Posts From July 2008

Bobbi Brown Mauve Collection Sneak Peek

I see a sneak peek below of the new Bobbi Brown Mauve Collection!

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Excited?

Me too!

My love and lust for Bobbi continues lately after I spotted the the Bobbi Brown Mauve Collection for Fall. Although the Mauve Collection didn’t call out to me I still felt like I might need to test drive it out for myself before making any rash decisions about it!

I’m sure glad I did as I’m beginning to love it! Expect my review sometime this week!

For now I’ll leave you with the details about this collection to whet your appetite after my tease sneak peek on the collection above!

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The collection consists of a wide variety of interesting shades that are most flattering for the upcoming Fall season. Although I’m not a huge fan of neutral shades the Mauve Face Palette has caught my eye for some reason or another. The collection pretty much focuses on the elegance of simplicity in purple, brown, gray, and mauve colors.

Not exactly exciting bold colors but as you can see from the model’s promo image she does manage to pull off a certain elegant, natural beauty look which is why the palette intrigued me. This is very grown up makeup for the Muse’s tastes.

Count me curious!

I’ll be reviewing some of the collection soon and you’ll be pretty surprised at what I have to say about it!

Bobbi Brown’s Mauve Collection is available now at your local counters and from Bobbi Brown’s website!

See more of the Mauve Collection by clicking here!

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Catch up on past Bobbi Brown Collections by clicking around below!

Click here to read about the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection!

Click here to read about the Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Collection!

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Reader’s Request: Urban Decay Eye Shadow Swatches

A lovely reader requested swatches of Urban Decay eye shadows in Midnight Cowboy and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again!

I forgot who asked for these *blush* but here you go! Hope it helps! These are two of my favorite shades from Urban Decay!

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Bourjois Paris 10 Hour Sleep Effect

Laura, my little shopping angel, from across the pond has done the Muse a big service yet again and sent me over some Bourjois Paris 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation.

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Thanks Laura the Muse hearts you! I’ve come to one of two conclusions. Laura either owns her own private jet or she has wings. She mailed the package on June 19th and it was in my mailbox less than 4 days later! Damn that’s some seriously quick airmail!

Gorgeous cards from Laura are happily littering my desk and fridge! *Mwah* Thanks Laura!
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Anyway!

Since Bourjois Paris refuses to gift our lowly country with good cosmetics I must depend on the help of beautiful English people to get me what I need. Like Hi-Tech Rouge, 10 Hour Sleep Effect has not yet hit our shores. For shame! And the way things are going I fear they never will……….

Honestly, I can’t recall a time when Bourjois Paris had ever had a liquid foundation available here have you? Maybe I have to think back really far hmmmm…..Well maybe as they do have the Matt Lovely Foundation but aside from that….Nope can’t think of anything else!

10 Hour Sleep Effect is one of two liquid foundations Bourjois Paris has available within the UK at the moment the other one being Reboosting Collagen Foundation. Both make mighty claims of evening out our dull, uneven skin tone, covering dark circles with a single stroke, and making us look flawless and gorgeous.

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Well the fact of the matter is they can claim all this and more but until I try it I won’t believe it.

Which is where Laura comes into play. She was kind enough to head on down to her local Boots and pick me up the Bourjois Paris 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation although the Reboosting Collagen Foundation seemed interesting enough the appeal of 10 hours of sleep in a simple pump sounded much more desirable plus I’m not yet sporting any fine lines on my face so it seemed like the more logical choice of the two.

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It’s a very fluffy, soft, light foundation that gives excellent coverage while evening out skin tone and giving your face a beautiful flawless finish.

Can you believe it?

It’s true!

Did that sound too much like a commercial? Oops sorry!

It’s actually a very flattering and interesting foundation. Although the color is a strange light peach shade it actually does blends smoothly in and gives a wake up call to your skin! I was shocked how well it worked on my medium-fair skin!

I got the lightest shade available but it does come in a variety of colors to suit most skin types. Although the peachy look of the foundation had me wondering how well it would work on my skin tone turns out I had naught to worry about because it does wonderfully well at providing decent coverage while waking up my dull skin.

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My skin normally goes dull in the Summer months due to a variety of reasons including the sun, weather, etc…..I’m always seeking a lighter foundation in during the warm weather and this is perfect. The formula is very light yet moisturizing enough for the dry spots on my face. It has a lovely, light fragrance and it comes in a wonderful little pump bottle which gives just the right amount of product when pressed!

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I think it’s safe to say this could be called a bit of a Budget Beauty find as it’s under $20 USD or so. I don’t think you can get a cheaper foundation that actually works well for a better price.

I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re seeking a heavy, pigmented foundation as it’s more of a sheer, buildable coverage that gives skin a glowy look while creating a smooth, flawless foundation for your makeup.

