Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you keep your makeup from melting during the summer heat? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI find cream-based products like cream blush to be very long-wearing and are easily patted back into place even if they start to melt a little. I set everything by pressing the powder onto the skin, not just dusting or sweeping, and then a setting or fixing spray helps a lot. I didn’t believe in setting sprays so much (only a theatre makeup spray by Kryolan seemed effective to me in the past!), but I really like Urban Decay’s All Nighter and Clarins’ Fix Spray as a last step.

Thanks to Janie for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Is your beauty stash dominated by any particular brand(s)? Share which brands are most represented!

Temptalia's AnswerIn general, I would say that I have a great variety of brands in my stash! I think the ones that dominate are ones that put out a lot of products (like MAC), and it skews mid to high-end.

Thanks to Summer for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Is high-end makeup worth the splurge? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerSome products are, some products aren’t. It also comes down to what your expectations are, what you already have and are happy with, and what your budget is. If you spend your entire six-month budget on a single item, there are a lot of expectations for it to live up to or you may feel like, “this isn’t that good” because it’s rare that a product is 10x better just because of price.

Thanks to Summer for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty brands are common to your country that visitors should try to find? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI think IT Cosmetics doesn’t have very wide distribution, and that’s definitely a brand worth looking for! Some of Sephora’s exclusive brands (Make Up For Ever, Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs Beauty) would be worth checking out, too.

Thanks to Anna for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Is there a makeup product or look you wish you could pull off but just can’t? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI love the look of bubblegum pinks/cotton candy pinks, but I don’t find they look that good on me without a lot of effort.

Thanks to Tuss for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What are your best tips and tricks for making your makeup pop when wearing glasses? Share your tips!

Temptalia's AnswerIt’s not an area of expertise for me as I’ve never had to wear glasses regularly, and I no longer need them, but a few key tips I have: 1) keep your glasses around and put them on and take them off as you’re doing your makeup, so you can find the best shapes/see how it’ll look once you put glasses on; 2) eyebrows and eyeliner really help to frame and define the eye area. Hopefully those who wear glasses more regularly can share some of their tried and true tips :)

Thanks to Janie for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.