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FaceFront Cosmetics Review

The Muse reviewed FaceFront Cosmetics for you a few months ago. She wasn’t particularly delighted with the shadows she hauled at that time but she was pretty thrilled with the quality of their blushes.


She did decide to brave the shadow front again recently and haul a few more blushes!

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As I mentioned I’m quite a fan of the FaceFront Cosmetics Cheek UP Blush. They make a mighty fine mineral blush plus the colors are unique and different compared to other e-tailer blush companies around which has me going back again and again as they release new shades. I can’t begin to say enough good things about these blushes and I highly rec nabbing some. The two I got this time around were Frawn Prawn and I’m Faunally Yours. Frawn Prawn is a nice hot bubblegum pink shade with a tiny hint of a shimmer where as I’m Faunally Yours is sheer true pink. Out of the two I’m Fanually Yours was a fast favorite. At first glance I was super worried this was going to be too sheer but turns out it’s a fantastic dupe for NARS Angelika (right down to the shimmer). It gives my cheeks a delightful pinch of pink that I’m loving for a fresher look. Both shades are nice and pigmented. I’m quite happy with the two. These are $16 USD each for a healthy amount (12g).


I also got one shadow in Kept Coral. This was a much better purchase than the past shadows I tried from FaceFront but I didn’t like it too much since it was matte. However, pigmentation was way better than the shadows I got with my last order and it’s quite a nice Summer shade. It’s a fiery coral color which has faint shimmer but for the most part it applies a tad on the matte side (which accounts for my dislike).


All in all I’m quite pleased with this second order and I’m always open to what FaceFront Cosmetics has in store for us in the future! Likey! Check out those blushes I loves ‘em!

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Demeter Fragrance: The Wild and Crazy Fragrances

The Muse loves how innovative Demeter Fragrance is. Particularly when they are busy introducing fragrances that smell like..a funeral home?

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Gotta love it!

Jump ahead for the sweet smell of strange!

If you’re looking for unique you probably should head over to Dememter Fragrances, they have unique, wild, crazy, and a little strange on the back burner waiting for you!

Check below for some of the crazy blends the Muse wonders about (who buys this stuff anyway?).

You’d be lying if you said you never ate paste or sniffed glue. I remember in second grade we’d eat the craft paste our art teacher had in big jumbo size tubs. I also recall sniffing glue because it smelled so good, not for the buzz….honest! Re-live your youth with Demeter Glue!

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I’m not partial to the delightful scent of Play-Doh but Demeter obviously thinks some people are!

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Turpentine? Holy cow that’s some serious high!

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I love seafood, who doesn’t? But my love does not extend to smelling like it. Thanks but no thanks.

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Embalming fluid comes to mind….is that macabre?

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I believe you’ll need a bit of Dirt with that Funeral Home! What? It’s the next logical step I’m told.

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I can get on board with the scent of crayons! Who didn’t love the smell of a freshly opened pack of crayolas? That was what loved smelled like when I was five year’s old!

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I think it’s safe to say they pretty much got it all covered. Now I’m just waiting for them to introduce shrimp scampi, a meatball sub and gas. I’d so buy gas!

Name a few crazy blends you think Demeter should take on!

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Too Faced Summer 2009: Too Faced Pinch My Petals Blush Review, Swatches, and Photos

As part of it’s Summer 2009 Collection Too Faced introduced three new stand alone blushes entitled Pinch My Petals Blush.

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Click below for the review and more photos!

I love that Too Faced has extended their rather cute, retro glam girl packaging to their single product cosmetics. They normally reserve this style packaging for their popular Quickie Palettes so I’m quite delighted that they created three single blushes in this design. I’m actually hopeful that this could set the wheels in motion for them to extend themselves further on such packaging. Each blush features a different pin up girl, too cute! These are a flip style durable cardboard compact with mirror. Too Faced Pinch My Petals Blush ($19.50 USD) is available in three shades so far which are Pinch My Petals (sheer pink), Mocha Mi Amore (muddy brown), and Papa Don’t Peach (peach/coral).

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If I’m honest I really didn’t like Mocha Mi Amore or Pinch My Petals. Mocha Mi Amore was terribly dark on me and quite muddy, not a flattering shade at all. And Pinch My Petals was too sheer to really enjoy and a tad on the chalky side as well. The real star of the collection is Papa Don’t Peach which could pass for a subdued Orgasm-like shade. The pigmentation was lacking a tad bit on both Mocha Mi Amore and Pinch My Petals plus the matte finishes just weren’t working in the least for this Muse however Papa Don’t Peach definitely had a nice slightly shimmery finish with plenty of pigmentation, quite a lovely Summer shade.

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Overall, I love the packaging, liking the price (not too bad a deal at $19.50) but was a tad disappointed only one of the three shades worked for me. As I mentioned I look forward Too Faced possibly introducing other items with this style packaging, that much is a big win for me.

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Sephora Catalog Summer 2008: Sephora Fantasea

The Sephora Catalog Summer 2009 should be wingin’ it’s way to your mail box soon, if it hasn’t already. It’s considerably smaller than years past but quite nice none the less.


I’m not particularly excited about the items in the catalog but I do so admit I’m thrilled with the theme which is entitled Fantasea. I’m partial to mermaids and the mysteries the ocean holds so this is right up my alley. With plenty of aquatic eye looks and really great model images I was simply enthralled with the catalog although as I mentioned there was nothing makeup wise that caught my attention in a major way.

Without further babble from me check out some of the pictures I snapped of the catalog!



Well done Sephora, the Muse loves it! With the economy slowly, very slowly on the up rise Sephora managed to create quite a nice little catalog for Summer ’09. I do so look forward to seeing the updates on the website soonish plus any videos or tutorials they might be generous enough to share with us, as the Muse always wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up!

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Musings of the Day: Wipe It All Off!

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The Muse is blessed with so many incredible friends in her life but she does so wish she had more that were into makeup that way she could debate MAC Makeup Remover Wipes.

The Muse freaking loves the topic of these wipes. She adores people that go on and on about how wonderful they are, mind you the Muse thinks they are pretty special too but….

It irritates the holy hell out of me that people say these bloody things take it ALL off. But…but…but how? I love them with a passion. They don’t dry my skin out, smell amazing, make my skin feel moisturized, and remove my makeup….

HOWEVER….

They do a crap job on waterproof mascara. So technically speaking they do not get it all off yet many a fan will insist they remove EVERYTHING.

Why jebus why!

I’ve honestly never had any success getting off waterproof mascara with these. I even seen one very popular youTuber say they took of MAC Liquidlast….she must be using a different wipe than I am or she’s on crack…no freaking way are these doing that unless I scrub my eye with it like it’s a brillo pad.

Damn.

That’s my two dollar rant of the day.

Love ‘em, just wish they’d do a better job with waterproof mascara and wish everyone who says they take off everything wouldn’t say that.

But you can say whatever you like in my comment box.

Spill it!

What do you think of these wipes?

It’s ok the Muse will still love you long time if you say they take off waterproof mascara…although it might be a tiny bit harder to do so after you admit that but love you she will.

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