Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What was your BEST purchase ever? What made it so fantastic? (Hey, if we’re going to talk worst, we should talk best, too!)

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79 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What was your BEST purchase ever?

  1. Kirsten

    studio fix fluid! it changed everything.

  2. viv

    well… i guess a lot of MAC stuff i got could be on the “best purchase” list.
    but a few weeks back, i found a kabuki brush that’s really soft and fluffy – i had to pay HKD$69. that’s about USD$8.8~ haha that’s probably my best purchase so far… :)

  3. Traci

    i agree with studio fix fluid. BEST EVER!!

  4. Betts

    Paula’s Choice’s 8% AHA Gel which turned my dry (sometimes flaky) and sensitive (39 years old) skin into beautiful smooth and flawless skin instantly and makes my foundation (Diorskin Pure Light) apply like a dream. Simply love it!!

  5. UDPP because before this, my eyeshadow would crease within half and hour! Other than that, the 182 brush is pretty amazing.

  6. Tanya

    I can’t chose, but these are my holy grail products – mostly mac items (lol i’m not surprised I LOVE mac)
    studio fix concealer, select tint NC40 (enough cover for me, i’m only 15 :D), and heatherette BP in alpha girl.

    also i do love my lancome virtuose mascara and my pout silk protein clear lash treatment.

    • Hi Tanya,

      Nice! I just got a sample of Select Tint, and it worked well for today :) Will have to keep trying it to see if I love it, though!

  7. Without question it would be my Guerlain Le 2 Guerlain Mascara.

  8. 1. MAC SFF
    2. MAC concealers
    3. MAC 187 Brush
    4. UDPP
    5. Lashes from this korean brand but I don’t know wat. Makes mascara a thing of the past, and my eyes POP.

  9. Kelly

    UDPP and NARS Orgasm blush

  10. marquita

    UDPP was the best for me. before I bought it My eyeshadow would not last until lunch and it would look greasy and crease. After I finally decided to get some from sephora and used it the first time…i fell in love with it. I will not go without this.

  11. leslie

    MAC STUDIO FIX powder. I ‘ve been wearing it for almost 20 years!

  12. Sanayhs

    MAC lightscapade MSF. Pure love for pale skin. Also, all of the MAC brushes I’ve picked up for waaaaaaay less than retail.

  13. claudine

    estee lauder double wear foundation
    MAC copperplate eyeshadow and of course all my other MAC stuff ..i cant live without any of it haha

  14. Liz

    Studio Fix foundadtion and UDPP
    Also, Clinique’s line of skin care for oily skin has been a life saver. Before I started using it I had the complexion of a 13 year old (and NOT in a good way) and I’m 30! It has totally evened out my skin.

  15. I would have to say its a toss up between UDPP and MAC 187 brush.

  16. DaniMae

    UDPP – I can’t to my make up without it. It makes my shadows pop, and stay vibrant all day long, and it makes my brows stay too.

    MAC Fix+ – I’m so glad I got swept up by the hype. I love this product. It puts that finishing touch on my face after application is all done. It makes my skin look glowy and smooth.

    MAC Prep+Prime Lash – It lengthens and thickens my lashes so well and it doesn’t look messy. I don’t have to wear falsies and I can still get a glamorous look!

    MAC Big Baby plush glass – My staple. It’s a lovely pinky nude color on me, and every girl needs her “go to” gloss.

  17. valentina

    Narciso Rodriguez EdT

  18. pia

    MSF N in medium. the best finishing powder that makes my skin looks flawless.

  19. Nell

    MAC Studio Fix Fluid and 187 to apply it with
    MSF Natural in Light
    Beauty Powder Blushes in True Romantic and Eversun

  20. Hyper Real foundation by MAC.

    Also, that whole Antiquitease and tie in holiday collection from last year. I bought EVERYTHING. It cost a small fortune, but in my opinion it was the best collection like EVER.

  21. It’s really weird because I’ve never worn anything from Mary Kay before because I always thought it was an old lady brand but I have this one eyeshadow quad from them and I absolutely love it!

  22. macaddict

    Most MAC products! Among MAC stuff: Studio fix powder (the best ever multitasking foundation/concealer, all the brushes (so soft and versatile), the eyebrow “wax stick” (keeps brows in place and add a touch of color to cover the “bald spots”. Most higher end makeups from designers and such I have tried and regretted it! They cost way too much (more than MAC) and usually the payoff is nonexistent. Pigmentation is a big one for me because I like vibrant and lasting colors. I always get sucked in for big names limited edition special packaging pretty to look at products that end up sitting in my makeup bag collecting dust… I have promised myself to stick to MAC because this is the only line that I can be sure that I will like and use most of their products.

