Glow on darlin‘! Glow on!
If you’re looking for that perfect combination of blush and highlighter let me introduce you to Givenchy Prisme Again! Blush Quartet in Glowing Rose. I have several of Givenchy’s Blush Quartet compacts and I have to say that Glowing Rose is probably my favorite. The colors all work well to together to give your cheeks a pop of frosty, flushed color!
The quartet is made up of four shades of color. The primary colors are pink and coral and the highlighting shades are a light pink and rose. I noticed that the two main colors have a matte finish where as the two lighter shades have a frosty, shimmer finish. You can apply by sweeping your brush in all four shades and brushing onto the apples of cheeks this produces a soft rosy glow. By concentrating your brush on the darker pink and coral and applying you’ll end up with a deeper flush to cheeks which you can highlight by using the lighter shades on the cheek bone and contours of the face. The Muse isn’t the skinniest girl around these parts so she was a tad worried at the frosty finish as frosts lends a pound to my already full face. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how very nice and fresh the product looks on. I find it easier and best to simply swirl my brush in all four shades and apply to my chubby cheeks but as I mentioned you can get technical with the shades by applying different colors to different parts of the face.
I did a few photos for you displaying the blush in different ways as you can get a feel for how it works.
Below I’m wearing all four shades on the apple of my cheeks!
In this photo I’m wearing just the two darkest shades. As you can see without the highlighter the colors are more matte without as much of the shimmery frost finish that the lighter shades lend to my look!
In this photo I applied the light shades on top of the darker shades. See how the two lighter shades morphed the darker ones to create a lighter flush?
Just the lighter shades on my cheeks here!
Off topic of Givenchy but in case you’re curious I am wearing the Skin79 Gold Label BB Cream that I reviewed earlier this week. Considering that I took a photo wearing no makeup when I reviewed the cream I thought you’d like to take note that this is how it looks with a bit of blusher! When I originally reviewed I did mention the cream causes an unnatural look to the skin but after makeup application the color blended flawlessly with my skin. And as you can see above, with a bit of blush, the color is perfection!
This particular Givenchy Prisme Again! Blush Quartet is part of the Givenchy Holiday Collection 2009 so it’s design is extra special. The compact has a new fireworks (although the Muse thinks the fireworks look like little snowflakes!) motif on a purple background. The compact has the standard Givenchy dual flip compact design which has the blush on top and a nifty little compartment beneath for the brush. Normally I love the brushes that come with Givenchy products however I prefer using a bigger, fluffier brush for application of Glowing Rose as it worked better at blending the blush on my cheeks! The brush is nice and soft with standard square head.
On a side note I think it deserves to be mentioned that Givenchy has recently been cutting the cost of products here and there. Such products as the new Givenchy Couture Palette and Givenchy Mister Bright have all seen a drastic dip in prices. I think we should all celebrate the fact that Givenchy is making luxe beauty more affordable during an economic slump. Bravo!
If you’re looking for that perfect holiday glow the Muse recommends checking out the new Givenchy Blush Qartet in Glowing Rose! It’s a winner for me and Muse Approved for purchase!
Find out more about the Givenchy Holiday Collection 2008 at www.parfumsgivenchy.com
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The Muse thinks that sometimes the saying “as you get older you get better” isn’t always necessarily true.
For example the Muse thinks that as Bruce Campbell gets older he fails to get better in a major way! Now if I was Bruce I’d have left the industry when I was still the cult horror God of The Evil Dead Series….but ado…a 100 lbs later and Bruce feels the need to continue trying to recapture his youth by appearing in bad budget films that never quite get it right.
Now the Muse can go on and on about epic fails in the movie industry but she won’t bore you with the details. The moral of this story is the Muse knows that she doesn’t always get better as she gets older and sometimes she needs a little bit of help making herself better.
In this case the Muse needs a tiny bit of help with her under eye woes…a bit of brightening, a little lightening up….in this case she whips out her trusty Givenchy Mister Bright Touch of Light Pen! A click and a swipe and my eyes are looking more awake, well rested, and bright eyed and busy tailed!
