Make Up For Ever
If the promo image is anything to go by, Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash may be something to look forward to and could be added to the old wishy list!
Mysterious, dark, gorgeous lashes await you with Make Up For Ever brand new mascara, Smoky Lash.
Well..maybe all that doesn’t await me…I haven’t tried it yet so I’m not the authority on anything mysterious, dark, or gorgeous however have no fear I’ll be adding it to the review list shortly as I am intrigued by this one.
The mascara offers the standard fair of adding curl, volume, and length to lashes however it also has a deeply pigmented formula which was designed to create a volumized look to lashes. Be still my beating heart! It sounds almost to good to be true!
I am slightly weary of the brush applicator as it looks a tad bit messy considering the formula appears extra thick and gooey but aside from that it does look pretty good and the promo model is really selling the Muse on it.
I must have it!
How about you?
What do you think?
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I promised a review on Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer to you earlier this week! And here it is! Love me much?
Now is a good time to head on over to Sephora and grab some of these primers because the Muse is about to blow you out of the water with all my raving.
Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer is a product you have to try in store. At first glance I wanted to order two or three colors but I quickly realized I’d have to test this in store.
I only got one because I was trying so hard to be good but I really wanted three of the selections available. Damn. But after all tomorrow is another day!
The colors I wanted to try were Pink 7, Mauve 2, and Yellow 6 and as I said I only walked out of the store with one shade which was Yellow 6.
Before I begin my review here are the details what each color is used for:
0 Neutral-Adds natural luminosity to the complexion
1 Green-Minimizes redness
2 Mauve-Counteracts sallow undertones
4 Caramel-(Make Up For Ever needs to learn to count, what happened to three?)-Combats ashiness in medium to dark skin tones
5 Blue-Adds radiance to fair skin and reduces minor imperfections
6 Yellow-Lightens dark complexions
8 Pink-Brightens the complexion and counteracts sallow undertones
My review is reserved to Yellow but since I am going back shortly for the other colors I will most definately be giving those a review of their very own!
For obvious reasons I picked up Yellow because as you may already know I’m terribly obsessed with whitening my skin as much as humanly possible without looking like Michael Jackson of course.
Shudders in fear.
I’m happy to report that Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer does exactly what it promises to do. It lightens up my complextion very naturally while prepping my skin for my foundation. Funny thing is that the primer works so well I actually feel like I don’t need foundation after application of the primer! Fantastic!
The formula is not a silicon base as per the normal range of primers. It happens to be a lovely creamy, moisturizing blend that feels like a tinted moisturizer and offers coverage like a light set foundation. Although some may be slightly scared of the idea of lightening up your skin tone this effectively leaves behind a semi-matte very natural finish that doesn’t necessarily lighten but more along the lines of evens out and brightens your skin. I’m absolutely thrilled with the finished result.
I’m unsure what the results would be if you’re looking to fill in deep lines or pores this felt more along the lines of a treatment for evening out my dull skin while prepping the skin for foundation or as I mentioned you can easily get away using it on it’s own! I tried it out in several ways one of which happened to be by itself with a bit of blush on top and it looked great. It lends my skin a dewy, creamy look that eases shadowing I have on my skin while brightening up dullness.
The formula isn’t greasy nor is it oily it’s actually beautifully moisturizing and absorbs quickly into the skin while keeping the promise of lightening my skin tone. As I mentioned this isn’t going to bring your skin down an entire shade but it will cast a certain light off your skin giving the illusion of a lighter look.
The product comes in a pump style bottle which I’m sure those anal of germs will simply love (like me!). One squirt should do the job but I personally went ahead and used three on the day I was using it as my sole foundation. I like how it creates a nice flawless finish for my other makeup and I absolutely love how it works as a simple prep for just blush or a cheek stain!
I didn’t notice any difference when worn with my foundation as far as wear goes. It seemed my foundation lasted the normal four to five hours before melting away and crying for a touch up however I can honestly say that when used without foundation my face did remain fresh, bright, and dewy for at least 7-8 hours sans touch ups in between.
Overall, I’ll most definately be indulging in other colors from the line and I’m very pleased with the results this produces. It delivers on it’s promises which is sometimes rare in the cosmetic world. I’m Muse Approving this one for purchase and highly recommending you go out and try it for yourself. I’m particularly curious for those that suffer from redness as Green is recommended for banishing redness on the skin. This could very likely offer a great option for covering that particular woe right up!
