Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What was the last makeup splurge/indulgence you made? Was it worth it?

Temptalia's Answer.

My Korres’ spree on HauteLook… and yes, so worth it!


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59 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What was the last makeup splurge/indulgence you made?

  1. Cat

    I’ve been very good this year. My last one was my hual from the style warriors collection.

  2. My biggest one lately has been Mac Colour Craft, I got a LOT of stuff, in the region of $450 or so. :O Worth it though, I love mineralized stuff, and the lipsticks (I got 3) and lipglasses (5) are lovely too.

  3. Ribbons

    I recently threw out a lot of make-up that was running out or I got bored of, so i spent £150 on MAC Colour Craft and some other staple items from MAC just to get my collection back up to normal. I’ll probably spend more this weekend when i go shopping!

  4. Browneyes

    My recent Makeup Art Cosmetics shopping trip was may latest splurge.

  5. Roxanne

    My latest splurge took place at Lush. I expect some mayor haulage at MAC next week, when the Makeup Art Cosmetics collection comes out.

  6. Jenny

    for me it was 6 mac products. im stll relatively new to mac so i bought 3 lipstick, 2 blush and painterly paint pot

  7. Emm

    My last splurge was a long time ago since I was trying to save money. Though MAC’s Colour craft collection might change that!

  8. Bought 131 brush from Colour Craft, Ego e/s frm Love that Look and The Perfect Cheek from Makeup Art Cosmetics 😉

  9. My Urban Decay order with the friends and family discount. I spent about $110, but saved around $80. and yes, TOTALLY worth it!! I LOVE UD

  10. MAC Makeup Art Collection. I got 4 shadows, two pigments, and 3 liners.

  11. nancy

    hmmm, my fresh supernova is probably one of the best mascaras i’ve tried

  12. Miss_M

    Recently I’ve bought a lot from the MAC Colour Craft collection (4 MSF’s, a gloss and a blush). I also got 4 e/s from Love That Look, a l/s and Dazzleglass from Euristocrats II, a suntint from Baby Bloom and the Fresh Cut palette from Graphic Garden.

    My CC is still crying hysterically…

  13. I bought the VIP collection of Urban Decay eyeliners at Ulta for only $13.99. Technically this is not a splurge because I got 5 liners for less than one normally costs. And, yes I am VERY happy with my purchase.

  14. It’s the YSL Palette Y…

  15. Daria

    My Temptu airbrush set from sephora! And worth every penny! Oily and acne scarred skin no more!!

    • Nicole15

      I am so jealous! I am dying to know more about this product. Is it easy to use? What’s it all about really?

      • Daria

        Hey Nicole15!
        It’s really easy to use, and at least for me, gives great coverage (which I need) I totally understand that this is an investment which is why I saved for a while…The pods were a little difficult to get on and off at first, but now its super easy! I have not broken out from it and my skin is TERRIBLE. In fact, it may be getting better since I don’t have to risk using dirty brushes on my face!! I believe they are coming to all sephora stores in sept, so if you can hold off, check it out in person!

        Hope that helps!

  16. Nicci

    La Prairie – Cellular Resurfacing 3-Minute Peel

  17. Nicole15

    Me too Christine! I just did a Korres haul as well. I have been loving their line of Yogurt products for some time now, but wanted to try new things. Therefore, i recently dipped into their Wild Rose line. I got the Wild Rose Mask & Moisturizer, the Wild Rose Foundation & their Silicone-Free primer. I love, love, love everything i got & I love, love, love Korres!!

  18. Michelle

    My order from Hautelook for Rock and Republic (I am also still awaiting my order from them for Urban Decay) . . . I still haven’t made it over to MAC to get the Makeup Art Cosmetics stuff (I am in trouble!!)

  19. Dee

    The MAC MAC collection(i’m so not spelling all that out) I spent more than 200 dollars which is something i NEVER do. It was totally worth it IMO. I’m wearing the 2 pigments and the glitter i bought right now. They’re beautiful :)

  20. I splurged just yesterday on the new Makeup Art Cosmetics collection. And I am still wanting more….ahhhh!

  21. Anna

    ugh! I bought Makeup Forever HD concealer, primer, powder and a few other things at sephora. spent like $140!!!!!!!!

