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Givenchy Play Fragrance for Men

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Oh Justin’s bringing back all kinds of sexy with the new Givenchy fragrance for men, PLAY.

Givenchy PLAY was inspired by the lifestyle of today’s man, characterized by freedom of action and freedom of movement. Available in EDT and Intense EDT this scent was formulated by Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac under the direction of Givenchy’s ‘brand nose’ Francoise Donche.

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Givenchy PLAY contains top notes of Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Bitter Orange, and Grapefruit with a bottom layer of Vetiver and Patchouli and a middle base of Black Pepper and Coffee Flower.

If you’re a fan of Justin you might want to visit the official fragrance site as it has exclusive behind-the-scents footage from the photo shoot and desktop wallpaper as well as being able to shop for the fragrance and enter for a chance to win an autographed bottle of PLAY by Justin.

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PLAY is available for purchase at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Sephora beginning August 2009.

www.playgivenchy.com

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Estée Lauder Signature Shimmer Powder Pink Shimmer Review and Swatches

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Estee Lauder Signature Shimmer Powder ($36) is a multi-shimmer, multitone powder that creates a sweep of instant radiance to cheeks and face. The Muse is a self-proclaimed lover of shimmer so of course she’s on board with this little powder.

Jump ahead to learn more.

If you like a touch of shimmering highlight on cheeks and skin this is a sure fire way to get it. The powder is made up of several strips of pink that range in graduation from light to darker. If you’re feeling like multitasking you can swipe a bit of the shimmer on lids or the brow bone for a hint of shimmery pink. The powder is available in two shades of either bronze or pink.

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All in all if you’re a lover of fine, pretty powders Estée Lauder Signature Shimmer Powder should please!

Available now from Estee Lauder and Nordstrom.

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Product Musings: Illamasqua Tremble Blush Review and Swatches


At first glance Illamasqua Blush in Tremble is easy enough to pass up. Matte, a bit chalky, and unappealing on a whole one would easily skip it in favor of another shade.

Jump ahead to hear if Tremble makes the cut!

I’m a self proclaimed hater of matte finishes so of course when I got my hands on my first Illamasqua Blush I was heartbroken at the dull, matte finish. Le sigh. Illamasqua makes matte it’s game as a majority of it’s collection is made up of the finish. The Muse was determined to try this out even if it killed her.


Turns out matte isn’t so bad and Tremble isn’t as chalky as I though. This sheer, subtle baby pink has pretty decent color pay off and gives a kiss of cheeky innocent pink to my face. The formula is pretty silky smooth and richly pigmented, don’t let the product in the pan fool you as it does appear very chalky and unimpressive. The shade has a surprisingly rich pigmentation and works quite well on my medium fair skin. The shade is buidable so you can do a quick swipe of pink or layer it up for a bolder pop of color. Actually the shade Tremble quite reminds me of the Balm Down Boy Blush but with a bit more pop!


Overall, if this is what the rest of Illamasqua Blushes are looking like count the Muse impressed and ready for some hauling!

Sportin’ Illamasqua Blush in Tremble


Likey!

Muse Approved for purchase.

summer museapproved stamp

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Laura Mercier Mineral Flawless Face Kit

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Oh Laura you’re you do so know how to make a Muse smile. A while back ago the Muse purchased the Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit and was absolutely delighted with the results. Now the Muse is craving the brand new Mineral Flawless Face Kit!

The kit is $65 and contains:

  • Laura Mercier Foundation Mineral Primer
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15
  • Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
  • Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder
  • Laura Mercier Full-sized Blending Brush
  • Laura Mercier Full-sized Secret Camouflage Brush

I’m not a mineral foundation lover but I’m still wanting to try this out especially since the price is so user friendly. I think I’ll indulge with my Sephora V.I.B. 10% Off Coupon code.

What do you think?

Have you tried Laura Mercier Mineral Makeup?

Tell it!

Available now Sephora.

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Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit

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When it comes to our bad economy you have to be thankful for small favors. Take for example the fact that Sephora has packaged up so many premium brands lately and slapped a “Sephora Exclusive” stamp on ‘em and a smaller price tag. Love ya Sephora, thanks so much.

My latest find in the Sephora Exclusive category is one I can always use help with, my eyes. Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit is $50 bucks, available exclusively at Sephora, and a killer deal.

Jump ahead to find out more!

I’m always on the look out for the best eye cream around anything to rid me of puffiness, fine lines, dark circles, and the other woes of suddenly getting older. I’ve come across plenty of great but nothing incredible as of yet.

A kit that focuses on my eyes that’s a mere $50 bucks is a welcome adventure for this Muse. The Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit focuses on eye woes with products to improve wrinkles, dark circles, and dullness.

The set includes:

  • Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
  • Shiseido Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam
  • Shiseido Benefiance Enriched Balancing Softener
  • Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask (4 Packets)
  • Tip card

I’d say my eyes need this kit!

Likey!

Available now at Sephora.

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