Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What do you look for in a new foundation? What would be your perfect formula?

Temptalia's AnswerI like light-medium coverage that’s buildable to medium, so I can easily get lighter coverage on a day-to-day basis but can layer for more coverage as-needed. The finish should be natural–a little dewiness that makes skin look like skin but not actually shiny or glowy. It should wear reasonably well for eight to ten hours and play well with other products (primers, blush, cream blush, bronzer, etc.).

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

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty products would you stockpile if they were discontinued? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerWell, I’ve done so with a few in the past, like Guerlain Gems Lipstick, Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque, and Guerlain Parure Gold! I have learned from all of those stockpiling episodes that I probably shouldn’t do so. There is almost always something interesting and new to try that I don’t miss those holy grails quite as much as I feared I would.

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

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty trend would you like to see retired (at least for awhile)? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI gotta tell you that I feel like the market is over-saturated in bright, fuchsia pink – like the neon, MAC Candy Yum Yum like pinks. I like that there’s variety, but there are other colors to release, too!

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

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the oldest beauty product you have that you keep for sentimental reasons? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI have some older MAC lipglosses that I wouldn’t dare wear, but I keep because they were my first glosses.

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

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


Have you ever attended a beauty event? Perhaps one at a counter/store? Something larger like an industry show? Which have you loved? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI’ve gone to IMATS in Pasadena, as well as Beautylish’s conference/show for larger events. I’ve gone to a few MAC events but nothing in really recent history. I like trade shows and the like, because there is a lot of education and people to meet. I’m not so keen on counter/store events as they can be very hectic and the point is usually to buy!

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

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Temptalia Asks You


What three lipsticks should everyone have in their stash? Share your suggestions! :)

Temptalia's AnswerI think giving specific shade recommendations is really, really hard since there are so many finishes, undertones, formulas, and price points! I think everyone should have a great, go-to everyday shade – something that is my-lips-but-better, whatever that translates to you (I use Guerlain Giny often), an excellent, powerhouse red (I use Chanel Dragon, which is discontinued, or Guerlain Garconne), and then something fun, maybe a bright coral or fuchsia (I go-to Guerlain Gems or Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible).

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