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bareMinerals Radiance Rocks Review and Swatches

Some makeup is so terribly pretty.  Gorgeous packaging, delicious colors……but just because it’s pretty doesn’t always mean it’s great.

And so goes the case with the brand new bareMinerals Radiance Rocks Set that I recently purchased from Sephora.

Oh woe is me why can’t I love it?

Take the jump for the review and the cries of nay!

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Latest Obsession: Liptini Shimmering Lip and Cheek Tint Review and Swatches

“You are my obsession, I cannot sleep, I am a possession, unopened at your feet….”

Oh my god dude remember that song? So 80′s chic! Only in the 80′s can you wear big blond hair like that.

The Muse’s latest obsession? No, it’s nothing to do with thinking of ways to make you sleep with me. It’s Liptini Shimmering Lip and Cheek Stain.

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Likey!

Check it after the jump.

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Too Faced Lip Luxury Free Love Review and Swatches

Urban Decay single handedly convinced me I need more nude pink shades of lipstick in my life with it’s newest color, Naked.

Suddenly, the Muse’s dreams are filled with visions of naked, nude pink shades for my lips. And than Too Faced Lip Luxury in Free Love stepped into my life….!


Click it for the review.

Oh my god dude this lipstick is champagne-infused….w00t! I’m going to party like it’s 1999 tonight. Ha!

But no seriously it really is inflused with champagne…interesting concept eh? I’ve been meaning to try Too Faced Lip Luxury for a fair while now so I’m happy to finally test it out.

It’s quite a nice lippie. Good formula with a smooth application. Very creamy and moisturizing, good pigmentation as well. It’s incredibly lightweight with a shimmering, sparkling finish.

Of course, the Muse is all about the packaging. It comes in metallic pink tube with a diamond colored rhinestone on the top of the cap. Loves it!


But after all this the very best part is the new shade for Fall entitled Free Love. It’s a sweet pale pink shade that’s incredible beautiful on lips. It’s not dramatic, it’s not bold, it’s simply a sweet pink that makes lips look fuller, prettier, and just girlish.

Now it’s not Naked by any means and the Muse does so think you need both Naked and Free Love in your beauty arsenal this season! Where as Naked is more of a perfect pale pink minus shimmer, Free Love is a sparkling nude shade that’s subtle and mod chic.

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If you’re a lover of nude pink lips Too Faced Lip Luxury in Free Love will be your best girlfriend this season. Pair it up with a cat eye or a dramatic smoky!

Loves it!

Muse Approval for purchase.

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Giorgio Armani Greige Collection Review: Giorgio Armani Manta Ray Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

The Muse told you all about the Giorgio Armani Greige Collection a week or so ago. Honestly, it wasn’t exactly something the Muse was interested in when she finally got some products to test.

I received one lipstick and one shadow both of which looked incredibly dull and boring.

But wow…after I tried both out I was so floored by how simply pretty the shade on my eyes was and the lipstick just added to it.

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Loving all over this collection!

Jump ahead for the deets!

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Laura Geller Baked Eyeshadow and Liner Duo Review and Swatches

Laura Geller Marble Cakes Baked Eyeshadow and Liner Duo makes it so easy to shade, line, and define my eyes with a great little kit that even includes a dual ended brush. Likey!

The Muse enjoys simplicity packaged in one box don’t you?

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Jump for it!

Although Laura Geller Baked Eyeshadow and Liner Duos are readily available on Sephora for $23 bucks, the Muse highly recs checking ‘em out on QVC (Item Number A86595) as they contain not only a baked shadow/liner duo but also come prepackaged with a dual ended brush for application.

After my foray into the world of Laura Geller’s Baked products with a kit I recently purchased I’m kinda lusting all things from the line. These duos are super as they are affordable and have great color payoff. The shadow comes housed in a chic black compact with mirror. They are split down the middle with the shadow on one side and the liner on the other. Honestly, if you’re wanting to you can easily use the liner side as a contrasting shade of shadow as well. The shadow side has a slightly sparkle finish where as the liner is more matte but not difficult to work with as it blends rather beautifully. Both shades are super smooth, silky, and very easy to work with. Could be the baked formula but they sport a beautiful formula. The basic idea is to use the shadow side as a color wash all over lid and crease and follow up with the liner to define eyes. Lining with the enclosed color proves a little difficult since the shadow shade is so similar in color however it does end up working very well when used wet as you’ll get a bolder more dramatic finish. Color payoff on the shades I tried were very good.

The kit also includes a dual ended brush which has a fluffy shadow shader on one side and a flat angled liner brush on the other. Both brushes are good quality with super soft bristles and no shedding.

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The colors I tried were SugarSky/BlueBerry and Unearthed/Dark Chocolate. Sugarsky is a shimmering sky blue and Blueberry is a deep navy blue. Unearthed is a sparkling golden brown and Dark Chocolate as per it’s name is a velvety dark chocolate.

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For my look below I used Unearthed all over my lid and followed up by lining my lower and bottom lash line with Dark Chocolate. I didn’t wet Dark Chocolate so the results aren’t as dramatic as they could be.

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Overall, these are great little shadows and quite a super deal if you purchase the set for $26. Sephora has a total of four shades including a green combo that I’m wanting to indulge in where a the QVC sets are only available in the shades I have reviewed and swatched for you here. I liked these very much and deem them worthy of a Muse Approval.

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Loves ‘em! Great deal, beautiful pigmentation, and superb formula to work with.

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