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Thursday, September 6th, 2007



Inspired by black and white celebrity photos of 1940′s Hollywood, The Seducers offers a modern spin on classic sophistication. With this return to the mega-color story, the look is fashioned to suit Prescriptives’ signature color families with flawless skin, groomed brows, expertly lined eyes and strong, bold lips. Ranging from Blue/Red (B/R), Red (R), Red/Orange (R/O), and Yellow/Orange (Y/O), each color family in this collection is distinguished with its own individual look, offering a palette for all skins, all women. And with Prescriptives’ exclusive Colorprint system, finding your right color family is an easy task to master.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Day 2 of Fashion Week Spring 2008/Summer 2008 was yesterday, and here is some information from our favorite MAC folks all about the looks they did for various designers! Our very lovely Louise Zizzo mentioned how she worked on the L.A.M.B. look and that it was very mod, very 60s, and that I would love it (and she’s so right!).

Y & Kei
Most seasons, clothing trends work with the makeup trends, each coordinating and flattering the other. Not so Spring ’08; Y& Kei did their modern hippie dresses, but makeup artist Polly Osmond worked against it. Her faces here were shiny on the cheek and brow bones, with taupe shiny gloss on eyes, and no mascara or discernible brow enhancement. The lips had a slightly bitten look courtesy of MAC’s Cafe Matte Lipstick. “We’ve seen so much brow, lash and lip for fall,” Osmond declared, “now it’s time for a return to iridescence. And beiges and browns are classics, not trendy.” Long live no-makeup makeup!

Jason Wu
The nudie movement definitely hit Jason Wu’s spring face – but only the top half. Romy Soleimani did no brows, an iridescent cheek, with just a little grey around the eyes and a little bit of mascara. But it was all about a Big Mouth – a very big mouth. The lips were absolutely matte in the shade of electric pumpkin. Call it The Great Pumpkin effect. If an orange creamsicle froze on your lips, it would look like this.

Nicole Miller
James Kiliardos was having a Twiggy moment for Nicole Miller’s spring show. “I’m feeling Twiggy 1972,” he said, applying mascara on the top and bottom of a model’s eyes – with no liner. While the clothes were chic and contemporary with rushes of goldenrod, the makeup stayed in the pinkberry family, with pale blush high on the cheekbone and a berry stain on the lip. “it’s all about putting a concentration of mascara at the root of the top and bottom of the eye,” he explained, “then you comb it out to the ends.” Welcome back, Twiggy.

Polly Osmond and Gwen Stefani have this in common; a love of ladies from the fifties and sixties. “We both love that smoky vampy eye,” said Osmond, who did Stefani’s makeup for her runway walk, too. So for L.A.M.B. spring, Osmond did what she called a “3-D smoky grey eye” that put charcoal powder at the crease and above the lashes. The face was finished with a very sheer beige lip – and long white shiny fingernails.

Keep reading for some photos of the models from the shows!

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Even though Temptalia.com couldn’t be there in person, New York Fashion Week started yesterday and is now in full swing. Our friends at MAC Cosmetics did not want us to be left out and are sharing with us yesterday’s trend report! Take a look and read about some of the excitement of the kick off of Fashion Week.

Josh Goot
For Aussie-turned-New Yorker Josh Goot’s Azzedine-referenced spring collection, Phillipe Chansel made the makeup disappear. The models’ faces looked absolutely nude — “but that’s because the makeup is really well blended,” he explained. Using MAC’s Micronized Airbrush Foundation without the actual airbrush achieved the look – while MAC Lip Erase took down the lip colour. The cheeks had the most subtle hint of contour and highlight – but the real action was at the nape of the neck. There, Chansel dabbed silver, white, pink, or gold powder patches behind the girls’ high sleek ponytails. “To catch the spotlight as they walk,” was the reason – a new novel placement for makeup? Necks could be the new eyes.

