Posts From May 2008
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!
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.
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.
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!
Tell the Muse !
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!
What I Used:
MAC Pigment in Mutiny
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Electric
T’estimo Frame Impact Eyes Palette in 02
Majorca Majolica Mascara
MAC Dazzleglass in Love Alert
Jill Stuart Blush in Aurora Rose
MAC Pro Blush in Salsa Rose
T’estimo Loose Powder Blush in WT-04
Click here to view my other Dazzleglass and Naughty Nautical Combo!
Click here to view my FOTD using Submarine and Bell-Bottom Blue!
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.
One of my original Jill Stuart Palettes:
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!
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*)!
What I Used:
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
MAC DazzleGlass in Date Night
MAC Pro Blush in Full Fuschia
I know, I know. You’re probably tired of my babblings about Pop lately but I can’t help myself they have come out with some truly awesome items lately.
What started out as a few palettes for the eyes has turned into an entire line up of fantastic palette after palette after palette releases that are such a steal!
The newest palette entitled Smokey Rose combines not only a ton of eyeshadows but also gloss and blush this time around! Sweet!
The Muse likey a palette with tons of goodies that covers my entire face! The convenience of a do it all palette thrills me to absolute pieces!
So, What’s the scoop? What do I get?
Let me tell you……..
You get 12 Eyeshadows, 4 Cheek Colors, 2 Lip Colors, and One Dual Ended Brush for $42 USD! That, my dear girls, is a steal in my humblest.
You’d pay close to $35 USD anyway for six shadows or so in a palette! This gives you eyeshadows plus cheek colors plus lip colors plus a brush..what more could you possibly want?!
Lip Color Selection
If you’re on a bit of a budget this is a great palette as it offers so much variety for a small cost. If you’re a no nonsense type of girl that doesn’t like stashing large quantities of cosmetics this would be for you as it has a healthy selection of goodies stowed away in a cute checkbook style wallet!
The shades in the wallet range from darker to medium to lighter. Lighter can be used as a highbrow highlighter or as an all over color wash for prepping the eye area while the darker shades can be used to smoke your eye out or to use as a liner and finally the medium shades can be used on the lid.
You can get very creative with the palette and create dozens of looks!
The blushes range from bronzey to pink and lighter to darker. You can use the darker shades to contour the face and the brighter colors on your cheek bones! The lip colors included are a deep shade of cranberry stain and a lighter glossier pink. The stain gives the appearance of just bitten lips while the glossier nude pink looks gorgeous on top for a bit of shine!
Tips and Trixs for Application:
- Use any of the 4 darker shades as eyeliners to line and define the shape of your eye!
- Apply a medium tuned color onto lid and blend into crease to create a gorgeous look!
- Apply a nude cheek color all over the cheekbone and a pink color on the apples of the cheek only!
- Stain lips with the cranberry stain and dot pastel pink in the middle of the top and bottom lip for a plumper, fuller lip look!
The Muse is loving Pop lately and thinks the newest Smokey Rose Palette is definately gorgeous! The packaging is a gorgeous snap close, faux croc purple wallet with a loop for holding the brush inside. Easy storage! Easy for toting around in your purse!
Pop’s Smokey Rose Palette is most definately Muse Approved for purchase! It’s pigmented, it has a large selection of gorgeous goodies, it’s compact, it comes with it’s own brush….yup, it’s definately Muse Approved!
It’s Mother’s Day soon maybe grab one for your Mum and yourself while you’re at it!
Click to visit Sephora and purchase your Smokey Rose Palette! The Smokey Rose Palette is available exclusively to Sephora and is Limited Edition so grab it while you can!
Click here to read my review on Pop’s Day to Play Palette!
Click here to read my review on Pop’s Rose Belle Blush Palette!
Click here to read my ravings for the Pop Eye Cake!