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MAC Electro Flash Sneak Peek

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A little teaser of MAC Electro Flash for you guys!

I’ll be doing a full review shortly!

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Go on and shout @ me! Comment box is open!

What are you hauling from MAC Electro?

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The Muse Featured on The Beauty of Life

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The Beauty of Life is on my daily reading list so I was honored and flattered when it’s editor, Jamie, asked if I’d like to participate in her First Look Fridays post.

The First Look Friday entries are posted each Friday and feature a different blog and interview with it’s editor each week! It’s a really fun way to find out more about the author behind some of your favorite Beauty Blogs!

If you ever wondered how Musings began, or who the Muse really is, what blogs I am reading, or just more information in general about me you can hop on over to Jamie’s site, The Beauty of Life, and check out my Q&A session with her!

Click!

Happy Reading!

Want to know more about me? Click on the “Pieces of Life” tag below and I’m sure you’ll find out plenty of interesting tidbits and morsels about your favorite Muse!

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MAC Neo Sci-Fi Review

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I’m really late pumping out my review for MAC Neo Sci-Fi! I was on vacation when this popped into stores which ended up in a delay getting all the pieces I wanted and thus my very late review to you!

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Bad Muse!

Sadly, by now you’ve read the reviews, seen the swatches, and brought the T-Shirt on MAC’s Summer trio release however you haven’t heard my thoughts on the topic and those are by far the most important of course…maybe…sorta….kinda……….

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Upon Neo Sci-Fi’s original release I wasn’t doing cartwheels through the aisles as I’ve been known to do when a new MAC color story pops up! Last year’s Summer Collection wasn’t anything I was too excited about either so Neo Sci-Fi found it’s way to the bottom of my list of Must Have Summer Makeup.

However, upon getting my hands on some of the collection I quickly realized that many of the items released with it are truly gems and I’m happy that I grabbed a majority of the collection!

As you know the color story was released in three seperate parts. Neo Sci-Fi which includes all the blushes, eye shadows, and facial cosmetics, Solar Field which included the bronzers and a new pigment product called Solar Bits (review to follow on those shortly), and finally Future Earth which included some very interesting skin care items!

So I think I personally got the best of the best that was offered with this particular collection!

I ended up with four out of the five shadows released. Femme-Fi which is a frosty golden cream, Evening Aura which is golden peach, Magnetic Fields which is a black brown, and Expensive Pink which is a golden orangey shade.

Out of the four shadows Expensive Pink is most definately a must have in my humblest opinion. Although the title says pink and the MAC website says it’s pink I see it as more of a flattering golden, burnt orange. It’s sincerely a beautiful shade for Summer when you’re sporting some great golden bronzer or some beautiful peach or coral blush! Evening Aura is about three shades lighter but it compliments Expensive Pink beautifully and makes for a great lid color while using Expensive Pink in the crease of your eye! If you’re just looking to buy one shadow from this particular collection definately don’t miss out on Expensive Pink (even though it’s actually available all the time it’s still nice to have in the cool neon packaging!). Magnetic Field was a spur of the moment purchase. It’s a dark black brown and I thought it would go great with one of the Solar Bits I picked up plus it looks wonderful as an upcoming Fall Shade. Femme-Fi is a creamy golden beige that works great as a highlighter and in conjunction with Expensive Pink and Evening Aura you can do a nice eye look combining the three!

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Speaking of packaging….at first I was a little dismayed at the really gaudy neon orange packaging but turns out it’s rather funky once you get used too it! I’m actually liking the unique look of these particular compacts and not minding the glow in the dark effect at all!

Now blushes I might have made a tiny mistake on. I got both but I’m a bit scared of X-Rocks. X-Rocks is a very deep dirty mauve that appears almost brown. With a light hand I may be able to work this well but I am quite frightened I’ll just look dirty with it on so I need to practice with this before stepping outside the door! The star of the blushes is definately Spaced Out which is a shimmery summer peach shade that looks stunning on! If you’re sporting a tan you’ll look simply gorgeous wearing this!

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And finally I nabbed a few of the lip items. Pink Grapefruit lipglass was my number one product in this collection! It’s simply too yummie and it made it’s way onto my Summer Must Have List very quickly! I ended up purchasing a backup since it’s truly a unique shade. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend tracking this one down! It’s has shades of orange, gold, pink, and peach all combined into a unique and simply stunning shade! I originally only purchased one item from the lip stuff released but I later went back after a reader pointed out that Soft and Slow was a must have lipglass! Turns out she was right as it’s a rather beautiful shade of creamy plum that works well with all the shadows and blushes in the collection! Finally I couldn’t keep my hands off of Electro Lipstick. It’s a bright true orange that I’ll probably look ridiculously sporting but I don’t have any shades like it so I absolutely had to have it!

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All in all Neo Sci-Fi has some serious winners and I’m happy I did manage to score some of it. At first I wasn’t going to bother to head into store to swatch but I’m happy I did as the collection has some terrific finds!

Must have Hits from this Collection:
Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit
Eye shadow in Expensive Pink
Blush in Spaced Out

Face of the Day I created this morning using the following from MAC Neo Sci-Fi:

Eyes
MAC Eyeshadow in Femme-Fi
MAC Eyeshadow in Expensive Pink
MAC Eyeshadow in Evening Aura

Cheeks
MAC Blush in Spaced Out

Lips
MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit

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What did you haul from Neo Sci-Fi?

What was a hit for you? What was a miss?

Loved this collection?

Tell the Muse!

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Read my mad ravings about MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit!

Click here to read about the trio of MAC Summer Color Stories released last month!

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to find out why I am loving MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator released with Future Earth!

Check back soon to see my review on MAC Solar Bits and MAC Cool Heat!

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Bobbi Brown Mauve Collection Sneak Peek

I see a sneak peek below of the new Bobbi Brown Mauve Collection!

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Excited?

Me too!

My love and lust for Bobbi continues lately after I spotted the the Bobbi Brown Mauve Collection for Fall. Although the Mauve Collection didn’t call out to me I still felt like I might need to test drive it out for myself before making any rash decisions about it!

I’m sure glad I did as I’m beginning to love it! Expect my review sometime this week!

For now I’ll leave you with the details about this collection to whet your appetite after my tease sneak peek on the collection above!

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The collection consists of a wide variety of interesting shades that are most flattering for the upcoming Fall season. Although I’m not a huge fan of neutral shades the Mauve Face Palette has caught my eye for some reason or another. The collection pretty much focuses on the elegance of simplicity in purple, brown, gray, and mauve colors.

Not exactly exciting bold colors but as you can see from the model’s promo image she does manage to pull off a certain elegant, natural beauty look which is why the palette intrigued me. This is very grown up makeup for the Muse’s tastes.

Count me curious!

I’ll be reviewing some of the collection soon and you’ll be pretty surprised at what I have to say about it!

Bobbi Brown’s Mauve Collection is available now at your local counters and from Bobbi Brown’s website!

See more of the Mauve Collection by clicking here!

Want this?

Not your style?

Love it?

Tell the Muse!

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Catch up on past Bobbi Brown Collections by clicking around below!

Click here to read about the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection!

Click here to read about the Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry Collection!

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Reader’s Request: Urban Decay Eye Shadow Swatches

A lovely reader requested swatches of Urban Decay eye shadows in Midnight Cowboy and Midnight Cowboy Rides Again!

I forgot who asked for these *blush* but here you go! Hope it helps! These are two of my favorite shades from Urban Decay!

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Got a special request?

Something you want reviewed?

Swatch of a blush or shadow?

Request Away!

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