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Sunday, October 12th, 2008

After hearing your feedback on this recent look, I thought about what other color combinations have I tried thinking they wouldn’t work…

  • The Black Smoky Eye | Completely and utterly black-based through and through. I never thought this much black would come out looking anything but awful.
  • Festive “Christmas” Eye | Red and green don’t blend well, and could you really wear Christmas colors? At least around the holidays… it worked!
  • Non-Bright Teal | I was inspired by the brown and teal hearts on my shirt, and I wondered if it would translate in a look. I didn’t have much faith, but I liked the result!
  • Too Multi-Colored | I use a lot of colors in my looks, but they’re often in the same color family, just different shades–what if I used a ton of colors from different families?
  • Barbie Loves MAC | As soon as I saw the promo for it, I loved it! But I mean, would it really work? The model was pale and porcelain (I am far from it), but could you get the colors to blend together similarly? (Shh, I like mine better!)
Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What hair cut have you always wanted? Have you ever had that hair cut? If you haven’t, why not?

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

I feel like I haven’t done a really green look in forever! Of course, forever just might translate to a month or two, but that’s too long, right? ;)

By the way, did you know the blog celebrated its two-year birthday on October 3rd? Yep! The first post on Temptalia went up on October 3rd, 2006.

Happy weekend!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion (base), MAC Juxt eyeshadow (pastel green), Urban Decay Shakedown eyeshadow (gray-olive), Urban Decay Protest eyeshadow (olive green), MAC Humid eyeshadow (forest green), MAC Femme-fi eyeshadow (highlighter), DuWop Eye Intesifier (black), Presriptives Blue Grotto (teal-green), MAC Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: MAC Fleurry blush (soft peachy pink), MAC Sheerbronze Sheersheen Powder (bronze)
  • Lips: Thrills lipstick (metallic coral), Moonbathe lipglass (melon-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Shakedown = Femme Noir; Protest = Sumptuous Olive; Fleurry = Foolish Me; Thrills = CB96; Moonbathe = Love Nectar

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner-to-middle lid, apply Juxt eyeshadow using the 239. Apply UD Shakedown eyeshadow to the middle of the lid, overlaying it with Juxt. Darken the outer lid using UD Protest eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Use Juxt eyeshadow to soften the crease with the 239. Sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with DuWop Eye Intesifier overlaying it with Prescriptives Blue Grotto on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Fleurry using the 129, then highlight with Sheerbronze with the 187. Apply Thrills lipstick to lips, and then top with Moonbathe lipglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

Instructions: Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share it with us in the comments section! :)

Last impulse beauty buy: [answer]
What make up are you wearing today: [answer]
Eyeshadow you’d like to try: [answer]

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Are you downsizing your makeup habits? Are you reducing your spending on makeup? Do you economize elsewhere so you can spend the same?

Friday, October 10th, 2008

A few of you asked me to do some looks using the Manish Arora eyeshadow palette–considering the palette contains colors I already own (save for Playful), I actually have!

So here are some looks you can browse through that I’ve already done–hopefully to hold you over until I can create a new look using the palette. :) There may be more, I just did some preliminary searches for “goin bananas” and “electric eel.” You can search for looks using “overgrown” (because it’s like Bitter, and I rarely use Bitter, ’cause I prefer Overgrown!), or even “nylon.” Though, searching for “nylon” will overwhelm you, since I often use it as a highlighter.