Posts From May 2008

Too Faced Summer Collection 2008: Decade of Glamour

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Too Faced is celebrating 10 glamorous years of makeup with it’s Summer 2008 Collection. I’d have thought that an anniversary of 10 years would warrant a bit of a better collection than this but there are a few interesting items you might be interesting in!

Decade of Glamour Kit $40 USD
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Weighting in at $40 USD the Decade of Glamour Kit gets props from me for being cute but let’s face the facts, it’s a mess waiting to happen. I seen the kit at my local Sephora and it’s adorable but everything is embedded into a cardboard style palette which opens and closes with flap covers. Another words using the powder, glosses, etc…will make for a messy situation once you close the flaps if you’re not careful! There are detachable items in the kit such as a mascara and lip injection Adorable, yes. Conventional, no.

The kit includes:
6 Eyeshadows
2 Lipsticks
2 Lipglosses
1 Bronzing Powder
1 Blush Duo
1 Lash Injection Mascara
1 Lip Injection
1 Beauty Balm

Mineral Water Eye Brightener $18 USD
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This caught my eye. I’m always looking for ways to refresh my eye area and make me look awake! I have a review ready to post for this shortly!

Single Eyeshadow $16 USD
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Not sure why but they are re’pimping single eyes shadows….um ok?

Blotting Sheets $12 USD
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I don’t think these are new either but I’m unsure and I’m not spending $12 bucks on blotting paper anyway!

Tanning Bed in a Tube $21.50 USD
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And finally in extension to their body tanner they have introduced a bronze cream tanner for the face!

I think I can safely skip it all! Aside from the Mineral Water (see my entry below for a review on this) which I was tempted by and purchased. As for the rest it looks sadly lacking!

How about you?

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Too Faced Mineral Water Review

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Too Faced has a new eye pencil out and available with it’s Summer Collection. The pencil is entitled Mineral Water and is basically a dupe to Benefit’s Eye Bright Pencil.

I picked this up on a whim because my concealer tends to wear off towards the end of the day and this promises to refresh and brighten my eye area up. Benefit’s Eye Bright promises the same thing however the Too Faced version says it’ll also de-puff and improve firmness and elasticity. The de-puff action totally sold me as my eyes have been suffering from puffiness for a while now sadly!

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Well..

It doesn’t live up too all it claims that’s for sure.

This is actually made up of 35% mineral water and promises to feel refreshing and cooling on the eye area. I was thinking with that much water content in the product that it would be extremely moisturizing and easy to blend. Not the case. After swiping under my eyes with it I didn’t feel much of a cooling feeling and blending was the typical heartache of tugging around a bit to get it all smoothed out.

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De-puffing? Naaa that claim definately is false. I experienced nothing in the ways of de-puffing my eyes.

Now the color of this is a nude/beige which is supposed to be flattering on most skin tones but if you want to be realistic this is definately not going to work if you’re tanned, medium, or dark. It’s mostly geared towards a fairer skin type or medium fair.

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When all is said and done I’d say that this is probably a nice item to have around for a quick touch up and go. It’s tiny and fits nice and compact in your purse. It’s not a messy liquid and a few swipes from the pencil does indeed cover up tired eyes.

Is it worth the $18 USD price tag? I’m not sure. I like the fact that it’s easy for touching up but it definately doesn’t live up to the hype of de-puffing, improving firmness, making me appear like I had 8 hours of sleep, etc….

This one isn’t Muse Approved for purchase but it is interesting to say the very least and maybe something you want to try out for yourself!

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Tried it?

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Naughty Nauticals & DazzzleGlass FOTD: Mutiny Meets Love Alert

Not sure I completely love this as the blending came out awful since Mutiny isn’t finely milled but I had fun with it and I guess that’s what counts!

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What I Used:

Eyes:
MAC Pigment in Mutiny
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Electric
T’estimo Frame Impact Eyes Palette in 02
Majorca Majolica Mascara

Lips:
MAC Dazzleglass in Love Alert

Face:
Jill Stuart Blush in Aurora Rose
MAC Pro Blush in Salsa Rose
T’estimo Loose Powder Blush in WT-04

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Click here to view my other Dazzleglass and Naughty Nautical Combo!

Click here to view my FOTD using Submarine and Bell-Bottom Blue!

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Fake Jill Stuart Palettes

Unbelievable. I just read about this on Risser’s blog and I was absolutely gobsmacked. It appears that a few fake Jill Stuart Palettes have popped up on a yahoo auction. The seller appears to be in Hong Kong.

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One of my original Jill Stuart Palettes:
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Amazing how alike these look right? Even down to the plastic cover sheet! Wow. Just wow. It was pointed out that the only thing missing from the fakes is the Jill Stuart logo on the bottom right hand corner of the open palette! If you see my photo and compare it to the fakes you’ll notice the logo is missing! Interesting.

I’m absolutely astounded.

Can you believe this?

I can’t help but look at the palettes and think how great the color combos are though hehe! I’m awful aren’t I?

Honestly, the boxes and compact looks freaking awesome for a fake don’t they!?

You can read some rants about this seller by clicking here.

But seriously this is just fascinating. The things people do!

So beware kiddies when bidding on auctions from another country! I bid on abroad auctions all the time so this might be an eye opener for me!

Thanks to Risser for keeping us in the know! Risser explains in her post that it’s common for MAC and Bobbi Brown to pop up with counterfeit items but it’s not everyday you see Jill Stuart being duped like this!

This is rather sad for people who are new to the brand, not knowing the color selection and buying these blindfolded and being screwed over! Very sad!

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DazzleGlass and Naughty Nauticals FOTD

Looking rough today. Sorry! Bit tired but really wanted to share a DazzleGlass FOTD!

P.S. Click the image for a larger view of the picture so you can see the beauty that is DazzleGlass (and excuse my brows they are a mess and need a pluck *blush*)!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Maquillage Mascara
MAC Pigment in Lovely Lily
MAC Pigment in Lark About
MAC Eyeshadow in Illegal Cargo
MAC Dual Ended Eye Pencil in Fab Orchid/Dash Lily

Lips:
MAC DazzleGlass in Date Night

Face
MAC Pro Blush in Full Fuschia

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