Summer Must Haves

Summer Must Have Makeup: NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave

I blogged about the NARS Summer Collection a few weeks ago and I recall one of the first items that grabbed my attention when I saw the releases was the lip gloss in Misbehave!

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I got my hands on Misbehave recently and it has turned into one of my Summer Must Have Makeup items for sure!

It’s advertised as a sheer shimmering red but it’s so much more to me than a simple red color! On my lips it looks like a cross between a fiery brick red with hints of copper and orange and a shimmer of gold! It’s not a true red but more a cross between several colors that looks simply stunning on!

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I brought this with me when I was on my holiday and it rarely left my lips! I’m all for variety you know me another day, another color however I sincerely loved Misbehave so much I found myself pairing it up with many of my looks!

It goes amazing with Urban Decay Baked Bronzer! I normally don’t like pairing up reds with peachy, gold shades but in this case I felt like NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave complimented those shades wonderfully!

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When paired up with simple pinks it looks wonderful but when cocktailed with warmer shades you’ll get a popping Summer look from a simple gloss!

The formula contains a shimmer of gold which reflects wonderfully off of golds, corals, peaches, etc….

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This color is on my Summer Makeup Must Have list! You have to give it a whirl for yourself! NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave gets a big seal of Muse Approval for purchase!

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Want more NARS?

Click here to read my review on the NARS Orgasm Nail Polish and Lipgloss Set!

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to read my NARS Roundup Review featuring the Spring Collection eyeshadow, Abyssinia!

Click here to read my raving first impressions about the NARS Night Series Palette!

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to find out my I love my NARS Dolce Vita Set!

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Summer Must Have Makeup: MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit

Meet my Summer Must Have lipglass from MAC:

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Pink Grapefruit.

Ahhh just the name makes shivers run down my back.

It’s simply thee most gorgeous shade of yum I’ve come across in a long, long time.

Have you picked this up yet? Stop reading this and get to MAC before it’s gone!

Hurry! Now damn you now!

Oh, Pink Grapefruit how I love thee, let me count the ways!

You’re a cocktail of shimmery orange, pink, red goodness that screams Summer hotness!

You’re gorgeous neon orange packaging is both hip and glow in the dark awesome.

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You’re sticky and tacky but you last and last and last all day long!

You’re flattering too all my coral, peach, and orange blush shades!

You rock the socks off my shimmering gold, peach, orange, and copper eyeshadow collection!

Even thought I wasn’t feeling the MAC Summer trio of color stories over much I do so admit that Pink Grapefruit totally has my love for the moment and is most definately my latest obsession for Summer gorgeous!

Truly it’s a unique shade that I haven’t yet run across from MAC! The site calls it a combo of orange with gold pearl but it just seems like a mix of pink, red, orange, and copper! It’s a really complex color that is simply stunning on!

MAC Lipglass in Pink Grapefruit is a Summer Must Have for the Muse and gets a big, hearty Muse Approved for purchase!

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If you’re purchased nothing else from MAC’s latest color stories you MUST at least get this!

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Want more gloss? Check below for some great posts!

Click here to find out why I’m not loving Stila’s Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss!

Click here to find out how much I’m loving MAC Dazzleglass with my raving review!

Click here
to read about the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflects I hauled from the Summer 2008 Collection!

Click here to read my obsession with a certain shade of tangerine gloss!

Click here to read what glosses made it onto My Current Beauty Addiction List!

Click here to read my obsession with Bubblegum Pink glosses!

Click here to read about the Ettusias Glitter Princess Collection and the glosses that came out with the release!

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Summer Must Have Makeup: Bourjois Paris Rouge Hi-Tech Review

Aren’t random acts of kindness awesome?

I was discussing Bourjois Paris’s New Rouge Hi-Tech a few weeks ago and one of my readers in England kindly e-mailed me soon after asking if I’d like a CP for it!

A big thanks goes out to Laura for helping the Muse out! Laura sent over my stain with a beautiful card that is now gracing my desk!

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You can thank her for this review since this new stain is not yet available within the US as of yet!

At first glance the packaging misleads you into believing this is a creamy lip color however its very much a stain! I couldn’t be more thrilled with this as my very favorite product from Bourjous Paris, Bons Baisers de Paris, has long since been gone from our shelves!

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The packaging is identical to the Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow. Unscrew to reveal the top of the wand applicator, pop the applicator out, and you’re ready to rock.

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The formula is your typical gel like stain that’s a deep rose pigment. These come in a few shade options and I got the deeper shade of pink available. I didn’t find the formula drying in the least. Since this is a gel-like texture it goes on very moist and wet and leaves behind beautiful, pink lips. I love the look of “just bitten” lips or lips that look like I just had a cherry ice pop and this indeed gives me that look!

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This is an ideal item for Summer and definately makes its way onto my Summer Makeup Must Have list simply because it’s refreshing, light, extremely long wearing and gives a beautiful burst of color to my lips without being heavy!

I went ahead and got really random by applying it to my cheeks as well as my lips. I’m happy to report it doubles up as a killer cheek stain. Although I’m somewhat grossed out by using one product on my lips and cheeks (as you may have already read my distaste for this from my Stila Cherry Crush Review) I couldn’t resist trying this out. It gave my cheeks a lovely blushing color! I was so taken with it on my cheeks that I may just need a back up bottle to use as a cheek stain!

