Posts From March 2008
You may recall that I had was in with all of the Lunasol Geminate Eye Palettes when they were introduced. I went nuts and just said to myself “MUST have all!”
At the time I recall my good mate Iris from Rouge Deluxe saying she liked the Diamond palette the least. At the time Iris had purchased me the Diamond palette and I was in agreement with her that it was probably not as nice as the others plus would be a bit sheer as well! It’s rare I’m in disagreement with anything she says so I was definately on the bandwagon that this particular palette wasn’t as beautiful as the rest of the lineup!
However, I beg to change my opinion! It’s become a fast favorite of mine the times I’ve used it and I’ve created some ultra stunning, shimmery looks with it!
I love, love, love how the colors all just work so well together!
This is what I created a few days ago when using it:
It’s quite nice but it’s a bit of shimmer overload! My fallout was a mess! Oh well I’m still enjoying all the glittery bits and pieces!
What I Used:
MAC Blush in Full Fuchsia
Lunasol Geminate Palette in Diamond
MJ Lash Extender Spring Edition
KATE Loose Eyeshadow in PK1
Kate Loose Eyeshadow in SV1
Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in Pink Raspberry
Ettusais Glitter Pink Lipgloss
The looks used in the Sephora Catalog are up with How To’s on the Sephora site! I love, love, love that they do this for the last few catalogs! I’m always generally curious what was used on the model and prior to the last few catalogs you had to play the guessing game! The fact that they put together a quick list of what was used is awesome plus a little “how to” is always appreciated!
Click the picture for details on what was used and how to create it! Happy duping!
I won’t be recreating any of these as I’m definately not talented enough but if anyone does do shoot me a comment or an e-mail! I’d love to see!
Bare Escentuals has a new QVC exclusive kit available for $45 USD entitled Tropical Paradise. This looks interesting although the price is scaring me slightly! You may recall me ranting previously about the slight increase that I’ve noticed in BE as of late.
The set includes 7 items total which are:
- Citron Glimmer
- Beach Goddess Glimmer
- Mineral-Infused Lip Guard Tropical Beach
- Allover Face Color in Tropical Radiance
- Tapered Shadow Brush
- Angled Face Brush
- White Resort Makeup Sunglass Case
Rant, rant, rant goes the Muse. $45 USD normally gets me a hell of a lot more from BE then 7 items but ok I guess. This collection looks promising aside from the price! I’m loving the aqua bluish tint of Beach Goddess and I think it complements the yummie yellow shade perfectly!
Honestly, I’m not bothering myself purchasing the set but I will defintely hound around E-bay in search of the two glimmers as they appear to be the best of the lot of items in the kit!
If you’d like to order it type in Item Number A71589 at QVC.
Wish Listing it?
Tell the Muse!
Click here to read my first impressions of BE’s Classic Rock Collection!
Click here to read a review of BE’s Beautifully Luminous Lashes!
Click here to read my first impressions of the BE Platinum Collection!
Click here to read my review of the BE Lippie Set!
Here’s one for the Lestat fans (there have to be one or two of you out there in cosmetic land).
It appears Anne Rice is returning to her roots and giving Lestat some much needed air to breath, he’s been buried up in his tomb for far too long and many of his fans miss him (the Muse does!). Anne Rice spoke to Time Magazine recently and promises one more book for Lestat.
It interests me she’ll be breathing life back into Lestat but I fear for Lestat’s return as from the article’s tone it appears Lestat will be released back into the head storm of Anne Rice’s religious hurricane (I’m an atheist, no I’m not, yes I am, no I’m not!)!
If you’ve been buried under a rock for 12 years or you’re just not a big reader you probably haven’t noticed the lack of blood dripping from Anne Rice novels as of late. That’s simply because Anne Rice is no longer an atheist and “re-found” the catholic church. In short terms, this meant she’d buried the Vampire Chronicles and ‘the evil” it created for her and she’d take on the new adventure of writing about Christ’s life. I can’t make this stuff up it’s all completely true. A lady that was writing about Sleeping Beauty in Bondage a few years ago is now a hardcore Christian…I dunno..whatever floats your boat I guess…stranger things have happened right?
I haven’t been a fan of Anne in a while in all honesty. Her work began a downward spiral a very long time ago and Lestat had long since lost his ability to speak to me since…god…who knows a very long time ago.
I’ve done my duty, as a good fan, and read through everything she’s put out (with much difficulty) over the course of the last several years. Reading Memnoch was at times comparable to root canal surgery with a rusty drill!
I guess we do that from time to time with someone we love reading (King is a good example). We fall under the illusion that the next book out will surely recapture the intense feeling we experienced when we originally read the author’s first book. But it’s never really the case is it?
Lestat’s return won’t happen for a few more years yet I imagine (even the article states as much) but I’ll keep some sort of hope (not a high hope…) alive that he might make a colorful reappearance in her next novel! Who knows maybe Lestat will learn to communicate on the same level with Anne that he used to before Anne went off on her trip to Never Never Land without him.
The Muse looks forwards to the gentleman vampire’s return (even though my gut tells me it’s going to be a very weird trip)!
Cheers Lestat de Lioncourt! High hopes for one last big bang before you disappear off the literary circuit for good.
By the way if you’re really missing the goth you can always appease your hunger by reading Christopher Rice’s dribble…that’s not quite root canal surgery…it’s more alone the lines of brain surgery while you’re fully awake!
I wanted to say a quickie Hello, Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Happy Monday, Etc….Etc…Etc….!
I’m crazy busy today so I haven’t had much time to update, reply to comments, reply to e-mails, etc………!
I owe many people e-mails that I’ll get too soonish! My comment box is overflowing with tons of good stuff from the weekend that I’ll reply to tonight! I got some of it done this morning but at the moment I can’t do the rest as I’m nutty at my office!
As far as updates I got a TON for you guys but haven’t had a chance to either take pics, write reviews, or upload so that will be done tonight as well!
Sorry for my insanity but I wanted to let you guys know why there hasn’t been any updates today!
What to look forward to at Musings of a Muse:
- Review of Benefit Erase Paste
- Some exciting bits from Shu Uemura including a review of some of the new Rebirth Collection
- Givenchy’s Denim Fetiche Collection Review
- Lunasol Diamond Palette FOTD
- Various new releases across the board that have caught the Muse’s eye
- L’occitane en Provence Japanese Cherry Blossom Review
- And much, much, much more…..!
I have quite a few interesting posts up my sleeves for you all so bare with me while I get it all to you shortly!
Hugs from your Muse!