Beauty Bits & Bobs

This or That Beauty: Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio vs Hourglass Ambient Lighting

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If you don’t quite have the $$ to splurge on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($45) might I suggest the Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio ($21)?

Recently, Sephora launched two new shades of their Microsmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trios in Sublime and Spirited for Spring 2015 and Sublime is a perfect little switch up for the more expensive Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders.

Take a look!


Which Makeup or Beauty Product Makes You Feel Pretty?

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Which makeup or beauty product makes you feel pretty? Or even products that might inspire confidence in you? I think makeup is not only fun to fool around with but also an essential tool in making me feel pretty, my best, it gives me confidence. Some people might feel they don’t makeup or wearing it isn’t necessary or maybe that it’s even superficial but personally I feel like it’s not only fun to use but also it makes me feel good about myself.

So not only can you completely transform yourself with beauty but you also can evoke confidence in yourself and make yourself feel pretty using certain products.

Which make you feel the prettiest and most confident?

Your foundation?

Perhaps a smoky eye?

Longer lashes?


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NYX xoxo Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippies Set

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NARS Temptalia Foundation Matrix Goes Live!

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NARS launched their newest foundation for the Spring season which is entitled All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. This long wearing formula promises fuller, natural looking coverage according to NARS and is available in twenty shade selections.

You know me, I do so love a natural looking foundation! I’m hearing great things about NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation so I’m eager to try it out for size.

Problem though, I have no idea what shade I am in NARS foundations. No worries though as Temptalia has launched a NARS Matrix that went live on her site today! It’s pretty darn nifty as it allows you to upload your own photo and uses a color discovery technology that analyzes skin tones and undertones to recommend you a shade of the All Day Luminous Foundation.

The technology created by was developed over a three month period and tested using hundreds of different photos across many different skin tones to perfect the algorithm, logic, and rules of the Color Discovery engine.

Tthe Matrix can be used in one of two ways the first of which is by taking a high resolution photo and uploading it to the engine. When uploading your photo keep in mind that it must be a clear, high resolution image that does not have a busy background. Once you upload the photo you can use some tools to perfect the lighting of the image and other settings. Now the nice part is the engine works to either select and recommend a shade of the new NARS foundation or it’ll choose from other popular brands like MAC, Dior, Laura Mercier, and more!

The second option you won’t need a photo! Just select the foundation from a range of different brands, tell the Matrix about your skin and undertones, and it’ll recommend you colors in the foundation product you selected.

The Temptalia Color Matrix is something that Christine has labored over for several years and this new and improved version takes things to an exciting level bringing you an easy way to get a foundation color match without every leaving your computer.

You can try it for yourself now at


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