Beauty Bits & Bobs
I’m super busy this morning trying to get a ton of things cleared off my desk! Yak! I have a slew of comments to get through and will do so shortly, promise!
How are you this dull Tuesday? Looks like a storm is brewing outside my office window and I wish I could just go back to bed!
I’ll leave you with a little mid-morning Beauty Byte from the Muse’s mates at FabSugarUK!
Victoria Beckham is sporting an interesting new spiky cropped hair do and FabSugarUK has the photos to prove it!
Click on over and have a peek!
I love it! It makes her look younger and contours her face quite wonderfully. Looks like she’s copying Katie this time instead of the other way around!
Whatta ya think?
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There was some discussion after I posted my NARS Revolt review over whether or not MAC Lipglass in Jampacked was similiar to NARS Lipgloss in Revolt.
Both shades are completely different to me. Revolt is a sheer grape where as Jampacked has more of a tinge of cherry to it!
As per your request here are images comparing the too!
I hope this helps
NARS Lipgloss in Revolt Review
MAC Cult of the Cherry Review featuring an FOTD using MAC Lipglass in Jampacked
Holy cow it was SO humid here in the city on Saturday YAK! I was out with friends and wandering around 34th Street Saturday so I had the chance to put my new Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Matt to the test!
It was pretty darn humid but as the morning turned to afternoon we got major rain fall so my Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Matt was put to the test for sure! Since humidity brings out oily, shiny skin for me this was a great excuse to try out this new powder.
First off the Muse is loving the cute packaging as always Beauty Credit went out of it’s way to create a unique, cute, and pretty package. The powder comes in a silver compact with the Beauty Credit rocking horse emblem on the cover and embedded in the powder itself. Honestly, as cute as the compact is I’m most impressed with the little lid that covers the powder and allows you to place your puff on top. Little things like this always please me to no end as it shows alot of love and consideration went into the making of the product. I simply hate it when companies make an awesome powder and proceed to have no place to put your sponge BUT on top of the powder. It makes a mess doing this plus the mirror gets powder all over it…yak! Total disaster! Lucky for us Beauty Credit kept all these things in mind and proceeded to address them by having a little protective cover for the powder! Perfect!
This particular powder is available in three shade selection all of which contain a good amount of beige to tone down yellow tones. Although the formula is most flattering to Asian skin tones anyone else can easily get away with using this! I always find powders from Japan and Korea an interesting texture thats both light and offers good coverage. In this case the Lovely Powder Pact in Matt is a mattifying powder which is perfect for full coverage if you don’t have a ton to hide. It offers a transparent coverage that gives a very natural finish which is perfect for lighter coverage, touch ups, or to tame shine and oil!
Like most powders of it’s kind this needs a touch up or two after about four to five hours of wear depending on how oily your skin gets. I used my powder as an all over foundation with a bit of blush for my outing on Saturday and through humidity and rain it lasted quite a while before needing a touch up.
Completed look using Beauty Credit Lovely Powder Pact Matt as my foundation with a little bit of Bare Escentuals Blush in Fruit Cocktail
I think the price on this is a key selling point at £7 which is truly a wonderful price tag for a very nice powder.
All in all I love this powder and I’m slapping a Muse Approval on it for purchase! How cute will you be whipping this out of your purse for touch ups!?
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The vampy lip is definately in this season. Bold shades of red, purple, and even black make up an interesting lip look for the Fall however pulling off these looks isn’t as easy as it appears!
If you’re like the Muse you may love the look of the vampy lip but might be a bit wary of trying it out for yourself. This could be because you shy away from bolder looks or you might have a fuller face and you’re scared such a loud lip will look garish on, whatever your reason for not trying out this hot new trend I’ll happily recommend you one of my personal picks for an easy, quick, simple, and quite flatteringly subdued vampy lip look.
NARS Lipgloss in Revolt is a wonderful gloss for creating a perfect purple pout while keeping it sheer yet elegant without creating a loud, bold effect.
The color is a simple grape shade that’s flattering on most skin tones. The effect is a very nice dark, crushed berry look on the lips. Intensity of the shade can be built up or toned down to suit the look you prefer.
I applied several layers of NARS Lipgloss in Revolt and still the look is natural and flattering without being extreme. I think the gloss is perfection if you’re wanting to sport the vampy look but not take the plunge with a very bold color.
Vampy lips for the Fall are Muse Approved and products that make this trend easy and simple get a big Yay from the Muse!
You can purchase NARS Lipgloss from the NARS website and be sure to check out the color Metis too which looks like a create gloss for a vampy lip!
Check out some past bold lips looks below!
Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Wax Review
MAC Queen’s Sin and Royal Romp FOTD
Urban Decay Lipstick Review
NARS Lipgloss in Revolt VS MAC Lipglass in Jampacked
I was the guest editor for the September issue of The Beauty Ideal this month. I was pretty excited to get this month’s issue together and since I’m such a big lover of autumn I happily themed my issue accordingly!
I worked with some great bloggers and friends to put together a really fun issue. This month’s issue features a ton of great ideas for Fall beauty including tutorials, a video, and tons of great cosmetics to great you ready for the upcoming cooler weather!
I hope you’ll have a look at this month’s Beauty Ideal and tell me what you think! It sure was fun putting it together!
Special thanks to all those bloggers who participated and made the issue a sincerely great one!