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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!

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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
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Face Shimmer Blocks $6
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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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Mark "Customize Your Shimmer" Palettes

Mark is releasing some interesting little tidbits that may tempt the Muse into purchasing them!

I’m not much of an Avon fan but I have been known to sneak a few pieces of Avon’s hipper, younger sister company, into my traincase!

These look awesome:

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These are interchangeable, customizable shimmer palettes for face and eyes! From what I’ve read they are being introduced sometime in November so keep your eyes peeled for updates!

I like the look of all the palettes and Mark is so cheap that you can afford to dive in and pick up the entire lot if your little heart so desired it!

Customizable pieces like these are nothing new to Mark. They carry a slew of different interchangeable pieces on their website which range from shadow palettes to lipcreams, etc…. The thing that caught my eyes about these is of course those magic words that every girl loves, “shimmer”.

One thing does bother me about these, the release date of November seems ages away and the colors seem very Fall to me. The general idea of a release day all the way in November for colors you’ll be wearing for about a month seems silly. I’d have liked to see these on the site already or even at the very least in the beginning of October! Oh well I guess that only applies to anal people like me that adjust eyeshadow color with the seasons and all that insanity icon wink

Estimate on prices from past collections I’d say these will run about $4 for the pop in and the empty palettes maybe $6 bucks each, I’d bet money that they’ll be even cheaper on E-bay!

Happy Days!

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