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Sneak Peek: MAC Double Dazzle Review, Swatches, and Photos

Oh MAC how you please me to no end sometimes! Just when the Muse thinks her addiction is under control you throw incredible collections at her like your new Double Dazzle.

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Last year the Muse couldn’t get enough of MAC Dazzleglass and this year she’ll be doubling her pleasure with 18 shades! Oh my gods I’m going to be broke as smoke after this haul! The Muse is just happy that some of the shades are repromote that saves some money right?

Today I’ll be bringing you a little sneaky peek of MAC Double Dazzle in a few shades. The official release is April 30th but if we are lucky maybe it’ll make a special early appearance? One can hope!

From what I understand some shades are LE but some will remain permanent. Fabulous if you’re saving a bit of money at the moment and wish to indulge at a later date plus I think Dazzleglass deserves it’s all little special spot amongst the rest of our MAC favorites.

Shades being released are:

  • Sugarrimmed Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
  • Goldyrocks Sheer soft yellow with pink and gold pearl
  • Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige with violet pearl
  • Smile Light coral with pink and gold pearl
  • Steppin’ Out Clean yellow pink with red pearl
  • Utterly Posh Mid-tone orange with pink and gold pearl
  • Love Alert Raspberry red with red pearl
  • Date Night Deep plum with blue and gold pearl
  • Funtablulous Purple with violet pearl
  • Extra Amps Sheer bright blue pink with blue and pink pearl
  • Like Venus Clean light bubble gum pink with red pearl
  • Stop! Look! Sheer violet mauve with blue and pink pearl
  • Money Honey Mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl
  • Rags to Riches Plummy pink with teal and red pearl
  • Baby Sparks Pale pink with violet pearl
  • Bare Necessity Caramel apricot with red and gold pearl
  • Girl’s Delight Sheer mid-tone tan with gold pearl
  • Get Rich Quick Warm yellow brown

You’ll notice some repromotes above which is great if you missed them the first time around!

I tried out Utterly Posh, Moth to Flame, and Stop! Look! all of which were as fantastic in formula as the previous release although for some reason they looked like they had a whole heck of alot more dazzle but that could be my imagination.

I took some quickie pictures this morning of myself wearing Utterly Posh and Moth to Flame, I’ll try to get an FOTD posted soon with Stop! Look!

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Utterly Posh is my new best friend as it’s a lovely little peach shade that’s ideal for Summer! Stop! Look! is a violet mauve with enough pink to make it perfectly wearable. And finally Moth to Flame is a very natural sheer beige that more sparkle than color but regardless still lovely! I actually applied a bit of Moth to Flame and some Utterly Posh on top for double the dazzle w00t!

I took some quickie pictures this morning of myself wearing Utterly Posh and Moth to Flame, I’ll try to get an FOTD posted soon with Stop! Look!

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By now you’ve probably realized I’m totally Muse Approving these for purchase! I loved ‘em last time and I’m loving ‘em this time. MAC Double Dazzle is a welcome collection for this Muse and I’m excited to see them return full force!

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Get more DazzleGlass by peeping at last year’s full on review!

Likey so very much!

How about you?

Dazzleglass fan?

Hauling Double Dazzle?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Battle: Urban Decay Eyeshadow VS Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow

Pitting sister shadow against sister shadow is truly wicked! But the Muse can’t think up a better battle than facing off Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow against Urban Decay Eyeshadow!

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Let the battle begin!

I’ve always been a big fan of just about anything UD has put out, particularly it’s awesome line of incredible eyeshadows. Hello likey! As I was thinking up this week’s Beauty Battle I couldn’t help but think what a great fight it would be putting up two of Urban Decay’s greatest shadows and facing them off against each other!

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It’s going to be a close one kids so sit tight.

It deserves to be mentioned that both shadows have incredible pigmentation and a formula that blends like a dream. They are both really high end, quality shadows and some of my favorite shadows around.

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Weighting in at 0.05 oz with a price tag of $16 USD and over 25 shades to choose from, Urban Decay Eye Shadow sure does please. Matte shadows, sparkly finishes, and plenty of shimmer are all available from this line of shadow! It’s size, it’s price, and it’s incredible variety keeps Urban Decay Shadow on top of this game but what does Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow offer us?

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Merely $2 cheaper with a $18 USD price tag and a size of 0.09 oz these shadows creep up on us as a possible better value. The graffiti style package definitely trumps the old hubcap style of Urban Decay Eye Shadows as well. Getting a 3rd more product for $2 cheaper plus cute packaging could make these a winner but a mere 12 color selection could be it’s downfall!

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This is a tough one to call but I do so deem the original Urban Decay Eye Shadow the winner. Although it’s bigger size and great packaging really appeals, I must deem Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow the loser for it’s lack of color selection. The colors they do offer are amazing so I’d love it if they expanded on the line and introduced new shades!

Our Winner?

Urban Decay Eye Shadow all the way baby!

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How about you?

Which wins in your book?

UD Shadow or UD Deluxe?

Tell the Muse!

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Stash Spotlight: Lavshuca Palettes

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My stash of Lavshuca palettes has gotten considerably smaller over the years as they release more and more palette styles and colors that I am none too fond of. I believe the last time I indulged was last Summer. I’m hopeful this Summer we’ll have more of the same great palettes from Lavshuca rather than a rehash of terrible colors.

Until Summer the Muse hauled out some of her Lavshuca to do a Stash Spotlight on!

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As I said Lavshuca has failed to catch my fancy as of late. Lord knows it’s an epic fail lately. I am so terribly eager for news of the Summer Collection to reach my ears (hopefully good news and not disappointing news!).

I’ve been collecting Lavshuca for a few years now and I embraced the brand new packaging with glee however I do miss the certain princess feel the brand used to sport however I’m still loving the new slicker clothes.

Could be the sparkle, the smallness of the palettes, or just the fact that it’s Japanese but Lavshuca has a special place in my heart even when it’s busy putting out crummy shades!

Here’s a few pictures of my stash of palettes!

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Lavshuca lover yourself?

Longing for something better from Lavshuca?

Tell the Muse!

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Yay or Nay: Benefit Posietint

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For the longest time I thought that the earth revolved around Benetint! I think this was mostly due to the fact that I was such a n00b to makeup plus it was probably one of the first of it’s kind on the market as stains hadn’t quite reached the pinnacle they are now at in cosmetic land.

Recently, I fell hard for Benefit Posietint and it’s since taken up resident of revolving around the Muse’s planet.

Benefit Posietint is thee perfect shade of pink. Flushing cheeks with beautiful health this slick bottle of joy is sure to please anyone that wants a quick and simple look that’s both natural and pretty!

From first use I fell deeply in love with Posietint and haven’t looked back since. I’ve since proclaimed over and over again how superior it is over it’s sibling, Benetint.

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For me Benefit Posietint is a big Yay!

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How about you?

Yay or Nay for Benefit Posietint?

Tell the Muse!

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The Muse Takes On AOL Style List!

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Hey pretties!

Guess what? A few of my old reviews are making a special guest starring appearance on AOL Style List this week. I feel all special and stuff.

I hope you’ll click on over for a peek and maybe a comment?

Guest Beauty Blogger: Urban Decay Lip Gloss Review
Guest Beauty Blogger: Benefit Hello Flawless! Review

Yay!

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