High-End Makeup Brands
Freshface Blush Powder ($28) is a brand new pressed powder blush available in three shades from Fresh.
The blush is a highly pigmented powder with a velvet finish to create a long lasting flush to cheeks. It’s paraben-free and fragrance-free formula should appeal to those who like their makeup on the green side.
A cute little floral-decorated compact houses the powder a la Fresh potted glosses. Cute little blush the Muse’s eyes are on you!
Few months ago I hauled a trio of Bobbi Brown Diamond Dust Eye Shadows from QVC for $50 bucks. The Muse loves a good deal and she got these with free shipping she felt like it was a total makeup score. I’ve never seen these from Bobbi before however a friend had mentioned they were released prior to this.
Moral of the story is they are still available in a three pack for $50 from QVC if you’re lemming ‘em after my review!
Click ahead to read it.
At around $16 bucks and some change each of these are a rather great little deal. They come packaged together in a single box but each have their own box when removed from the package. Pretty cool as if you don’t like a shade or want to split up the trio with friends it ends up a pretty easy way of doing so due to the cool packaging.
You’ll get three shades in the set which are Pink Metal (Shimmering Baby Pink), Snowflake (Shimmering White), and Gilded (Shimmering Gold). The shadow quite remind me of Vincent Longo Wet/Dry Sparkle Shadows or Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Sparkle Eye Shadows. Appearance wise they do seem similiar to these shadows I mentioned but the formula is considerably different. Unlike the smooth application of Milani and Vincent Longo these have a bit of a gritty texture and not as much pigmentation as a normal Bobbi shadow. Although I love the finish and I don’t mind the sheer colors I admit I’m not fond of the gritty texture which makes application a little bit of a chore. The finish results of the shadow are a very nice sparkly look, if you hate shimmer and sparkle you won’t like them but if you like a shimmer finish you’ll enjoy these.
Bobbi Brown Diamond Dust (left) versus Vincent Longo Wet/Dry Sparkle Eye Shadow (right)
Putting aside the gritty texture I do think they are a rather great steal although I prefer Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow
for a finer, easy to apply sparkle shadow.
Overall, I can’t deny I loved the price and with a little work they apply very nicely. Worthy of a pick up if you’re wanting to add to your Bobbi Brown collection!
Say the Muse gives you $150 virtual dollars to spend on Illamasqua today. What would you haul?
Jump ahead to hear what I’d blow my virtual moola on!
My hauling would start with concealer. Indeed, some people love eye shadow, some love foundation, some are obsessed with skincare…as for me I’m addicted to finding the perfect concealer.
Count me in for a pot of Illamasqua Concealer although I’m unsure which shade I’d want…this needs a swatch!
$22 bucks down $128 to go!
The Illamasqua Color Blushes I’ve seen so far look lush. Sign me up for Hussy, Tweak, and Beg…but that’s not my final list so don’t quote me there!
Uh oh $59 left…not much left now…!
Some people would say the heart of a brand would be it’s foundation so of course, by all means, sign me up for Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation.
And finally I have just enough change left over to buy myself a Vanilla Frappachino and some Illamasqua Pure Pigment
in Incite please.
How about you?
What are you hauling with your virtual cash?
Or should I say what have you hauled from the brand already?
Ahh Dior I love when you take little forays into the unknown. Your new Dior Creme Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails tickles me.
Jump ahead for a peep!
Created circa 1963, Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream For Nails ($23) is a rich, creamy salve that norishes and conditions cuticles. Indeed, I can use all the help I can get in that department. The cream encourages nail growth, strengh, and conditions cuticles.
I’ve never been so tempted to take care of my nails before…but Dior can change my mind!
Illamasqua slides onto Sephora’s virtual shelves today with a warm welcome from many a fan. I’m sure many are curious about the exchange from sterling to USD for those readers in the UK and those in the US. It appears that it is a tad cheaper on our side of the world as of current conversion (when the economy heals and the sterling begins to top USD again you’ll notice a considerably jump in the price). Prices are ranging at $1-$3 cheaper than product in the UK. Not too bad, hopefully UK’ers are relieved too but as I mentioned you’ll see a big jump as the economy heals. I’m quite happy with the prices and and think it looks quite good.
But most important we now have the brand locally and can enjoy the entire Illamasqua collection for ourselves! Yay!