Reader’s Request

Reader’s Request: What Brush Should I Use with my MAC Mineralize SkinFinish?

MAC New View is near and dear to my heart right now as I am absolutely adoring the MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Duo which contains a shimmering side and a matte side! Obviously, I don’t have to explain why I love this now do I?

A few people e-mailed and commented asking what brush should they use with the MSF and I thought I’d do a quickie post showing what I personally use with mine.

If you have a spare chunk of change I highly recommend purchasing the Limited Edition Brush that released with New View which is the 189 Face Brush. It’s a fabulously dense brush that’s perfect for picking up a light dusting of powder and apply in select locations on your face without giving you a chalky, powder, made up look! This brush is particularly good if you sculpt and contour your face. I’m seriously lemming it just for using with my powders to give me light, natural coverage. However, the 189 is $40 USD and although I have a funny feeling I’ll be heading to MAC very soon to indulge my whim for an expensive brush there are alternatives.

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I’m currently using the 190SE which is a similiar brush in style to the 189 but is much softer, less dense, and flatter rather than rounder. It’s truly great for picking up a bit of powder and blending onto face for natural, flawless, even coverage. This brush is actually a foundation brush but I have a second one I do use for my foundation and this one I use for placing powder just where I want it. It gives me a sheer amount of product that I can build up with ease while not appearing as if I’m wearing two tons of powder. It fits my under eye contour perfectly as well and works particularly great with Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder (Which I’m kinda liking lately!).

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This brush is particularly a great mention since MAC is introducing the Nordstrom Exclusive Colour Forms collection shortly and the Basic Brush Set for $49.50 USD contains 5 brushes including the 190SE! That evens out to $10 USD per a brush where as you’d spend $40 USD and upwards for the full you can nab the mini version for way less!

I also use the mini kabuki which is not available at the moment from MAC but if ye seek ye shall find it on E-bay for $10 USD or so. It’s a mini version of the full size that is released with MAC Sonic Chic and I actually prefer this size to the larger as I feel I have more control on how much product I pick up! It’s ideal for buffing MSF onto the skin and creating a perfect canvas for makeup! Although it doesn’t offer as light a coverage as the 190SE does it works well at building coverage up and covering flaws and larger pores.

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Both brushes are great for use with your MSF in the Muse’s opinion! Do look out for the 190SE in the new brush packs and check out E-bay to grab yourself the mini kabuki! Both work fabulously in conjunction with your MSF to create flawless, even, beautiful skin!

What do you use with your MSF?

Tell the Muse!

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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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Swatch of a blush or shadow?

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Reader’s Request: Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow Swatches in Heat and Sting

A lovely reader requested a few swatches of some Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow and regular shadows so here they are!

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Special requests of your own?

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Reader’s Request: Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Beige Lurex

As per a lovely reader’s request here is a simple FOTD using Dior’s New Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Beige Lurex which was introduced with the Summer Collection. Click here to read more about the Dior Summer Collection and what I hauled from it!

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What I Used:

Face
Aromaleigh Rocks! Mineral Blush Powder in SundayGirl

Eyes
Beaute de Kose Star Twinkle Cream Eyeshadow in GD 073
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner
Visee Volumizing Mascara

Lips
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Beige Lurex

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Reader’s Request: Vincent Longo Lip Vinyl

A few weeks ago I had laid my hands on some of the Vincent Longo C_Scope Collection. I was pretty impressed with the Lip Vinyl I got in Fellini Red. You can click here to read my original post and review about the collection!

A few of you had asked for an FOTD of me wearing it so you can see the color on! Here it is!

It’s quite eye popping and bright but I adore it! Such a vibrant, bold red! I’m not normally one for red but this is beautiful just beautiful!

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