Monday, May 25th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your current method for applying cream blush? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI almost always reach for MAC’s 159, which is a duo-fiber stippling brush, as it has a great shape for getting the right level of coverage but can still blend and diffuse edges. It’s also feathery at the edges to avoid disturbing base products if applying the cream blush over foundation. Otherwise, fingertips!

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

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What type of beauty products do you typically buy from the drugstore? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerCotton pads, swabs, sunscreen for the body. I tend to go cheaper on body creams, lotions, and scrubs, but they might not be brands at the drugstore.

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

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


What beauty tip or trick have you learned from someone that changed your routine? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI can’t recall who specifically, but the idea that you can wear any makeup (color, texture, type) as long as you wear it with confidence.

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

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


How do you keep your makeup from melting during the summer heat? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerI find cream-based products like cream blush to be very long-wearing and are easily patted back into place even if they start to melt a little. I set everything by pressing the powder onto the skin, not just dusting or sweeping, and then a setting or fixing spray helps a lot. I didn’t believe in setting sprays so much (only a theatre makeup spray by Kryolan seemed effective to me in the past!), but I really like Urban Decay’s All Nighter and Clarins’ Fix Spray as a last step.

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

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Is your beauty stash dominated by any particular brand(s)? Share which brands are most represented!

Temptalia's AnswerIn general, I would say that I have a great variety of brands in my stash! I think the ones that dominate are ones that put out a lot of products (like MAC), and it skews mid to high-end.

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

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Temptalia Asks You


Is high-end makeup worth the splurge? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerSome products are, some products aren’t. It also comes down to what your expectations are, what you already have and are happy with, and what your budget is. If you spend your entire six-month budget on a single item, there are a lot of expectations for it to live up to or you may feel like, “this isn’t that good” because it’s rare that a product is 10x better just because of price.

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