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Majolica Majorca Fall Collection 2009


It’s not surprising that the Majolica Majorca Fall Collection 2009 is extremely tiny and slightly disappointing. This isn’t too shocking considering the larger Summer release of eight brand new palettes.

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I’m loving the imagery for Fall ’09 with it’s slight BDSM twist, quite nice. A little goth, a little BDSM, oh my MJ have you gone all dark on me again? As I mentioned above it doesn’t really shock me that the release is extra tiny since Majolica Majorca Summer Collection was quite huge. I find it fun that Summer was “innocent” and Fall is a little bit evil. I see a trend developing here as Urban Decay has a little bit of innocence going on and a little bit of evil too with it’s new lippie shades.

The collection releases July 21st in Japan and will include the following items:

Majolica Majorca Perfect Automatic Liner in 7 Shades hold little appeal for me. I have one of the old versions and it’s utter crap (either that or I suck at liquid liner application). The promo image alone makes me want to purchase one to attempt an exotic look but I won’t bother, meh!


Majolica Majorca Cheek Customize in a new shade? Whoa been ages since we seen any new colors. This appears more of a highlighter but we’ll have wait and see! Again, another item I can safely skip, kinda boring.


Majolica Majorca Honey Pump Gloss Neo is a creamy tinted version of the regular Honey Plump Gloss. Honey Plump Gloss is decent enough but I’m not going to bother with this either, just kinda ho-hum. I’m such a killjoy aren’t I? Sorry, just not feeling the excitement here.


Majorca Majolica Honey Pump Lip Essence seems a special release of some kind of Honey Plump and yes you guessed it, boringggggg!


A majority of the items are pretty much releases that have already been done before just with little differences here and there. I suspect Winter/Holiday 2009 will be small but perhaps more appealing (one can hope).

This is somewhat good news as I can use the money I was saving for Fall ’09 and spend it on the Summer palettes I have yet to haul!

What do you think?

Majolica Majorca Fall Collection 2009 Yay or Nay?

Me, I’m saying nay. They could have done slightly better.

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Beauty News: Illamasqua Coming Soon To Sephora

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Great news for you today! British born beauty brand, Illamasqua is making it’s way across the pond shortly!

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Every since Illamasqua hit the beauty blog airwaves it’s since turned into the new must have makeup brand. Sadly, up until now, it’s been exclusive to British shores. But lem no more! Sephora’s website will begin carrying the entire Illamasqua Collection starting on July 21st and the new Times Square Store will have it in stock starting July 30th!

Happy, happy, joy joy!

Anyone a fan?

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WANT IT: SilkyGirl BB Cream

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I dunno why but the Singaporean population flocks to Vox to blog. What’s this mean? It basically means I’m probably lurking around Vox reading gorgeous Singaporean chick blogs. They always have such great finds on there. It’s terribly addicting.

My latest find?

SilkyGirl BB Cream! ‘ello awesome! Omg!

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Although SilkyGirl isn’t a Singaporean brand it is sold in ‘pore. It actually originates in Malaysia and basically is this cheapy, cheesy drugstore brand with a pretty large cult following. Translated: cheap but good quality.

When I recently seen a blogger from ‘pore waxing the good word about a new release from SilkyGirl I was all over it. SilkyGirl BB Cream looks dreamy! It’s about $6-$8 bucks in USD so it’s way cheap. It comes in two shades, has an SPF 25, and looks like it could be super nice. I’m a picky person when it comes to BB’s but I’m all about the cheap factor.

Want it?

Hells yes.

My little sis, plue, is on the case to snag me one. Be on the look out for a review upcoming shortly.

Image Borrowed from Fr0nd’s Makeup Madness

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Most Wanted Beauty: Urban Decay, Soap and Glory, Too Faced, and More!

Here’s a list of the Muse’s Most Wanted Beauty items at the moment!

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Check ‘em below and feel free to add your most wanted bits in the comment box below!

Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection is totally making me wish for Fall in a hurry! Please come soon cold weather. I hate nudes and naturals but this palette looks ideal for brightening up my eye with an elegant twist of nude! Sadly, it was in my cart and before I could hit submit, bam out of stock! Sniff..

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Soap and Glory The Wizard of Flaws proves too expensive for me. $15.99 is a tiny bit much to indulge when I can get a brand name for a few dollars more but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to try this out. Could it be a holy grail concealer!?

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I normally avoid Boots No7 like the plague aside from LE items however the Boots No7 Mineral Blush in Soft Pink and brush does appeal!

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Sonia Kashuk How To Palettes
look too yummy! Available in Smoky, Spring, and Natural these palettes are $19.99 each and contain shades and a tutorial for creating a perfect eye look!

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It’s been discussed a plenty but I’m yearning for both the new Urban Decay Facial Primers. Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Brightening is definitely on top of my list with Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Pore Perfecting coming in a close second!

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These are just a few of my most wanted beauty items of the moment!

What are some of yours?

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DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation Review

It’s such a terrible shame we aren’t privy to some of the DHC cosmetics that are offered in Japan. I spoke to you briefly about the DHC Rose Beauty Collection that was released some time ago in Japan and even reviewed the DHC Rose Beauty Shiny Color Base for you in a prior post.

Today I thought I’d haul out my DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation which I’m loving all over at the moment and give you a brief review!

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As pretty and romantic as I found the DHC Rose Beauty Collection, I admit that many of the products were a fail with me including the base which turned out to be just another meh product. However, bless be that the DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation was such a winner for me.

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Available for almost retail at Imomoko, DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation is a thick, creamy, heavily pigmented foundation that creates a beautiful flawless finish to skin. The foundation comes housed in a sweet little pink pot with a rose top and a spatula for spooning out the foundation (so your hands are digging around in the jar).

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Although gel is in the name I wouldn’t say it was gel-like in consistency. It’s more of a heavy, moisturizing foundation. A little goes a very long way at prepping face for makeup. I’d say the coverage is medium but can be pressed to full coverage if you layer it well. It covers flaws, minor imperfections, dullness, and uneven skin tone quite well with a nice dewy finish. I don’t know if I’d recommend this for oily skin as it’s quite heavy and moisturizing. Dry skin and possibly combination skin types should be in heaven with the blend (particularly those with dry skin). The foundation applies beautifully well without oxidizing on the skin after a few hours of wear. My foundation is known for oxidizing but this stays true and wears well for at least 5-6 hours.

I ended up with the lightest shade, I believe there are three shades total. I should have gotten the middle shade as the lighter of the three is just a bit too porcelain but after I have my full makeup on it looks quite nice. Possibly the only thing I’d change about the foundation is the size. It’s rather huge for the price and I worry I won’t get through it before it goes bad as that’s a whole LOT of foundation especially considering it’s quite pigmented so a drop is all you need.

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Overall, I’d say DHC Gel Foundation is a winner! Quite nice but I believe it’s LE which is rather sad as it’s a great product.

Nice one!

Loves it!

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