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L’occitane Pivoine Delicate Lip Shine Review & Swatches

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With girlish packaging, romantically scented formulas, and a perfect combination of practical and pretty, most all of the L’Occitane makeup pieces I’ve collected have become cherished pieces in my rather large makeup stash.

I truly look forward to L’occitane Makeup releases and they have delivered ever Spring since the original launch. I’m actually kinda of happy they don’t readily carry a makeup collection in store. It keeps from overwhelming and boring me. This way, when a release does come along I can get terribly happy and excited about it without saying to myself, “Oh, this again?”

The L’occitane en Provence Pivoine Delicate Collection will be launching shortly and with it three new shades of Pivoine Delicate Lip Shine.

Take a look!

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Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream Review & Swatches

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Having been a long time user and fan of Korean BB Creams I’ve very pleased they have finally entered the US market. Actually, technically, I’m both pleased and disappointed.

The formula has under gone some vast changes in the transition from the Eastern to Western market. It is understandable though on some levels. There is room for adjustment in the formula as well since our market isn’t as interested in the whitening abilities of skincare products as a dominate Asia market would be.

Unfortunately, one of the things that is unforgivable is that formulas introduced have morphed and become so far removed from the original intent of a BB Cream that really, the only thing we are seeing at this point is a BB that acts more as a tinted moisturizer more than anything else.

Needless to say they have originally started out as one product but ended up adjusting to suit many different needs. Formulas in Asia tend to cover a wide spectrum of skin concerns such as concealing, producing flawless skin, whitening, brightening, anti-aging, and more….

Versus a lighter, sheerer formula here in the US that promises very few of the things listed above.

Dr. Brandt Felxitone BB Cream attempts to replicate the traditional Asia BB Cream. I had some interesting results with it. Here are my thoughts!

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Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection Swatches

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I’ll keeping shaking the old lipstick tree if the products that rain down on me are of the achiote color variety.

Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection you so pretty my eyes hurt staring at you!

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Swatches: Beauty Confession Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush How Many Do You Have?

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Go on, you can admit, how many Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes do you own?

I think I’m going on 10 shades right now, perhaps 12?

Here are a few swatches of shades I own that I haven’t featured on Musings before!

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Sephora Harmony Face Powder Let’s Dance Review & Swatches

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Don’t quote me but I could have sworn the new Sephora Harmony Powder was available in two shades but since the new Sephora website launched, I can’t seem to find the other shade.

I’m having one of my senior moments maybe.

This is multi-purpose face powder with tangerine-inspired hues according to Sephora but honestly, inspired is the keyword here as there really isn’t a whole lot of tangerine going on here, merely soft peachy shades of color.

Take a look!

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