Grey Ant
Makeup artist Tiffany Johnston had an epiphany at Grey Ant’s Spring ’08 show; plastic skin. “It has a little reflection,” she described. “So it’s not dewy – and it’s not matte, either.” Using a tiny amount of neutral lip gel and cheek highlight, she then obliterated her near-natural look with doll eyes straight out of a Keene painting; one set of models had blacked out eyes; the other electric blue. “I cut off the false lashes at the end and packaged mascara on, creating a feeling of paper mache,” she described. All in all, the spring look at Grey Ant was about texture – a mix of real and fake – and virtually no colour.

Band of Outsiders
Band of Outsiders appropriately nautical spring show aboard a ship at Chelsea Piers inspired makeup artist Romy Soleimani to break out the navy eyeliner. Ships ahoy! Indigo is always a sure sign of spring. The actual base makeup was carefully applied and this season’s first trend we’ve spotted; pale pale contouring of cheeks, for that ravenously hollow but still healthy look, worked well with naval chic.

Keep reading for some photos of the models from the shows!

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Want your look featured on Temptalia? Submit yours by sending photos and descriptions to temptalia@gmail.com. :) You are always welcome to send in multiple looks, too! The more the merrier!

Visiting us from MakeUpTalk, Ashlee submits a look using the C-Shock collection.

She says:

Bang on Blue, Wondergrass, Eyepopping, Big T, Golden lemon pigment, Magic Dust & Claire de Lune mixed together for the highlight.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Take a look at various swatches of over 100 MAC eyeshadows!

According to MAC Cosmetics…

Mineralized Eyeshadow
A sheer, pearled, mineralized powder Eye Shadow with up to four shades baked together in one pan. Superfine, lightweight: provides a softly tinted, reflective shimmer on the skin with a delicate sense of dimension. Subtly builds colour and shine. Can be worn on face, eyes or body.

Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well.

An iridescent shine that adds a highlight to any colour.

Smoothly pearlized; intensely frosted with deluxe ultra-fine “conditioned” finish.

Hi-colour pay-off in a no-shine matte finish.

Pure colour in a satin-style finish. Provides a soft subtle non-frost, light-refractive sheen.

Superfine pigment rich and very luxe. Supple to apply. Provides silky smooth matte finish.

Vibrantly-toned. Velvety soft. Shimmeringly metallic. Veluxe eye shadow, now overlaid with high-shine pearl.

Soft look finish with high-colour intensity. Has a plush velvety look and feel.

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

CLINIQUE: Classic, Sleek, Polished and Deeply Alluring – Introducing Play in the Darks. Fall 2007


Deriving inspiration from the world of fashion, but made appropriate for everyday wear, Clinique’s New Play in the Darks. Fall 2007 colour collection offers a rich, sophisticated palette of deep, luxurious hues for a polished, yet refined look. It’s all about blackened colour done the Clinique way. Fresh, modern, multi-dimensional colour that is exceedingly wearable.

Deep rich colours, tailored lines and sophisticated fabrics are the buzzwords on the runways this fall. The key to the season’s styles are sleek, elegant pieces that are chic, yet wearable. These groomed fashions will be seen in rich blacks with pops of intense purples, blues and grays, livened up with a touch of metallic chic.

Specifically, fall beauty is all about a bold, dramatic eye. Rich and deep, with a smoky elegance. With this in mind, the centerpiece of Clinique’s colour collection are Colour Surge Eye Shadow Trios, luxurious shadows that offer intense ultra-flattering colour in one stroke. With six gorgeous groupings of richly, intense shades, these delectable trios create irresistibly sophisticated looks that range from soft and sultry to bold and dramatic.

The look is enhanced with a precise application of subtle shimmer eyeliner and dark, yet sheer lips, with just a hint of dewiness. Clinique offers your lashes four distinctly different style choices: naturally beautiful, super lush & full, long & defined or intensely dramatic. You pick the lash-look you desire. To finish off the look, cheeks have a natural glow with subtle sheen and colour. So, this season Clinique says, “Play In The Darks!”

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