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Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick FOTD

Remember the Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick I was ranting about last week in my review?

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Here’s what it looks like on if you were curious!

Have I mentioned how much I heart Kate Glamtrick in GN-1 lately?
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Eyes:
Kate Glamtrick Eye Palette in GN-1
MJ Mascara

Lips
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in 734 Gypsy Red
DuWop Lip Venom

Face
NARS Blush in Taos

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling Shadow FOTD

Since I recently reviewed Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling and Luminous Eyeshadows I thought I’d do a very simple FOTD using one of the colors!

Click to read my review on these shadows if you missed it!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black
MAC Fluid Line in Uppity
Majolica Majorca Jeweling Pencil in BE208
MAC Glitter Eyeliner in Glamourgold
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling Eyeshadow in Goldblinger
Bare Escentuals Beautifully Luminous Lashes

Face
MAC Blush in Hipness

Lips
MAC Lipglass in Moonbathe

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Majolica Majorca Majolook FOTD

I was talking to a reader about Majolook Palettes so I decided to do an FOTD with one this morning!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Majolook Palette in RD332
Maquillage Comb Mascara

Lips
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Candi (I thought I’d haul this out as I was discussing it a few days ago!)

Face
MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Sweetness

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Click here to see my FOTD using the new Spring “Trick On” Palettes from Majolica Majorca!

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to see my FOTD using the Holiday Collection Palette plus a tutorial for the look!

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Visee Spring Collection 2008 Review

Lord I’m sure late with this one! Sorry ’bout that!

But it’s here now!

The Visee Spring Collection 2008 Review!

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Excited?

Don’t be.

It’s disappointing.

For those of you lovely girls (or boys!) that are not in the know allow me to briefly explain that Visee is a brand available in Japan and is sub-brand of Kose who makes a ton of fab brands, Visee, being one. These are sadly unavailable in the US icon sad

E6 and E7
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Without Flash E6 and E7
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Now for the review.

I know many readers were highly interested in hearing about the new Spring palettes considering that the previous release of the the Jewel Crush Eyes were such a smashing success and hit!

Don’t get me wrong these are beautiful, beautiful editions to the Jewel Crush Eyes line up but why they did them in such similar shades as previous releases is really beyond my feeble little mind.

The fact of the matter is that E6 and E7 are practically identical to E2 and E4. It really boggles my mind! The colors are so similar it borders on absurd to bother wasting your money on either!

The good news is I wasted my money so you don’t have too. Seriously, you do not need E6 and E7.

With that being said allow me to explain the very minor differences between the four palettes.

E7 is noticeably comparable to E4. The only difference between the two palettes is the fact that E7 contains a few deeper shades while E4 contains light shades. The main color appears identical to my eye, while the contrast shade is different. E4′s contrast shade is a lilac purple where E7′s shade is a deep gray. The base colors are different completely with E4 sporting a soft lilac and E7 a sparkling white. Finally the liners are a tad different as well with E4 having a purple based brown color and E7 having a smoky purple/black combo. Honestly, once they are on you’re not going to tell much difference between the looks you can create using these!

E7 and E4 (Starting from Top Left: Main Base Color, Contrasting Color, Base, and Liner)
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Without Flash E7 and E4
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E7
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Created using E7
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Moving on to E6 again we have a similar problem with color combinations. E6 is a dead on match for E2. This time the liners are identical colors! The main base shadow is gold in E6 and a softer beige gold in E2. The contrasting shadows are different in E6 is a gold based brown and E2 is more of a copper color with gold. And finally the base shadow shadow in E6 is more of a creamy white gold and E2 is a true gold. Again, same problem as before, you can create basically the same look using either of the two palettes.

E6 and E2 (Starting from Top Left: Main Base Color, Contrasting Color, Base, and Liner)
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E6
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Created Using E6
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Even though the differences appear major they are in fact very subtle and for me the small changes are not enough to warrant purchasing the newest palettes unless you’re a big addict like me and have the “have to have them all” mentality I seem to possess!

I also got the two mascaras that were released with the collection. At the time I was under the impression of how awesome Kose mascaras were but sadly these don’t fall under that “great” category!

The mascaras are not worth your money at all in my humblest. They made my lashes spiky as hell! The formula is great, the wand is fantastic, and the colors available are brilliant but that didn’t add up to a great mascara experience for me!

I’ve since used both colors I got, which were brown and black, and each time I tested these out for a run I ended up with the strange clumpy spike look! If I’m extra careful I do get some nice volume but I have to apply it really slow which for me is a big no! It’s the AM and I’m rushing no time for slow mascara application!

Big boo to these!

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I didn’t yet dive into getting any of the new metallic loose eyeshadows that were released but that’ll be very soon! As soon as I get them I’ll be reviewing!

All in all a rather weak and disappointing Spring Collection for Visee! Let’s hope Summer brings something much better!

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Heatherette Trio 1 FOTD

Playing with Heatherette’s Trio 1 today!

It came out crap. I hate my lips, hate my cheeks, but I do like my eyes a bit. I’m also totally pms’ing so my skin is a MESS!

Anyway!

For the longest time I was puzzling over how best to use the palette and then yesterday I was visiting with Silver Lips and I totally stole her Heatherette look! It was pure perfection. I never really thought to use the palette like this in all honesty and I’ve been sitting on it for a bit now trying to think how to incorporate the darkest shade into my look. Call it a senior moment but this was suddenly a difficult task for me!

And behold I duped Silver Lips look and thought it came out rather lovely and user friendly as hell!

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What I Used:

Eyes
MAC Eyeshadow Palette in Heatherette Trio 1
Kiss Mascara

Cheeks
MAC Beauty Powder in Alpha Girl
Lola Blush in Mistress

Lips
MAC Lipglass in Cult Fav (Fafi for MAC)

Got any of your own Heatherette looks you want to share with me? E-mail them to musings.of.a.muse@gmail.com!

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