Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What makeup palette were you most disappointed by? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerJust about every blue-themed Dior eyeshadow palette.

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

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you deal with oil/shine throughout the day? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerMy skin has been fairly normal these days, and only occasionally getting drier around the cheeks/nose, so I don’t get too oily or shiny unless I wear a really dewy foundation from the start. So day-to-day, I don’t do anything, but for a more formal occasion, I would keep a pressed powder (Guerlain Les Voilettes) in my bag! I’d also start with a primer (Hourglass Mineral Veil).

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

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you handle eyeshadow fall out?? During application? What about while you’re wearing it?

Temptalia's AnswerIf I’m wearing a lot of eye makeup or know I’ll be using an eyeshadow prone to fall out during application, I’ll do eyes first, then I can use a cotton pad and makeup remover to get rid of fall out. If it’s just a little, then I’ll sweep it away with a fluffy brush. For glitter, take tape and apply it to your hand or arm a couple of times, then use the remaining tackiness to pick up glittery bits. While wearing it – well, I just kind of take it on the chin. For me, I am usually testing, so I want to see just how bad it gets from start to finish. If I wasn’t, I’d probably have to leave it unless I was able to remove it more thoroughly at home and reapply the base products.

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

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What blushes would you recommend to someone new to makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIt really depends on skin tone and personal preferences, because someone new to makeup may still prefer bolder color barely there color. Some lighter (as in blush color, not skin tone) options: Tarte Exposed, MAC Well Dressed; medium options: MAC Ambering Rose, NARS Deep Throat; darker options: MAC Plum Foolery, NARS Dolce Vita.

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

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What high-end polish was worth the splurge? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIllamasqua Raindrops!

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

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


How do you keep track of when your beauty products expire? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI don’t keep track with dates and a spreadsheet myself. I try to start by using them with disposable/recyclable/separate applicators to minimize contamination (e.g. for glosses, cream blushes, etc.) without double-dipping. I try to keep only a couple of mascaras open at a time, and any mascaras that are old get tossed after a few months. Otherwise, I look for changes in smell, color, consistency, etc.

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