Posts From September 2009

Musings of the Day: The Pressure Is On

Picture this….

The Muse is at her local makeup counter (pick a counter, any counter) and a MA (makeup artist) stops over to start pimpin’ her wares.  Maybe this is the Muse’s first time trying this brand or her normal MA is on vacation or some such thing.

Now when have you headed to a counter or even Sephora and NOT run into some aggressive MA.  I think it’s rare to not run into someone who wants to sell you the entire counter and than some more.  I mean anything….orange foundation?  “Oh my god this color is perfect for you!”  Vomit Colored Eye Shadow?  “This will really brighten up your eyes!”  And on and on and on…..

Which brings me to today’s Musings!

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Are you a push over?

Do you handle aggressive MA’s or sales reps with an iron fist?

Or do you get sucked into their vortex and end up spending money on stuff you really didn’t want to begin with!

Jump ahead to find out if the Muse is a stand up kinda girl or a big mush when the pressure is on at the counter.

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Skin79 Perfect Color Art Designing Palette Review and Swatches

Meet my new way to keep my makeup simple:

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Tis the Skin79 Perfect Color Art Designing Palette and I adore it.

More after the jump!

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Beauty Abroad: Banila Co De La Couture II

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Banila Co hits the Fall scene with a brand new…ahem…a rehashed release of De La Couture II. If you’re a fond fan of Korean makeup you probably remember last year’s release of Banila Co De La Couture. I imagine they took the idea and just ran with it again this year. Although it’s new items and new colors it does still fail to wow me into believing I absolutely need it and can’t breath without it. Dare I say last year’s colors were actually more exciting!

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Jump ahead for the deets.

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Philosophy The Supernatural Coloring Book Review and Swatches

This Muse wasn’t placing any bets on absolutely loving the new Philosophy Supernatural Coloring Book.

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It’s a little expensive, a little bit too tiny for the price, and well…the colors aren’t exactly as bright and fun as I like ‘em. Turns out it’s a total winner and comes with my highest Muse Approval to date.

They were so not kidding when they said this contained everything I needed to create a super natural face. Then I saw my face and now I’m a believer people!

Take the jump to hear the rave!

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Lancome’s Oscillation Powerfoundation

Now….I did so give into the idea of a vibrating mascara last year but I can’t say whether or not I’ll go so far as to indulge in a vibrating…foundation?

Yes, you read that right.

Cashing in on the success of Oscillation Mascara, Lancome is now introducing Oscillation Foundation due out this Fall (October).

Lancome’s Oscillation Powerfoundation cushioned applicator delivers 7,000 micro-vibrations per a minute…..oo techy! This in turn breaks down the mineral foundation and seamlessly buffs the product into skin. Lancome lays claim this will give an airbrushed finish and a record breaking 14 hours of wear. It also has the added benefits of acting like a Clarisonic Brush by supposedly diminishing the appearance of lines and pores after one week and refining skin texture after four weeks.

Lancomes Oscillation Powerfoundation

Whoa.

Me? I didn’t like the Clarisonic Brush all that much so I’m unsure at this point how I feel about applying mineral foundation with a vibrating sponge…..

But you can try to convince me this will be a good thing.

What’s your word on the new Lancome’s Oscillation Powerfoundation?

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