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Spring 2010 Beauty Trend: Fresh Squeezed Orange Makeup

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I admit I march to the beat of my own drum when it comes to trends and such but I absolutely loved what I’ve seen from Make Up For Ever this year.

Make Artist Pat McGrath used freshly squeezed shades of neon orange on models at the Prada Spring 2010 Show. Keep your eyes peels as orange eyes and cheeks will pop up at a few other big runway shows this season!

Jump ahead for an assortment of fab orange make up must haves from Make Up For Ever.

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Would You Buy It? Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Collector Set

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If the Muse was an eye liner girl she’d be in such deep trouble right now.

Why?

Well, hello have you seen the Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Collector Set.  Dude, it’s like one of those 500 pack colored pencil sets I had when I was a kid.  It’s valued at a whopping $425 bucks!

What’s inside?  25…count ‘em….25….I really like saying 25.    25 Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Liners!  And by the way they are all full size.  No mini size here!

Is that absurd?   Turns out the kit is $225 and comes housed in a collectible tin, 100 of which are numbered and signed by Dany Sanz creator of MUFE.

So let’s do the math.  Humor me I like math.

25 Aqua Eye Liners purchased separately equals $425 each.  This set is $249  which breaks down each to around $10 bucks each.  But…but…but…FF is on the way….let’s go ahead and do the leg work on the discount…that’s 20% off for a total of around $200 bucks divided by 25 pencils equals $8 bucks or so a liner.

Hmmmm with or without the 20% off it’s still a really killer deal but I’m not sure if I’m willing to dish out $200 dollars on the spot.  Oh the agonizing choices one has to make in the name of cosmetics.

Here’s a list of shades you’ll get:

  • Champagne 23L
  • Fuchsia Pink 13L
  • Purple 11L
  • Black Purple 6L
  • Shimmering Plum 4L
  • Burgandy 18L
  • Pearly Brown 2L
  • Light Brown 19L
  • Light Taupe 24L
  • Bronze Green 5L
  • Bronze 10L
  • Gold 9L
  • Pistachio 17L
  • Green 16L
  • Forest Green 20L
  • Turquoise 7L
  • Blue With Green Highlights 12L
  • Majorelle Blue 15L
  • Iridescent Navy Blue 3L
  • Mat Black 0L
  • Star Black 1L
  • Dark Grey 21L
  • Grey 22L
  • Silver 8L
  • White 14L

God that’s such a bloody delicious line up.  I imagine if I was more into eye liners I’d haul but for now I’m saying it’s a skip for me.

How about you?

Would you buy it?

Instant lem?

Not so much?

Tell me!

Available now at Sephora.

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Make Up For Ever Fall Collection 2009: Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer

As far as Make Up For Ever is concerned we clearly do NOT have enough HD makeup in our possession, we needs more people!

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Mind you I can get on board with more HD if it means that Make Up For Ever is involved and it has something to do with a concealer….

Jump for it!

I’m quite a fan of Make Up For Ever Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer so anything new in the vicinity of MUFE and concealer is a go for me which is why excitement and foaming of the mouth occurred when I seen they were introducing a brand new concealer. Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer ($28) is a brand new oil free, medium coverage concealer that conceals and preps eyes (and skin) for high-definition television and photography.

We’ve already established I’m not going to be appearing on HD telly anytime soon but I can use all the coverage I can get in the eye department. Bring it on MUFE! Wants it please!

What do you think?

Willing to shell out $28 for picture perfect peeps?

Tell it!

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As Seen By the Muse: Make Up For Ever WaterProof Cream Shadow

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Brightly colored Make Up For Ever Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow?

Hells yes!

As seen by the Muse on Twitter.

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Make Up For Ever HD Elixir Review

I think that the allure of Make Up For Ever HD Elixir is pretty understandable for anyone with dry, flaky skin. Promises of a serum that instantly moisturizes and offers a smooth palette for foundation and other make up tempts to say the least. But the question is do we need a serum to do this? Isn’t this what primer is for?

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Jump ahead to hear what I think of Make Up For Ever HD Elixir!

Dry, flaky skin makes makeup application a challenge. Foundation doesn’t smooth on perfectly, powders leave behind a flaky mess, and skin generally looks harsher when applying makeup on dry skin. I should know as my skin is dry as hell, particularly in the Winter.

Taking all this into consideration Make Up For Ever created HD Elixir to offer instant moisturizing benefits to skin while prepping skin for a smoother, softer texture. This miracle serum supposedly boosts moisture 520% within 15 minutes, holds it for up to 490% after 30 minutes and 430% after an hour…does this mean it might be able to with stand an entire day of keeping my face moist, dewy, and flake-free? The serum also restores skin radiance, erases signs of fatigue, and firms while giving skin a smoother, softer surface.

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Lots of promises here as you can see but the question is does it work.

Speaking from a dry skin point, yes it works. Upon contact I see a noticeable difference in the appearance and surface of my skin. Flaky, dry skin between my brows and patches near my cheeks are instantly moisturized and smoother. It’s questionable if this works better than a simple primer or my facial moisturizer. I mean do I seriously need this extra step in my skin care regime? I think so. If I use my normal moisturizer and I follow up with my primer my skin still isn’t getting nearly enough moisture plus as the day progresses I can actually see flakes popping up here and there. Using the Elixir allows my skin to retain moisture so my makeup manages to remain fresher longer and I’m not sporting flaky, dry patches all over my face towards the end of the day. You may wonder if you own a serum if it’s already doing all this for you. I can’t really say as I only use a serum during my nightly skincare regime. This is specifically meant to keep skin moisturized all day and I don’t think any serums I’ve used have made this particularly promise which makes Make Up For Ever HD Elixir unique for me.

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The formula is a light, gel like consistency. It can be applied to your entire face or you can mix it with your foundation. I haven’t tried mixing it with my foundation as of yet but I do look forward to what that does for my foundation application. It comes with a dropper which easily distributes just the right amount for application. The serum is oily free and feels a tiny bit sticky during first application but quickly smooths on and gives my face a fresh feel. This weekend I used the serum along with a bit of mineral makeup. I think with standing mineral makeup is the ultimate test for me as mineral makeup always makes me look made up, terribly dry, and unflattering. I recently purchased Aromaleigh Glissade Mineral Foundation and wearing it along with the Elixir underneath was the ultimate test for my dry skin. I’m happy to report that it made the mineral foundation look fresher, kept it from flaking up and made my dry skin look very fresh and radiant.

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Since I’m speaking from a dry skin point it’s difficult for me to say how well it’ll work on oily, acne prone skin or even sensitive skin. If nothing else it’s ideal as as a very light Summer moisturizer.

If your skin is dry, if you tend to flake up and you’re looking for something to make your skin look radiant while keeping your skin moist all day and your makeup fresh, Make Up For Ever HD Elixir is the way to go. Definitely loving this at the moment and Muse Approving it for purchase. Well worth checking out if you struggle with dry skin!

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Anyone try yet?

Wanting to?

Do you use a facial serum already?

Tell the Muse!

Make Up For Ever HD Elixir is available now from Sephora.

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