High-End Makeup Brands
Count the Muse bored when she seen the new Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Mascara which was launched with the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection. Ho-hum not a whole lot of special going on here kids.
With a promise of making the most of every lash this mascara is supposed to separate, curl, and give lashes perfect definition plus it’s safe for contact lens wearers too! Supposedly the unique multi-comb brush is the key to the amazing results….yes well that’s one of the reasons the Muse was bored. That brush looked terribly boring! What was so special about this mascara?
This is a perfect reason why you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. Although Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Mascara looks very unappealing it actually does exactly what it promises and than some. Quite a nice mascara and a tad surprising for this Muse.
I’m one for looking for mascaras with elaborate brushes. I shop mascara brushes as I would a brand new car. It has to have tons of bells and whistles. Nothing normal or standard will do, hey kids this isn’t 1950 where one brush reigns supreme. We have so many options now a days why settle for a brush with a straight line and simple bristles when you can have curved, plastic, or straight!
But leave it to Bobbi to prove a Muse wrong.
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Mascara does an incredible job of grasping all lashes, pulling up and out, defining, curling, and offering nice plump results with plenty of length. The formula stays on all day and keeps curl twice as long plus at the end of a long day it simply washes away with a little warm water! Loves it! Although the brush looks standard but looks indeed can be deceiving as it does an amazing job of keeping lashes looking lovely all day long.
At $22 USD it’s decently priced for a counter mascara that delivers. Well worth checking out, it has the potential to become a fast favorite with this Muse. Likey!
Wanting to try it?
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Step back in time with the Muse and re-visit with some of what was happening in Summer 2008.
Bobbi Brown taught this Muse a thing or two about the benefits of combining pink with beautiful bronzes to create a killer Summer look! Check out the Muse’s review of the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection from 2008.
Much excitement was afoot when the Muse discovered the new Stila Kitten goodies but sadly they did so disappointed. Gather round and listen to a tale of Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss and Stila Kitten Silk Eye Shadow Wash.
MAC Solar Bits
were somehow easy to forget after the Muse originally purchased them and you’ll understand why after reading my review!
What was the deal with Too Faced Mineral Water
? Find out by reading my review.
Bless Be! The KATE Summer Collection 2008
was absolutely a joy for this Muse! She was partial to her favorite shadows being released in three new shades. Japan never looked so good.
Urban Decay taught the Muse how to love bronzer! Check out her review of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 after this jump
Please MAC won’t your bring back Volcanic Ash
Small but lovely was the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008
Vincent Long Liquid Shadow had a Muse crying nay! Check out her review
on these shadows introduced in the Summer of ’08.
Addict? Sure definately an addiction when it comes to the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect
shades that were released last year. Loves ‘em!
Cooling off with Etude House Aqua Sherbet Skincare
was easy especially since it smelled so pretty and looked equally gorgeous.
Hope you had fun clicking through some of Summer 2008. Maybe you came across a few reviews you missed from last year or discovered something new.
The Muse is a wonderin’…..
What’s your favorite releases from last Summer?
Share ‘em with me!
It’s getting to be that special time of the year kids. Tans, beaches, swimming, humid nights, and long, warm days are ahead! Start getting your Summer on now with Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraīche Skinscent.
This is my first run in with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess fragrance line up. Although it’s been released from year to year, the Muse somehow missed it’s amazing scent. Now that she’s hooked she’ll def be making it part of her Summer must have selections!
With a sensuous blend of bergamot and mandarin this scent engulfs you in it’s warm heat and makes you think of the hot beach with the scent of tanning oil in the air. Rounded up with hints of coconut, gardenia, amber, and sandalwood the fragrance toys with you nose and captures the true essence of what Summer is all about, heat, warmth, and the boiling sun!
Freaking loves it!
The bottle is 3.4 oz in size and $52 USD. It’s an Eau Fraīche which makes it considerably lighter wear than a typical EDT or EDP but that doesn’t keep it from having a good throw and a nice long linger especially in the warmer weather, seems as my body chemistry rises the scent intensifies into a unique fragrance experience.
The Muse thinks Summer is starting off on the right foot with Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraīche Skinscent in her fragrance arsenal! She’s ready for the warm weather, bring it!
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraīche Skinscent is Muse Approved for purchase. Get some, I think you’ll loves it as much as I do.
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Oh hai gorgeous palette from NARS! The Muse isn’t a bride but she can so get on board with your gorgeous Bridal Palette.
The NARS Bridal Palette packs everything the NARS fan or beauty junkie could want into one slim line palette for $65 USD. Likey the price, likey the colors selection, loves it all!
You get the following goodness with the NARS Bridal Palette:
For your eyes:
Edie, Nepal, Night Fever, and Ondine
For your cheeks:
Albatross and Orgasm
For your lips:
Mitzi, Baby Doll, Sexual Healing, and Roman Holiday
The NARS Bridal Palette is available exclusively at www.narscosmetics.com
Go on and indulge! No worries you don’t have to a bride to enjoy all that cosmetic bliss.
Knowing how much of a fan girl I am when it comes to NARS you can imagine how hyped I was over the release of a concealer from NARS. Considering NARS has such an incredible line up it’s always put this Muse in a state of shock that such an extensive line of product only ever included a simple stick concealer. Stick concealer? What is this 1960? Of course NARS more than makes up for it’s lack of coverage by bringing out uber fabulous shadows and blushes but the Muse was always feeling a bit empty inside without a super amazing concealer to go along with all those other great beauty bits and bobs from our friends at NARS.
To my delight with the Spring Collection 2009 a brand new NARS Duo Concealer was released! Whoa, likey!
I can go for this. Jump ahead to see if I’m loving NARS Duo Concealer!
The Muse is never one for beating around the bush when it comes to something she really, really loves or something she strongly dislikes. In this case she’s feeling utterly devastated how much she didn’t like it this new NARS concealer. Le sigh.
The duo concealer is made up of two shades for mixing and combining your perfect color combination. I honestly thought these were going to be a creamy, dreamy moisturizing formula…um not so much. It deserves to be mentioned that the product has serious raves on Sephora. For me that’s rather puzzling as I didn’t find much at all to rave about but I did read through each review diligently because I wanted to see what it was that was so exciting about this concealer.
Main problem is the formula and second problem is pigmentation. The formula is a thin consistency that’s very hard for lack of a better word, so much so that it makes blending an absolute nightmare. Coverage is extremely sheer so don’t expect to cover up much with this in regards to dark circles, fine lines, etc…it’s merely a very lightweight coverage that blends like utter rubbish and proceeds to dry out your skin and settle badly into fine lines.
I did notice most of those who reviewed the product on Sephora were in their teens or twenties. Perhaps the Muse is simply an old lady with too much to cover. I personally wouldn’t indulge if you have dark circles, fine lines, or puffiness, generally speaking if you have a whole lot of stuffins going on under your eyes don’t think NARS Duo Concealer is going to cover it.
If you desire a light weight coverage and like concealers that aren’t thick, creamy, or moisturizing but simply light and a bit hard in texture this might very well be something you love.
As for this Muse she’s terribly disappointed and will hold out hope that maybe NARS will go ahead and release a click pen concealer in the future or a more moisturizing concealer. Until than this Muse is sticking with Bobbi Brown
and Mally Beauty
for her concealing needs.
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