Posts From January 2009
OoOooOoo! New Tarte Dark Circle Defense Under Eye Corrector!
Help banish dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines with Tarte’s new paraben-free concealer!
The Muse must haves some. Exclusive to QVC at the moment this set includes the concealer and brush for $32 USD, Item Number A89539
I imagine it’ll pop up sooner or later at Sephora and on Tarte’s website but not with the brush included so it’s probably a good deal to get the set.
I haven’t ordered it yet but it’s on my radar so expect a review soon!
What do you think?
Yay or Nay?
Tell the Muse!
Price cut coming at you pretties!
Check out the Stila Shine On Gift of Glaze Set at Sephora cut from $28 USD down to $22 USD sweet!
Jump ahead for swatches and the Muse’s babblings about this fine deal!
The Muse has LOTS of glosses and a good part of her collection is made up of Stila Lip Glaze! I love the packaging, I love the color selection, and I love the long wearing formula. Fab stuff, Stila Lip Glaze! I normally hate lip brushes with a passion but I’m regular fond of the lip brush applicator on Stila Lip Glaze. Twist up, slick on, and Bob’s your uncle! Beautiful pigmented shine! I absolutely adore I don’t have to stain my lips prior to use as the product is plenty pigmented to work on it’s own. It wears ALL day long as well which is a complete plus for lazy bums like myself who fail to touch up their makeup throughout the day!
Stila Shine On Gift Of Glaze was originally $28 USD for six glosses however it’s since been cut to $22 USD which is $3.50 USD or so a gloss. Can you seriously go wrong at that price?!
If you’re wanting to add to your growing pile of Stila Lip Glaze you’re going to want this awesome set or if you’ve never tried Stila Lip Glaze before you can afford to indulge in a set of six!
The gift set includes:
- Vanilla (Nude Pearl)
- Brown Sugar (Shimmering Golden Nude)
- Raisin (Shimmering Plum)
- Grapefruit (Frosty Pink)
- Apricot (Melon)
- Gumdrop (Bold Pink)
The shades range from cool to warm to suit any of your looks!
The Muse thinks it’s a rather awesome collection of glosses for a wee price tag. Pick it up at Sephora before it’s gone!
You come visit your Muse because you’re makeup obsessed right?
But you likely visit with Michelle @ All Lacquered Up to cure your cravings for all things nail polish!
Do help the Muse in congratulating her mate Michelle on her appearance in Glamour’s Beauty Blog!
If you want to know all good things about Michelle, nail polish, and All Lacquered up do have a peek at the article.
Crack the whip ladies and check out MAC Cremesheen Lipstick Lavender Whip!
Yesterday you were privy to the brand new MAC Cremesheen Glass and today I bring you a sneak peek at a look of one of the newest shades of Cremesheen Lipstick in Lavender Whip!
I imagine you’ll want to get your mod on with this interesting lilac lip color with a creamy smooth formula that glides onto lips leaving behind a “mod”-like finish and a burst of Spring purple!
We fell in love with MAC Cremesheen Lipstick this past fall and now MAC is reintroducing the collection with some new shades and some old favorites. Watch your MAC counter in February for the release of MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in eight shades!
Now I’m off to figure out the best way to use Lavender on my lips…hmmmmmmmmmmm……..I aim to do Twiggy proud with my moddy purple look!
The Muse is always fascinated by tales of large pores! I honestly am. I have absolutely no problem in regards to large pores on my face and can’t begin to understand the problems and woes that come with large pores. Heck I already have plenty of problems without added drama of large pores.
Whenever I hear some of you discussing large pore problems I become instantly intrigued as I’m just curious how exactly one should go about covering large pores, treating them, etc…..It’s quite a mystery to me.
I recently ran across Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial and couldn’t help but think of the many conversations I’ve had on here with readers complaining about large pores….it seemed maybe, just maybe Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial might be the solution some of you craved?
Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial doesn’t come cheap at $48 USD (have no fear Avon always has awesome sales so I imagine sooner or later you’ll score a deal or two!) and I must say I was shocked as I didn’t know Avon carried products that were ranging above $20 bucks…whoa. Count me shocked and surprised. I’m somehow of the mentality that if it costs more that must surely mean it works. Dontcha sometimes get that vibe? Even I pay $118 for mascara it surely will work WAY better than the $8 one! Either I’m nuts or everyone has totally experienced that feeling before. Of course, when I heard Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial was $48 USD I was all about how it must be a miracle in a bottle!
