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mark Earth Face Glow

Look! Dontcha want ‘em?

After all the insanity of Holiday Collection that I’ve been bombarding you with lately I’m sure you needed a break and wanted to hear more about Fall!

Check out mark’s new Earth Face Glow powders! Sweet right?

These quite remind me of many of the highlighting powders released by Banila Co and VOV and also somewhat like a MAC MSF too!

At $7 USD each you can afford to indulge in one or all three! I want to check these out because they really look quite pretty and I wouldn’t mind a bit of shimmer and sparkle on my cheeks!

They are available in three shades Pebbles (Soft Peach Shimmer), Quartz (Rose Shimmer), and Solar (Gold Shimmer).

I bet if you check E-bay you could probably get ‘em for $4-$5!

Yes, the Muse must go and check now because she thinks she needs these on the double!

Want ‘em?

Tried ‘em?

Do tell!

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Summer Collections 2008: mark Gorgeous Eye Trio

Enjoy a trio of fab eyeshadows on a budget for $7 USD from mark!

Pretty right?

Me wants to the green trio! Can’t go wrong for the price either!

Want ‘em?

Budget your lip gloss purchases by glancing at my review of mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Tint Lipgloss!

Indulge your need (and greed) for palettes while keeping your costs down with mark’s new Eye and Lip Strip Palettes!

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mark Pure Eye and Lip Strips

I’m an Avon junkie lately.

Yea so? And?

Can you believe I said it aloud? It’s kinda like going to an AA meeting and admitting that you do indeed have an addiction!

This is not your mama’s Avon anymore kids. Seriously lately they have been introducing some seriously cool stuff!

Currently I’m really loving the pure eye and lip strips and yes they are sitting very comfortably in my virtual shopping cart awaiting me to hit submit!

The colors of the shadows aren’t so wow aspiring but I must say that both lippie palettes look yummie to my eyes and since I’m busy sporting nudes and neutrals lately I’ll go ahead and admit that even the eyeshadows look kinda nice! Plus the price is right at $5.99 USD per a set!

Am I the only one loving these?

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Beauty on a Budget: mark Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint

Here’s an inexpensive gloss I actually LOVE! It’s so difficult to find a cheap gloss that’s actually good but mark Glossblossom wins both the inexpensive and great award!

The gloss itself is actually clear and it basically makes the same promise as Smashbox’s O-Glow in that it’ll transform into your perfect pink upon application!

I personally don’t find it very pigmented and on my lips it mostly looks clear not pink however don’t let that change your mind it’s actually quite good!

You might remember when I did my review on Bourjois Paris Eau de Gloss if not click here and read! The reason I’m bringing up Eau de Gloss is because Glossblossom is similar in texture. The base of the gloss is quite like water and it’s super slick and super glossy minus the tacky, stickiness of other glosses I’ve tried. It basically feels like I’m spreading water on my lips, it’s very moisturizing! When I have this on I feel like I have nothing on which for me is a plus as I hate my lips to feel all gross and sticky and most glosses always make me feel that way!

I love this over lipstick, lipstains, or to wear by itself. It’s quite long wearing too! I know some people had mentioned they had experienced problems with Eau de Gloss in that it slid off and wasn’t as long wearing as it promised however I find Glossblossom lasts a good 4-5 hours (minus drinking of course) before it’s gone completely! It also has a very subtle, delightful little fruit flavor to it (nothing overpowering! Just a little hint of fruit).

This is a total favorite item of mine and I have these little tubes stuffed in my desk draw and purse for touch ups!

Plus it’s cheap as day old chips at $6 (but you can get it cheaper! I get mine off of E-bay for $3.50-$3.99).

Glossblossom is Muse approved for purchase!

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mark Little Block Box "Customize Your Shimmer" Palettes

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A few months ago I blogged about mark’s new Block Boxes that allowed you to customize a palette with little cubes of shimmer for eyes and face. Remember? No? Click here and you can read my original post.

The Little Block Box is finally available for purchase from mark! Finally! I was waiting on these for ages!

The good news is these look quite interesting! The bad news is I want them all so they become a bit more expensive when you are wanting one of everything hehe!

Basically you have to purchase the “block box” first at $6 you then proceed to customize it for face and eyes by purchasing blocks of color at $5 for eye blocks and $6 for face blocks.

Block Box $6 (Empty)

When you first see it you think this might run you a few dollars but in reality you’re running up a bill of $26 for 4 eye blocks and one block box! That isn’t too shocking as I’ve spent more on palettes before but those were posh brands not Avon (mark is Avon’s younger sister brand).

I honestly do want to try some of these because the shimmer looks great in them but the price is just making me scratch my head slightly.

The fun of customizing this case is great the price however leaves a bit to be desired! Maybe if it was just put together and offered in a few color selections and have say…mmm a $15 price tag that would seem fair! But spending $18 and upwards for a cheaper cosmetic brand seems a bit too much!

I’ve tried several combos and prices range from $18 up to $26 or so per palette. $18 bucks gets you the block box and two face shimmers while $26 would get you the block box and four eye shimmers and if you want a combo it’ll set you back $22 for one block box, one face shimmer, and one eye shimmer.

Eye Shimmer Blocks $5

Face Shimmer Blocks $6

I’m doing the math on these and it’s boggling my mind a little bit because I can get a far superior MAC palette for $10 bucks more and mark is in no way the same quality as MAC!

Oh no the Muse is being cheap (it doesn’t happen often so enjoy the novelty before it wears off!). But I can’t help it! The prices seem really off to me!

To be honest I’m diseased and I’ll probably buy at least one because my curiiosity is getting the better of me and I’m wondering what these are like! Sigh! The life of a cosmetic junkie sure is hard sometimes!

What’s your take?
Want ‘em?
Leave ‘em?

Let the Muse know!

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