Sneak Peeks

Sephora Fall 2009 Catalog Sneak Peek

Although the Sephora Fall Catalog 2009 hasn’t yet winged it’s way into my mail box I was still quite excited to get a little sneak peek at some of the photo shoots and looks that will probably be making a guest starring appearance in the catalog. The official Sephora Beauty Blog posted up a series of videos for Fall looks that I’m positive you’ll see soon in the Fall Catalog.

Take a peep:

Fall Look: Cat Eye

Fall Look: Extreme Smoky Eye

Fall Look: Gray Eyes

Fall Look: Candy Eyes

Fall Look: Dark Lips

Fall Look: Bold Brows

What are some of your favorite Fall looks this season?

Loving bolder brows? Favoring bolder, dark lips? Indulging in an extreme smoky eye?

Tell the Muse!


No Comments

Sneak Peeks: Bobbi Brown Ivy League Collection Review and Swatches

Oh. my. god. The Muse is so about the Bobbi Brown Ivy League Collection! I told you a bit about the collection yesterday and popped a sneak peek of my FOTD today on Twitter.

For Fall the bold, green eye look is too entirely flattering for brown eyes in my humblest. Putting aside the preppy factor and just rejoicing over such a true, gorgeous shade of forest green is enough to make me dance around in circles of joy.

Check it after the jump!

So far I’ve only gotten my hands on Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Golden Leaf but I want to haul the other emerald green shade that is being released. The texture of the shadow is super smooth, blends beautifully, and is deeply pigmented, delish! Although it’s a shimmer wash shadow it still manages to have a velvet-like finish with a subtle hint of golden sparkle. Too pretty.

To accompany the greens in the collection a new Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Forest Shimmer Ink was created. The color has a dominate brown note but also has the deeper aspects of a golden olive green. The shade is perfectly suited to the two shadows released and could possibly work as both a liner and a base.

I also told you about the new Bobbi Brown Creamy Eye Pencils. I got one in brown plum. Quite a nice, moisturizing pencil that glides on smoothly without skipping and smudges like a dream. For my look today I didn’t use the pencil but I have a future FOTD planned with it.

Honestly for me the stars of this show are the Forest Shimmer Ink Gel Liner and the two new shadows, particularly Golden Leaf. Although I favor a warm look in the Fall that’s made up of browns, golds, and occasionally oranges I can’t deny that such a deep, dark green is utterly flattering and fitting for the season.

Well done Bobbi. Another incredible line up.

For my look below I simply used Golden Leaf eye shadow all over my lid and crease followed up with Forest Shimmer Ink liner on my waterline. You can see how dramatic the look is, it obviously speaks for itself that a simple wash of shadow on my lids and a little lining created a bold, beautiful look! Also as promised a close up of my eye using Urban Decay Eye Lash Primer and Urban Decay Skyscraper Mascara…I think you can see the results are quite nice when the two are combined.

Anyone hauling?

Excited as I am about all that green?

Tell it!

No Comments

Sneak Peek: MAC Baby Bloom MAC Suntints Review and Swatches

By now the Muse considers herself an experienced MAC collector but I admit it never fails to amaze me when MAC throws something completely new at me. Do you think a bunch of the MAC creative team sits down in a mafia style meeting and brain storms about what the MAC junkies of the world need next? Do you think that one day they might run out of ideas? Today is not that day though but it is a day I’ll show you a little sneaky peek at the MAC Baby Bloom Collection and a few swatches of the new MAC Suntints Liquid Lip Balm releasing with the collection!

Jump for it!

Don’t be mad at me but I think it’s quite pointless to have SPF in my lip balm…..but maybe that’s me. No matter, I’m still in love with MAC Suntints which contain an SPF 20. MAC Suntints are a liquid lip balm which mimics that of a lipglass but in a squeeze tube packaging with a slightly milky, creamy formula. The tints are super sheer and have no color payoff however they are a pure joy for topping lipstick or stains with plus if you’re partial to SPF in your gloss these work a treat. The texture is perhaps a tad bit thiner than your average lipglass but not by much. If you’re not a fan of applying your lipglass with a sponge tip applicator these are rather great as they come in a squeeze tube which allows you to spread a generous layer onto lips.

