Beauty Bits & Bobs
Steal a little love for your lips!
Avon Pretty Petal Lip Balms are available in some great Easter flavors so you can get your lips feeling all soft and pretty for the Spring ahead!
Try one or two out or even nab all four for .69 cents each with free shipping by using promo code WINTER9.
The Muse is a sucker for cute lip balms so she’ll be all over Chocolate, Sugar Berry, Jelly Bean, and Marshmallow….what? Their only a few pennies each might as well indulge! I imagine the Easter Bunny approves!
Green goes glam with the new Cargo Plant Love Cosmetics Collection! Cargo’s Plant Love Collection is one of the few organic/natural lines I’ve tried that’s actually really, really good.
Normally I find that collections that embrace their green friendly side end up forsaking quality but I was pretty impressed with the quality and performance of the items I tried out from the line.
Jump ahead to hear my review!
The entire Plant Love Collection is natural in origin including it’s packaging. Plant Love is free of parabens, phthalates, petro-chemicals, synthetic dyes, and fragrances. The packaging on each item is made from polylatic acid which is a polymer made up entirely from corn! Soak the box from your purchase in water and plant it! It’s embedded with wildflower seeds. Pretty cool right?
I’m honestly not a fond fan of bronzer as you may already know from reading my past reviews however I’ve taken baby steps to embrace the bronzer world. When I tried out Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origin Bronzer I was a bit skeptical and worried as the shade isn’t particularly flattering in the pan. The color is a dull brown without a hint of shimmer, you know that the Muse minus shimmer is never a pretty event. However, I felt determined to give this a try and I was quite pleasantly surprised and shocked how much I loved it.
The shade is actually quite natural, sheer, and easy to blend. I actually used it conjunction with a tiny bit of my Bobbi Brown Rouge Pot. I applied a bit of the Rouge Pot to my cheeks and topped it with this. The bronzer deepened the rouge and created a very soft focused, healthy, glowing look. This is made with natural terracotta ingredients minus harmful parabens. Considering the product is so sheer it creates a glow rather than going overboard into the land of Oompa Loompa as some bronzers are known to do. I liked the overall effect and I’m actually delighted that I liked it so much.
Now the real star of the show are the Cargo Plant Love 100% Natural Origins Eye Shadow. Oh. My. God. So good. You really need to try these out. They blend like an absolute dream! The formula is so light yet manages to have sincerely great color payoff. The shadow glides onto the eye beautifully well and blends perfectly. I tried a few colors which I’ll review for you in a second post but the shade I was most in love with was Parakeet which was a beautiful orangy copper with a nice shimmer finish. The shade is ideal for a warm Summer look.
The last product I tried was the Plant Love Lipstick. Two dollars from every sale of the lipstick sale benefits the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The formula of the lipstick is paraben-free which makes it a great find however I wasn’t too captivated by the formula. It has great color pigmentation and gives a nice rich color to lips however the texture was a tad bit too hard for me and didn’t feel too moisturizing on my lips. However, considering how natural it is I do think its well worth a repurchase. The shade I tried was Sagarmatha, a rosy taupe shade.
For my look below I used the Plant Love Bronzer on my cheeks, forehead, and face. On my eyes I’m using Plant Love Eyeshadow in Parakeet and on my lips I have on Plant Love Lipstick in Sagarmatha. I’m looking quite like Summer in the dead of Winter but I just loved how the look came out overall thanks to the great effect of the bronzer and the beautiful shade of shadow!
All in all I think the line is pretty incredible and well worth checking out for yourself especially if you’re “green” friendly. Although it’s quite natural and organic it doesn’t forsake quality in anyway. After trying out a few pieces I’m wanting to get to Sephora to explore further!
Cargo Plant Love is available now from Sephora or visit www.cargocosmetics.com for further info!
The Cargo Plant Love Collection is Muse Approved for purchase! Loves it!
How about you?
Tried the Plant Love Makeup line?
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The Muse thinks we should all sign a petition and ask MAC to freaking bring back Firespot! Too many makeup junkies have not experienced the beauty and joys of Firespot, blasphemy!
The Muse has an orange eyeshadow here and there. She also owns a few peaches, a few bronzes, and a coral or two, and other wonderful shades that fall into the “orange” category. But she’s never quite run across such a stunning, pigmented shade of pure orange flame like MAC Firespot.
Upon it’s release with the MAC Moonbathe Collection it sold out uber quickly. I was lucky to get one at the time as I was a week to late hauling Moonbathe as I recall it.
It’s possibly the most prettiest shade I’ve come across and quite reminds me of a flame of a fire. It’s extremely pigmented and works amazingly well with golds to create a gorgeous Summery eye look!
Can we please has it back now MAC?
How about you?
Tell the Muse!
The Muse knows she’s not alone in thinking that their is something so very wonderful about lipgloss!
Go on now, you know you simply adore it.
Jump ahead to reflect on some reviews that’s are all about the lips!
The Muse thinks kawaii and gloss is a marriage most divine so of course she was all about Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss from Japan.
Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss Review
Christmas was extra special when the Muse discovered that diamonds and gloss could come together in a gorgeous piece of bling!
Isadora Diamond Gloss Ring Review
From Korea (and Etude House) with Love, the Muse was all about the newest Etude House plumping gloss!
Etude House Plumping Lip Tint Review
The gods graced the Muse (and makeup junkies everywhere) with the awesomeness of Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss this past Fall! Bless be!
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss
Only the good die young so might as well sin with Lipstick Queen!
Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore LipGloss Review
Why choose when you can have a slew of variety? Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss set was all about choices!
Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Gift Set Review
Rule the recession with budget friendly gloss from Mark!
Mark Glossblossom Lipgloss Review
Part two of my Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review is upcoming so best get cracking and start reflecting on part one!
Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review and Swatches
The Muse finally admits that every cosmetic purchase she makes from Japan isn’t always a great one!
Shiseido Maquillage Diamond Tear Gloss Review
The Muse couldn’t pull off MAC Binge Slimshine but she found an alternative that worked well!
NARS Lipgloss in Revolt Review
Armani and the Muse are BFF’s especially when she was loving all over lip wax a few months ago!
Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Wax Review
It’s not always about gloss! How about Lip Stain too?
Pixi Lip Blush Review
Hope you enjoyed reflecting on lip products today!
Tell the Muse some of your fav lip products!
The Golden Compact Awards is the first every Beauty Awards by the beauty blog community. The awards showcase the best in beauty products that have debuted from January and December 2008 with winners in five separate categories: hair, skin care, body care, makeup and nails.
Finalists are selected by three wonderful beauty bloggers Jamie Allison from The Beauty of Life, Michelle Mismas from All Lacquered Up and Lilan Doug from The Daily Cookie.
Brands include MAC, YSL, Frederic Fekkai, OPI, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Benefit Cosmetics, Lipstick Queen, and many, many other favorites.
The blogger panel has spent a good deal of time testing and reviewing the products and will reveal their top picks soon! Readers can head over to The Golden Compact site to cast their vote for best products in each category! One random voter will be chosen to receive a prize packaged filled with the items from the finalists (all the more reason to vote! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge!).
Visit www.goldencompactawards.com to cast your vote and join in the fun!