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MAC DressCamp FOTD’s

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As requested here are a few looks I created using my MAC DressCamp haul! The palette is pure gold for me as I got at least six looks out of that one tiny palette! Sorry for the picture overload but I really wanted to show you how many cool looks you can get out of the palette and maybe give you some ideas on how to use yours!

Here I used Golden Gold Eyeshadow in the crease and Sunny Girl on the lid of my eye. I have She-Gold on my lips under that is a simple lip stain I used.

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In this look I used the entire palette. I have Trend as a highbrow highlighter, Sunny Girl in the inner corner of my eye, DressCamp Pink Beauty Powder in the middle of my eye, and Golden Gold in the outer v. Too Fab on my lips with Fashion Lipglass on top! I also used the pink beauty powder on my face in this FOTD.

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This was a very simple look I created using Golden Gold on the outer eye and Sunny Girl on the inner eye and just quickly blending the harsh lines so the colors appear to ease into each other if that makes sense! Again I stained my lips prior to applying She Gold Lipglass!

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This is my least favorite look of the bunch and I believe it would have come out better if I had used the pink beauty powder on the outer corner of my eyes instead of the bottom lash line! This was simply created by applying Sunny Girl all over my lid and lining my bottom lash line with the pink beauty powder. She Gold again on my lips and stain under it. Pink Beauty Powder on my cheeks with a dash of Joyous Beauty Powder Blush under that!

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As you can see with a little creativity you can create some truly gorgeous looks with the one palette! I really love this palette and I’m looking forward to using it for some awesome Summer looks!

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Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick FOTD

Remember the Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick I was ranting about last week in my review?

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Here’s what it looks like on if you were curious!

Have I mentioned how much I heart Kate Glamtrick in GN-1 lately?
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Eyes:
Kate Glamtrick Eye Palette in GN-1
MJ Mascara

Lips
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in 734 Gypsy Red
DuWop Lip Venom

Face
NARS Blush in Taos

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Total Beauty Web Tour

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Dior Summer Cosmetics Collection 2008: Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect

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Dior’s Summer Collection has been available at Nordies, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, and a few other select locations for a month or more now (not officially). Sephora is finally updating it’s catalog with the Summer Collection as well. Dior’s Summer Collection is officially being launched in Japan as of April the 25th so I thought to coincide with that I’d post my review of the collection today!

The Dior Japan site has been updated to reflect the new collection for a few weeks now however, as always, the US site is still displaying the Spring Collection and being bloody slow about getting the update live (we probably won’t see an update until June or more).

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As you already know from reading my constant rantings and ravings I am not a sun seeker which means of course this collection holds little appeal for me. The Collection consists of two new colors of High Shine Lipstick, two new colors of the single eyeshadows, two new palettes, and various other bits and bobs.

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And of course the Pièce de Résistance of the Collection being the Golden Dior Pendant which houses a bronze gold highlighter cream to use on cheeks, face, and lips. Europe and Asia have two color selections for the pendant which are a gold and pink color while here within the US we are only getting the gold color.

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Unlike the Spring Collection which I over indulged in, the Summer Collection held little appeal and I only ended up getting the three Dior Addict Ultra Glosses from the entire lot of items released.

The colors released ended up being very Muse friendly and I am loving the corals, golds, and beiges found in each of the newest glosses. I think these will not only work great in the Summer but well into the Fall!

Three colors were released of the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect so I ended up with all three colors. I’ve always collected the Limited Editions of Addict Gloss but I haven’t done so in a while however with the Spring release I found myself using my LE glosses more and more thus that was part of the reason I picked these up!

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The gloss formula is very good. Not too sticky, not to tacky but just right. It’s long wearing, holds nice shimmer and shine, and the price isn’t too bad at $24.50 USD per a gloss.

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I took a few swatches for you so you can compare the various colors. Beige Moire is obviously very clear and sheer but it has a beautiful touch of gold shimmer which looks brilliant over peaches and corals. Beige Lurex is a beautiful bronze chocolate with hints of orange and gold shimmer. And finally Corail Lame is a gorgeous coral that borders an orange with touches of gold shimmer!

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All three glosses are gorgeous but Beige Lurex and Corail Lame are my two favorites and worth picking up if you want something to pair up with a bronzed look this Summer or in my case a fresh peachy look!

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Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect is Muse Approved for purchase! I’m enjoying these latest releases and look forward to using them this Summer!

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Click here to find out why I’m NOT a Sun Seeker!

Click here to catch up on my review and first impressions of Dior’s Spring Collection 2008!

Click here to enjoy my review on Dior’s newest lipstick!

Click here to find out why you should be purchasing your Dior abroad!

Click here to see my FOTD using Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Beige Lurex!

PS I failed to mention that I’ve added a secret little sale page to my blog! I’ll be updating this with tons of stuff soon as I am doing Spring Cleaning this weekend!

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Cosme Decorte Magie Deco Shadow Brilliance Palette First Impressions

I got my very first Cosme Decorte haul a few days ago! This isn’t really a review as of yet just my general impressions of the items. I’ll follow with a review and FOTD shortly.

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Mmmm……..Not sure what I think of this quite yet. I really love how beautiful the palette is for sure. It’s an array of five colors which includes a beautiful gold sparkling base that I’m loving. The four other colors are two accent colors one deep mustard and one cranberry, one nuance color which is a bubblegum pink color, and finally a shading color which is a dark chocolate brown.

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The palette is entitled Classy Sexy and if the colors are anything to go by that’s exactly the look you can pull off with this! A beautiful, classy, slightly sexy eye look!

I’ve never been tempted to order any of the palettes prior to this as they carry a high price tag of $55 USD or so which seems absurd to say the least, hell even Givenchy and Chanel is $5-$6 cheaper than this!

But I did come across a rather large stash of Magie Deco on one of the shops I was discussing in my prior Guide to Japanese Cosmetics Shopping post. I got this from Facial Shop and I ordered the palette for $44.99 USD which is a damn deep discount.

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the palette as of yet. It’s very beautiful but I do feel a slight tinge of disappointment at the price tag.

The palette itself is gorgeous. It’s a beautiful shiny pink mirror compact with gold edging that’s very elegant. Inside are the five shadows and two brushes. And still after all this I’m wondering at the price tag! I guess I have to try it to see if it’s really worth it in the long run!

I also picked up a Fairy Eyes which is a shimmering cream shadow. This is pretty brilliant. Yes, I normally have a deep dislike for cream shadows but I couldn’t resist one that was so full of sparkle, shimmer, and shine. I got mine in a frosty white and after swatching it I’d say the sparkle and shimmer is just right and I’m looking forward to using this as an all over wash with a beautiful black liner for an understated, yet elegant look! This normally retails for $20 USD or so but I got it from Facial Shop for $17.99 USD! Mind you the prices also include shipping so obviously you can see it’s a super deal!

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I’ve been wandering around the Cosme Decorte website for ages and I literally drool at the model images and looks created using the products but I fail to have the same wow aspiring feeling I did when I finally got a palette for my own! Maybe the color selection is the problem? I’m unsure!

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The instruction booklet is available both in Japanese and English which I appreciate greatly. I wish they included an eye chart but I imagine I can get tons of inspiration off the website as they have many great eye charts available to look at!

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All in all I am liking the items but haven’t yet felt any love for the palette! I’m hoping once I try it out for myself I’ll feel quite differently!

Review and FOTD to follow very soon so keep your eyes open!

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