Make-up Reviews

Hard Candy Pop Up Palette Review, Swatches, Photos

After some serious digging I finally located the Hard Candy Pop Up Palette. Who wouldn’t want it? The promise of cute little pots of Hard Candy Baked Eyeshadow in a pop up design palette a la Urban Decay Book of Shadows with a $15 sweet as honey price tag. It seemed like a great option to feature on Musings as a budget beauty gift or just because we are all bloody fine beauty junkies that need the latest, greatest fix eh?

And….

Wow.

Wait until you hear this!

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Shu Uemura Lip Duo & Tint Love Apricot Harmony Pink Review, Swatches, Photos

I couldn’t resist the new Shu Uemura Lip Duo & Tints from the Shu Uemura Takano Abracadabra Fantasy Collection for Holiday 2010. I admit I had my doubts they wouldn’t work because my lips are pigmented plus they just appeared very nude (I can’t do nudes) but I wanted to try them out anyway since the promo images really made them look darling.

Did they work?

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Chanel Les Tentations de Chanel Holiday 2010 Review, Swatches, Photos

Ahh Chanel spicing things up this year with their Les Tentations de Chanel Holiday Collection 2010. It doesn’t quite meet the traditional standards in our Holiday makeup world does it?

Delicate shades of brown, pops of pink, and hints of bronze make up Chanel Holiday 2010 and one gets more of a vibe of Spring than Holiday at first glance. But try it out for size and flushed cheeks and a fierce smoky brown eye later and you’ll agree this does indeed speak the language of Winter.

Did you haul it?

What did you think?

Jump!

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NYX Blush Desert Rose Review, Swatches, Photos

I did a little too much damage during the 50% off site wide sale at NYX during Thanksgiving weekend. Ouch! But who resist at these prices?

Anyone haul?

Whatcha get?

I was excited to haul some of the mega palettes they had and I gotta tell you, so far, I’m not disappointed!

Anyway….

Even if you missed the sale, NYX still calls to the beauty budget souls among us. Check out their blush if you’re seeking pigmented yet wallet friendly.

I tried the shade Desert Rose and loved it!

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Shiseido Maquillage Powder Celebration 5th Anniversary Set Review, Photos, Swatches

My Shiseido Maquillage Powder Celebration 5th Anniversary Set arrived from Japan last week. Lots of squealing, hyperventilating, and screaming occurred during the surgical procedure of opening and unwrapping the contents of the box it arrived in.

It’s probably my most expensive makeup purchase I’ve made this Holiday season, tipping the scales at nearly $200 USD due to costly airmail shipping.

It’s gorgeous to say the least.

Let’s have a look!

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