • Lid: MAC Fuschia pigment
  • Crease: MAC Nocturnelle and Satellite Dreams
  • Above Crease: MAC Stars & Rockets
  • Lower Lash Line: Fuschia pigment
  • Lashes: cheapie NYC Glamour lashes
Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Sometimes the internet is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?  I bring you these sneak peek photos of Dazzleglass, a new gloss formulation by MAC, slated for late April/May release from an eBay seller.  These may or not be the official names, as they may be working names (temporary names that are sometimes later changed), but the seller is reputable and known for having products before launches from time to time, so it would appear that these are legitimate.

  • Baby Sparks Hot, cool pink
  • Steppin’ Out Hot bright pink
  • Spanking Rich Dark fuchsia
  • Pleasure Principle Shimmery white
  • Sugarrimmed Cool shimmery pink
  • Ms. Fizz Bright purple fuchsia
  • Money, Honey Berry pink-red
  • Love Alert Bright red
  • Like Venus Shimmery purple
  • Funtabulous Deep purple-blue
  • Comet Blue Shimmery blue with purple undertones
  • Bare Necessity Peachy with blue shimmer
  • Date Night Shimmery maroon
  • Glamour OD Coral red with shimmer

The seller mentioned there were thirteen shades in total, but I only caught eleven when I was viewing (guess others must have snatched up the other two auctions?).

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

There has been a bit of buzz over beauty blogs and their place in the past few days, beginning with WWD’s article on beauty in the blogosphere as well as ten of their picks for today’s hottest beauty blogs.  Following that was a less relevant piece where retailer Target refused to speak with bloggers because they are part of nontraditional media.  Target asserted they wanted to focus only on traditional media outlets, because they reach their core audience.  Today’s latest article covering beauty blogs was published by the New York Times seems to show beauty bloggers are in it for the free stuff and swag treatment that was previously reserved only for editors and industry insiders.

I’m curious to know what you, the readers–the most important facet–think of beauty bloggers working with brands and their representatives, free samples, and even “swag.”  Does the association/link between beauty blogger and company public relations representative taint the blogger’s viewpoint?  Are beauty bloggers just in it for the goodies?

A few response pieces to the NYT article by fellow beauty bloggers can be found here and here.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Just beauty news I happened by this morning…

Max Azria Wants to do Beauty, too

  • Max Azria (BCBG, Max Azria, Herve Leger, BCBGirls) is planning to get into the beauty and fragrance business in the future! He is currently meeting with different potential partners to help him develop the endeavors appropriately. Source

MAC on @ Backstage Beauty

  • “This season, a big focus for product development is on skin. The M.A.C PRO Team will be sampling a new hydrating foundation with a unique cream gel technology, along with an innovative loose powder that are sure to become backstage staples. Also being tested backstage is a new lipstick formulation that delivers color, shine and moisture, with a buildable coverage. M.A.C aims to launch the products tested backstage to consumers in Winter 2008 or Spring 2009.” Source

Sephora in the UK again?

  • “According to press reports, the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery has been in talks with Marks & Spencer with an eye to opening Sephora shop-in-shops.  If that happens, it would mark Sephora’s return to the U.K. after it shuttered its nine perfumeries there in 2005.” Source
Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

As fabulous as your makeup is, what about your style/clothes? Are you just a jeans and shirt kind of girl or are you dressing to the nines just to go to the grocery store? What’s your style?

You know me, cropped pants and a sweater. Tank top in the summer! I’m so simple.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I would like to cordially invite you to a Temptalia Reader Meet and Greet at the MAC Pro store in New York City (7 West 22nd Street) on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 at 2:30pm. You are welcome to come alone or with friends!  We will be very fortunate as the NY MAC PRO store recently relocated, remodeled, and reopened–with an amazing format and store layout.  It is perfect for us beauty addicts! I would love it if you would RSVP if you plan to join us for some beauty gabbing and drooling, and you can do so just by sending me a quick email at temptalia@gmail.com.  Hope to see you there!

Please note the time and date change! I was informed by two people that MAC Pro is not open on Sundays (I wish the MA I spoke with would have mentioned that when I said I was coming on Sunday, sigh!).  Thank you for hanging in there with me as I readjusted my schedule.