Monday, October 27th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Are there any beauty tools that you never use? Ones you own or ones you’ve looked at and thought, “I’d never use that!”

Temptalia's AnswerI very rarely use hot tools on my hair, other than blow drying after washing, though I wouldn’t say never ever!

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

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever used contact lenses as part of your makeup look? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’ve definitely seen a lot of people use them, particularly for various Halloween tutorials, but I’ve never used them for makeup before. I only recently got contact lenses for bed time, and frankly, I have little talent for putting them in, so I can’t say I’d be chomping at the bit to put them in during the day, lol!

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

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Do you adjust your foundation for seasonal changes? Do you have to get a different shade or mix two shades? Change formulas?

Temptalia's AnswerI usually mix two shades year-round, but it might be more of one and less of the other depending on how much I got outdoors–admittedly, I’m mostly inside!

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

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s in your travel makeup bag? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI always empty it out after I return from wherever, and then fill it up based on where I’m going (and what I’ll be doing!). My husband and I took a little three-day trip down to Disneyland a couple of months ago, and I put together a 15-pan palette of Make Up For Ever’s Artist Shadows, plus a five eyeliners to coordinate with those colors. I usually take three or four lipsticks and two glosses. For blush, I go with a coral, brown, and plum – and since it was southern CA (and the most humid week EVER!), I tossed in a Chanel cream blush for layering. Then I have my basics like foundation, setting powder, etc. :)

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

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMore price stability/less pushing prices up beyond “normal” price increases due to rising cost of goods–this year has seen a lot of brands price products outside of their normal pricing range (e.g. MAC with high-end, not mid-end pricing). I’d love to see brands tweak trends, rather than just follow them, and make them their own. I’d rather see a shade or product inspired by than the same one from twenty different brands. I’d also love to see brands make less outrageous claims (like 24-hour wear) and refine their quality control practices to ensure all customers are getting the product they should be getting.

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

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What do you do with packaging? Cute or interesting boxes/bags? Velvet bags? Do you keep them, reuse them, or toss them? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI recycle just about everything that I can, otherwise I pass on to friends and family. I have maybe 10-20 velvet pouches from each brand that has them, but I never use them, so I only keep a small stash “just in case.”

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