VOV takes ages to update it’s official site however I came across these rather awesome palettes entitled Castledew Diecut Eyes. I’m unsure if the palettes are new as they aren’t displayed on the VOV site, either way they do look very nice and I’m debating on purchasing them.
Since I’ve been slightly disappointed with the couple of VOV palettes I have purchased I’m kinda wary of dishing out money for these but the price is really cheap at 12,980 won so I may just indulge and see if I get lucky!
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Each palette contains nine shades and two applications enclosed in the typical VOV mirror compact.
They look lovely but as I said I’ve been disappointed before by VOV and color payoff on their other Castledew palettes has been mediocre at best!
But who knows they might be great!
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Banila Co has updated it’s site with it’s brand new Fall Collection entitled De La Couture. Expect more mini stories from Banila Co after this as they tend to do many small releases over the course of several months.
De La Couture consists of new shades of popular items in new packaging design especially for the Fall. Banila Co has obviously gone with a warmer, nude look for the Fall where as many companies are lending a hand to metallics and vampy looks.
The palette looks like a particularly nice item with shades of pink, brown, gold, and green. This retails for 22,000 won.
Two new shades of the popular marble eyeshadow duos are also available in new packaging for Fall. These are 8,500 won each and in a gold version and a grey version.
The popular Secret Blush/Highlighter has a new shade for Fall which appears to be a light peach shimmering shade. This retails for 18,000 won and is available in the new Fall packaging design as well to match the shadows and eye palette.
The lipsticks released are all nudey peach shades to compliment the neutral shades of the collection.
Although the packaging is extremely nice I doubt I’ll be purchasing any of the items aside from the palette (and that’s only a maybe on the palette!) as I have my eye on other Koran cosmetics I’ve been wanting.
All in all if you’re a lover of naturals and nudes this is definately appealing!
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Missha is a Korean brand that makes a wide variety of cosmetics and skincare. Many of their items are quite good and higher end in comparison to other Korean brands such as Etude House (although for me Etude House remains in my top five favorites list).
I purchased Missha’s Shimmering Oven Blush a few months ago and have been using it off and on. One of the key selling points for me was the amazing packaging. The blush comes in a huge metallic pink compact which opens to reveal the shimmering highlighting powder. This comes with a generous size brush which is super soft and fits the contour of your cheek perfectly so it’s fairly goof proof getting the powder on correctly.
Although it’s name suggests that this is a blush, I think it’s safe to say that it does not work as a blush but more as a highlighting shimmering powder. The powder isn’t as silky as I’d prefer which is both good and bad. Good, since it doesn’t create a mess as you swipe across it with the brush and you’re not picking up a ton of product that you’re later left shaking out and wasting. Bad, because you have to work a fair deal to get a decent size amount on the brush.
The best way to use this is to apply your blush as normal and proceed to follow up with the Missha Shimmering Over Blush to highlight your cheekbones and face. If you prefer you can dip a sponge applicator into the powder and apply on the highbrow area of your eye for a bit of a shimmering highlight or all over the lid of your eye for a light shadow wash.
The effect on the cheeks is just a really sheer shimmer of pink powder that gives your face subtle glow but nothing too dramatic. This is particularly a great powder if you’d like to add a bit of luminescence to your cheek bones without over doing it with tons of sparkle and shimmer.
The powder comes in three shades selections, a white marble, a peach marble, and the one I got in pink. These retail for 17,800 won but I got mine for 14,000 won or so as the day my friend purchased it the website was having a sell at 20% off.
The packaging along makes this a winner item however the formula does need a tiny bit of work to get the Muse’s full approval on it. The price is right, the packaging is wonderful, but the formula could use a little work, I like it alot but I’m not loving it.
Visit Missha’s website at the following locations:
US Portal (Missha US only offers very basic options from the original line up available in Asian countries)
Looking for more ways to brighten up your face? Check out some past highlighter reviews!
Eyeko Touch Up & Glow Highlighter Review
Laneige Snow Radiant Blusher Review
Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder Review
Majolica Majolica Holiday 2007 Review featuring Snow Carat Powder
See tons of shimmering products in my Ghosts of Christmas Past Round Up Review
Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Shimmerbrick in Pink Quartz Review
Guerlain Forever Gold Face of the Day
As reported by Makeup Moxie, Jill Stuart will be launching it’s US debut!
How exciting is that?!
During Jill Stuart’s recent runway show attendees were given a blush compact and glosses. The line will soon launch within the US which will include an estimated 30 products for eyes, lips, and face. Since the Jill Stuart line collection is so vast I’m making the assumption they are keeping with a cosmetic theme and not yet introducing the skincare line up. I assume they are doing only a few products to test the waters out and see how well it sells. Prices will range from $15-$50 USD which sounds quite nice considering the prices within Japan at the moment are a bit higher.
Last year, the company sold $40 million dollars in cosmetics in Asia, 1 million of which belonged to the Muse hehe!
I’m curious to see if the release will go with colors already available within Asia or if they’ll do some LE shade selections available exclusive to the US. I think it’s safe to say at this point they’ll be testing all this out prior to diving fully in. I should hope the launch is successful as many eager Jill Stuart fans will be most happy about this situation!
Read more about the US Launch by clicking here.
All in all some very, very, very exciting news for Jill Stuart fans everywhere!
Jill Stuart Fall Collection 2008 (Review coming soon….)
Jill Stuart Christmas Collection 2007 Review
Fake Jill Stuart Eye Palettes!
MuseTV Presents: Spotlight on Jill Stuart Cosmetics
An Introduction to Japanese Brands
Eyeko’s new Touch Up & Glow Highlighter is now a permanent fixture in the Muse’s makeup bag!
This cute highlighter comes in a tidy and neat click pen applicator for easy application that’s mess free and great for toting around for quickie touch ups on the go! The highlighter is a flattering pink shimmering shade that should suit most all skin tones.
You can use the highlighter in several ways one of which happens to be as a brow bone highlighter. I admit that when I prep my eye I do sometimes forget to concentrate on the brow bone this makes it simple! Swipe a little smidge on your brow bone, blend, and you’re left with a beautiful luminescent shimmer.
You can also use this on cheeks bones, as a light eyeshadow application for a quick eye look, as a liner for your bottom lash line for a bit of sparkle, the possibilities are endless!
I personal like toting around with me for swiping across my cheeks bones to add a bit of lighter and sparkle to my face when my makeup is wearing off, it does a fine job of freshening up my complextion!
Did I mention the price can’t be beat at £5? I’m sticking a Muse Approval on this for purchase. Simplicity rules my makeup world and this makes for a wonderful little addition to my makeup bag for quick touch ups on the god!
You can get yours from the Eyeko UK website (Yes, they ship to the US).
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