Musings of the Day
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!
The Muse simply adores MAC MSF (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish) especially when they are loaded with chunky glitter!
MAC BBR is live at www.maccosmetics.com today and at your local counter!
The Muse already tried, tested, and reviewed the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Brunette for you and she’s now looking forward to snagging the Blonde and Redhead version as well! So I def want all three of ‘em! What about you?
This actually isn’t as hard a question as I thought it would be when I was originally writing it out…Jump ahead to read why!
When I first asked myself What was the most important thing in my makeup bag? I started to panic! How could I just pick one thing? But than I realized, wait a sec, I don’t carry a slew of cosmetics with me in my bag anyway so what am I so worried about?
If I had to pick thing it would be cheek stain. It’s completely multitasking so I can give a hint of color to my cheeks and lips and at the very least I look healthy and fresh so it’s probably the most important item in my bag. Although my makeup doesn’t last all day, my skin is very clear so I don’t need to keep touching up with powder or foundation. I chew my gloss off almost an hour after it’s on so it’s important to keep one stashed away but I find that once it’s off I get too busy to actually reapply so unless I am going out after work I don’t retouch it. I carry a compact mirror but that’s honestly available anywhere…in my car, in a bathroom, etc..where can’t you find a mirror nowadays right?
So stain it is Works on my cheeks and lips and makes me go from dull to lovely!
How about you? What’s the most important thing in your makeup bag?
Tell the Muse!