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I’m thinking at this price you can easily use it as a Benefit Benetint or Posietint dupe! You get almost identical results plus it’s much, much cheaper! This was available on sale at Boots for 5.75 and will likely cost between $12 and $16 USD when it arrives on our side of the pond.

All in all Bourjois Paris has another winner on it’s hands! Rouge Hi-Tech definately gets a hearty Muse Approval!

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The Muse is loving the cost, loving the fresh look it creates, and really loving the packaging! What’s not to like!

This morning I did a quickie FOTD using Bourjois Paris Hi-Tech Rouge on both my lips and my cheeks. I did two versions of the photo which shows me wearing the stain with and without gloss. I think the gloss really makes the color of the stain pop!

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The Muse is loving this stain!

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Summer Makeup Must Haves: RedPoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip Review

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I got my hands on a pot of RedPoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip recently which is turning into my Summer Must Have Makeup item!

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RedPoint Beauty has a score of products I’m highly interested in getting my hands on and truly I can’t resist all that shiny red packaging so I imagine my credit card is jumping out of my wallet in excitement as the prospect of a new line of cosmetics.

My first peek at RedPoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip had me gagging to try it out and all its promises of a bright, fresh complexion had me hyper to test it out.

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The product offers a whole lot of everything! Think of the perfect cream blush now think of a cream blush that will diminish the appearance of large pores, add moisture to dry skin, and diminish lines and wrinkles.

Does it do all this?

I’m not sure. I don’t have very large pores so whether or not this erases pesky pores is lost on my skin sadly. Does it add moisture? Yes! I’m quite happy about this as my skin is dry and the product glides on wonderfully well leaving a beautiful sheen of color in its wake! Are my lines and wrinkles gone? Not sure on this either as I don’t yet sport any lines or wrinkles on my face but the blush does contain peptide so it’s claim of smoothing out annoying lines may be quite true!

The product advertises itself as a “just pinched” blush but I felt like it gave me more of a sunkissed, healthy glow rather than the “pinched” look I’m known for! Granted, I tried the color Glow which is a peachy bronze color and the other color available is Vida which is a rosy shade. Vida may likely give me a “pinched” look but I definately ended up with a healthy, sunny look when sporting Glow!

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When I read the description and seen the promo images I automatically assumed that the blush was a gel like substance. It isn’t really a gel but more of a very creamy blush. It’s quite thick and a little bit goes a long way! I highly suggest using a smidge to start and slowly adding more to build the color up. It glides on wonderfully well for those with dry skin however it does take a second or so to dry which brought up my concern for those with oily skin. I’m not entirely sure if I recommend this to those of you with oily skin as the texture and finish of the product is not quite matte. I felt like the finish of the product was a “sheen” of color comparably to what you’d see Jennifer Lopez looking like on a hot, humid night. I’m positive you know what I mean? That burst of color on her cheeks with a bit of sweat mingled on her skin to give her that very sexy, touched by the sun glow. Warning: I DID not look like JLo after application so don’t get your hopes up! I haven’t yet tried it but the product can be used on eyes and lips as well as cheeks. I felt like my cheeks were “bouncy” and “cheeky” after use if that makes any sense!

Some of you may be slightly turned off by the fact that this comes in a jar and its all about dipping your fingers in. As you know I’m utterly anal about this so I’d totally appreciate a squeeze type bottle or tube for this bad boy as I fear the angry gods of cosmetic bacteria and germs! Aside from the fact I’m dipping my fingers in I do love the bright red packaging and heavy plastic jar! Quite a nice little display item for your vanity.

The product is very pigmented and the color lasts pretty much all day. I wasn’t out in the sun too long today but it is pretty humid out and the color stayed intact until about 6:30 in the evening or so after being applied at 7 this morning! Not bad. I didn’t touch up at all and once I got home I took a quickie “after” picture and I was still looking quite healthy and glowy!

I failed to mention one exciting thing about the blush, for shame Muse! The blush contains light diffusing pigments which caused a beautiful sparkle on my cheeks. It almost looked like a very faint shimmer of silver! It really lit my face up! I took some swatches but sadly you can’t really see the faint gleam of the blush! The swatches aren’t on this post but I’ll upload them shortly.

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I did a very simple Face of the Day which consisted of Benefit’s Rebel Light Tinted Moisturizer, curling my lashes (no mascara), a swipe of MAC Tendertone lip balm, and this blush on my cheeks.

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All in all I really am enjoying this blush and it’s made my Summer Makeup Must Have list! It’s simple to apply, blends evenly and smoothly, it’s very long wearing and pigmented, and it’s moisturizing for my dry skin (perfect Winter blush anyone?).

RedPoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip is available now for $28 USD from RedPoint Beauty!

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Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit

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I’ve wanted to try a few of Laura Mercier’s products for a long time now and how convenient that Sephora has a prepackaged Flawless Face Kit available for $65 USD!

Most of the times within the new kit are items I’ve been really tempted by and wanting to try.

The kit includes:
1 oz Foundation Primer
1 oz Tinted Moisturizer
0.21 oz Undercover Pot
A Secret Camouflage Brush
A Camouflage Powder Brush
A makeup sponge and puff

Although the price makes me wince I’m still indulging. The products are awful small but I figure in the long run they’ll save me a ton of cash on the large sizes!

This seems like the perfect little Summer must have for a flawless, unmade-up face that’s both natural and gorgeous!

I just ordered it so expect a Yay or a Nay soonish!

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