What is it?
Avon Anew Rejuvenate Flash Facial is designed to visibly shrink pores while resurfacing skin to clarify and reveal fresher, renewed skin. Revitafresh Technology helps skin look more even and smoother. I have no idea what Revitafresh Technology is but it sounds important and it sounds like people with large pores need some of that stuff! The treatment does also offer relief for fine lines so if you’re running into the effects of aging this will be helpful as well.
As I mentioned I don’t have large pores but it sounds like this was something I could make use of simply because I suffer from dull skin. My skin somehow fails to have any glow left in it lately. This happens a few times a year in particular Winter and Summer when the heat and the cold take a toll on my skin and it loses moisture.
I’ve used this for over two weeks now and I must say my skin does look refreshed and healthy. Count the Muse impressed. I used this in conjunction with my current moisturizing so this took the place of my serum temporarily. It’s a very light, gel like formula that absorbs instantly into skin and feels slightly cooling on. They do promise instant results that are visible but I honestly seen no results until 11 days into use. Within 11 days I noticed that my skin was even and less dull and I also felt like it looked healthier if that makes sense. After I stopped using the product my skin ended up going back to being dull again so I’ve taken up using it again in place of my normal serum. From all the rave reviews on the site it appears to be a miracle cure for those with rosacea as well.
Who may want to try it?
- Anyone with redness or ruddy cheeks and face
- Those who want to diminish the appearance of large pores
- Anyone who wants to resurface their skin and wake up dull, uneven skin
I think it’s worth checking out as I did see pretty nice results!
Snag it and read the raves @ shop.avon.com
As per my original post about how I was cleaning up my washroom and coming across all sorts of cleansers, creams, potions, and lotions from various Asian brands.
Today I’ll be reviewing Kose Softymo Powder Wash Whitening Formula. Did I just hear a yay for whitening? The Muse is all about whitening agents although a majority of them don’t work so well but hey it’s worth a try!
Does Kose Softymo Powder Wash Whitening Formula really whiten?
We’ll see…jump ahead to hear the word!
Kose Softymo Powder Wash is a typical powder wash which comes in a fine powder formula that you add water to in order to develop a sudsy wash for whisking away dirt, oil, and other nasties from your face. It’s one of my favorite powder washes mainly because it’s dead cheap at around $3-$6 USD so really who can’t love that?
I also happen to love it because it’s particularly good at washing away makeup (not eye makeup obviously) without drying out my skin. It contains Aloe Vera which could account for why my skin feels quite nice and moist after use.
Supposedly it clears away dead skin cells while preventing dull skin and offering a “whiten”, “renewed” skin. Sorry, have to disappoint here, but I didn’t experience much in the way of renewal to be honest or whitening of any kind.
Honestly, it’s a great, inexpensive budget powder wash that works great at getting my face clean without investing a ton of cash plus no tightness or dryness after use but that’s about it. Don’t expect bells and whistles as there aren’t any here.
The one plus side of the whitening formula is it doesn’t retain the strange sour milk smell that a majority of Softymo Powder Washes are legendary for. This is an upside for me as I really get a tiny bit turned off by that stench of the other powder washes even though it goes away almost instantly.
All in all if you can find it cheap it’s well worth picking up especially if you like powder washes!
The Muse is a big fan of Lori Greiner as you may already know from my post, upon post, upon post of her awesome storage units!
A majority of my collection of makeup is stashed away in a Lori Greiner organizer or two!
On Lori’s recent QVC appearance she spotlighted one of her new Mirrored Wall Cabinets that I am seriously having a case of the lemmings for!
Looks quite unassuming doesn’t it? Wait till you see what it looks like opened!
Open up this mirrored cabinet and inside lays a spot for just about anything and everything in your cosmetic collection! The entire unit holds 150 pieces of makeup with spots for your lipstick, compacts, brushes, and more!
The cabinet is wall mountable or you can purchase a separate frame that will hold the unit in an upright position for placing on a table or vanity.
The cabinet comes in your choice of finishes (oak, cherry, or white) and is also available in a jewelry version for stashing away accessories, earrings, etc….
