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MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder Review

Dear MAC,

My life happens to be complete after meeting your MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder.

Thank you for blessing my mundane little world with it’s existence.

Ever your fan,
the Muse

P.S. Can we has a pink Hello Kitty Collection?


The Muse met up with MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and we fell in lurve. Read ahead for the details!

Not so long ago in a land right around the block from here the Muse ranted terribly about Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. Somehow, someway this powder became a staple in my daily makeup regime. Actually I think it was Bobbi Brown that absolutely convinced me I had to set my concealer with a loose powder of some kind thus I started using the Secret Brightening Powder to do so and just kind of fell off the bandwagon of ranting over it and turned into liking it. I really should do a fair review on it one day but that’s for another time.


The moral of the story is that I started liking the powder because I found an eye cream that was moisturizing my eyes very well so the powder wasn’t creasing or caking as it once was and was setting my concealer to last all day plus brightening up my eye area. I still use it daily but I’ve also taken to using the powder that came with my Mally Concealer Kit as well. I’ve noticed that just about any transparent powder works great at settling concealer and blurring fine lines and creating very well rested eyes.

In steps MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and lust quickly set in. I really, really like this and I highly recommend grabbing some because it’s freaking cheap and it multitasks.

Break it down:

Laura Mercier $22 USD 0.14oz
Make Up For Ever $30 USD 0.35oz
MAC $21 USD 0.32oz <-----Swing! Deal!

Let’s be honest, white finishing powder is white finishing powder no matter what the hell you call it, HD, Brightening, whatever it’s name it’s all the same stuff to me so honestly you get a whole lot of product with MAC’s version and it’ll only set you back $21 USD.

Benefits of finishing powder…..

So it’s going to set your foundation for you right? True that. But it’s also going to make it last considerably longer plus brighten your face, cool. But most important for me is it brightens, lightens, and wakes up my eye area while making my concealer last all day and than some more.




If you’re looking for that extra step to look flawless this will do the job well. I do favor it as a tool for my under eye area but it also makes my skin look extra beautiful and flawless with a quick buff on.

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder will be available with the MAC Colour Ready Collection that releases April 2nd. I’m positive some MAC Pro shops already have it if you having a lemming at the moment.

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is fully Muse Approved for purchase. Get some, promise you’ll adore it!

Tried it already?

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MAC SugarSweet Sneak Peek


The Muse is feeling the sugar rush today and is bracing herself for the release of MAC SugarSweet tomorrow. I can barely wait as this collection is so me, the Muse happens to as sweet as sugar dontcha know!


Jump ahead for a teeny tiny preview of what’s ahead for MAC Sugarsweet tomorrow.

As I said I’m quite excited about this color story release so I’m all raved up and ready to go. I thought I’d give you a quickie sneaky peek at a few items I’ve already hauled…tomorrow I’ll be hauling more so expect a sequel post shortly.






Am I the only demented one that thinks with names like Dear Cupcake and Lemon Chiffon that this collection would be even better if the products were scented as such?

You seen mine now tell me yours, whatcha haulin’?

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Cargo Plant Love Green Goddess Palette

A few readers asked after this one and I had to stop, scratch my head, and wonder what you were all on about!


Click to Enlarge, you’ll be happy you did!

Ahh but now I see the excitement! Cargo Plant Love Green Goddess Palette is looking mighty sexy!

This pretty little palette contains all you need for creating a beautiful, natural look this Spring season!

Included inside you’ll get:

  • Cargo Plant Love Bamboo Eye Shadow (Golden Brown Shimmer)
  • Cargo Plant Love Thyme Eye Shadow (Golden Olive Shimmer)
  • Cargo Plant Love Beech Eye Shadow (Peach Shimmer)
  • Cargo Plant Love Lily Eye Shadow (Light Pink Shimmer)
  • Cargo Plant Love Blush in Peony Blush (Shimmering Apricot)
  • Cargo Plant Love Blush in Rose (Matte Rose)

Cargo Plant Love Green Goddess Collection Palette is an all natural selection of color housed in an eco-certified packaging. The entire Cargo Plant Love Collection is formulated with out parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances.

The palette looks darling and quite tempting. It’s $36 USD and available now from Sephora. The Muse thinks she needs one.

How about you?

Loves it?

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Korres Face Primer

Oh my eyes spy a brand new primer from Korres!


Since I’m such a Korres fan girl I’m all over the new Korres Face Primer. My ears perked when I heard “silicone-free”, oh I love you my little silicon free primer. Creates flawless skin sans silicone indeed I’m liking this more and more.

I hate silicon based primers with a passion as they make me itchy and they pill on my face. This formula is silicon-free and is a 99% natural formula that refines skin texture while minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, and pores.

I wants it!

What do you think?

Wish list?

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Product Musings: Bare Escentuals Blush in Fruit Cocktail


I’ve Mused Bare Escentuals Glimmers and Eyeshadows but I never discussed Bare Escentuals Blushes. Secondary, on my list of favs from Bare Escentuals line would have to be their blushes.


Bare Escentuals has some great hidden gems in their blush collection that many people probably never took note of, one such shade would be Fruit Cocktail.

Doesn’t the name just make you happy?


The shade is a popping pink that kinda reminds me of fruit cocktail. Every eat fruit cocktail in the can? All that fruit and if you’re lucky a single cherry or two….I used to love the cherry when I was little, it was the highlight of the fruit cocktail! This blush reminds me of those days.





The color could be a bit loud for some but for my cheeks it’s very flattering. It has that just pinched look that I favor in my blushes and if I’m feeling frisky I can even use it as an all over color wash on my eyes!

Bare Escentuals Blush in Fruit Cocktail is one to watch, the Muse loves it!

Tried it?

Love it?

What are your fav shades of BE blush?

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