  22. Alexis

    I can’t say that I splurge all at once but in increments – my last 5 purchases – weekends at a time

    NARS – Modern Love Palette
    NARS – Fast Ride Lipstick/Tokidoki Nail Polish

    • Alexis

      OOPS I hit enter too early

      #3 – MAC – Molasses/Fly by Blu liners
      MAC – Strike a Pose e/s
      and #5 UD – Ammo Palette/Frigid delux e/s

      Yeah I’m one that likes to spread out makeup shopping over periods of time. Sadly, I cannot remember a time I didn’t buy one makeup related product after a pay day!

  23. Lingping

    Chanel’s eye glosses – not something I’ll be wearing a lot, but I just couldn’t resist having them :) And now I do, so I guess it was worth it :)

  24. Nicole13

    3 MUFE shadows and the MUFE palette. Yes very worth it.

  25. Christy

    It wasn’t a splurge really since I planned on buying a few items from the MAC collection. I got Off the Page e/s, Purple Shower e/s, Notable blush and Front Lit l/s. Prior to that I got everything from Love that Look. As well I got almost all of the MSF’s, MB’s, a few lipglasses and a few lipsticks from Colour Craft.

  26. Erica

    Mac e/s in Soba,Honeylust,bisque,Go,greensmoke,warming trend and pen n pink(got the last two at CCO)
    Mac 226 crease brush
    Nymphette lipglass
    Teddy kohl liner
    Beige-ing shadestick
    2 tinted lipbalms (bronze Pink)- Bobbi Brown
    1 stila lip glaze
    I’m broke!

  27. Maria

    MAC, E/S Off the Page, Crest the wave, Fashion, Maira’s Mood, E/S Quad Photo Realism, lipsticks Full Body & Front Lit, Lipglass On Display, Notable Blush, MakeUp Forever E/S in#39, #49, #58. I got issues lol makeup is an expensive addiction 😉

  28. Lindsey

    mac mairas mood + haunting e/s, and artistic license technakohl

    not much of a splurge, but oh well

  29. lunatwinkle

    Bought the new Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation to try it out. I had used BE for 7 years until the Bismuth finally wreaked havoc on my face and I moved to liquid foundation 2 years ago. Matte has abysmal coverage and is so chalky! Eck! Immediately returned to Sephora.

  30. scarlettholly

    Here goes – all mac eye shadows!

    smoke and diamonds
    strike a pose
    silver ring
    stars n rockets

    love nectar lustreglass

    tarte cheek stain in blissful
    fresh lip balm

    I just got paid – can’t you tell?!?!?!

  31. Kaoru

    I made a haul at because of the back to school 20% off that just ended, and got a lot of NYX stuff, since there are no places anywhere near me that carries that brand. I bought a /ton/ of lipsticks, a couple eyeshadow palettes, one trio, a couple singles, 3 blushes, and one cream blush. I can’t wait for it to arrive ^_^!

  32. Opps, and forgot to say 4 megashine lipglosses, and one regular one. Hehe, I made off like a bandit.

  33. i went to MAC on the way back from my meeting early. To be fair i had a £20 Vochure for house of frasers and went in to buy greenstrokes paint pot but they were out of stock :( and then coulnt decide between the 217 and the 227 ended up getting the 227 which is priced at £20 for FREE yahhh!

  34. iceglea

    I recently got MAC brushes: 208, 217 and 226. I also got MUFE HD foundation, Camouflage concealer and 1 aqua eyes eyeliner.:)

  35. Jennifer

    DiorSkin Nude foundation and matching loose powder! Best foundation ever! I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on it and how well it matches my skin tone.

    Also DiorShow Iconic Mascara in Chestnut…My first high end mascara and I love it!

