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This or That: Cheap Alternatives

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Check out a few ways to save a buck with some cheaper cosmetic alternatives!

Your wallet will thank you.

Check ‘em after the jump!

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You could indulge in a gorgeous tube of Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion for $28 bucks.

Or you can cheap it up a bit by buying an inexpensive large body lotion at your local drugstore and mixing it with a little bit of Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Loose Powder. Total cost, around $14 bucks or less.

You could indulge in the new Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick for $22

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Or you can cheap it up a bit and get a $6 buck Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick!

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$24 bucks gets you a 5oz bottle of Shu Depsea Water Facial Mist….

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$12 bucks snags you a 6.3oz bottle of C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Boost Mist….you do the math!

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By Terry Baume de Rose is so luscious but $60 could prove too much to indulge for some!

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Try Smith’s Rosebud Salve for $6 bucks and save yourself $54 bucks!

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WANT IT: Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Pastel Eye Palette

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We’ve already gotten our fair share of the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection this year but that hasn’t stopped me from loving all over the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Pastel Eye Palette.

Released in both Asia and Europe this gorgeous little palette shouts summer fun with shimmering baby blues, grays, buttery yellow, and a fair share of pink. At one time I considered myself a big fan of pastels but lately I feel like they look washed up on me however my mind can be changed when presented with a pretty little palette such as this.

No news of when or if it might release state side but we can all drool away happily and hope!

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Bobbi Brown Fall Collection 2009: Bobbi Brown Fall Nudes Collection

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I’ve never been much for nude makeup until I got on board with many of Bobbi Brown’s palettes. Last year with the release of the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palette the Muse experienced neutral, nude shades like she’s never done before and loved it too!

Fall comes early this year when Bobbi introduces her new Fall Nudes Collection in July.

Check it out below!

This July, Bobbi Brown Fall Nudes Collection launches with a new limited edition eye palette that features eye shadow duos in a sophisticated and flattering selection of shades and finishes. The shadow duos come in customizable three pan palettes which can be filled with your choice of color options and items.

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Also introduced is a brand new shade of Bobbi’s popular Shimmer Brick in Nude Shimmer which features pink, gold, bronze, beige, and caramel.

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The collection also includes gel liner and creamy lip color to compliment the Bobbi Brown Nude Palette and Bobbi Brown Nude Shimmer Brick.

All the items will be available from Bobbi’s site and at counters starting in July.

As I mentioned I’m not one for nudes but Bobbi has a knack for making nudes exciting and different. I look forward to seeing the shimmer brick and eye palette in person.

Anyone excited about this release?

Wanting to haul it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty News: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics “The Bobbi Brown Experience”

If you happen to live abroad, lucky you, you’ll be happy to know that this Spring, Bobbi Brown is opening two new free-standing stores in Paris at 1 Bis, Rue des France Bourgeois, Le Marais, Paris and in Japan at 3-46 Kita-Aoyama, Minata-ju, Tokyo.


Jump ahead for more information.

The Studios are an expression of Bobbi Brown’s unique brand culture, and a way for consumers to discover and enjoy Bobbi’s products and services first-hand.

The store’s main goal is to offer a welcome environment for the consumer to try products at their own leisure or with the help of a Makeup Artist. When visiting The Studios you’ll have the freedom to design your own shopping experience. You can gather with others at an artistry table to exchange tips and ideas, watch a video of Bobbi’s seasonal inspirations and how to’s, or you can choose from a menu of specialized services. The Studio stores will also offer exclusive, limited editon items on a seasonal basis.

Oh my god jealous! I want to visit a Bobbi Brown Studio Store!

The Communal Artistry Table is a focal point of the stores inviting consumers that are either shopping alone or with friends to enjoy an environment where they can test products on their own or have a on the spot makeup lesson with an artist!

The entire studio experience is to get customers more hands on with Bobbi’s products and also to teach them how to use the products to their full advantages. Numerous services are offered in the shops.

This is the first I’ve heard of this and it appears we even have one across the bridge in Jersey. Perhaps the Muse needs to stop in for a peep!

Have you ever been to a Bobbi Brown free-standing store?

What was it like?

Tell us about it!

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Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder Maui Review

I raved Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder for you last week and I decided that since I already had added Antigua to my beauty arsenal it was about time I also hauled Maui.

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So away I went to Nordies to nail myself thee most delightful shade of bronzer I ever did meet.

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After testing out Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in Antigua and getting a few emails telling me how I had to haul Maui too I gave in and headed to Nordies to purchase myself a compact. Ever so happy I did! Thanks to everyone who rec’ed it as it’s delightful. I had it in my head for a while that I also wanted Maui but after the many raves I knew for sure it would be special. A simple glance at the display had me nodding and telling the sale associate, “Yes, please, ring that one up!”

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If anything at all Maui is actually even more flattering than Antigua as it’s such a pretty shimmery golden pink. I can’t say enough good things about these shades that Bobbi added to her bronzer collection. Truly pink it’s so universally flattering and as a bronzer it’s just idiot proof to apply. A quick buff with a kabuki and you’re left with sunkissed pink cheeks that give off such a pretty shimmer of color.

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Maui is considerably truer pink than Antigua is. Where as Antigua sports a slightly dusky, dirty rose shade, Maui is more a truer pink with hints of golden shimmer. Granted, I think both are killer shades but I’m ever so happy I hauled Maui as I seem to adore it even more. These are the only two pinks in the collection and I believe Maui was released last year where as Antigua is the LE shade for this year. I’m hopeful next year we’ll have another version of pink to choose from.

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Nothing makes bronzer feel user friendly like a delightful shade of pink!

Loving you Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in Maui (and you too Antigua!).

Anyone own Maui?

How about Antigua?

Share it!

Sportin’ Maui!


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