Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You

What’s the best beauty product you’ve bought from someone else’s recommendation? Share!

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107 thoughts on “What’s the best beauty product you’ve bought from someone else’s recommendation?

  1. MAC blush hipness and msf redhead!!

  2. livnzoe

    -monistat chafing gel as a primer
    -benefit’s hoola bronzer
    -st moritz self tanner
    -MAC’s paint pot as an eyeshadow base

    these are all great products which were recommended by a friend or a youtube-girl!!

  3. Leidy R

    Well, besides all of yourrr recommendation lol I would have to say Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara. As suggested by my brothers then girlfriend. Thanks Irene!

  4. Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Eye Cream.
    Afordable and a great product.
    I have tried very expensive products before but this one kicks butt big time!

  5. Christina

    ysl faux cils in noir radical. amazing! also, lollipop loving, well dressed, and mutiny pigment!

  6. Rima

    Wow this is tough…I’m usually the one that recommends products to people…but I’ll have to say the Naked pallete by urban decay

  7. I think Nars Sheer Glow is probably the best product that was recommended to me.

  8. Jessica

    Rosebud salve ..nyx..elf..nars blushes

  9. El

    OCC lip tars! I am in LOVE

  10. i’d say
    -Milani Luminous Blush (You via :D)
    -Maybelline Lipstick in Pink Please (JoMakeMeBlush via YT & Twitter)
    -MAC Dazzle Lipstick in Naughty You (from Dustin O’Hunter via YT)

  11. NARS Taj Mahal blush… I LOVE IT<3333

  12. Sandy

    Shu Uemura M Beige 835 eyeshadow by Dara of BelleDuJourNYC.

  13. Donna Cooper

    Organic Argan Oil from Mir.
    Mix one pump with your normal face creams and they last even longer, so money saving too.

  14. Mai

    neutrogina(?) healthy skin products.

  15. Marian

    Glo Minerals Passionfruit lipstick recommended by you! It’s such a beautiful color and lasts so long. I just love it! Thanks for your fabulous blog!

  16. Urban Decay Primer Potion, can’t live without it! And MAC TLC, perhaps :)

  17. jo

    Hourglass tinted foundation moisturiser

  18. The Urban Decay Naked palette. Best $44 I have ever spent

  19. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners!

  20. Ally_D

    Pretty much all my products were recommended to me by other people but real stand outs are Bare Study Paintpot and Copperplate eyeshadow

  21. LUSH Tea Tree Water & most recently the Self Tanning Mousse from St. Moriz

  22. Kiwi2002

    Coral reef lipgloss recommended by my bff.

  23. Dermalogica Sheer Tint & Treatment Foundation. Best foundations I’ve ever used!

  24. kasiaj85

    MAC Stereo Rose – recommended by you! thanks!!

  25. nicci

    Dior Forever Extreme Wear Foundation

  26. Hend

    MUFE eyeliner pencil !
    very similar to Urban decay’s one
    and I don’t have UD where I live

  27. Dani

    I have to say the Nars Multiple in Tuomota. I will never go without that product.

  28. Crystal

    Nars sheer matte foundation and Mac MSF Petticoat

  29. Pam

    Chanel Rouge Allure Laques :)

  30. Agnes

    MAC’s Blot Powder. I can’t live without it!

  31. Ooh I don’t know. If by recommendation we mean online reviews, then I’d say Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliners. I use them every day and love them so much. :)

  32. Eta

    Very tough. I almost exclusively purchase based on recommendation. The very best? I think what got my beautycase career started – a brown HypnΓ΄se.

  33. Ash

    Diorshow mascara. It makes me look like I have falsies on πŸ˜‰

  34. Charlene

    Strivectin SD eye cream I heard about on you tube and after a month I a slowly seeing a difference.

  35. Joanna

    One thing that stands out for me is Christine’s recommendation for MAC’s paint pot and brush 249. They changed my world!

  36. Lulee

    chanel rouge allure laques by the amazing christine herself!

  37. Linda

    stila convertible color in lillium. I am on my third compact because it is awesome!

  38. Ru

    My sister always has an eye on products I sometimes miss, like:
    Korres Lip Butter
    Bare Minerals Eye Shadows

  39. Katie

    UD Naked Palette from Temptalia :)
    Graftobian HD Creme Foundation from gossmakeupartist

  40. K

    A few years ago, I had no idea that such a thing as eye shadow primer even existed. I bought it on MakeupGeek’s recommendation and I never go a day without it!

