Make-up Reviews

Urban Decay Fall Collection 2009: Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Review and Swatches

Ahh Urban Decay you sure do please this Fall with your incredible new collection! It’s such a thrilling time for Fall Collections this year and I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is to see them all pop up and about. Urban Decay did a particularly incredible job this year with it’s Fall Collection and I’m quite excited to see the release of many, many new items. I was slightly worried that many brands would make subtle little releases due to poor consumer spending so it’s an utter relief to see so many great releases.

One such release is the Urban Decay Ink For Eyes that totally floored me with it’s innovative packaging, likey!


Check out the review and swatches after the jump!

Urban Decay Ink For Eyes is housed in a slick slim line case decorated with a pretty peacock, no one can say this packaging isn’t ace. Loving all over the packaging for a few reasons. I love that I can tuck these easily away for quickie touch ups as they are so small and slim it’s easy to travel with them. I love that they include dual ended brushes for application. Line eyes with the flat brush and smudge with the smudger sponge. Love the mirror tucked inside each case too! It’s just a really unique take on cream liner packaging and quite interesting, adorable really.


The liner inside each case was at first a disappointment because they had shipped in the heat and ended up quite soft and melty. I sat them in my fridge for about an hour and proceeded to fall in love soon after. The formula is creamy and richly pigmented. They smudge quite nicely too which is always a plus. I do find potted liners sometimes smudge crummy but these really smudge nicely which lends a mysterious look to eyes and will be ideal for smoky eyes. The liner doesn’t smear during so one line application and you’re done, of course build it up for a more dramatic look by all means. Formula is paraben free plus Urban Decay doesn’t test animals which should appeal to our green makeup lovers.


The liner comes in six shades so far but knowing Urban Decay I imagine you’ll see even more brilliant shades released in the not so distant future. You can go with potted liner anywhere really but if you’re wanting to step it up with bolder shades, Urban Decay is your girl.

The shades released thus far are:

  • Demolition-brown
  • Binge-deep midnight blue (almost looks purple
  • Empire-dark purple
  • Loaded-forest green
  • Pyrotechnics-iridescent glitter
  • Zero-black


My fav shades are Zero, Demolition, and Loaded. Pyrotechnics is simply a clear base with a hint of shimmery glitter so you won’t get big color payoff with this but I find that a dab in the inner corners of the eyes and a bit lined under the eyes brightens things up nicely. It’s one of the only colors I didn’t swatch successfully as it didn’t show up too well in a photo but don’t overlook it, it’s actually a very nice little shade.

All in all if you’re a fan of UD you’re going to want to haul these or if you’re scared of liquid liners and aren’t too keen on pencils, cream is definitely the way to go for ease of application. The slick, fun packaging is an interesting take on boring old potted liners!

Likey!

Anyone hauling these?

Tell the Muse!

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Sneak Peek: Stila Fall Collection 2009 Stila Kitten Smudge Pot Review and Swatches Stila Smitten with Kitten Collection

Stila roars (or maybe meows?) into Fall with brand new Kitten goodies that are sure to please. Here’s a little sneak peek review at the brand new Stila Kitten Smudge Pot releasing this September at Sephora.


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Stila introduced Kitten Eyeshadow way back when in 1997. I do believe this was just around the time I was getting into Stila and can recall Kitten being a fast favorite. I’m not the only one as many a fan will attest that Stila Kitten Eyeshadow is a cult fav! With it’s universally flattering combination of pink and beige champagne it’s one of those soft shadows that’s brilliant for dressing up or down with. Many a fan are Smitten with this Kitten.

The release of Stila Smitten with Kitten Collection for Fall 2009 includes two new smudge pots and one new lipglaze.

You’ll be seeing Stila Kitten Smudge Pot and Stila Kitten Lip Glaze today in separate reviews and later this week I’ll be showing you Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot which is also apart of this sweet collection. Kitten has been done prior to this in a cream form and also a gloss in the Summer 2008 but it’s still very nice to see it released in a smudge pot and lip glaze format.


Stila Smudge Pots are great multitasking tools to use as a shadow primer, an all over shadow color, liner, or go crazy and use on cheeks and brow bone for a pretty highlighter. Stila Kitten Smudge Pot is a gorgeous blend of pink ad beige champagne with a shimmer finish. This smudge pot is particularly great if you’re not in love with the fall out from the powder format of Kitten as this blends easily onto the eye minus clean up after use.


Stila Smitten with Kitten is a Muse Approved for purchase. It’ll be available from Stila in September but I suspect you’ll see it towards the end of August.

If you’re a lover of Kitten you’ll sure to want to peep at this collection!

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Will you haul it?

Are you a fan of Kitten?

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Sportin’ Stila Kitten Smudge Pot on my eyes and Stila Kitten Lip Glaze (review and swatches upcoming) on my lips!

