Posts From January 2009
The Muse is quite busy loving all over the Korres Natural Product line. I’m been terribly impressed with everything I’ve tried from Korres lately and next on my hit list of fab finds from Korres is the Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser. Love!
This product has the potential to replace all my beloved cleansing oils and my HG (holy grail) Philosophy Purity Cleanser.
Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser is a cocktail of vegetable derived soap substitutes with oat proteins that are a gentle cleansing solution for the skin which removes makeup, moisturizes, and deep cleans, all without dehydrating the skin and washing clean away.
Absolutely love this cleanser for the simple fact it doesn’t dry my skin out. This alone makes it worth it’s weight in gold. My skin is a bit picky when it comes to cleansers and it dries out terribly with certain brands. For years now I’ve been using Philosophy Purity, Kose Airy Whip, or an oil based cleanser for makeup removal and on a rare occasion a powder wash when I’m feeling lazy. These items I’ve found to work well for me and keep the dry evil flakes at bay. I can safely add Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser to my line up now as it’s extremely gentle, removes everything from my face, and doesn’t dry my skin out.
The formula is a runny gel base which lathers very little. I honestly don’t like foaming cleansers anyway so the fact that it barely lathers is a plus for me. It has a soft, faint fresh smell which makes it great for anyone who hates scented skincare products. To use the product you simply dampen your face and apply a small amount of cleaner to your face, rubbing in circles to melt away your makeup, rinse and you’re left with clean, glowing skin. It rinses off your skin well without any residue and leaves behind nice, soft skin with no trace of makeup
If you’re looking for a bells and whistles kinda cleanser this is not it but if you’re like me and just want something simple, deep cleaning, and a product that won’t strip your skin, then this is simply an outstanding product because it does all that.
Who should try it?
- Anyone who loves a good, simple cleaner that works without stripping your skin!
- Anyone who has a problem with cleansers making your skin tight or dry
- Those who like a basic cleanser that offers deep cleaning
All in all I simply loved this. I was figuring it out at a price of $21 USD it actually works out almost the same if I purchase an 8oz size of Philosophy Purity. I’m getting a little less product for the price but I love the cleanser so much I really don’t mind the switch.
I’m Muse Approving Korres White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser for purchase as it’s outstanding. Really likey this one ladies! Try it out for yourself, it’s a winner.
Have you tried this cleanser?
Do tell me, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
Find out more @ Korres
Get your Spring cosmetic wardrobe on with the Victoria’s Secret Spring Look Makeup Collection.
It’s kinda different for Victoria’s Secret to release a complete gift set for Spring. Normally they focus on a shimmering makeup line almost every Spring with each product sold separately. It’s nice to see an entire set for Spring all sold together in one kit.
The Spring Look Makeup Collection Includes:
- Victoria’s Secret Lipgloss in Blush
- Victoria’s Secret Eye Shadow Quad
- Victoria’s Secret Highlighter/Blush Duo in Fresh
- Victoria’s Secret High-Def Mascara
- A white makeup bag with the Victoria’s Secret emblem on it and an attached mirror
The colors all look very fresh and Spring-like with a strong focus on pink. I’m all about pink for the Spring so this definately appeals. Overall, it looks like quite a cute little selection of goodies for one or two complete Spring looks!
The kit is $49 USD and available now at Victoria’s Secret
$50 bucks for a lipstick? I’m thinking it better get up and dance for that price!
Sisley Phyto Lip Shine is a lightweight intensely moisturizing lipstick that’s lightweight and leaves lips supple, smooth, soft, and protected.
At $50 USD this kinda of treatment doesn’t come cheap but damn if the Muse isn’t intrigued and left wanting some for her very self. Considering the weather is ridiculously cold at the moment I can always use a little something extra to keep my dry lips happy and comfortable.
Please can it be Phyto Lip Shine now?
The Muse thinks she might indulge in at least one color as she figures she’ll only live once and might as well see what a $50 dollar lipstick feels like! Damn it I bet I’ll love it and be forced to buy more…..not cool.
Gagging to try their new lipstick?
Tell the Muse!
So here it is….that scary question of whether you prefer cheaping it out with drugstore cosmetics and finding golden nuggets among epic fails or are you a counter girl who prefers high end to low end?
The Muse happens to be a counter girl and rarely ventures far from it. She’s all about high end skincare, haircare, and cosmetics. Sadly, it’s very rare I find drugstore products that work. If I think about it I can probably shell out $50 or more dollars before finding a single item at my local drugstore that works. For that I might as well just head to my local Sephora and pick up the item that I know will get the job done and not having to go through a dozen or more products I can’t test or return at a drugstore!
I’m not dissing on lower end cosmetics nor am I saying higher end are easy to afford but I just personally feel like about 85% of drugstore cosmetics, skincare, and haircare are simply rubbish in my humblest opinion and I’d rather spend the extra $ on a counter brand. For example I can probably get a quad from say L’Oreal at my local drugstore for around $8.99 or less….chances are it’s not a great formula, doesn’t blend well, and isn’t really all that pigmented. I might as well just throw in the extra $5 bucks or so and snag a single pigmented eyeshadow from MAC and be all the happier for it!
This isn’t to say all drugstore brands are bad because I’m found a few gems here and there myself.
So the Muse is in the “not to cheap” category.
How about you?
Love your drugstore cosmetics?
Can’t get enough of the higher end counter brands?
Tell the Muse!
Anyone up for a little bit more of the Smashbox Muse Collection? The Muse is all about “her” collection and is loving it so far! Today I’m bringing you a review of the Smashbox Muse Lip Paint in Luminary.
A new gloss line was introduced with the Smashbox Muse collection which are the limited edition Lip Paints. These glosses offer a tiny hint of color while delivering shine to the lips. The lack of color variety does somewhat disappoint but taking into consideration that these are limited edition I think it’s safe to say that three color selections are a plenty.
The color I was busy testing out this week was Luminary which is a shimmering nude peach shade. Mmm slightly scared of those nudes shades but test I did and I came up with a few takes on the gloss.
First off I was slightly unhappy with the formula of the gloss as it wasn’t particularly glossy and had a tiny bit of a dryness to it. Hmmm, I know..dryness you say Muse? But I can’t think of another way to describe the formula, it’s simply very dry without the normal glossiness one assosicates with lipgloss. After all that’s why it’s called gloss right? Because it’s glossy. This isn’t so very glossy sadly however it is a rather nice shade which adds a touch of golden, peachy shimmer to lips. It’s not pigmented enough to work on it’s own so I do suggest prepping with a bit of stain or lipstick prior to use and topping with this for a nice sparkly finish.
For the most part I do think the name is slightly misleading because I was thinking that these would be a pigmented gloss with a brush applicator however turns out it’s a sponge tip applicator and a very sheer gloss. I dunno, I just associate paint with pigment I suppose?
Overall I do think the gloss had a fab finish and I can’t deny it looks mighty nice on my lips when paired with a warmer makeup look but I was just slightly disappointed with the overall formula and lack of pigmentation. The Muse thinks she might try indulging in one more shade before deciding if it’s a hit with her or a miss!
Sportin’ Smashbox Lip Paint in Luminary
Have you tried any of the Smashbox Muse Collection yet?
Tell the Muse!