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Beauty News: Hayden Christensen Face of Lacoste Fragrance

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Hayden Christensen is the face for the brand new Lacoste Challenge Fragrance. Featuring an ultra preppy, sporty look, Hayden is the latest to jump on board the celebrity fragrance model rise. Look out Becks, Jonathan, and James, Hayden is bringing the force to fragrance…sorry guys that’s something you’ll never have.

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Beauty News: 50 Cent Launches Cosmetic Line For Men

Is the economy so bad that 50 Cent isn’t doing so well in the record industry? Shrug. Who knows could be but whatever the case is 50 Cent decided that he has a calling, a calling that includes cosmetics for men.

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Jump it for the news!

The Cut reports that 50 Cent is launching his own line of cosmetics for men. His line will include moisturizers as well as health supplements which supposedly he feels will “butch” the line up. Umm ok….I dunno if supplements make it any less girly but we still love you 50 (and maybe said supplements will make a man more regular)! And hey if Diddy can do perfume who says you can’t go around creating manly man eye cream!

Go on with your bad self 50!

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Beauty News: Avon In Bloom Fragrance by Reese Witherspoon

Avon continues it’s growth as of late with it’s Fall launch of In Boom by Reese Witherspoon. Partnering with many celebs as of late Avon continues it’s growth spurt in a hard economy with many friendly budget options for the woman on a shoestring budget or even now appealing to those of us who prefer higher end brands.

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Jump ahead to hear more about Avon In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon has partnered with Avon for her very first fragrance launch. The fragrance is a sensual, mysterious blend with top notes of peach, tea leaves, and crisp greens. The heart of the fragrance is a more floral blend featuring notes of gardenia, magnolias, and night-blooming jasmine.

Reese explains while developing In Bloom she was drawn to scents that reminded her of her childhood growing up in Tennessee, “We had a great big Magnolia tree in the back yard, and it’s that beautiful white blossom that inspired the perfume. In Bloom is indicative of where I am in my life today. I’m feeling very strong and independent, and so happy, so full of life. The fragrance truly captures that feeling—it’s very sensual, very romantic and alluring.”

The fragrance will be an Eau de Parfum and available in two sizes of 1.7oz ($34 USD) and a 1oz limited edition version ($59 USD). A body mist, lotion, and shower gel will also accompany the release for $15 USD each.

Reese was fully involved with the creation of In Bloom from the development of the fragrance to it’s name. She wanted the fragrance to be a true reflection of her own personal style.

Sounds interesting enough to me! I’m not too into floral but breaking the notes up with peach could make this appealing to me. I’ll be getting one to review for sure as count me curious plus I find Reese rather cute.

What do you think?

Do you like celeb inspired fragrances?

Not so much?

Which have you loved?

Hated?

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L’Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton Smoothing Face Primer Review

If you were wondering where Diane Keaton’s been the Muse is here to save the day and tell you what’s she’s been up to. What? I sometimes lay awake at night and think, “Gee, I wonder what Diane’s up to!”

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Technically she’s been up to making primer for L’Oreal…I think? Actually she’s been up to alot with L’Oreal. She has her own L’Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton Collection….I dunno I guess L’Oreal was inspired by Diane….who knows I’m not making this stuff, it’s all really true!

L’Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton is an entire collection of cosmetics that I guess L’Oreal wants to appeal to a more mature audience. I’d have personally picked the collection inspired by Ru-Paul but hey props to Di for getting her own cosmetic line although you can color me jealous! I’m still waiting for the MAC Inspired by the Muse Collection, shrug, hasn’t happened yet damnit. Although nothing reached out at me much I was somewhat amazed, fascinated, and generally shocked to discover a primer in with the palettes and lipstick. A drugstore primer? Unheard of! Say word! Can it be so? And shaped so slickly like…might I say….Smashbox Photo Finish….Diane you cheeky little devil!

