Cheek stain, loves it hard.
For a long time I only ever wore cheek stain. For serious! Nary a powder or cream blush touched these cheeks it was all about stain and stain was it. My first cheek stain came about at least….10 years or more ago in the form of Morgen Schick Schick Stick Lip & Cheek Stain and till this very day it remains one of my favs ever.
Stains weren’t really something around at the time so Morgen’s version was a bit of a novelty. After that Benetint launched and I was on that one like white on rice and soon after more brands started releasing their version of the cheek stain including Lorac, Revlon, and Stila.
With Summer arriving soon you might want to explore your best cheek stain options that have the longest wear. A blush that will get you through a long day poolside or at the beach. One that will stick around through intense heat, humidity, and sweat….
These are my top two picks for Longest Wearing Cheek Stains!
For today’s Stash Spotlight I thought I’d give you a peep at my stash of Morgen Schick Lip Shines!
Some of you may be privy to Morgen Schick’s cosmetic line and some of you may be scratching your head saying “who?” Morgen Schick does a line of cosmetics that premiered on HSN some years ago and she also has her own website where she sells the line. She really has some incredible cosmetics and I happen to be a huge fan, particularly, of her base makeup line, tis HG material for this Muse.
I’m also a huge fan of the Morgen Schick Lip Shines. Don’t ask me why as they really aren’t the best lipgloss around but I’m terribly addicted to the tasty mint flavor, the ridiculous amount of color variety, and the great long wear of the product. They aren’t richly pigmented but they do leave a nice hint of color on lips with a slightly shimmery finish that’s really quite nice. I’ve collected quite a few year since Morgen had sets of five available that would ship ever season or so…of course I was on that auto ship option!
Since than I’ve collected various ones from Evil-bay, or swapping, and purchasing on HSN. I highly suggest seeking at least one shade out for yourself as they are an interesting gloss to try!
Without further babbling from me a few pics of my stash are below!
I recent mused about HD makeup. Remember? In my musings about HD I mentioned the new Morgen Schick Hi Def Perfection Kit which I quickly snapped up for myself as I trust just about anything Morgen puts out.
I’ve been using the kit for the better part of this month now and I’m finally going to review! Yay everyone get excited!
Jump ahead to hear my thoughts!
I must emphasis prior to raving about this kit that it is not for everyone. I repeat, this is not for everyone. The formula of the foundation won’t be something everyone loves so I really place a heavy emphasis on the fact that I think mamy people will not love it. As for me it’s outstanding and a tried and true item that does exactly what it promises, creates flawless, beautiful, HD perfect skin.
The kit is $39.50 USD (an absolute steal of a price) and includes all of the following items:
Morgen Schick Hi-Def Hide and Hilight Concealing System (Two Colors)
Morgen Schick Hi-Def Radiant Schick Stick Duo in Pink
Morgen Schick Hi-Def Brightening Powder
Morgen Schick Whisper Set Powder
Brush and Makeup Sponge
I absolutely adore the two concealing pots. I’m a big fan of the Morgen Schick Hide and Hilight compact and it’s my HG foundation so the new Morgen Schick Hide and Hilight Concealing pots are absolutely just as good and perhaps even better. Each pot is a creamy, moisturizing, heavily pigmented foundation. These cover literally EVERYTHING. Any mark, blemish, or problem you’ve wanted to conceal with foundation these will take care of. Mix the two shades together to create a perfect shade or use them separately where you need lighter or darker shades. For example you can use the darker shade as your primary foundation and the lighter shade as a concealer. I’m happiest by combining the two. The formula is quite thick so a little tiny bit goes a very long way. The texture is comparable to The Sensual Skin Enhancer however not as creamy and a bit thicker. I personally don’t feel comfortable recommending these for use with oily skin or anyone prone to clogged pores as this is super thick and may cause more woe than joy. However, if you have dry skin you’ll fit right in with this as my dry skin sucked it up and absolutely adores it. It doesn’t flake, crease, or cake and just feels lovely on my skin. But again, even though I love it I do think some people will consider it greasy feeling or strange almost like stage makeup which is why I recommend a tiny dab. A small amount will do your entire face.
After applying the concealer pot you’ll want to either follow up with your own concealer or leave as is. Personally I liked the pots as a foundation but not as a concealer as the formula was a bit too thick for under my eyes. Following up after using the concealing pots you can begin to dab the Whisper Set Powder on shadowy areas of your skin or in spots you used the foundation to set it. Normally I apply the foundation down the sides of my nose and spread it outwards so that’s where I follow up with a stroke of the powder. Down the sides of my nose, on the sides of my mouth, and along my upper lip line. The powder is silky smooth and lovely. I have the powder from a previous kit and use it daily so it’s nothing new. It does a nice job of setting my foundation and brightening up my face.
