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Shu Uemura The Customizable Palette Plus Shu Uemura 20% Off Coupon Code

Just when you through Shu couldn’t get any better!

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Shu Uemura The Customizable Palette allows you to select from thousands of color and product combination to create a perfect palette that’s uniquely you!

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Jump ahead to learn more and to score a coupon!

With the launch of it’s brand new website, Shu Uemura tries it’s hand at customizable palettes. Any number of combination allows you to create the perfect palette for eyes and face or simply face and eyes if you prefer. A drag and drop interface makes it easy to customize your palette! Each empty palette is $12 USD each and comes in three designs. Try your hand at a four shadow palette, a two blush palette, or a two shadow, one blush palette.

Shu Uemura’s site has been improved with a few new features such as a zoom feature which allows close up images of products, texture of product, and color. Also a brand new quick shop feature allows for easy one page checkout!

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To celebrate it’s brand new custom palettes and website Shu has extended 20% off their entire purchase. w00t! Use promo code NEWSITEBLOG to get your discount!

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Loves It, Leaves It: Guerlain

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Are you a big fan of Guerlain cosmetics? Do you love their palettes? Do you have any HG products that you can’t leave without from Guerlain?

Or maybe Guerlain is just a bit too rich for your blood…?

Jump ahead to see whether the Muse Loves it or Leaves it!

As if you hadn’t already firgured this out. But of course I’m a loves it kinda girl when it comes to Guerlain. Although base and point products are not my HG, I’m a huge fan of all the LE items they introduce, particularly the palettes.

I tend to navigate towards Guerlain for many of their LE, special items since they are truly unique and simply gorgeous.

How about you?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Shiseido SpotCover Foundation Review

Ok, so you need coverage. You need to conceal those dark circles, mask that evil pimple popping up on your chin, and rid yourself of possible acne scarring. No worries, the Muse is on the case with Shiseido SpotCover Foundation.

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Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound while concealing all your problem areas Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is exactly what the Muse wanted and hoped for from Erase Paste. Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is from the FT Shiseido line of products available in Japanese drugstores. This branch of Shiseido is not available within the US but can be located on a few online shops.

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Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is a multitasking product for concealing or as a base makeup item. It’s extremely thick and very pigmented. If you have alot to hide this would be your go to product for making your skin look beautiful again.

For concealing under eye circles it works a treat but it’s a tad too heavy. It’s heavily pigmented so it pretty much covers everything up, I imagine it could possibly cover tattoos with proper blending skills. Although it works incredible under my eyes I did notice it settled into fine lines easily and dried out my eyes a tiny bit. In it’s defense I will say my eyes are getting to a point where I have to be extra careful what I use under them due to my age (yes the Muse is fairly old now). The formula is an interesting combination of being creamy and slightly whipped. It blends well enough when using on the face although a tiny little bit goes a very long way. I can’t stress enough how very thick this so if you do indulge please use caution during application.

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The product retails in Japan for 1,200 yen but I discovered it for a nice deal on my favorite site iMomoko for $14.99 USD so that was quite a good deal. Rather than yammer to friends in Japan to get it for me I just dished out the $14.99 as that’s a rather good price and not too heavily jacked up from retail.

The Muse thinks you’d like this if:

  • You love thick, heavy foundations and concealers.
  • You have alot to hide and you need a pigmented foundation/concealer to hide it all.

I’d like to love this product but the thickness of the formula prevents me from really enjoying it as it’s a tad too much. I’m going to revisit it though over the next few weeks and see if end up loving it. Definitely a good find for anyone who desires full on coverage.

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Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Mascara Review

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.

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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?

Probably nothing.

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.

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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!

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Tried it?

Loving it?

Wanting to try it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty Reflections: Summer Collections 2008

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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.

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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.

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MAC Solar Bits were somehow easy to forget after the Muse originally purchased them and you’ll understand why after reading my review!

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What was the deal with Too Faced Mineral Water? Find out by reading my review.

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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.

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Urban Decay taught the Muse how to love bronzer! Check out her review of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 after this jump.

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Please MAC won’t your bring back Volcanic Ash this Summer?

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Small but lovely was the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008.

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Vincent Long Liquid Shadow had a Muse crying nay! Check out her review on these shadows introduced in the Summer of ’08.

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Addict? Sure definately an addiction when it comes to the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect shades that were released last year. Loves ‘em!

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Cooling off with Etude House Aqua Sherbet Skincare was easy especially since it smelled so pretty and looked equally gorgeous.

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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!

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