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Lancome Friends and Family Event 20% Off

Hey Lancome Lovers!

Lancome boutiques are offering an exclusive Friends & Family discount if you print out the coupon below. Enjoy 20% Off everything you love from Lancome!

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The offer is exclusive to Lancome boutiques located in New York, California, Texas, and New Jersey. You can’t use the coupon at counters sadly or any other Lancome locations but you can head to www.lancome-usa.com to locate a boutique in your area.

The offer starts August 1st and ends on August 8th so hurry in and snag some of your fav Lancome goodies for less.

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Bobbi Brown Fall Collection 2009: Bobbi Brown Ivy League Collection

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Spotted: Bobbi Brown going preppy by duping Blair Waldorf snappy little look!

Hey Upper Eastsiders! Bobbi Brown Ivy League Collection brings a fresh new spin on the strong Fall eye look using a dominate shade of forest green to capture the spirit of the season!

Check it below!

Whether you’re going manly chic this season, dark and goth (‘ello black lipstick and gloss!), or heading for the halls of Constance Billard School for Girls, makeup collections far and wide are embracing all sorts of incredible looks to suit all your looks this season.

Bobbi Brown is embracing it’s preppy side with a strong, bold eye look that has a certain preppy “tweed” look about it. With a scholarly feel this look should get you from the office to the evening in a flash.

Brand New Bobbi Brown Creamy Eye Pencils ($20) come in a range of shades with a built in smudger so you can go straight or smoked with a quick dab!

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Available in:
Jet
Walnut
Caviar
Midnight
Hunter
Brown Plum
Dusk
Charcoal
Mahogany

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Back by popular demand (I know of love ‘em) and part of the permanent collection, Bobbi Brown Lip Crayons ($22) will spice up your Fall look with a swipe of pigmented color.

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Available in:
Honeysuckle
Coral Pink
Raisin Berry
Poesy
Dusty Nude
Wild Rose

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Nothing adds mysterious to my eyes like a gorgeous shade of green. Bobbi Brown Forest Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Liner ($21) has that Ivy League flair with a shimmering forest green and golden pearl.

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Two brand new limited edition Bobbi Brown Eye Shadows ($20) in Autumn Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow and Bash Metallic Eye Shadow will lend you a ticket to be first in class with your gorgeous green lids.

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Although small it strikes me as a beautiful collection. I’m particularly interested in both eye shadows and the gel liner. The overall look is pretty chic while the green brings the season in very nicely for me. I’m a big lover of green on my eyes as it really makes my rather large, buggy brown eyes look mysterious and dare I say seduction so I’m looking forward to trying my hand with these items soon.

What do you think?

Not so into the prep scene?

Loving it?

Tell the Muse!

Bobbi Brown Ivy League will hit counters and Bobbi’s site in August but I’ll have the sneak peek and swatches for you this week!

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Madonna’s Eye-Conic Look From Shu Uemura

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Whether you love her or you hate her it’s unquestionable that Madonna is a style icon. From her flair for fashion, her eye for accessories, and of course, most important for the Muse, her minimal yet dramatic makeup she reigns in the realm of chic and classy.

Artistic Director Gina Brooke created Madonna’s most recent look for her Sticky & Sweet 2009 Summer Tour and you’ll be quite delighted to know how easy it is to do for yourself!

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Madonna’s look was inspired by her hit song “Ray of Light”, Brooke, who has been working with Madonna since 2002, transforms Madonna’s eyes by applying a mix of crushed, small flawless diamonds and white eye shadow to her lids. The results is a bright and sparkling glow!

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Brooke uses Shu Uemura Press Eye Shadow in ME White 905 to provide a soft, light reflecting, diamond-like effect. Brooke uses actual diamonds to surround Madonna’s eyes of course we can’t all afford to snag ourselves some diamonds. To duplicate the effect try using bindis which you can find in any number of small Indian bridal shops or online at www.bindishop.com

Brooke feels that any woman of any age can wear a shimmery, ethereal shade like ME White 906 from Shu. “A little sheen helps enhance the eyes and instantly gives a younger appearance. Modonna is always up for trying new things and I think all women should feel comfortable experimenting and enhancing their beauty….” states Brooke.

In 2004, Brooke collaborated with Shu Uemura to create a pair of custom made mink lashes for Madonna. In 2006, she took the idea to a revolutionary level by creating a pair of diamond and minkencrusted lashes for Madonna. After overwhelming interest from consumers, the Shu Uemura lashes were created and sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus for $10,000 a pair.

Sparkling white shadow and diamonds always make me think of the crisp frozen Winter, Ice Queens, and Christmas. I love this look as the weather grows colder but sadly the Muse is fresh out of 10 g’s for the lashes but she doesn’t mind indulging in Shu Uemura ME White 905 and a pack of $1.50 bindi brow stickers to duplicate the look and you can too!

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What do you think of Madonna’s sparkling diamond look?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Fresh Freshface Blush Powder

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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!

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Hauled It: Bobbi Brown Diamond Dust Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

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!

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