You know as well as I, that the Muse can b*tch herself blue about Sephora makeup being mediocre at best. But you have to give them credit where credit is due. For example take a peep at their latest palette:
With the recent release of the Sephora Moroccan Sunrise Palette I do so admit to being quite excited. I didn’t indulge simply because many of the colors were in my beauty library already but I’m girl enough to admit that the palette was rather good looking to say the very least.
Embracing the same concept Sephora has now introduced a second palette along the same lines entitled Calypso Soul. Now the palette is of course part of the normal drum up to introduce new makeup bags, brushes, etc….but it’s also quite obviously the star of the collection. Made of heavy metal with a pretty design and beautiful hues of the ocean this palette undoubtedly tempts. I can hear the siren’s call of, “buy me Muse, buy me….” so much so that now I’m considering getting the Moroccan Sunrise one too!
For shame Sephora you’re evil for making me give into your lure.
Good job Sephora.
Keep ‘em coming like this and you might shut me up in the future about how bad your makeup line is.
Laura Geller so doesn’t get enough love from the Muse! I noticed that QVC had this new Laura Geller Baby Cakes Baked Complexion Palette & Brush for $29.97 USD and I felt the need to indulge!
Isn’t it cutes?
The palette includes three popular Laura Geller baked essentials in a mirror compact with a cute little brush for application. The trio works to correct flaws, give skin beautiful radiance, and a touch of a sun-kissed glow! Available in two shades selections for fair and medium skin tones the palette includes the following items:
Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Color-Correcting Foundation
Laura Geller Ethereal Rose Blush
Laura Geller Bronze-n-Brighten Color-Correcting Bronzer
As the release of MAC A Rose Romance nears the Muse can’t help but jump around in excitement over the MAC Fix + Rose! I have a thing for rose scented products so I’m all about a calming spritz filled with vitamins and minerals carrying the scent of 100% natural rose water.
My inner Victorian lady so needs a bottle or two or three….there’s something terribly ladylike about spritzing one self with rose scented fix!
Omg wasn’t that the lamest excuse ever to post David Bowie pimps? Oh well. Dance Magic Dance! w00t!
Anyway the moral of this story is the magic happens to be in the Avon MagiX Tinted Face Perfector.
Merely $7.99 USD gets you a magic foundation that supposedly visibly minimizes pores with a suavy Optix (that’s Optix not Optic) Light Diffusing Technology. This holds back shine for up to 10 hours, reduces the look of fine lines, contains SPF 15, and will possibly drive you to work in the morning too. The powder is particularly interesting as it works as a BB cream would by adapting to your skin like dance magic!
The Muse is always up for new Bobbi so when she seen the new Bobbi Brown Lip Quads I could feel myself get giddy!
Ok, so these are super cool right? And not too badly priced! $20 bucks snags you four shades! But I was thinking to myself how strange it is that these can be popped out of their compacts and placed in one of the Bobbi customizable palettes.
They must be really, really tiny if they can fit inside one of those palettes?! How big are the lippies? Dime size?
Seeing is believing! Guess I have to haul to see it for myself!
Smashbox introduces High Definition Concealer meant for concealing dark circles with a weightless formula and a natural finish! It even supposedly helps with under eye puffiness, this could be good! It has a soft touch precious applicator for smooth application around the delicate eye area! Sweet! Likey lots!
I can deal with more of the high def hype so I think I’ll take Smashbox ‘High Definition’ Concealer for a test drive soon!
Oh my gosh the Muse so wants to cozy up to Josie Maran for Earth Day! Have you seen the Josie Maran Earth Day Essentials Green-On-The-Go Kit?
Bonus! Jump ahead for a review of Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss!
The Josie Maran Earth Day Essentials Kit includes all full size products aside from the Jose Maran Argan Oil which is mini size! Cool, a steal and a deal! Pretty impressed they are bundling together so many products for a low cost of $48 USD. Economy beauty rocks doesn’t it?
The set includes:
Josie Maran Organic Argan Oil
Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss in Daring
Josie Maran Cleam Blush in Sunrise
Josie Maran Mascara
Josie Mara Eye Liner
Josie’s line is eco-friendly and organic right down to the packaging! The line is free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes.
I’m simply gagging to get my hands on the kit to review but until I do I at least have the Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss in Daring that’s included with this kit. It deserves it’s own review as it’s mighty good!
When I was little my older sister used to make me cupcakes from cake mix like Betty Crocker to take with me to school for my birthday. I always wanted to lick the spoon after but my mum was fond of telling me if I did I’d get worms, lord….my mum is such a freak. Anyway….what brought that story on? Oh yea..Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss tastes like Betty Crocker Cake Mix…for serious it does. Look mum I can lick my lips and eat my gloss and not get worms! It’s deadly tasty which means it probably won’t stick around on your lips very long! Seriously, if I could I’d lick the applicator like a spoon…so sweet and yummie!
The gloss itself has a nice waterY texture minus any tack or stick. The formula does need to be layered on for intensity as one layer won’t cover much so I do suggest going over lips a few times as the effect is stunning if you do. It has a small brush applicator which is nice as it fits snug in the tube without splitting as some brush applicators are known to do. The formula does make lips look fuller and plumper. The shade I tried is Daring which is a shimmering rose that looks almost copper on my lips with hints of brown. It’s a nice warm shade that pairs beautifully with a peach or a bronze shade of blush. It’s not a long wearing gloss because of it’s thin consistency plus the fact that it tastes so good doesn’t help but it does give a high shine to lips and a certain fullness. The formula doesn’t have harmful ingredients nor does it contain parabens so you’re not going to worry whether or not you should be ingesting it.
All in all the gloss is quite nice and I see myself purchasing a few more shades. It’s a generous size, has plenty of shine, offers lips a fuller look, and tastes bloody good! What more could a girl want?
I’m Muse Approving this one for purchase as I really liked it and think it’s worthy of a look!
Tried Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss already?
Wanting the new Josie Maran Earth Day Essentials Kit?
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.
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.