Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

Do you ever just sit down and play with your makeup? Do you only use it for going out or as part of your morning routine?

I definitely play with it from time to time, just having fun for no other reason than that.

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52 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – Do you ever just sit down and play with your makeup?

  1. Charlotte

    I play with my makeup at night when I am home alone. I think it’s the best way to try out new colors. If it doesn’t work, no one is there to see the faux pas!
    Just now, I am bored waiting for my boyfriend to call (he’s in the doghouse on this one…), so I started to play around with my lip products and made an awesome lip color. Benefit Lane Change lipstick + Trucco Berry Bazaar gloss + Trucco Drenched gloss + Prescriptives Venus gloss + Trucco Movie Star gloss = mauve plum copper glittery goodness!
    My Fafi lipsticks still didn’t arrive and my boyfriend didn’t call, so I was trying to console myself with something possibly cooler than High Top. (I won that shirt though – go me! I have the stockings to match and pink shoes. Oh, I’ll be a sight!)

    • Ha, so very true, Charlotte! I used to play and do a lot of BOLD combos – rarely did I go neutrals for play time.

      Don’t you love when you find an awesome new lip combo?!

  2. Camilla

    i play with make up every time when i get some new products and they just lay on the desk in front of me looking so beautiful in boxes lol or sometimes when im just in mood to do make up even if i dont plan going out im just in creative mood and need to express myself :)

  3. Shefali

    If I’m cleaning things out, I’ll mess around a little bit. I wish I could do it more, but I just don’t have the time because I have a little 16-month-old running around and I’m working full-time.

    My sis-in-law are planning a day when she can come over with her NARS stuff and we can play. I’m really looking forward to that b/c we just discovered that we are both obsessed with makeup!

  4. Yeah of course! Especially when you come home with a bunch of new things, how can you resist? Great to test out new looks!

  5. Oh yes, almost every day! It’s just so fun to go crazy and do looks I normally wouldn’t do, since I really don’t like wearing too much makeup during the day, and I don’t really party alot anymore =)

  6. Julia

    Yes! When I get bored, I organize my makeup and play with new color combinations. Because I’m alone, I’ll go for the most bright ones, usually different on each eye :)

  7. Nell

    Yes, but not as much as I would like to, no time!
    But there is nothing better…

  8. Zsofi

    i play with it a lot,and if it turns out good,than i go out :-D
    so i not only do makeup when i go out: i only go out if i did a makeup :-)
    love playing with it!
    love textures,colors,love the whole thing.
    can play around for the whole day :-)

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quynh Quynh

    Yes, I do!
    I only wear makeup during the weekend when I’m going out and don’t wear it to school so I don’t get much practice. So I play with it at night and stuff.

  10. jdepp_84

    Yep, almost every night before I go to bed :)

  11. dee

    I stay with my mom about every other weekend. Whenever I’m over there I seem to have a lot of free time and I definitely use that to play with my make-up. It’s fun and I always take pics, just to remind myself what I can do with what I have.

  12. Ceci

    One big, emphatic YES to answer this question. Almost every chance I get, I play with my makeup. I like to experiment with different looks, especially when I buy new products (which is almost every week at times).

    For example, I just bought the Sock Hop Lipglass from the MAC Heatherette Collection, and I experimented with it: I mixed it with other glosses and tints that I had bought already.

    I tend to do such things with lip colors more so than with other products (although it’s fun to make your own shadow colors too).

  13. I don’t usually but that sounds like a fun idea :)

  14. Coffee

    I play with mine ALL the time. I usually do bright OTT looks because my everyday look is so “tame”. And this past weekend, me and my friends got together and had a little “girls night”. I did all their makeup, took pics, had some cocktails….BIG FUN!

  15. Jenny

    Absolutely! School’s taken up so much of my time and I find myself reaching for quick neutral colors during the day. Then I go home and study for hours on end. When I decide to take breaks.. I play with my makeup and there are no limits to the colors I can use. It’s an awesome stress reliever. Makeup is my yoga :]

    • OMG, Jenny, that sounds sooo like me back in undergrad ;) Now I’m so busy and already spend a few hours each day thinking and writing about beauty that I reach for the remote to veg, LOL, instead of going to play with makeup. (Plus, I had a vanity to-die-for back during undergrad, now I hate my bathroom!)

      • Jenny

        Gosh Christine, I have no idea how you do it!! I study 40+ hours a week. I’ll be graduating next year. How do you manage your time between school, studying, writing/reviewing about beauty AND whatever life throws at you??? I just bought a palm this semester and it’s A LOT easier for me to organize my time.

        • LOL, Jenny, I don’t know how I do it either. And I’m always surprised by the amount of time I find to veg out in front of the TV.

          I have a Crackberry, gotta love it, not that I use it for anything but email.

  16. Hi, longtime lurker :-)

    Personally, when I buy new makeup, I like to take it home and have a play around with it, and experiment with new looks that will suit work and play. And I love big’n’bashy colours for night-time, but sometimes I have to take the vibe to work! :-)

  17. Hey Cristine,

    How u Dear?? Nope Cristine,coz now i found u!!,i dont even think usually of playing with my makeup,coz in that free time i like to survey ur looks and try to copy them yes i luv ur looks very much Crissy,i always like to try them and also clicks pictures,lots of them,just to keep my memories and to mail it to my hubby.I also like to survey other sites also of Arab makeup looks.Before i use to play with my makeups,but the time i found u,i lost interest in playing with my make-up.IM FEELING SO NICE TO BE DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS HERE!!!!:)))))))

    Luv,
    Zzainy…

    • Hey Zainy! I’m great, how are you?

      Thanks so much, I’m really flattered that you enjoy my looks :) What are some good sites to see Arabic makeup?

  18. BaDKiTTy

    Yes, I do:) I sometimes play with my makeup after work or when i purchase something new:) And of course saturday and sunday morning is my biggest play time.

  19. I love to play with my makeup. That’s how I found out cool new techniques! :D

  20. Sanayhs

    I leave myself enough time when I’m getting ready to go out somewhere (work, public, etc :P) that I can play with my look then. If I’m just hanging out at home, I like to leave my face bare so it can breathe and be happy! Also, I feel sort of like I’m wasting it if I just play with it all the time, and then I get sad. Especially foundation! I use the studio stick and that isn’t cheap and goes fast… sigh. Stupid liquids being too dark for me! *shakes her fist at MAC’s liquid foundations for not being pale enough*

    • I tend to go bare faced more often when I’m staying home, too, just because I get busy and wrapped up, I forget about doing makeup, LOL. I agree that MAC needs to make another shade lighter or maybe even two for the paler ladies.

      • Sanayhs

        That would bring me ever so much joy. I can’t help the fact that I’m pale! For me, NW15 in one of MAC’s liquid foundations is about as tan as I ever get, regardless of how much sun I get. Yes, that’s right. NW15 TAN. Ahahahaha…

        • lol, there are sooo many who have the same problem :( It makes me so glad that I lucked out and am in the middle of the range, so usually I can find something that works well enough.

  21. Kitten

    Actually, I very rarely wear makeup during the day (I prefer to sleep in), but when I go out at night I glam it up. So I usually do find some time during the evening to play around with it just to work out looks I might want to try next time I’m out at night.