  41. leslie

    gel eye liner from mac πŸ˜€

  42. Revlon colorstay foundation, soft brown eyeshadow ( use it every day!) love nectar lustreglass, ample pink plushglass. Foundation recced by yt girl, mac items by sa!

  43. Michelle

    I’m just like Rima, I’m the one always recommending. I do remember one of my friends telling me about L’oreal’s Voluminous mascara & now it’s one of my favorites.

  44. Leslie V

    ELF Studio products before I wouldnt touch them with a ten foot stick cause i was being snobby but man it is some nice stuff

  45. Yaz

    Estee Lauder Double Wear, best thing ever to photograph and excellent coverage!
    Jazzed lipstick
    Cover Fx

  46. Linnea

    LUSH’s Buffy. I will never live without it again. Makes my legs so smooth and soft without any lotion(coming from someone who used to buff/cream it up everytime she showered…)

  47. Whitney

    Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45 and ROC Retinol Night Cream…both amazing products bought after a recommendation!

  48. The answer to this could change depending on my mood, right now I’d say Sleek Pout Polishes. I’d known about their amazing eyeshadow palettes when my friend Ana told me about the lip balms. She later sent me my first one, and now I’m hooked- I own every single shade! They’re lovely feeling on the lips, have the perfect amount of tint for quick, running out of the house color, have SPF…what else can you ask for?

  49. Kelli

    Urban Decay Primer Potion – don’t know how I lived without it for so long

  50. Jazz

    lets see : UD Naked , UD Woodstock, Mac electric fuschia all from…YOU

  51. tremorviolet

    Sonia Kushak Eye Make-up Remover – pretty much a Lancome Bi-Facil dupe but way cheaper.

    MAC paint pots as a base – I’ve got incredibly hooded eyes and always had huge creasing issues. No more!

  52. Maybelline’s Pink Please lipstick. I didn’t like it at first, but I got paler and now it looks amazing on me ^^

  53. LU

    I’ve bought a bunch of things that I consider HG by your recommendation Christine: Benefit’s Velvet Eyeshadow Line, UDPP, Milani Liquif’eye, and UD 24/7 Eyeliners.

  54. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was able to actually take someone’s recommendations on beauty products. Every time I tell people that I have eczema and super-sensitive skin, they throw all these product recommendations at me that they say are “perfect” for people with sensitive skin… usually stuff that has some kind of tree nut oil (which I can’t use), or stuff that is heavily fragranced.

    Although I do look at other people’s nail polish swatches to figure out what polishes to buy… I guess that counts as a recommendation :)

  55. pang

    Too many to name thanks to youtube community and Temptalia.
    However I need recommendation for something that can get rid of freckles. Help, anyone??!!

  56. Shayna Marie

    Best product so far is the Nars Sheer Glow! it’s the first foundation to actually match my too fair skin and it covers redness way better than any other foundation i’ve had!

  57. Chanel Dramatically Different moisturizer. I usually take recommendations with a grain of salt(Usually, people ask ME for them, so I assume they may be recommending it out a lack of knowledge of other options.)

  58. Randi

    Clinique Dramatically Different Gel
    MSF Natural
    UD Naked Palette

  59. Thincspot

    Bobbi Brown eye shadows. I never thought to try them because the colors are not as bold as other brands but they have some great everyday wear shades and the matte and metal color formulas are beautiful and buttery.
    I have taupe, khaki, rock, mink and pewter.

  60. Courtney

    Powdered mineral foundation!

    Seriously, that stuff changed my life. I could never wear foundation without breaking out until some gals on the BPAL forums got me into it. Now I don’t go a day without it.

  61. Hope

    Revlon Colorstay foundation from BeautyBargainHunter on You Tube!

  62. Caroline

    A Lancome rep. suggested I buy the blush color ‘Cedar Rose’. I did. Everyone has complimented me on the shade. Women who rarely talk to me even stopped & asked: ‘You look all perky!! What did you do different?’

  63. Alycia

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion!

  64. ELFs dupe for NARZ bronzer & blush! the bronzer is amazing and so so cheap!

  65. Dana

    These were all recommended and I love them! I don’t know how I lived without them hahaha

    Nars Mekong e/s
    MAC Copperplate e/s
    MAC Patina e/s
    MAC 217 brush
    Aveeno Clear complexion daily moisturizer

  66. Diana

    NARS Albatross best highlight ever!