I like these. Alot. Expect to hear more raves about other colors soon!
These are available now from Sephora for $35 USD each! Grab ‘em! The Muse thinks you’ll love ‘em!
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Reader’s Request: Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer Face of the Day
Make Up For Ever has a new range of primer available right now from Sephora. You may or may not have seen these already but I’ve been busy trying one out that I got about a week ago and will reviewing for you shortly!
You should be.
The primers are available in 7 shade selections that are used to correct skin problems such as dull skin, yellow under tones, sallow skin, etc….
These are $32 USD and well worth your cash, you’ll find out why soon!
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See what other primers I’m loving or not….
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To start off my review of concealers I thought I’d go with Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer since I use it often!
ALOT of hype surrounds Make Up For Ever’s Lift Concealer.
I couldn’t count the numerous reviews raving about this particular concealer that I’ve read all over the internet. I’m hear to say it lives up to most of the hype and does a damn fine job of concealing all your under eye woes.
The concealer comes in five shades and although that’s not a big selection I think it’s safe to say you’ll find a match for your tone in the five available options. I use Pink Beige 1 which is the lightest shade available. One thing I don’t particularly like about the color is the fact that it’s a very fleshy shade with a tiny bit of unflattering beige to it, thankfully the color works well on my skin tone.
Now the formula is pimped out as having skin-firming benefits however I haven’t experienced that. It also contains vitamins A and E which regenerate the skin but again I really haven’t noticed much of a difference in my eye area since using it other than the fact that it does a wonderful job of making me appear awake and fresh!
It virtually conceals all problem areas under my eyes. Dark circles, fine lines, and extra baggage literally disappear creating a flawless, wonderful finish for my makeup. The formula is extremely moisturizing however I don’t like how watery the product is and I’d have prefer a bit of a denser product. This blends easily and beautifully and as I said the color goes perfectly wonderful with my skin tone.
I’ve read many raves about how long the concealer holds out but I felt that I needed touching up after at least 3-4 hours or so. I’d have loved for it to last longer in all honesty but I guess we can’t expect miracles from a concealer but I did somewhat expect more from Make Up For Ever as a majority of their products are unstoppable, smudge-proof, waterproof, last all day items but I didn’t find that the case with the lift concealer.
Props to the great packaging that keeps your hands and fingertips away from the majority of the product. I actually don’t bother touching the tube at all. I simply dot some on with the long tipped applicator and blend with my fingers! This makes bacteria and germ obsessions a little bit less of a problem for the Muse.
The concealer is $21 USD and for some that may be a bit of a high cost but personally I think the quality is brilliant and since the product is so pigmented a very little goes a long way which means you’ll be working on a tube for about 6 months to a year without having to replenish your supply.
I experienced no problem with the concealer creasing or becoming cakey. I also never noticed the product creeping into my fine lines which is a total plus for me as I always feel that as soon as concealer begins to crease into the fine lines it makes me appear older! The formula pretty much blends in perfectly well and does a very good job of actually concealing fine lines without settling into them.
Although it’s not pure perfection the good outweighs the bad with Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer and I find I reach for it daily to make myself appear fresh, awake, and gorgeous.
I like it and I definately approve it for purchase! It’s definately part of my daily beauty ritual and does what it promises!
Not holy grail material but definately good stuff!
The Muse likes it! Alot.
L’Oreal Visible Lift Concealer Review
I check up on Bath and Body Works
daily to see if any new Temptations have been released and during my regular visit I noticed they had a new line available. I could be wrong but maybe this new line will be replacing the regular Temptation Collection that we’ve been seeing for the past few years!
The new collection is entitled Hello Sugar! and looks very promising. I’m hoping that this smells like a sweetened, fruity, sour combination of lemon and sugar but I’m fearful this will be some sort of Fresh Lemon Sugar dupe (not that I don’t love Fresh Lemon but something different would be lovely) I’m very much in favor of the fruity, sweet version please!
The collection includes a three in one shower gel, a body spray, a shimmer body lotion, a body meringue, and a lipgloss. It’s only available in the Hello Sugar! fragrance but I’m hopeful they’ll extend the line to include other scents! I love the Tempation line but I don’t mind seeing something new like this pop up either!
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Click to read about my review on the Fall and Winter Temptations Collection from Bath and Body Works!
Click here to discover a review on Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry Three in One Shower Gel!
Click here to see a sneak peek of Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008!
Click here to see some of the Holiday Temptations Collection from Bath and Body Works this past season!