Now Mister Bright has a great knack for being a multitasking demon! He works as a great highlighter on cheeks, sides of nose, or anywhere you want to add a bit of light! He highlights and contours your face beautifully with a pink pearl luminance! He can also be used to highlight your brow bone or a dab or two on your lids and on the inner and outer corner of the eyes to create the illusion of 8 hours of sleep when you only had 4!
Mister Bright comes packaged in a click pen! Dontcha just love click pens? The Muse does! One click should be plenty of product to do your entire face as you’re not going to want to use a heap of this since it does contain a healthy amount of shimmer. The formula is a thick pink cream which blends effortlessly. If you’ve ever tried Benefit Eye Bright Pencil this is virtually the same concept but in a liquid form plus it works much better! You can use Mister Bright under your eyes as well but do be careful! Only a dab for under the eyes as you’re not wanting to get insane shimmer overload by dabbing a whole lot. Remember, Mister Bright isn’t a concealer but a highlighter so use him to brighten up your dull complexion and wake up your tired eyes but don’t expect him to conceal major problems! If you’re wanting to get the most out of the product you can also use it as an all over color wash on your lid and eye area as a cream eyeshadow! The effect is a illuminating pearl pink wash of color that lights up the eyes and gives an angelic look to the face!
The Muse likes Givenchy Mister Bright so much she’s Muse Approving it for purchase! At $31.50 USD he doesn’t break the bank either considering a little goes a long way plus anything that helps me get better as I get older is always in fashion with the Muse! The Muse sure does think Givenchy Mister Bright Touch of Light Pen does the trick at creating the illusion of perfection.
Find out more abot Givenchy Mister Bright by visiting www.parfumsgivenchy.com
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It’s today people! Sephora Friends and Family starts today with a whopping 20% off your entire order! I always look forward to this time of year since it’s a fab time to try out new makeup, stock up on staple items, purchase gifts for friends and family, and of course indulge my own sweet tooth for more makeup! After all we all know the Muse can never have too much makeup!
For a while there I was worried about whether Sephora Friends and Family was going to actually happen but thankfully soon after we got good news and today we are ready to shop till we drop hopefully!
I can’t speak for this year but I did use the code three times last year when I forgot to purchase various items that didn’t end up on my wish list, or I seen something else that caught my interest, or I ended up grabbing a few items for friends, and so on and so forth! This year I’m hopeful I can do the same thing just in case I forget an item or want to go back for second helpings however I’ve prepared myself just in case I can’t and I thought I’d share some of the items I think you should be considering or things that you may already have on your wish list or things you might want to quickly write down since your Muse loves ’em and we all know what the Muse loves is probably awesome…right? Am I putting too much importance on how uber fabulous I am there? Probably but my ego knows no bounds!
I took a few pictures and I’ve included links to reviews if I already reviewed an item here on Musings. If you need help or have a question about any of the items I mention here do shout it in my comment box as I’d love to be of service! I’d also love to hear what you’re hauling so share, share, share! Please? The Muse loves hearing about hauling as much as she loves to haul herself!
Considering Sephora is busy stocking up on palettes and gift sets the Muse thinks it’s a great time to stock up on these items considering the discount! Some of the ones she thinks you should keep your eye on are below!
Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye Kit
Urban Decay Book of Shadows
Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad
Bare Escentuals Ruby Collection
Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit
Urban Decay Essentials
Too Faced Glamor 2 Go Palette
Too Faced Pink Diamond Jewelry Box Palette
Pop Rose Belle Blush Palette
Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette
Now you might not even be thinking about staple products at the moment because you’re so excited about getting new makeup but don’t forget that now is such a great time to grab some staple items that you use daily and may be running low on or better yet to have a back up handy when you are! At 20% off it’s a great time to nab concealers, skincare, foundations, primers, etc….Some the ones the Muse thinks you should have on your list are below.
Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough
Philosophy Microdelivery Wash
Cargo Blu_Ray Concealer
Dior Radiance Booster Pen
YSL Touche Eclat
Laura Mercier Concealer
Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer
DERMADoctor Wrinkle Revenge Eye Balm
Of course, we’re all hyper about makeup! We want as much makeup out of this deal as we can get! Right? Glosses, shadows, blushes, the more, the merrier!
