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Friday, February 29th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Are you a fan of mineral makeup? If so, what are your favorite brands? If not, why not?

I’ve tried it with minimal success thus far, so I’m hoping you will all share with me some great ideas!

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I used Soft Ochre paint pot on lid, American Beauty Golden eyeshadow on inner lid, American Beauty Pink eyeshadow on middle of lid, Passionate eyeshadow on outer lid, Beautymarked eyeshadow on outer crease, Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow on outer crease and above outer crease, American Beauty Golden eyeshadow above crease and on brow as well as on lower lash line, and American Beauty Gold liner on lower lash line. I wore Afterdusk blush with Tenderdusk beauty powder with American Beauty Pink Glow face glow to highlight. I had Sweetie lipstick with Totally It! lipglass and Ms. Fizz dazzleglass on my lips.

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Toners are meant to remove oily residue, and some say that this is a skippable step for many, because the availability of cleansers today show that many cleansers have replaced this step altogether.  For those with oilier skin, a toner may be necessary, though, because it can reduce the build up of the oil throughout the day.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

New to MAC? Did you miss an installment from our ten part Guide to MAC? We designed a ten part guide to help introduce you to MAC Cosmetics and give you a leg up on all that is MAC.

Here’s your guide… to the guide!

Part One: What is MAC? The who, the what, the where!

Part Two: What is MAC PRO? PRO Products?

Part Three: Eye Product Basics

Part Four: Lip Product Basics

Part Five: Face & Cheek Product Basics

Part Six: Brush Product Basics

Part Seven: Skincare, Nails, Fragrances, & Accessories

Part Eight: The “LE” Factor (Limited Edition Products)

Part Nine: Acronyms and Terminology

Part Ten: Your Questions & Suggestions with Our Answers!

Please, please, PLEASE! feel free to ask questions and/or leave comments. I want this guide to be truly helpful to anyone new or curious about the MAC brand, and your comments, questions, and suggestions are a huge part of making that happen.

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Note:  This tutorial is a little late, considering it was made in October 2007.  With that said, I want to recommend some substitutions if you didn’t pick up this palette!  For Medallion, try Pink Venus (from Fafi as well as a permanent color); for Trophy Pink, try Post Haste or Passionate; for Modern Heir, try Hepcat or Plum Dressing. Also, I would recommend using a different highlighting color – more neutral, less frosty – as I designed the tutorial to only use the palette colors!

This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to create a look using MAC’s Royal Assets Cool Eyes palette. Feel free to ask questions!

You will need: Water-based Mixing Medium (glycerin based liquid adhesive), Your Ladyship pigment (frosty white with yellow undertones), Medallion eyeshadow (frosty pale pink), Trophy Pink eyeshadow (bright cool pink), Modern Heir eyeshadow (shimmery purple), and Graphblack technakohl (black liner). For complimenting cheeks and lips: Don’t Be Shy blush (cool pink) and Micro Pink beauty powder (cool pink); Culture Class lipstick (frosty coral-pink) with Contessa lipglass (frosty purple-pink).
Brushes: 239, 239, 249

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Have you ever used an eyeshadow as a blush? If you did, what did you use? Did it turn out well?

I definitely have!  I’ve used some iridescent kind of shadows, like say Nanogold, on cheeks to highlight, or even Da Bling for a light pink blush!