Posts From February 2008

Majolica Majorca Spring Collection FOTD using GR741

Of course I couldn’t wait to long before digging into GR741 from MJ’s Spring Collection! You can read my review of the Collection by clicking here if you missed it!

Sadly I rushed while doing this morning and I mucked it up badly icon sad

However, I think it deserves a re-mention that GR741 is probably the most pigmented Majolook palette I have ever come across and it’s quickly becoming a fav for me!

This should definately be in your Spring shopping cart! It’s worth picking up before it disappears for good!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Majolook Trick On Palette in GR741
Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Neo Mascara (aka MJ Lash Extender)

Lips
Stila Lipglaze in Raspberry

Face
Jill Stuart Blush in Aurora Rose

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Majolica Majorca Spring Collection 2008 Reviewed

This is probably my most exciting entry to date in my Japanese Spring Collection review! It’s the Majolica Majorca Spring Collection for 2008 and boy am I excited to tell you about it!

I’ve noticed I have quite a few new readers lately so I’ll briefly explain that MJ (or MM to some folk) aka Majolica Majorca is a smaller branch of Shiseido. It’s an inexpensive brand that can be found in drugstores in Japan. Although it originates in Japan it does find it’s way across the board into China, Taiwan, Singapore, Etc…..although sadly never the US.

The Spring Collection brings us three new palettes that are entitled Majolook Trick On Palettes. The palettes are a bit different from the standard Majolook Palettes and are quite interesting to say the least.

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Where as the regular Majolook palettes come with a combination of powder eyeshadow and cream liner or powder eyeshadow and cream highlighter these palettes are a quad of powder shadows minus the cream liner or cream highlighter.

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The palette is actually broken down as follows:

2 Powder Eyeshadows
1 Powder Eyeliner (Can be used as an eyeshadow as well if you’re inclined)
1 “Trick” On Powder

The Trick On powder is an interesting texture in comparison to the other shadows in the palette. It’s a light shimmering powder that can used as a highlighter or on top of the darkest eyeshadow shade. It’s a lighter formula when compared to the other shadows in the palette. I used it as a highbrow highlighter and in the inner corner of my eyes for a bit of pop!

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Of the three palettes introduced only GR741 (The aqua variation) is limited edition. All of the shades are definately worth picking up in my humble opinion as you can create some rather beautiful looks using these.

As I’ve said in previous posts these aren’t super duper pigmented however with a bit of work you can create beautiful eye looks with them. This morning I used the GR741 and I created a rather nice look that I’ll be uploading later today! It’s probably the most pigmented Majolook palette I own! The deep greenish aqua shade is gorgeous and very beautiful! It’s definately my favorite of the three released and if you get nothing else this is well worth your cash if you love bold shades of eyeshadow!

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As you can see GR741 is beautiful! Starting from the bottom left hand side is the highlighter color in a soft iridescent baby blue color, next to that is the deep aqua green liner, above that is the cream colored “Trick On” color, and next to that the base color in a lighter beautiful greenish aqua color! I created a rushed look with this today and it came out ok but I’m looking forward to taking my time next run with it and seeing what I can create! As I said above it’s quite possibly the most pigmented Majolook palette I own!

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This is my 2nd favorite color combination of the three palettes released. It contains a beautiful array of browns and pinks which I find I really love lately! Starting at the left hand side we have a beautiful cream color sparkle to use as a highlighter, next to that a lovely chocolate liner, on top of that the “Trick On” powder is a shimmering bluish white, and next to that the main base color is a lovely pink!

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Out of all three palettes, BR742 is the one I liked the least but it does have some redeeming factors. The browns and greens are surprisely reminding me of Spring. Starting at the bottom left hand side we have iridescent bluish white shade, next to that a really deep dark brown, on top of that an iridescent pale green, and next to that a beige brown! Even though it’s not my favorite I definately see the potential to create a rather nice greenish look for Spring with this palette!

A new lash extender was released with the Collection and I’m sure as you already know from reading my past posts I’m a big lover and supporter of MJ Mascara. This particular release is rather good and I’m glad I didn’t pass on it. It feels very natural on and doesn’t make my lashes stiff at all.

It feels like I have some sort of Lash Conditioner on and the formula is very interesting in comparison to past releases for that reason! According to Iris at Rouge Deluxe the new formula contains “gloss oil” which in my humblest opinion can definately be felt when it’s on. I found this a very interesting release as it’ll be beautifully light during the Spring and Summer! Who wants stiff, dark lashes in warmer months right? Something light and natural is perfect and this new formula definately accomplishes that! A hearty rave for this! And of course as with all releases it’s long wearing and smudge proof!

The other items released in the collection that I skipped on were Honey Balm Swirl Lipglosses. These weren’t so appealing to me as I already own some of the Honey Plump Balms.

The Majolook palettes are 1575 yen each and the new Lash Extender is 1260 yen. Sadly expect to pay a huge jack in price if you’re shopping non-retail. A few shops have jacked the price up considerably. Although it deserves to be sad the palettes are worth the price increase!

Overall, the new Spring Collection from MJ most definately gets a YAY from me and a Muse Approved sticker!

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Maybe I’m bias and just a lover of MJ in general but this is most definately a favorite for me this Spring!

Want it?
Have it already?
Loving it?

Speak to the Muse!

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Watch some MuseTV featuring a Spotlight on MJ! Click!

Click here to read about the MJ Website update for Spring!

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to see my impressions and review of the MJ Holiday Collection!

Happy Reading!

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Demeter Necco Sweettarts Collection

Demeter is busy getting ready for Valentine’s Day it appears! They’ve released three new Cologne Sprays inspired by Sweettarts Candy!

Each 1oz bottle is $20 USD each and the scents are available in body lotion, shower gel, etc…if you’re wanting to layer!

As cute as these are I doubt I’ll be indulging! Descriptions for the scents was taken from the Demeter website.

Call Me
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An unusual combination of lemon zest, jasmine, honeysuckle, water lotus and white rose, this scent is simply irresistible to anyone who comes in contact with it.

Love Me
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The most delicate of the Necco Sweethearts, this is a transparent and light fruity floral containing orange, lemon, bergamot, peach, white rose, ylang, subtle skin musk and soft vanilla, to be shared, but only up close and personal.

Be My Valentine
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A unique, sparkling scent with peach skin, strawberry leaf, caramelized sugar and ylang ylang that captures the magic of Valentine’s Day itself in a bottle, all year around.

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Ulta Exclusive: Stila Lipglaze Trio

I’ve found myself deeply in lust with Stila Lipglaze lately so when I came across a trio for $20 at Ulta I knew they’d soon end up in my cart!

You seriously can’t go wrong for $20 bucks! Three lipglazes in various shades of gorgeous! Two sets are available and you know the Muse wants both!

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I find these pigmented enough to wear on their own or over lipstick plus they are less tacky then a MAC Lipglass!

Wish List anyone?

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Pointless (and scary) Products: Lip Scrub

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This thing scares me.

I’ve run across scrubs for my lips before but never a scrub that was disguised as a lipstick. Is it me or does it scare you too?

I’m imagining it’s quite like applying lipstick with a razor blade. Seriously who buys this? I get really chapped lips in the winter that are red and flaky but I haven’t reached the point of desperation that I’m reaching for my tube of “lip scrub”.

I’m just scared.

Someone hold me.

Another pointless product brought to you by the Muse!

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