I’m dying to purchase the makeup one but I’m trying to be reasonable with my purchasing at the moment! If I do get it expect a review and a rave! It’s $78 USD and available now from QVC using Item Number H06285.
The Muse loves it!
Anything Lorai Greiner is ALWAYS Muse Approved! The Muse thinks she’s aces with her wonderful creations.
The Muse so needs to try out Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer!
Have you see these? Check it!
I rarely get excited about drugstore cosmetics but this looks promising to say the least. When I was purchasing my cheese mascara at Walgreens I ran across a display of these but sadly all the lighter shades were sold out.
I’m generally curious about the product as it reminds me of Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown’s dual concealers which has the creamy concealer on top and a silky white setting powder on the bottom. I’m not sure but that Flickr photo says $12.79 USD and don’t quote me but I could have sworn it was $8.99 USD around these parts.
Must. have. it. now.
Honestly, it seems promising to say the least and hopefully I can locate it as I’m highly curious if it’s worth the splurge! You know me, concealer gets me happy!
We have Buxom Lips so who says we can’t have Buxom Lash?
Count me intrigued! I generally like Bare Escentuals mascaras (not the ones with the kits though!) so I think I could like Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash.
12 hours of wear without clumping all while darkening lashes with a rich pigment, lengthening, and thickening delivering a bigger, fuller lash look toe eyes.
Supposedly volumizes lashes up to 300%!
Sure does sound promising.
The Muse obviously needs some! Check back for a review soon I’m sure!
Tell the Muse!
Ahh blessed relief from dry, cracked Winter skin! Lierac Hydrofilia Super Creme Corps is a rather fab moisturizer for those days when you’re skin is asking for a pick me up!
Lierac Hydrofilia Super Creme Corps is for very dry skin or for those with keratotic skin. Keratotic is a skin condition that causes small, acne-like bumps on the back, outer sides of the upper arms, thighs, and legs. I don’t have this condition however Lierac Hydrofilia is formulated for extra dry skin and that definitely fits the bill for this Muse.
This body cream is specially formulated for very dry skin types or those with keratotic skin. It’s a moisturizing gel formula with lipid replenishing complex for instant relief and moisture. It diminishes flakes and tightness on contact and works exceedingly well at making my rough elbows and knees feel soft and silky again!
It has quite a beautiful scent to it and the gel like formula absorbs into skin easily and effortlessly. I like that I don’t have to use a whole lot of product to get the moisture I need as a tiny drop goes a long way at healing my dry skin. As with all Lierac products I find the scent quite addicting as it’s a cross between fresh with hints of floral.
A 5oz tub is $36 USD and probably not the cheapest cream around however it does an amazing job at making my dry skin feel instant relief so I’ll definitely purchase again when I run out.
All in all another fab fine from Lierac!
You can snag yours at www.drugstore.com
Visit Lierac at www.lierac.us
Have you tried any of the Lierac Collection?
Do share as I’d love to hear your thoughts on the line!
If you weren’t particularly a big lover of MAC Dazzleglass you might be relieved and happy to see MAC’s latest release entitled MAC Cremesheen Glass.
The Muse wonders if Dazzleglass nay sayers even exist….naaa, can’t be!
Jump ahead for a sneak peek at MAC Cremesheen releasing from MAC February 5th, 2009.
As I was saying if by some strange, weird chance you weren’t loving all the sparkle and shimmer of MAC Dazzleglass, you’ll be pleased with the release of MAC Cremesheen part of the MAC Cremeteam Collection which includes eight brand new shades of gloss in a brand new formula.
If a creamy, dreamier formula of lipglass is what you crave minus any sparkle and shimmer look no further as MAC Cremesheen has you covered. The two colors I tried are of medium pigmentation and quite a lovely creamy texture that glides onto lips leaving behind a glossy pout with a hint of gorgeous color. The texture is considerably less sticky compared to a regular MAC Lipglass but still manages to have a thick, creamy consistency that’s ideal for keeping lips moist and shiny!
I tried out Looks like Sin which is a nice solid maroon red and Petite Indulgence (my fav of the two!) which is a popping bubblegum pink.
Although I prefer my glosses with a hint of shimmer or sparkle I can’t deny that MAC Cremesheen’s are quite a nice little indulgence. I’m looking forward to the release to see what other colors tempt me!
Looking forward to the MAC Cremesheen release?
Tell the Muse!