Monday, October 20th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty products released this year were most surprising? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerThe amount of high-end and luxury goods introduced into the market that have seemed to resonate with customers–most notably NARS Audacious Lipsticks really come to mind, but also Louboutin’s polish, Gucci’s pricing structure, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks, and so forth. I just see more brands pushing up their price points these days (and not just the typical increases you see every other year or so across brands), but I’m not seeing a lot of new, mid-end brands enter the market. So in general, I’m surprised that all of these higher-priced products have done well. I was surprised by Urban Decay’s Shadow Box release, not in a good way, by the lack of quality. I was more pleasantly surprised by Make Up For Ever’s Artist Shadow formula.

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

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you purchased a product after using a sample and found it to be different? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI can’t recall doing so! I have had products in palettes that perform differently than the individual/permanent version many times, though.

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

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What part of your makeup usually takes you the longest? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerEyes!

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Friday, October 17th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your current routine for your eyebrows? Do you fill them in? Brush and go? Gel/wax? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI fill mine in using an angled brush and powder eyeshadow, then I use a spoolie brush to comb through to soften and get everything into place. I keep brow hairs in place using a gel.

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

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Do you think eye cream is a must-have? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI doubt they’ll hurt, but just keeping the area hydrated and protected (sunscreen, sunglasses) from any face cream/moisturizer helps but genetics play such a huge role in how we age, where we age, etc. I don’t think a specific eye cream is necessary, as long as you have a good moisturizer for your face.

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

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you store your double-ended brushes? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI keep them in a plastic bin in a drawer!

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