Musings of the Day
The Muse was wondering how is the current economy influencing your beauty purchases?
Are you cutting back on your normal hauls? Saving more?
I’m very, very anal about setting budget goals for just about everything in my life. I plan cosmetic releases (and non cosmetic things) down to the last penny but occasionally I do go over budgets that I set for myself but it’s quite rare. I think present economic situation has definitely influenced my purchasing as I’m not so quick to jump on board purchasing every single shade of aqua eyeshadow put out. I’m a tad bit more conscious of asking myself do I really need this or do I have two dozen of the same thing at home? I’m also pretty tame with my MAC hauling late. I honestly don’t think this has too much to do with the economy so much as it has to do with scaling back some as sometimes I do realize that I have a bit TOO much stuff hanging around!
How about you?
I think a majority of the major cosmetic brands on the market have released info on their Spring Collections. Hells, most of them are selling it online and at counters for weeks now.
But which brands haven’t you heard from and are eager to hear from about their Spring Collections?
Join me to Muse about what collections you’re excited to hear about!
This was a no brainer for me. I’ve explored pretty much all the Spring Collections so far aside from the Japanese brands that haven’t released quite yet. However, one brand has not uttered a peep about anything Spring-like as of yet.
Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals.
I do look forward to seeing what Bare Escentuals has in store for us. I’m a constant ranter about their kits but I’m also a fond lover and fan and always look forward to what they are up to next! Aside from a few Buxom Lip kits I haven’t seen anything new pop up yet and I’m quite excited to see what they put on the table if anything.
How about you? What brand have you been patiently waiting on to release their Spring Collection?
Tell the Muse!
So here it is….that scary question of whether you prefer cheaping it out with drugstore cosmetics and finding golden nuggets among epic fails or are you a counter girl who prefers high end to low end?
The Muse happens to be a counter girl and rarely ventures far from it. She’s all about high end skincare, haircare, and cosmetics. Sadly, it’s very rare I find drugstore products that work. If I think about it I can probably shell out $50 or more dollars before finding a single item at my local drugstore that works. For that I might as well just head to my local Sephora and pick up the item that I know will get the job done and not having to go through a dozen or more products I can’t test or return at a drugstore!
I’m not dissing on lower end cosmetics nor am I saying higher end are easy to afford but I just personally feel like about 85% of drugstore cosmetics, skincare, and haircare are simply rubbish in my humblest opinion and I’d rather spend the extra $ on a counter brand. For example I can probably get a quad from say L’Oreal at my local drugstore for around $8.99 or less….chances are it’s not a great formula, doesn’t blend well, and isn’t really all that pigmented. I might as well just throw in the extra $5 bucks or so and snag a single pigmented eyeshadow from MAC and be all the happier for it!
This isn’t to say all drugstore brands are bad because I’m found a few gems here and there myself.
So the Muse is in the “not to cheap” category.
How about you?
Love your drugstore cosmetics?
Can’t get enough of the higher end counter brands?
Tell the Muse!
It’s been a few days since we Muse’d together hasn’t it?
Oh I forgot to mention….you can’t say MAC Hello Kitty!
hehe! I’m evil.
So what’s mine? Easy. I’m looking forward to NARS Spring Collection 2009 in a major way! Although I was disappointed that the Grenadines is a matte shadow but I’m still hyped about the other single shadows being introduced! I was also quite excited about the concealer palette which I’m simply gagging to try!
All in all a really great round up of products from NARS and I’m very excited about it and will be bringing you swatches and a review shortly!
So what are you excited about for Spring ’09? Remember no Hello Kitty hehe!
Tell your Muse!
This one is a tiny bit hard for the Muse to answer since she has a slew of concealers that she really likes but since her taste in concealers changes regular and from day to day she finds a new one she likes, she decided it was best to pick the one she uses most regularly as of late…
I couldn’t pick one because at the moment I’m feeling the love for Mally Beauty Cancellation Concealer System in a major way!
My second favorite and totally holy grail material is the Bobbi Brown Concealer Palette!
At the moment both of these two palettes are my go to for fresh, awake, and well concealed eyes!
What about you?
What’s your HG concealer that you’d simply die without?
Tell the Muse!