Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you deal with people who think beauty and makeup is superficial? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI try to explain to them that it can also be an outlet for creative expression, a way to relax, and a way to simply play different characters and personas by changing up one’s look.

Thanks to Kiss & Make-up for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What brand did you use to dislike but now love? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI think I’ve come around to brands like Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown – not so much that I hated them, but that I didn’t GET them as someone who was so devoted to bright eyeshadow at 20. Now, I definitely understand why brands like that exist, and I also get that you can love your bright eyeshadows from one brand and appreciate the subtler finishes that Estee Lauder and Clinique might have to offer or all the neutral mattes that are staples in the Bobbi Brown line.

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

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What would your perfect red lipstick look like? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIt would be a medium-dark, subtly blue-based red with subtle gold pearl and a luminous sheen.

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

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What celebrity and brand would you love to see collaborate for a collection? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerYou know, the first person that popped up in my mind was Shirley Manson (from the band Garbage) probably paired with a brand like OCC or Urban Decay.

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

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you choose your skincare products? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI look for brands that have a strong focus/emphasis on skincare with moderate pricing and moderate claims. I don’t want to see a lot of hype, and I don’t want anyone promising that I’m going to look 10 years younger in six weeks.

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

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What do you look for in a product review? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI look for detail and cues that indicate someone actually applied/used it. A lot of things can swatch nicely or look good initially, but they may not always hold up during the day. I also look for reviews that don’t let the color dictate the overall tone of the review, because even if a color doesn’t turn out flattering (which is helpful to know), it doesn’t mean the product itself is bad. I also read a lot of press releases and marketing hoopla, so if I see that in a review as if it were the reviewer’s words, I immediately move on. I expect disclosures if there is something to disclose.

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