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New in Beauty This Week

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From mini mascara to manga mascara this week’s new in beauty brings you a sampling of some great new mascaras and some interesting textured polishes.

Take a look to see what’s new in beauty this week!

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Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer Review & Swatches

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Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer is one of several new products that launched for Summer 2014 featuring Katy Perry as the model for the collection entitled Covergirl #InstaGlam.

Marketing on the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer as well as other products in this collection seem to be targeting a younger demographic than myself and after trying the concealer I’d say this is more for a teenager perhaps or an early twenty consumer.

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Maybelline Baby Skin Pink Transformer Review & Swatches

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Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser is finally available in the US so I’m hoping that we’ll see Maybelline Baby Skin Pink Transformer sometime this Summer or Fall 2014.

Maybelline Baby Skin Pink Transformer is a newer formulation of the Baby Skin formula that acts as a facial formula and also gives skin a brighter and more “pink” finish. It also supposedly treats skin with cherry extract and Vitamin C so skin is more even and smoother within four weeks of use.

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Drugstores Makeup at Premium Prices Are You Paying Too Much?

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When I started Musings of a Muse several years ago I really wasn’t a fan of drugstore makeup. Actually I was a snob about it! I just was never really happy with the quality of products and felt like my money was best left to higher end and mid-range brands.

In some ways, I still feel like a high end fan girl but drugstore makeup has evolved so very much in recent years. I think the packaging still has a way to go if I’m honest but the quality, pigmentation, and just the overall selection is quite good compared to several years ago!

The fun thing about going to drugstore is you can AFFORD to grab six different lipsticks without feeling guilty. Try that at a Guerlain counter! We love the steals, deals, and beauty on a budget atmosphere at our drugstores but…are things getting a little too high?

Sometimes you have question drugstores makeup at premium prices. If I’m going to go to CVS and spending $9.99 to $11.99 on mascara well, I might as well just go to MAC for that or even Sephora right?

Are you paying too much for your drugstore makeup?

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NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Review & Swatches

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color Pencil

NYC City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color ($2.99) is a new chubby lip pencil balm that NYC New York Color Cosmetics launched for Spring 2014 12 shades.

I only tried one of these so far but didn’t really love the shade…..so I may need to grab up a few more to test further.

Update: I revised my review because the shade I originally tried really didn’t give me a feel for the product so I purchased a new shade CVS recently and decided to update my thoughts!

Here’s some of my thoughts!

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