Beauty Abroad

Anna Sui Royal Romp Pressed Powder M

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An angel happened to help the Muse out in purchasing some of her recent lemmings for Anna Sui goodies!

Upon seeing the new Royal Romp collection from Anna Sui on the Japan site the Muse swooned in delight!

The entire collection is quite delightful but the thing that whispered to the Muse’s delicate little ears was the Pressed Powder M!

Magical Pressed Powder to enhance my complexion! Oh my!

The design on these delicate compacts is lovely gothic black and purple colors with a silver and purple butterfly emblem on top! Inside the powder has a slight shimmer to it and a purple puff that carries the strong, sweet, gorgeous scent of roses! Tre Chic!

I’m quite pleased with these powders! It’s just the right amount of shimmer that you aren’t over doing a look. The texture is soft and perfect in all ways! And how cute to whip this out of your bag for quick touch ups right?

The colors available are a pale pink/white (01), a beige/peach (02), and a darker pink (03).

The Muse ended up going with 01 and 03 as 02 didn’t appeal to her.

Overall these are a fantastic little find from the Royal Romp Collection and worth a peek or a purchase! They are limited edition so get ‘em while to getting is good icon wink

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T’estimo’s Demise, Coffret D’Or Uprise!

If you’re as much a fan as Japanese cosmetics as I am you’ll know that Kanebo is cutting T’estimo from it’s main line up and replacing it with a new line entitled Coffret D’Or.

I’m mourning T’estimo in a major way! If you’d like a sneak peak at Coffret D’Or do head on over to my good friend Iris’s blog to see some great pics of the new line!

The new line does look interesting enough but I’m still not completely convinced!

Fellow Japanese cosmetics addicts what’s your take?

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Recreating Anna Sui’s Royal Romp Look

I was messing around this morning and not feeling at all myself so I decided I’d go for something wild to cheer myself up!

I tried recreating Anna Sui’s Royal Romp Look.

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Sadly I’ve no idea what they used on the model so I just dabbled around with colors I had to see what I could create and this is what came of it! Lightening up my face to the point it was so goth porcelain as the model’s skin in the picture was near impossible so I improvised slightly with that as well as the ultra vibrant red gloss she’s wearing (If I wore such a color I’d look like a clown)!

What do you think?

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What I Used:
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow
MAC Blue Storm Eyeshadow
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Shadow in Verite
Vincent Longo Wet Diamon Shadow in Mermaid Blue
Tarte EmphasEYES High Definition Eye Pencil
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Sunshine
MAC Technakohl in Black

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Lunasol Geminate Eyes Ruby Palette FOTD

Okee dokee I know a few of you who were dead curious how the the Lunasol Geminate Eyes were!

A few weeks ago I did a Face of the Day which I failed to post so here it is:

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I only used the Lunasol Geminate Eye Palette in Ruby to create the look nothing else. I think it probably came out crummy. Not dark enough. I’d have liked more of a bold look but the fault is my own as I was using a light touch as the palette is just too pretty to touch if you know what I mean icon wink

This is a fantastic palette and I highly recommend getting at least one or all of the palettes! The best part about the look is finishing it off with the middle glitter layer which really makes the eye POP!

Overall the palette is a breeze to work with. The colors are highly pigmented, they blend easily and work into the eye flawlessly. This look I created came out a bit sloppy I guess but I’d say with time, patience, and a bit of a heavier hand you can create an absolutely awesome eye look! You don’t need much else aside from liner and mascara to complete the look! I don’t normally apply liner on my upper lid during most eye looks because I just feels it’s a bit TOO much as I am already using such vibrant colors to begin with but these palettes seem to be just the right shades that you can complete a look with a bit of black liner without appearing overly done up! I didn’t use any liner in this FOTD but as I said I think a bit would have tied the look up and it wouldn’t appear “too much”!

I can’t wait to try the other palettes now! The only thing that sorta disappoints me is that Lunasol failed to provide face charts or even a video using these palettes! I’d love to have seen either or both to get some ideas of looks they envision creating with these palettes!

Other than that minor rant I’d say go get ‘em girls!

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The Weekend Beauty Shopper

I’m away this weekend but I do believe taking a second out of my busy schedule to type up this Weekend’s Steals and Deals is always in order!

Don’t you agree?

This weekend the Muse recommends heading over to Sasa for your beauty crack! Lots to be had on sale over at Sasa and Free Shipping too on orders of $50 or more!

Some of the Steals and Deals to be had at Sasa:

Bourjois Maxi Frange Maximum Length And Volume Mascara This mascara comes with the Muse’s highest recommendation and at $10.90 it also comes cheap! This retails for $19 at Sephora so you’ll be saving yourself $9! Yay!

Lavshuca Single Eyeshadows are $8.80

Majolica Majorca eyeshadows are available for $8 Sadly colors are extremely limited but if you have a hardcore lemming these are a pretty ok deal! They aren’t jacked up too much price wise compared to the original price of $5 or so each Japan side!

If I were you and I was in a bit of a shopping mood I’d click my mouse over to Drugstore.com and take advantage of the sale they have!

$5 off $30 plus free shipping

or

$10 off $50 plus free shipping

Drugstore.com is also having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale which can be combined with the above deals (You’ll find a few goodies in this sale! Rimmel Mascara, Neutrogena Face Soap, Etc…)! Wahoooooo savings all around!

Might the Muse recommend THIS for your cart?

Macy’s likes us to be happy shoppers so they are offering a free deluxe sample of Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake 3 in 1 Shower Gel with a 2 product Philosophy purchase!

Since you’re at Macy’s anyway you might want to check out the Estee Lauder counter and score Free Shipping if you purchase $50 in products! Use coupon code LAUDERAUG to take advantage of Free Shipping!

If you’re lemming the Mystery Game Collection now might be a good time to get it and get something free! Lancome is offering a free sample duo with any purchase! The duo includes Definicils High Definition Mascara and Bi-facil Eye Makeup Remover (The Muse uses this and recommends it for eye makeup removal).

That’s it for this Weekend’s Beauty Steals and Deals! Enjoy your weekend! Happy Labor Day (and Happy Shopping at all the Labor Day Sales!)

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