I was the guest editor for the September issue of The Beauty Ideal this month. I was pretty excited to get this month’s issue together and since I’m such a big lover of autumn I happily themed my issue accordingly!
I worked with some great bloggers and friends to put together a really fun issue. This month’s issue features a ton of great ideas for Fall beauty including tutorials, a video, and tons of great cosmetics to great you ready for the upcoming cooler weather!
I hope you’ll have a look at this month’s Beauty Ideal and tell me what you think! It sure was fun putting it together!
Special thanks to all those bloggers who participated and made the issue a sincerely great one!
Exclusively from Nordstrom Bobbi Brown’s New Long Wear Eye Palette looks gorgeous!
Better later than never at all…or so they tell me!
I’m a bit late and behind with my MAC posts you have to forgive me! I am, as always, a MAC fan girl but for some odd reason I got a bit mucked up when I went on vacation. My MAC Cool Heat post never made it up and my MAC Solar Bits review never got put up either! And by the very way I still have Cult of the Cherry items to blog too! Oops!
Bad Muse, Bad!
However, I figure a review of MAC Solar Bits is definately in order so I might as well slap this up before we all get old and gray (gosh, I think I may already fit part of that description or..all..eep!).
MAC Solar Bits were hailed by the masses and I definately enjoyed grabbing three of the four shades released this Summer however I did have some minor rants and a few raves about this particular style of pigments.
Although these were extremely pigmented with a very interesting texture they were a god awful mess to use sadly. The pigments are not finely milled and are made up of chunky pieces that caused major fall out woes. With a bit of care, patience, and some serious prepping you could create some great looks!
The formula is a good deal different from the standard pigment line. Although the pigmentation and color payoff is about the same as any other MAC pigment you will notice an interesting characteristic Solar Bits possesses. Where as a normal pigment stays one color, Solar Bits had a special knack of morphing into an entirely new hue when you pressed down and began the blending process. Each small curd of pigment would burst upon contact with your brush or sponge applicator and the shade would morph slightly creating a rather interesting effect.
Scatterays paired up with some gold!
Bronzescape on it’s own.
Black Ore creating an unusual effect over some MAC Pigment in Kelly Green!
The colors I have are Bronzescape, Black Ore, and Scatterays.
Bronzescape was a brassy, bronze shade that had a faint shimmer of gold, Scatterays is a soft peachy shade with hints of gold, and Black Ore was an off black with gold. All three shades had faint traces of gold that made them extra special. I’m particularly grateful that I don’t have to tuck these away since the Summer is over, they’ll easily work well into the colder seasons for an interesting smoky eye look especially Black Ore.
Although Solar Bits LOOK bigger they actually aren’t. Each pot is 3.9g/0.14oz in size where as a standard pigment is 7.5g/0.26oz. Interesting little fact for you there.
Although interesting and unique I wasn’t too impressed with Solar Bits and as I mentioned I did find them a bit of a mess to work with.
I definately liked trying these but I’m unsure if it was the color selection or just the product itself that’s not getting a complete WOW for these!
All in all another interesting offering from MAC.
Did you get these?
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MAC Neo Sci-Fi Review
MAC Cult of Cherry Review
MAC Overrich Pigments Review
MAC Color Forums Review
I really do love some of Philosophy’s offerings and the idea of having a cute little packaged box with some of their greater products really appeals to me!
Philosophy’s new “the Natural” Beauty Box contains everything you need to create a super natural, super lovely look!
The box is $75 USD and quite a good deal in my opinion. It’s also a particularly lovely deal do to the fact that you’ll also receive a Hope in a Jar and Amazing Grace Buffing Body Wash sample with your purchase at Nordstroms.
The box contains all of the following items:
Philosophy Purity Cleanser 2oz (The Muse’s favorite cleanser!)
Philosophy The Present Clear Makeup 1oz
Philosophy Supernatural Mineral Blush Duo in Pink/Bronze
Philosophy Supernatural Blush Brush
Philosophy Big Gorgeous Mascara
Philosophy Supernatural Fingerpaints in Cool (I LOVE these things!)
Philosophy Supernatural Lip Pencil in Nude
Philosophy Supernatural Lipgloss in Soft Pink
Philosophy Microdelivery Peel 0.3oz
Philosophy Vitamin C/Peptide Crystals
Although the skincare products are smaller sizes all that makeup items included are full size which makes for a rather nice lot of items at a really wonderful price.
I have many of the items in the box but I sure wish they had introduced this before as I’d have been all over it!
Favorite Philosophy items?
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Philosophy 3 in 1 Shower Gel Bubbly Review
Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser Review
Philosophy Green Apple 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review
Philosophy Microdelivery Wash Review