Posts From July 2009

Musings of the Day: MAC Colour Craft


Tis coming lovies!

Coming fast now! MAC Colour Craft releases July 9th (and is already released in a few places such as Singapore) with a big hooray from this Muse. The collection looks astounding and I’m wanting much of it!

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Which brings me to today’s Musings! What are you wanting to haul from MAC Colour Craft?

Tell it and jump ahead for my lems!

Let’s see…I want alot but not too much….if it was up to me I’d haul it all but I’m trying to be good!

What my haul will probably include:

MAC Mineralized Blushes

  • Improvise
  • Hand-finish
  • Style Demon

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Improvise

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MAC MSF
  • Sunny By Nature
  • Cheeky Bronze
  • Triple Fusion
  • Smooth Merge
  • Warm Blend

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MAC Brushes
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I think I’ll skip on the shadows and not sure on the lipglosses and lipsticks. The shadows look pretty but I think they’d be a pain to apply as they are split into four shades in one tiny pan or maybe that’s me feeling that way?

All in all it looks like plenty of beautiful items and I look forward to having a peek shortly!

How about you?

What are you haulin’?

Tell the Muse!

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Light, Flawless Summer Foundation: Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Review

Have I told you lately how much I hate silicon? Ugh! The primer world is taken over with silicon bases and now suddenly foundations are popping up left and right with a silicon base. No please, no! I truly hate silicon in my face products. It feels terrible on my face and on a rare occasion I’ve been to known to break out because of it.

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That’s why I was ever so shocked when I got my hands on Giorgio Armani Face Fabric a few months ago and fell in love!

With it’s base of silicon I was sure I’d hate the feel of Giorgio Armani Face Fabric but turns out I love it, especially now that the weather is warmer!

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If you like your foundation extremely light, subtle, sheer, and flawless you should indulge in a tube of this. The foundation is a unique silicone based formula that’s neither oily, sticky, or uncomfortable to wear. I normally feel like I’m wearing a mask when I indulge in silicon based primers or foundations but this gives my skin plenty of breathing room with very light coverage.

The product is ideal for mattifying as I can get good continuous wear out of it for about 7 hours without having to blot or reapply. The finish is dewy and evens out skin tone creating a brilliant canvas for makeup. It is advertised as a “tint” so it can’t be called a foundation however it feels like a cross between a primer, foundation, and a tinted moisturizer all in one to me.

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I’d recommend this if you like lighter coverage in the warmer weather. It’s particularly fantastic at holding in for longer periods at a time where as many tinted moisturizers and foundations melt away quickly in warmer weather. It looks so natural and pretty on that it’s perfect for a natural, fresher makeup look. The product contains an SPF of 12 so you’ll want to add a bit of your own sunblock for extra protection.

All in all Giorgio Armani Face Fabric is one of my must have makeup items for the Summer. Muse Approved for purchased for sure!

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Who might like it?

  • Anyone who wants a lighter foundation product for Summer.
  • Those who want a long wearing tint that evens out skin tone and creates a fresh, natural finish.
  • Anyone who likes their makeup simple and fresh.

Anyone a lover?

Tell the Muse about your experiences with Face Fabric!

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Hot Summer Fragrance: Summer by Kenzo Eau de Parfume Review

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Bring a little touch of sun to your fragrance with Summer by Kenzo Eau de Parfume. With notes of bergamot and citron this fragrance will surely please for daytime wear all through the Summer heat!

Jump ahead to hear the review!

The Muse finds many of Kenzo’s blends a bit overly floral and quite powerful. My sister is a huge lover of all of Kenzo’s blends and can’t rave them enough however for myself some are a tad too strong. However, I recently found love with one of the Kenzo Eau de Fleur fragrances and now with Summer by Kenzo.

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With a burst of warm, slightly sweet floral Summer by Kenzo is a sultry fragrance that captures the spirit of the season. Notes include bergamot and citron with a warm powder dry down and touches of amber, almond milk and mimosa. Summer by Kenzo is a complex warm blend that’s sure to bring a touch of warmth to your Summer fragrance regime. The golden lines of it’s leaf-shaped bottle is a sunny piece elegance for your vanity.

Capture the warmth and sizzle of the season with Summer By Kenzo, one of my favorite blends for Summer so far!

Worthy of a sniff!

Anyone try?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Discovery: Phoenix Cosmetics

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I just discovered Phoenix Cosmetics today. Never heard of the brand prior to this but it looks promising!

Jump for it!

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At 21 years old Phoenix Renata has done what many of us dream about doing, she created her own cosmetic range and owns two boutique stores in Auckland.

Although the line is not incredibly extensive what I did see looked promising. Packaging wise it’s very standard but products seem pigmented and if Phoenix’s makeup is anything to go by (above photo) I could get on board with such a fresh, fun look.

One item in particular that caught my eye was the Phoenix Cosmetics Pixie Shimmer Powder available in 7 shades looks like it will make a rather nice blusher!

Although not available globally, Phoenix promises that it could happen soon according to her interview at Mind Food. I’m waiting when it does…!

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This or That: Cheap Alternatives

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Check out a few ways to save a buck with some cheaper cosmetic alternatives!

Your wallet will thank you.

Check ‘em after the jump!

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You could indulge in a gorgeous tube of Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion for $28 bucks.

Or you can cheap it up a bit by buying an inexpensive large body lotion at your local drugstore and mixing it with a little bit of Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Loose Powder. Total cost, around $14 bucks or less.

You could indulge in the new Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick for $22

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Or you can cheap it up a bit and get a $6 buck Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick!

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$24 bucks gets you a 5oz bottle of Shu Depsea Water Facial Mist….

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$12 bucks snags you a 6.3oz bottle of C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Boost Mist….you do the math!

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By Terry Baume de Rose is so luscious but $60 could prove too much to indulge for some!

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Try Smith’s Rosebud Salve for $6 bucks and save yourself $54 bucks!

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