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Estee Lauder Pleasures Jasmine Violet Splash Review


If you’re a big fan of the Estee Lauder Pleasure line you’ll be excited to learn that this Spring they have released three brand new variations of the line in a brand new formula!

Estee Lauder Pleasures Splash is available in three new scents with a brand new lighter formula to wear all over your body for a refreshing burst of pretty scent, perfect for Spring wear! The sheer, refreshing splashes are available in three unique blends for $52 USD each in 8.2oz size (whoa big!). The size of the bottle is impressing as heck as I recently tried out Jasmine Violet and was shocked at the huge size! What was also particularly a surprise was how well the scent lasted and lingered for a body splash. I wore mine most of this week from morning till evening without touch up in between and it lasted all day with a pleasant, soft floral throw.

Estee Lauder Pleasures Jasmine Violet Splash is a soft floral that blends fresh violet with notes of jasmine. At first sniff I thought it smelled somewhat like orchid but after it settles you’ll be able to get a dominant note of violet with touches cool cucumber and a certain fresh greenness. Notes also include carnation and tuberose. I’m big on florals but genuinely liked this.


It’s large size and nice linger have tempted me to head to the counter to try out the other scents available in the line which are Sandalwood Amber and Baie Rose Peony.

If you’re looking for a simple, refreshing, light scent for the Spring/Summer I highly suggest trying out the new Estee Lauder Pleasures Splash. Quite an interesting little collection for the warmer weather ahead especially if you’re a big lover of floral blends.

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme and Eye Pencils

Everyone is jumping on board the cream shadow bandwagon! Gotta loves it. I’m particularly in lust with the new Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme release as I’m liking the colors!


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme and Eye Pencils come in brilliant, creamy color that lasts all day! The way Estee Lauder is pimping these shadows it appears they will last all day without budging for extreme long wear, likey! Brilliant, stay true color for 15 hours according the promo, whoa, hello long wearing shadow please to meet you! The formula guarantees it won’t fade or streak in heat and humidity thanks to a special blend of film formers which optimize the shadows long wear properties!

The shadowcreme’s will be released in 10 shades for $17.50 USD each. Shades include Pink Blush, Vintage Violet, Antique Gold, Ivory Lace, Precious Jade, Golden Apricot, Silver Leaf, Blue Velvet, Sea Mist, and Lilac Petals.

Match eye pencils are available in seven shades for $19 USD each. Shades include Black, Richest Coffee, Forest, Midnight Blue, Black Plum, Graphite, and Bronze.

I have my eye on the creme shadows in Antique Gold Golden Apricot, and Pink Blush as they look quite nice for Summer wear.

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Happiness is the new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sand & Sea Palette! Loves it!



Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess has some particularly great items that were released with this very early Summer-like collection but the one I’m loving the best is undoubtedly the Sand & Sea Palette.




A little golden sand, a bit of the ocean, and the perfect blue sky and you’ll have an ideal palette for creating numerous Summer looks that are sure to please. The palette is made up pf six silky shimmering shades of color that range from aqua to gold and than some. Housed in a slick slim line case in a golden bronze shade that flips open to reveal a full size mirror, you’ll be wanting to tote this little guy along on your next tropical getaway!



The shadows are all silky smooth with a satin finish with the barest hint of shimmer. The colors have quite good color pay off and blend very well. Plenty of variety is housed in the palette and the colors fitting in with their name of “Sand and Sea”. You’ll get an aqua shade, a sky blue, a deep chocolate brown, a shimmering sunset gold, a light cream beige, and a subtle bronze. Contrasting aqua with the sandy, golden shades creates a rather interesting effect on lids that really brings out a bit of the Summer. The palette is a nice price at $38 USD which rounds out to around to $6 dollars per a shade of shadow. You’re getting quite a fair bit of product for the price. I’m a sucker for gorgeous palettes and this is really a nice one especially considering the variety you can get from all six shades. I created three separate looks for you with the palette but you can get any number of combinations from it.








