Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Has your makeup routine or style changed over time? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI have a greater appreciation for the different styles of makeup more today than I did ten years ago, and I have a better understanding of what I like in products (and don’t like) and am just more comfortable wearing what I like, even if someone else doesn’t. As I get older, I expect (and sometimes, need) more out of base products and skincare products.

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

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What are your tips for adjusting a foundation shade that doesn’t quite match? (Assume you cannot return!) Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIf it is lighter, then I’ll use a setting powder that more closely matches my skin tone, which tends to give me the right shade. If it is darker, I’ll use it as a sheer coverage foundation or try to see if it could mix well with another foundation I have that’s too light.

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

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty brand never seems to capture your attention? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerSkincare-only brands; I just find a lot of the claims in skincare (generally) to be so over-the-top that I tune a lot of it out.

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

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Have you had someone criticize you for your makeup stash before? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerOh, definitely! :) I just keep smiling and move the conversation right along with something short and sweet like, “Good thing it’s my money/hobby/choice!”

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

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How did you learn how to apply makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerSelf-taught! I also had two Kevyn Aucoin books that I leafed through (but surely didn’t study thoroughly enough – I had them years before I was allowed to wear makeup, and then once I was wearing makeup, they weren’t with me!).

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

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Do you feel others treat you differently if you wear makeup? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI think in certain environments, for sure. In my day-to-day life and where I live, I don’t really experience any difference other than if someone notices and compliments me on my makeup. I have seen people treat me worse in an academic environment for wearing brighter or bolder makeup, and I have gotten better treatment when wearing makeup when shopping (slightly better, but in general, I don’t feel like I’ve gotten worse treatment if I go in bare faced – but I don’t do a lot of in-store shopping!).

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