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Philosophy Windows to the Soul Eye Shadow Palette Review and Swatches

Philosophy starts off Fall this year with a color cosmetic launch. As you know from my past Musings, I’m a fond fan of discussing Philosophy’s break through into the cosmetic world. I think it’s official they are here to stay as Nordstrom and even Sephora now have special little displays with Philosophy cosmetic offerings, a few years ago you’d have seen displays featuring skincare and shower gel but not color cosmetics. Pretty great if you’re a fan of the brand right?

The latest release are the new Philosophy Windows to the Soul Eye Shadow Palettes which come in three shade selections. It’s Philosophy’s solution to easy, 1, 2, 3-sy eyeshadow application.

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Becca Mineral Powder Foundation Review

I’m so not a mineral makeup lover or user. I don’t care who tries to convince me but in my opinion minerals are for oily skin types or people with perfectly smooth skin. I also stay away from minerals due to Bismuth, a fairly common ingredient in mineral foundation that makes me itchy as hell. Feels like hundreds of tiny ants are crawling under my skin! Not fun!

Mind you, none of this sways me from trying to find the perfect mineral foundation. I’ll try just about anything mineral because deep down inside I have a hidden hope that someday, some where, my mineral wishes will come true.

Becca Mineral Powder Foundation made its way onto my beauty radar recently.

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Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Tint Review and Swatches: Avon Summer Collection 2010

In the beauty world, seasons start fairly early. We are full into Fall at the moment and by the end of the month discussions on Holiday 2010 will begin.

Phew!

But, even though it’s ending soon, Summer is very much in the here and now. Avon Summer 2010 has recently launched on their website and they are about the virtues of lighter makeup and keeping cool and fresh during the warm weather.

Speaking of lighter makeup remember the Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Tint I showed you a few weeks ago? Wanna take a closer look at ‘em?

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Milani HD Advanced Lip Color Ignition Review and Swatches

I imagine that Milani HD Advanced Lip Color is the brand’s take on Dior Serum De Rouge Luminous Color Lip Treatment. Who doesn’t like a drugstore dupe right?

This is newly released and should be popping up at your local drugstore at the moment.

Is it worth the haul?

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Reader’s Request: Vincent Longo Lip & Cheek Gel Stain Review and Swatches

Cheek stain is one of my makeup life’s longest wearing product. Most makeup wears off, oxidizes, and never really wears well throughout the day but you can always rely on a good cheek stain to stay put until YOU take it off. How many cosmetics do that?! Not many in my opinion!

I recently stocked up on my favorite cheek stain by Vincent Longo as there is a sale ongoing at the moment of 25% Off and a reader had requested I review the product after getting it. Strangely enough, Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Gel is my HG (holy grail) for a very long time now but I never took a second out to review it.

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