I’ve been testing two today and both are very subtle and sheer but rather great regardless since they give lips plenty of shine plus wear long. The two colors I have are Lilt of Lily (Creamy Pale Pink) and Moist Plum (Light Lilac). These could prove disappointing for some if you expect a pigmented gloss but if you adore lipglass and always fancied it in a squeeze tube you’ll adore these. I can’t speak for the other shades but I look forward to seeing if the others are a bit more pigmented than these two.

Also releasing with the MAC Baby Bloom Collection is a Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 in five shades, excited to try this myself!

Overall, MAC Baby Bloom is one of those itty bitty collections that makes MAC junkies everywhere step back and grin.

Anyone into this?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

No Comments

Sneak Peeks: MAC Love That Look Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

Yay! The return of MAC StarFlash Eye Shadow is coming to us July 30th! Have a sneak peek at some swatches of the upcoming MAC Love that Look Collection after the jump!

MAC Starflash Eye Shadow is one of my favorite finishes. It’s a bit frosty, a little bit shimmer, very velvety, and super easy to blend. Loves it!

My first round with MAC Starflash was a tiny haul and I have ever since regretted it so of course I’m super excited to see some shades are making a return appearance with the MAC Love That Look Collection along with a slew of new shades.

12 shades of MAC StarFlash Eye Shadow will be released along with 4 shades of Pearlglide Eye Liner which I know many of you raved upon the first release! The shades I’m giving you a tiny peep at today are Fashion Groupie which is a pretty voilet, Strike a Pose (my fav!) which is a deep blue green, and Style Snob a pretty pink brown with a heavy hint of gold.

Here’s the official color release information:

MAC StarFlash Eye Shadow

  • Grand Entrance (Frost Peach Beige)
  • Dreammaker (Frosty Yellow Gold)
  • Smoke&Diamonds (Dirty Taupe)
  • Glamour Check! (Reddish Brown)
  • Strike a Pose (Blue Green)
  • Ego (Light Yellow Pink)
  • Fashion Groupie (Violet)
  • Unbasic White (Bright Off White)
  • One-Off (Green with Silver)
  • Rated “R” (Yellow Green)
  • Style Snob (Pink Brown with Gold)
  • Fashion (Grey Green with Gold)

MAC Pearlglide Eyeliner

  • Black Russian (Black with Navy Blue Glitter)
  • Rave (Deep Purple with Purple Glitter)/li>
  • Molasses (Brown with Brown Glitter)
  • Fly-by-Blu (Light Blue with Blue Glitter)

I’m looking forward to the MAC Love that Look Collection as I def want to haul a few more of the shadows. Truly if you missed MAC Starflash the first time around now is your chance to experience these incredible shadows. Loves ’em!

Anyone a fan of Starflash?

Tell the Muse!

No Comments

Sneak Peek: Stila Fall Collection 2009: Stila’s Smitten with Kitten Collection Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot Review and Swatches

Stila calls their new Black Cat Smudge Pot a pretty black gel liner with a blend of Kitten Shimmer. I call it gorgeous.

Click ahead for a peep!

If Stila Kitten Smudge Pot was a little too sweet for you, a little too innocent, try out a little mystery and sexiness with Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot. This black gel liner is infused with a golden sparkle that can be used as a liner, or a smudged up smoky lid color, or line lashes with it as a twinkling mascara. Releasing as part of the Stila’s Smitten with Kitten Collection this liner gives a sultry look to eyes to add an edge of drama.

Black Cat is almost brown in color due to the heavy dose of golden champagne sparkle that’s infused into the formula. It’s very flattering on my brown eyes! The pot is large enough to line with and if you so please go right ahead and add a bit to lids and blend out for a sultry smoked out eye look.

If you already own the Stila 24K Smudge Pot from Stila’s Summer Collection this year do go and indulge in Black Cat as it’s considerably different. Black Cat has way more shimmer to it and is a richer shade of blackish brown when compared to the Summer release. Dare I say even prettier?

The Muse highly recommends allowing this Black Cat to slink into your Fall cosmetic wardrobe, it’s delicious!

Available from Stila in September!

Will you haul it?

1 Comment