Posts From March 2008

MAC DazzleGlass Dontcha Want It?

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Oh my gods dontcha want ‘em? I came across this while browsing Bjooti (Click to visit).

I want all of them thank you very much!

God they look amazing!

I hope they have a brush applicator instead of a sponge! I wanna bath in this stuff! No seriously though I think a brush applicator would totally kick it and get the product on in big, yummie, slippery slides! A sponge would suck!

We shall see!

Available from MAC very, very soon but not soon enough for me!

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Revlon Spring Collection 2008

I know, I know. Why the bloody hell am I posting about Revlon? So unlike me. I should put a disclaimer on this post to say I do not buy Revlon.

The reason I’m posting this is because much of my target audience flows in from abroad. I love you yanks but sadly you aren’t my main reader quota.

We tend to take what we can get here in the US for granted and likewise for those of you around the world.

There in lays my inspiration for this post.

Something as simple as Revlon’s Spring Collection may not yet be available around the globe (or available at all for that matter) so it’s my responsibility as a good blogger to inform all my readers outside of the US what happening here in drgustores!

Yay me!

So I came across some of the Revlon Spring Collection at CVS when I was doing some personal shopping for Miss Rows at Mostly Makeup.

Here’s what I came across (hold your applause until the end):

Revlon does this big deal about how limited these are but this isn’t Japan which basically translates as you can get this crap for ages and ages and it never leaves the shelf. How limited is that? I think I’ll sue Revlon for false advertisement! Remember when they released those Just Bitten Lip Stains 500 years ago? Oh sorry it was last year I think! Well those are still hanging around the shelf. Yay for limited edition products!

Anyway!

Here’s the line-up, without further snarky, wise cracking commentary from me!

Floral Affair Sheer Powder Blush Available in 4 Color Selections
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Make a Sheen Eyeshadow Palette Available in 4 Color Selections
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Marble-ous Match Liner Available in 5 Shades
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Soft on the Eye Sheer Loose Powder Eyeshadow Available in 3 Color Selections
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Mix and Mingle Lip Palette Available in 6 Shade Selections
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Prices range from around $6.99-$9.99 USD and most places have buy one get one 50% off type a deals depending on the sale at the tim!

I actually must say that collection is interesting! I won’t personally buy any of it but it does appear rather nice to look at!

So…that’s all folks!

Hope you enjoyed this brief foray into US Drugstore Brands (mind you Revlon is available almost everywhere in the world but unsure if this particular collection has reached shores other then our own here in the US).

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We Have Instant Messenging!

Bless Be! We have live instant messenging!

Finally!

I was seeking a good program and all along it’s been right under my nose!

So what does this mean…?

It means you can speak to me live whenever I am online! Yay! If you look towards my left hand column and scroll down a tiny bit you’ll come across a tiny bubble that reads “Chat with theMuse”. Click it…go on you know you wanna……just be sure your pop up blocker is off!

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A window will pop up and connect you live to me! And we can chat, discuss the weather, makeup, whatever your little heart desires!

As long as the little radio button is “green” that means I may be at my computer and around for a little chitter chatter! When the button is gray it means I’m currently offline!

I’m pretty excited to finally have this available for you guys to use because I get so many questions and emails a day I think this might make things a bit easier!

Hope you enjoy it!

Cheers!

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KATE Glamtrick Palette Review

I’ve gotten alot of comments mentioning KATE as not being pigmented enough or not the best quality, etc…

This made me want to do a review of my own on KATE because it’s one of my favorite Japanese Brands and I think the quality is fantastic!

One of my favorite products in the KATE lineup are the Glamtrick palettes. They are sincerely some of the best quality palettes I’ve come across Japan side. The colors blend fantastically and the smoky eye looks you can create are truly fabulous.

KATE has an edge about it that other brands don’t and this reflects in the darker color selection available from KATE. In particular the Glamtrick palettes sport darker colors used to create very interesting smoky eye looks.

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The Glamtrick palettes contain a total of five colors. One light shade of shadow, one dark contrasting shadow, one base, one liner, and a shimmering shade used over your completed look.

