High-End Makeup Brands
The Muse has been known to sin on occasion although her mum doesn’t know so don’t mention it to her if you see her ok?
Lipstick Queen makes it pretty darn easy to sin my way through luscious, pigmented, pin up style girl lips!
I don’t feel so guilty about sinning anymore!
Check out why after the jump…….
Prior to reviewing Lipstick Queen Sinner the Muse would like to say she hates matte lipstick just as much as she hates matte eye shadow however I absolutely loved the Lipstick Queen formula even if it was matte.
I’ve tried ALOT of lipsticks in my day and I’ve never come across one with such pigmented color payoff. The focus and selling point of the Sinner line is the promise of as much as 90% pigmentation within one lipstick and yes it lives up to that standard. The product contains no shimmer, no frost, just a pure, color rich finish.
As I’ve mentioned I have tried plenty of lipsticks from high street to low and this is by far thee most amazing product I’ve come across in regards to color payoff. The lipstick applies beautifully well and looks simply gorgeous with gloss on top. I was a tad worried that the product being so rich in color would leave me looking a bit like a clown as color tends to bleed out and apply messy but no problems at all. It applies very well and glides onto the lips like a magnet is guiding it. I felt quite like a 50′s pin up girl with such a vibrant, stunning pop of color on my lips! The shade I tried was Rouge Sinner which is an orange, coral, peachy shade which looks wonderfully warm on my lips.
As I said I really don’t like matte lipsticks as I don’t enjoy the finish and I feel like my looks lack something without any gloss on. I think the color is amp’ed up a bit with the addition of gloss and the finish looks much nicer. I’m not sure if it’s because the product has such amazing color payoff but I noticed that my lips look fuller when using the lipstick so I suggest trying this out if you have thinner lips and are looking for something to plump them up a bit. You may be worried about matte lipstick drying your lips out, for myself I didn’t experience any drying when using the product but I do suggest topping with gloss to avoid any dry syndrome.
Sportin’ Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick in Rouge Sinner
Who should try this:
- Anyone who loves lipstick
- Those who absolutely adore a pigmented, full on lip color
- Anyone who seeks a fuller lip look
- The not so shy girls who like a bit of pop, sizzle, and crackle to their lipsticks
- Girls who want to sin!
All in all I was very pleased with Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick and I’ll be purchasing further colors for myself from the line. It’s truly an outstanding product. Muse Approved for purchase all the way!
Go sin at lipstickqueen.com
The Spring Collection for Estee Lauder entitled Fuchsia Now has the Muse in fits of excitement as it looks quite gorgeous!
Read on after the jump to find out why the Muse is hyper this morning!
Estee Lauder Fuchsia Now takes bolder shades and mixes them with neutrals to create a flirty, feminine, fun look. If you’re a tiny bit scared of bolder shades here’s a great excuse to try some while taking the edge off with safer, natural, neutral shades of color. You know how much your Muse loves bolder shades but she admits to being intrigued to the trend of cocktailing bold colors with neutrals.
Now the excitement….
You obviously know why I’m so hyper at this point don’t you? If you haven’t guessed already I’m quite excited about the release of the limited edition Estee Lauder Fleur de Lys Shimmer Powder. Considering what a great relationship the Muse has with her Estee Lauder Shimmering Jewel Powder from the Holiday Collection she does so believe that she’s sure to love Fleur de Lys Shimmer Powder by default! Fleur de Lys is a silky, shimmering powder with a hint of color to add a fresh glow to cheeks and face. The powder is flattering for all skin tones since it can be used as a highlighter for a glowing finish. The design on the powder is simply stunning! At $32 USD for a generous size compact the Muse is already approving it for purchase as she knows it’ll be gorgeous!
Further info about the Estee Lauder Spring Collection 2009 release (all prices in USD):
Base Look for Face:
Estee Lauder Fleur de Lys Shimmer Powder $32
Estee Lauder Signature Satin Creme Blush in Berry Light and Nude Light $26
Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara in Black $19.50
For a Cool Pink Look:
Estee Lauder Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Indigo $25
Estee Lauder Automatic Eye Pencil Duo in Jet Black $23.50
Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Mayfair Mauve $19.50
Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Rich Berry $19.50
Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Fresh Berry $18
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Fuchsia $18
For a Warm Nude Look:
Estee Lauder Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Aubergine $25
Estee Lauder Automatic Eye Pencil Duo in Walnut Brown $23.50
Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Perfect Nude $19.50
Estee Lauder Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Earthen Nude $19.50
Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Honey Flower $18
Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Honey Flower $18
All in all the collection has the Muse excited especially the gorgeous shimmering powder which I hope to bring you a review of soon!
