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MAC Pigment Pressing: The Muse No Likey

Late Sunday night I decided to dive in and try out MAC Pigment Pressing for the first time. Um yea can I tell you how horrifying pigment pressing is for a makeup junkie?

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Ok, first off let me explain that I thought pigment pressing was going to be some sort of major mess but turns out it’s actually quite easy, fuss and mess free! I had zero mess to clean up and didn’t get pigments on my fingers or anywhere else thankfully!

What was it horrifying?

The problem with pigment pressing is if you’re emotionally attached to your MAC LE pigments and you’re planning on pressing them you may be in for a shock at how much product you have to use to get a single press! I had no idea I would have to use SO much pigment! I used MAC Pigment in Mutiny because I sincerely adore this color. I was smart enough to realize when to stop but if I kept going I’d have used up over half of my jar of Mutiny before getting a full press!

Holy cows!

I had no idea that I’d need to use so much pigment to get a full press of shadow from the jar! If you want a full press of a pigment you have to use at least half a jar of pigment or more! See where I am heading with this?

If you’re really attached to your pigment in loose form chances are you’re going to be upset when using a half a jar of a favorite LE pigment! On top of this the chances of messing the press of the pigment are very real. I was trying to press MAC Pigment in Blue Steel and completely screwed it up! Ahhhh! Imagine taking a very valuable LE pigment and screwing up the press? It would be like going to a funeral!

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I guess if you’re using pigments you can get from MAC anytime then I’d recommend pressing them out as it makes application quite easy considering how much fall out pigments create however if you have vaulable LE pigments that you’re not willing to part with I’d totally avoid pressing them (unless the Muse is the only one emotionally attached to her pigments)!

This was an experience the Muse didn’t enjoy and won’t be doing again as most of her piggies are LE!

These are about a quarter jar of pigment each…as you can see the presses are not even half full!!!!!!

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What do you think of pigment pressing?

Tried it?

Willing to use your LE pigments to do it?

Tell the Muse!

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Origins Friends and Family 25% Coupon Code

Origins is having it’s Friends and Family Sale at the moment and is offering 25% off using coupon code FRIENDSFB

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This code was available on their Facebook account! If you’d like to become friends with Origins on Facebook click here!

Now would be a great time to nab that Dr Weil Be Weil Collection at a discount!

Start shopping now and come back to tell me what you hauled!

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Softlips Duo Pack Giveaway Winners!

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‘ello lovies!

And another contest is over! The Softlips Duo Pack Giveaway was a great success thanks to everyone who participated!

Thanks to everyone who left great comments! I’m happy to have had a chance to extend this one to my worldwide readers!

And the winners are……………………


Faye and babyboo


Please contact me with your home addresses so I can mail these out to you!

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Harajuku Lovers Solid Perfume WINNERS!

Morning lovies!

Happy Monday!

I know I didn’t reply to each individual comment in the Harajuku Lovers Solid Perfume Contest and I wanted to take a second out to thank each of you for participating and leaving such wonderful comments! I truly appreciate the lovely comments each of you made!

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And now……..

The winners are….drum roll please…………

UYEN AND PHYAFLYJONES

Please contact me with your addresses guys! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

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Visee Glam Hunt Palette Review

The Muse is a bit tired of all the holiday coverage! It’s the end of the week and she isn’t really up for doing more holiday collections and just feels like concentrating on the lovely Fall weather and maybe a Fall collection too!

How about you?

I’ve had the Visee Fall Collection for a while now but haven’t had a chance to take advantage of it but this week I decided to crack open both and give them a whirl. The new Glam Hunt Palettes are quite different from previous releases from Visee but have no fear they are just as good. I was playing at being a good Muse so I only ordered two of the five color combinations released.

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I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the Visee Glam Hunt Palettes as I do have a love affair with the Visee Jewel Crush Eyes Palettes and as I mentioned these are vastly different. Although the Glam Hunt Palettes contain some shimmer it’s not a whole lot when compared to previous palette releases from Visee.

The Glam Hunt Palettes have five strips of color that you’ll be using on various parts of your eye. I always find it interesting that the directions for application instruct you to use the lightest shade of shadow on the crease instead of the lid. I normally contrast my shades of shadow by applying a darker shade to the crease and a lighter shade to my lid however most Japanese brands recommend contrasting them in the opposite way!

The shades included in the palettes are two contrasting shades of eyeshadow, one liner shade, one base shade, and a sparkling powder which can be used in the inner corner of the eye to add a bit of sparkle and shine to your look! The palettes I got were G1 and G4. G1 consists of green shades which are comparable to my favorite KATE Glamtrick Eye Palette GN-1 and the G4 palette contains dusky rose shades. Out of the two palettes G1 was my favorite simply because I really adore how a smoked out green eyeshadow look makes my eyes sizzle! The G4 is very nice as well but I thought the liner shade made my eyes look slightly tired.

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The shadows are all quite pigmented and blend wonderfully well. I thought the formula and texture was comparable to KATE palettes. As I mentioned above these are considerably different from the palettes you’ve seen Visee release before and I’m hoping they’ll actually continue with the line as it’s quite good.

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All in all I thought the Visee Glam Hunt palettes were quite nice with a good selection of Fall friendly colors. I’m not Muse Approving for them purchase simply because they are quite similiar to many Japanese brand palettes you might already own! If you don’t have a considerable stash of Japanese palettes I do recommend trying these out as they are quite lovely!

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