Finally you’ll want to complete your look using the Hi-Def Brightening Powder. I didn’t use this powder anywhere else aside from under my eyes. It works fabulously at lightening up my dark circles and dull eyes. You can use it all over your face if you want but I prefer sticking to my under eye area. The powder is similar to Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder in formula and color. It’s white and silky smooth. Applying it will blend away fine lines or dullness with a quick sweep of your brush.
Finally the kit also contains a dual end Hi-Def Radiant Schick Stick Duo in Pink. This stick contains a healthy pink cheek stain and a shimmery pink cheek stain. Both ends can be used on either cheeks or lips. Morgen always suggests applying your cheek stain prior to your foundation so that your stain is more natural. This trick has stuck with me for over 10 years after hearing her recommend it on a video I got with my very first kit I purchased from her. It’s the best way possible to use stain so it looks more natural on. I didn’t like the shimmery end of the stain but I do like the regular standard stain which worked well at pinching my cheeks with color.
After my look is complete with the kit, as you’ll see below, I do look a tad bit ghastly which is why I need to follow up with my regular makeup. Eye makeup, blush, etc…after a little blending and working on my face you’ll notice that my skin is left looking absolutely picture perfect flawless. In this post I’m showing you a few pics using the kit with the bare minimal amount of makeup on my face. I’ll also include links for recent reviews I’ve done of products where I am wearing this kit with full makeup and you’ll notice the difference.
Here are a few links of me wearing the foundation kit with full makeup in place:
In this first set of photos I’m using the complete system which includes the cheek stain on my face and lips with no other makeup. As you can see it looks nice on but not natural.
In this second set of photos I’m using minimal makeup on my face and the entire kit aside from the cheek stain.
Although both set of pictures look nice, or at least I think they do, they aren’t as nice as when I have my full makeup in place.
Overall, I thought the kit was an outstanding value. Considering that I absolutely adore the Morgen Schick Hide and Hilight System and swear by it as my HG this kit was a happy find. The system truly does create flawless, beautiful skin however you do have to know how to use it to achieve great results. Just remember a little tiny bit goes a long way!
I was considering not Muse Approving it for purchase simply because the thickness of the foundation may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But I reconsidered and thought that at $39.50 USD and HSN’s fantastic return policy it’s worth checking out for yourself. So I’m happy to slap a Muse Approval on this for purchase. Do check it out as it’s well worth trying in my humble opinion.
If it’s flawless, beautiful skin you seek def grab yourself a Morgen Schick Hi Def Perfection Kit.
Bit busy this week?
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HD Makeup review is coming your way! Take a refresher course before the review by checking out the Muse’s babblings on the new Morgen Schick HD Perfection Kit.
The Muse has been busy, busy, busy announcing releases for upcoming Spring Collections 2009 and reviewing many of the collections for herself! Check out all the Spring Collections 2009 tagged posts here at Musings to see what you missed!
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Happy Weekend Everyone!
With the evolution of technology someone, somewhere in the cosmetic world decided that now was the time to introduce a slew of HD inspired products. With that brand new HD TV you got for Christmas you may just want to indulge in some HD makeup to go along with it to hide flaws, wrinkles, spots, and any other woes that your face may possess. After all HD displays and shows EVERYTHING thus we can’t likely get away with our simple makeup application anymore, we have to step it up a notch and bring our application process into the realms of high-def.
Yeah well you either laughed really hard at my LOL l33t speak or you just didn’t get it……
Considering everyone and their mum has jumped on board with this idea it’s really caused a rather nice craze and hype. Truth of the matter is do we honestly need HD makeup? The Muse likes to think we don’t. She’s not against looking flawless but when is it likely she’ll appear on telly? I guess we can chalk up HD as being one of those extra mile stones that we all want to pass to enter into the flawless skin nirvana we all seem to crave.
I wouldn’t trust my HD makeup to anyone so when I seen the Morgen Schick Hi Def Perfection Kit I knew that indeed it was time to actually cross paths with HD makeup and take the plunge!
So you may be a bit weary when you finally figure out that Morgen Schick actually offers her cosmetics through HSN. I know, I know. The idea of no name products off of HSN may scare you. Honestly, I’ve found some amazing products on Home Shopping and I’m not embarrassed to admit that. Although Morgen is far from being a no name she still is for many an unknown. I personally think her products are some of the most awesome I’ve come across and the flawless finish you see to my skin in about 85% percent of my photos is thanks to her Hide and Highlight Palette.
Anyway about this HD thing I was talking about.
I recently ordered the Morgen Schick Hi Def Perfection Kit from HSN for $39.50 USD and of course I’ll bring a review of it to you as soon as it arrives in my mail box. I’m quite excited about the kit as Morgen has a special knack for creating products that just do a world of wonder for making dull skin light up and glow. The hype of the HD bug never did bite me but as soon as I seen this kit I knew it was about time to jump into the world of HD makeup!
For now I’ll leave you with the video showing application and general information about the kit.
Expect the Muse’s review very soon!
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