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Temptalia’s 5-Step Guide to Making Better Purchases

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Temptalia’s 5-Step Guide to Making Better Purchases

Much of the features Temptalia's built over the years have been guided by trying to help readers make better, more informed purchases that they'll love.  I approach this from the standpoint that I'm not necessarily trying to convince someone to buy or not buy any specific product but to provide...

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Just what is normal in your lipsticks? A Jaclyn Hill Lipsticks Follow-up!

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Just what is normal in your lipsticks? A Jaclyn Hill Lipsticks Follow-up!

I have applied, swatched, and reviewed a lot of lipstick in the last 13 years--there are over 13,000 lip swatches in the Swatch Gallery, and there are years of photos that aren't included (because they're older, lower quality, etc.).   I want to discuss my own experiences over the years of what...

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10 Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palettes I’d Like to See

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10 Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palettes I’d Like to See

As I was testing the newest Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palette (in Nude) this week, I was struck by how much I would love to see the mini format in a slew of other color combinations. Those of us who tend to like variety or flit between palettes likely don't need full-sized pans of eyeshadow, so...

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Full Spectrum by CoverGirl: Is this what a celebration of people of color looks like?

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Full Spectrum by CoverGirl: Is this what a celebration of people of color looks like?

Over the weekend, I noticed a new brand pop up on Ulta called Full Spectrum, which is actually "Full Spectrum CoverGirl" when one looks at the packaging.  It's categorized under brands as "Full Spectrum," though, and it doesn't show up as part of the "CoverGirl" brand category.  I was confused by...

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How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often

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How to Use Your Makeup Collection More Often

As new beauty products release at an ever increasing pace, sometimes it can get easy to forget what we have or favor new purchases over long-time favorites and other past purchases. Whether you have a streamlined set of products or everything but the kitchen sink, I think there's a tip that just...

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How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own

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How to Create New Shades with Makeup You Already Own

Whether you have a manageable or overwhelming collection of beauty products, shopping your stash is a great method to rediscover old favorites, wear products in new ways, and get those creative juices flowing.  In what is likely going to end up being a series on how to "shop your stash," I wanted...

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Curate a Makeup Collection You Love with More Mindfulness

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Curate a Makeup Collection You Love with More Mindfulness

If you find yourself prone to purchasing on impulse or often feel like you purchase products that are well-reviewed, popular, or buzzed about but don't actually find you love them like you feel you should, this list of tips might help you figure out how to better understand your own preferences and...

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