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Urban Decay Fall Collection 2009: Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Review and Swatches of Frigid, Ruthless, and FreakShow

Urban Decay Fall Collection coming out you fall force with three brand new vibrant shades of Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow! Oh joy! I can’t recall the last release of colors in the deluxe shadow range so I’m all about experiencing the three newest shade that were released early for the Fall collection. The three shades are available now on Urban Decay’s website if you’re impatient as the Muse to own them and will be released at Sephora towards the end of the month!


The three Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow shades are Frigid, FreakShow and Ruthless.

Click below for a lookiee at these new shades and keep it tuned here for some FOTD’s using the new shades later this week!

Deluxe shadows are sure to please anyone who isn’t a glitter/shimmer lover. Considering many of Urban Decay Eyeshadow’s in their normal range are either loaded with shimmer (Loves it!) or matte it’s difficult to be inbetween the two which is where deluxe shadow comes into play. Smooth, velvety, easy to blend, and plenty pigmented these are sure to please those who aren’t keen on a shimmer or matte finish.


Sporting brand new graffiti pop art packaging the shadows are all quite loud and outrageous for Fall (aside from Ruthless which is very Fall-themed in color). I’m thinking two of the three will work wonders as a smudged up liner rather than an all over lid color. I look forward to seeing some images or face charts from Urban Decay with looks for Fall ’09.

Ruthless is a pretty fawn shade with a smooth, buttery finish that blends beautifully. It’ll look incredible with a deeper espresso liner shade for a brown smoky eye look.


If you’re about purple Freakshow and Frigid are sure to please. These goth shades of purple take the color to a deep, slightly forbidden level and should make eyes up for a mysterious Fall look. Freakshow is a deep, dark purple, almost royal in color with a red base where as Frigid is more of a blue based purple. Both shades seem a bit daring for use alone so I think they’d make a fine liner shade or used smudged onto eyes for a smoky purple look. I’ll have to play a little to see how best to use these two. If you love purples you’ll want to add both to your collection! Once blended out they aren’t nearly as bold as they appear in pot.


All three shades of deluxe shadow are very promising colors and well worth adding to your Fall shadow arsenal.

Loving all over ‘em at the moment.

I’ll be bringing you some eye looks using them shortly so be on the look out!

In the meantime, tell me what you think of the three new shades.

Are you adding these to your UD collection?

What sort of looks would you create using ‘em?

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Beauty Most Unusual: Horny Remover

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The Muse has confessed on occasion her elbows do indeed get dry and rough however she’s unsure if she’s up for removing that roughness with a…horny remover?

This simple tool will get rid of all that horny on your elbows. Ah the joys of Asian beauty tools!

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Possibly multitasking for the hub or the boyfriend on nights you have a headache….”here honey use the horny remover!” See? Relationship help and a beauty tool all in one wonder!

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Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff Fluffy Cheek Stain Review and Swatches

More Jelly Pong Pong Deluxe Bag haulin’ ahead chicas!

Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff Fluffy Cheek Stain was included with one of my deluxe bags that I recently hauled from Jelly Pong Pong. After getting the bag I gave the stain away to my mate Chris because I already had one. I realized after giving it to her that I should really haul my own and review it for you here!

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Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff Fluffy Cheek Stain is $14 bucks and considerably cheaper than Stila Convertible Color and Bobbi Brown Potted Rouge. Same consistency, same formula, just available in a single shade though.

I dunno why but my first try with Cheek Puff was kinda meh but I did grow to absolutely adore it soon after. Probs I was ranting over it’s lack of variety in shades but I soon set my grudge away and just enjoyed Cheek Puff for it’s cuteness, inexpensive price tag, and pretty flush it gave my face and cheeks.

No one can accuse Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff of not being adorable. Packaged in a sweet little box featuring a baby chick this blush comes housed in a screw top jar that should last you well into the next millennium since a little tiny bit goes a very long way.

Key benefit of the blush is it’s incredible staying powder. Pretty much lasts all day through the warm weather, through the rain and snow, past all the humidity and sweat, and right on through your eight hour work day. It’s one of those sticky slightly tacky blushes that blends smoothly and adheres to skin like glue. It’s not going anywhere, anytime soon.

The shade is a universally flattering dusky pink which is suitable for just about any skin tone as it can be built up to an intense pop of pink or just dabbed on for a very simple flush of rose.

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One of my favorite ways to use it is by blending onto my cheeks and topping with a MAC Mineralized Skinfinish, it goes incredibly well with Petticoat! The results are flushed cheeks with a light highlight of gold and rose.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, cute, long wearing cream blush for Summer here it is. Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff is fantastic and Muse Approved for purchase all the way!

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Likey!

Anyone a fan?

What are some of your favs from Jelly Pong Pong?

Do share!

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