For my look below I started out using the light blue shade all over my lid and crease. I followed up by using the deeper shade of aqua on my lid and blending slowly upwards. I finished the look by lining my lower lash line and my lower waterline with the Estee Lauder Duo-Tone Eye Pencil. You’ll also notice I used a tiny touch of the gold shade above my crease just blended upwards slightly for a hint of shimmer!





For my second look I started off by giving my entire eye a color wash using Tea Biscuit (light cream beige), I paid particularly close attention to my high brow area, highlighting with this shade. I followed up with Ginger Drop (subtle bronze shade) on my lid and completed the look by contrasting Ginger Drop with Gold Nugget (sunset gold shade) in my lid and blending upwards.






For my final look I used just about all the shades and the kitchen sink! Tea Biscuit was used as an all over color wash and followed up with Ginger Drop on my lid and contrasted with Gold Nugget on the outer v of my eye and blended into the crease. A tiny touch of Bronze Cube (chocolaty brown shade) on my crease blended upwards complete the upper part of my eye. For a bit of pop I added some aqua to my lower lash line and lined my lower waterline with the Estee Lauder Duo-Tone Eye Pencil.








Although this is a review of the Estee Lauder Sand & Sand Palette I also used the new Estee Lauder Duo-Tone Eye Pencil in my few of my looks which deserves a mention. This pencil is a dual sided liner that has two shades of color in one pencil. The Muse wishes that more brands would embrace this idea, I heart two shades of color for my dollar! This is worth a look and a buy if you’re a fan of aqua shades as this has two shades of brilliant aquas that are unique and pair well with the palette.








Overall, I’m really enjoying my adventures with the entire Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection. It’s Summer-friendly and has plenty of beautiful shades to last well into the Fall if you choose to haul the palette out when the cooler weather sets in (I know, I know! Spring isn’t hear yet and I’m on about Fall but hey makeup junkies must prepare ahead). The palette is a nice value for the price and offers plenty of color options for quite a few eye looks. If you’re looking for a warmer bronze palette to flatter your Summer tan look no further than the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sand and Sea Palette, tis Muse Approved for purchase! Head on over to your counter for a swatch, the Muse guarantees you’ll fall in love with it.

See more of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection by visiting www.esteelauder.com

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick Review and Swatches

I simply love a lipstick that performs double duty and not only adds color to my lips but a nice glossy finish too. A lipstick and a gloss all in one formula is always a complete joy of a product for this Muse. Sad fact is so little brands embrace the idea enough!

But have no fear with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection four shades of beautiful Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Sticks were released so you can get your lipstick and your gloss fix all in one product!




Likes it? Nope, Loves it!

This Summer, oh hell, let’s make it Spring…This Spring drench your lips in popping shades of color with a lipstick that has a beautiful shine, a glossy finish, and the power to plump your pout!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick is available in four shades. These beautiful lipsticks act as both a lipstick and a gloss.






The Muse has a thing for lipsticks that are moisturizing and leave a beautiful glossy finish to lips. This could stem from my gloss addiction or just the need for a quick application of lipstick minus gloss or maybe it’s me being generally lazy and just wanting to whip out my lipstick and not have to apply gloss on top. Anything that helps me get done fast is always the business!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick offers moisturizing pigmented color to lips and also creates fuller, plumper lips within four weeks of use, I’m not entirely sure if it’s working but at the very least it does make my lips fuller when it’s on. The color has a good long wear time and the shades released are all very flattering for Spring and especially Summer.




I tried out all four of the shades which were Nude Almond, Orange Poppy, Wild Plum, and Pop Pink. Pop Pink is a bright pink that could be dubbed fuchsia but it’s not like any wild shade of pink I tried before. In the tube it’s frightful but on the lips it’s quite inviting and pretty! Orange Poppy is a true orange shade which is flattering with bronzed or peach cheeks. Wild Plum is a plum shade with hints of lilac and a little hint of pink. And finally Nude Almond is a very natural shade of beige brown with a hint of golden shimmer. All four shades are very wearable and pretty for both Spring and Summer. The shades compliment the Bronze Goddess Collection, particularly when paired up with a bronze look!

