The palettes are at 1600 yen (about $16 USD) and in my personal opinion give alot of bang for your buck!

In order to create each look I used the lightest shade as a base on my entire lid, I proceeded to stroke the next medium shade from my lid to my crease, after this I packed on the darkest in my crease and on half of my top eye lid. To complete my look I lined my bottom and lower lash line with the shadow liner and dusted on a bit of the sparkling/shimmer shadow on top of the entire look and Bob’s your uncle the perfect smoky look!

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KATE has an entire line of various palettes but I thought I’d share the Glamtrick ones with you as they are my favorite in the line! The palettes make creating what I called a “colored” smoky eye look goof proof and they take the smoky look to a new level with interesting shades instead of your standard gray/black look.

KATE’s Glamtrick palettes are most definately Muse Approved for their inexpensive cost, quality and pigmentation, and ease of use!

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Shadow Shields: A Lifesaving Review

I’m struck gold.

Literally.

I’ve come across thee most awesome product in the world of Beauty! This is seriously better then any tool I’ve come across and it’s an utter life saver for me!

I wear many shimmering shades of shadows. Gimme Sparkle! Gimme Glitter! Gimme Shine! I love it! The more the better. But please don’t give me nasty fall out icon sad

Sadly, I’ve never had an easy time of it when it comes to cleaning up fall out. I’ve tried the powder under the eye trick, doesn’t work. I’ve tried blotting it away with a makeup sponge, doesn’t work either. I’ve tried holding a piece of tissue under my eye while applying eyeshadow, no good.

I’ve sincerely tried everything to lessen or eliminate my fall out problem! If you use intensely dark shades or you love sparkle you must have the same problem as me!

I’ve never really had any success in cleaning up fall out. Normally when I try it ends up all over the place. If you’re a big lover of MAC pigments, again, you know what I am talking about!

But have no fear the Muse is here to bring you something to eliminate your fall out and keep your undereye area and cheeks free of shadow fall out!

The wonderful Michelle Villanueva gets the Muse Approved award for creating Shadow Shields. I’ve seriously been looking for a product like this for years and years and years.

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So what are Shadow Shields?

Basically they are tiny little pads that have a stick on back that you place under your eye to catch fall out! w00t! I’m so excited I may spit!

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The pads are half moon shaped and have adhesive all over the back however you only need to remove a little piece of the adhesive to get this on your eye. Somehow, someway the pad fits to the contour of your eye and folds upwards slightly creating a little bowl shape under your eye which catches all your shadow fall out.

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The result?

Beautifully made up eyes minus nasty fall out all over your cheeks and under your eyes!

These work amazingly well however they take some getting used too! I’ve used these a few times already and I’m now Miss Master Pro at using them however my first attempt with these was a tad bit difficult. You have to sort of get used to the forget that you have something stuck under your eye as you work with your shadow. It’s also a little bit clumsy at first when tugging your eye so you can smooth shadow on (I’m a tugger. I slant my eye slightly with my pinky as I apply shadow, liner, etc….). However, after a tiny bit of struggle I finally mastered it and I can now officially say I won’t be able to live without these!

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They seriously made a huge impact on my looks. I normally walk around with fall out everywhere because it’s just so hard to clean it all up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, these helped me create a beautiful look without the stress of bits of eyeshadow and pigment all over the bloody place!

You can get 50 of these for $16.95 USD! That’s a steal in my opinion! Although I will admit to being slightly a cheap-o with them! Why? Because I’ve taken to using one pad for both eyes hehe. I do one eye, peel off my Shadow Shield, and place it under my other eye! So I’m getting quite a bang for my buck with 50 pads! But honestly you don’t need to be stingy as the price is really good for a set of 50, that’s 25 uses!

If you’re a MAC lover or use other pigmented shadows or shimmers you need these. No question. I know many of you love MAC as much as I do and using such highly pigmented eyeshadows causes major fall out so here’s your solution to perfect eyeshadow application each and every time!

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These come with my highest Muse Approval stamp!

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Get them now! You need them! Serious.

Thanks to Michelle for creating every girl’s new best friend! Click here to visit the Shadow Shields site and see a video of how the shadow shields work!

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