Posts From May 2009

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Color Collection Review, Swatches, and FOTD

Calling all Vegans, animal lovers, and green friendly makeup lovers! You’ll be happy to hear that 100% Pure Cosmetics is a vegan line that’s not tested on animals and contains 100% pure ingredients. Gotta love that!

The Muse was intrigued by 100% Pure Cosmetics for a while now so she ended up indulging in an 8 piece set that was available on QVC recently and boy am I glad I did!

Jump ahead for the review!

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Color Collection is an 8 piece set available exclusively via QVC for $60 USD (Item Number A87687). I’ve been wanting to indulge in 100% Pure Cosmetics for a while now and the perfect opportunity arose with this set as it covered all the basics for face, cheeks, and lips plus throw in some brushes and a cute box and I’m sold.

The set comes housed in a cute and rather large blue flip top box with ribbon closure. Inside full size products of the following items are included:

  • 100% Pure Cosmetics Mascara in Black Tea
  • 100% Pure Cosmetics Juicy Lip Gloss in Pinkberry
  • 100% Pure Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Vanilla Sugar
  • 100% Pure Cosmetics in Cocoa Plum
  • 100% Pure Cosmetics Blush in Strawberry
  • 100% Pure Cosmetics Dual-Ended Creamy Eyeliner Pencil in Chocolate/Champagne
  • 100% Pure Cosmetics (Cruelty-Free, Vegan) Blush Brush and Eye Shadow Brush

As I mentioned all the items are full size so it’s quite a nice bargain for the complete set. The only thing that disappointed me about the cosmetics was the lack of fragrance. On several reviews I read ravings about how pretty the cosmetics smelled and for some odd reason I was under the impression they might smell fruity but ado they do not. Aside from that minor compliant the entire set is incredible and the cosmetics are outstanding and very, very, very pigmented.

The shadows are extremely silky smooth and blend like a dream. The incredible pigmentation of both shadows was simply amazing (these could be better pigmented than MAC). Both colors are nice but my favorite was Cocoa Plum which is a deep cranberry with a heavy dose of brown. The other shade, Vanilla Sugar, is a nice champagne beige which works great as a highbrow highlighter or an all over color wash.

The blush was also incredibly pigmented and a nice warm shade of pink, very rosy and healthy. It was one of my favorite items in the kit because of it’s cute packaging. It comes housed in a sweet pink metallic tin with a removable top which makes it vanity worthy. The only problem with the brush I noticed was it kicks up quite a bit of loose particles when you swipe your brush across it. I was saddened by this since it wastes a whole lot of product, especially considering a little goes a very, very, very long way.

The gloss in Pinkberry compliments the brush beautifully. It’s a warm pink which is almost a subdued brick red shade. The formula is also very pigmented and quite glossy. The texture of the gloss is a tad watery and loose so it does tend to run right off your lips but it tastes very nice, gives lips a nice hint of shine and color so I do excuse this minor flaw.

The dual-ended creamy eyeliner pencil in Chocolate/Champagne was the product I liked least. Considering they already covered the eyes with the powder shadows I found this product irrelevant to the set plus I didn’t like the shades. I know some will love this as a base product or even on it’s own. The product itself has no flaws to speak of. It’s creamy, blends well, and has plenty of pigment. But the shades made my eyes look a bit bruised. One side is a deep off maroon shade and the other is at taupe gray shade but are highly unflattering imho.

And finally the mascara I was prepared to be disappointed with as it’s just a standard straight line applicator. But it’s actually incredible good and does a fine job of lengthening my lashes plus the packaging is quite nice. It comes housed in a slick silver tube with pretty little flowers etched onto the tube! Gorg!

The brushes included with the kit are quite nice as well. Both are full size with white handles and are made from synthetic fibers. They aren’t fantastic but they are decent, very soft and blend product well. They aren’t as dense as I like my brushes to be but aside from that they are quite nice in quality and packaging.

For my look below I used the Strawberry blush on my cheeks, Vanilla Sugar eye shadow on my high brown, Cocoa Plum on my lid and crease, Pinkberry on my lips, and complete with the mascara. It’s a fairly warm look and quite elegant and pretty! Very work friendly too!

All in all I thought the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Color Collection was quite worth it’s price. Broken down each piece comes to $7.50 USD each so where could you possibly go wrong? If you like extremely pigmented cosmetics with pretty, girlish packaging, plus vegan friendly and animal cruelty free you’re sure to love everything about 100% Pure. I’m converted! I’ll definitely be purchasing more 100% Pure Cosmetics in the future. I’m Muse Approving this kit for purchase and all of the 100% Cosmetic line as it’s obviously a fantastic line up of product.

Loves it!

Have you tried 100% Pure?

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Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer: Conceals Ink or Not?

The Muse has reviewed Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer and although she liked it she wasn’t so sure about it hiding ink. I’m not denying this concealer is hells all pigmented but if I had any ink I’m doubtful it would do anything to conceal it.

However, Sephora put it up to the ultimate test and concealed Kat’s OWN tattoos using the concealer.

Jump ahead for a peep!

Ok, so interesting results here. Check it:

That’s pretty incredible but a little, tiny bit hard to believe it was just the concealer they used plus whoa how much did they have to use? And what’s that strange reddish mark? She doesn’t have that in the picture where her tats are in place but after they use the concealer she looks bruised? It doesn’t look like it’s ink that was being concealed either because in her before photo she doesn’t have tats in that general area? And her neck is all red? I’m such a nit picker aren’t I? Just curious what happened.

I dunno!

What do you think?

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Beauty Crunch POP Cosmetics Sale

Busy Monday morning for Steals and Deals around here today! Beauty Crunch is having a POP Cosmetics Sale at the moment with some might fine deals!

Jump ahead to hear about some of ’em!

Happy Shopping!

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Drugstore DriveBy: May 3rd, 2009 to May 9th, 2009

Skip ahead for this week’s steals and deals at your local drugstore!

Covergirl Lip Items
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

All Covergirl
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Physicians Formula
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

L’Oreal HIP Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Essence of Beauty Brushes
Buy 1, get 1 50% Off

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Garnier Skin Care
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Physicians Formula
Buy 1, Get 1 Free

All Nail Polish (Any Brand)
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

L’Oreal Eye Makeup
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Physicians Formula
40% Everything

Happy Shopping!

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Shu Uemura The Customizable Palette Plus Shu Uemura 20% Off Coupon Code

Just when you through Shu couldn’t get any better!

Shu Uemura The Customizable Palette allows you to select from thousands of color and product combination to create a perfect palette that’s uniquely you!


Jump ahead to learn more and to score a coupon!

With the launch of it’s brand new website, Shu Uemura tries it’s hand at customizable palettes. Any number of combination allows you to create the perfect palette for eyes and face or simply face and eyes if you prefer. A drag and drop interface makes it easy to customize your palette! Each empty palette is $12 USD each and comes in three designs. Try your hand at a four shadow palette, a two blush palette, or a two shadow, one blush palette.

Shu Uemura’s site has been improved with a few new features such as a zoom feature which allows close up images of products, texture of product, and color. Also a brand new quick shop feature allows for easy one page checkout!

To celebrate it’s brand new custom palettes and website Shu has extended 20% off their entire purchase. w00t! Use promo code NEWSITEBLOG to get your discount!

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