Holiday Collections 2008

NARS Night Life Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

The Muse’s heart was thumping rather loudly after she seen the new NARS Holiday Collection 2008! She was particularly thrilled with the introduction of the two newest shades of NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Life and Silent Night. Have you seen them yet? Oh my gosh gorgeous!

Today I’ll be reviewing NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Life and later this week I’ll bring you a second review of NARS Single Eye Shadow in Silent Night. Excited? The Muse is!

I’m unsure which I love more but I must say that both shadows are outstanding. I used Night Life this morning for simple look and you can honestly get any number of looks using the shadow alone or together with other items in your stash. Night Life is a sparkling metallic silver which is absolute shimmer overload! If you love your shadows full of sparkle, shimmer, and glitter, Night Life should appeal! The texture may be a little bit of a let down considering that this causes major fall out woes. Upon applying you’ll end up with sparkles just about everywhere which is because the formula feels much like a pressed pigment would. Once you swipe your brush across the shadow it kicks up a huge cloud of chunky pieces of sparkle and glitter which in turn cause a major ordeal for application but honestly, when have you ever not run into a problem when applying a shimmering shadow?

Aside from fall out problems I loved the finish of the shadow and highly recommend nabbing it for yourself. The shadow can be used alone to create a metallic, foiled silver eye which pairs up nicely with a black liner (this is how I used it this morning!). Or, better yet, Night Life will be an ideal shadow for creating a smoked eye sparkling eye look that should grab attention this Holiday Season! The silver would be a fantastic base or as a crease shade followed up closely with a matte black shadow to create a rather outstanding smoky eye! Honestly, the possibilities of using this shadow are endless and it’s fast becoming a favorite for the season ahead for me!

If you simply adore sparkling shadows you’ll want to grab NARS Night Life for yourself! The Muse Approves it for purchase and says it’s well worth picking up to add to your NARS Collection!

To create my look this morning I simply used NARS Night Life all over my eye and followed up with liner! Simple, sparkling, gorgeous!

What I used to create my look:

NARS Eyeshadow in Night Life
Tony & Tiny Glitter Eyeliner in Black/Silver
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero
MAC Eyeliner in Black Funk
KATE Gel Mascara

MAC Blush in Pink Swoon
Bare Escentuals Gossamer Diamond Powder

NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave

How about you?

Anything catch your eye from NARS Holiday Collection?

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NARS Holiday Collection 2008

NARS Super Orgasm Review

NARS Revolt Lipgloss Review

NARS Roundup Review


Prescriptives AGLOW Look

How are you liking the Prescriptives AGLOW coverage so far today? I have a few more items to review for you but I’ll get to them tomorrow!

For today I’ll leave you with one of my completed looks!

For the look below I used:

Prescriptives Winter Reflections All Over Highlighter Pearls
Prescriptives Blush More or Less in Sonoma Rose (Review Coming Soon….)

Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad

Prescriptives Colorscope Lipcolor in Winter Rose (Review Coming Soon….)


Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches

I feel so bad because this morning I was rushing around and only got the chance to do a quickie look using the new Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad! It’s such a gorgeous quad it deserved more of my attention but the Muse doesn’t do Monday mornings too well so I only have a quickie look I did using it!

The good news is you’ll get a review, swatches, and pictures today and tomorrow I promise I’ll do a better look using the quad! Forgive me?

The Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad is one of two quads released with the Prescriptives Aglow Holiday Collection. This quad contains all cool shades and the other quad is more of a warmer quad. I choose the cool quad because I think the shades are much more flattering for the Winter! The quad most definitely brings together the cool, frostiness you probably associate with the Holiday.

I love the fact that three of the shades included in the cool palette are actually limited edition. Many palettes released always have rerun shades that are already out and available, it’s pretty nice that Prescriptives took the initiative to make the palette extra special with new, limited edition colors. The shades in the cool palette are:

  • Oyster (Pink)
  • Twinkle (Blackish Cranberry)
  • Eclipse (Bluish Gray)
  • Shell (Cream)

As I mentioned my look was super quick this morning so I used Oyster as an all over color wash and lined my eyes using Twinkle. To get the most of the palette you can use it in any number of ways one of which would be using Oyster as an all over color wash, highlighting using Shell, applying Eclipse in the V of the eye, and finishing the look by using Twinkle as a liner. All the shades in the palette are nicely pigmented and have a frosty finish aside from Twinkle and Eclipse which are quite matte with a tiny bit of shimmer.

The Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad creates a rather beautiful, sophisticated look for the Holidays that can easily be turned into a fun look by applying a bit of shimmer to your face!

Even though I didn’t take full advantage of the palette this morning I must say that I still liked the look I created! Twinkle smokes out my eyes beautifully well and contrasts quite nicely with Oyster or any other pink shade of shadow in your collection. In the photos below I’m also using the Prescriptives Winter Reflections All Over Highlighter Pearls.

I fell in love with Prescriptives Quads this Fall when I tried the Fall Dimensions palette and I must say I’m just as in love with this quad so I’m Muse Approving it for purchase as I think I’ll be reaching for this one again and again and again this coming Winter and Holiday Season!

You can nab yours Nordstroms or your local Prescriptives counter! Keep your eyes peeled for the release on the Prescriptives website as well where you can get Free Shipping!

The Muse loves it!

Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls Review & Swatches

Prescriptives AGLOW Haulin’

Holiday Collection 2008: Prescriptives AGLOW


Prescriptives Winter Reflections All Over Highlighter Pearls Review & Swatches

One of the first item that captured and caught my attention from Prescriptives AGLOW was of course the Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls. Although you might be quick to compare them to Guerlain Meteorites, the Muse feels the products are comparable in style but that’s about it. Aside from the fact that they are both pearls I think they happen to be very, very different!

The Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls consist of a dominant shade of rose and follow up closing by peach and white. I felt like the pearls worked almost as a blush as they deepened the shade of my own blush and cast a faint luminance to my cheeks and face. The pearls have enough pigmentation to work completely by themselves on bare skin if you’d like a natural pink glow to your face which is the main difference between these and Meteorites. Meteorites are not nearly pigmented enough to multitask as a blush and a highlighter which is why the Prescriptives ones are quite lovely!

The finished result is a nicely highlighted face with a bit of a cool glow. These should appeal to anyone who wants a a bit of highlight but not shimmer overload. Taking into consideration that many highlighting powders and pearls overdose on shimmer these should be a nice change from that as they just cast a glow minus shimmer, glitter, and sparkle.

The Muse wearing Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls over her blush

The price of the pearls is $35 USD which isn’t bad at all considering that these will last you simply ages! I liked these alot and recommend getting to your nearest counter to swatch and play around with them for yourself. I imagine you’ll fall in love with them as much as I did.

The Muse Approves these for purchase to give a bit of a Holiday glow to cheeks and face! Loves it!

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Prescriptives AGlow Haulin’

Prescriptives AGLOW

Prescriptives Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad Review

Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches


Holiday Collection 2008: Prescriptives AGLOW

I was so impressed by pieces I’ve seen of the Prescriptives AGLOW Collection that I decided to dedicate an entire day to the line up! I’ll be doing a few reviews today of different items that were released with Prescriptives AGLOW.

Prescriptives AGLOW is available for purchase now at Nordstrom or your local Prescriptives counter and will be released shortly on the Prescriptives website!

Do see my original post on the Prescriptives AGLOW Collection and tell me what your thoughts are of the collection!

Prescriptives Winter Reflections All-Over-Highlighter Pearls Review & Swatches

Prescriptives Winter Reflections Cool Eye Color Quad Review & Swatches