Beauty Abroad

Shiseido SpotCover Foundation Review

Ok, so you need coverage. You need to conceal those dark circles, mask that evil pimple popping up on your chin, and rid yourself of possible acne scarring. No worries, the Muse is on the case with Shiseido SpotCover Foundation.

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Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound while concealing all your problem areas Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is exactly what the Muse wanted and hoped for from Erase Paste. Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is from the FT Shiseido line of products available in Japanese drugstores. This branch of Shiseido is not available within the US but can be located on a few online shops.

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Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is a multitasking product for concealing or as a base makeup item. It’s extremely thick and very pigmented. If you have alot to hide this would be your go to product for making your skin look beautiful again.

For concealing under eye circles it works a treat but it’s a tad too heavy. It’s heavily pigmented so it pretty much covers everything up, I imagine it could possibly cover tattoos with proper blending skills. Although it works incredible under my eyes I did notice it settled into fine lines easily and dried out my eyes a tiny bit. In it’s defense I will say my eyes are getting to a point where I have to be extra careful what I use under them due to my age (yes the Muse is fairly old now). The formula is an interesting combination of being creamy and slightly whipped. It blends well enough when using on the face although a tiny little bit goes a very long way. I can’t stress enough how very thick this so if you do indulge please use caution during application.

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The product retails in Japan for 1,200 yen but I discovered it for a nice deal on my favorite site iMomoko for $14.99 USD so that was quite a good deal. Rather than yammer to friends in Japan to get it for me I just dished out the $14.99 as that’s a rather good price and not too heavily jacked up from retail.

The Muse thinks you’d like this if:

  • You love thick, heavy foundations and concealers.
  • You have alot to hide and you need a pigmented foundation/concealer to hide it all.

I’d like to love this product but the thickness of the formula prevents me from really enjoying it as it’s a tad too much. I’m going to revisit it though over the next few weeks and see if end up loving it. Definitely a good find for anyone who desires full on coverage.

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Beauty Reflections: Summer Collections 2008

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Step back in time with the Muse and re-visit with some of what was happening in Summer 2008.

Bobbi Brown taught this Muse a thing or two about the benefits of combining pink with beautiful bronzes to create a killer Summer look! Check out the Muse’s review of the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection from 2008.

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Much excitement was afoot when the Muse discovered the new Stila Kitten goodies but sadly they did so disappointed. Gather round and listen to a tale of Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss and Stila Kitten Silk Eye Shadow Wash.

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MAC Solar Bits were somehow easy to forget after the Muse originally purchased them and you’ll understand why after reading my review!

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What was the deal with Too Faced Mineral Water? Find out by reading my review.

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Bless Be! The KATE Summer Collection 2008 was absolutely a joy for this Muse! She was partial to her favorite shadows being released in three new shades. Japan never looked so good.

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Urban Decay taught the Muse how to love bronzer! Check out her review of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 after this jump.

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Please MAC won’t your bring back Volcanic Ash this Summer?

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Small but lovely was the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008.

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Vincent Long Liquid Shadow had a Muse crying nay! Check out her review on these shadows introduced in the Summer of ’08.

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Addict? Sure definately an addiction when it comes to the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect shades that were released last year. Loves ‘em!

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Cooling off with Etude House Aqua Sherbet Skincare was easy especially since it smelled so pretty and looked equally gorgeous.

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Hope you had fun clicking through some of Summer 2008. Maybe you came across a few reviews you missed from last year or discovered something new.

The Muse is a wonderin’…..

What’s your favorite releases from last Summer?

Share ‘em with me!

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Steam Cream 1st Anniversary Celebration

Yes, we all know about the Muse’s fascination, obsession, and love for Steam Cream! Steam Cream is almost a year old soon and to honor that they are having a little competition.

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Click ahead to join in on the celebration!

To celebrate Steam Cream’s birthday they’ll be holding a new tin design competition. Put your creative hats on chicas and send a totally original image to Steam Cream that could be printed on a limited edition run of their tins! You can choose anything you like, get creative and use your imagination to create a super gorgeous Steam Cream tin! After all we all know that part of Steam Cream’s appeal are those cute little tins it comes in!

Your file size must be under 1MB and it can be sent to mailorder@steamcream.co.uk or post your design to:

STEAMCREAM Ltd
20 Market Street
Poole
Dorset
BH15 1NF

As mentioned the winning design will be produced for a limited time on a Steam Cream tin with the artists name on the base of the tin. And of course the winner gets 12 of their own tins to enjoy!

The closing date for the contest is May 31 so get your thinking cap on and start letting your imagination run wild to create that perfect design!

The Muse happens to be tempted to try her hand at creating a tin hmmmmm! Something flirty and fun me thinks.

Share your ideas in the comment field!

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By Lauren Luke Palettes Launched!

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Everyone’s favorite youTuber, Panacea81, has launched her brand new makeup line!


Lauren’s one of those girl’s that you absolutely love because she’s just a down to earth, everyday type of person. I’m quite excited to try out her new makeup line which officially launched today.

Each of her brand new palettes are $32.50 USD each and include three shadows, primer, two lipsticks, one blush, and a liner all stashed away in a super slim, sexy palette with flower motif! Count me curious about these! I just ordered the My Luscious Green palette, believe me it was difficult to decide on just one. I was super tempted to order them all but refrain I did.

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As you can see the palettes look quite lovely. I’m very eager to get mine. The total with shipping and tax came to $40 and some change. Not too bad at all! They offer free shipping with two or more palettes, I was tempted to order two.

As I said I’m def looking forward to trying these out! The palettes are limited edition and the site does ship worldwide so I guess you better get on board quick before they sell out.

For more deets check out www.bylaurenluke.com

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Lavshuca Summer 2009: Lavshuca Lipgloss

Well hmmm! Count me disappointed. Rumor of Lavshuca Lipgloss and it’s Summer release has been afoot on the Internet for ages now but I thought perhaps we’d get a palette or two a la last year’s incredible release.

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Think again!

Lavshuca has updated it’s website with the Summer Special section and it’s a pimp of old items and the brand new Lavshuca Lipgloss. Whoa. So that’s it?

Two looks, Clear Shiny and Clear Sweet, are shown on the site. Basically the looks are made up of old releases (blush, shadow, etc…) along with the new Lavshuca Lipgloss.

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Well, I guess that means money saved this Summer. I can’t help but be slightly disappointed but what can you do? The Muse was under the impression maybe they’d extend further and slap us with a surprise palette or two. Doesn’t appear to be happening!

I’ll be bringing you a review of Lavshuca Lipgloss soon minus incredible, nonexistence palettes. Damn.

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