Another words if you have major flaws to cover this probably won’t be something you want to shell out for! However, if you do like a light coverage that’s both moisturizing and offers light to medium coverage this is definately worth your time.

I’m slapping a hearty Muse Approval on it because I’m loving it at the moment! I like the finish of my face after use, I like how long wearing it is, I’m loving how it wakes up my dull skin and gives me a just scrubbed my face look, and I love the nice, inexpensive price tag!

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The Muse says it’s worth having a look at!

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Discover more light Summer coverage by clicking through some of my past reviews!

Click here to discover why I love Too Faced Magic Wand Illuminating Foundation!

Discover the healthy, flawless finish I achieved using Peter Thomas Roth’s Un-Wrinkle Foundation Powder!

Want more Bourjois Paris?

Click here to read my recent review of Bourjois Paris Rouge Hi-Tech Lip Stain!

Read about the Bourjois Paris Fall Release from last year by clicking through my Fall Roundup post!

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Napoleon Perdis Steals and Deals: The French Riviera Gift Set Review

A few weeks ago I had blogged about Napoleon Perdis’s demise from Sephora. Although I’m not the biggest fan in the world of his makeup I couldn’t resist a sale so I decided to grab a few odd pieces from Sephora’s website as it was all marked down 50%! Seriously, even if I hate something I can’t miss out on a steal and a deal. Am I the only one that feels that way? Hells you can sell me snow in the Summer if you said it was 50% off!

I purchased quite a few things but I’ll only be featuring one in this review today. For some odd reason or another Urban Decay has changed my outlook on bronzers in a major way. Since my love affair with Urban Decay’s Baked Bronzer has escalated I find myself checking out bronzers here and there on occasion.

So when I ran across the Napoleon Perdis French Riviera for $15 USD I decided I’d give it a whirl! Can’t lose much for the price right?

The set came in a rather nicely made bright box and included French Riviera bronzer, Madam Curl Peep Show Mascara, and Satin Lips Lip Gloss in French Riviera.

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I’ll be honest and admit I purchased the kit because I loved the burnt orange glow of the lovely lip gloss! I couldn’t take my eyes off of it! It’s truly a fab shade! However, to my delight and shock I ended up loving the entire kit!

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Who could have known I actually like something from Napoleon Perdis Collection! For shame on me for calling him a umpa lumpa! I take back any bad thing I’ve ever said about Napoleon Perdis…temporarily anyway!

The bronzer in this kit was a particularly scary orange, brown, oh my god I can’t believe it’s not butter shade that the Muse normally avoids however turns out that it works pretty good on my skin and gives me a healthy peachy flush!

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The mascara it’s actually good too! This gets better and better doesn’t it? The mascara is a solid mascara that offers volume and nice curl with good staying power and no smudging!

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And of course the best piece of the collection the gorgeous gloss which is pigmented and gorgeous! The color is a cross between burnt orange and a deep coral!

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I simply love how three simple pieces of cosmetic created a gorgeous look on my face this morning! I used the bronzer on my face and eyes, curled my lashes and applied the mascara, swiped some of the gloss on, and I was looking fresh and Summer-like!

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The kit is worth the $15 USD I spent on it! A few months ago at the original price I’d have passed it up quickly enough since I hate bronzers and the price wasn’t quite right enough to make me spill the cash on something that I was only loving the gloss from! But since it was on sale I’m happy to say this was a nice splurge!

I’ve seen a few Sephora’s with at least ten or more of these in stock so definately head on out and check it out for yourself!

The Muse says it’s worth some of your time!

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Fall Collections 2008: Too Faced Smoke & Mirrors

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Summer goes by way too fast as it is but when I start seeing updates on the new Fall Collections as quickly as the middle of June I begin to feel like its all over already!

Too Faced has updated it’s website with it’s new Fall Collection for 2008 already which is entitled Smoke & Mirrors.

The collection consists of several items ranging from gloss to eyeshadow but one item in particular that caught my eye that will likely make an appearance on my wish list is the new Smoky Eye Palette.

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I couldn’t love this more for it’s simplicity value alone! The kit includes not only everything you need for the perfect smokey eye look but also three instruction cards for creating three chic looks! I always struggle with creating a simple, sexy smokey eye so the kit is ideal and idiot proof! The Muse likey makeup that doesn’t require alot of brain power!

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$32 USD and you can be well on your way to creating smokey eye perfection with a little help from your friends at Too Faced. The Too Faced Smoky Eye palette is available now from Too Faced and Sephora.

See more of the Too Faced Fall Collection by clicking here!

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Discover more smokey eye goodies by clicking through some popular past posts!

Click here to read a review about the Pop Smokey Eye Palette!

Revisit my haul from MAC’s Smoke Signal Color Story!

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to discover an awesome brush from Bare Escentuals that perfects the perfect “V” for your smokey eye looks!

Read my ravings about Stila’s Smokey Eye Palettes!

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