Posts From March 2008
I’m on a freaky Pop trip lately! I can’t seem to get enough of it!
Today I wanted to review the Pop Eye Cake I got because it’s so awesome and I wants more colors! Now!
I was lucky enough to test out the Pop Eye Cake in Bright Pink this week and I created so many looks with it tis ridiculous. It only contains 5 colors but you can do so much with the colors that you end up creating 20 different looks or more with one little compact! Sweet!
First of all the packaging is uber cute. It reminds me of Cargo’s packaging as it comes in a cute little tin which is great for knocking around your purse as it won’t spill, break, or open! Each Eye Cake is $19 USD which evens out to less then $4 USD per a color in the tin. These come in 13 or so color combinations so you have plenty of variety when selecting what you want. Bright pinks, blues, golds, you name it and Pop has you covered.
The pink is perfect for me because I truly think pink is my most flattering shade. All the colors are somewhat matte aside from one shimmering shade which you can use as an undercoat or overcoat for a bit of sparkle and shimmer! The pinks range from light, dark, and deep. There happened to be a bluish gray color in with my pinks which worked well as a bottom eye liner for one of the looks I created using this but I’m still in high debate how else to incorporate it in with so much pink!
Looks you can create range from bold to natural it’s all up to how many colors you use, how heavily you pack on color, and what you’re looking to create. Colors are good quality and pigmented and they blend a nice little treat!
Honestly, I’m loving this little guy and want a few more of the colors available! As I get older I find that I lean more towards buying palettes like this to avoid the drama of packing a ton of makeup when I travel! This sincerely simplifies life because the colors just all work well together. Ease of use is sincerely a plus when you’re running around in the morning!
I’d say the Pop Eye Cake is Muse Approved for purchase!
Check out Pop’s website for other combinations available!
Click here to sneak a peek at Pop’s Day to Play palette which I’ll be reviewing very soon!
If you missed it, I happened to review Pop’s Rose Belle Blush palette last week! Click here to catch up on that review!
When I did my original post for Heatherette swatches I was having a difficult time getting a light enough image of the beauty powders so I swatched them on white paper!
Hope this helps for those of you curious about the Beauty Powder colors!
I also forgot to do the pigment swatch so that’s here as well 😉
Top to Bottom: Pink Pearl Pigment, Alpha Girl Beauty Powder, and Smooth Harmony Beauty Powder
Good Morning Lovies!
You may (or may not) have noticed that Musings has undergone a few minor changes. One important change for me was having a new domain name setup. You can now find Musings of a Muse at it’s new address, www.musingsofamuse.com!
Yay! Exciting! If you by chance link me on your site if you could please as a personal favor to me update your link to reflect the change I’d be extremely grateful!
Secondly, you’ll notice my layout changed a tiny bit. I felt like my three columns were a bit cluttered so I now have a column on the left and a column on the right and finally my posts are smack in the middle!
Thirdly, I’ve added a cbox off to the right hand side of my column which you can use to comment randomly or just to say hey!
I have a few ads up as well! If you find these irritating do let me know and I’ll try to come up with something else as I never want Musings to be about “commercial” or “corporate”. That’s not my aim with Musings at all so if you feel overwhelmed by ads you should tell me and I’ll do everything I can to reduce the clutter so you can have the content you come here for!
I’ve temporarily moved my live chat room. I know it’s been ages since I held a live chat but I promise I’ll be adding it up soon and having a live chat
A few items that are upcoming as you know are the Musings forum and some podcasts as well!
That’s about it!
I hope you’re as excited as I am about the changes! Maybe they’ll make your life a bit easier too when browsing around here as I believe it’s better organized now!
Much Love and Hugs,
From your Muse.
Here are a few releases on the shores of beautiful Japan that won’t be available stateside.
I’m debating with myself whether I need these. The price scares me slightly as it’s about $20 USD more then what I’d pay here in the US but both items are gorgeous aren’t they?
A very beautiful friend of mine is doing my shopping for me as she lives in Tokyo but it’s so difficult for me to decide if I really need these!
Ugh choices, choices!
Obsessed with Givenchy?
Tell the Muse!
My love for Bobbi knows no bounds lately. I’ve done a complete 180 and I’m the biggest fan Bobbi ever did have.
I can’t believe I went from bitchin’ how bad her products were (or at least some I tried) to how fantastic they are!
I guess I seriously didn’t give her stuff a chance because lately I’m an utter convert, fan, and lover.
I wanted to do a comparison review this week of Bobbi’s Cream Compact Foundation vs. MAC Moisture Blend Foundation. But since I splurged some cash on Bobbi’s Cream Compact I thought it would be a bit ridiculous and obscene of me to go buy some MAC Moisture Blend just to compare the two. I may still do so as I’m sick enough to go buy some out of the sake of curiosity but for now you’ll have to settle for my review of Bobbi’s Foundation.
First off I should mention I don’t need a face full of coverage. If I had to go around with an entire load of mineral powder on my face all day or a ton of liquid foundation on you might as well shoot me dead in the head Zombie style.
Seriously the idea of having all that on my face all day scares me. I guess there may very well be a bit of irony in that statement considering I pack on eye color like I’m going to a rave but hey eye color and tons of foundation are two very separate things people!
Secondly, it deserves to be mentioned that I have some serious dry skin going on due to the cold weather. I’m a combination skin that gets oily come Summer and dried out in the Winter so using a cream foundation is an absolute life saver during colder weather!
Bobbi Brown’s Cream Foundation promises flawless coverage, long wear, and relief for dry skin. Hey, I’m all over all three of those things!
I think this is actually made with a mature lady in mind that has drier skin, wrinkles, etc….however it’s relief for my dry skin.
I normally use a cream foundation anyway so I had no reason to adjust to this or learn how to use it etc…My normal foundation is the Morgen Schick Hide and Highlight palette which is something you have to pry out of my cold, dead hands one day but I will say that Bobbi’s Cream Foundation is slowly become a fast favorite that may very well end up topping my list soon!
The formula is extremely easy to blend and is highly moisturizing. I use Bobbi’s foundation brush to apply to the inner corner of my nose and blend slowly outwards. I apply a bit to the shadows around my chin and shadows found under my nose, above my lip line.
That’s it done.
Coverage is beautiful and as flawless as promised! It also happens to last about 7-8 hours without touch up which really makes me do cart wheels! Sweet! 8 hours of continuous wear? The Muse likey!
The compact has a sponge applicator it comes with as well which can be stored under the cream as it’s a flip top which makes for ease of touch ups during the day if you please.
It goes on wonderfully smooth and my skin is quite happy afterwards as it doesn’t flake up as a powder would. It just sinks in and creates a lovely canvas for my makeup!
I originally purchased Sand but it was way BEIGE! Holy cow! I swapped up for Porcelain and that’s perfect.
All in all definately worth my $40! I’m super happy with the results and the beautiful look of my skin when using this. If you have dry skin this is something you definately, sincerely need to try!
Do you use cream foundation?
Have you tried this?
Love Bobbi Brown?
Tried MAC’s Moisture Blend? The Muse is curious tell me about this!
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Showing Bobbi more love when I tested, reviewed, and tried out the Metallics Palettes! Click here to read!
Click here to read my Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner Review!
Click here to read my entire review of the Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Collection!
Click here to read my review on the Bobbi Brown Concealer Palette!
Want more Bobbi Brown?
Click on “Bobbi Brown” in the categories and be whisked away to all my entires on Bobbi Brown Cosmetics!