Estee Lauder Spring Collection 2009 Fuchsia Now is available this January from www.esteelauder.com
What do you think of Fuchsia Now?
Loving the powder?
Like the idea of combining bold and neutrals?
Tell the Muse!
Elegance is always the order of business with Guerlain which in turn has me quite excited about the release of the Guerlain Spring Collection 2009 Exotic Paradise.
I think the main focus of the collection is the new Guerlain Exotic Paradise Eyeshadow Palette. I’m liking the candy green tint to the compact the quad colors look quite friendly as well if not a bit on the Summery side a la Givenchy’s Spring Collection. But that’s ok I can always stash away until June if it fails to work in the Spring!
I find my purchases from Guerlain are mostly limited to Holiday Collections however this compact may change my mind!
Also being released are new Guerlain Single Eyeshadows available in 10 shades and two new Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipsticks formulas (one with a matte finish the other with a shimmer.
And finally a brand new product which is the Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer. I see quite a few brands releasing primers lately so it’s nice to see Guerlain releasing it’s own version. I’m quite curious about this and may purchase it.
All in all the collection looks rather nice and the temptation of the shadow compact and primer being on my hit list.
What do you think?
Like this collection?
Holding our for something else?
Tell the Muse!
Although the Muse absolutely adores her Dior Night Diamond All Over Diamond Dust Powder and strokes it lovingly, and tells it how pretty is is, and reminds it how much she cares about….what was I saying?
Although I simply adore my Dior Night Diamond I’m a little disappointed that the price has been completely chopped down!
The Muse paid a whopping $80 USD for the compact and it’s now down to $59 USD….le sigh. I feel rather badly that I shelled out so much and now it’s down over $20 bucks! That stinks! I’m contemplating calling Sephora and asking for a refund.
Although the Muse felt it was well worth it’s costly price tag, the good news is if you didn’t originally take advantage of it at full price you can now get it at a considerably savings!
It feels like the year virtually flew by doesn’t it? It’s been a great year for makeup that’s for sure! My year end favorite post is upcoming shortly but I thought we could reflect on a few things first!
Some of the questions I asked myself as I was reflecting were the following:
The Muse will place her answers here and you can answer, if you like, in the comment field below! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this!
I think I have to take myself all the way back to Spring 2008 to get a good idea of my very favorite collection of the year. The Etude House My Lovely Face Collection (aka Peach Collection) was my absolute favorite of the year! And it’s no wonder with it’s great packaging, fresh peachy shades, and incredible Pore Erasing Peach Base! This was by far my fav of the year! Etude House Spring 2009 I Can’t Help Smiling is simply adorably but in the Muse’s opinion it isn’t nearly as kawaii as last year’s collection!
In reflecting on my tastes and whether they have changed or not from last year I’d have to say a loud YES! I embraced more natural looks this year, got really excited about nudes and neutrals, and just dramatically altered my normal bold looks to include some very mature ones! So yes indeed my tastes have changed a tad bit. This doesn’t mean I don’t still adore bold looks but I have to say I’ve surprised myself with the amount of natural makeup I’ve taken on lately!
Unquestionably my greatest cosmetic find of the year was NARS Blush in Super Orgasm! I’ve heard rants and I’ve heard hate but I simply adored it. For me it was pure perfection! Not that it tops Super Orgasm but discovering that Urban Decay Primer has a SLEW of product left in the bottle after slicing it open is definitely a highlight of my year as well!
I can’t say so much if I embraced any trends this year. I kinda march to the beat of my own drum and I’m not one for embracing a trend but more along the lines of doing my own thing! One trend I definitely couldn’t get a handle on, no mater how hard I tried, was the vampy lip! I tried with MAC Binge and tried again with the Lancome Piha Collection but it just didn’t work on this Muse!
I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t somewhat excited about the MAC Hello Kitty Collection! Although I made up my own little ideas about how this collection should look, I do find myself getting more and more antsy for it’s release as I am eager to see it in person for myself. Yes, I know I’ll be disappointed but I just can’t seem to shake the feeling that maybe, just maybe, it’ll be great! I’m also excited to see what the Summer has in store for us! Summer releases are a great time to stock up on bold shades so of course I look forward to what MAC, Urban Decay, and other brands have on the menu for the warmer weather!
Now it’s your turn…..
Tell the Muse all about what you loved and hated in 2008?
What your greatest find was?
What trends you embraced?