All in all the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Sticks are well worth checking out and have a nice price tag of $18.50 USD each. The Muse enjoyed these and thinks they are worth swatching at your local counter.

Check out more info for the Estee Lauder Bronze Collection by visiting www.esteelauder.com

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Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Collection: Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder Review & Estee Lauder Vivid Gardens Signature Eyeshadow Quad

It’s March and by the 20th the first day of Spring will be upon us but for the most part it’s still dreary as heck outside my window, cold, and I’m still quite firmly in hibernation mode without a schedule for coming out of it anytime soon.

But forget all that….

We can have a tiny bit of Spring right now with the Estee Lauder Vivid Gardens Collection!



The Muse deems it that we need a little Spring right this very minute because all this cold weather is just terribly depressing! Break out the Estee Lauder Vivid Gardens Collection friends and brace yourself for pretty pastels, sparkling illuminating powder, and beautiful shades of flattering pink that scream Spring, Spring, Spring!


The Muse fell in love with Estee Lauder’s over sized illuminating powders this past Holiday Season when she got her hands on the Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder. I guess after that there was no looking back. These jumbo sized compacts are awfully addicting and I can’t help but want every single one that comes out particularly when they are as pretty as the Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder. With swirls of shimmering gold, lilac, pink, and creamy white this luminous powder is sure to please the masses plus it doesn’t hurt that the design on the powder is stunning. Featuring a beautiful floral motif with a firefly fluttering happily away it’s brings the pretty as well as the practical. The powder gives cheeks, eyes, chest, and face a tiny glint of a soft glow. Swirl your brush all over it to pick up just the right amount to accentuate your cheeks and forehead with a pretty yet subtle luminous glow. The powder is multitasking as you can use it just about anywhere including your eye lids as a shadow! Can you tell how in lust I am with this palette? I think the palette is particularly flattering on cooler skin tones as it has that certain “pink” glow that’s very pretty on a cooler tone!










Following up this collection is the new limited edition Estee Lauder Vivid Gardens Signature Eyeshadow Quad which features four pastel shades of silky, shimmering shadow for eyes. The colors are all very light shades and again I think they’d be best suited to cooler tones. Inside the palette houses a soft baby pink, mint green, a baby blue, and true white. I’m partial to the palette because I really adore pastel shades. I think that the mint green and blue work best together as they contrast nicely with a bit of the white as a highlighter for the highbrow area. The baby pink and the white go well together however you do have to be careful with the two as blended out they appear to become the same shade. You can mix and match virtually any of the shades in any which way you want. The compact comes with a dual sponge applicator and another dual applicator which has a sponge on one end and a brush on the other. The shadows have good pigmentation and have a silky soft finish which causes a tiny but of drama for blending but nothing too crazy so long as you’re careful.













One shade of Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Lotus Blossom was released with the collection as well. This is a shade of pure pink but with a heavy base of peach and a pearl like finish that’s quite flattering with the shades of the eye palette.





The overall look you can achieve using the entire collection is very soft, subtle, and Spring-like. It’s a very feminine collection that makes one think of fresh picked flowers, buzzing bees, green grass, and a tea party outside on a breezy Spring day.

If you’re partial to pastels and light shades of color this will surely please. Overall, the collection has some very nice items. The Muse’s personal favorite is most definitely the Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder as it’s one of those gorgeous unique makeup items that I like to make a guest starring appearance in my makeup vault.

In the photos below I’m using the white and pink shadows from the Estee Lauder Vivid Gardens Signature Eyeshadow Quad. The pink is on my lid and I contrasted it with a sheer wash of the white shadow all over my eye. On my face I have a simple pink blush from MAC and topped it with a heavy brush of Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder. To complete my look I slicked on Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Lotus Blossom!






For this look I used the baby blue as a lid shade and contrasted it with the mint green in the v of my eye blending outwards. A list dusting of the illuminating powder on my cheeks completed my look!






Check out the Estee Lauder Vivid Garden Collection at www.esteelauder.com or your local counter!

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