  23. Surprisingly, it’s not a MAC product. Bobbi Brown Pink Shimmerbrick was my BEST purchase ever, because it helped me realize how absolutely amazing SBs are! I never, ever leave the house without one on.

    • Hi Erin,

      Nice! It isn’t too frosty for you?

      • Not at all! Blended together, they seem to give off a really nice glow. When I was pregnant, people ALWAYS commented on my glowing skin. I totally wasn’t glowing, it was the shimmerbrick!;)

        • Hi Erin,

          LOL! I’m sure pregnancy had a lil’ something to do with it :)

          I think I had one shimmerbrick, but I gave it away because it didn’t give me much pay off.

  24. Sandy

    MAC Bare Canvas paint. I bought it a long time ago and it’s still one of my go-to bases for my eyeshadows.

  25. Pquanda

    Fix + – Amazing
    UDPP – Live in a sauna, can’t live without
    GOOD brushes – Some are MAC, some Smashbox
    SHU UEMURA LASH CURLER – bought that one over 6 times
    SHU cleansing oil
    Px Custom Blend
    Imju Fiberwig and Clinique Lashpower mascaras

    • Hi Pquanda,

      What do you like to use Fix+ for? I have it, but I never use it!!

      I love the Shu curler, too!

      • Pquanda

        Hey Christine!
        I put a lot of layers on my face – foundation, a blush, a highight, a contour, and a setting powder. I use Fix+ to meld all those together and make sure I don’t have a powdery finish. I totally STOLE makeupgeek’s (oh my god, I love her, her videos = amazing) idea of taking fix+, spraying it on 187 or 188, and then stippling it over everything once I’m done.

        I have the tendency to get dry skin so if I’m inside and the air conditioning or other environment is dryin gme out, I use it again.

        At night I take a cotton pad, mist it, and use fix as a toner. Amazing.

        • Hi Pquanda,

          I spritz my 187 or 188 with water (rather than Fix+) myself, haha! That’s my only beauty trick, I think.

          Thanks for the tips!

  26. Chica

    MAC cremeblush – so,so easy to apply :)
    Benefit Browzings – HG brow powder
    Benefit BadGal Lash mascara – HG mascara
    Virgin Vie lipstick (pretty much the same as a slimshine) in Peachy Kiss

  27. von

    MAC Format blush…it’s perfectly flattering on me

  28. Kaye123

    BLACKTRACK Fluidline and SFF Powder foundation.

  29. Sara

    i think my msf natural in light…and maybe my glissade too. they are both so great!

  30. Brenda

    I’d have to say my most recent purchase was the best. Dior’s Impressions Cuir and High shine lipstick

  31. Valerie

    I would say it would have to be the 181(I don’t have the 182 yet), my Studio Fix powder and Fix+ It’s love!

  32. Nicole

    My Paint Pot Painterly, cause my eye shadow last much longer compared to the eye insurance by Too Faced. And the color matches my skin perfectly.

  33. Charlene

    Personally I love Too Faced eyeshadow insurance. It’s in a squeezable tube thats 10x more convenient that UDPP because you have to scoop or cut open that bottle to get it all out. I was torn between the two but I choose the one I felt was easier to use and I’ve never been happier.

    I love the paint pots but I found by the end of the day it would crease like crazy but.. I think I might try eyeshadow insurance and then a paint pot and see if it could withstand the hot weather.

    I also love Mac’s concealer, studio mist foundation, Fix +, Teddy Kohl Eyeliner.

    AND coastal scents Duo Fiber Stippling Brush. I was about the shell on the Mac’s 187 but I don’t have the budget for it.. so I got that one instead for about 7.95 and I mean.. you can’t go wrong with that price. I haven’t tried it much for my liquid foundation but for powder it’s AMAZING.

  34. My best purchase thus far has been my Stila Tinted Moisturizer (I cannot believe I even bothered wearing foundation in the summer before this product!) and Fyrinnae’s rice powder primer — a MUST-HAVE for mineral makeup wearers!

    Aside from those two items, I am absolutely in love with my Too Faced Lash Injection mascara and my Bare Study paint pot. 😀

  35. Lisa

    my painterly paint pot! now i want soft ochre!