  36. Valerie

    This August I went a little over board
    Diorskin Shimmer Star amber diamond
    quint Spring Bouquet
    Dior Glossy Liner beige
    Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect taffeta plum
    Gerlain Rouge G 67 Giovannia
    Lancome eyeshadow Indigo Charm
    Lipgloss Aaron Red

  37. Very.Cherie

    This summer has been bad for me. most recently:
    haunting e/s (used B2M so free)
    purple shower e/s
    photo realism e/s quad (had $50 gift card so free)
    viva glam V & strike a pose l/s
    just dessert tricolour gloss
    gingeroot lip liner

    my cc is dead!!! but I’m oh so happy :) let’s hope I hate the black style collection…

  38. It would have to be the MAC Make Up Art Collection and @ Sephora.

    I got a new GHD flat iron *yay* and from the collection I got all 4 pigments, the 2 reflects, the 2 glitters, all liners, front lit l/s, the Photo Realism quad, gloss, and another tube of Studio Tint Moisture in Medium Dark <3 i love that stuff.

  39. ivone

    ive got MUFE high definition foundation and MAC tinted moisturizer… kindda in a dilemma on both of it….

  40. ivone

    ooops come to think of it i think i bought something during the Urban Decay Friends and Family.
    I bought the cream liner, primer potion, get baked palette and foreshadow palette.
    Ive bought their cream shadows as well but hate it…return

  41. Natalie

    Dior Designer quint in Green (yay, finally found this!)
    MUFE brushes
    Dior Amber Diamond (thanks Christine, all your fault lol)
    Dior Miss Cheri fresh perfume
    Lancome Indigo nailpolish
    Lancome Erika F shadow
    Lancome Madame Butterfly shadow
    Illamasqua goodies (two lipsticks, a gloss, a primer)
    MUFE shadows
    MAC photorealism quad

  42. inuchan

    Chanel “Les 4 Ombres”:

    Beiges Velours #81
    Sparkling Satins #95

    Gonna hunt today for an Aqualumiere lippy to match my spanking new quads !

  43. Isis

    Declaring Indigo Quad + Blue nail polish from Lancome
    Mac Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection – Got 3 technakohls, photorealism, 2 pigments, 2 eye shadows, and some other things I cant remember
    Mac 180 Brush

    Yay :)!!

  44. Cassie

    I just bought haunting, strike a pose and fashion groupie eyeshadows. I also bought the 242 brush, prep + prime line filler, and sweetie lipstick.

  45. Frances

    Haha, just the other day : two Shu Uemura shadows in blue and green, a Dior quint in green (like Natalie), two YSL Golden Glosses in pink and red, a YSL lipstick in a pinky-plum shade, two Chanel shadows called Amethyst and Bois Bleu, Chanel Hydrabase in Enigma and Lotus Rouge, plus Chanel Rouge Allure in Captive and Clandestine. Phew!

  46. Aimee

    I got 2 liquid liners (in Perversion and Radium) and a sharpener for pencils at the UD sale, then I got Givenchy’s 9-color shadow in Poetique Blues. It is AMAZING.

  47. Vivian

    If anything, started end of May and up until now, I’ve spent 600 on Online minerla makeup. EGM, TSS, AroM, AT, MEOW, Dreamworld, Fyr etc. All I bought were shadows, in sampe baggies or full sizes. I don’t want to spend $ on traditional cosmetic brands because they can’t beat my precious mineral makeup. (I’m talking about eyehsadows, I don’t wear any base makeup) they’re way better than MAC pigments IMHO and FS only come in 3 gram jar or 5 gram jar at a reasonable price since I can’t use a whole jar up anyway. I don’t regret it since nowadays, those traditional cosmetics just come out with disappointing stuff that I have dupes in my drawers. (The only downside with quality minerla makeup is fallout) And last MAC collection’s eyeshadows are somewhat gritty to my liking. so MMU rules!

  48. NaNa

    The last *real* splurge I had was back during the MAC F&F sale- I spent $300. Lately I’ve just been disinterested in whats in stores/counters right now. But after I pay the last bit of my college tuition for this semester I’ll probably go spend some green at Lush and Sephora- Fall collections are always my favourite. :3 MAC-wise, I’m holding out for Style Black.

  49. Jennifer

    Ok let me just say I am a MAC junkie …
    I got the entire Collection All 3 parts
    6 eyeshadows
    4 technakohls
    4 pigments
    4 glitters
    4 lipsticks
    4 lipglasses
    3 quads
    but only 1 blush

    scary I know

  50. myrian

    where can I find shu uemura me 160 rose shadow I have looked on line but i can’t find it. Help!!!!