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Indeed, this little guy is quite similar to Photo Finish but actually probably in the Muse’s humblest little opinion has a better formula and texture than Photo Finish. I don’t like Photo Finish. It pills, it causes me to break out, and it’s an uncomfortable primer if ever I did see one. L’Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton is considerably better in formula and texture. It’s very much a silicon based primer but it feels smoother on my skin, it absorbs easier, and it doesn’t break me out nor does it pill. I don’t feel like I have a mask on and it makes my skin nice and smooth, likey!

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Now…

What it should do.

It should fill pores, fine lines, etc….it should make foundation last longer, remain fresher, and make skin even and flawless.

What it actually does.

Ok, no pore problem here and no fine lines so I can’t speak for either of those. Foundation doesn’t really last longer but remains fresher if that makes sense. It allows my foundation to not only apply flawlessly but it also lets it breath and keeps it from oxidizing on my face so it remains fresher on. I’d say within an hour or two my foundation completely oxidizes to the point it actually morphs into an entire new color. I’ve tried plenty of different ways to prevent this from happening and have succeeded a fair bit but a majority of the time nothing helps much. Now L’Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton Smoothing Face Primer probably doesn’t keep my foundation completely fresh but it does fairly well at the job, not bad for a drugstore find.

I do think it’s impressive to see such a product available in a drugstore as it’s not your typical drugstore fare. Honestly, how many silicon primer do you know of at your local drugstore (within the US, don’t bring Asia into this and cheat!). It does carry a tiny bit of a hefty price tag at $14.99 USD but I do think it was well worth it as the quality is definitely there.

I think the product is particularly good for anyone with large pores, anyone who likes primers in general, and anyone who wants their makeup to remain a bit fresher for a little while longer. I’m not going to say it did anything major in the way of making my makeup last all day because it didn’t but it did allow for a more seamless, flawless look to my foundation and it also kept my foundation fresh. I don’t rave about primers much so take my review as a very calm way of saying that this was quite good. I imagine if it was eyeshadow or blush I’d be bouncing off the wall but it is primer which in the Muse’s world isn’t much to get excited about. That being said I highly recommend snagging a bottle or two as I don’t know if it’s LE or not and I think it’s worth picking up as it is, as I said, very good quality for a drugstore purchase. The price I’m not keen on as it seems a tiny bit high but the size is quite nice so it should last a while. I do see myself purchasing again if I run out. I’m Muse Approving it for purchase since I liked it quite alot.

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Overall, I’m loving that L’Oreal is introducing something so “techy” to the drugstore cosmetic world. Yes, it’s standard to purchase any number of primers at your fav posh counter or cosmetic store but how many can you find at your local drugstore? Good work L’Oreal…now about that Muse inspired collection…….

Anyone tried Miss Keaton’s Collection?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

Ahh…also appears this collection is VERY hard to find. FYI I found it at Walgreens but didn’t see it anywhere else as of yet nor is it on the L’Oreal website.

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Pieces of Life: The Brad "Oh my god he’s not airbrushed" Edition

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Not that the Muse is a Brad Pitt fan or anything (not since Cool World anyway…the Muse thinks that was a cinematic masterpiece!) but she did take note a few days ago when her issue of W magazine popped into her mailbox with a big, giant face shot of Brad’s scary, un-airbrushed mug.

The Muse hasn’t been this upset since she seen Gwen un-airbrushed….

Ok, not that I’m pro-airbrushing but who knew that Brad Pitt was old and stuff? Every time the Muse sees him he’s smooth as a baby’s butt and looking quite like he’s 18 at the most.

Who gave him a ticket to pass go and collect $200 all the while aging himself “gracefully” for the cover of W?

He doesn’t necessarily look terrible or anything but I admit that when I opened my mailbox and seen this staring back at me I was somewhat shocked….can you blame me?

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I was thinking about it and this guy and Brad have alot in common.

Disclaimer: Brad Pitt, Angelina, and the kids were not harmed in the making of this post. This post is solely for the Muse’s entertainment purposes no matter how shallow it is.

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