Beauty Abroad

Shills Close to You Review


Just like me, they long to be close to you…..! Shills longs to be Close to you dontcha know?

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Jump ahead for a review on Shills Close to You because it’s longing to be close to the Muse and the Muse happens not to mind in the least.

Like most Asian cosmetics, Shills Close to You has it’s little gimmicky fix it all promise in a cute little pot. Hey, we love cosmetics that promise us perfection right, plus, better yet, in cute packaging. Score! Or in this case it promises to “keep fit of the skin”…that sounds really important, kinda, right?

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Here’s the deal Shills Close to You is kinda sorta a foundation prep and prime. It’s supposed to fill fine lines, pores, and skin imperfections prior to foundation. The real deal is since it’s so moisturizing and creamy it’s probably not going to do much in the ways of priming your skin if you have woes such as large pores. The bad news is as a primer Close to You is a fail! But as a prep…as a prep we might have something here.

Think of this as a concealer for your face and you might have a win situation. Think of it as a light form of coverage for days you’re too lazy to apply a full face of makeup and again you have a win. Think of it as a spot treatment and yet again you’re winning. Or swipe a bit under your eyes and again you’re multitasking your way to a win.

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If you drop the primer from the description you’ll have yourself a nice multitasking quick fix with a killer moisturizing formula that blends like a dream and leaves your face looking healthy and flawless. Likey. Win!

We could deem Shills Close to You as a bit of a gimmick considering it’s pratically an identical product to Shills Electric Eye Concealer. Honestly, I have no way of knowing if the formulas are the same but to me they appear the same, they feel the same….just come in different packaging shrug. But hey I can cope with two cute packages that supposedly perform two separate functions.

I use Shills Close to You as a light makeup coverage when I’m just running out the door for an errand or not wanting a full on makeup. It creates a nice even canvas for a bit of cheek stain and I’m ready to rumble. I don’t normally use a concealer on pimples but I rarely get pimples plus I don’t believe in covering them up anyway, let the bloody things breath and dry out is my solution. And I don’t really have pores or fine lines to hide away plus I’m thinking Close to You wouldn’t be much help anyway.

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Solution?

If you’re wanting a quickie makeup for on the fly application and a nice smooth, fresh appearance or maybe a nice prep prior to foundation, Shills Close to You is the way to go. Disregard it’s Benefit dupe packaging and just enjoy the awesomeness that is Shills.

Likey possibly falls in the realms of loves it for this Muse!

Shills Close to You is exclusive to Taiwan but you can get it on Evil-bay if you’re so inclined. I paid retail which is around $4-5 USD, I’ve seen it on E-bay for around $12.99 USD so not too, too bad. It’s kinda worth checking out if you’re fair to medium skin as it’s a great little multitasking makeup item to stash in your purse.

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IsaDora Summer 2009: IsaDora Bronzing Trend

Although the Muse is anything but a sun goddess she can’t help herself from falling helplessly in love and lust with the IsaDora early Summer release, IsaDora Bronzing Trend.

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The Muse is loving the beautiful lips and eyes in this promo image. The sun kissed, bronzy lips are gorgeous and the seductive bronzes and golds on the eyes is truly a stunning look for Summer! These are the days I don’t mind all that tanned skin so much as it looks so yummy for the warm weather!

All of the details for the items releasing are in the promo image below:

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The Muse is on board with that shadow palette, blushing bronzer, and gorgeous shade of lipgloss!

Likey!

IsaDora Bronzing Trend could get me on board with a tan yet! One never knows when presented with a collection like this.

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IsaDora Summer Collection 2009: IsaDora Eye Brow Lift & Define Review

Oh hai super cheap light and bright for my eyes!

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IsaDora Eye Brow Lift & Define is a dual ended pencil that multitasks the job of defining and filling brows and highlighting them. One end of the pencil has a dark brown brown filler whole the other has a soft matte pink highlighter on the other end.

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My brows are full already that I’m not making as much use out of the filler as I should but I am seriously in lust with the highlighter side of the pencil. It’s kinda a cheaper version of Benefit Lemon Aid. It works great at simply highlighting the upper brow area, giving eyes an arch and illusion of a lift. Or use it all over your eye to mattify it (particularly great if you have oily lids) and waken up your eyes. It’s ideal as a prep and prime for eyes and acts as a concealer for your lid area. My lids tend to be a bit red and dull unless I use a yellow base on them prior to applying shadow so this is ideal as a little pick me up for my lids. Even though it’s a pale pink shade it still manages to freshen up my lids and make me look wide awake and fresh. Likey! At $13 USD it’s a rather nice little steal and deal.

Who might like this:

  • Anyone who has oily lids and wants to mattify them prior to shadow to prevent creasing and fading.
  • Those who need to fill in brows for a fuller look!
  • Anyone who has a touch of sagging around the eye area and desires a lifted look.
  • Those who need a wake up call for their eyes!

All in all I really liked the price on this and can def see myself purchasing again in the future. I like the convenience of a dual product but I’d actually like to see them do the highlighter separately as I made more use of it.

You can purchase IsaDora at Amazon and Cosmetic Mall.

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Stash Spotlight: T’estimo Palettes

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The Muse can’t begin to tell you how much she misses and mourns T’estimo. It was one of her very favorite Japanese brands of all times. I can’t look at most of my collection without sobbing in grief that it was discontinued. Why, god, why!

What in the world were they thinking when they axed T’estimo from the Kanebo line up? Insanity.

The Muse yanked out a few of her T’estimo palettes for a little stash spotlight!

Jump ahead for a peep!

The Muse wanted to pull out her entire T’estimo collection but she started sobbing as soon as she seen the T’estimo logo….so you’ll have to settle for a few pictures of her beloved palettes.

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Oh the agony…why Kanebo? Why!?

Are you a T’estimo lover?

Missing it?

Mourning it?

Hold me.

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Viva la Diva Tropical Temptation

Ooooo I so need the cool aquas and greens that make up the Viva la Diva Tropical Temptation Collection.

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Hello gorgeous!

Consisting of a gorgeous palette filled with an array of shimmering aquas and greens, Viva La Diva Tropical Temptation definitely tempts! Yum!

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The collection also includes four pots of eye candy which is a shimmering cream shadow.

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And finally some popping shades candy colored nail polish!

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The Muse is a big lover of aquas and ocean greens for the Summer so this collection calls out my name!

Anyone up for a trip to Sweden? I’m free tonight!

Let’s go!

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