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Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Check out these can’t-be-missed-posts from the past week…Temptalia’s Collection Photos: Updated and current as of September 1st, 2007, view the goodies here.The Swatches Series: Temptalia has taken photos of colors on skin, on paper, and even product photos of various products in her collection. See swatches of: blushes, eyeshadows, lipglasses, lipsticks; and product photos of: blushes. Product photos of eyeshadows and pigments are coming soon!Temptalia’s September Contest: Find out what it’s all about, the rules, and how to enter here.New York Fashion Week, Backstage with MAC: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3P.S. – Owner, Elke, of the Beauty Blog Network (which Temptalia is a part of), Elke appeared on the Wedding Planning Audiocast’s show segment You Look Marvelous, so check it out here.

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

It’s Not a Rerun, It’s a Classic
Introducing NEW Liquid Liner from Urban Decay

Introducing NEW Liquid Liner from Urban Decay. That’s right we’ve kicked it up a notch and completely redesigned our longtime favorite Liquid Liners. New bottles, fresh shades, same amazing liner! Featuring the innovative formula that put Urban Decay on the map as THE brand for lustrous liquid liner, the sexy bottles and sultry hues leave you begging for more. The sleek design accents your makeup collection and the knockout colors intensify your style. Set your eyes apart from the rest this season with Liquid Liners from Urban Decay.

Poured inside a clear inkwell-style bottle, the new component features an innovative multi-function brush complete with an ergonomically designed handle for precision lining. We’ve created a product even liquid liner virgins can apply like a pro! The result? Steady hands and perfectly gorgeous looks. Go for a sleek, defined eye or get wild and sweep across the lid for rich color all over. Looking for a sexy, seductive look? No problem our Liquid Liners can easily be smudged too! Available in a rainbow of colors, this impressive range includes never-before-seen shades as well as our classic favorites.

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Friday, September 7th, 2007

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | BACKSTAGE WITH MAC

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2007L.A.M.B.
Face

MAC Face and Body Foundation, a backstage favorite, was applied evenly to skin for a clean, natural finish.

Eyes
In order to create a soft, smoky eye, two graphite shades of MAC Technakohl Eye Liners were blended on upper and lower lash lines. The lighter shade, Gray Print created the intensity and shape, and the darker shade, Steel Point was added sparingly for a deeper definition. To finish off the look, MAC Gloss Texture was applied to the eyelids for the perfect sheen.

Lips
Lips were defined with MAC Lip Pencil in Redd and then blended with Lip Mix in Orange for the perfect pop of coral.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2007Jason Wu
Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation, a backstage favorite, was applied evenly to skin for a clean, natural finish.

Eyes
In order to create a soft, smoky eye, two graphite shades of MAC Technakohl Eye Liners were blended on upper and lower lash lines. The lighter shade, Gray Print created the intensity and shape, and the darker shade, Steel Point was added sparingly for a deeper definition. To finish off the look, MAC Gloss Texture was applied to the eyelids for the perfect sheen.

Lips
Lips were defined with MAC Lip Pencil in Redd and then blended with Lip Mix in Orange for the perfect pop of coral.

More breakdowns from the runway shows…

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007

NORDSTROM.com Shop Beauty

With the approach (or rather the onset) of fall comes the accompanying trends in makeup and new product lines released by not only MAC Cosmetics, but nearly every major beauty brand as well. Support Temptalia.com by picking up your fall must-haves through Nordstrom.com (make sure to use links from this post!). But first, take a look at what Temptalia recommends you check out for this autumnal season!

Let’s start with my number one addiction… MAC Cosmetics.

As we know, both Blue Stormicon and Smoke Signalsicon gave us a real head start into fall makeup, and while those are stunning, here are some other products that shouldn’t be missed amongst the limited edition lines (plus, don’t forget, there are several new collections launching later on in September, as well as Alexander McQueen in October – oh, and numerous holiday launches, oh my!).

For the eyes… I would not feel complete and ready to take on the changes of fall without these stunning shadows: Antiqued (gorgeous coppery brown), Bronze (deep chocolate brown with shimmer), Femme Noir (matte deep green), Goldmine (true shimmer gold), Motif (duochrome irridescent orange/purple), and Shroom (subtly shimmery highlight) to name a few; check out this list of eyeshadowsicon for a complete selection.

For the lips… I have to have my corals – I just couldn’t live without them, which means I always ensure that I have a tube of CB96 on hand, plus Sweetie for my barely-there-pink lip. Even if I feel ridiculous in this season’s trendy vampy lip, I still suggest checking out Dark Side, Odyssey, and Rebel to scratch that itch. Go ahead and check out this list of lipsticksiconfor a complete selection.

For the face… In the summer, I tend to tan a bit, so I end up with a bottle of foundation in NC35, but once fall kicks in, I fade a bit to NC30, my more normalized skin color. I adore Studio Fix Fluid foundation, and if you’re able, try and pick up a sample next time you’re at a MAC store or or counter. Moving on to care of the face, because it is wholly important with the expected dryness that accompanies the season. We know Louise Zizzo can’t go without Fast Response Eye Cream, so you shouldn’t either. I personally love MAC’s Strobe Cream for a great light coated moisturizer. See the whole line of moisturizersicon!

Oh, and if you haven’t already picked up your Blue Storm and Smoke Signals goodies, the Gentle Fume x4 and Smoking x4 quads are NOT to be missed. They are perfect for travel or having a no-brainer look because the colors pair so well with each other. I adore Blue Storm eyeshadow; it’s a lovely blue hue, but it isn’t overindulgent like Freshwater or Deep Truth can be. Plus, rock the vampy lip with Burnin’ lipstick (and pair it with Bizaarish lipglass if you’re feeling feisty)!

Let’s see what other beauty brands have in store for us this fall (there are other brands? oh, yes, far too many for any one woman’s wallet!)…

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Introducing Prescriptives Here To Stay 24-Hour Longwear MascaraThe First 24 Hour Mascara

PRESCRIPTIVES | HERE TO STAY

From flirty Beyond Long lashes to vampy Lash Envy, Prescriptives™ is taking custom mascara formulations to the next level! Discover an ultra comfortable mascara that lasts all day, resists water and is customizable NEW Prescriptives™ Here To Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara can be worn alone for waterproof benefits or over any Prescriptives™ mascara to deliver a water-resistant shield. Its advanced 24 hour longwearing smudge-resistant formula lifts, defines and separates lashes. And its unique flexible comb brush is specially designed with 360 degree tapered bristles that grab, comb and lift each lash. The brush is designed to reach every lash so they are uniformly separated in one precise application. NEW Prescriptives™ Here To Stay 24-Hour Longwear Mascara is made for anyone who wants gorgeous, defined lashes and long lasting color day and night.

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