Posts From February 2009

Product Musings: MAC Eyeshadow in Forgery

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You know the Muse tends thinks that the creative genius behind MAC Eye Shadow in Forgery deserves a major award.

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Although I have a slew of favorites when it comes to MAC Eye Shadow I do so admit that Forgery holds a special place in my heart.

It’s probably one of thee better shadows I own from MAC. Pairs up perfect with a cool look, works fabulous as a highlighter, tops off a smoky eye with just the right touch of shimmer, and simply screams sparkly brilliance.

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Indeed, whoever created this shade deserves some sort of compensation. A tried and true favorite for this Muse.

Are you a fan of Forgery?

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Yay or Nay: Bare Escentuals Glimmer

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Count the Muse curious but she’s busy a wondering. Are Bare Escentuals a Yay or a Nay with you?

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Jump ahead to find out if the Muse is feeling Yay or Nay about ‘em!

I imagine many would beg to differ with me and tell me how much cheaper online mineral etailers are and how much more variety I can get for less, etc…but honestly Bare Escentuals Glimmers are a big yay for me!

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I have dozens and dozens of these little guys and I continue to buy more as they release shades. I can find them on E-bay for really good prices plus pigmentation is awesome and quality is fantastic. Yes, mineral etailers definately have competitive pricing and variety but I haven’t met a mineral yet that’s as good as a Bare Escentuals Glimmer.

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Big Yay for me!

How about you?

Yay or Nay?

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Sephora Spring Catalog 2009 High Voltage

Best get into your inbox and start looking for your Sephora Spring Catalog 2009 ladies! The Sephora High Voltage Spring Catalog for 2009 is winging it’s way to your mail box as I type this.

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I was shocked to come across my catalog so early in the season but hey I’m not complaining I always get hyped over a Sephora Catalog no matter the time of the year.

Surprisingly it’s jammed packed full of plenty of new products. Why my surprise? Well, I guess the economy has convinced me that somehow variety wouldn’t be making an appearance but have no fear plenty of choices to be had in the new catalog.

This year alot of emphasis on bright neon nail shades with more subdued eyes and brighter lip looks. I found the combos interesting to say the least. Some may open the catalog and think the models wearing the neon colored wigs a tad on the ridiculous side but I was feeling all that neon for some reason. Guess we can chalk it all up to my need for something bright as the weather is bleak and the economy is just plain dark, I’m sure we can all use a tiny bit of color in our lives at the moment! As per Spring 2008 they went with alot of bolder, vibrant looks but mostly it seems to lean more heavily on pooping lip shades and really outrageous nail colors.

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Pretty good selections to be had as well and plenty of new items that we have pretty much already heard about already anyway but it’s always nice to read the details, see the prices, and just drool over the pretty pictures. Few reruns are thrown in for good measure from last season but I can cope with that.

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Quite a few new mascaras are mentioned such as Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof, a new version of Lorac Specla Effects Mascara, and of course Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash. I was delighted to see the new Smashbox Beauty Guru Palettes which I hadn’t heard of until reading the catalog, those are looking quite nice!

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Overall, I guess it isn’t an overwhelming amount of BRAND new items but plenty of selection for sure. I’m normally one for ranting a blue streak about how much I’m hating the catalog but I was kinda hyped to see it in with my mail today.

Flip through Sephora Catalogs from the past:

Sephora Spring Catalog 2008
Sephora Holiday Catalog 2007

Sephora Fall Catalog 2007

Did you get yours?

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

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Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss Review

You know how the Muse is always going on and on about Too Faced Mirror Mirror Lip Gloss? Well, for Spring 2009 we have Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss which is actually an off the hook dupe of Too Faced Mirror Mirror plus it’s a fraction of the cost.

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Dude…for serious you need some.

The buzz on Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss is all good. Milani Buzz Worth Lip Gloss is currently available in 9 Shades at a cost of $5.49 USD per a tube (sometimes less if you score it on sale!). Enriched with honey but without the tacky, sticking feel these glosses are absolutely awesome. A mirror like finish and highly glossy lips await you for a nice budget friendly price tag.

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I highly recommend snagging some of these and I’m Muse Approving ‘em for purchase as the price is right and the quality is definitely there.

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I really loved Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss because of it’s incredibly glossy formula so when I tried these out I knew I could offer a wallet friendly option to my readers that wasn’t going to break the bank. The formula offers extraordinary high shine and a mirror-like finish to lips without stickiness or that irritating tacky feeling. It glides on beautifully and has a sheer to medium coverage depending on your color choice. The glosses are quite tasty and sweet plus they smell delicious, that’s always a plus in my book as I prefer a flavored gloss. The formula is paraben-free and contains plenty of good for you ingredients like vitamins A & E.

The applicator took a little getting used to as it’s extra long and distributes a bit too much product but after a bit of practice I was all for it as it works well at getting product onto lips and creating a full lip look with a nice high gloss finish. I tried the shades Bee Rich and Bee Mine both of which had different finishes. Bee Rich had more of a sheer glossy finish even though in the tube it’s a popping red where as Bee Mine had a good amount of pigment to create a nice glossy pink pout.

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I seriously can’t rave enough about the quality on these and think they are well worth picking up. Considering that Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss is $16 USD plus only has six shades available I’d say that Milani Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss is a fabulous find offering more variety and a smaller price tag! Good stuff! The Muse likey. Alot.

Grab ‘em now at CVS or check out Milani for further information.

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Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer

Anything that promises me the world is easily headed straight to the top of my priority list.

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Take for example Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer, promises me the world and then some more.

The Muse is ever, always on the quest for thee best concealer on the market so of course when my eyes recently landed on Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer I was feeling quite hyped.

What’s this? A tattoo concealer? That sounds like some seriously pigmented stuff!

What is it?

A heavy duty, multitasking concealer with a moisturizing, creamy base for covering up bemishes, dark circles, tattoos, and other woes. Supposedly this is super pigmented and wears ultra long. It’s $25 USD so it has to do some of what it promises wouldn’t you agree?

I’m thinking if it can cover up tattoos it shouldn’t have a problem with a few nasty dark circles. Yes, indeed I needs this right away, on the double please, I’ll take a case.

Contrary to whispered rumors that the Kat Von D Collection is a revamped, repackaging version of the Sephora Makeup Collection the Muse can verify that she’s tried a few bits and bobs from the line and quality is brilliant so of course I’m putting my full faith into Miss Von D with this concealer.

It’s on order now and review will be upcoming soon!


Get it now at Sephora!

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