Friday, March 13th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your current morning skincare routine? Share yours!

Temptalia's AnswerI usually cleanse with Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser (or Kate Somerville ExfoliKate, which is about once a week), then prescription antibiotic foam (clindamycin), Tatcha Brightening Serum (I have a small sample), and finally Origins A Perfect World SPF 35 with White Tea (which has apparently been discontinued).

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

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What do you look for in a good blush? Share your dream formula!

Temptalia's AnswerI love a soft, smooth, blendable blush with moderate pigmentation that has a satiny sheen–luminous but doesn’t emphasize pores–with long wear.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you resist buying beauty products? Share your tips & tricks!

Temptalia's AnswerI don’t resist a lot, but I try to remind myself that I already photograph/swatch hundreds more products than I can actually test/review so I need to keep the purchasing in line with what I’m actually able to review!

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

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Do you change your lip color throughout the day? Or stick with the shade you started with?

Temptalia's AnswerI change throughout the day! Usually two to three shades, but sometimes if it’s long-wearing enough, it’ll just be one.

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Monday, March 9th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How much do you research a brand before buying products from them? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerIf it’s a new brand that’s more indie, I try to look for reviews from people who have issues with their orders to see how they resolve customer complaints or if they treat customers well. I look into turnaround times, and I always read any about us/FAQ kind of pages they have linked on their website. If it’s a new brand that’s backed by a parent company I’m more familiar with (think AERIN) or if it’s an established brand now branching into beauty (think Gucci), then I’ll read some of the preliminary press releases and look at what type of formulas do they have.

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Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your beauty buying weakness? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerReally soft, dense, buttery powder products, whether eyeshadow, blush, or highlighter, though I am ALWAYS up for a new highlighter.

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