The Muse has selected some of her personal favorites that she thinks you might like too! Check it out:
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow
Bare Escentuals Glimmer
Mascara, mascara, mascara! Now is a rather great time to grab some mascaras you’ve been dying to try out but not wanting to splurge on! The Muse picked out a few that she thinks you might love:
Lorac Visual Effects Mascara
Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara
Bare Escentuals Big Tease Mascara
Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara
Givenchy Phenomen’ Eyes Mascara
Nothing can begin without foundation! The Muse knows of some she thinks you’ll want to nab at a discount!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Keyvn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
Too Faced Illuminating Magic Wand Foundation
Benefit Play Sticks
Primers can be costly so now is a great time to stock up on old favorites or try out a new primer at a discounted price!
Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer
Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
Make Up For Ever HD Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
There are so many powders and blushes that the Muse absolutely loves but some are rather costly! Now is a great time to update your blush wardrobe with some new shades! Check below for ones that the Muse loves!
Bare Escentuals Blush
Stila Convertible Color
Can’t forget lipsticks and glosses can we? Many have run across the Muse’s path this year and some of her favorites are on her list to stock up on during Sephora Friends and Family!
Urban Decay Lipstick
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited
Dior Addict Ultra Reflect Lipgloss
Finish up your greatest eye look with an equally fab liner! The Muse choose a few she loves below!
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
Last minute bits and bobs can quickly be added to your cart! Some items the Muse suggests nabbing are Benefit’s powders such as Dandelion and Dallas! Don’t forget stains! The Muse swears by a good stain and listed a few favorites below!
Benefit Face Powders
Stila Cherry Crush
Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain
Well I think that’s all for now guys! Plenty more awaits you I’m sure and your lists must be as long as mine! Better check ’em twice and make sure you have all the yummie goodies in place and start shopping!
Don’t forget to stop back here and tell the Muse all the deets on YOUR order!
Givenchy Phenonmen’Eyes Mascara is truly a one of a kind mascara. Givenchy put alot of thought into the creation of this product and came out with an exceptional product that does exactly what it promises and is well worth it’s $27 USD price tag.
This product is holy grail material for the Muse and comes with my highest recommendation, no questions asked.
I’m happy to see that they haven’t labeled this as Limited Edition and it isn’t as far as I know. If so I may have to jump off a bridge once it’s gone for good, either that or stock pile a ton of it before it’s forever lost to me.
Although some have complained that this doesn’t produce the desires results I’d say those people are crazy so don’t listen to ’em, trust your dear old Muse to never lead you astray, she says you needs this, like now, forget reading the review just go get it!
The innovative design of the applicator is the key to fuller, longer, and perfectly curled lashes. The applicator is the first of it’s kind and applies the inky, jet black formula beautifully over lashes creating a false eyelash effect. Although I’ve tried many a fine mascara this beats all, including the Muse’s beloved Majolica Majorca mascara.
The applicator is a strange sphere shape with tiny rubber spikes sticking out of it. Scary, yes but truly effective in creating picture perfect lashes. Although I got slightly scared upon reading “separates lashes” on the box I was pleased to see it created plenty of volume without causing a clumpy mess or a spider leg effect.
This is virtually impossible to mess up with. Swipe across lashes and presto! Instantly fuller, longer lashes. The formula is a thick, ink-like consistency which I noticed gave the impression that I had tightlined when in fact I did not (if you’re unfamiliar with tightlining it simply means lining your upper water line).
I did take the fact that I have naturally fuller lashes into consideration when testing this and I can honestly say I’m unsure how those with shorter, stubbier lashes will fair when using this but I truly think it’s worth a shot as the applicator does an excellent job of pulling lashes up and out while curling upwards however I worry it could cause major clumps and smudges if your lashes are shorter.
I was shocked to hear tales of smudging and clumping. Not the case at all. I’ve been using mine since a week or two after it’s official release on Sephora’s site and I experienced no smudging or clumping. It has extra long wear at a peek of at least 12 hours and removes quite easily with waterproof eye makeup remover.
Givenchy Phenonmen’Eyes Mascara is pure love for the Muse! I give it my highest recommendation and approve it for purchase!
Although the cost is a bit much it’s WELL worth it’s price tag!
This one is great!
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