  67. Carrie Ann

    MAC’s Dainty Mineralize Blush, Rhapsody in Two Mineralize Blush, Ripe Peach Blush Ombre, Petticoat MSF, Teddy Eye Kohl, Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil, All That Glitters e/s, NARS Orgasm blush and Benefit’s boxed powder blushes.

  68. Amber

    Many! But the most important one so far is Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive skin cream – no breakouts, even tho I have combo skin to the extreme and rosacea/sensitivity. And I can use it around my eyes.

  69. Xtina

    Chanel Vitaluminaire foundation as recommended by Sam on pixiwoo. The worst recommendation, incidentally, was from this blog’s reader choice awards, and was the covergirl lash blast mascara. I’m shocked so many people like this mascara! It flakes, it smudges, and the wand is so big it makes it difficult to apply to lashes on the outside edges of my eyes. I guess it’s all about personal preference, but I couldn’t find anything redeeming about this product!

  70. Amanda Enn

    I know there’s probably more, but I ‘ve bought Maybelline’s Dream mousse concealer because Amarixe recommended it & I also bought MAC’s in the groove’s Happy Together blush because a MAC mua recommended it… if that counts (:

  71. Quennie

    Sensual Solutions by Dr. 90210

  72. mac eyeshadows, lol

  73. Refinement

    MAC MSFs. They are sooo amazing. Thank you Christine πŸ˜€

  74. margo

    mac hipness frost blush. i was told most everyone could wear this blush. when i saw it i thought “oh no!”. the most flattering blush on me lightly applied. (nw20 mac products)

  75. Ashley D.

    Well, I mainly just take your recommendations, reviews and swatches. I really loved MAC Hipness Blush, Urban Decay Vegan Palette, Naked by Urban Decay, and all the Urban Decay 24/7 liners.

  76. Emily

    DIOR Diorskin Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond- it is amazing!

  77. abby

    well dressed, dollymix, christian dior shimmer powder all by you Christine..thank you!

  78. Liz

    ummm let’s count.. Guerlain rouge Gs, MAC paint pot, Bobbi brown shimmer brick in nectar (loveee), and lots of MAC lipsticks from the spring season… ALL FROM YOU !!!!! now i know who to blame for my overflown makeup collections !!!!

  79. Mariana

    MAC Prep & Prime face protect SPF 50 primer. My fellow oily complexion friend recommend this to me, and I have since then been shine free :-).

  80. yvette

    Mac soft and Gentle
    Urban decay book of shadows
    Dermalogica skin care

  81. weng

    guerlain rouge g lipsticks!!!!thanks to you christine for recommending this product…im hooked to it so much that i have neglected my other lipsticks….

  82. Jodda

    Honestly, my favorite product this year, or even longer, is the Naked Palette, recommended by you Christine. I have hunderds of eyeshadows, palettes, but this is my favorite palette ever.

  83. Lakitha Goss

    MAC’s Fix +. It’s excellent for use with the Mineralized eyeshadows

  84. Frawlh

    Dior skin nude

  85. Morena

    I have bad skin (acne) and a lady at sephora gave me a sample of a product that’s a face primer that’s medicated with 1% salicylic acid for people with acne. I dont remember the name of the product but if u have oild skin you might want to stay away from it. Creamy products tend to make my face look oily.

  86. Morena

    Nars sheet glow (I like the finish) – the only thing I do not like about this foundation is that it does nt match my skin well.

    MUFE HD – It makes my face look oily (all liquid makeup does) but they match my skin the BEST.

    Urban Decay Primers are the best. I do have too faced btu i prefer urbaan decay, yeah despite the package.

  87. Jeng lipana

    Nars sheer glow foundation and the maxs factor, 2000 calorie mascara,I heard a very good review from lollipop26,so y not give them a try,and they’re my hg products.

  88. izabela

    Soft Lips Chapstick (lol)
    Urban Decay Primer Potion

  89. Alison

    I bought the Clarisonic based on all the great reviews and feedback so I guess that counts. πŸ˜€

  90. Jae

    I’d have to say Chanel rouge allure laques in Dragon by the wonderful Christine! I’ve been using it quite a bit lately & the hubby really, really likes it. πŸ˜‰

  91. Adele

    MAC peaches blush, bobbi brown corrector and creamy concealer kit

  92. Adele

    oh and YSL rouge pur 148 tea rose