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DuWop Crush Palette 18 Karat Review and Swatches

Yesterday was the official start of Fall and the Muse couldn’t be happier. As far as she’s concerned it’s the very best time of the year. Happy Fall Ya’ll now graces my front door and I can barely wait for Halloween.

I was feeling all Fall-like today so I cracked open my DuWop Crush Palette in 18 Karat. This was from the DuWop Summer Collection 2009 and I’m just now getting a chance to use it…sheesh talk about late to the game. The good news is the palette has a slew of Fall friendly shades in it.

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WANT IT: DuWop Private Red Lipstick

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Excuse me DuWop but when will your new Private Red Lipstick ever come back into stock at Sephora?

Oh how I yearn for it!

Although I should be ever so tired of the color-changing lipstick and gloss rage I can’t help but feel that special WANT feeling when I laid eyes on DuWop Private Red Lipstick.  The formula adapts to each person’s unique body chemistry and adjusts accordingly to provide a killer perfect red shade.

Yes, yes I do believe it’s been said and done before but I’m laying bets this one could prove more pigmented and gorgeous than all the rest making it the fairest of them all!

Now if Sephora would just listen to my need and get it in stock already.

Available soonish for $22 at Sephora.

Have you tried DuWop Private Red Lipstick?

Is it on your wish list?

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End of Summer Round Up: DuWop IcedTeas Review

Anyone else still in Summer mode? I’m kinda still exploring my Summer options lately and rounding up what I haven’t used or didn’t try out yet. It’s pretty much very cool the last few days so I suspect Fall is well on it’s way. Guess I better hurry along now and get all my Summer lovin’ in as quickly as possible. Which is why you’ll see a burst of Summer fun coming from me. It’ll be a rather great excuse to try out these items if you haven’t yet as they are liable to fly off the shelves and get quickly replaced by Fall and Winter stuff.

Today’s review brings me to DuWop IcedTeas.

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Check it after the jump.

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DuWop Lip Venom V Review and Swatches

One wonders if DuWop was trying to capture the interest of Twilight or True Blood fans when they created Lip Venom V. Honestly, I get a more Lafayette Reynolds flamboyant self vibe from a bottle of V. Visions of Lafayette prancing himself around Bon Temps hooking bottles of DuWop V isn’t hard to imagine. Honestly, the image fits better than Edward Cullen or Twilight.

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But I guess blood red is blood red and can be associated with vampires in general. DuWop Lip Venom V holds a little bit of the vampire world and the human world when combined creates a shocking red shade that looks like you’ve just been bitten or taken a bite out of someone….

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This special limited edition Lip Venom is a shimmering crimson lip stain suspended in a venom-laced liquid lip conditioner. Don’t expect a glossy finish from this as it’s simply a blood red stain for lips. The formula is much like mixing oil and water as the lip conditioner and stain don’t exactly jive together unless shaken hard before use. If you happen to be sensitive do stay clear away as it has a serious bite ouch! Unlike DuWop Lip Venom’s regular formula this appears to have a seriously harsh, uncomfortable stinging sensation if you aren’t prepared for it. I find that DuWop’s regular glosses just have a bit of a warm sting but this is more of a stinging bite that makes lips sensitive to even touch with the applicator if you want to build color up!

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I’m still in debate whether I actually like the product or not. I did think it would be a glossy, red stain however I was disappointed to find out it’s simply a stain. No gloss here folks. I generally like stains for my lips however this is a tad too red so it’s best to apply very lightly to avoid looking like Bozo the Clown. Goth lovers rejoice as if it’s super pale skin and juicy, pigmented red lips is that you fancy, DuWop Lip Venom V will be sure to deliver.

Strangely enough on swatch you won’t see much of a color payoff but upon contact with your lips you’ll notice an intense, richly pigmented shade of red. Red can be a sophisticated, classy color but this could prove a little too much for some.

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I found a light application was the safest and most flattering bet for me. It gives my lips a just bitten look that’s quite pretty. Heavier application leaves me looking like I just took a sip from someone’s neck.

Overall, I adore the idea and concept behind the product. Twilight is such great brain mush teen lit it’s hard not to love it so I’m always on board the marketing train for anything they put out. Although it could be seen as a cop out for some and a way to feed the Twilight cash cow as for me I kinda feel it’s a unique offering and a fun concept.

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Honestly, I’m still thinking it’s got that True Blood feeling to it, a little blood red for the fang bangers out there!

Anyone try yet?

Love it?

Leave it?

Tell it!

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DuWop Fall Collection 2009

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DuWop is always brings something out that the Muse tends to look forward to. Each release somehow delights and surprises me and I’m always hurrying around trying to nail it down for myself when it pops onto shelves. The DuWop Fall Collection has me fairly hyped as it’s small but quite thrilling…but than again the Muse is always excited about makeup.

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Keeping in with the trend of Fall, DuWop releases a single, vibrant, bold shade of red lipstick with it’s Fall 2009 Collection. DuWop Private Red ($22) is a unique, color changing lipstick that creates a personal shade of red based on body chemistry. Hmmm this sounds vaguely familiar to the Muse’s ears!

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Although quite the little copycat this lipstick supposedly has a rich pigment that leaves behind a slight stain so lips stay red. And judging by the pictures it’s far from sheer so we can count this one as possibly an innovative lippie for Fall. I’m ordering it as it sounds intriguing and I do so wish to see how different it is from other color changing products that I’ve tried as of late.

More lip goodness awaits you with the new DuWop Lipmousse Lipgloss ($22)

A light and fluffy whipped lip color that packs a punch of satiny color. This is a creamy formula that’s not quite a gloss but not a lipstick either. It offers intense coverage with a long lasting formula that’s not waxy or glossy but simply lightweight.

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I imagine the formula is a creamy, matte finish which could prove dry but they do say that this has a moisturizing element to keep lips all happy. Count me curious. I’ll also be indulging in one or two to see what I think.

Colors are:

  • Baked Apple (Reddish Rose)
  • Creme Brulee (Pink Beige)
  • Cupcake (Vibrant Rose)
  • Ganache (Dark Plum Brown)
  • Sorbet (Bright Pink)
  • Tart(Berry Plum)

And finally DuWop Primerstone ($38) is a brand new pressed powder with SPF 15 that acts as a primer to even out skin tone, reduce pores, and create a new clean canvas for foundation.

I’ve never heard of this trick but supposedly makeup artists recommend a light dusting of translucent powder before foundation as this allows for a smoother application and a reduction in the appearance of enlarged pores. Whoa. Never knew that. Seems a messy idea if you’re a liquid or cream foundation user like myself but count me up for a try!

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Overall, I’d say DuWop has an interesting Fall Collection to look forward to. I’d order but Sephora doesn’t have the products yet in stock but expect some sort of rave or rant soonish. I’m looking forward to trying these items out and oops I still have DuWop Summer 2009 to review and swatch for you, that’ll be soon I promise.

What do you think of DuWop Fall 2009?

Anything you’d haul?

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